The Grenfell Club started life over forty years ago in a large house in Redcar with about a dozen children attending along with parents and interested people. Members of the Cleveland Society (MENCAP) felt that there was a need somewhere for their children to have a couple of hours recreation on their own. This at the same time would provide parents and carers with some much needed respite. Many of the original children still attend the Grenfell and have seen it grow over the years.
The Grenfell became so popular with an ever growing membership that a larger building had to be found. In the early 1970's the present building was built and officially opened in 1972 by Lord and Lady Grenfell. The Club has prospered and expanded providing leisure activities for its 250 members from all over the borough and beyond. The club opens five nights a week offering a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Members enjoy a wide variety of activities including, Arts and Crafts, Healthy Eating, Wii Fit & Singstar, Multi-Sensory Room, Discos, Coffee Bar, Soft Play, Football Training, Quiz's, Walks and a Snooker & Pool Room. These are just a few activities the Grenfell provides. Check out the full programme by contacting the Club. We have had our own Football and Swimming teams which, over the years, have been successful in local leagues and competitions. In the past we have also provided outward bound weekends and day trips.
In 2012 the Club relocated to a purpose built building in Grant Street, Redcar.
If you have never visited come along one evening. If you are a parent, carer or interested in volunteering, you will always receive a warm and friendly welcome.