Adult activities
In addition to the activities on this page see the April highlights. There is a needlecraft group, walks, over 55's history walks and over 60's bingo.  
Click here for the April calendar page  
 

 

Adult activities - free

 

Free community activities for people aged 55 and over from Portslade. Art classes, Barista Training, Bridge, Gardening, Healthy History Walks, Bowling, Yoga, Meditation and Reminiscence. All activities must be booked in advance. For more information and to book go to our over55's page by clicking here 

 

United Reformed Church Warm Space will be open for you to drop in on Wednesdays from 10.30am - 12.30pm. A warm welcome awaits you so drop in and say hello, enjoy a hot drink and some friendly chat, knitting or puzzles, or some time for yourself. The church is on the No1 and 6 bus routes, opposite the sorting office. Portslade United Reformed Church, Station Road, BN41 1AB

 

Portslade Library Warm Space, Old Shoreham Road

Opposite the bottom of Foredown Road. They are open to people of all ages. It is not necessary to be a library member to use our space and facilities. We offer books, newspapers, magazines and board games and puzzles for use in the library.

 

Free Creative workshops to the Portslade 50+ community at Portslade Village Centre. Creativity Calling CIC will be holding 10 workshops on Thursdays from 11.30-1.30 with homemade soup provided. Currently 5 dates confirmed, 18th, 25th April and 9th,16th and 23rd May and will arrange 5 more later in the year. There will be a range of drawing and painting techniques and media to explore and some batik textiles work. Please book your place since spaces are limited. 

To book go to https://isabelmullery.co.uk/whats-on 

 

Library groups - all free

 

Needlecraft group.

Practice your needlecraft skills and bring in your needlecraft projects. Share your knowledge and chat with like-minded people. On the first & third tuesday of the month, 10am - 12pm to check details click here 

 

Writing group. On the first Friday of the month from 10.30am to 12.30pm 

 

Reading group. Friendly informal book group, held on 2nd Saturday of each month, 10.30-12.00 

 

Healthwalks. Every Friday at 10am. Leaves from the Portslade library. The 45 minute walk is free, but there is a small charge for tea/coffee & biscuits afterwards. For more details click here

 

Portslade Feminists Book Club. The group will have an intersectional feminist vibe and be inclusive of all genders. They alternate between fiction and non-fiction. Everyone is welcome to come along....it is free, fun and perfect for meeting new people. Meet-ups are on the 1st Thursday of every month - from 5.30 until 7pm at Portslade Library, BN41 1XR. Click here for their Facebook page.

 

Portslade Old Village history trail. 1000 miles of history in a one mile walk. Visit www.portsladehistory.co.uk to get your free audio guide to discover Portslade's conservation area.

Easthill Park history trail. Discover the secrets of Easthill Park. It was home to a wealthy Victorian family. It was also the scene of a tragic incident during WWII. Click here for your free audio guide.

 

 

Over 60's Coffee and Cake Club. Throughout the summer, Easthill Park Café is delighted to offer a free hot drink and piece of cake every Tuesday at 2:00pm, for over 60s from the Portslade community. Don't hesitate to drop by for a cuppa and a chat with our lovely attendees and friendly staff. If possible we would like to hear from you beforehand so we can make sure there's enough for everyone. You can contact us on our email address Portsladepeople@aol.co.uk, on our Facebook page click here, or simply by dropping by! 
 

Mile Oak Farm.
A family run farm, covering 1200 acres. Come visit the donkey, goats, chickens and ducks. Free admission. Cafe sells sandwiches, full breakfast and drinks. Farm shop sells a range of local projects. Mile Oak Road Portslade BN41 2RF click here


 

Adult activities

Don't forget to check out the calendar pages for the Monthly highlights  2023

Miscellaneous things to do

 

The Paint Club is at The Railway Inn, BN41 1GA every 4th Tuesday, between 19:00 – 21:00 

To book your place go to https://www.thepaintclub.co.uk/events

 

 

The Art of Crochet Workshop at Emmaus, Drove Road, BN41 2PA from 10am - 12pm. £10 per session. Contact Anna on 07904287677 to book. 

 

Over 60's Social Group Bingo and /or a chat. Friday afternoons between 2.30 & 4pm? at South Portslade Community Centre, Church Road. Contact Carol email carol_byard@msn.com or call 01273 412240.

