Cottage Day Centre


Our Cottage Day Centre is a delightful, homely converted bungalow with spacious grounds in the rural parish of Fawkham, Kent. Located halfway between Sevenoaks and Dartford the centre is operated for the benefit of older residents of varying dependencies who live in its catchment area.

The Cottage is open Monday to Friday when clients are welcomed by our staff for hot lunches and a range of shared activities and visiting services.

Our popular drivers pick up and drop off our clients from home as part of a door-to-door service in wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Family, friends and carers are also welcome to drive our clients themselves directly to The Cottage.


The Day Centre has a lounge looking out onto our spacious and lawned back garden, two dining rooms, a library, a quiet room and a clinical room for visiting services. We have free wi-fi for clients and will soon be providing IT learning facilities.

RACDV has ambitious and exciting plans to redevelop The Cottage to accommodate more clients and provide a wider range of activities in improved, more spacious facilities. Click here to read about our plans.

On-site services

Fresh, home-cooked 2-course lunches, teas, coffees, visiting chiropody and eye-care, visiting shoe-fitting service, free Internet information search and visiting book and shop goods sales.

Other services

We also work very closely with other charities in the area that provide other services that includes home care assessments and bespoke car journeys. To find out about these and all our services please click here to complete our enquiry form or call 01322 668106 between 9.30am and 3.00pm.


Activities designed to engage and entertain our clients are held throughout the year and include:

  • Companionship
  • Conversation and making new friends
  • Birthday parties and seasonal celebrations
  • Visiting theatre groups
  • Lending Library and reading room
  • Arts and crafts
  • Knitting Circle
  • The ever-popular bingo.


Centre Opening Hours

The centre is generally open to clients from 9.30 am – 2.30pm Mondays to Fridays and closed on public holidays and weekends and between Christmas and New Year. Please click here to enquire about services at The Cottage Day Centre

How to Find The Cottage

The Cottage Day Centre, 100 Brands Hatch Park, Scratchers Lane, Fawkham, Kent DA3 8PU

Tel:  01474 879473

By road:

From the A20 Swanley Roundabout take the A20 south towards West Kingsdown. After approximately 3 miles at Gorse Hill turn left onto Scratchers Lane. Continue for 0.8 miles and The Cottage will be on your right hand side at the top of the hill approximately 150 yards BEFORE your reach the Paddock entrance to the Brands Hatch Racing Circuit.

From the A20 at West Kingsdown turn at the Portobello Inn pub turn onto Fawkham Road and continue northwards for approximately 1.8 miles and you will reach The Cottage at the top of the hill on the left, approximately 150 yards AFTER the Paddock entrance to Brands Hatch Racing Circuit.

Cottage Gallery

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