Future Social Events 2018

Thurrock & District Mencap Society have organised the following activities for 2018:-

Saturday 19 May - Woburn Safari Park

Drive through the wildlife park, see over 1000 animals which include rhino, giraffe, elephants, lions.....

Cost £15 per adult, £7 per child. Transport will be provided.

Saturday 9 June - Thurrock Mencap Bi-annual Sports Day at Treetops School.

Come along and enjoy the great facilities at TreetopsSchool and try running, long jump, cycling, football, skittles, shot-put, archery, basketball, wellie wanging. There is something for all abilities and the emphasis is fun and enjoyment for everyone. 10.00 to 3.30.

This event is free. Please let us know if you wish to come and what event you would like to take part in by contacting us on 

Sunday 24 June - Home Front Event at Hever Castle, Kent

Learn about the Tudors and discover what life & work was like during the Second World War. Visit the tea dance tent, explore vintage stalls and enjoy the challenge of finding your way through the water maze. There is also a collection of miniature model houses and a beautiful lake to take boat rides on.

Cost is £12 each. Transport will be provided.  

Sunday 15 July - Boat trip along the Thames from Windsor to Marlow

Enjoy cruising down the Thames from Windsor to Marlow with lovely views along the way.

Cost £20 each which includes a cream tea, transport will be provided.

Saturday 1 September - Day out to Margate

Enjoy the sandy beach, wander around the shops or enjoy the rides at Dreamland.

Cost is £10 each.


Friday 28 September - Monday 1 October - Weekend at Potters, Hopton on Sea, Norfolk. (Fully Booked)


Friday 21 December - Aladdin Pantomime at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend. (Fully Booked)

Saturday 12 January 2019 - Annual Party

to be held at Stifford Clay Social Club. Members free, guests & carers £6 each.


All these trips must be booked and paid before their due date and £5 per person deposit is required to secure each booking. Contact us on for an application form. We have organised these events for our members, to join please request a membership form.

Access will be provided at these events for wheelchairs, however if you require  a carer it is imperative that you arrange to be accompanied, as we are not professional carers. Please note that once purchased tickets are non refundable.   


Future Fundraising for 2018

Our Race Night of the year will be held on the 24th November 2018. This will be held at the Stifford Clays Social Club, Stifford Clays and with races to start at 7.30 with a buffet included, please book through John at 01375 679362. Adults £7 Children £3. Bar available for refreshments.


Race Night 24 February went well and we raised £442. Please come along and support us at our next Race Night.


Our Social Events in 2017

Saturday 13th May - Chessington World of Adventure
Had a great day out with all the rides and the animal park plenty to do.
Sunday  4th June - Tentered Railway Trip to Bodiam Castle with guided tour and cream tea
What a wonderful day travelling on the Tenterden Railway to Bodiam and then a cream tea with a guided tour of the castle. Weather was good and with so much to do our members had lovely day. 
Saturday 8th July - Barbecue and Disco Party at QBall Snooker Club
Had a lovely night at the Qball Snooker Club in Basildon with a Barbecue and we finished of the evening with a Disco.
Saturday 29th July  - Day out at Littlehampton
Not such a good day as the weather was not good. We decided to go to Brighton instead of Littlehampton but the weather was against us most of the day. 
Thursday 21st September - Theatre Trip to London to see School of Rock
Everyone had a great time with most of our members announcing it was the best show they had ever seen.
Friday 6th - Monday 9th October - Warners Weekend Away to Lakeside, Hayling Island A very full and very enjoyable weekend with entertainment including Elvis, Neil Diamond, Queen and Showaddywaddy tribute bands. Lovely accommodations and food with a day out to Arundel Castle on the Sunday.
Saturday 13th January 2018 - Our Annual Party at Stifford Clays Social Club went very well with a lovely buffet and great music. Everyone enjoyed themselves.
Fundraising Event 2017
Charity Race Night on the 18th November 2017 at Stifford Clays Social Club raised £837 and what a good night it was.

For tickets for any of these events please contact John on with your name & address (including contact telephone number)  

Access will be provided at these events for wheelchairs except for coach trips, however if you need a carer it is imperative that you arrange to be accompanied, as we are not professional carers.  Please note that once purchased the tickets are non refundable.