Regular Bookings


We were set up as a social group and have been running successfully for 25 years.  Its members share a love of crafting of all kinds, but it is not a requirement of those wishing to join us.  We would rather continue our primary purpose and be open to those wishing to meet people and make friends.  We are happy to teach anyone wishing to learn a new skill such as knitting, crochet, patchwork, quilting.  We hold occasional workshops on demand or to raise funds for the hire of the hall. Mostly we share a lot of fun and laughter, as well as support if needed. The group is non-profit making and we pay sufficient only to cover the cost of the use of the hall.    The group will be meeting on an adhoc basis for the time being, dates and times will be advertised.


Coffee Mornings

Coffee mornings are held each Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon. We always have delicious home-made cake available. This is an ideal opportunity to meet with friends and make new acquaintances while enjoying a chat over a cuppa at very reasonable prices. We are dog friendly so why not join us after walking your pet. The building is also fully accessible for the disabled.  

We would welcome new volunteers to join our rota of those manning the coffee mornings, even if only on an occasional basis.


Wayland Quilters

Are a local sociable quilt group who meet from 7pm until 9pm on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month, except in August.,,Everyone is welcome to come along with your sewing, meet up with friends and just sew for a few hours in comfortable modern surroundings.  We have group activities such as monthly makes, learn a new technique, start new projects or just make friends.

As a group, we make Heart Cushions for breast cancer patients and Project Linus quilts which are donated to Project Linus Norfolk.

Wayland quilters


Thompson Women's Institute

We meet every second Tuesday of the month in the large hall from 7.30 - 9.30pm.  We usually have a few minutes of WI news - what's going on in the County, Nationally and local events in Thompson.  This is usually followed by a speaker, and of course we socialize with tea and biscuits and occasionally cake.  To celebrate our WI birthday, we normally go out for a meal.

We have a ten-pin bowling team and darts team and go on the occasional outing.  In addition, we belong to the Woodland Group of WI's, which meet twice a year. Being a group, we can afford a more expensive speaker and it also allows members to socialize with other institues.

Everyone is welcome to join or just come along and see if it is for you.  Find us on Facebook or for more information contact Kate Winslow (01953 483476) or Carol Bayley (07712718008)


Pilates with Sharron Rushbrook

I am a fully Body Control Qualified Pilates instructor & having recently moved into the area am so delighted to now be offering Pilates Mat Classes in person!! It’s been too long!

If you are looking to have fun whilst moving, with side benefits of improving your posture, balance, flexibility & co-ordination with the extra bonus of strengthening your core, focusing your mind, keeping supple and did I mention have fun? Pilates could be what you are looking for.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions – there’s too much about Pilates to put on a poster!

I will be covering all abilities, so it doesn’t matter whether you are a newbie (we all were!!) or been doing Pilates forever – it’s an amazing form of exercise that really does cater for every body and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you

Ice Cream Thursday

We are open each Thursday after school hours for ice creams, snacks and drinks including teas and coffees for the adults.  Although the sessions were begun in response to the children using the play area after school so that we could make the toilets available, we are open to all.  With no shop in the village it is possible, once a week, to purchase ice cream from a limited range.   Hours are 3pm to 4.30pm.

Petanque/Indoor Curling

Now that we have our newly built petanque terrain, we have begun regular weekly sessions on Thursday evenings during the lighter evenings. Bring your own boules if possible but we do have a couple of sets we can loan for beginners. We have been very lucky to have had instruction from the Great Ellingham team and have played a couple of friendly matches with them to help us learn the rules and techniques.  During the winter months we have purchased an indoor curling set to use.