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Activity Club

Join us, have fun and meet new friends

Our Activity Club was initially developed and set up in September 2020 as a result of a direct community need to help safely support people back into the community after a lengthy lockdown from the spring of 2020.

Facilitated by Ally and supported by volunteers the Activity Club is aimed at adults who may be experiencing loneliness and who maybe in need of companionship and support in a Covid safe environment.

The club provides a choice of activities including exercise; craft; gardening; discussion and debates as well as skill building opportunities. Ally and the volunteers encourage participants to develop their own sustainable network of support outside of the Activity Club.

Our activity club offers people the opportunity to try new activities, learn new skills, chat, make new friends, share delicious home-cooked meals and laugh together.

One happy participant says “I just can't thank everyone enough for their help, company, for everything. Thank you very much”!

Date and time:

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 - 14:00hrs

Cost

£15 Inclusive of lunch


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Wildlife Walks

Explore the river Otter, its wetlands and habitat

Join us to explore the beautiful River Otter Valley and enjoy the wonderful diversity of wildlife to be found there. Dragonflies, kingfishers, ducks, frogs and butterflies may all be spotted along the way. Walking is a great way to exercise while immersing yourself in nature - both proven to boost wellbeing. Our wildlife walks will give you the chance to meet new people too, and they’re free of charge.

The walks are Grade 1 and 2, which means they are easy to moderate. While mainly on flat ground they may include gentle or moderate slopes, steps and uneven surfaces. All walks start and finish at the Hub at Budleigh. Why not reward yourself at the end of your walk with a drink or tasty snack from our Launchpad Café (all refreshments are purchased at your own expense).

Date and time:

1st Monday of the month 10:30am

Cost:

Free!

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Walk and Talk

A sociable walk with new friends

Walking is great for your health and puts a spring in your step. Walking and talk is a health walk with regular short walks each week. Anyone can turn up and join in. It’s free, fun and friendly.

Our walks offer the chance to explore the outdoors, get to know the local area and meet new friends.

Walk levels

Short level 1 – up to 30 minutes

Local walks on flat ground or gentle slopes with mainly firm surfaces. No steps or stiles.

Medium Level 2 – Approx. 30 – 60 minutes

Walks may include moderate slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and possibly stiles.

Long Level 3 – Approx. 45 – 90 minutes

Walks may include steeper slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and stiles.

We have fully trained Volunteer Walk Leaders and are always looking for more.

Date and Time:

Every Monday 10:30am

General Information

  • Please wear suitable clothing, durable, supportive footwear, and bring a bottle of water. As these are health walks, we ask that you do not smoke during the walk.
  • Most walks include a social coffee stop either during or at the end of the walk, at the walker’s own expense.
  • Walk Leaders may need to cancel a walk at short notice due to weather conditions, but would always be at the start point to notify walkers. Walkers do so at their own risk.
RS8115 pp

Table Tennis

Social table tennis in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere

Paddles at the ready! Table tennis is a sport for everyone and our friendly table tennis group is all about the social and non-competitive element of the game.

Our players are of all ages and abilities and volunteers are on hand to offer general support and direction for all users.

Date and Time:

Monday 10:00 to 11:00

Cost:

£2 with first session free

Following government guidance this will be split into two sessions (10:00 -10:45 and 11:00-11:45) limited to six participants. Booking required

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Let's Talk Sport

Love talking about sport with like-minded people?

Our friendly group meet regularly for a cup of tea and toast, to share interesting stories and sporting memories. This helps to build friendship, reduce loneliness and improve your health and happiness. We cover a wide variety of sports and topics.

Date and time:

First Wednesday of every month

Cost:

£2

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Starting in August

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Film Club

If you love a good film in the company of others then our Film Club is for you. We screen a varied genres of films to reflect all tastes and interests.

The club is facilitated by volunteers who are on hand to provide refreshments.

Date and time:

Last Thursday of the month

Cost:

£3

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UPCOMING FILMS:

October 7th – A Street Cat Named Bob

November 4th – The Keeper

December 2nd – The Founder

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Let's Cook

Small and friendly cooking sessions

Join our small friendly hands-on community cooking sessions in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. Learn how to cook healthy tasty dishes on a budget.

Whether a complete beginner or just need new ideas, everyone’s welcome.

When

Every second Wednesday 11:00 - 13:30

Where

The Norman Centre Station Rd Budleigh

Cost

£5 per session which includes ingredients and a shared lunch

New sessions start on 29th September

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Craft Club

Whatever your crafting passion, join the club!

Bring along an existing project, start something new or just come along for some chat, tea and cake.

When

Last Thursday of every month at 2.30pm

Where

Budleigh Hub

Cost

£2 per session which includes tea and cake

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First session on 19th August 2021

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Budleigh Community Allotment

Do you enjoy gardening? Are you interested in allotment growing?

Why not get involved with our small group to create a thriving community allotment. We welcome people of all ages whether experienced or complete beginner.

When

Tuesdays at 10am -12 midday

Where

Community plots, Greenway Gardens, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6SW.

Tools provided. Please bring your own gardening gloves.

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Volunteers

£206,000

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