The parish has a multitude of different organisations all offering support, services or activities to the local community.
Fun, informal, reward-based dog training classes, including clicker training. Puppy socialising classes from 7 weeks old. Held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm at Stone Pavilion.
puppy class starts at 7pm-7.45pm, Advanced 8pm-9.30pm.
£40 for a 6 week course, then £5 a week after that.
For more information on the classes available, including heel work to music, please contact Hazel on 07807 941835.
Castle Tots Parent & Toddler group runs term time every Wednesday 9.30am-12.30pm at Stone Pavilion on Hayes Road.
The group, run by a volunteer parent committee, gives local mums, dads and carers the opportunity to meet up and have a cup of tea or coffee while the children benefit from shared play.
Everyone is welcome so please come along and have some fun! £1.50 entry price.
Star Kids Out of School Club
An independent out of school club held at Stone Pavilion. Runs every weekday from 3-6pm term time. For more information please contact the Star Kids team on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://starkidsclub.sharepoint.com
Baby Sensory is a Baby Developmental programme, designed by Dr Lin Day, the sessions have been lovingly crafted to create a little bit of fun, magic and wonder for the babies with a different theme each week. We pass on lots of developmental information in class and each activity will support your baby in laying foundations for skills they will use for a lifetime.
Classes run in Stone Pavilion on a Friday at 10.30am, 11.45am and 1pm. The cost of a 5 week term is £35, or 10 weeks can be booked for £63.
Read more about our classes and book your space at: http://www.babysensory.com/en/ClassDetails/dartford-gravesend
Jo Jingles music and movement classes for children 4 months – 4 + years. Classes are carefully structured and each week we introduce fun educational themes i.e. colours, shapes, numbers, animals using well-known nursery rhymes and action songs.
Our experienced presenters run classes in a friendly and informal manner so you can be safe in the knowledge that your child, and maybe you too will learn about music in a stimulating and secure environment.
Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and children. Great music, great equipment and great new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs? Every week introduces a whole new adventure. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure. It is a fast-moving, action-packed programme. Toddler Sense is very different to Baby Sensory, but equally addictive.
Every Wednesday 10.30am-11.20am 13-18 months, 11.40am-12.30pm 13 months-2 years, 12.50pm-13.40pm 2-4 years
6 week full term £42
All Stylz Dance
Join Sasha every Wednesday evening during term-time and enjoy freestyle, disco and street dancemoves.
Classes follow the Freestyle Branch syllabus and children do have the opportunity to take IDTA exams (International Dance Teachers Associations).
Ages 3 – 7yrs: 4:45pm – 5.30pm
Ages 8 +: 5.35pm – 6.35pm
For more information please visit http://allstylzdance.co.uk
Loopy Lou’s Fun Factory
Loopy Lou’s Fun Factory has been established for over 8 years offering dance classes and children’s parties in South East London. If you are looking for the Ultimate Party Experience or Fun Dance Lessons, why not give us a try!
We offer all kinds of classes from Funky Fitness for children aged from 2 years to Street Cheer and Street Dance for teenagers and beyond. Our friendly classes encourage children to enjoy dance and progress at their own pace. As well as performing at events and festivals throughout the year, we also hold presentation cermemonies, inter-club competitons and an annual show at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford. Children who possess the skills also have the opportunities to progress and compete in national competitions.
Stone Judo Club, part of the British Judo Association, runs classes every Thursday at
Stone Pavilion. A great way to improve fitness the classes cost just £3 per person and are taught by a qualified British Judo instructor. All ages and abilities welcome.
Youth 18:30-20:00, £3
Adult/senior 20:00-21:30, £4 ( session taken by Paralympic judoka Ben Quilter) For more information or to take part please contact Andy on email@example.com
Yoga Xtend offers a unique blend of 3 different styles of yoga; Ashtanga for strength, Sivanada for breath and Hatha for alignment. This flow yoga class is suitable for anyone and everyone, all ages and abilities welcome.
Thursday 8-9pm This is designed for beginners/intermediate level in Yoga/fitness. Aiming to build strength, flexibility and stamina.
Drop in fee is £7 or £24 for 4 classes.
Yoga Sprigs, Just for kids!
Children will learn and feel the benefits of yoga, yogic breathing techniques and relaxation. Children will have so much fun, being animals moving through the jungle, flying planes, sailing ships and after their adventure having “quiet time” to calm and relax them.
Tuesday 6.15pm-6.45pm £3.50
A J Fitness
For people of all fitness levels…from those that have never stepped into the gym , to those looking for next challenge!
Body Slim Bootcamp – 60 minute session split to 3 sections:
Cardio- boxing or body weight for example high start jumps , high knees on spot , light jog
Bodyweight and resistance targeting specific areas – legs/ bum , arms and back and core
Abs at the end – 5-10 min
This class is very friendly and groups are very small – 10-12 participants max so that it feels more like Personal Training session. First session complementary thereafter introductory offer £49.99 for the first month of unlimited classes – up to 20 per month and as little as £2.50 per class.
This postural stability class is held every Monday between 11am-12pm. Funded by Dartford Borough Council it is designed for people who have trouble with their balance or been in an accident. The class aims to improve balance and strength and also looks at fall prevention.
For more information call 01322 343067
Crossways Community Church
Every Sunday 10.30am-1pm
Stone pavilion, Hayes Road, DA9 9DS
St Mary the Virgin
Church Road, Stone DA9 (01322) 382076
Visit the website www.stmarystone.org
Stone Baptist Church
Hillhouse Road, Stone, DA2 (01322) 279881
Dartford & Gravesend Friendship Centre
The Dartford & Gravesend Friendship Centre meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 1.30-4pm at Stone Pavilion.
The group regularly have speakers at the events to impart local history and useful information.
For more details please call 01322 384400
The Parish Council hosts a free Tea & Cake morning for Stone Senior Citizens on the last Friday of every month. Held at Stone Pavilion, the event has seen a variety of activities and speakers talking about everything from gunpowder mills to home safety. Twice a year, the event sees tea and cake become lunch which has included a fish and chip lunch and a three course Christmas meal.
For more details please call 01322 384400
1st Stone Guides is open to girls aged between 10 and 14. Guides take part in everything from adventure sports to community action projects. 1st Stone Guides meet at Stone Pavilion every Monday evening from 7.15-8.45pm during term-time. For more information or to register your interest in joining the group please visit http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get_involved.aspx
Stone Birch Cubs, part of the Dartford (Stone) Scout Group, is open to boys and girls aged between 8 and 10.5yrs. The group meet at Stone Pavilion every Wednesday during term-time between 6- 7pm. If you are interested in joining please contact the Group Scout Leader Kelvin on firstname.lastname@example.org.
12-week weightless plan usually held every Thursday, 10.30am-12pm . For more information contact Kash on 01322 343067
Dartford and District photographic society
Every other Wednesday 7.45-10pm
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Hayes Road | Greenhithe | Kent | DA9 9DS
Clerk of the Council: Jennie Thomas