• Whist every Thursday afternoon!

  • Enjoy Weekly Pilates & Keep Fit Classes

  • Monthly Hailey Centre Cinema screenings.

  • Craft & Art Classes every week.

  • Join us for a delicious lunch Monday, Wednesday & Friday

The Meeting Place for the over Fifty Fives in Sawbridgeworth.

Art, Craft, Bingo, Whist, Outings, Keep Fit, Holidays, Lunches, Refreshment, Shopping Trips, Cinema, Quizzes and much more... You're welcome to come and join us!
We are open 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 12Noon Saturday.

Christmas Lunch
Wednesday 20th December

This year’s Christmas Lunch is being held on Wednesday 20th December at 12.30pm. Cost is £8.50 but places are limited so please make sure you book as soon as possible.

Tuesday 28th November

If you fancy a trip to Saffron Walden Market on Tuesday 28th November, please come and book your space now – there is limited availability. Cost is only £10 (payable at time of booking). To book (or if you have any questions) please see Sue or Deb in the office.

Christmas Entertainment
Thursday 21st December

Join us on our last open day of 2017 when we have the fabulous Aimi Percival leading our carol singing from 11.30am. We’ll then follow this with a buffet lunch and afternoon entertainment being provided by the fantastic John Sharples, whose performance starts at 2.30pm. The show ends at 4.30pm, but never fear, there’s no need to miss out! The bus will wait till 4.30pm to drop you off on your route home.

Lunch Club
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 12.30pm / Cost: £5.00 / Booking Essential

Enjoy a delicious home cooked nutritional two course meal, made on the premises from scratch by our cook Fiona and her team every Monday and Friday lunchtime from 12.30pm. Our fabulous volunteers will look after you – so you’ll soon feel that you are out for lunch with a great group of friends! £5.00 including tea or coffee. It’s easy to book – just pop in to the office and speak to Sue or Deb.
(Subsidised transport can be provided if necessary – just ask to find out more.)

Wednesday Mornings - 9.30am to 11.30am

We are delighted to welcome back to The Hailey Centre the fab team at Hertswise, a service designed with people living with dementia, low level memory loss or mild cognitive impairment, and their friends, family and carers. It’s provided by a partnership of community and voluntary groups to ensure they can provide the kind of support that you need.

Our Famous Bacon Rolls
Join us on the first Saturday of every month for our now famous Bacon Rolls. No need to book, just drop in between 9am and 12 Noon - 4th November!

Receive a warm welcome from our famous Queen of bacon rolls, Pat, along with our team of merry volunteers who are waiting to say hello and provide you with delicious locally sourced bacon rolls and hot drinks. Come along and meet new and old friends at the warm and comfortable Hailey Centre.

Art Club
Every Wednesday / 2.30-4.30pm / Cost: £4.00

Are you are a established hobby artist or just looking to explore how to get started in drawing or painting ? Then come along and meet our experienced guide Betty who will navigate you through the first steps or help you master new techniques that will increase your overall enjoyment of this pastime.
We have a very friendly bunch attending the club who will offer a very warm welcome to any new joiners.

Every Friday / 2.30-4.00pm / Cash Prizes

What a better way to finish the week than to come along to our friendly Friday afternoon Bingo session. Not only can you win cash and raffle prizes but you can meet up with old friends and make new ones too, whilst enjoying the entertainment and refreshments on offer.
Don’t be shy, come along and give us a try. “Top of the shop”

Yoga (Beginners)
Every Tuesday 11.30-12.30 and 12.30-1.30pm/Cost: £4.00 per session / Booking Essential


Come along and experience the fringe.yoga method with the lovely Feyza, who’ll help and guide you. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing, with some research showing that it is popular with people with arthritis for its gentle way of promoting flexibility and strength. Due to the popularity of the class, we have added an additional session – 12.30 to 1.30pm.

Tesco and Sainsbury's Shopping Bus
Tesco, The Range & Home Bargains Shopping Bus : Departs 10am from the Hailey Centre Wednesday 1st November 2017. Cost £3.50 / Sainsbury Shopping Bus : Departs 10am Monday 20th Oct. 2017. Cost £3.50 - Please book in office - limited places available.
Liz's Cafe
Every Thursday - 11.30 - 1.00pm / Cost: from £3.50

Join us at Liz’s Cafe where we will be serving Homemade Soup and bread roll or a hot savoury “Special of the Day” both with a hot drink – prices from £3.50. Let us know in the office if you’ll be joining us – booking not essential but advisable.

Silver & Active Keep Fit
Every Monday 2.00-3.00 / Cost: £4.00 per session / Booking Essential

Exercise can energize your mood, relieve stress, help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being. In fact, exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic, and healthy as you get older. Join our in-house fitness instructor who will guide you through an hour of gentle exercise to help you maintain and improve your fitness levels

Chair Based Fitness Fun Hour
Every Tuesday 10.15-11.15. / Cost: £2.00 / Booking Essential

Come along and join us for an hour of chair based fitness and fun with the lovely Julie. Make new friends, enjoys some laughs whilst improving your all round fitness and mobility levels.
Exercises designed to suit all abilities.

The Hailey Fun Quiz
Tuesday 14th Novemberber 2017 / 2.00-4.00pm / Cost £4.00 to include light refreshments. Booking Essential

Come along and show off your retention for trivia at our ever popular monthly quiz. You are guaranteed at the very least to have a great deal of fun whilst being entertained by our quizmaster double act Eddie & Peter. If that is not enough to tempt you, then I am sure that our home made cream scones and the chance to win cash prizes will ! (Payment at time of booking please.)

Whist Club
Every Thursday / 1.45-4.00pm /

Come along to our friendly Club where new members are made very welcome, even if they have never played before. Our existing members will be only too happy to help you to get started until you pick up the basics of the game. As we have around 20 players attending each Whist Drive, you can either come along on your own or, if you prefer, bring some friends with you.

Hoy Bingo
Tuesday 3rd October / 2.00-4.00 pm / Cost £5.00 to include light refreshments

Come along and join us for an afternoon of fun Hoy Bingo. Not only can you win cash and prizes but you can meet up with old friends and make new ones too, all whilst enjoying the entertainment and refreshments on offer.
Don’t be shy, come along and give us a try. “Top of the shop”

Upcoming Events

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Hello Folks, Any time now the baby birds should start to arrive in the gardens with mum or dad, to be shown the best places to fill up and please don’t forget, don’t feed whole peanuts as they can choke young birds.  So, try peanut pieces or small bird food. I have ...


On 1st April at our usual Bacon Roll Saturday, there will also be a Table Top Sale and Plant Sale.  The Hailey Centre will also have a stall selling new and nearly items and homemade jams and marmalade.  If anyone has items to donate for sale, these would be grateful ...


Hello Folks, We now have quite a lot to look forward to, the days are now getting longer and the weather is getting warmer and I have lots of Bees on my winter Honeysuckle that is covered with masses of white flowers and it smells devine.  There have been Bees on ...