New Experiences


The New Experiences group was launched in the Spring of 2018 and aims to offer a different activity every month. It’s a great opportunity to try something new and to share the adventure with other like-minded members, but there is no commitment to attend. By joining the group you will be kept up to date with forthcoming activities and hopefully come along and try some of the things on offer.

Where and when

The days and times for activities will vary depending on the availability of the venue offering the experience.

Contact details

Kevin Millard 01858 468015   email:


New Experiences – May

In April we visited Brockleby’s Pie workshop in Melton Mowbray to make our own pork pies. We all donned aprons and hats and got stuck in with the watercrust pastry, raising the pies around a wooden dolly. After filling the pies and crimping the pastry top we took them home to bake and eat. Delicious! […]

New Experiences – April

In March, eight members from the group enjoyed having a go at 10 pin bowling. Although this wasn’t a new experience for any of us, most hadn’t played for several years so we were all pretty rusty. We did better on the second game and managed to get a few strikes between us. Congratulations go […]

New Experiences – March

In February The New Experiences group went to a glass fusing workshop, where we designed and then assembled a range of collages made from pieces of broken coloured glass. The glass is then fused in a kiln to produce the finished articles and you can  see pictures of these on our web page. Here Toni […]

New Experiences – January

The visit to the Escape Rooms in January was a great success and although we didn’t manage to get out within the hour, we worked well as teams to solve the clues and retrieve the tools needed to get out. We are fully booked for glass fusing in February, but if more people are interested […]

New Experiences – December

In November, 12 members of the group enjoyed our visit to Beckworth Emporium for the Ice skating and Curling. We all had a great time finding our feet on the ice and learnt the art of brushing the ice to help steer the stones.       We are having a well earned rest in December […]

Climbing with New Experiences group

New Experiences – November

In October, 12 members of the group enjoyed scaling the indoor climbing walls at the Pinnacle centre in Northampton. We all ‘rose’ to the challenge and everyone managed to summit the 12.5m wall.  Our next New Experience will be a visit to Beckworth Emporium for a choice of Ice skating and/or curling. The skating is […]

New Experiences – October

In September Jutta, Stuart, Toni, Mike and Kevin enjoyed our 2nd visit to Draycote water for a 2 hour introduction to dingy sailing.  Helen Salisbury very kindly offered to take us out on the water and was very patient with us as we got to grips with all the ropes and steering. It was a […]


New Experiences – September

The group has been making the most of the summer weather and  continues to attract new members every month. In August, 14 members enjoyed a thrilling experience Segwaying their way around Willows Nursery near Walgrave. Here we are on the training ground before setting off for the high speed course. Our next experience will be […]

Canoeing on River Nene

New Experiences – August

The group continues to expand every month and in July, eleven members of the New Experiences group enjoyed a lovely morning canoeing on the river Nene at Rushden Lakes. Our next experience will be a Segway session at Willows Nursery, Walgrave, Northants on Monday 20th August at 11am. If you would like to join us, […]


New Experiences – July

Six members met for the New Experience group’s activity in June, with social cycling at Pitsford reservoir. We enjoyed a beautiful morning cycling around the reservoir on an assortment of 2 wheeled transport which included an electric bike and a tandem, certainly new experiences for all of us. Our July experience will be canoeing at […]