Social activities and workshops
We run a number of activities, trips and workshops for adult carers throughout the year.
Carers tell us that it is good to meet other carers and share their experiences with people who understand. Many new friendships have developed through our social activities.
B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Crafts) Coffee Morning
Our monthly coffee mornings are a chance to take a break, meet new people and make progress on your latest project.
When? Monthly, 10:00am – 12:00pm, (20th April, 18th May, 15th June, 20th July, 17th August, 21st September)
Where? The Noble Centre, 109a Blagdon Road, KT3 4BD
£FREE – tea, coffee and cake will be provided
Strawberry Hill House
This month we shall be visiting Strawberry Hill House. Strawberry Hill House is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture with a wonderful story to tell through its inhabitants, design, collection and restoration. There will be a guided tour of the house and the opportunity to visit the gift or have a tea/coffee in the café.
Tuesday 17th April, 10:00am - 2pm, £5 towards a transport, entry and tour.
‘Introduction to Pilates’
Don’t Tone Alone will be running a ‘one-off’ Introduction to Pilates for KCN Carers. This will be ideal for you if you have never tried Pilates before and interested in finding out what it is all about or perhaps it has been sometime since your last Pilates class and you would like a refresher.
All of our Don’t Tone Alone sessions are friendly and really popular with our carers.
Wednesday 11th April, 10:45am – 11:45am, Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club, KT5 8JT, FREE
Better Bones Talk
This talk will be looking at how to maintain good bone health by diet, exercise and lifestyle choices. The talk is being delivered by The Royal Borough of Kingston’s Better Bone Service.
Monday 23rd April, 10:30am, KCN Office Ewell Road – FREE, tea/coffee and cake afterwards
Craft Club – Modern Calligraphy
At this month’s Craft Club, we will be practicing the art of Calligraphy. Karen will be supporting you practice calligraphy and writing words of inspiration. You will be provided with a calligraphy set which will be yours to take home.
Friday 4th May, 10:00am – 12:00pm, KCN Office – 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth, £4 towards your resources. Tea/coffee and biscuits/cake will be provided.
Royal Albert Hall – Friendship Matinee
This year’s Royal Hall Friendship Matinee is earlier than usual and the theme is ‘Symphonic Rock’. ‘Hear your musical heroes come to life in this must-see show of classic rock anthems and hit songs performed by the amplified Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and rhythm section. This rocking celebration will feature the iconic music of: Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Queen, Take That, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, *Bon Jovi*… and many more!
Tuesday 1st May, 1pm until 5pm
£5 - which includes transport and entry to the matinee
Afternoon Tea – Carers Week special
Let’s kick off Carers Week with a lovely treat. Join us for Afternoon Tea at the Jack’s Kitchen at the Holiday Inn, Portsmouth Road Surbiton. You will be treated to an assortment of finger sandwiches, scones serviced with clotted cream and jam, pastries and cake and of course, tea!
Monday 11th June, starting from 2pm. Please arrive at the Holiday Inn – Kingston, Kingston Tower, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, KT6 5QQ for 1:45pm. FREE.
Carers Meet and Greet
Your opportunity to meet David Still and the Adult Carers Team, who will be talking about carers' rights and the wide variety of support work the KCN Team do. You'll get a chance to chat and ask questions, followed by lunch.
Wednesday 13th June, 10am - 12noon followed by lunch, KCN Office, Tolworth
Craft Club – Beach Huts printed onto a Fabric Bag
This month we shall be printing beach hut images onto the fabric bag using acrylic paints. We shall be providing the bags for you to print on and to take home.
Friday 6th July, 10:00am – 12:00pm, KCN Office – 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth, £4 towards your resources. Tea/coffee and biscuits/cake will be provided.
This year we are going to revisit lovely Whitstable. Whitstable is a beautiful seaside town on the north coast of Kent. Lovely cafes, restaurants and boutique shops – there is a lot of character in Whitstable, which is famous for it’s colourful beach huts.
Thursday 19th July, coach leaving Tolworth Broadway at 9:45am and returning for 4/4:30pm, £5 per carer.
KCN Summer Party!
We are still finalising our plans for the Summer Party – we are hoping to hold a BBQ somewhere lovely in the borough. We have booked in our date, so if you would like to come, book your space so we can let you know what’s happening nearer the time.
Thursday 9th August, £5 per carer, Venue and Time TBC
London Museum of Water and Steam
This month we shall be visiting the London Museum of Water and Steam in Brentford. There will be a guided tour of the museum which will look at the history of the London’s waterworks system, to the present day and future technologies to make sure water reaches the growing population of the city. You will also have a chance to see the museum’s collection of famous steam pumping engines.
Monday 17th September, leaving KCN Office for 10:30am, £5 towards transport, entry and a guided tour.
Craft Club – Basic Crochet
At this month’s Craft Club, we shall be learning how to crochet a small flower. This is ideal for first timers and you will take home your crochet hook and some wool too.
Friday 7th September, 10:00am – 12:00pm, KCN Office – 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth, £4 towards your resources. Tea/coffee and biscuits/cake will be provided.
If you would like more information on our social activities, contact the Wellbeing and Inclusion Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 3559 2824.