Clubs & Activities

RYDE SWIMMING GROUP - Every Tuesday (8.00pm - 8.45pm)

Our swimming group meet at Waterside Pool in Ryde every Tuesday evening, where they have exclusive use of the pool for the session.  There are Waterside Pool lifeguards in attendance throughout.  Transport may be available, but please register with the Society before you join the swimmers at the pool.


STROLLERS - Every second Tuesday of the month (times vary depending on walk)

Strollers go for gentle strolls, enjoying the Island's countryside or coastal views.  This is followed by lunch at a nearby pub or restaurant.  This group is open to all visually impaired people who like a gentle stroll of approximately one mile.


WEDNESDAY SOCIAL GROUP - Fornightly on Wednesday (2.00pm - 4.00pm)

The Wednesday Social Group meet fortnightly at Millbrooke House, usually on Wednesday afternoons. Different speakers come to each session, talking on a variety of subjects.  Previous talks have ranged from singers to local services and ghost talks.  After the talk, there is usually time for the group to chat over some light refreshments before returning home.

The following entertainment has been arranged:


28th February - Slainte Va (Traditional Irish & Scottish songs with a blend of modern)

14th March - Adrian Searle - Author

28th March - Maggie Currie - Author and Presenter at Vectis Radio

11th April - Gary Harbor - Zookeeper from IW Zoo

25th April - Skyram - Live folk and pop music

9th May - Nicky Downer - 'Zero Waste' talk

23rd May - Barry Myland - Sailability

6th June - Rosemary Cooper - Carisbrooke Castle & IOW history

20th June - Carol Flux - Yarmouth Pier's tale







THURSDAY SOCIAL GROUP - Every Thursday (11.00am - 2.00pm)

The Thursday Social Group meet every week at Millbrooke House, where they come and meet with other visually impaired people (knitting is not compulsory)!  In the afternoon the group welcomes volunteers who come in to read from various books about local history, general fiction or, a more popular choice, comedy.


STRIDERS - Last Friday of every month (times vary depending on walk)

Striders walk on many different routes around the Island and finish off with lunch at a pub or restaurant near to the walking route.  This group is available to all visually impaired people who like longer walks in the countryside.


 GOLF - Once a month on Sunday

A group of golfers meet once a month at Westridge Golf Club in Ryde.  The group go onto the driving ranges and out onto the green and instructors are available.  


10 PIN BOWLING - Once a month

The bowling group meets once a month at LA Bowl in Ryde and costs £3.95 for two games.



This group is run by Neil and Dawn Fradgley and for visually impaired people. 


If you would like to join any of the activities mentioned above then please contact the Society for more information by phoning 522205 or email


 If you would like us to provide a new activity then please let us know as we are always looking for new ideas.