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Here you’ll find details of regular events and gatherings in Downham Market such as sports clubs, hobby groups, social gatherings, support groups, and coffee mornings.

If you would like to have your event listed here, please get in touch. Use the next and back buttons to look ahead/back by seven days. View the full calendar here.
Thursday 9th December
  • Baby Bounce & Rhyme
    10:00 am 10:30 am Thursday 9th December
    | Downham Market Library, Priory Centre, 78 Priory Rd, Downham Market PE38 9JS, UK  

    Every Thursday – term time only!!

  • Silver Threads
    2:00 pm 4:00 pm Thursday 9th December
    | Town hall  

    Do you have spare time on your hands for a cup of coffee and a quick natter? if so come along and join the silver threads!

  • Downham Market family History Society
    2:00 pm 4:00 pm Thursday 9th December
    | The Methodist Church Downham Market PE38  

    Our purpose is to promote interest in family history, being social, advisory and educational.
    We have occasional speakers and newsletters.
    Open to anyone interested in their Family History.

  • Beginners Tap 'n' Tone tap dancing classes
    6:00 pm 7:00 pm Thursday 9th December
    | Howdale Community Centre Downham Market  

    Contact Lynne: 01366 387401 / 01366 387710

  • Bridge Club
    6:45 pm 10:45 pm Thursday 9th December
    | Methodist Church, Downham Market, United Kingdom  

    Various standard levels. EBU guidelines applied. New members welcome. Lessons on enquiry.
    Contact Name: Pat Roberts. Contact Address: October Lodge, 8b Market Place, Downham Mkt. PE38 9RR. Contact Telephone Number: 01366 382947. Contact Email Address: [email protected]

  • Gold Star Amateur Boxing
    7:00 pm 9:00 pm Thursday 9th December

  • Ryston Runners
    7:00 pm 11:00 pm Thursday 9th December
    | Downham Federations Club  

    Road running sessions for ALL abilities.
    Contact: Andy Smith; Email: [email protected], Tel:01553 811524.
    Club website: www.rystonrunners.org.uk

  • Community Choir "Singers Inspired"
    7:30 pm 9:30 pm Thursday 9th December
    | Methodist Function Room, Paradise Road, PE38 9JE  

    Sing and learn new songs. 
    Members of the large group sing in four part harmony (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), unaccompanied, and all songs are learned by ear, so there is no need to be able to read music, and no audition. Arrangements are from a wide variety of songs including popular, sacred and world music.Your first two sessions are free. We have a wonderful, enthusiastic and talented musical director who leads productive but fun rehearsals. We are always pleased to welcome new members, so come and find your voice. Any age, gender, ability welcome. For more information email: [email protected] or phone 01945 774312

  • Trafalgar Over-30's Netball Group
    8:00 pm 9:00 pm Thursday 9th December
    | Sovereign Centre Downham Market  

    Trafalgar Over-30’s Netball Group, Contact Maria: 01553 811673

  • Downham & District Swimming Club
    8:00 pm 9:00 pm Thursday 9th December
    | New Ark, The Causeway, Stowbridge, PE34 3PP  

    For more information contact Dave Stennett : 07713723922

Friday 10th December
  • Brew and Banter
    10:00 am 12:00 pm Friday 10th December
    | Downham Market Library, Priory Centre, 78 Priory Rd, Downham Market PE38 9JS, UK  

    Pop in for a coffee and a chat!
    Suggested donation 50p

  • West Norfolk Carers and West Norfolk Mind
    10:30 am 12:30 pm Friday 10th December
    | Downham Market Town Hall, Downham Market, United Kingdom  

    West Norfolk Carers and West Norfolk Mind facilitate a new carers group at Town Hall, Bar Room.

  • Let’s Talk Together (English)
    1:30 pm 2:30 pm Friday 10th December
    | Downham Market Library, 78 Priory Rd, Downham Market PE38 9JS, UK  

    Come along and practise your English conversation skills. Every Friday, during term time. No need to book just come along.

  • Zumba Fitness
    7:00 pm 8:00 pm Friday 10th December
    | Stoke Ferry Village Hall, Stoke Ferry, King's Lynn PE33 9SE, UK  

    £5 Per Person
    Contact Russ Welch for more info (07851149526) – Text Only

  • Downham & District Swimming Club
    7:30 pm 9:00 pm Friday 10th December

    Dave Stennett. New Ark, The Causeway, Stowbridge, PE34 3PP. For more information contact: 07713723922

  • Short Mat Bowls Club
    7:30 pm 9:00 pm Friday 10th December
    | Downham Market Sports Centre  

    Short Mat Bowls Club, new members welcome, Contact: 01366 381218

Saturday 11th December
  • Weekly Rowing Training
    8:30 am 11:00 am Saturday 11th December
    | West Norfolk Rowing Club, Denver  

    Contact [email protected] if you are interested in joining WNRC or just rowing from our site. http://wnrc.westnorfolkrowingclub.co.uk/

Sunday 12th December
  • Weekly Rowing Training
    8:30 am 11:00 am Sunday 12th December
    | West Norfolk Rowing Club, Denver  

    Contact [email protected] if you are interested in joining WNRC or just rowing from our site. http://wnrc.westnorfolkrowingclub.co.uk/

  • Downham & District Swimming Club
    4:00 pm 6:00 pm Sunday 12th December
    | New Ark, The Causeway, Stowbridge, PE34 3PP  

    For more information contact Dave Stennett: 07713723922

Monday 13th December
  • Alzheimer's Society Dementia Cafe
    10:00 am 12:00 pm Monday 13th December
    | Downham Market Town Hall  

    Held on the 2nd Monday of every month. The cafe offers support and advice to anyone affected by dementia in a friendly environment. Free of charge, and refreshments available. Tel 01603 763556 for more info.

