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

 

Adult activities - free

 

Free yoga sessions in the park run by Easthill Park Cafe. Instructor Indie, an experienced instructor, will lead this yoga course for people of all ages. For adults and children (if accompanied by an adult). Dates are:
20th July 2024
3rd August 2024
10th August 2024
Please supply your own mat or towel. Booking by email is essential. Times 10.30-11.45am. Email Tom on portsladepeople@aol.co.uk

 

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.

 

 

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


Held in Nature CIC are holding taster Wellbeing Sessions in Easthill Park for council residents. Booking is essential. Would you like to improve your wellbeing by connecting with nature? FREE spaces for anyone interested and happy to fill out a short form at the end of the session. To be held on 9th, 10th and 14th July 2024. To find out more email outdoorvix@gmail.com  or to book go to eventbrite.com

 

Benfield Hill local nature reserve summer season 2024. For all ages. Walks and activities take place on Portslade's border of Benfield Hill Local nature reserve, Hove BN3 8EX unless otherwise indicated and require prior booking which you can do by clicking on the link here form.jotform.com or by going to the Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/BenfieldWildlifeandConservationGroup/   
July 13th Benfield Community nature day @ Greenleas Park 10am-3pm (no need to prebook for this one)
July 20th Guided flower walk
September 26th Reptile hibernaculum outdoor workshop.

Adult activities

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

Miscellaneous things to do

 

Bingo for over 55's. Eyes down for fun playing and grocery prizes. 2nd Thursday of every month at 2pm at Hazelholt, Chalky Road. Call Lifelines on 01273 688117 for more information.

 

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. 

 

Knitting Group for over 55's. 2nd Monday of the month at 2pm, Evelyn Court, Windlesham Close,  BN41 2AA. Call Lifelines on 01273 688117 for more information.

 

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

Bowls 

 

Bowls club in Victoria Recreation Ground, Portslade, BN41 1XD. If you have always wanted to give a bowls a try Portslade Bowls Club hold various free taster sessions, on Fridays at 6-7.30pm (in winter 1-2pm) and Sundays at 10.30am-12. 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

 

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

 

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.

 

Extend Exercise for over 55's every week at 10.30am at Evelyn Court, Windlesham Close,  BN41 2AA.  Improve your general health to maintain independence and mobility. Call Lifelines on 01273 688117 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 Jo on 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

 

Southwick FC are currently looking for women to join the club. For more information www.southwickfc.org

 

 

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

 

Pilates

 

7 -week Pilates course suitable for mixed levels. With over 16 years of expertise, Nelly will guide you through a journey of strength, flexibility, and holistic well-being in a friendly group atmosphere. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned practitioner, this course offers a transformative experience that leaves you energized and empowered. Limited to 10 Participants.

Course Dates- starting the 14th June 2024 for 7 weeks, session is from 10:15-11:15, ( 55 min pilates)

Price- Once a week 12 weeks Course - £77. To book email Nelly with Your Contact Details - pilateswithnelly@gmail.com

 

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

 

Skateboarding

 

The Skate Club for adults of mixed ability. No experience necessary. Starting at Loxdale on 5th & 12th June 2024 at Loxdale Sports Hall , BN41 2LA then on various outdoor locations in skate parks on the 19th, 26th June, 3rd and 10th July 2024.  £25 per session or £150 for the full 6 week course. To book visit theskateclub.com/adultlessons

 

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

 

Dynamic Hot Yoga . New location welcomes all levels of yoga from beginners to experienced. 55 North Street, BN41 1DH. For more information go to www.dynamichotyoga.com

 

Zumba 

 

Zumba Gold with Jo is a low intensity dance fitness class ideal for beginners, over 50's and active seniors. Thursdays at 9.30am for 45 minutes at the Village Centre, BN41 2LY . Either book online at www.zumbawithjo.com/zumba-gold or pay by cash or card on the door.  

 

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 

Stanley Arms Quiz night. A friendly pub quiz at the Stanley Arms, BN41 1SS at 8pm for a prompt 8.30 ko. Everybody welcome, the more the merrier. Go and enjoy the banter. Quiz held every Wednesday.

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.

Community gardeners of Vale Park meet every last Saturday of the month, 10-12. Meet at the rose beds, bring your own gloves if you have them and help keep Vale Park beautiful. 

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

Gateway Women's Centre supports women in crisis or in need of support. Gateway is run by women for women. They offer workshops and groups, including creative and wellbeing sessions and a listening ear. They are always looking for volunteers, so if you think you can help even just a few hours spare, email gateway@offthefence.org.uk to find out more. If you need support or knows someone who does see their website for more details www.offthefence.org.uk

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

The Southwick Hill conservation volunteer group. Much of the work the conservation group does is involved in restoring the amazing habitat and supporting the grazing animals which are fundamental to its preservation. If you would like to join the volunteer group email kim.greaves@nationaltrust.org.uk

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