 

Time to Talk Befriending Services for young to connect with older people to prevent loneliness. TTTB offer face to face befriending and group befriending. Their assessments enable them to speak to older people about their preferences so they can help choose the option which best suits your needs. To find out more click on this link ttb.org.uk

 

Women's Institute - none in Portslade, but nearest two are: 

Southwick Downsway, Southwick- click here 

The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue, Hove - click here

 

Portslade Recorded Music Society. Meetings first and third Tuesdays in each month at 7:30 pm, held at Loxdale English Centre ,Locks Hill, BN41 2LA. Members £2:50 Visitors £3.00 Includes Tea/Coffee & cakes/biscuits . See monthly listings for latest concerts.

 

The Tone Rangers Choir. A friendly pop/rock Community Choir based in Portslade. They sing everything from folk to rock, musical theatre to pop and everything in between. They rehearse every Wednesday at 7.30pm during term time.  South Portslade Community Centre, (next to the health centre) Church Road, Portslade, BN41 1LB. For more information from their website click here

 

night howl. Choir meets at The Railway Inn, 2 Station Road, Portslade on Wednesdays from 8 - 9pm term time. Bowie to Beyonce, Killers to Kylie. For more information click here

 

Benfield Valley Project are a small group of local residents who are passionate about protecting and sharing the beauty of our local wildlife and wild spaces. They organise various events: litter picks, pathway clearance , nature walks, dawn chorus walks, bat walks, wildlife talks and a community nature day. See their website by clicking here

 

Clubbercise with Kim at Portslade Parish Centre, South Street, Portslade BN41 2LE, on Mondays for 16+ years. For a fun full body workout with a banging 90's soundtrack.One session burns around 600 calories. The routines combine dance, toning and combat moves to suit all fitness levels. PRE booking is essential click here for more information

 

Brighton Gin Distillery Tours. Find out more about the history of craft gin and the processes and botanicals used to create Brighton Gin. 35a Vale Rd, Portslade, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN41 1GD Click here for their website

 

 

 

Adult activities - Sport & fitness

Artists Open Houses festival, where you can view an array of work from contemporary and original local artists and makers in their homes. As well as meeting the artists you can purchase artwork and crafts directly from them. May festival 2024:  Weekends, 4th – 27th May. For a map and guide to participating artists & addresses across Brighton and Hovesoon to be announced go to https://aoh.org.uk/https://aoh.org.uk/

 

 

Bowls 

 

Bowls club in Victoria Recreation Ground, Portslade, BN41 1XD. If you have always wanted to give a bowls a try, come to our free taster sessions on Fridays at 6pm and Sundays at 10.30. Booking contact Marion: By phone 01273 410555 or by text 07980 481241 or by email marionjw18@gmail.com.  See also the calendar pages for special events and promotions.

 

Boxing

 

Mile Oak Boxing Academy. An amateur Boxing Club affiliated with England Boxing for 16+ (children ages 10-15 years old also available). All the coaches are trained to level one and level two standards, equipped with certifications in Safeguarding, DBS, and First Aid. A fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in boxing, regardless of their experience level or background. Based in Hill Park School (upper), BN41 2FU.

See their website for more details and to book a place click on the web address here https://mileoakboxingacademy.co.uk

 

 

Boxing fitness class. Suitable for female and non-binary people of all abilities. A fun, friendly, health improving, supportive, and encouraging boxing fitness class. Portslade Village Centre, BN41 2LZ. Mondays 6.30pm and Tuesdays 9.30am. For more details email fitmembf@gmail.com 

 

Climbing

 

Boulder Brighton. Rock climbing without the hassle of ropes and harnesses, packed with fun, fitness and friends. For 7+ to adults click here

 

Cricket

 

Portslade Cricket Club. The Club House, Benfield Valley Park, Old Shoreham Road, BN3 7GD. They are always looking for new players, be they young or old or if you would like to know their fixtures to go and watch click here for their website

 

Fitness classes

 

Dance Fitness with Chloe for adults, every Saturday 9.30am in the Scout hut, Hurst Crescent, BN41 1SG (just behind Mayberrys). A one hour fun, full body workout designed for all ages and abilities. Drop in £10 or a 6 Session Class Pass is £48. Everyone is welcome.

 

Clubbercise with Kim at Portslade Village Centre, 3 Courthope Close, Portslade,  BN41 2LZ on Mondays for 16+ years. For a fun full body workout with a banging 90's soundtrack.One session burns around 600 calories. The routines combine dance, toning and combat moves to suit all fitness levels. PRE booking is essential click here for more information

 

Zumba Gold with Jo at Courthope Close, BN41 2LZ is a low intensity dance fitness class ideal for beginners, over 50's and active seniors. There is no jumping, spinning or knee twisting in any of the routines. Easy to follow choreography which improves coordination, flexibility, range of motion, balance, toning and light cardio. ​

The music is a mix of Latin and International sounds including Flamenco, Bollywood, Salsa, Cumbia, Indian Pop and some good old pop thrown in!  A 45 minute Zumba Gold class is a safe place to meet new people, improve your physical and mental wellbeing, be part of a community. Every Thursday at 9.30am £8 a session. For more information either call 07711 243241 or go to Jo's website https://www.zumbawithjo.com

 

Zumba classes with Chloe on Wednesdays at 6pm at Portslade Sports Centre or Saturdays 9.30am at the Scout hut, Hurst Cresc, BN411SG. For more details and a free voucher go to www.zumbawithchloe.com or call 07849303706.

 

Football 

 

Mile Oak Football - Mens or womens  -  Chalky Road, Portslade, BN41 2YU click here for facebook 

 

Southwick Rangers - Adult Women's team for ages 16+. For more details click here

 

 

Footgolf.

 

Brighton Footgolf Hangleton Ln, Hove BN3 8EB. Footgolf is an urban fusion combining the more traditional game of golf with a football-flavoured twist. Played on the former West Hove golf course , the aim is to kick the ball into an oversized hole. Click here for more details. 

 

Intent91 Gym. The Old Brewery, South Street, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 2LG. Small group personal training provides a positive, personalised and progressive approach to helping you get the results. Click here for their website

 

Running

 

Run Talk Run is a safe and open space to talk how you are doing: the good times, the not so good times and everything in between. Anyone can join but it is a 5k out and back so good walking pace and maybe a bit of jogging is preferable 5km. They don't care about speed or pace and nobody is left behind'. Every Saturday morning between 10-11.15am. From Mile Oak Farm BN41 2RF.  For their website click here

 

Portslade Hedgehoppers is a small, friendly running and walking club. They welcome runners of all abilities. Runners meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To find out more about them, please click here

 

Yoga

 

Flow yoga classes weekly sessions on Sundays 9:00 am and a monthly Yin Yoga workshop on the last Saturday of the month at 6th Hove Scouts Hut, Hurst Crescent, Portslade. For further info or to book : https://bookwhen.com/cobrayogabrighton

 

YOGA IN THE VILLAGE. TUESDAYS 8pm - 9pm. This class is based on Stretch + Flow:  Through slower movements, you'll move through different shapes that help release, using breath to expand and restful endings to close with clarity. Held at Portslade Village Centre, BN41 2LY.  For booking, click here

 

YOGA IN PORTSLADE - TUESDAYS AT 6:30PM

If you are interested in starting yoga or already practice and are looking for a local class, join Helen every Tuesday at South Portslade Community Centre for a nourishing Slow Flow at 6:30pm (60mins). The first class for free and then on a donation basis going forward. Whatever you can afford, most students paying somewhere between £5 - £10.

For more details and to book through Eventbrite click here, or to contact Helen if you have any questions!

helenroseyoga@gmail.com

 

Portslade Sports Centre For a range of sports activities and classes click here See the price list to see the full range

 

 

 

Pub clubs

If your pub holds activities for adults in Portslade, we can advertise it here for you for free. Use our contact page on the home page to get in touch.

Railway Inn - Sunday dance dates. Spinning the coolest 1940's swing to the wildest 1950's rock and roll. For more details click here

The Railway Inn - Paint club. 4-7pm on the 4th Tues of every month. For booking click here 

Volunteer groups

If you have some time to spare, want to make a difference and meet new people, then here are some volunteering opportunities in and around Portslade.

Get volunteering website has a wide range of volunteering posts click here

Time to Talk Befriending - Become a befriender and help overcome loneliness! Just a small amount of your time will enhance the wellbeing of all involved and you'll play an important role in reducing loneliness. Be part of a community of people who believe in the importance of human connection. For more information go to tttb.org.uk 

Benfield Valley Project are a small group of local residents who are passionate about protecting and sharing the beauty of our local wildlife and wild spaces. They organise various events to go litter picks, pathway clearance , nature walks, dawn chorus walks, bat walks, wildlife talks, community nature day. If you want to get involved see their website by clicking here

Emmaus - volunteer in their shops, gardens or vans. click here

Brighton and Hove Food Partnership. See their website for volunteer posts nearby in cooking, packing food or food growing click here

Community Works. Search on the website for local volunteer posts. Search includes 5 miles from Portslade, but a map can zoom into more local. click here

Age Uk Like to chat and listen on the phone? Then volunteer for one of Age UK telephone friendship service or helplines click here

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