Activities in your local area
The Healthy Hub East Herts is on the road and are running a series of monthly drop-in sessions at libraries across the district so that residents can visit to talk in person about anything they feel they would like support with.
|Bishop's Stortford Library||
|12 noon - 2:00pm|
|10:00am - 12 noon|
|2:00pm - 4:00pm|
|2:00pm - 4:00pm|
|2:00pm - 4:00pm|
Monday 25 December.
Ware Christmas Together (For residents in Ware and surrounding villages, includes Hertford)
Christmas Together has been going for over 20 years, originally set up by Ware Churches together. It provides delicious food, company, warmth and a memorable Christmas Day for those who would otherwise be on their own. They can offer transport and can also deliver to people in their homes for those who find it difficult to get out.
Cost is donations based. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last sign up is by 12 December.
Kissing it Better Calendar for over 55s
For a fantastic monthly visual calendar of social, physical activities and hobbies which are available to people aged 55 and over in Bishop's Stortford and surrounding areas, please click the below link.
Monday to Friday every day.
Local Social coffee mornings and activities.
Local Social is a community network that brings people together to support each other to make social connections in the town of Ware. They organise events like coffee mornings to bring people together for friendship and activities.
Cost is free. For more information of venues and time contact Andy Cooke at email@example.com or call on 07399 193156
The Hadham's Community Hub
A fantastic array of local activities for those living in the Hadham's and Bishop's Stortford area. The Little Hadham Village Hall hosts a Warm Welcome Cafe, Mum's Matter Group, a monthly Bereavement Cafe, Gardening Club, Bowls Club and so much more.
Herts Musical Memories - Singing Groups for people living with dementia
Herts Musical Memories delivers vibrant therapeutic singing sessions for those living with dementia and their carers.
Tuesday 5, 12 and 19 December.
Sele Community Centre, Hertford, SG14 1HZ from 14:00pm - 15:30pm
Thursday 7, 14 and 21 December.
Havers Community Centre, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 3GR from 11:30am - 13:00pm
To book a free trial session call 0208 9505757
Wednesday 13 December
Dementia Friendly Hub - St Andrew's Centre Church Hall, Hertford, SG14 1HZ
A fantastic information, support and advice session for people with memory difficulties or friends, family and carers.
This runs at St Andrew's Centre Church Hall between 12:00pm - 14:00pm
Please feel free to drop in at any times that suits you to discuss any needs and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee.
Services for Young People
For details of fantastic young people's activities and projects taking place across different East Herts Town venues please click the link below.
For details of a wide variety of clubs and social activities for all ages in the Hertford area, click the Active East Herts Activity Finder below.
Thursday 7 and 14 December
In partnership with Home Instead Charities, Companionship Cafes are running in Bishop’s Stortford every Friday.
The Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Church are inviting unpaid carers to join the group every Thursday from 13:30pm-15:30pm.
The New Apton centre is inviting older adults looking for friendship, connections and creativity to join its Companionship Cafes every Friday 10.30am-12.00pm.
Tuesday 5, 12 and 19 December
Expression Through Art 13:00pm - 15:00pm at the Skills and Learning Centre in Hertford, SG14 1AL
A sustainable art course provided by Community Alliance offering the chance to have a healthy outlet and an alternative way to communicate and express your feelings. No knowledge or skills needed and bring along any old material to transfer into your own piece of art.
Cost is free. For more information and booking contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07487 245992
Friday 8, 15 and 22 December.
Knitting and Crochet 10:00am - 12:00pm at the Nigel Copping Community Building in Hertford, SG12 8GA
If you would like a warm drink and a chat, and to stay for some lunch, come and join the Community Alliance Knitting and Crochet group. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability.
Cost is free. For more information and booking contact email@example.com or call on 0300 123 1034
Hertfordshire Health Walks host a variety of free walks that are led by trained volunteers.
