Community Groups

Community Groups

Areley Kings Village Hall is the meeting place for a number of community & leisure groups

Areley Kings Bridge Club – The club meets every Monday afternoon at 1:30 pm [except Bank Holidays], finishing around 4 pm. We are a friendly club playing Duplicate Bridge [an ideal club for Rubber Bridge players to try Duplicate]. We are limited to six tables [seven at a pinch!], but visitors are always welcome. The table fee is £1.00 and there is no membership fee. Contact June Aston 01299 877320.

Areley Kings Friendship Group – Meets  alternate Monday afternoons. Contact Margaret – 01299 826256

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Areley Kings Labour Group – monthly meetings in the Millington Room. Contact Vi – 01299 826550

Areley Kings Players – A friendly, family-oriented theatre group who put on a panto each February, as well other events.

Areley Kings Village History Group – Are you interested in local or family history ? Are you curious about the history of our village? Do you have a passion for buildings, want to investigate church history or help in some community projects ? Then come along to a meeting of Areley Kings Village History Group and find out more, We were established in December 2015 and welcome new members. Contact

Areley Kings Wives – Meets 2nd Thursday evening every month. At the Hall (8pm) in Jan, Feb, Mar, Sept, Oct and Nov. Out and about during the other months. Contact Audrey Daw 01299 826041  [For more information Click Here]

Bumps and Babes -first Wednesday morning of the month

Chance To Dance – Over55s men and women, fun and friendly exercise class with coffee after.
Every Thursday Morning at NEW TIME 10.15 am – 11.15am [term time only]. Next term starts on January 11th.
Come along in something comfortable for a fun relaxed dance session, get moving to a mixture of music, from salsa to Rock & Roll then stay for refreshments and a chat. £4 per session plus a small donation for tea or coffee if desired [Kindly supported by Wyre Forest District Council] Contact Jackie 01299 871103 [For more information Click here]

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Contact Bev Haywood – T: 01905 621417 or E:

Friends of Areley Kings Village Hall – Organisers of a wide range of social and fundraising activities in the Hall, including music evenings, coffee morning and craft fairs. New members very welcome.  For more information about the Friends Click Here

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Girlguiding Areley Kings
Contact District Commissioner Kath 01299 877392 for Girlguiding in Areley Kings and Gt Witley and information about Guides and Senior Section’.
1st Areley Kings Brownies contact Dee 01299 828344
Areley Kings Rainbows contact Sue 01299 822160
The Girlguiding website for Worcestershire is

Messy Play – third Wednesday of the month

Stourport Choral
We are a friendly music society specialising in harmony singing. We have no particular preference of musical genre, covering pop, rock, jazz, musicals and classical. We perform four or more concerts each year including our famous Stourport Christmas. We meet most Wednesdays at 7.30pm and welcome new visitors anytime. For further information contact Ken Strutt 07876 593408 or simply turn up and see what we do.

Tai Chi
Tuesday evening exercise classes:
1. Yang 24 Forms Tai Chi 7pm-8pm—learn the world’s most popular tai chi set, challenging your coordination and balance. When you know the moves well enough they become relaxing, a moving meditation, which reduces stress levels.
2. Fitness Yoga 8:15pm-9:15pm—physically challenging postures that increase strength, balance and flexibility. Also includes a relaxation at the end.
Mark Wrench 07973 970 093

Tuesday Afternoon Group
Are you fed up sitting home alone on a Tuesday afternoon  ? Well…..why not come and join us. £3 per session including tea/coffee, biscuits and natter. We are a friendly group of local, like-minded ladies that meet each Tuesday afternoon from 1.30pm until 4.30pm ish. We like to try new crafts and we also knit, crochet, cross stitch, make cards, boxes and much more… Help and advice given, if needed. For more information please ring Judy 01299 828094

Whisk Kids – is a sensory cooking group for babies and toddlers.
It runs fortnightly on a Sunday. The baby class is 10:00-11:00 and the toddler class is 12:00-13:00
To find out more about upcoming classes and dates as well as finding out how to book onto a class etc.
Jodie Burkin 07725685713

Whist Club We play progressive whist every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please come and join this friendly group of people if you enjoy playing cards and want to have a good time. The doors open at around 1 p.m. and we aim to start at 1.30 p.m. We usually finish by 4.30 p.m. There is a raffle every time and prizes for winners and the person with least points. Coffee, tea and biscuits are included in the £1.50 you will pay to have a good afternoon. We look forward to seeing you at the hall . More information from Marjan 01299 871804

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Whyley Dance – Fun is the focus!
1:30-2:30pm Under 5’s dance time (Dinky’s) (age 18 months-5)£4.00
3:30-4pm Baby Ballet (age 3-6)   £3.00
4:00-4:45pm Foundation Ballet (age 6-12) £3.50 (To do both Ballet and street £6.00)
4:45-5:30pm Street and break dance (Age 5-12) £3.50
5:30-6:30pm Zumba (age 14 up) £4.50 (please don’t worry if you are a little late)    facebook:michelle whyley community dance    mobile 07769337956

Women’s Institute – Every 2nd Monday in the month – 7.30 pm. Visitors and new members are always welcome.  [For more information Click Here]

Women’s Reading Group – 2nd Friday of each month at 12 pm – 2.00 pm so we can have lunch and chat!  For more information click HERE or contact Bev at or ring 01905 621417.

YOGA class
Hatha yoga classes….Tuesday mornings in term time 2018 term starts on January 16th
All abilities 9.30 to 11am
For further information contact Mari Singleton…..01905 642776 / 07876 240864
E mail…
Website of the British Wheel of Yoga West Midlands Region


Areley Kings Badminton Club We are an informal club, playing on Thursday evenings from 8.30 – 10.30 at the new Kidderminster Sports Centre. Cost is £4 per session depending on numbers. If you would like to join us please contact Rob Fowler 01299 824318 Email:

Areley Kings PACT – There is now only one PACT for the whole of Stourport. Meetings will be held at various venues.

Mobile Library
The mobile library doesn’t visit the Hall now. All the mobile library timetables can be found at the following address
Further information 01905 822722 or email

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