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Rocklands, Norfolk

The Villages of Rockland All Saints and Rockland St Peter

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Clubs and Leisure Activities

The Playing Field and Pavilion Rocklands Cricket ClubRocklands United Football ClubRocklanders Youth Club Line Dancing ClubEden Meadows Riding Centre
Parent and Toddler GroupRockland Manor LakeRockland Mere FisheryShotokan Karate GroupFlower ClubRocklands Art Group


Rocklands Playing Field and Pavilion

The Playing Field, situated at the end of Green Lane, was opened in the 1960s, and owes much to the late Stan Fisher,who was the motivating force behind the purchase of the land and its conversion from farmland into the playing fields, which included filling a pond. Now it is used by Rocklands Cricket Club and the Rocklands United Football Club. The Cricket pitch is also used for some Junior County matches. It also includes a children's play area with swings and other equipment.
The Pavilion was opened in 1986, it includes a bar and changing facilities and is available for hire.
Contact: Trevor Pearce. Tele: 01953 483472

Rocklands Cricket Club

Founded in 1865, the Club plays at the Rocklands Playing Field in Green Lane. The Team plays in Division 4 of the Knight's Norfolk Cricket League, and the A Team in Division 9. There are also Teams for Juniors(8-11) and Youths(12-17) with coaching on a Sunday morning
Contact Elizabeth Walker(Hon Sec) 01953 483118 or mobile 07770 410293

Rocklands United Football Club

The Senior Section fields two teams. The First Team play in Division Two and the Reserves in Division Four of the Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League. Training takes place on a Wednesday evening under floodlights and is usually followed by a discussion on tactics for forthcoming matches in the Pavilion Bar.
Website for reserve team:
The Youth Section plays League football at under 8's,9's,10's,11's,12's and 14's, and trains on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings under floodlights throughout the season.
Website for the Youth Section:
The Club is always on the lookout for new members to play, coach or referee.
Contact: Trevor Pearce (Chairman). Tele 01953 483472
or Mandie Thorpe (Secretary) Tele 01953 483441

The Rocklanders Youth Club

RYC is open to young people between the ages of 11 and 18 and we meet each Friday in the Village Hall between 7.00 pm and 9.30 pm.
Activities include Table Tennis, Snooker, Darts, PS2, Computer, Drum Kit, Keyboard, Karaoke, Art and Craft, Music and much much more.
Trips and evenings out are organised on a regular basis for members.
Subscriptions are just 1 per week but you will need to bring a little extra money if you wish to purchase drinks sweets etc from our tuck shop.
Membership forms can be collected from the Post Office or call Stephen Thomas on 488638
Our members say "it's wicked" "It's just like the dumping ground but we all get on" "It just gets better and better"

The Rocklands Line Dancing Club

The Club meets in Rocklands Village Hall on Mondays 2pm -4pm (Beginners), Tuesday nights 7pm - 9pm (Improvers) and Wednesday Mornings 10am -12 noon (Advanced).
4.00 per session. Refreshments 30p per cup
Come and have some fun while exercising in a friendly atmosphere.
For more details contact:Fliss Tele:07795 681172

Eden Meadows Riding Centre, Sandy Lane

Riding Lessons in our indoor school are available for adults, and children from 5 years.
We offer classes for all abilities and provide facilities for organisations, and groups of special needs riders.
A.B.R.S. Approved
Please call John Dothie for further information on 01953 483545

Rocklands Parent and Toddler Group

The Rocklands Parent and Toddler Group meet each Monday morning(Term Time) 9.30am to 1145am in Rocklands Village Hall giving parents/carers and toddlers aged 0 - 5 years from Rocklands and the surrounding villages an opportunity to meet and socialise in a friendly environment.
we offer a weekly craft activity;ride-on toys, dressing up and story time/singing at the end of the session
We provide the children with drinks and a biscuit, but please bring a piece of fruit for the mid-morning snack.
Admission price is 1.00 per toddler,50p under 6 months for 2nd child
Anyone interested in more information can contact Claire Ellis (Tele:01953 488023)


Rockland Manor Lake

Rockland Manor Lake has 4.5 acres of beautiful secluded lake stocked with
Common, Ghost, Mirror, Leather and Crucian Carp, Tench, Roach, Rudd and Perch.
Season tickets at 100, of which only 50 will be issued. These permit day and night fishing from
1st February to 1st October, and day only (6am-4pm) from 1st October to 1st December.
No day tickets.
Contact Stephen Burroughes to view/join. Tele: 01953 483226
Rockland Manor, Scoulton Road, Rocklands. NR17 1UW


Rockland Mere Fishery

Trout and coarse fishing in the peaceful surroundings of the Norfolk Countryside. Day tickets are available on the bank or by contacting the Fishery Manager.
Fishery Manager:James Harrold. Tele;01953 455193 or 07900004953.


South Norfolk Shotokan Karate Group

The Group meets each Thursday in the Village Hall. Juniors between the ages of 6 and 12 meet between 6.30 and 8.00 and Adults(over the age of 13) between 8.00 and 9.45.
Contact: Richard Reynolds. Tele: 01953 456224.


Gt Ellingham and District Flower Club

The Club meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:30pm in Rocklands Village Hall.
There are demonstrations of flower arranging and in the summer months outings are arranged.
Contact: Mrs Ann Norris. Tele: 01953 454583

Rocklands Art Group

Rocklands Art Group meets fortnightly in the Village Hall, with local artists Chris and Roger Gamble giving advice and instruction.
The format of the classes is very informal and great fun, with members encouraged to pursue their own individual styles and preferences, but with an emphasis on developing drawing and painting skills.
New members are warmly welcomed, the old cry of 'I can't draw' is soon laid to rest.
For further details, contact Chris and Roger on 01953 483 448