Activities & Interest Groups

Activites & Interest Groups

There are many activities within Silvermine Village to keep all the residents occupied and entertained.


There is a full-size 6-rink bowling green on which friendly and inter-club matches are played regularly.  Experienced players and beginners are welcome.  Social events are also held.


A half-size court is permanently set up for daily play.  Club-owned mallets may be borrowed and coaching is given to new players. 

 Swimming Pool

This indoor facility is open daily from 07:00 to 19:00. 

The pool water is heated to ± 28ºC for year-round usage, and aqua-aerobic classes early in the day when 45-minute classes are conducted under the guidance of a qualified instructor.

Table Tennis

Social table tennis is played on two evenings a week.


D-I-Y Workshop

A well equipped workshop is available for those keen to continue their wood- and steel-working hobbies.


A well-stocked library with books from the provincial library plus a collection of books owned by the village opens at scheduled times on most weekdays and on Saturday mornings.

Snooker & Darts

There is a half-size snooker table adjacent to the bar. Games are played regularly.

Garden Club


The Silvermine residents enjoy daily walks along paths in the surrounding area where one can pause to admire the scenery. For those less active an Extend Exercise class is held regularly in the Village Hall.

Line Dancing

This group meets weekly in two sessions – for beginners and the more experienced dancers.

Classical Music

A programme of recorded music is presented weekly at 19:00.  The presenters give a background to the composers and about the music to be played.

Film Shows

Vintage films are from time to time shown in the lounge.

Play Reading

Members meet once a month for a couple of hours when a play is read, and sometimes an entertaining speech and/or action games.




Both contract and duplicate bridge are played on regular bases.

Art Classes

An informal class meets weekly to sketch or paint in various mediums and for discussion, advice and help with techniques.  One does not have to be an accomplished artist: all that is necessary is enjoyment for painting.

Flower Arrangement

A small number of volunteers assist with flower arrangements in the public rooms.


Held every second Friday when a fun-filled evening is enjoyed by all.

Knitting Group

This enthusiastic group of ladies meets weekly to knit baby garments, cot blankets, jerseys for poor children and knee rugs for the elderly.

Photographic Club

Learn from basic to advanced photograhy