Richmond Carers Centre runs a number of regular groups and activities, open to all adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre. This is a blended service offering both online and face-to-face sessions, details of which can be found below. To book onto one of the below activities/groups call 020 8867 2380 or email

Our online sessions are run online using Zoom. If you are not familiar with Zoom, please don’t worry as we are available to support you with this. Just let us know and we will be happy to guide you on how to use the platform.

To book onto any of our online groups, please email us at or call 020 8867 2380. When your place has been confirmed you will receive an email with a link to join the group along with instructions for using Zoom and information on how the group will work.

We are always developing our programme of groups and activities and we would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or ideas as this will help us in our planning. Please email or call 020 8867 2380

Yoga mat


Our Yoga sessions offer a chance to stretch your body, improve flexibility, strengthen your muscles and improve overall wellbeing by including different breathing and relaxation techniques. You should leave the sessions feeling energised, relaxed and better equipped to face the day. The sessions are for any ability with options to modify certain poses and use props to allow them to be more accessible and accommodate any injury or physical restrictions.

Wednesdays 3rd
17th and 31st May7th and 21st June5th and 19th July
Venue: Eel Pie Island

Horse grooming activity

Horse Grooming NEW

The horse grooming group activity is an opportunity to spend time with the horses at Park Lane stables. Being in contact with a horse can be very therapeutic. The session will include equine therapy, grooming and stable yard activities.

Thursday 4th May

Venue: Petersham

Kew Gardens in bloom

Kew Gardens Trip

This monthly trip to Kew Gardens offers the opportunity to explore and enjoy the delights of Kew Gardens. Carers go free as part of our membership with the Community Access Scheme. Meet promptly to enter the gardens as a group.

Tuesdays 9th May
13th June and 11th July
Venue: Kew Gardens

Cup of coffee

Coffee Mornings

Join us for a hot drink and friendly conversation with fellow carers.

Wednesdays 10th May
14th June and 12th July
Venue: Twickenham Green

Swimming club

Swimming Club NEW

Richmond Carers Centre has hired swimming lanes to enjoy a swim with other carers. Timings include 15 minutes either side to allow time for changing.

2.45-4pm (pool time 3-3.45pm)
Fridays 12th May9th June and 14th July
Venue: Teddington

Tai Chi session with Richmond Carers Centre

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi sessions for carers will continue in a new location. Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practised for defence training, health benefits and meditation.

Mondays 15th and 22nd May5th12th19th and 26th June3rd10th and 17th July
Venue: Richmond (please note the change of venue)

Paint brushes with red and yellow paints

Art Club

The workshops will explore a range of art mediums with the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and connect with other carers in a relaxed environment.

Thursday 18th May

Venue: Twickenham Green

Around the World in 80 Days at Richmond Theatre

Around the World in 80 Days at Richmond Theatre NEW

Based on the novel by Jules Verne and adapted and directed by Juliet Forster, the play features a band of travelling circus performers embark on their most daring feat yet – to recreate the adventures of Phileas Fogg as he sets off on his race around the world. But this is a telling of two tales; fact meets fiction as we learn the incredible true story of American journalist Nellie Bly who emulated the character of Phileas in her record-breaking trip around the world.

Thursday 18th May

Venue: Richmond Theatre

Plant pots

Garden Club

Our friendly group enjoys growing plants from seeds or cuttings and tending to our garden. Anyone is welcome to come along to help, learn and chat over tea and coffee. As the weather gets warmer, the garden club will gather outside in the garden at the Centre. In May we will be sowing herbs and potting on sweet peas and tomatoes. In June we will be planting in the garden at the Centre and potting on Cosmos seedlings. In July we will be upcycling a small pot for planting.

Tuesdays 23rd May
20th June and 18th July
Venue: Twickenham Green

Marble Hill House

Coffee Mornings for Parent Carers and Young Adult Carers

The coffee morning for parent carers and young adult carers aged 18-25 meets in the beautiful setting of Marble Hill House and Gardens.

Wednesdays 24th May
 and 28th June
Venue: Marble Hill

A bath bomb

Lush Bath Bombs making for Young Adult Carers age 18-25 NEW

An opportunity to meet other young carers and have a chat while having fun making bath bombs using skin friendly ingredients.

Tuesday 13th June
Venue: Kingston

Growing tomatoes

Plant a Salad Box to Grow NEW

Come and plant your own salad box with the garden team at Marble Hill. All materials will be provided.

Tuesday 27th June

Venue: Marble Hill

A group trying archery

Archery  NEW

An opportunity to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow, covering standing positions and technique outdoors.

Thursday 6th July

Venue: Ham

Man lighting a fire in the woods

Woodland Skills NEW

A chance to study the environment and how best to adapt to it, this immensely variable activity has a focus on survival skills as well as environmental knowledge. Typical activities include: fire lighting, nature walks, cooking, cordage and tool use in creating various objects (mallets, pencils, whistles).

Thursday 6th July

Venue: Ham

Walk and Talk at Bushy Park

Walk and Talk in Bushy Park – Walking Group

This circular walk in beautiful surroundings is a chance to enjoy friendly conversation and a group walk around Bushy Park. In July the walk will include a visit to Water Gardens.

Thursday 20th July

Venue: Bushy Park

For more information or to book call 020 8867 2380 or click to send us an email