Move the mouse over any of the categories below to find out more about the range of activities available. Then click on the category to get more detail or scroll down for a full list.

Indoor and outdoor games


Writing, Reading and  literature


Music and Movement

History and our past

Arts, Crafts and Hobbies



Food and drink


Outdoor Pursuits


Discussion Groups 

Ideas for New Groups/Setting up a New Group


There is also a separate series of Short courses

 Alphabetical list of groups

(You can also look for groups by location or by meeting pattern.)

 The list below may include an indication as to whether a group is Full or has Vacancies (F/V).  For further details of the group, please see the group's page and contact the group's leader for any additional information.  If the group is full, you may place your name on the waiting list by contacting the Groups Co-ordinator's Team by clicking here .We will let you know if a vacancy occurs in the future, or we may set up a new, similar, group should sufficient numbers of members show an interest.

The F/V column indicates if a group is  full or has vacancies

V* means that there are vacancies but may only be suitable for those with some previous experience or level of proficiency

F* means currently full but there may be opportunities throughout the year


Group Location and status F/V Meeting Pattern and Time
Architecture 1 Various Locations F 3rd Tuesday 10:00 a.m.
Architecture 2 Various Locations F 4th Thursday
Architecture Appreciation Pettistree F 1st Monday
Architecture - A History of Britain's Buildings  Woodbridge V 2nd Monday 2:00 p.m.
Art Appreciation Various F  2nd  Wednesday 10.00 a.m.
Astronomy 1 Stutton  V 2nd Thursday 10:00 a.m.
Astronomy 2 Stutton  V 2nd Thursday 2:00 p.m.
A-Z of country dancing Woodbridge V 2nd & 4th Fridays 10:00 a.m
Backgammon   Various Location  V  Monthy on
Beaders Snape Maltings  F 2nd Tuesday 2 - 4pm
Behind the Scenes 1 Various Locations  F Monthly on Various days
Behind the Scenes 3 Various Locations F Monthly on Various days
Behind the Scenes 5 Various Locations F Monthly on Various days

