Somerstown Family Hub is a different building to Somerstown Hub Community Centre (but it’s only a 5-minute walk if you end up in the wrong place!) It’s located on Omega Street behind Ark Ayrton Primary Academy and just off Blackfriars Road.

It offers spaces for activities and stay and play groups, or to meet with professionals such as midwives and health visitors. The Hub has a fantastic team of staff who are there to answer any questions you have and help link you up to the right activities and support.

How to get there


Postcode: PO5 4LP

The entrance to Somerstown Family Hub is on Omega Street, but you can walk through from the alleyway on Blackfriars Road next to Ark Ayrton Nursery. The Family Hub has a circular blue sign by the entrance, and there is a small car park but parking is limited.

Your Family Hub Champion

Family Hub Champions are employed by Home-Start Portsmouth and work across the Portsmouth Family Hub and Start for Life programme.

Your Somerstown Family Hub Champion is Yasmin.

Yasmin stood next to a banner that says 'Welcome to your Somerstown Family Hub'

Yasmin joined Home-Start Portsmouth in August 2023 to become a Family Hub Champion. She’s originally from Kent but came to Portsmouth to study Sociology and Criminology and has been here ever since. She’s previously worked for local charity Stop Domestic Abuse and completed her dissertation research into lockdown and the affects on domestic abuse rates.

What's on

Somerstown Family Hub timetable

There are a range of activities taking place at Somerstown Family Hub including:

  • Stay and Play groups for children aged 0-5 years, young mums and families
  • Mobile toy library
  • Breastfeeding drop-in sessions
  • Understanding your baby, and understanding your child’s behaviour parenting courses
  • Birth preparation sessions
  • Baby massage courses
  • Wellbeing groups and drop-in sessions with Solent NHS Trust Families In Mind service

See Somerstown Family Hub timetable.

Families can attend activities and services at any Family Hub in the city. See all Family Hubs timetables.

See what activities and sessions are available:

You can also visit our other Hubs to find out what’s on.

Sessions at Somerstown Family Hub are delivered by a range of partners including Portsmouth City Council, Solent NHS Trust, Home-Start Portsmouth, The Parenting Network, The Breastfeeding Network, Connor’s Toy Library and Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.