Clubs & Activities

Below is a list of known Clubs and Societies meeting in Shadoxhurst village. A full list of all clubs & societies can also be found on the ‘Shadoxhurst What’s On’ Facebook Page. Please send any changes or updates to the Parish Clerk.

1st Shadoxhurst Scout Group  aims to offer young people an opportunit y to learn, develop and enjoy themselves. We have a modern, progressive and linked training scheme with the use of badge work to foster a great sense of achievement. The Scout Association is open to boys and girls irrespective of their political or religious belief, ethnic origin or race, mental or physical capabilities. Rainbows, Brownies & Guides  —  NO GROUP AT PRESENT

 

Cubs (boys and girls from 8-10 years old) meets on Tuesday evenings term times between 6pm and 8pm. They have a wide variety of challenges, games and new skills, all leading to gaining badges. We promote independence through fun and adventure. Cubs go camping and have sleepovers. They take part in events with other packs,  such as sports – Football or Dodgeball or work towards badges such as local knowledge. At 10 ½ years Cubs start to move to Scouts.

 Beavers (boys and girls 6-8years old) meets on Monday evenings term times between 5.30pm and 6.45pm.  They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends.

The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.  Contact: Doreen on kbeach7254@aol.com

ARC_Drama_logoArk Drama 2000 are a youth theatre group, based at Kingsnorth Parish Church, Ashford, affiliated to the Parish Churches of Kingsnorth with Stubbs Cross and Shadoxhurst. We are a non-profit making community group run by a volunteer committee and adult leaders.  Membership is open to youngsters, aged 7 to 21 (inclusive), from all religious denominations and abilities, in the Ashford area.

Our aims are to build the personal confidence of individuals by giving them the opportunity to perform either solely, or as part of a group, to an audience. Additionally we are able to provide an insight into the world of Theatre and to experience the back-stage activities which support productions (e.g. sound, lighting, prop and set construction).

The group was formed in 1999 as a millennium project but has continued since – providing a number of performances each year, to various audiences at differing locations.

Contact: Lis Webb (Chairman) – 01233 732901 or email arkdrama2000@outlook.com

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Ashford Courtside FC are a FA Charter Standard Club affiliated to the Kent FA who caters for children aged 7 to 16 years. All Coaches are volunteers & FA qualified, CRB checked & trained in emergency first aid.

We formed in 2009 and are members of the Ashford & District Youth and East Kent youth leagues.
We have been based in Shadoxhurst village for 4 years now and are now looking to expand our age groups and number of teams.
We offer a safe & fun environment for children to develop. Our aims are to provide an enjoyable environment for those involved in youth football to enable them to focus on their footballing development and play to the best of their ability.

Want to get involved?

We are always looking for volunteers to get involved from coaching to committee members to ground keepers. Various roles are always available. Contact: Vanessa Grimmond (Club Secretary) or email ashfordcourtside@gmail.com

Flower Arrangers  – were formed in May 1965 (so we were 60 in 2025!) and currently have 34 members. We meet at 7.30pm on the 1st Wednesday in the month (except January) in Shadoxhurst Village Hall.  You do not need to have any flower arranging experience, just enjoy flowers and learning how to get the best out of them.

We have area and national demonstrators showing how to arrange flowers plus occasional workshops where we learn how to arrange flowers and foliage and even how to turn leaves into something a bit different!  We also have some social meetings including a visit to a local garden.

We are a very friendly club and welcome you to any of our meetings.  Our annual subscription is £20 plus £1 per visit (£5 for visitors). We have a raffle at each floral demonstration where you could win one of the wonderful arrangements created by the demonstrators!

For more information please contact: Ann Prebble – Chairman – 07989 586575 (e-mail: ann.prebble@yahoo.com) or Gaye Sim – Secretary – 01233 732212.

Garden Club – An opportunity for like-minded people, with an interest in learning/sharing knowledge on all things linked to your garden to get together to ask or answer questions from fellow village gardeners. If you are unsure, then why not come along and try at a forthcoming session. No further commitment. If you are interested then please contact me and I’ll provide details of the next planned meet – time, date and location. Peter Webb Peter707R@Hotmail.com or 01233 732901.

Ping Pong Club – Join us for friendly games of Table Tennis.  Fitness, fun & friendship for all levels. we are open every Tuesday morning 10am – 12noon & evening 7.30pm – 9.30pm (except the Tuesday between Xmas & New Year). All equipment and refreshments are provided. Entry is £2 per person (for U18’s entry is £1 per person and must be accompanied by an adult). Simply turn up on the morning or for more information please contact Hannah Collison 07963 717063. We look forward to welcoming you.

Sewing Club – Formed in 2017, we meet fortnightly on Thursdays 7 – 9 pm; please check the village Newsletter for the dates.   We are a ‘self help’ group with members working on their own projects or small projects for the benefit of other village clubs.  Past projects for other clubs have included small bags for the Football Club, table cloths for the Chatterbox Coffee Club and table cloths for general use in both halls plus bunting for the Fetes.  The largest project undertaken was a quilted map of Shadoxhurst c2016 which can be seen hanging in the village hall.  Anyone interested in joining us or for details please contact Peter Webb 01233 732901.

Shadoxhurst Weekend Walk – Get Walking with the Ashford District Health Walks.  For some ten years the group has set off for weekly Saturday walks from Shadoxhurst. We meet at 9.45am every Saturday at the Village Hall and set off at 10am for a two hour walk. There is parking at the hall. The great thing is, it is free. Sometimes we vary the start points so it is good to stay in touch. Contact Jim for more details on 07788 245 022.

 

WI East Kent – We are a welcoming group who enjoy lots of different interests. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7.30pm at Stubbs Cross Mission Hall, Magpie Hall Road. Stubbs Cross, Ashford, Kent. TN26 1HG. For more information please contact Mandy 01233 501774.

 

Stubbs Cross Line Dancers – dance every Wednesday evening, but not 2nd of month when it moves to Friday, at the Stubbs Cross Mission Hall –  7.30pm.  If you fancy giving it a try, we just aim to have fun.  For more details please email Brenda Moir (brenda_moir@outlook.com) or Kate (kayoakes70@gmail.com) or telephone 01233 733015.

Shadoxhurst History Club – We’re a friendly group of people, sharing our knowledge & personal experience of events in our Parish history. We meet regularly in the village hall at 7.30pm. Please check the calendar for dates, you are most welcome to come along and join us. For more information please contact Lis Webb on 01233 732901.

 

Chatterbox Cafe – Coffee Club – Everyone is welcome for a brew and a good old chat. We meet every Tuesday from 2pm – 4pm at the Pavilion. For more details please contact Colin on 01233 732784.

Wine & Home Brew Club – Please contact Colin on 01233 732784 for more details.