December 2024
Quick links to events in December
Sunday 1 Monday 2
- Sunday 8
Monday 9
- Sunday 15
Monday 16
- Sunday 22
Monday 23
- Sunday 29
Monday 30
- Tuesday 31
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Opening days and times may be subject to change over holiday period.
Deal Castle - open to the public 10am-4pm on most Saturdays and Sundays in December. Please see website for Christmas and New Year arrangements. 01304 372762
see website
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public 10am-4pm on most Saturdays and Sundays in December. Please see website for Christmas and New Year arrangements. 01304 364288
see website
Kent Museum of the Moving Image, 41 Stanhope Road, Deal CT14 6AD. Open all year: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am-5pm. Admission: adult £7; concessions £6; under 16yrs £4. 01304 239515

see website
Deal Pier. Opening times in December: Sundays-Thursdays: 8am-6pm; Fridays and Saturdays: 8am-12midnight. Times vary over the Christmas/New Year period.
Fishing: Permitted on sections of the pier stem and lower deck. Tickets can be purchased at the pier entrance. For details, use Fishing info link.

Restaurant: Deal Pier Kitchen.
Pier:
01304 363815
Pier info
Fishing info

Restaurant:
facebook
Sandown Castle Garden, Sandown Road, Deal CT14 6QU. Award-winning community garden on the site of the former Sandown Castle. Always open. facebook

 

EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Events details More information
 Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
Walmer Town Council's meetings Walmer TC website
Golf Road Community Centre activities Golf Road Centre
Age Concern Deal Centre activities Deal Centre
Betteshanger Country Park events Betteshanger events
Live music listing for Deal on Facebook Local live music

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SERVICES
Details of changes to a range of public services over the Christmas and New Year holiday period  CLICK HERE 
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
Quick links to events in December
Sunday 1 Monday 2
- Sunday 8
Monday 9
- Sunday 15
Monday 16
- Sunday 22
Monday 23
- Sunday 29
Monday 30
- Tuesday 31
 
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December: continuing events and amenities
Talk It Out Wellbeing Support, Deal Ability Community Centre, 43 Victoria Road, Deal. For people experiencing depression and related problems. Open: 11am-1pm Mondays-Fridays. Plus addiction workshop, Thursdays 6pm-8pm. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
See website
facebook
 
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How we display listings!
Regular weekly events are now shown in brief in the
"day-by-day" listings with a
day link to click for more details.
"One off" events details are simply included in the listings.
 
Sunday 1 December
 World AIDS Day see website
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. see Sunday
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Monday 2 December
HealthWalk: Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 9.45am for 10am start. Free local walk. see Monday
55+ Walkie Talkie Club, meet Deal Pier entrance, 10am for 10.15am start. Social group for over 55's, combining a walk and a snack at Deal Beach Parlour. see Monday

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1pm-3pm.

see Monday
Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. see Monday
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Parochial CofE Primary School Hall, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 7.30pm-9pm. see Monday
Bingo Session, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, off Mill Hill, Deal, 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm). see Monday
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. see Monday
 
Tuesday 3 December
Trinity Toddlers Playgroup, Trinity Church (Wesley Hall), Union Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. see Tuesday
Kingsdown Social Group, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. All welcome. see Tuesday
Knitting for the Needy charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Today: Sale of knitted goods for charity. see Tuesday
Kingpin Crafters Meeting, Kingsdown Golf Club, The Leas, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Craft group. see Tuesday
Midlife Rovers Walking Football, The Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal, 8pm-9pm. Walking- pace football for men. Fee: £3.50. 07751 767508
facebook
 
Wednesday 4 December
Moo Music Deal and Dover, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal CT14 9HR, from 9.30am. Parent and baby/toddler music and movement sessions. see Wednesday
Play and Stay, Golf Road Centre, North Deal, 1.30pm-3pm. Parent and toddler social and activities. see Wednesday
Live music: "Live Music" Social, CinCin Bar, 15a South Court, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Friendly music session for those diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimer's, their families and carers. Free admission. Held on first and third Wednesdays of each month. facebook
JFit Fitness Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer 6pm-6.45pm. Covid safe. Limited places; booking required. see Wednesday
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Rowing Club, The Marina, Deal CT14 7NG, 7pm for 7.30pm start. see Wednesday
 
