Our social clubs allow people with a learning disability to meet others and try new things. They are activity-led and suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. Free taster sessions are available on request.

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Gateway Club - A social club on Monday evenings, 6.45 - 8.45pm

At New Gateway House on Northdown Road in Margate. Entry is £3 and free for newcomers.

Gateway Club is a social club for adults with a learning disability, which has been established for over 50 years. It provides the opportunity for people to make friends and try new things. There is a different club night at the Gateway Club every week, from karaoke nights to quiz nights.

Our Gateway Club is 1 of 12 Mencap clubs across the UK chosen to be part of the Gateway Beacon project. This enables us to share information about the themed club nights we have with other Mencap groups across the country and continually improve our services. 

For more information, contact us via email, or phone 01843 22 44 82.

Fit Start - A healthy living club on Wednesday evenings, 4 - 6pm

At Foresters Hall on Meeting Street in Ramsgate. Each session costs £3.

Fit Start is a healthy living club for people with a learning disability. 

At Fit Start, attendees can:

  • find out about how to lead a healthy lifestyle,
  • try new foods,
  • get the body moving through sport and exercise, and
  • monitor their weight, heart rate and blood pressure.

The club is led by a qualified training instructor and has already proven to help adults with a learning disability reduce their weight, heart-rate and blood pressure.

Fit Start takes place in 10-week blocks, check our calendar for full dates.

For more information, contact us via email, or phone 01843 22 44 82.

Choir - A singing group on Thursday evenings, 4 - 6pm

At New Gateway House on Northdown Road in Margate. Entry is £5.

Galaxy is a singing group for people with a learning disability. The group is led by a professional choir leader and supported by volunteers and staff from East Kent Mencap.

For more information, contact us via email, or phone 01843 22 44 82.

Red Arrow Club - Hosting four social dances each year

At the Red Arrow Club in Ramsgate.

We hold four dances a year for members and their guests.

Please see our calendar for the upcoming dates in 2019.

For a place, members must complete a booking form, which they will receive approximately one month before each event.

For more information on our services call 01843 808 964 or email