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Adult - Health, Fitness & Sport


Arthritis Action

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Online support and coffee mornings. Share experience, tips and advice on managing your arthritis. 

Email: info@arthritisaction.org.uk
Phone: Marc Williams 020 37819233
07562 430886
More info: Arthritis Action website


Carpet Bowls

Thurston Carpet Bowls Club 

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Friendly club looking for new members. Tuition available if you are new to the game. 

When: Wednesday eve
Where: New Green Community Centre
Phone: Paul 01359 232770
More info: village events diary

Circus Skills

Academy of Movement

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Adult aerial hoop classes. 

When: Tuesdays eve
Where: New Green Community Centre 
More info: Academy of Movement website


Thurston Cricket Club 

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Established, fun and friendly team. From young players to the not-so-young, we want you to join us!

Match days: Sundays
Club house: 69 Church Road
Grounds: Cavendish Recreation Ground
More info: Club website


Mid Suffolk Croquet Club

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Vacancies for new and experienced players. Free taster sessions.  

Club days: Wednesday p.m.
Friday a.m.
Saturday p.m.
Where: New Green Community Centre
Email: midsuffolkcroquet@gmail.com
Phone: Mid Suffolk Croquet: 01284 767240
More info: village events diary


Ellie Anais: Dance Classes

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Jazz and tap classes for adults. 

When: Friday eve
Where: Cavendish Hall
Email: ellieanaisdance@gmail.com
Phone: Ellie 07415127619
More info: Village events diary

Exercise Classes


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Dance and strength training. 

When: Tuesday eve
Where: Thurston CE Primary Academy
Email: jazzbse@gmail.com
Phone: Dawn  07735 241200
More info: Jazzercise website

Martial Arts

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Martial arts skills taught in a fun and informative way.


Tuesdays 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Wednesdays 7.00pm to 9.0pm

Friday 8.30pm

Where:  Pakenham Village Hall 
Age range:  Teens and adults
Bookings & enquiries: 07415 770775

Paul and Naomi

(KSN's second degreee black belts

Facebook: Minotaur Martial Arts and Fitness Bury St Edmunds
More info: village events diary

PE Fitness: Paracise

Gentle yet effective exercise. No floor work. Can be done seated.  

When:  Monday & Tuesday a.m.
Thursday eve
Where: Cavendish Hall
Email: kirsteen-ellis@hotmail.com
More info: PE Fitness Facebook

PE Fitness Pilates

Muscle strengthening and conditioning exercise. 

When:  Monday a.m.
Tuesday a.m.
Other details: same as FE Fitness Paracise above


Total body dance workout. 

When: Wednesday a.m.

New Green Community Centre

Phone: Jo Brown 07851 96212
Email: joanna-m-brown@hotmail.co.uk
More info: Jo Brown Zumba website


Thurston Football Club

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Friendly, well run club for all ages. Always on the lookout for new players, coaches and volunteers to help out behind the scenes. Our seniors play on the Cavendish Recreation Fields.


Phone: Luke Reilly 07730 877659
Email: lukedanielreilly@hotmail.co.uk
More info: Club website

Healthy Living

One Life Suffolk

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Fee services, workshops and campaigns to improve the health and wellbeing of Suffolk residents of all ages. Advice on weight management, giving up smoking, and getting active. Wellbeing Walks and NHS health checks. 

More info: One Life Suffolk website

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Suffolk Like Minds BSE

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Peer support and friendship group for anyone living in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding villages who is experiencing challenges with their mental health. Weekly coffee afternoons. 

When: Tuesday p.m.
Where: Lounge & Garden, 2 Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1LZ
Phone: James: 07711 988121

Sue: 07766 3241112
More info:

Suffolk Like Minds BSE


Horse Riding

Thurston & District Riding Club

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Based in Tostock Old Hall Livery Yard. Welcomes all ages & abilities. Family membership available. 

More info:  Riding Club website

Pregnancy, Birth & Early Parenthood

Awe & Wonder: Parenting with Calm

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Face-to-face and online workshops to support the health and wellbeing of parents-to-be, new parents and babies up to six months.

When: various dates and times
Where: online/tutor's home in Thurston
Email:  kimberleygoldsmith@calmfamily.org
Phone: Kimberley Goldsmith 07815 122342
More info: Awe & Wonder website

Blissful Mothers

Baby Massage, Mother and Baby Yoga, and Yoga for Pregnancy. 1-2-1 classes in the comfort of your home. Doula, Hynobirthing, and Pregnancy Relaxation Classes.

Email: Paula Wood paulawood4@sky.com
More info: Blissful Mothers website


Thurston Rugby Club

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Welcomes players of all abilities.

Training: Tues eve
Where: Robinson Field, Ixworth Rd
Email: thurstonrugbyclub@live.co.uk
More info: Club Facebook page


Barton Road Running Club

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Social running club. All abilities welcome. Drinks in the pub afterwards.

When: Friday evenings 6:30 pm
Meeting point: Outside the Fox & Hounds
More info: Village events diary

Table Tennis

Thurston Table Tennis Club

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Caters for players of all levels and everybody is made to feel very welcome. 

When: Thurs eve
beg Sept - end April

New Green Community Centre

Email: thurstontabletennisclub@hotmail.com
Phone: Colin Baxter 01284 769894
More info: Club website


Woolpit Tennis Club

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Social and competitive teams. Floodlit, all-weather courts. Regular club nights. 

Email: woolpittcmembership@gmail.com
More info: Club website


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In and around Thurston

There is an extensive network of circular walks throughout the village. Free maps available from the Library on Norton Road and the Parish Council Office in New Green Community Centre.

Wellbeing Walks

One Life Suffolk organises hundreds of free, volunteer-led walks in the county. Each walk is graded, according to the level of fitness needed to complete it. 

More info: Wellbeing Walks website

Weight Loss

Slimming World

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Lose weight with us while satisfying your appetite. 

When: Wednesday pm/eve
Where: New Green Community Centre
Refreshments: Tea & coffee
Phone: Shani 01842 820001
More info: Slimming World website


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Iyengar Yoga

Mixed-ability. Suitable for beginners.

When: Monday a.m. *
Wednesday eve
Where: Dedicated studio in tutor's Thurston home
Email: thurstonyoga@outlook.com
Phone: Sandra Hitchcock 07974 682309
More info: village events diary

* except Bank Holidays

Serenity Yoga

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Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Come along and find your inner serenity.

When: Friday p.m.
Where:  Cavendish Hall
Phone: Bethany Last 07930 199582
Email: serenityyogabethany@outlook.com
More info: village events diary

Soul Body Fitness Yoga 

When: Slower Practice: Monday eve

Vinyasa Flow: Thursday eve
Where: Cavendish Hall
Phone: Nikita 07523 627226
Email: soulbodyfitness.uk@gmail.com
More info: Soul Body Fitness Website
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