Thursday 5 December
Mums and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. see Thursday
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. see Thursday
Tadpoles Group Meeting, St George's Church extension, High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. For pregnant parents and parents/carers of pre-walkers. see Thursday
Clean Up Crew, Deal Rail Station, 2.30pm. Voluntary litter pick and tidy up in the Station area. New helpers welcome. Meets first and third Thursdays each month.
Golf Road Get-together, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 7pm-9pm. Weekly social evening for everyone in the local area. see Thursday
Deal Folk Club Meeting, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal CT14 6DZ, 7pm-10pm. Tonight: John Kirkpatrick. All are welcome. Admission: £10. Sue
01304 360877
See website
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Sportsman public house, 23 The Street, Sholden CT14 0AL, 7.30pm. see Thursday
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. see Thursday
 
Friday 6 December
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Coffee and Chat, Salvation Army, West Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Teas, coffees, cool drinks and biscuits. Friendly company and great prices. All welcome. facebook
MiniStrikers/Megastrikers Session, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 9.45am-10.25am and 10.40am-11.20am. see Friday
Deal and Walmer Chess Club Meeting, The Royal Marines Association Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4pm. see Friday
Ace Bridge Club Deal Meeting, The Downs Sailing Club, The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4.30pm. see Friday
Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Room), High Street, Deal, 6pm-7.30pm. see Friday
 
Saturday 7 December
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 9am-2pm. This week: Santa's Grotto, meet Father Christmas, free, 10am-1pm. see Saturday
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
Welcome Café, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 10am-12noon. Social hub with free refreshments. All welcome. facebook
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. see Saturday
Deal Philatelic Society Monthly Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 4pm-6pm. Members' Display "The Letter R"; competitions; refreshments and raffle. Visitors and new members always welcome. Alan Buckman
01304 367711
 
Sunday 8 December
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. see Sunday
Community Beach Clean, meet Sea Cafe, Walmer Green, off The Strand, Walmer, 10am. Regular and new supporters welcome; collection equipment and bags provided. Festive garb optional! See website
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Monday 9 December
HealthWalk: Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 9.45am for 10am start. Free local walk. see Monday
55+ Walkie Talkie Club, meet Deal Pier entrance, 10.15am. Social group for over 55's, combining a walk and a snack at Deal Beach Parlour. see Monday

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1pm-3pm.

see Monday
Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. see Monday
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Parochial CofE Primary School Hall, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 7.30pm-9pm. see Monday
Bingo Session, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, off Mill Hill, Deal, 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm). see Monday
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. see Monday
 
Tuesday 10 December
Trinity Toddlers Playgroup, Trinity Church (Wesley Hall), Union Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. see Tuesday
Warm and Festive Soup Lunch, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 12noon-2pm. Soups, bread rolls, mince pies, Christmas cake and fruit; plus tea and coffee. All are welcome. Donations to church funds appreciated. facebook
Kingsdown Social Group, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. All welcome. see Tuesday
Knitting for the Needy charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. see Tuesday
Kingpin Crafters Meeting, Kingsdown Golf Club, The Leas, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Craft group. see Tuesday
Deal Branch of the Kent Family History Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre, (Cleary Hall), 129 High Street, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm.
See website
Midlife Rovers Walking Football, The Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal, 8pm-9pm. Walking- pace football for men. Fee: £3.50. 07751 767508
facebook
 
Wednesday 11 December
Play and Stay, Golf Road Centre, North Deal, 1.30pm-3pm. Parent and toddler social and activities. see Wednesday
JFit Fitness Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer 6pm-6.45pm. Covid safe. Limited places; booking required. see Wednesday
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Rowing Club, The Marina, Deal CT14 7NG, 7pm for 7.30pm start. see Wednesday
 
