Activities and groups
All of the activities taking place at Sundbye House are listed below. For information on other activities run in the Bishopdale area, please check out the Bishopdale Directory or the community group listings in the Bishopdale Bulletin.
Coffee and friendship
Great company, lots of fun! Come for morning tea and meet new people. Every Monday 10:30am - 11:30am. Gold coin donation.
We host speakers who give talks on a variety of topics every first Monday of the month.
Card making club
A weekly club for keen greeting card makers who want to meet with others of similar interests, to share ideas and techniques. New members are always welcome.
Mondays 1:00 - 3:00pm during school terms. $4 per week.
Greeting card making courses
We run card making courses each school term. The courses are ideal if you're interested in learning more about card making or just want to get started. Please get in touch on 03 359 1741 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Come along and play scrabble with a friendly group. Exercise your brain and have fun.
Tuesday mornings at 9:45am-12pm. Gold coin donation.
Tuesday women’s social walking group
Enjoy a range of walks around the local area and stay afterwards to savour good company and a cuppa at Sundbye House. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing suitable for weather conditions.
Meet at Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Avenue, every Tuesday at 9:30am (summer) / 10:00am (winter). $20 subscription per year.
Let's get quizzical!
Second Tuesday of the month. Test your knowledge at our friendly quiz. 2:00pm - 3:00pm. $2 per session includes afternoon tea.
Come along and learn to play this easy to learn, fast moving game, which has elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.
Meet every Wednesday 10:00am-12.00pm. Gold coin donation. Morning tea included.
Wednesday wanderers walking group
Gentle walking around the local area. Walks are on average 30 minutes. The group are very friendly and open to all abilities. They have a walk 'n' talk approach! Stay for a cuppa and chat afterwards.
Meet every Wednesday for a 10:30am start from Sundbye House, all year round. Gold coin donation.
This group is currently taking a break but get in touch if you want to get involved!
An informal, friendly group for knitters, crocheters and crafters - all welcome. Bring your own craftwork. This group is supported by a experienced tutor.
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Gold coin donation.
500 card playing
Come along and play 500 with a friendly bunch. Make friends and have fun. Beginners welcome.
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm. $2 per session includes a light afternoon tea.
A monthly trip by van or bus (except January and December). Explorers visit places of interest around Canterbury. Ring 03 359 1741 for more information.
First Thursday of the month (except January). Come and play a very social game of housie. 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Gold coin donation.
Come and enjoy a shared lunch of yummy soup in winter and sandwiches in summer time. Everyone welcome. Great company and lots of laughs.
11:30am - 12:30pm every Thursday. Gold coin donation.
Easy chair yoga
Through simple yet very effective asana (movements), pranayama (breathing techniques) and mantra mediation, teacher Mahadevi guides the class to a place of stillness and revitalisation. As this class is popular please contact Mahadevi on 021 105 8582 to register your interest or contact Sundbye House on 03 359 1741.
1:30pm - 2:30pm every Friday. Gold coin donation.
Book and jigsaw library
Borrow any books, jigsaw puzzles, wasjigs and board games from the library. This is free and available during our open hours. Drop in and view the selection.
Check out our wishing wardrobe! Perhaps you will find that new garment that you’ve been dreaming about? Donations of high quality, clean used garments are welcomed.
Bishopdale Menz Shed
What is a Menz Shed? A Menz Shed brings men together in one community space to share their skills, have a laugh, and work on practical tasks individually (personal projects) or as a group (for the Shed or community).
The Bishopdale Menz Shed started life at Sundbye Community House but is now located at 55A Kendal Avenue. It is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:30pm. Phone Richard Rendle on 03 359 7275 for more information or visit menzshed.org.nz/bishopdale