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Clubs & Activities

Puppy Training

Returns from Thursday 14th September 2023 for 6 weeks in the evening.

Contact Avril Munson.

07505 277374 or 07792 900789.

Dogs with Dog Walker


To be held 14:00-15:00 on 14th, 21st & 28th September.

Please contact Judy on 07879643000 for more information.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Every Tuesday 11:00-12:00


Tai chi or Taijiquan is best know for its slow movements that connect together to create one continuous form, often seen performed in parks in China. Tai chi is a martial art, a form of self defense based on the art of yielding and sticking rather than using force to oppose force.

There are many different forms today and beginners can start with short forms moving onto more advanced longer forms and competition forms.

Tai chi can teach you how to co-ordinate your body, relax your muscles, strengthen your core and legs and improve posture and balance. Tai chi can also increase your energy levels, relieve stress, increase focus and cultivate a sense of calmness and well being. As a weight bearing exercise it is ideal for all ages.

By practicing tai chi you learn the best possible way in which to move your body so that your energy flows freely.

If you have health conditions or limited mobility Tai Chi is a great form of exercise.

Call: 07984322522 or Email:

Please call to book.

Hatfield Broad Oak Women’s Institute

HBO WI usually meet in the Village Hall on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30 for their monthly meeting. Presently we have 27 members who pay an annual membership subscription of £44 which includes membership of both the Federation of Essex WI and the National Federation of WI. Once ladies are members of HBOWI they receive a copy of the Federation’s monthly magazine, the NFWI bi-monthly magazine and access to activities and websites.


HBO WI prides itself on offering a varied, interesting, entertaining, and educational programme of speakers and events which include open evenings. We had “full houses” in the Village Hall when our speakers included;- Judith Tebbitt, Author of A long walk home; Erwin James, editor of Inside Time: Canon Ann Easter, Queen’s Chaplain and Amanda Ewing, Royal School of Needlework.


We are a diverse, inclusive, welcoming group of women who all enjoy having fun and sharing friendship together. (making cakes and jam is not a pre-requisite).

If you would like to give us a try, or jump straight in and join, please call our Hostess

Sue Brown on 01279 718620

and she will be pleased to help.

A group of women at a business meeting
Couples Dancing

Ballroom Dancing

Every Wednesday at 7.00pm - 9pm.

Contact  Sarah on 07841 839324 or

Warm Space

Will return in October 2023

Come and have a chat, a cup of tea/coffee, biscuit/cake with our compliments in a warm, safe and friendly environment.

Tea Time

Line Dancing


10:45 - Beginners

11:30 - Beginners Plus

Come along and try something new. Have fun dancing to all genres of music and make some new friends whilst keeping fit. No partner required. 


Contact Sarah Jane Hill.

07899 076843.

Stay & Play

Occasional Fridays (check booking calendar)

Contact Fiona Copping.  

01279 718094 or 07852 283248      

Day Care
Coffee and a Cookie

Friday Club

The Friday Club offers a warm welcome to those aged 50 plus and young at heart.  Meetings are held on the first Friday of the month and are very varied, ranging from talks and demonstrations to coach trips to places of interest, a summer garden party and the ever popular Christmas Dinner.

The Hatfield Broad Oak Village Hall provides an excellent hub for our activities enabling us to provide social interaction for our members who come from HBO and the surrounding areas. We hold great store and value in having a well appointed Village Hall in Hatfield Broad Oak which allows us to achieve the aims of our Club.

Barry Toogood



For further details of the Friday Club please contact Brenda Collingwood on 01279 718783 plus see the Club news in the Parish Magazine.

Japanese Calligraphy

Japanese Calligraphy, or 'Shodo' as it is correctly called in Japan, literally means 'writing way' or the 'way of writing' and many find the prospect of doing Japanese Calligraphy daunting, but it is only after all your handwriting in Japanese.

The group has been running for a few months, and meets every Sunday morning at 10:30 - we always welcome beginners. It's a warm friendly group comprising of local villagers and members from further afield. If you'd like to try 'Shodo' why not come along any Sunday morning and try it out - you'll be sure to get a warm welcome.

Your teacher is Stephen Grayston who can be contacted on:-

07931 686057

Japanese Calligraphy
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