What’s On Malling & district clubs, societies & activities

IT IS never too late to make a fresh start by taking up new activities or making new friends. The many clubs and organisations in the Malling Action Partnership area cater for a wide range of interests and offer a warm welcome to newcomers, so why not give them a try? Details of regular meetings are listed on this page.

Mary Rayner collates our community diary with details of various groups and is also compiling a list of special events

in the area in 2017. So if you would like your group or event to be included, please send her all the information, including your contact details.

Please let her know as far in advance as possible so that it may be possible to avoid clashes and maximise the attendances at each event.

Details should be emailed to or call 07772 318330.

West Malling Orchard Group & Kent Orchards for Everyone Project Saturday 23rd September 2-5pm


at Macey’s Meadow Orchard, Norman Road, West Malling Enjoy a taste of our Kentish community orchard at Maceys Meadow, and help celebrate our apple crop.

Bring a picnic. Discover how to make apple juice, help press the apples, sample cakes including apple cakes, and see the unveiling of the winner of the Maceys Meadow new logo competition. Walk around the rest of the meadow which is being restored to Kentish traditional apple and cherry orchard, and wildflower meadows, including our bug hotel! Passing minstrels welcome!

Local clubs and societies have their regular meetings as follows

East Malling Singers rehearse on Wednesday evenings, 8pm to 10pm, at St James the Great Church, East Malling.

Kings Hill Rotary meets every Monday at 7.30pm at the Spitfire pub.

Chip Productions Drama Group meets Fridays at 7.30pm at West Malling village hall.

Malling Photographic Society meets every Tuesday at West Malling village hall at 8pm.

The Heath Players meet at the East Malling Institute, Mill Street, at 8pm on Fridays.

Malling Rotary meets Tuesdays at 6.30pm at Spadework, Teston Road, Offham.

Spadework Farmers’ Market is on the second Saturday of the month from 10am to 1pm at Spadework, Teston Road. For more details, see

Malling Community Choir meets every Tuesday at West Malling Baptist Church, 7.15pm to 8.45pm. £2 per adult, children free.

Wateringbury Flower Club meets every third Wednesday of the month (with the exception of June) at The Institute Hall, East Malling, doors open at 7.00pm for start at 7.45pm.

Malling Stamp Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Clout Institute, West Malling High Street, at 7.30pm.

East Malling Women’s Institute meets at the

East Malling Institute behind the King and Queen pub on the third Monday of every month, 7.45pm to 9.45pm.

LeyARA meets on the second Thursday of the month at 2pm at the Leybourne Village Hall. Speaker, raffle and refreshments.

Crafty Chin-waggers. Craft and chat meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. 19:30 to 23:00 in the Village Hall, Butchers Lane, Mereworth.

Craft and chat group Drop-in. Wednesdays, 10am to noon, East Malling Centre.

Malling Art Society meets every Thursday at Offham village hall, 8pm to 10pm.

Malling District U3A Monthly meetings are held at Ryarsh village hall, starting at 2pm, on the fourth Tuesday of the month throughout the year.

Baby and toddler group meets every Wednesday at St James the Great, East Malling. Lots of fun for all children and babies. Starts at 1.30pm.

Mereworth church children’s choir meets every Wednesday. The children’s choir is a free after- school group which rehearses at 6.30pm. Parents welcome. Conductor: Stephen Thomas, 01732 321114. Y1 and up – no need to pre-book.

Addington Bridge Club meets every Tuesday from 7pm in the sports pavilion, Park Road.

Junior ParkRun The Manor Park, West Malling, Junior ParkRun starts at 9am with a series of 2k runs for children aged four to14, every Sunday.

Adult 5k runs Leybourne Lakes Country Park, Larkfield. Adult 5k runs are held every Saturday, starting at 9am.

The runs are free of charge. Register your details at:

Count 2 13 Bridge Club plays at Offham village hall every Wednesday at 7.15pm. Details Angela 01732 874928.

Malling District Lions Club meet every third Monday in the month in Wealden Hall, Larkfield at 8pm. www.malling


A PARISH walk will be led on Sunday, October 8 by David Thornewell, chairman of East Malling and Larkfield Parish Council.

The circular walk will start from The George Holding Centre Surgery in Chaucer Way, Larkfield at 2.15pm. It will be a flat walk taking in part of the country park and a small area of Birling parish, returning around 4.45pm. All welcome.

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