Thursday 12 December
Mums and Toddlers Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. see Thursday
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. see Thursday
Tadpoles Group Meeting, St George's Church extension, High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. For pregnant parents and parents/carers of pre-walkers. see Thursday
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1.30pm-3.30pm. see Thursday
Golf Road Get-together, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 7pm-9pm. Weekly social evening for everyone in the local area. see Thursday
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Sportsman public house, 23 The Street, Sholden CT14 0AL, 7.30pm. see Thursday
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm see Thursday
 
Friday 13 December
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Coffee and Chat, Salvation Army, West Street, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. Teas, coffees, cool drinks and biscuits. Friendly company and great prices. All welcome. facebook
MiniStrikers/Megastrikers Session, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH, 9.45am-10.25am and 10.40am-11.20am. see Friday
Gentle Yoga, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 10am-11am. Suitable for all abilities including beginners. Clare
07900 016796
Deal and Walmer Chess Club Meeting, The Royal Marines Association Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4pm. see Friday
Ace Bridge Club Deal Meeting, The Downs Sailing Club, The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4.30pm. see Friday
Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Room), 129 High Street, Deal, 6pm-7.30pm. see Friday
 
Saturday 14 December
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 9am-2pm. see Saturday
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. see Saturday
 
Sunday 15 December
Carol Services NB: grey listings are subject to confirmation.
Carol Service, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 10am. facebook
Children's Carol Service, The Salvation Army Hall, 56 West Street, Deal, 10.30am. See website
Children's Christmas Service, St Richard's Church Centre, Mill Hill, Deal, 10.30am. facebook
Children's Instant Nativity Service, Deal Community Church, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, off Mill Hill, Deal, 10.30am. See website
Christmas Carol Service, St John the Evangelist, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 3pm. facebook
Christmas Carol Service (Nine Lessons and Carols), St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, 4pm. See website
Christmas Carol Service, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 4.30pm. facebook
Christmas Carol Service (Nine Lessons and Carols), St Saviour’s Church, The Strand, Walmer, 6pm. facebook
Christmas Carols (Nine Lessons and Carols), St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 6pm. facebook
Carols by Candlelight, The Salvation Army Hall, 56 West Street, Deal, 6pm. See website
Christmas Carol Service, Deal Christian Fellowship, 24 Sutherland Road, Deal CT14 9QT, 6pm. facebook
Carols by Candlelight, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 6.30pm. See website
Carols by Candlelight #1, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 7pm. See website
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. see Sunday
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. see Sunday
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Monday 16 December
HealthWalk: Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 9.45am for 10am start. Free local walk. Please check. see Monday
55+ Walkie Talkie Club, meet Deal Pier entrance, 10.15am. Social group for over 55's, combining a walk and a snack at Deal Beach Parlour. see Monday

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 1pm-3pm.

see Monday
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Parochial CofE Primary School Hall, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 7.30pm-9pm. see Monday
Bingo Session, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, off Mill Hill, Deal, 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm). see Monday
Bingo Session, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.45pm. see Monday
 
Tuesday 17 December
Kingsdown Social Group, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. All welcome. see Tuesday
Kingpin Crafters Meeting, Kingsdown Golf Club, The Leas, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Craft group. Please check. see Tuesday
Midlife Rovers Walking Football, The Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal, 8pm-9pm. Walking- pace football for men. Fee: £3.50. Please check. 07751 767508
facebook
 
Wednesday 18 December
Live music: "Live Music" Social, CinCin Bar, 15a South Court, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Friendly music session for those diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimer's, their families and carers. Free admission. Held on first and third Wednesdays of each month. facebook
 
Thursday 19 December
Tadpoles Group Meeting, St George's Church extension, High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. For pregnant parents and parents/carers of pre-walkers. see Thursday
Clean Up Crew, Deal Rail Station, 2.30pm. Voluntary litter pick and tidy up in the Station area. New helpers welcome. Meets first and third Thursdays each month.
Deal Folk Club Meeting, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal CT14 6DZ, 7pm-10pm. Tonight: Christmas Singers Night. All are welcome. Admission: £3. see Thursday
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Sportsman public house, 23 The Street, Sholden CT14 0AL, 7.30pm. see Thursday
 
Friday 20 December
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
   
 
Saturday 21 December
Winter Solstice. The shortest day of year and official first day of winter.

KCC School Holiday Break
Saturday 21 December - Sunday 5 January 2025 inclusive.

website:
www.kent.gov.uk/.../.../term-dates

For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, 30 Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
 
Sunday 22 December
Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 9am for 9.30am set off. Please check with organiser. see Sunday
Cinque Ports Scooter Club "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. Please check with organiser. see Sunday
Events details More information
Monday 23 December
   
 
Tuesday 24 December
Christmas Eve

Local stores opening times and public services today.
    For details  CLICK HERE 

Christmas Eve Church Services
NB: grey listings are subject to confirmation.

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer), St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, North Deal, 8am. facebook
Whole Parish Holy Communion, St Nicholas Church, London Road, Sholden, 9.30am. facebook
Worship, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 10.30am. facebook
Sung Parish Mass, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 11am. See website
Christingle Candlelit Carols, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 3pm and 5pm. NB: entry only by free ticket. book tickets
Christingle Service , St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 4pm. See website
Christingle Service, St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer, 4pm. facebook
Christingle Service, St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, North Deal, 4pm. facebook
Christingle Service, St Nicholas Church, London Road, Sholden, 4pm. facebook
Christingle Service, St Martin's Church, Church Close, Great Mongeham CT14 0HL, 4pm. facebook
Christingle Service, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 4.30pm. See website
Christingle Service, St John's Church, off Upper Street, Kingsdown, 5pm. See website
Family Carols, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 6pm. facebook
Midnight Mass , St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 11pm. See website
Midnight Mass, St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer, 11.30pm. facebook
Midnight Mass , St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, North Deal, 11.30pm. facebook
Deal Pier opening times today: 8am-4pm. See website
 
Wednesday 25 December
Christmas Day
Christmas Day Church Services
NB: grey listings are subject to confirmation.
Quiet Communion, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 8am. See website
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer), St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, North Deal, 8am. facebook
Said Communion, 8am and Sung Communion, 9.30am, St Mary's Church, St Clare Road, Upper Walmer. facebook
Holy Communion, St Nicholas Church, London Road, Sholden, 9.30am. facebook
Family Celebration, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 10am. facebook
Holy Communion, St Martin's Church, Church Close, Great Mongeham CT14 0HL, 10am. facebook
Family Communion, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 10am.  
Parish Family Mass, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 10am. See website
Holy Communion, St John's Church, off Upper Street, Kingsdown, 10am. See website
Family Communion, St Leonard's Church, Rectory Road, North Deal, 10am. facebook
Family Carols with Communion, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 10.30am. See website
Christmas Day Service, Walmer Chapel, 30 Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10.30am. facebook
Christmas Day Service, The Salvation Army Hall, 56 West Street, Deal, 10.30am. See website
Sung Communion, St Saviour’s Church, The Strand, Walmer, 11am. facebook
Deal Pier CLOSED today. See website
 
Thursday 26 December
Boxing Day

Local stores opening times and public services today.
    For details  CLICK HERE 

Deal Pier opening times today: 8am-3pm. tbc See website
 
Friday 27 December
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
 
 
Saturday 28 December
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. see Saturday
Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, 30 Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. see Saturday
 
Sunday 29 December
For Live music in local pubs CLICK HERE
   
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Monday 30 December
   
   
 
Tuesday 31 December
New Year's Eve

Local stores opening times and public services today.
    For details  CLICK HERE 

Deal Pier opening times today: 8am-4pm. See website

Timeball Drop at the Timeball Tower Museum, Victoria Parade, Deal, 12midnight. The ball will be floodlit from 11pm and a commentated countdown and Timeball drop at 12midnight. At 11.55pm the Timeball will rise halfway up the mast; at 11.57pm it will go to the top of the mast and it will drop at precisely 12midnight.

