23 September 2015

YMCA White House in Hampton welcomes you to a fun-filled and family-friendly Open Weekend on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October, from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Get active!

Get an active and energetic start to the weekend with the new fitness class at YMCA White House; Zumba Gold on Saturday morning at 10am.

Following  Zumba Gold, you can join the bowls and table tennis in the main hall or yoga in the small hall. All activities are free and suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.

YMCA St Paul’s Group’s Health & Wellbeing Team will also be at YMCA White House, presenting an exciting new Inclusive Lives programme which aims to create more opportunities for people with disabilities across the boroughs of Richmond, Kingston and Merton. On Saturday 3 Oct here will be two 30 mins free Inclusive Circuits classes taking place at 12.30 and 1.30.

Also, for those wishing to make a lifestyle change, Weight Watchers will be on hand performing weigh-ins and handing out material all morning.

On Sunday 4 October, adults can join in with the Fit Friends group at 11am, or relax with the new YMCA White House exercise class, Tai Chi at 12.30 – 1.30pm.

For the children, Footie Tots/ Footie Wizards are running free activities from 10am on Saturday and on Sunday at 10am, Diddi Dance will get the little ones moving.

A taste of our YMCA Children’s Parties

From 2 – 5pm on Saturday, children and families are invited to get a taste of a children’s birthday party session at the YMCA White House. Come along and try our bouncy castle and sample party menu for free!

Also, in the corridor just outside of the main hall there will be preschool activities from 10am to 12 noon, and a lucky dip for everyone to take part in.

Meet your local Councillors

The YMCA White House Open Weekend is also a great chance to meet and get to know your local councillors.

Kate Howard and Geoffrey Samuels will be at YMCA White House on Saturday 3 October between 11am – 1pm and 3 – 4.30pm, and Councillor Martin Seymour will be there on Sunday at 12 noon – 1.30pm. Pop in for a chat about issues that matter to you in your local community.

Get crafty

Other Open Weekend activities include the Magna Carta Men’s Barbershop Choir, the Bridge Club and a model  railway exhibition.

Children and adults are also welcome to join in the taster sessions with the Sweet Seams group (Sat 10am – 12 noon),  the Patchwork & Quilting group (Sat 2 – 4pm) and the Knitwits (Sun 10am-12 noon).

The Tuesday Art Circle will also be holding demonstrations all weekend 10am -4pm, painting with oil, water colour and acrylics.

Visit our popular café

In the cosy and popular café on the ground floor there will be hot meals and delicious lunch sandwiches and paninis on offer. For the children, try our wholesome children’s menu.

The café will also have an art and embroidery exhibition put on by the Hampton Embroidery Group, the Tuesday Art Circle and the Thursday Art Group.

Sunday Tea Dance

The Sunday highlight is the tea dance in the main hall from 2 – 4.30pm, with classic tunes provided by the ballroom dancing DJ’s.

Entry costs £3 per person, including tea/coffee and cake. No need to book, just turn up. All ages welcome!

Programme – Saturday 3 October

Room Time Activity
Main hall 10 – 11am Zumba Gold with Norma (new YMCA LSW class).
Main hall 11am  – 12.30pm BATTS – Bowls and Table Tennis.
Main hall 2 – 5pm Children’s Birthday Party with bouncy castle and party food.
Small hall 10 – 11am Tatty Bumpkins
Small hall 11 – 12.30pm Linty’s Yoga class
Small hall 2 – 3pm Footie Tots /Footie Wizards
Room 1 & 2 11am – 1pm and
3pm – 4.30pm
Meet Your councillor:Kate HowardGeoffrey Samuels
Room 1 & 2 11am – 3pm Bridge
12.30pm and 1.30pm Inclusive Circuits class
Room 1 & 2 TBA Brenda: WW1 project
Room 1 &2 10am – 4pm Tuesday’s Art Circle demonstrations
Room 3 All day Model Railway Group
Room 4 TBA Weight-watchers  – Weigh in
Room 5 10am – 12 noon Sweet Seam’s Taster session.
Room 5 2 – 4pm Patchwork& Quilting
Café All day Modus Embroidery exhibition,Hampton Embroidery group, Art Circle pictures, Fun Art, Thursday art group
Passage 10am – 12 noon Preschool activity
Passage All day Who let the dad’s out, Lucky Dip, Catering: teas/coffees and cakes.

Programme – Sunday 4 October:

Room Time Activity
Main hall 10am -12 noon Military Band practice
Main hall 2 – 4.30pm Tea Dance: £3/person – all ages welcome.
Small hall 10 – 11pm11 – 12 noon Diddi DanceFit Friends
Small hall 12.30 – 1.30pm Tai Chi with Michael (new YMCALSW class)
Room 1 & 2 12 – 1.30pm Meet Your councillor:: Martin Seymour
Room 1 & 2 TBA Brenda: WW1 project
Room 1 & 2 10am 10am: Stroke Group
Room 1 & 2 10am – 12 noon Thursday’s Art Group
Room 1 & 2 10am – 4pm Tuesday’s Art Circle demonstration
Room 5 10am – 12 noon Knitwits
Café All day Modus Embroidery exhibition, Hampton Embroidery group, Art Circle pictures, Fun Art, Thursday art
Passage All day Children’s activity