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Social and leisure activities

Cranham Over 60s Club

Cranhan Social Centre. Every Thursday from 1pm to 3pm. 

Entertainment, dancing and more.

Contact: 0208 593 5625

Frindship Club for over 55s

When: Every Thursday

Time: 10am to 11am

Where: Romford Shopping Hall, 43 Market Place, Romford, RM1 3AB


Havering Over 50s Forum

When: Second Tuesday of the month

Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Contact: www.Havo50Forum.org


RGCA Chair Zumba

When: Thursday 

Time: 2pm - 2:45pm

Contact: www. rgcasc.org


Senior Citizen Pillate Classes

Where: Emerson Park Community Assembly hall, Slewins Lane, Hornchurch, 

Day: Monday   Time: 11am - 12pm 

Where: Hornchurch Conservative Club, North Street, Hornchurch

Day: Tuesday Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Day: Friday Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Where: Tweedway Hall, Tweedway Rise Park, 

Day: Wednesday  Time 10:30m - 11:30am

Contact: 07722174210   email: beverleycracknel@btinternet.com


Tapestry- Walking Football

Day: Mondasy   Time: 12pm - 1pm

Day: Thursdays  Time 7pm - 8pm

Contact: www.tapestry-uk.org


Epilepsy Action Romford Coffee and Chat Group

Day: Third Wednesday of the month

Time: 12pm - 2pm

Contact: 07704979654


Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association (HASWA)

Yoga Class: Monday and Wednesday 10am - 11:30am

Lunch Club: Wednesday 12pm - 2pm

Fitness Fusion: Thursdays 11:30am - 12:30pm

Bollywood Dancing: Tuesdays 11:30 - 12:30pm

Coffee Stop: Thursday 11am - 1pm

Punjabi Class Thursday 6pm - 7:30pm

Contact: www.haswa.org.uk


Parkingson's Uk Havering and District Branch Romford Brain Injury Support Group

When: third Thursday of the month

Time: from 7pm to 8:30pm 

Where: YMCA 29 Rush Green Road, Romford, RM7 0PH


Yoga & Mindfulness 

Gentle movement, seated meditation practice and relaxation. 

Where: 410 Brentwood Road, Gidea Park, Romford, RM2 6DH

Time: 9:30am - 12pm

Dates: Saturday 8 September 2018, Saturday 13 October 2018, Saturday 17 November 2018

Cost: £40


Atte Bower Short Mat Bowls Club

When: Bower Hall, Wellingtonia Avenue, Havering-atte-bower, RM4 1QP

Day: Monday   Time: 7:15pm - 10pm

Day: Thursday  Time: 9:15am - 12pm

Beginners Welcome

Contact: Tel: 706833   website: www.attebowerbowls.weebly.com


Hardleigh House Short Mat Bowls Club

Day: Mondays & Tuesday

Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Day: Thursday & Friday 

Time: 10am - 12pm


Havering 90 Joggers

Day: every Tuesday and Thursday 

Time: from 7pm

Where: meet at Abbs Cross Sports Centre

Membership from 18 years upwards. All abilities welcome to run courses provided.

Contact: www.H90J.org.uk 


50+ Exercise Movement and Dance

An exercise, Movement & Dance class to help keep you flexible, mobile and improve strength.

When: Every Wednesday during school term

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Where: at St Laurence Church Hall, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster.



Havering BME Forum Community Cultural Celebration

Day: Saturday 20 October 2018

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Opening by: Mayor Dilip Patel

Community event, featuring kids, entertainment, performers, food from various cultures, health and wellbeing stall and more.



A social club for single/widowed/divorced people age 40-70.

Where: meet at Harrow Lodge Bowls Club, Hornchurch

Day: on the first Tuesday of the month

Time: 8pm

Contact email: gadabouts@live.co.uk


Diabetes UK- Havering Group

Day: Third Monday of the month (except August and January)

Where: North Street Halls, Hornchurch

Tel: 935779



Haven Ladies Club

Day: Alternate Tuesdays

Time: 8pm – 10pm

Contact: www.rgcasc.org


Havering Active Tea Dance

Day: Thursday

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Contact email: dancingrita@hotmail.co.uk


Havering Dementia Carers Support Group

A Dementia Carers group run by Carers for Carers.

Day: Every Monday (except Bank Holidays)

Time: 10:30am – 12pm

Where: 2A Newmarket Way, Hornchurch, RM12 6DS

Contact: 07811344523   email: pam.shippen@gmail.com


St John Ambulance Harold Hill and Harold wood Unit

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Contact email: doug.croxall@sja.org


Train AID-Level2 Emergency First Aid at work course

Day: first Saturday of the month

Time: 9am – 3:30pm



British Sign Language Group

Where: Romford Library

Day: second Friday of the month

Time: 12:30pm – 2pm

Chargeable event: £2 members / £3.50 non members per session.


