MAYFACS meet ups and Minibus Outings 

Regular group activities & Outings. Come join the fun - more the merrier! 

Please DO NOT come to the office or attend any activities if :

  1. you have any of the possible symptoms of Covid-19 including: a high temperature, a new persistent cough, loss or change to sense of smell or taste; or

  2. you are waiting for the results of a test or have been tested positive for Covid -19.


SCHEDULE MAY-AUG 2021 - see attached PDF for full list:

General information

All activities will have a cost next to them, as we have to pay for hall and minibus hire etc.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis once payment has been received by Freya. Monies can be dropped into our letterbox at the Office in a named envelope. Contact Freya (07389 050605) if you have any questions.

Most of the trips will leave at approx. 9-10am and be back about 4pm.

We will ask that you wear face masks on the minibus and use hand sanitiser.

This is decided nearer the time once we have all the passengers and then we can arrange pick up times. Someone will then phone you before to give you your pick up time and place.

If you are worried about accessibility for any of our trips, or have any questions please come and see Freya to talk it over.


EVERY MONDAY: Yarners (chat and knit, sew, crochet) in the MAYFACS Office. 1.30-3pm. Every Monday, unless it’s a bank holiday. 50p


EVERY MONDAY 9.30-12.30 at the Shed, DIY & general projects for men & women. At the moment making Bird boxes and items to sell in aid of Shed funds, as well as social chat and plenty of Tea, Coffee and biscuits!


EVERY TUESDAY: Tuesday Chat (chance to meet up and chat with refreshments) in Colkins Mill Church, Station Road, Mayfield. 2-3pm. £1.


FIRST TUESDAY IN THE MONTH: Tuesday Afternoon Club, Memorial Hall, 2pm-3.30pm, talk or activity, followed by afternoon tea and a raffle (please bring a small item to share in the raffle.) £3 (No meeting in January).


TODDLERS: Wednesday from 9-11am in the Scout Hall. Term-Time Only. £3 per family. Please bring a re-useable lidded cup and we will provide the refreshments. Open to all carers and children under 5. If you would like to volunteer to help set up and run this session we are in need of helpers, please get in touch!


EVERY WEDNESDAY 9.30-12.30 DIY at the Shed, general projects & shed maintenance for men only. Currently helping set up the workshop, refurbishing machines, making some wooden projects, and general social banter!


2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS: Wednesday Tea and Chat (chance to meet up and chat with refreshments) in Five Ashes Village Hall, £2 2 – 3pm. Transport available, please let us know.


LAST THURSDAY of the month. 2-4pm. A group for all people living with dementia and their carers to come together to enjoy an activity and refreshments. £3 with minibus transport to Crowborough Oasis Church and Community Café.


FIRST THURSDAY of the month 11am-12.30pm , Poetry in Coach House Cottage, Royal Oak Mews. £2. Please ring Pat Robson 872445.


Friday Afternoon Films - Leaflets with all the dates and films are available outside our MAYFACS Office. Doors open at 1.30pm with the film starting at 1.45pm. £5 on the door.


SECOND FRIDAY EVENING of the month 5.30pm to 7.30pm (staring 12th November) at the Shed – Men’s Social session. Come along for a chat, Tea & Coffee (or beer/wine if you bring your own). Depending on demand we may move this to another evening, so do let us know if you would like to come on a different evening.


4th SATURDAY of the month Repair Café at the MAYFACS Shed, 9.30-12.30. A chance to see the shed and see what kind of repairs can be undertaken. Ring us for more details.

New- ART & CONVERSATION at the Shed: Print Making. (Women’s Group)

6 weeks of term-time sessions on Fridays 9am -11.45am starting 5th Nov and running until 10th Dec. 

The focus of these sessions will be on chat - subjects big and small - Serious and not so- while we learn together the essentials of Lino-cut print making. Come as a complete beginner or an expert printer. Tools will be provided and materials supplied at cost.

The ‘course’ is free, but there is a charge of £4 per session to go towards the venue costs. As places will be limited it is hoped that if you sign up (and we really hope you do) that you will come to all six sessions (obviously life gets in the way sometimes!)”


Two one off sessions for Christmas Wreath making will take place on Thursday 2nd and 9th Dec from 12-3pm down at the shed. This will be a bring your own foliage teaching session led by Freya. You can bring all sorts of things you would like to add and Freya will be on hand to help you create a unique wreath for your door. Some items will be provided. Contact Freya to book a place and find out more info.


We want to make our trips available to everybody and we try to have a varied programme to suit a range of budgets. We are also aware that some of the trips are quite costly, so if you might be having second thoughts about coming on them because of the cost, please do feel free to pop in and see us to discuss how we might help you.

Alternatively, please ring Freya on 07389 050605. Any contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Please call into the office or call our number to reserve your place on the trips below. We have two minibuses available for each trip and your place is secured once payment is received.


Wednesday 10th Nov Towner Gallery in Eastbourne with Fish and Chip lunch. £15


Monday 29th Nov Lewes Christmas shopping. £10


Monday 13th Dec A really special trip! Christmas at Hever Castle with full Christmas lunch and garden visit. £40


Sunday 2nd Jan Pantomime at Tonbridge School. £25


Ch 1 & 2 - The Bunjee Venture
00:00 / 26:41
Ch 3 & 4 - The Bunjee Venture
00:00 / 19:59
Ch 5 & 6 - The Bunjee Venture
00:00 / 17:39
Ch 7 - The Bunjee Venture
00:00 / 24:25


The Bunjee Venture by Stanley McMurtry. Read by Shirley Holland. 

If you missed any sessions recorded during Lockdown please click on the link/s below:

Ch 7 cont & 8 - The Bungee Venture
00:00 / 19:14
Ch 11 - The Bunjee Venture
00:00 / 24:06
Ch 9 - The Bunjee Venture
00:00 / 16:06
Ch 12 - The Bunjee Venture
00:00 / 07:09
Ch 10 part 1 - The Bunjee Venture
00:00 / 19:03
Ch 13 & 14 The Bungee Venture
00:00 / 17:37
Ch 10 part 2 - the Bunjee Venture
00:00 / 19:24