Woodcote Volunteers can drive people who qualify for our service to the following activities, provided we have capacity.  Please contact us to book a driver.

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University of the Third Age (U3A) – Goring Gap branch 

They run many different interest and activity groups in various locations in and around Goring, so please go to their website to find out more: https://www.goringgapu3a.org.uk/

Move Together

A council run incentive scheme to help people get more active, whatever their health. https://www.activeoxfordshire.org/move-together

Activities in Woodcote

There are a wide variety of activities in Woodcote, for instance:

Chance to Chat

A small group meeting at Mowforth House weekly, on a Thursday between 2:30 and 4:00 pm to talk and some people bring crafts/knitting etc. along with them. Drinks and biscuits provided. £1 to cover cost of hiring the room. In order to find out more, contact Barbara Penniall, Telephone: 07768 072449 / 01491 681449 or Email: bpenniall@gmail.com


Woodcote Short Mat Bowls Club meet in Woodcote Village Hall for gentle exercise, twice a week in the winter only. It is ideal for all ages and disabilities. Only bowling shoes or flat, clean shoes required, but no other dress rules. So to find out more go to Woodcote Short Mat Bowls Club | Reading Services Guide

Woodcote Chatterbox

Run by Kate Hart of Age UK, it meets from 2pm – 3.30pm at the Community Centre on the fourth Tuesday afternoon every month (except August and December). She invites a speaker along every month and there is also the opportunity for people to chat over tea and cake. Cost £3.00. Just drop in.

Seated yoga

Armchair yoga run by Alex takes place in the Village Hall on Wednesdays each week between 9:30am and 10:15. The class is friendly, welcoming and fun. Further information contact Alex on alexmersonpilates@gmail.com or phone 07788 248925. The cost is £7.50 for a 45 minute session.


In the Village Hall on Thursday, 9am – 10am each week. Further information https://woodcotevillagehall.com/regular-classes-and-activities/ or phone 07980 926056.

Women’s Institute

In the Village Hall on the third Wednesday of each month, 2:30 – 5:00 pm.

Oratory School Sports Centre

A variety of activities, such as swimming, golf, gym etc.  See their website for more information. https://www.oratory.co.uk/pupil-life/sport/sports-centre

Board Games afternoons

The second Tuesday of each month at Woodcote Library, 3.30 – 5pm.  No charge.  Games of all types, including cards, are provided or you can bring your own – and tea/coffee and biscuits are served. Just turn up and enjoy!

Bereavement Cafe

The first Wednesday morning of the month, held at Woodcote Community Centre. Romey Poston is co-ordinating.  Call her on 07711 628026 or email on r.e.poston@btinternet.com

Activities in nearby villages

There are also a large number of activities around Woodcote, for example:


Cholsey Day Centre

Cholsey Day Centre: A friendly environment to socialise and enjoy activities like games, golf, darts, craft, puzzles, quizzes, interactive table, bingo, singers and performers. Home cooked 2 course lunch plus Tea, Coffee and biscuits.  This service is intended for over 50s, people with dementia and older people.  Cost £15 per day.  Woodcote Volunteers provide a transport service free of charge. Call the manager, Kathy Hutt on 01491 652970 for more information.


Goring Day Centre/Lunch Club

They are at the Community Centre on a Tuesday and Wednesday every week.  They provide activities and lunch from about 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The cost is £9 per session, so to find out more and about vacancies for this popular activity, call the organiser Denise Sayers on 01491 683768 or 07747 782379.  

Gallowstree Common 

Walking Football

This takes place every Wednesday at 10:30 am at Bishopswood Sports Ground and costs £3.00 per session. For more details contact Ian at ian.massey28@gmail.com or Martin at sunshinetowers@hotmail.com. However, you can simply come along to Bishopswood Sports Ground, Horsepond Road, Gallowstree Common, Oxfordshire RG4 9BT

Whitchurch Hill

Community Coffee Morning

Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon every week at The Old Stables. Ring Susan Scearce on 0118 984 2004 for details.

Please note: This information is up to date as far as we are aware, but please let us know if this is not the case or if there is anything we can add.  Thank you.