The Short Mat Bowls Club 



The Short Mat Bowls Club is a very friendly Club which participates in the 2nd Division of the Wealden League involving both home and away matches against 11 local Clubs between October and March. The Club meets regularly on a Tuesday evening in the Village Hall between 7.00pm and 10.00pm throughout the year. It is important for us all to encourage local enthusiasm for this enjoyable and social sport for all ages and if you are looking for friendship, cheap entertainment and gentle healthy exercise, give it a try - nothing ventured, nothing gained. We can provide bowls initially and all you need is suitable flat soled shoes or play in stockinged feet. More 'seasoned' players are also welcome, in fact age means nothing in this game. Give the Chairman, Don Smith a ring on 01435 810045




MHG Dance Club



MHG Dance Club holds a Latin Rhythms class most Friday mornings for an hour at 9.30am. This is an excellent opportunity to burn off some calories whilst learning some Latin American dance steps in line dance format. The group is open to all. For more details please contact Heather on 01892 655175 or just turn up on the morning. Private tuition in Ballroom and Latin American dancing is also arranged at Hadlow Down Village Hall.

MHG Dance Club was founded in 2008 with the aim to bring the the art and fun of social, Ballroom and Latin American dancing to the population of villages in the area of Uckfield and Crowborough in East Sussex. 

Classes are held most weekday evenings and cater for various levels of experience: for absolute beginners and for those keen to improve their Ballroom and Latin American dancing.Private lessons may be arranged and couples and/or groups who wish to learn dance for Weddings and other special occasions are very welcome.

There is the occasional Saturday Evening Dance and there are Tea Dances during the winter season.

For more detail visit the website



Hadlow Down Horticultural Society



This is a lively society that has been flourishing for almost thirty years.  We have almost 100 members who enjoying sharing knowledge and seeing  other gardens. Two evenings a year we have a supper followed by a talk from a visiting lecturer. 


We have an annual coach outing to a notable garden and two car outings to interesting gardens closer to home.   In May, there is a Bring and Buy plant sale and the highlight of the year is the annual Flower Show in August.  Membership entitles discounts at several nurseries. 


Contact Heather Mines Tel: 01825 830 314         Email:






Hadlow Down Variety Club


Hadlow Down Variety Club was founded in 1982 and since then has performed annual Variety shows, highly popular pantomimes and Murder Mysteries Dinner evenings.

We have over 40 lively and charismatic members ranging in age from 8 to 79 and are always looking for new members to join us, whether it is to act, sing, dance, sew costumes, stage-manage, work on lighting and sound, paint scenery, design posters and programmes, cook for our Murder Mystery Dinner evenings, make tea………. In fact there’s something for everyone and plenty of fun too!   Do come and join us! 


Contact Glenys Lake - Chair.  01825 830857,  Email or





TN22 Club and TN22 Plus Club


The TN22 Club provides a warm and welcoming environment to meet and make new friends whilst enjoying a delicious two course lunch.  Members enjoy games, quizzes, talks, music , dancing and Film Afternoons plus outings in the Spring and Summer.  The Club is for over 60s - meeting on alternate Wednesdays at the Hadlow Down Village Hall.  Transport can be provided and lunch costs £6.  Please call Suzanne to book your place – why not join with a friend this year? 

The TN22 Plus Club runs on alternate Wednesdays at Hadlow Down Village Hall and is tailored for those with memory loss/ dementia.  The Club runs from 10.30am – 3.30pm with personalised activities and a high ratio of helper support.  Carers can also attend if they wish.  With an emphasis on friendship and fun – our members settle very quickly and all enjoy the freshly cooked and nutritious lunch!  Transport can be arranged on request and the cost for the day is £40.  


We can offer a FREE trial day if you would like to come and meet us and see what the Club has to offer.

The Club relies on the help of a wonderful band of willing volunteers – if you could spare a few hours once or twice a month I would love to hear from you! 

Contact: Amanda Callf 01825 840406

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Tai Chi Class


Every Monday 11-12 pm.  Contact Lisa Sang Email: 



The Film Club


A community cinema experience in our own Village Hall with films chosen for their quality and shown in a pleasant atmosphere. Ice cream and refreshments are provided and you can bring your own bottle. 


Performances are usually every month, please see the Village Calendar or Home Page of the Hadlow Down Web Site or the Parish Magazine for current details. A Village Hall initiative in conjunction with the Engage charity.  Contact Janet Tourell Tel: 01825 830478, Email: