Clubs and Societies


Dereham & District PROBUS Club

Our Club aims to bring together retired and partly retired professional and business people from the Dereham area, and provide an opportunity for members to maintain contact and socialise with their fellow professionals/business people. This is achieved through meetings, luncheons and various social activities organised by the members on a monthly basis throughout the year.
We are one of 350 PROBUS Clubs in locations throughout the UK. If you are newly retired, you would be very welcome to join us.

Dereham and District Allotment and Gardeners Society

The Society's aims are to protect Allotment Land and to provide a friendly help and support group for allotment holders and gardeners alike. Whilst we are a Membership Group, we welcome non members to take part in and enjoy our regular talks and events. Our annual Summer Show, usually held in August, is a wonderful opportunity for Members and others to showcase their flower, fruit and vegetable growing, alongside baking, preserving and craft skills.

Dereham Heritage Trust

From academic beginnings in 1953, the Dereham Heritage Trust (formerly Antiquarian Society) is a friendly group of people who have a shared interest in the history of Dereham and the surrounding area.

Guest speakers are invited each month to give talks at Trinity Methodist Church hall in Theatre Street, Dereham. These meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday each month at 7.30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome with a fee of £3 payable on the door.

The Trust manages Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum. Members act as volunteer stewards in the Museum and manage the archive collection. It was founded in 1953 by Canon Noel Boston and Dr. Eric Puddy and is a registered charity (No.293648).

The Trust also incorporates the Cowper Society of Dereham and The Arcadian Club, which studies the life and works of the local antiquarian Dr Augustus Jessopp.

Dereham Jazz Society

Dereham Jazz Society promotes live jazz from its base at Dereham Golf Club, Dereham, Norfolk. We are a ‘not for profit’ organisation run by unpaid volunteers. The Society meets in a friendly, informal atmosphere on the fourth Thursday of the month throughout the year, except for the month of December when the gig is held in the middle of the month. We aim to provide a wide variety of jazz performance. Music styles vary from month to month and include traditional, mainstream, bebop, hot club, and modern jazz. As well as providing a platform for some fine local musicians, we also bring talent from London and overseas.

Dereham Golf Club Function Room is a comfortable venue with a capacity of 60+ seated at tables. There is a licensed bar and food is available. Entry is pay-on-the-door and there is easy parking on the premises.

Dereham Leisure Centre

Located in the heart of Dereham, Dereham Leisure Centre is a modern facility offering a 25m swimming pool, 55 station gym, sports hall, indoor bowling hall and a friendly onsite cafe.

Dereham Men’s Shed

Research has shown that loneliness and isolation can have a negative impact on a person’s mental and physical health and their well being. As men typically find it more difficult than women to build social connections, a typical Men's Shed will encourage men to socialise by providing a suitable venue for them to meet.

At Dereham Men's Shed we combat this loneliness and isolation by providing a meeting place for men in a safe, informal environment where we can make new friends and offer mutual support. It is a place where we can socialise, chat over a cup of tea or coffee, and have the opportunity to work alongside each other.

The skills and interests of our members are many and varied and, for those who wish to, there will be the opportunity to participate in practical work. The type of work is completely up to the members but it could include, for example, getting involved in community projects, making items to sell to raise funds, or simply just working on individual craft or hobby projects. The important thing is that our meetings create an opportunity for all to benefit socially, learn or pass on skills, and most importantly, have fun.

For further information, or if you have any questions, please see our website or simply come along to one of our weekly Wednesday meetings between 2pm and 4pm at the Dereham Baptist Church, Norwich Street, Dereham, NR19 1BX.

Dereham Photographic Club

Welcome to Dereham Photographic Club.

We are a small club based in the heart of Norfolk with a keen interest in photography. The club hosts a number of activities throughout the year including print competitions, guest speakers and practical sessions aimed at improving your photographic skills.

If you're interested in photography, why not pop along to the next meeting and join us for tea and biscuits? Your first few sessions are absolutely free!

Dereham Town Football Club

Dereham Town FC Sports & Leisure is a Members Club (unincorporated entity) based in mid-Norfolk. The day-to-day running of the Club is overseen by a Management Committee, elected annually by members at the AGM, and in accordance with Club Rules. We are an FA Charter Standard Club.