  • Bridge Club
    1:00 pm 5:00 pm Monday 13th December
    | Methodist Church, Downham Market, United Kingdom  

    Various standard levels. EBU guidelines applied. New members welcome. Lessons on enquiry.
    Contact Name: Pat Roberts. Contact Address: October Lodge, 8b Market Place, Downham Mkt. PE38 9RR. Contact Telephone Number: 01366 382947. Contact Email Address: [email protected]

  • 2nd Runcton Holme and Watlington Beaver Colony
    6:00 pm 7:15 pm Monday 13th December
    | Runcton Holme  

    For ages 6-8. Do you love climbing, fire, shooting, camping, doing challenging activities or having lots of fun?
    You are welcome to come along for a night to see what it’s all about. Prices are only up to £3 a night! Adult help is always welcomed, please get in contact!
    Find out more: http://www.downhamweb.co.uk/runcton-holme-boy-scouts/

  • Zumba Gold
    6:20 pm 7:20 pm Monday 13th December
    | Southery Village Hall, Southery, Downham Market PE38 0QB, UK  

    £5 Per Person
    Contact Russ Welch for more info (07851149526) – Text Only

  • Rotary Club of Downham Market – weekly meeting
    7:30 pm 9:00 pm Monday 13th December
    | The Castle Hotel, Downham Market  

    http://www.therotaryclubofdownhammarket.co.uk/

  • Zumba Fitness
    7:30 pm 8:30 pm Monday 13th December
    | Southery Village Hall, Southery, Downham Market PE38 0QB, UK  

    £5 Per Person
    Contact Russ Welch for more info (07851149526) – Text Only

  • DOWNHAM MARKET & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
    7:30 pm 8:30 pm Monday 13th December
    | Downham Market Town Hall  

    You don’t need to be a proficient gardener to enjoy membership of this society. Indeed you don’t need to be a gardener at all to join. The society is here to help members achieve the utmost enjoyment and success from their interest.
    Meetings held second Monday of the month except January & August in the Town Hall Downham Market at 7.30pm.
    Membership Contact: Mrs Gwen Russell
    Tel: 01366 384769
    E-mail: [email protected]

Tuesday 14th December
  • Bridge Club
    9:30 am 12:30 pm Tuesday 14th December
    | Methodist Church, Downham Market, United Kingdom  

    Various standard levels. EBU guidelines applied. New members welcome. Lessons on enquiry.
    Contact Name: Pat Roberts. Contact Address: October Lodge, 8b Market Place, Downham Mkt. PE38 9RR. Contact Telephone Number: 01366 382947. Contact Email Address: [email protected]

  • St Edmund's Crafty Knitters
    10:00 am 12:00 pm Tuesday 14th December
    | St Edmund's Church Hall, Downham Market  

    Beginners to Experienced. Friendly group.
    Donation for tea and coffee.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Coffee Mornings Support group
    10:00 am 12:00 pm Tuesday 14th December
    | Downham Market Methodist Church Hall, Paradise Road  

    These are a great chance to socialise and have a drink. These get togethers are held on the second Tuesday every month from 10am to 12 noon.

  • Scrabble Club
    10:00 am 12:00 pm Tuesday 14th December
    | Downham Market Library, Priory Road  

    Please note new time from January 2017 – every Tuesday (during term time) 10am – 12pm

  • Over-60's advice and information
    1:00 pm 4:00 pm Tuesday 14th December
    | Priory Centre  

    Advice and information for the over-60’s, book appointment: 0845 6060265

  • Downham Otters
    2:30 pm 4:00 pm Tuesday 14th December

    Christine Wright. Princess Victoria, Market Lane, Walpole St Andrew, PE14 7LP Tel: 01366 381230 E-mail: [email protected]

  • Downham Youth Centre – Drop In Evening
    5:00 pm 7:00 pm Tuesday 14th December
    | Old Clackclose School (Nelson Site), Paradise Road, Downham Market  

    Open to all local young people, the Youth Centre will be a place to have fun and socialize. It boasts a pool table, table tennis, table football and dart board as well as music and games.

