Out and about with YMCA Surbiton
Excursions, walks, meet ups and more…
Our fortnightly walks start from YMCA Surbiton, leaving promptly at 10am and returning mid-afternoon. They are free of charge and you will need to pay for your own expenses, such as transport and refreshments. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in good enough health to participate in these walks.
Wednesday February 15; Brenda’s Mystery Walk
Our new leader takes us by train and overground to one of her favourite walks. [About 4 miles, flat and paved.]
Wednesday March 1; Chiswick on Thames
We take the bus to Chiswick, then walk along the riverside to Putney, crossing at Hammersmith Bridge. Lunch in Putney and a return home by bus. [About 4.5 miles, flat but may be muddy in places.]
Wednesday March 15; The Valley of the River Crane
This walk follows the River Crane from Hanworth to Twickenham, through Crane Valley Park. We travel by bus to the start and by bus again after lunch in Twickenham. [About 3.5 miles, flat and probably muddy.]
Excursions are a great way of getting out and about, visiting beautiful places as well as socialising with friends and meeting new people. Join us on a monthly excursion with pick up from YMCA Surbiton at 9.30am. Trips are limited to 14 spaces so book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Thursday 16 February: Hall Place and Gardens
Sitting on the banks of the River Cray in Bexley, Hall Place is a stunning Tudor House with beautiful grounds to match. It was built in 1537 by wealthy merchant and former Lord Mayor of London, Sir John Champneys. The house has undergone a few renovations over the years due to various owners which have only added to the beauty and history of the house. The gardens include the remains of a watermill and a highly fashionable pleasure garden amongst other things. On site you can also enjoy a butterfly jungle, plant shop, gift shop and the delicacies offered at the Riverside café whilst looking out over the gardens and river.
Senior Social Members, £ 21; Non-members, £24
Thursday 23 March: Capel Manor Gardens
First established in the late 13th century, the beautiful gardens stretch over 30 acres. They surround a picturesque Georgian Manor House and Victorian Stables. There is so much to enjoy over the day including but not limited to a Japanese garden, The Queen Mother’s garden, Sunflower Street, Le Jardin De Vincent, Growing Together in Faith garden, Koi Pond and Italianate Maze. For a break from exploring you can enjoy hot and cold food and drink in the Terrace restaurant or peruse the Hessayon visitor centre and gift shop. Bring your best walking shoes to make the most of exploring.
Senior Social Members, £ 20; Non-members, £23
An annual senior social membership fee of £25 is required to be eligible for the discounted members rate (see below).
On the last Friday of every month we get together to enjoy a traditional two-course meal, entertainment, a raffle and some fun and friendship. All for just £8 a head.
- Friday January 27 – Quiz
- Friday February 24 – Games
- Friday March 31 – Guest Speaker
Every Monday join us for coffee and games between 10am–12 noon at Surbiton Café with Nicky or at our ‘Teapot’ event every Wednesday with Joyce between 2.30pm–4pm. Enjoy each other’s company and catch up on the week’s events.
Love to sing and meet new people? The choir meets every Wednesday, 7–8.30pm. There is no audition and it’s free – just turn up! For more information contact Katy Treharne 07976 89768
Exercise is important during all life stages and our Health and Wellbeing Team would be happy to help you find a class right for you.
For up to date prices please contact Reception on 020 8390 0148
Senior Social Membership
The Senior Social Membership costs £25 a year and as well as the fitness class discount, includes a 15% discount on senior trips and activities and on food and drink in the cafe at YMCA Hawker (excluding pre-packaged items).
An Active Kingston Card is available to anyone aged over 60 and living in the Kingston Borough. It entitles you to discounted use of leisure Centres in the Borough during certain hours. YMCA Hawker is an issuing Centre.