Leisure and learning

The Borough of Broxbourne offers many leisure and recreation activities specifically designed for the older person.

Be Active programme
The Be Active programme of events and activities for older people is run by Broxbourne Council in partnership with B3Living.  Activities include an annual information fair at Wolsey Hall in Cheshunt, trips to destinations such as Paradise Wildlife Park, sport taster sessions and garden parties.  The programme of events is published twice a year and is available from the Council offices, One Stop Shops, The Spotlight, other Council facilities and B3Living retirement schemes, or by clicking the link to the right of this page.
For more information or to request a printed Be Active programme booklet please contact the Council's Policy and Project team on 01992 785654 or email housing@broxbourne.gov.uk.

Beaumont Centre
The Centre, located in Turners Hill, Cheshunt, is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday and provides activities to over 60s including bingo, art, Scrabble, whist, singing and dancing.  A lunch with dessert, cooked on the premises, is provided at 12.30pm for a small charge.
For more information call 01992 633241.

Broxbourne Arts Forum
Broxbourne Arts Forum is the coordinating organisation for the arts within the Borough of Broxbourne and aims to promote artistic and cultural activities, provide support for voluntary affiliated groups and maximise opportunities for involvement by people of all ages within the community.  The Forum operates all year round but has a summer focus.
For more information contact Mr J M Gordon on 01992 466627, email info@broxbournearts.org.uk or visit the Broxbourne Arts website.

Broxbourne health walks
To enjoy the local parks, meet new people and for health and wellbeing benefits, come along to the free volunteer health walks.  These are friendly, low-key walks for all ages and abilities.
For more information and an up-to-date schedule of walks, telephone Broxbourne Council on 01992 785555 or email leisure@broxbourne.gov.uk.

Broxbourne Theatre Company
An amateur theatre company rehearsing at Bollescroft, Broxbourne and presenting shows at the Civic Hall. 
For more information contact Margaret on 01992 893173 or email info@BroxbourneTheatreCompany.co.uk.

Chess at Hoddesdon Library
Broxbourne Council in partnership with Hertfordshire Libraries sponsors a friendly, informal chess session for older people at Hoddesdon Library.
For more information contact the Council's policy and project team on 01992 785654.

Entertainments and events
The Borough's entertainment programme at public halls includes afternoon cinema matinees with lunch or afternoon tea, ballroom dancing, line dance lessons and socials.
For more information and details regarding the events and activity programmes run at various halls throughout the Borough call The Spotlight on 01992 441946, email boxoffice@broxbourne.gov.uk or call into your nearest One Stop Shop.

Greek/Greek Cypriot Group for over 55s
A social group promoting cultural, physical and emotional well-being whilst offering respite for carers.
For more information telephone Ms M Crooks on 01992 625928.

Hertford Regional College
Hertford Regional College offers a wealth of adult learning opportunities aimed at helping people find a new interest and develop new or existing skills.
To find out more about the courses, prices and possible help available with costs contact Hertford Regional College on 01992 411411, email info@hrc.ac.uk or visit the Hertford Regional College website.

Hoddesdon Friendship Club
The friendship club meets once a month and provides bingo, quizzes, speakers, entertainment and demonstrations.
For more information call Mrs E Bush on 01992 463611.

Hoddesdon Players
A long established amateur dramatic society which presents two plays a year at The Spotlight, as well as a revue staged at a local school.
For more information call 01992 465665, email marsh.hama@btinternet.com or visit the Hoddesdon Players website.

Italia Club 2000
The club is for retired men and women to meet, socialise and take part in activities such as bingo, cards, swimming, yoga, dancing and outings.
For more information contact Mrs M Scozzaro on 01992 768041 or email italiaclub2000@yahoo.co.uk.

Lee Valley Regional Park
Lee Valley Regional Park is a key wildlife and leisure destination, offering activities and events, gardens, nature reserves and beautiful riverside trails.
For more information about Lee Valley Regional Park heritage sites and open spaces, or to find out more about events in the Broxbourne area, call 08456 770600, email info@leevalleypark.org.uk or go to the Visit Lee Valley website.

Library services
The Borough of Broxbourne has public libraries in Cheshunt, Goffs Oak, Hoddesdon and Waltham Cross, and there is also a mobile library.
For more information contact the Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4049 or visit the Herts Direct Libraries website.

Local Organisations Directory
This directory, published by Broxbourne Borough Council, is a comprehensive public reference source containing details of hundreds of local and national clubs, societies and voluntary groups.
The directory can be searched online by visiting the Local Organisations page.  The directory is available free, from the Council Offices, One Stop Shops and can be viewed at the Borough's libraries.

Lowewood Museum
Lowewood Museum records and exhibits the social history of the Borough of Broxbourne through artefacts (from pre-historic to present day) and photographs. 
For more information call 01992 445596 or email museum.leisure@broxbourne.gov.uk.

Older people and the Internet
If you would like to learn more about computers and the Internet, whether you are a complete beginner or just want to brush up your skills, training is available - see the entries above for Hertford Regional College and NextStep.

Parks and open spaces
Broxbourne has seven parks and 54 open spaces, containing a range of facilities from tennis, bowls, football, and golf to formal gardens, meadows and woodlands.
For more information on the parks call 01992 785546 or email leisure@broxbourne.gov.uk.

Sport and leisure services
A variety of organised activities are offered at The Laura Trott Leisure Centre in Cheshunt, The John Warner Sports Centre in Hoddesdon and Cheshunt Park Golf Centre.
For more information call The Laura Trott Centre on 01992 623345, The John Warner Sports Centre on 01992 445375 or Cheshunt Park Golf Centre on 01992 624009.

Three Valleys Male Voice Choir
The Choir consists of around 28 men who meet and rehearse in Waltham Cross and new members are always welcome.
For more information call Nigel Thomas on 01992 630981 or visit the Three Valleys Male Voice Choir website.

University of the Third Age (U3A)
There are three U3A groups in the Borough, offering older people a variety of opportunities to share knowledge, skills and experience, as well as to socialise.
For more information email u3abroxbourne@live.co.uk (U3A Broxbourne), toniwalsh1@sky.com (U3A Cheshunt or visit the U3A Cheshunt website) or laurence_cole@onetel.com (U3A Lea Valley).

Waltham Cross Over 60s Club
The club offers friendly social contact on a weekly basis.  Members play bingo and enjoy a cup of tea and a homemade cake.  There is an outing in summer and celebration meals at Christmas and Easter.  New members are guaranteed a warm welcome.
For more information contact Sheila Farmer on 01992 637881 or email sheila@farmer112.fsnet.co.uk