Birdwatching Various Locations V Various Various days    
Bridge for improvers  Woodbridge F Weekly Tuesday 2 - 5 pm
Bridge for beginners and restarters   Woodbridge F   Weekly Tuesday 10am - 12.30pm  
Calligraphy Martlesham 2nd and 4th Tuesday  10.00 a.m.
Camera Club Group Various F 2nd Thursday 10.30 p.m.
Canasta  Felixstowe V Weekly Mon,Thur 2:00 p.m.
Carpet Bowls  Felixstowe V 2nd & 4th Monday 1:30 p.m.
First Moves in Chess
Woodbridge V    2nd Thursday 2.45pm 4th Wednesday   10.00am  temporary closure
Church Crawlers 2 Various Locations  F 3rd Friday  10.30 a.m.
Church Crawlers 3  Various locations F 2nd  Friday
Church Crawlers One Various Locations V 2nd Friday
Church Scamps Various Locations V last Tuesday All day
Climate disruption, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Gt Bealings V 3rd Wednesday or Thursday 10:00 a.m.
Computer Mentoring Various Locations Various days
Craft and Chat Martlesham F 2nd Wednesday 11.30 a.m.
Creative Crafters Saxmundham F 2nd Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Creative Crafters 2 Snape V 4th Wednesday 10.00 a.m.
Creative Writing Holbrook  V 2nd & 4th Thursday a.m.
Creative Writing 2  Saxmundham/Leiston F 3rd Wednesday pm
Cribbage   Trimley V    2nd & 4th Tuesday  am  
Croquet Witnesham 1st and 3rd Thursday 2:00 p.m.
Current Affairs Felixstowe 1 Felixstowe V 1st  Friday 10:30 a.m
Current Affairs Felixstowe 2 Felixstowe 4th Wednesday 10.00 a.m
Current Affairs Felixstowe 3      V          
Current and International Affairs Ipswich  I Ipswich  F 3rd Thursday 10:00 a.m.
Current Affairs Ipswich 4 Ipswich V 3rd Monday 10:00 a.m.
Current Affairs Saxmundham  Saxmundham V 4th Friday 2:30 p.m.
Current and International Affairs Ipswich 2 Ipswich V 1st Monday 10:00 a.m.
Current and International Affairs Ipswich 3 Ipswich V 3rd Thursday 10:00 a.m.
Current Affairs Ipswich 5 Ipswich V 1st Monday 11.00am
Current and International Affairs Woodbridge Woodbridge F Fortnightly on Monday 10:00 a.m.
Cycling but not in Lycra   Various locations V as and when      
Ecclesiastical Explorers Various Locations F last Friday Friday
Ecology and Wildlife Various Locations F 3rd Thursday
Enjoying Shakespeare Ipswich V last Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Folk Dancing Levington F 1st and 3rd Friday 10am - 12noon  
Fortgeschrittenes Deutsch  Saxmundham  F Twice Monthly  Monday  2.30 p.m.  
 French Conversation1 Various locations F 1st and 3rd  Wednesday 2.30pm  
 French Conversation 2 Rushmere St Andrew F 2nd and 4th  Wednesday 2.30pm  
French Conversation 3 Various Locations F 3rd Wednesday  2 - 4pm
French Conversation 4 Various Locations F 1st and 3rd  Friday 2.30pm  
French Conversation for Beginners Plus Hollesley V 1st and 3rd  Wednesday 2.30 - 4.00pm
Garden Visits 1 Various Locations F Monthly on  Wed, Thur, Fri
Garden Visits 2 Various Locations F Monthly on  Various days
Garden Visits 3 Various Locations F Monthly on  Various days
Geology 1 Bucklesham V* Weekly  Monday 10.00 am
Geology 2 Various Locations F 2nd  Friday 10.00 am
Geology 3 Various locations V 1st  Wednesday 10.00 am
German Conversation Felixstowe V Fortnightly on  Tuesday a.m
Grow your own fruit and veg Various locations  F 2nd  Friday
Have Fun With Your Camera Various Locations V  4th  Monday 10.00 am
History for Fun Woodbridge F 4th  Thursday 10.00 am
IPad users Various Locations  Various days
In Our Time  Felixstowe V 2nd  Thursday 10.30 am
Italian Conversation Sutton Heath  F Twice monthly  Tuesday 2.15 pm
Knitting for Charity Various Locations V 1st  Thursday  2.00 pm
Local Flora, Fauna & Fungi Various Locations F 4th  Tuesday
Longer Distance Walkers Various Locations F Monthly  Various days
Longer Distance Walkers 2 Various Locations V 2nd  Tuesday
Lunch Club (midweek) Various Locations  F 3rd  Wednesday
Lunch Club (Sunday) 1 Various Locations  F 1st  Sunday
Lunch Club (Sunday) 2 Various Locations  F 3rd  Sunday
Lunch Club (Sunday) 3 Various Locations V 2nd  Sunday
Madrigal singing Felixstowe F 2nd and 4th  Thursday 2.00 pm
Mah Jong Rushmere V 2nd and 4th  Wednesday 2.00 pm
Meditation  Ipswich weekly  Monday & Friday 2.00 pm
