Thursday, 24 May 2018.

What’s On In and Around Aylesham – from Wed 16 September

13 September, 2017

This events list is compiled by Dover District Council. Don’t forget, our full list of regular events happening in the village can be seen on their own page at the Aylesham Garden Village website,  Weekly mother & baby, parent & toddler groups are included along with youth club and library activities

No liability accepted for errors and omissions.

Wednesday 13 September 1pm-2.30pm – Bechange, Ackholt Road. Little Green Fingers Gang aims to enable small children to explore the charity’s community garden and learn about the environment through play and fun activities. The club costs £1 for the first child and 50p for every sibling. Free refreshments will be provided. Please dress for the weather! If it is bad, then activities will move indoors. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Wednesday 13 September 7pm-8pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, non contact rugby for boys and girls aged 11 years or more. Organised by Snowdown CW Rugby Club, no experience is needed and all equipment will be provided, just bring a bottle of water to drink. Admission charge applies. These weekly sessions are a result of support from Premiership rugby club Harlequins.

Thursday 14 September 5-6pm and 6-7pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. Pie Factory Music youth team hosts free summer sports sessions for children and young adults every Thursday evening until Thursday 31 August. Session one, held 5-6pm, is for eight to 12 year olds and session two is for 13-19 year olds between 6-7pm.

Friday 15 September 10am-12pm – Bechange, Aylesham Project, Ackholt Road. Benefits and housing advice drop in session. These are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays to offer advice about benefit entitlements, bidding for social housing and help completing forms. The sessions include health advice from an NHS advisor. Simply turn up on the day.

Saturday 16 September 12pm-2pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. Children’s Soccer Saturdays for kids under 16. Bring your mates and have a kick about on the 3G pitch. Price £2 each. More information from the centre on 01304 840661.

Monday 18 September 10am – Aylesham Baptist Church, Dorman Avenue South. Mental fight club, a place to find friendship while enjoying activities that promote positive mental health. More information from Laura Moncaster via

Monday 18 September 7pm-8pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane, Beyond Limits Boot camp for the village. Fitness sessions for adults and children. More information about ticket prices available from the leisure centre.

Monday 18 September 7-8pm – Aylesham Community Project , Ackholt Road. High Intensity Interval Training with BH Dance. £5 on the door, no booking required and second class is free. HIIT workouts are based around the love of dance. The class is for all fitness levels and uses the latest functional training methods to get fast results. BH Dance with Abi is non-judgemental and supportive.

Tuesday 19 September – Aylesham Baptist Church, Dorman Avenue South. Youth club meetings led by Pie Factory Music in three sessions according to age group. 5-6.30pm – Junior session for children in school years four to seven. Activities include art and craft, music, games and table tennis. 7pm to 9pm – Senior session for young people in years eight to 13. Arts and crafts, music, games, table tennis, guidance and support. More information via or call 01843 596777.

Tuesday 19 September 7-8pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. High Intensity Interval Training with BH Dance. Call to book, free for leisure centre members and £5 for non-members.

Tuesday 19 September 7-8pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. Snowdown Colliery RFC training session. Also on Thursday evenings. New players welcome. Please contact either Duncan on 07704 025345 or Tommy on 07989 679177 for more information. You can also follow the club via its Facebook page – Snowdown Colliery.

Wednesday 20 September 10.30am-12.30pm – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, Spinney Lane. Walking football session for over 50s. Non competitive, non contact football and work out.

Wednesday 20 September 10am – 12pm – St Peters Church, Dorman Avenue North, weekly arts & crafts group meeting. Cups of tea, a chance to chat as well as enjoy either painting, drawing, knitting or sewing. No experience needed, please just turn up and meet the friendly group, everyone welcome.

Thursday 21 September 7pm – Aylesham Parish Council holds its monthly meeting at the White House office in Dorman Avenue South. Residents are welcome to attend. Anybody wishing to speak about an agenda item is asked to first contact the parish office on 01304 840377 or email via

Saturday 23 September 10am – On the third Saturday of every month 10am to 12pm – Aylesham Baptist Church, Dorman Avenue North, coffee morning with home made cakes and a bits & bobs stall. All welcome. More information from 01304 840947 or visit

Saturday 23 September 12pm for fete and 5pm for procession – Aylesham Carnival and fete. Market Place will host numerous charity and club stands including the local Scouts organisation aiming to launch Beavers and Cubs in the village. More details about the day can be found here.

Saturday 23 September 3pm kick off – Aylesham Welfare & Leisure Centre, first home game of the season for Snowdown Colliery rugby cub who take on old rivals Foots Cray RFC. Free admission for spectators if wearing club colours to the Bob ‘n’ Alfie stand. Free live entertainment in the welfare afterwards.

Among the regular events held in Aylesham are dance classes organised by KCs Dancers. The school is active six days a week. You can view its website for times, venues and prices here.

Details of regular group and club meetings in Aylesham can be viewed at the What’s On page at the Aylesham Garden village website

If your local group has any dates it would like to boost through this weekly listing, please get in touch with DDC PR & Communications Officer Nick Evans via

Don’t forget – you can also keep up with the latest news via the website or the Twitter feed @Ayleshamgarden


Weekly mother& baby, parent & toddler groups – please let us know if days and times have changed via

  • Mondays – St Peter’s Church 9am to 11am Sunbeams parent & toddler group
  • Tuesdays – Baptist Church, between 10am and 11.30am
  • Wednesdays – Baptist Church, between 9.30am and 11.30am – when a health visitor will be attending.
  • Fridays – Baptist Church, between 9am and 11am
  • Fridays 9.45am – Aylesham Library, Ackholt Road (on Aylesham Project site) holds Big Talk Small Play for parents, carers and pre-school children. Volunteers needed to help, please! Contact Lynne Steward at the library on 03000 413131 if you can help.