Senior-Friendly Games and Activities In and Around Bromley

Up the fun with some senior-friendly games and fun activities in and around Bromley, from bowling to ballroom dancing, there is something for everyone!

Arrange a fun day out for some senior-friendly games and activities in and around Bromley, from bowling to ballroom, there is something for everyone!

Socialise and meet new people with similar interests or enjoy a day out with a loved one. Why not try out a new activity in and around Bromley? Keeping active in later life is a key part of protecting not only your physical health, but also your mental life-being.

Operation Escape in Bromley Common

Situated a short walk from Bromley Bus Garage, off the A21 and just behind Complete Print Solutions,  you’ll find Operation Escape, Bromley’s only escape room. An escape room is an exciting and adventurous game in which participants are “locked” into a themed room with their team (usually 2 or more players) and they must solve puzzles, quizzes, and clues in order to “beat the clock” and find their way out of the room. These games are often themed, which brings a real sense of fun to the occasion. Escape rooms are often more of a mental work out than a physical one, making it an activity suitable for most age groups.

There is plenty of parking nearby and the venue easily accessed by public transport.

Slo Mo Dance for the over 60’s at The Churchill Theatre

Pop on your dancing shoes and learn some new moves whilst making friends! The Churchill Theatre is situated facing The Glades on Bromley High Street. The theatre easily accessible and just a short walking distance between Bromley South Station and Bromley North Station, this is where you will find the fabulous Slo Mo dance troupe. Slo Mo is a friendly dance group for all abilities over 60 years old. It is a very welcoming and supportive dance class that explores various styles from modern to traditional dance.

There are many benefits to dancing in later life, not only does it give you a great dopamine boost, it also helps keep you fit, flexible and increase balance and co-ordination. If you’d like to learn more about Slo Mo Dance, contact [email protected]

Crazy Golf in West Wickham

Fun for all of the family or a group of friends, Crazy Golf is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Only 15 minutes from Orpington, between West Wickham and Coney Hall, just off the A232, you’ll find the Enchanted Village Adventure Golf at Sparrows Den Pitch and Putt.

Any outdoor exercise is going to lead to increased confidence, improved creativity and self-esteem, it can also rejuvenate and calm the mind and improve your mood, as well as reduce stress, anxiety and depression. The adorable enchanted forest theme at Sparrows den will put a smile on anyone’s face!

If you’d like to book a round of crazy golf, call 020 8777 5010 or visit www.enchanted-village.co.uk

Bowling at The Pavilion

Located just off Kentish Way, The Pavilion is a leisure centre that has something for everyone, from swimming to soft play, it is also home to a brilliant bowling alley. Bowling is a great social sport and a good way to build some gentle exercise in to your day.

Run by My Time Active who also have leisure facilities at The Walnuts, Orpington and The SPA, Beckenham, as well as sites in West Wickham, Darrick Wood and numerous other areas in the borough, The Pavilion bowling provides a fun activity for any age, you can even grab some lunch or a drink whilst you are there.

The best way to book a bowling alley is to down load the MyTime App, or visit their website www.mytimeactive.co.uk.

Walking Group at Kelsey Park

Run by Age UK Bromley and Greenwich, this monthly walking group offers a chance to meet new people and socialise while doing some gentle exercise, all the beautiful circular walk at Kelsey Park, Beckenham.

Kelsey Park is easy to access, with good transport links from Beckenham Junction by bus, or plenty of parking nearby.

As well as enjoying a walk and meeting new people, you can also relax with a coffee and slice of cake at the Community Café, or take the grandchildren to the brilliant play park on site, you can even enjoy a round of mini golf!

Whatever the activity, there are lots of traditional and new ways to keep well and mentally stimulated within the borough of Bromley. Whether it be a bit of bowling or an adventure in an escape room, you’re bound something to excite!

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