Memoirs - Happy Days Group Grundisburgh V 3rd  Thursday 2.00pm
Music Appreciation WB 2 Grundisburgh F 3rd  Friday 2.00 pm
Music Appreciaton in Felixstowe Felixstowe  V Fortnightly on  Thursday 2.00 pm
Novels and Natters 3 various loaations V monthly  Thursday 10.30 am
Novels and Natters 2 Various Locations F monthly  Tuesday 2.00 pm
Painting and Drawing 1 Martlesham F 1st and 3rd  Tuesday 10.00 am
Painting and Drawing 2 Ipswich F 2nd and 4th  Friday 10.00 am
Painting and Drawing 3 Martlesham V 2nd and 4th  Tuesday 10.00 am
Parchment Craft  Ipswich F 2nd & 4th  Tuesday 10.00 am
Petanque 1 Felixstowe F Weekly  Thursday am
Petanque 2 Felixstowe F 2nd and 4th  Friday 10.15 am
Piano Group Ipswich F 2nd  Tuesday 2.00 pm
Playreading 2 Various Locations V 3rd  Wednesday 2.00pm
Playreading 3 Various Locations F 2nd  Wednesday 2.00pm (1.30pm in winter)
Play Reading In Depth  Various Locations  F 3rd  Tuesday 10.30 pm
Playing Pop, Rock and other genres    various locations  F    fortnightly  Monday  10.00 am  currently in abeyance
Poetry Old and New Ipswich  V 2nd  Wednesday 2.00 pm
Pop, Rock and Blues Group Various Locations F  Friday and Tuesday 2.00 pm
Practical Gardening Various Locations F 1st and 3rd  Tuesday am
Practical Gardening 2  Various locations  V varied  Thursday  10.00 am
Questers 2 Various Locations F  Various days
Quizzers Various Locations V  Irregular
Reading Aloud Various Locations F 3rd  Thursday 2.30 pm
Reading Group 2 Various Locations F 3rd  Thursday 10.15 pm
Recorder Ensemble Little Bealings V 1st and 3rd  Monday 2.00 pm
Recorder Improvers   Woodbridge     2nd and 4th Monday 2.00 pm  
Recreational Mathematics Martlesham V 2nd and 4th  Thursday 2.00 pm
Rubber Bridge Levington  V 1st and 3rd  Tuesday 2.00 pm
Rummikub 1 Saxmundham  F Every 3rd week  Wednesday  pm
Rummikub 2 Saxmundham  F Every 3rd week  Thursday or Friday  pm
Science & Technology Woodbridge V 2nd  Tuesday 10.00 am
Science, Faith & Philosphy  Waldringfield  V  2nd  Friday 10.00 am
Science in the News  Ipswich F 1st  Thursday  am
Scrabble in Felixstowe Felixstowe V 2nd and 4th
Tuesday 4.00 pm  
Scrabble 2 Ipswich  F 1st and 3rd  Friday 2.00 pm
Scrabble 4 Woodbridge  F fortnightly  Tuesday  am
Shakespeare for Beginners Various locations V 2nd and 4th  Tuesday 2.15 pm
Short breaks    Various locations  V  various      
Singing for fun  Ipswich V 1st and 3rd  Thursday 2.00 pm
Singing for fun in Felixstowe Felixstowe V  Twice monthly  Thursday 2.00 pm
Singing, Playing and Listening to Traditional Songs and Tunes Various locations F Twice monthly on  Tuesday 2.30 pm
Single Companions Kesgrave V    various      
Spanish Conversation  Ipswich  F Fortnightly on  Wednesday 10.00 am
Spanish for beginners 4 East Ipswich Fortnightly  Monday   am  
Spanish Intermediate Snape  F Fortnightly on  Wednesday 2.00 pm
Spanish newcomers Felixstowe fortmightly  Tuesday  pm
Stitch & Chat 1 Felixstowe  F 1st and 3rd  Wednesday 10.00 am
Strum East Ukulele Group   Grundisburgh F 1st and 3rd  Wednesday 10.00 am
Sutton Hoo  Sutton Hoo  F  to open TBA
Table Tennis  1 -  intermediate Bromeswell Village Hall V Weekly on  Friday 9.30 am
Table Tennis 2 - mixed ability Bromeswell Village Hall V Weekly  Tuesday 2.00 pm
Talking About World Wide Textiles  Wickham Market  F 1st  Wednesday  am
Tenpin Bowling Martlesham  V 1st and 3rd  Friday 10.00 am
10 to Tea Walking Group   Various locations V   various      
The Walkers Various Locations V Fortnightly   Tuesday 10.00 am
Theatre Discussion Group Yoxford V Monthly  various days
Theatre visits Various Locations  V Monthly  various days
Tramps Walking Group Various Locations  F Fortnightly  Wednesday 10.00 am
Transport Kesgrave and Saxmundham V 3rd  Thursday 10.30 am
 U3A Local History Group Woodbridge V 2nd  Wednesday 10.00 am
Ukulele for Beginners Course - Felixstowe  Felixstowe V  10-week course ca. 4 times a year  Tuesday   am
Walking with a Focus SE Suffolk/NE \Essex V 3rd  Wednesday  10.00 am
Walking with a Focus 2   various locations V   2nd Monday 10.30 am  
Walking with Dogs   various locations V   various      
Writer's Circle Various Locations F 4th  Thursday  2.00 pm
Short Courses: separate list above