  • Gold Star Amateur Boxing Club
    7:00 pm 9:00 pm Tuesday 14th December
    | ATC hut, Howdale road  

  • 2nd Runcton Holme & Watlington Scout Troop
    7:00 pm 9:00 pm Tuesday 14th December
    | Runcton Holme  

    For ages 10 1/2 – 14. Do you love climbing, fire, shooting, camping, doing challenging activities or having lots of fun?
    You are welcome to come along for a night to see what it’s all about. Prices are only up to £3 a night! Adult help is always welcomed, please get in contact!
    Find out more: http://www.downhamweb.co.uk/runcton-holme-boy-scouts/

  • Choral Singing (Downham Choral Society)
    7:15 pm 9:00 pm Tuesday 14th December
    | Methodist Hall, Downham Market  

    Come sing with us! Ring Rita Stacey on 01366 386982

  • Downham and District Branch Labour Party
    7:30 pm 9:00 pm Tuesday 14th December
    | Room 3, Methodist Church Hall, Paradise Road.  

    Regular meetings on second Tuesday of every month
    Open to members and those seeking information prior to joining.
    For more info please contact Rebecca, the Branch Secretary, via [email protected]

  • Downham & District Swimming Club
    8:00 pm 9:00 pm Tuesday 14th December

    For more information contact Dave Stennett: 07713723922

Wednesday 15th December
  • Coffee morning at Downham Grange
    10:00 am 12:00 pm Wednesday 15th December
    | Downham Grange, Clackclose Road, Downham Market  

    Downham Grange is holding a coffee morning each Wednesday between 10am and 12pm, coffee, tea, biscuits and cake will be available and guided tours of the Home.

  • Barry Hawkins Auction Sale
    10:00 am 11:30 am Wednesday 15th December
    | Downham Market Auction Room  

    The Office and heated Auction Room are located in Lynn Road, Downham Market, close to the traffic lights by St Edmunds Church. A car park is located behind the office, for the use of clients, apart from on sale days when the area is full of sale items. The nearest public car park is in Paradise Road about 200 yds down from the Castle Hotel.

    Please visit http://www.barryhawkins.co.uk/ for any further information

  • Carers Support Group (Downham Market and District)
    10:00 am 12:00 pm Wednesday 15th December
    | Health Centre Paradise Rd. Downham Market  

    Provides a break for a few hours from some of the stresses of caring and offers mutual support and companionship of others carers. Contact Evelyn Goodley 01366 385782 or Win Smith 01366 388429

  • Stroke Group
    1:00 pm 3:00 pm Wednesday 15th December
    | Methodist Church, Paradise Road,  

    The Downham Market Stroke Club is a friendly, inclusive and welcoming group offering information, advice, social and peer support along with exercise, outings, creative workshops and speakers to stroke survivors and their families. All welcome. Group meets weekly on Wednesday, except the 3rd Wednesday.

  • A Piece of Mind Carer's Support Group
    1:00 pm 2:30 pm Wednesday 15th December
    | 33a Lynn Road  

    A Piece of Mind Carer’s Support Group, Contact: 01553 776966

  • Knit and Natter
    1:30 pm 3:00 pm Wednesday 15th December
    | Downham Market Library  

  • Tennis & Badminton | Women's Racket Group
    1:30 pm 3:00 pm Wednesday 15th December
    | Sovereign Centre, Sovereign Way, Downham Market  

    At the Sovereign Centre at a cost of £3 per person per week is a Women’s Racket Group.
    Beginners, as well as those with racket skills already, are welcome to come along. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends and keep fit. All equipment is provided.
    For further information contact Janis Baker on 07796 921 218.

  • Tennis & Badminton | Disability Racket Group
    3:00 pm 4:00 pm Wednesday 15th December
    | Sovereign Centre, Sovereign Way, Downham Market  

    At the Soverign Centre at a cost of £2 per person per week is a Disability Racket Group. This group has already commenced and welcomes new members.
    Beginners, as well as those with racket skills already, are welcome to come along. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends and keep fit. All equipment is provided.
    For further information contact Janis Baker on 07796 921 218.

  • Downham Market Shotokan Club
    5:30 pm 6:30 pm Wednesday 15th December
    | Clackclose Community Primary School, Downham Market  

    Contact: Darren Dennis, 30 Bath Road, Wisbech, Cambs PE13 3NJ.
    Tel: 07881 777694 or 01945 580265
    E-mail: [email protected]

  • 2nd Runcton Holme & Watlington Cub Pack
    6:30 pm 8:00 pm Wednesday 15th December
    | Runcton Holme  

    For ages 8-10 1/2. Do you love climbing, fire, shooting, camping, doing challenging activities or having lots of fun?
    You are welcome to come along for a night to see what it’s all about. Prices are only up to £3 a night! Adult help is always welcomed, please get in contact!
    Find out more: http://www.downhamweb.co.uk/runcton-holme-boy-scouts/

  • Downham Dollies Weekly Meeting
    6:45 pm 7:45 pm Wednesday 15th December
    | Downham Leisure Centre  

    Contact: Kim Davis
    Tel: 07851 608117
    E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Bingo at Wereham Village Hall
    7:00 pm 9:00 pm Wednesday 15th December
    | Wereham Village Hall  

    Wereham Village Hall Cash Prize Bingo. Under new management. Every Wednesday, doors open 6.45 eyes down 7.30pm. Teas/coffees available with complimentary biscuits. For enquiries please contact Doreen on 01366 500218.