01304 368255
See website
Fireworks Display, near The Pier, Deal Seafront, 12midnight (weather conditions permitting).  
 
Regular Weekly Events in detail
Every Monday
Events details More information
HealthWalk: from Betteshanger Village Social Club, off Circular Road, Betteshanger, CT14 0LT, 9.45am for 10am start; duration 90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Howard
01304 612018
See website
55+ Walkie Talkie Club, meet at Deal Pier entrance, 10.15am. Social group for over 55's. Stroll along the seafront and enjoy a snack at Deal Beach Parlour. Fee: £3.50 includes coffee and scone. Booking required. An AgeUK South Kent Coast event. Book places:
07958 518424

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1pm-3pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50. Normally do not meet on bank holiday Mondays.

0300 1000212

facebook
The Craft Hub Club, The Deal Centre, Park Street, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Weekly social group for skilled and novice crafters. Fee: £2 (includes refreshments). Karen Pattison
07958 518424
facebook

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session.

See website
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Rehearsal, Deal Parochial CofE Primary School Hall, Gladstone Road, Walmer, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Carol

07948 010896
See website
Bingo Session, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, off Mill Hill, Deal, 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm). Fourteen games; six books £12; correct money please to keep the handling to a minimum. Admission £1. Every Monday and Friday. facebook
Give It A Go Bingo, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, eyes down 7.45pm, doors open 7pm. Entrance: 30p per player; bingo books (12 games and 4 flyers) £12. All welcome. Every Monday and Thursday. facebook
Every Tuesday
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Trinity Toddlers Group, Trinity Church (Wesley Hall), Union Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Playgroup for pre-school children and their parents and carers; meets on Tuesdays during term-time. facebook
Kingsdown Social Group, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm (March to September); 1pm-3pm (October to February). A weekly social group, open to all. Fee: £3 per person (to help cover refreshments and hall hire). Jane Banks
01304 373774
07532 109972
Knitting for the Needy weekly meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. 01304 364216
See website
facebook
Kingpin Crafters Meeting, Kingsdown Golf Club, The Leas, Kingsdown, 2pm-4pm. Craft group; meets weekly; new members welcome. Masheeda Downing
07542 554297
Deal Music and Arts Music Centre, Goodwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal. Weekly sessions (during school term) for a range of musical interests and abilities.
5pm-6pm: Youth Band (age 8yrs+);
6.30pm-8pm: Community Band (age 12yrs+).
Cathy
07927 781536

See website
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon Read
01304 366605
Every Wednesday
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Moo Music Deal and Dover, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal CT14 9HR. Parent and baby/toddler music session. Fun singing, moving and playing instruments. Sessions: Mini Moo (for those walking to 5 yrs or siblings), 9.30am-10.10am; and Baby Moo (for newborn - just walking) 11am-11.40am. Meet Wednesdays during term time. 07398 147736
See website
facebook
Play and Stay, Golf Road Centre, North Deal, 1.30pm-3pm. Weekly (term time) parent and toddler social and activities session. Fee: £2. facebook
Singing for Pleasure, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-3pm. Enjoy learning and singing folk songs from around the world. For all abilities. Fee: £5 per session. Meets weekly during school term times. Natasha Douglas
07912 184808
facebook
JFit Fitness Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer 6pm-6.45pm. Suitable for all fitness levels with a qualified and experienced personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Limited places; booking required. Jamie Fulbrook
07796 691859

See website
facebook
Adult Tap Dance Class, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Weekly class. Learn tap moves, rhythms and exercises that progress to fun routines in a relaxed, friendly class. Perfect for newcomers or those wishing to improve. Fee: £8 per session. website
facebook
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, Deal Walmer Kingsdown Rowing Club, The Marina, Deal CT14 6NG, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Meet weekly throughout the year - except for the months of July and August. New members welcome. Mary Venables
(Secretary)
01304 366087

