Lands Village Hall

The Village

Lands is close to the village of Cockfield and the town of Bishop Auckland. Nearby are the remains of Lands Viaduct and Cockfield Fell.

The Hall

The hall was built in the 1880’s as an infant school. In 1913 the hall was made into a men’s institute and Reading Room. In 1955 it became a village hall.

The size and layout of Lands Village Hall make it an ideal choice for private and business functions and for any group needing a remote private location for interviews or uninterrupted meetings.

The hall is available for hire for:

• Meetings/Seminars
• Corporate Events
• Small Conferences
• Fairs and Sales
• Training
• Rehearsals
• Parties
• Functions
• Sports Classes
• Social Events


Rooms: There are 2 rooms – the hall is 9m x 6m, the kitchen is 2.5m x 4m (approx).

Heating: New efficient electric fan heating is available in the hall.

Maximum Capacity: 120 in main hall, 70-80 seated.

Facilities: This small hall has kitchen space offering a microwave and kettle facilities, with sink, crockery and cutlery. During our refurbishments, we currently do not offer a fridge, hob or oven.

The hall has toilet facilities, including an accessible toilet with alarm.

Equipment: The hall has adequate chairs and tables and there is ample crockery and cutlery available. The hall also benefits from outside spaces managed by Durham County Council in the immediate vicinity, and a wildlife habitat managed by the Trust next to the village green.

Parking: Designated car park with 15-20 spaces available. On–street parking is also available.

Access: Wheelchair access to the hall is available using a temporary ramp for the single small step at the entrance. The ramp is installed for all public events.

Hire Charges:

Whole day0830–1730£54.00£18.00£36.00
Weekend surcharge£ 8.00£ 3.00£ 5.00

Registered Charity Number: 520841


Telephone: 01388 718843


Accessible WC
1 Step / Accessibility ramp

Event Information:

  • Wed

    Zumba Taster at Lands

    10:30 amLands Village Hall

    Have you heard of the new fitness craze sweeping across the world? Do you want to try Zumba® Fitness for the first time, or are you a regular participant?

    Zumba® is an all over body workout using different dance moves, such as salsa, mambo, and many others. It is the fun way to get moving and get fit while enjoying yourself, meeting new friends, and doing something you have probably never done before but will probably want to do again.

    is suitable for all fitness levels and ages, including complete beginners.

    Julie Ann is a local Zumba® trainer and she is offering a FREE 30-minute Zumba® taster session at Lands Village Hall (DL13 5AR) on Wednesday 13 October from 10:30am. Numbers at the free taster are limited, so it is important to book a place in advance to avoid disappointment. If you turn up at the door without a booked place, you will not be able to attend. If you have any questions, or would like to book your place for the free session, call Julie Ann on 07729 629809 as soon as possible.

    If there is enough interest, Julie Ann will hold regular Zumba® Fitness sessions at Lands Village Hall in the future.

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