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Pakenham WI is a thriving and modern thinking rural institute, comprising of women of all ages.

We meet on the second Thursday of every month at 7.30pm

New members are always welcome. Pop along as a guest to see if you would like to join us.

For more information please contact Pat Addington on  01359 235291


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Threads weekly group for Knitting, Sewing and craft work meets every Wednesday at the Village Hall from 1.30pm to 4.30pm . Please bring any materials and equipment needed for your project.
For more information please contact
Beryl 01359 230812 or

Note no sessions in August 

Drawing of Wool Yarn

Craft Fair

Lovely selection of handmade craft items.
Tea Coffee & Cake -
All welcome and Free Admission .

10.30am to 3.00pm

For more info contact Lisa

Spaces available for Stall Holders

Craft Fair Dates for 2024


Save the dates!

4th March

6th April

4th May

1st June

5th October

2nd November

30th  November 

Having a Birthday Party​

Celebrating a Special Occasion Why not book our Lovely Village Hall in Pakenham 

Suitable for all types of event, large or small Great Dance floor 

Fully Fitted Kitchen with crockery and cutlery for upto 100 guests 
Good rates (and discounts for Pakenham Residents)

For Bookings contact Barbara at Pakenham Post Office 01359 230220 ,

Why not pop in to see if the venue is right for yo


Pakenham Christian Fellowship
at Pakenham Village Hall

on Sunday's 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Please contact us for details regarding services
Telephone 01284 754457or 01359 232859

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Village Cafe


3rd Saturday in the month

9.30am to 12 noon 

Why not come and join us at the Village Hall for bacon rolls and cakes 
Children welcome - activity table will be available. Come in and enjoy a chat 
Addition info from

French Cafe


Gentle Yoga for Women
at Pakenham Village Hall

on Fridays 9.30pm to 10.30am

Yoga to nurture and nourish body and mind

Suitable for all, particularly those who prefer a more gentle practice. Movement, yoga and breath on the mat, using chairs and blocks with options for all

To book : 07847 163618

Yoga Studio




3rd Saturday in the month

9.30am to 12 noon 
An Activity Group with Blackbourne U3A
Any U3A Member can join us. We are a small group who meet up at Pakenham Village Hall to paint and draw together.
Any Medium, Ability, all Welcome

Contact David Morley Tel  01359 230193,

Mobile 077699 11976





Every Wednesday 

10am to 1 1am

Otago is a series of 17 strength and balance exercises delivered by a Qualified Instructor that reduces falls between 35 and 40% for frail older adults. This evidence-based program, developed in New Zealand, calls for Qualified Instructors to assess, coach and progress patients over the course of six months to one year.


The name "Otago" is the local southern Māori dialect pronunciation of "Ōtākou", the name of the Māori village near the entrance to Otago Harbour.


For more information Tel 01359 221583 Email



Pop-Up Dance


Thursday 9am-1pm


Bury St Edmunds Ballet School (formerly Pop-Up Dance) has been running adult ballet classes at Pakenham Village Hall for 7 years. The classes are relaxed and sociable occasions, but also technically challenging to build muscle strength, increase cardiovascular fitness and improve balance. The combination of music and movement also improves cognitive abilities and is found to reduce the risk of dementia and alzheimers in older people. The classes regularly meet for social events such as theatre trips and Christmas dinners.


Contact Website

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Every Friday in term time between 6.30 and 7.30pm in Pakenham Village Hall .
For kids between 5 and 11 years old.

Bible stories, Craft Activities, Fun & Games  

Contact Paul Davies for more information on 07850798376

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Ixworth and Elmswell Ladies Choir runs on Tuesdays in term time 10.30 to 12.15 ( £7 per session from next term, payable termly in advance after a free trial week)
For more information please contact :

Anna Winton Mills

Text /phone  07957 484812 or Messenger.

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