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Horton Kirby & South Darenth Parish Council

Activities in our Village Halls

Please see below for information on activities that are held in our Village Halls

Bushin Kenpo Martial Arts & Self Defence Classes - Village Hall Thursday 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Thursday's Bushin Warriors, 8 to 9pm. Adults, 8 to 9.45pm.

Beginners and experienced martial artists welcome, first months lessons free.

Contact Details:
Email: info@BushinKenpo.com
Tel: 01322 761012
Website: http://www.BushinKenpo.com


Baby Sensory - Jubilee Hall Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm

At Baby Sensory, you and your baby will experience a wonderful variety of magical sensory activities every week. Each one has been lovingly created to support your baby's sensory development from birth through their first year f life.  You are welcome to join our classes at any time, even mid term.

You can expect everything from gentle baby massage, amazing light shows and Baby Signing, right through to parachutes, bubbles, water play and even baby olympics, trips in to the Jungle, beach parties with many more  adventures  to discover. Every class leader is a trained specialist in Baby Development, and will pass gem's of developmental information on to you each week about why each activity is so brilliant for your baby's development.  We also share lots of ideas and fun to try at home too!

Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and may of our classes are fully booked therefore it is advisable to book early.

Visit our website at : https://www.babysensory.com/dartford-gravesend/

See a little more of what we get up to on our facebook page at: https://facebook.com/BabySensoryGravesend/



South Darenth Short Mat Bowling Club  - Village Hall Wednesday 1.45pm 

Meets all year round in the Village Hall on Wednesday afternoons 1.45 pm.; beginners welcome. For further details contact Joan Mole at Joan.mole@outlook.com


HK & SD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY - Jubilee Hall Monday 8.00pm

 Meets bi-monthly in Jubilee Hall

January, March, May, July, September and November

Meetings on 2nd Monday (except May - 3rd Monday)

Start 8pm



Membership £7 (single) or £10 (couple)

Visitors always welcome (£2)

Publications on sale in Parish Office


NEW MONDAY CLUB - Village Hall 1.45pm

Our mother and toddler group is the New Monday Club.

0-5 we have a craft, slide equipment, lots of bikes and toys, playdoh table dressing up and more.

A place for mums to meet new friends, while children play.

Soft drinks and biscuits for children

And cakes for mums with their tea and coffee

Ending session with singing

1.45-3pm £2.50


Yoga  - Jubilee Hall Tuesday 10.30am 

Why practice yoga?

Yoga is an ancient scientific practice which originated from India and has evolved over thousands of years. More recently, there have been many studies proving that yoga can help improve quality of life and can help to maintain a fit and healthy body, and mind.

Studies have also shown that yoga helps to improve circulation, digestion, balance, flexibility and agility. Yoga can also help to maintain and even improve functional capacity such as concentration and endurance. Yoga postures are specifically designed to strengthen muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints.

Yoga, much like Pilates also improves core strength which is essential to promote healthy backs and hips which prevent trips and falls.

Yoga improves mental strength and has a calming effect; this in turn not only relieves tension but can help you have a better night’s sleep.

The breathing practices of yoga known as pranayama increase lung capacity which in turn delivers more oxygen to the body and helps with overall performance and efficiency. This relieves soreness and enhances tissue repair.

Relaxation and meditation practices allow the body to rest and digest and induce the relaxation response switching off the flight, fight freeze response which can cause stress and anxiety.

The question therefore is why wouldn’t you practice yoga?

A bit about me!

I have been practicing yoga since 1999. I started training to become a yoga teacher in 2007 with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY). The BWY is the governing body of yoga in the UK. Since then I have completed additional training with ‘Yoga Campus’. This includes; pregnancy yoga, well woman yoga, children’s yoga and more recently I have completed a Yoga Therapy Diploma 550hrs. I am also a member of the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I have an interest in Hatha yoga, yoga for women’s health, yoga for healthy aging and restorative yoga.