See website
 
Every Thursday
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Walmer Mothers and Toddlers' Group, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Walmer, 9.30am-11.30am. Meets Thursdays (during school term). See website
"Drop In" Social, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Regular long-established weekly event. All welcome. Patricia Bradford
01304 364769
Tadpoles Group Meeting, St George's Church extension, High Street, Deal, 11am-1pm. Social and support group for pregnant parents and parents/carers of pre-walkers. Sensory toys and soft, safe spaces for babies. Free entry - with tea, coffee and cake provided. Meetings continue through school holidays. All welcome. facebook
Tea and Chat Social, St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Ringwould, 2pm-3.30pm. Meets on first Thursday of each month. 01304 373951
Golf Road Get-together, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 7pm-9pm. Weekly social evening for everyone in the local area. 01304 239199
facebook
Adult Tap Dance Class, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.30pm. Weekly classes; all levels welcome. Jan Clark
facebook
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Sportsman public house, 23 The Street, Sholden CT14 0AL, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome.
See website
facebook
Live music: Open Mic', The Port Arms, 10 Beach Street, Deal, 7.30pm. All musical styles welcome; solos, duos or bands; beginners or accomplished. Free entry. Every Thursday. facebook
Give It A Go Bingo, St Leonard's Hall, Rectory Road, Upper Deal, eyes down 7.45pm, doors open 7pm. All welcome. Every Monday and Thursday. facebook
Every Friday
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MiniStrikers/Megastrikers Session, Walmer Parish Hall, 131 Dover Road, Walmer CT14 7JH. Session #1:10.10am-10.55am.
Session #2: 11.10am-11.55am.
Weekly football-themed classes for 2- to 4-year-olds. Monthly subscription fee. Booking required.
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Froglets Play Group, St Richard's Church, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon (term time). A play group for 0 to 5-year-olds and their parents/carers. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits provided. Fee: £1 per family. facebook
Deal and Walmer Chess Club Meeting, The Royal Marines Association Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4pm. New members and beginners welcome. Michael Burney
07796 237783
Ace Bridge Club Deal Meeting, The Downs Sailing Club, The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-4.30pm. Duplicate Bridge. New members welcome; see website for details. See website
Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Landmark Centre (Cleary Room), 129 High Street, Deal, 6pm-7.30pm. Maddie Cordes
07714 433649
Deal Folk Club Friday Folk Zoom, online from 7.30pm to 10pm every Friday for a singaround. Join the club's email circulation list to receive an invite every week with a link to click. Otherwise ring Sue Watson if you wish to take part. Sue Watson
01304 360877
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Bingo Session, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, off Mill Hill, Deal, 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm). Every Monday and Friday. facebook
Walmer Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.45pm-9.15pm. Meets Tuesdays and Fridays. Friendly club - for all abilities. Simon Read
01304 366605
Every Saturday
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Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8am-2pm (April to October); 9am-2pm (November to March). Market Officer
07877 806870
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Seafront Parkrun, starts on seafront area facing The Beach, Walmer, 9am. A 5km community timed run along the seafront to Deal Pier, back to Walmer Castle and returning to The Beach. Free and open to all - for fun or as part of a training plan. Details and registration form:
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Coffee Morning, Walmer Chapel, Station Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. All welcome. 01304 268847
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Welcome Café, St Saviour's Church, The Strand, Walmer, 10am-12noon. Social hub with free refreshments. All welcome. facebook
The Village Community Market, The Warehouse, Sondes Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. An indoor market with over 26 stalls offering a range of goods including florist, cakes, upholstery and vintage clothing. facebook
Guided Tour: Deal Castle, Marine Road, Deal, 11am or 2pm (times may vary; please see listing for the day you are visiting). Discover the Castle's history and secrets. Entry: adult £9, child (5-17years) £5.40, concessions £8.10; family tickets available; English Heritage members, free. 01304 372762
 
Every Sunday
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Junior Parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich Road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds); every Sunday. Free - but registration required. Details and registration form:
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Deal and District Motor Cycle Club Sunday "Ride Out", meet outside Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal CT14 9UU, 9am for 9.30am set off. facebook
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. facebook
This page was updated on February 28, 2024