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Social Activities @ YMCA White House

Out and About with YMCA White House, Hampton

Excursions, walks meet-ups and more.


Our fortnightly walks start from YMCA White House, 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.

Thursday 23 February – Bushy Park

A pleasant walk to and around Bushy Park. We stop for a coffee at the Pheasantry Café, then follow through the Woodland Gardens down to the Thames near The Bell pub. We then catch the 111 back to YMCA White House where we can stay and enjoy a late lunch together. [About 4.5 miles]

Thursday 9 March – Thames up Stream from The Bell

We take the bus to The Bell. Then after crossing the river by ferry, we have a gentle (and sometimes muddy) walk along the Thames upstream. We walk until lunchtime at the riverside pub, The Weir. Following lunch, there’s a bit more walking to the road before we catch the 461 to Hampton Court and then the 111 home. [About 3.5 miles.]

Thursday 23 March – Hampton Court to Kingston and Back

A pleasant walk from Hampton Court to Kingston and back. On the way, we stroll upstream along the river, and come back through the Home Park. There’s a toilet and café stop half way into Kingston. The 111 bus will then take us back to the start, which is also the finish. On our return we can enjoy a late lunch together at YMCA White House. [About 4.5 miles.]

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in good enough health to participate in these walks.


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 by minibus from YMCA White House 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).

Mind, body and spririt

Keeping the mind, body and spirit healthy is important during all life stages and our Health and Wellbeing Team would be happy to advise you all aspects of your wellbeing.

For up to date prices please contact Reception on 020 8979 1884 or email

An annual senior social membership fee of £25 is required to be eligible for the discounted members rate.

Senior Social Membership

For seniors, a Senior Social Membership costs £25 a year and as well as the fitness class discount, offers a 15% discount on community trips and activities and on food and drink in the cafe (excluding pre-packaged items).