Join the recently established walk in Sele on Thursdays at 10am to enjoy a safe and sociable 1 mile walk. Meet outside the Network Homes' Building Carlton Court, Windsor Drive, Hertford, SG14 2EG
Wednesday 6, 13 and 20 December.
Strength & Balance Classes 10:00am - 13:30pm - 14:30pm at the Hornsmill Community Centre, Cecil Road, Hertford, SG13 8HS
Designed for individual's wanting to improve their strength and balance while learning new exercises to maintain independence. Come and meet others in your community.
Suitable for those who haven't exercised before or are experiencing a decline in their physical ability.
Cost is free. For more information or to book on, please call Suzina on 07930 302102
Friday 1 December and weekly thereafter.
Walking Football 14:00pm - 14:45pm
Walking Football sessions are running at Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre in Bishop's Stortford. Come and join the fun on the 3G football pitches where sessions are open to all genders for all ages.
Cost is £3.70. For more information contact NeilGilmore@everyoneactive.com
The Secret Space provides a welcoming space for Yoga and Meditation, Pilates, Holistic Therapies and a programme of volunteering and training opportunities for people who have overcome great difficulties.
The Bishop's Stortford LGBTQIA+ Social group is open to anyone from the LGBTQIA+ community and has events in Stortford town for all those from the area and surrounding towns. A variety of regular get togethers are organised for all interests from pub nights, support groups, game nights, quiz nights and meals out.
Wednesday 6 and 13 December.
Sugar Foot Boxing Academy Sessions by Future Living 17:00pm - 18:00pm
A therapeutic boxing club for young people aged 11-17. Sessions run during term time only.
Cost is free. Click for more information and sign up
Cancel Out Cancer
Cancer Out Cancer (CoC) is public campaign developed with patient members and supported by MacMillan Cancer Support. The CoC initiative first originated in East and North Hertfordshire in 2019, and strives to expand this message to wider communities across the UK.
The volunteer-led CoC campaign aims to not only improve people's understanding of cancer, but also encourage everyone to take action to promote their health. This can then be taken one step further by our participants spreading the message with their friends, family, colleagues and neighbours
Cancel Out Cancer offer a variety of online information sessions, champion training, online support groups and much more.
Wednesday 6 December and weekly thereafter 9:30am - 10:15am
Fella’s Fitness at Bishop's Stortford Swifts Football Club is our men’s only programme for local chaps aged 55 and over to come together, get a bit fitter and meet new people in an informal, friendly environment. Jacqui will lead you through exercises specifically designed for the older gent such as cardiovascular health (heart and lung function), core stability (abdominal muscles ) and build strength.
Cost £6 per session. For more information
Monday 4 (online), Wednesday 6 (in person) and Friday 1 (in person) December and weekly thereafter.
Fella's Fitness in Hertford at The Pioneer Hall. Drop in to Hertford, where we run regular fitness classes throughout the year. Our Fellas Fitness class is welcoming, invigorating and you’ll have a few laughs as we workout! The session is geared to the more distinguished gent (over 50), but it’s not essential! We’ll welcome any fella, who’s keen to build or retain their fitness.
Wednesday 6 December and weekly thereafter.
Ladie's Keep Fit in Hertford at The Pioneer Hall. Drop in to Hertford, Our Ladies Cardio & Core Class is designed to give you an all over body workout to improve cardio output, followed by some mat work to increase strength and flexibility.
Cost £6 per session. For more information and booking contact Irene Gibson.
Thursday 7 December and weekly thereafter 9:15am
Buntingford Dance Fit Exercise Class at Seth Ward Centre. Anyone can dance come along join in and improve your fitness and have fun.
Cost £6 per session. For more information and venues
Tuesday 5 December and weekly thereafter 9:15am
Bishop's Stortford Dance Fit Exercise Class at United Reformed Church Hall, Water Lane, Bishop's Stortford anyone can dance come along join in and improve your fitness and have fun.
Cost £6 per session. For more information and venues