We are members of the Isthmian (Bostik) and Eastern Counties Youth (Thurlow Nunn) Football Leagues and are affiliated to the Norfolk County Football Association. Please do keep an eye out for upcoming games as both new and old supporters are always welcome.

Aldiss Park:
The ground has covered seating for 150 and covered standing for 125. We are a stones throw from the A47, in the heart of Norfolk. If you are using a sat nav our postcode is NR20 3PX. If you are travelling to Aldiss Park by car we have free parking for 300 cars, including disabled parking for blue badge holders only.

We have a fully accessible licensed bar and our kitchen that can supply a range of hot and cold food on matchdays.

Sponsorship Options
Sponsorship is integral to the running of the club and we have numerous options available from pitch side boards to match day sponsors. It is a great way to build brand awareness locally whilst supporting your local club, so please do get in touch should this be of interest.

Function Room
We have a large function room available that is perfect for any occasion, from weddings and birthdays to wakes and corporate training days. Please do contact us if you would are interested in using this space.

Dereham Walkers are Welcome

"Dereham Walkers are Welcome" or "Dereham WaW" is a not for profit organisation with the aims of:
• Promoting Dereham as a good location for recreational walking for the benefit of local residents, visitors and the tourism economy;
• Working to improve access for the purpose of the enjoyment of the local countryside and facilities for all;
• Monitoring Public Rights of Way (PRoW) within the Dereham Parish boundary to resolve issues early;
• Working to maintain and improve facilities for walkers including, but not restricted to, PRoW and public transport;
• Publicising local PRoW and other walking routes; maintaining membership of the National WaW Network to promote it and Dereham WaW.

Dereham WaW will act in partnership with the community, businesses, relevant groups and Local Authorities to achieve these aims.

Website http://www.derehamwaw.org.uk
Email dtc.fpwarden@talktalk.net
Phone 07505 426750
HEART OF NORFOLK ODDFELLOWS- DEREHAM

The Heart of Norfolk Oddfellows friendly society help people to live happy lives. Have fun and make new friends at our social get-togethers, which are held in and around Dereham. You do not need to be a member to come along. We hold evening talks, games nights, coffee mornings , lunches and garden visits - something for everyone. You can find out more about the Oddfellows from our website .

Website https://www.oddfellows.co.uk
Email paula.grigglestone@oddfellows.co.uk
Phone 01362 696536 mon wed thurs
Mid Norfolk Singers

The Mid-Norfolk Singers were established in 1946 as an educational evening class. Over the years we have grown in numbers to approximately 85, and have expanded our repertoire as a consequence, but the basis of our constitution remains the same, ‘The education of our members and the general public, in the art and appreciation of choral music’. As a choir we receive no financial support from local government and so our work is dependent upon our members and of the general public support of our performances. We rehearse on Thursdays at 7.30pm at the Dereham Salvation Army Church and new members are always welcome.

We give three performances a year generally Christmas, Easter and Summer, our selection of music reflects these occasions.

Strikes Bowling & Planet Zoom

With our ten lane bowling alley and large children’s indoor soft play area, there is fun for all the family. We have a fully licensed bar and diner serving food from 11am to 8pm.

Enjoy a game of American Pool on one of our pool tables, relax with one of our special drinks including ice cold beers or sodas or sample something tasty from our American style diner menu.

Two american style pool tables and one standard pool table with amusement machines throughout the centre.

U3A Dereham

U3A (The University of the Third Age) is a UK-wide movement which brings together people in their ‘third age’ to develop their interests in a friendly and informal environment. Dereham U3A started in 2011 and now has over 500 members.

If you’re wondering what we mean by the third age - it is a time after you have finished working full-time or raising your family and have time to pursue your interests or just try something new. Dereham U3A is open to anyone who is no longer in full time work.

Members enjoy a wide range of interesting and social activities together. They may join a variety of interest groups where members share their knowledge and experience to explore and enjoy a wide range of subjects. Monthly meetings, outings and events “for the curious” are open to all members.

Check out our website to find out more or to make contact with us.