Listening Group

Adult listening to books on CDs

Where: Rainham Library

Day: first Tuesday of the month

Time: 10am


Reading Group for Adults

Where: Collier Row Library

Day: first Wednesday of the month

Time: 11am

Day: Thursday   Time: 7pm – 7:30pm

Where: Elm Park Library

Day: first Thursday of the month and first Friday of the month

Time: 6:30pm (for Thursday)  10:30am (for Friday)

Where: Gidea Park Library

Day: second Thursday of the month

Time: 6:45pm – 7:45pm (every other month)

Where: Harold Wood Library

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm (approx. every 4 weeks)


Shirley Tours

Provides Coach Trips around the country at affordable price throughout the year. 

if you are interested in any trips please contact Shirley Ward on:


HOME:  01708 227884  

MOBILE: 07966 146956

E-mail: shirley@shirleytours.co.uk

Website: http://www.shirleytours.co.uk


Adult Day Service

  • Carers Trust EHHR now provides an Adult Day Service for two sessions (Wednesday and Thursday) at our venue the Living Well Resource Centre, 372 Chadwell Heath Lane, Romford. RM6 4YG
  • Each session runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm.  There are two Care Support workers at each session that collect clients from their homes and bring them to the venue.
  • There is a maximum of 8 clients at each session.
  • Refreshments throughout the day and a light lunch for all clients.
  • There is be a rolling ten weeks activity programme for the client to participate in each week.  The clients are able to participate in stimulating activities together which are tailored to suit the interest and needs of the group.
  • Our organisation is registered with The Care Quality Commission and has the rating of ‘Good’ in all areas.
  • Prior to being offered a place on the group, each client is assessed for suitability and their suitability are reviewed regularly.  The cost to the client for each session is £50 inclusive of transport and lunch.

For more information click HERE

Carers Trust EHHR  has a wide range of services available for those caring for someone with Dementia and memory loss.



Care packages from Tapestry are tailor made with our clients to allow them to keep their independence and stay in their own home for longer.  Our specially trained staff will create a person centred care plan that provides our clients with a care package that meets their individual needs and delivers on their expectations. Click HERE for more information


Free swimming

Hornchurch leisure centre:

Tuesdays between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
Wednesdays between 1.30pm and 3pm.
Saturdays between 4.35pm and 6pm
Sundays between 12.05pm to 1pm

Central Park leisure centre: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 1.30pm and 2.30pm and 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Chafford Sports complex: Thursdays between 6pm and 7.30pm.

Only a limited number of swimmers can be accommodated at the Chafford Sports Complex. The centre runs a 'first come, first served' policy.

Free badminton and squash

Along with the free swimming, there is also free badminton (Hornchurch Leisure Centre and Central Park Leisure Centre) and free squash (Hornchurch Leisure Centre only), subject to timings.


Hornchurch leisure centre: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1.30pm and 2.45pm

Central Park leisure centre: Mondays and Wednesdays between 11am and 1pm


Hornchurch leisure centre: Mondays between 2.20pm and 3.40pm

The squash courts offer two 40 minute sessions.

Please note: The Management reserves the right to change or cancel any of these sessions without prior notice, although notice will be provided in advance where possible to do so. To find out more about these activities please click HERE


Arts in Havering

Havering's year round programme of arts and entertainment, includes events, concerts and activities at Fairkytes Arts Centre, music tuition at Havering Music School, performances at the Queens Theatre and numerous outdoor arts festivals and exhibitions.

Fairkytes Arts Centre and Fairkytes Live

Fairkytes Arts Centre is a friendly community arts centre based in the heart of Hornchurch. It offers a wide range of arts, crafts and performance activities for adults and children as well as regular concerts under the Fairkytes Live banner, including opportunities for local talent to perform.

Rooms, studios and performance spaces are available for hire and Fairkytes hosts a large number of clubs and societies. There is also a craft gallery and shop selling work created by local craftspeople.

Arts festivals and events

Havering's annual cultural programme includes the Havering Arts Festival, the Langtons Summer Concert, Music for a Winter's Night season of classical and chamber music, Havering Music School concerts and community events hosted by the Queen's Theatre.

Full details of upcoming events: Events Calendar


Regular exhibitions are held at the following venues:

  • Fairkytes Arts Centre
  • Queens's Theatre
  • Hornchurch and Upminster Libraries
  • Brentwood Road Gallery



Job Club at Romford Library - Every Friday

Anyone of any age living in the London Borough of Havering, who is actively looking for work and is not on a ‘Government Work Programme’ is welcome to join.

Held every Friday from 10am till 1pm between 17 November 2017 and 31 December 2020

Location: Romford Central Library, , St Edwards Way,



Cost: Free to attend


Mindfulness, Meditation, Pranayam with light Yoga - Weekly from 22 September 2017

Improved sleep, quieter mind, breathing exercises that both energises and relaxes the body for greater health. Classes run every Friday.

Held every Friday from 11:30am till 12:45pm between 22 September 2017 and 22 September 2018

Cost: £3

Contact telephone number : 01708 522789

Email : office@haswa.org.uk


Sewing Club - Weekly from 22 September 2017

Stitch and Sew classes every Friday

Held every Friday from 1pm till 3pm between 22 September 2017 and 22 September 2018


Cost: £2.50


Social Dance Classes at ACS Dance Club

Beginners social ballroom and Latin classes

Held every Friday from 7:30pm till 8:30pm between 20 April 2018 and 21 April 2019

Location: ACS Dance Club

Cost: £9.50


Yoga - Weekly from 20 October 2017

Benefits Healthy body, Fun, Better Energy, Controls Stress, Flexibility and Vitality. Classes run every Wednesday.

Held every Friday from 10am till 11:30am between 20 October 2017 and 20 October 2018

Location: Greenfields, Kilmartin Way, Elm Park RM12 5NB

Cost: £3