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More about Activities and Classes
We love activities and classes! There are so many benefits to being active, healthy, socialising and finding like-minded people and we hope this guide gives you a feel for the different activities available for adults in your region.
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Sports & Fitness
Football, Rugby, Cricket, etc all enable you to use the skills you learned in childhood to get fit and to be part of a team. Many local clubs are desperately looking for additions to their teams. Mentally and physically you can push yourself to achieve fitness and make new friends. Find Field Sports in your region.
Tennis, badminton and netball are extremely popular in many towns, so look for clubs local to you. Find Court Sports in your region.
Whether you want to learn or are already playing to a high standard, golf is one of the few sports where you can relax and also play a skilful game. Local clubs look for new members, offer lessons and offer great membership deals too. Find Golf in your region.
There are a diverse range of martial arts that you can learn and practice. Find Martial Arts in your region.
Zumba and Bokwa are just two of the new, high-intensity workouts that fuse Latin dance with hip-hop and a cardio workout that will have you burning 600+ calories per hour. Find Dance Fitness in your region.
You may have had a childhood passion or training to be in the ring, so why not contact your local club? Start with sparring to increase your fitness and stamina! Find Boxing in your region.
Socialising & Networking
Meet like minded business professionals in your area. Share business ideas and make new contacts in a friendly, informal environment. Find Business Networks in your region.
Meet your local residents whilst developing ways to keep your local area safe. Find lNeighbourhood Watch Groups in your region.
Volunteer your skills to help develop your local community with like minded people. Find Round Tables in your region.
Meet new, local friends in informal surroundings. Find Social Clubs in your region.
St Johns Ambulance
Volunteer your time and learn new skills whilst providing a valuable service in your community. Find St Johns Ambulance in your region.
The University of the 3rd Age is becoming increasingly popular for our older generation. They share ideas and skills in an informal setting, whilst making new friends. Find U3A Groups in your region.
A long established traditional setting for ladies to meet and discuss, learn and share ideas. These clubs provide immense support and foster a sense of belonging. Find Womens Institues in your region.
Health & Wellbeing
Find your local dating events and meet up with local singles. Speed dating and singles nights happen all over the UK, every week – so you’ll find an event to fin in with your busy schedule. Or why not explore a new interest and meet new people – this could be a great way to establish a common interest and, who knows, maybe even your soul-mate! Find Dating Events in your region.
Keep Fit & Aerobics
We all need to keep fit and sometimes regular exercise in a group is the routine we need to keep up the momentum. Find your local classes and meet new friends too. Find Keep Fit & Aerobics Groups in your region.
Are you looking for more than your usual exercise class? Do you have a urgent goal in mind? Do you need to be pushed to achieve that goal? Then Bootcamps maybe for you! Find Bootcamps in your region.
Do you need to shed a few pounds? Take a look at the Slimming classes near you and join up now. Not only will the payments spur you on to lose weight, but surprisingly, everyone you meet there will have the same goals too – and it’s this support you’ll need in the long term to keep those pounds off! Find Dieting Groups in your region.
This gentle exercise is actually a wolf in sheep’s clothing! The gentle exercises actually work and strengthen your core muscles. So what can initially feel like gentle stretching will soon have you working core muscles you didn’t know existed and tonight you from the inside out! Find Pilates Classes in your region.
Yoga & Meditation
These classes will allow you to take time out of your busy schedule to completely relax and focus on the inner you. The exercise of yoga, conditioning your core muscles and increasing your stamina, will raise your awareness of your entire body. Meditiation classes will do the same for your mind. So if it’s clarity and focus you need, find your local class and join in now! Find Yoga & Meditation Classes in your region.
Fresh air, dramatic and eye catching scenery and big spaces are just a few of the many reasons why cycling is so popular. Throughout the country there are cycling and mountain biking routes and trails to suit all ages with varying degrees of difficulty. Off road trails nestling deep in forests provide a challenge for even the most experienced cyclist. And there are tranquil roads and marked routes for cycle touring too. Find Cycling Clubs in your region.
Enjoy a diverse range of walking experiences. No matter if it be a stroll in the countryside, a jaunt along the coastline, or something more challenging, every county has a walkway for you. But having the right kit and latest GPS technology is vital. Find Walking Groups in your region.
Whether you fancy a jog or training for a marathon there are running clubs to suit all. Why not be a little more adventurous and try free-running (Parkour). Find Running Groups in your region.
Whether you enjoy wintery sports as a seasonal ice skater, or whether you are a seasoned professional or skiing and snowboarding, every region of the UK caters for these sports and interests. They may not have the snow but will generally arrange trips to be in the “white stuff”. However, you may not have that far to go, as some areas of Scotland have plenty for many months of the year! Find Snow Sports Clubs in your region.
Rocks are seen as an adult outdoor playground and whether you choose to go caving within them or go rock climbing to scale them there will be a local group ready to support you. Find Rock Climbing in your region.
Bungee jumping, leaping from an aircraft or paintballing all make your heart race and there are many local enthusiasts who want to share the experience with you! Join a local club now! Find Paintballing Clubs in your region.
Air & Wind Pursuits
Take to the skies! Whether you’re ballooning, learning to fly or kite surfing, let the wind get beneath your wings! Find a local club and enjoy your adrenalin rush with likeminded people! Find Flying Clubs in your region.
Fast flowing rivers that are ideal for white water rafting, river bugging and canoeing and that's just for starters. Or perhaps indulge in windsurfing, yachting and sailing on beautiful, peaceful lakes. And for those with more high octane needs, jet skiing, water skiing and power boating are all available in all counties. Find Watersports Clubs in your region.
Special Interest Groups
There are regular events in every region to fire your passion for everything paranormal, from visits to haunted places at midnight to clairvoyant evenings. Find your local paranormal events and spiritualist churches, or even book a clairvoyant to come to your home for a reading! Find Paranormal Events in your region.
Whether you enjoy broadening your collection of art, coins, stamps, vintage books, records, flowers or rocks there will be a local club to meet with others who share your passion. Find Collector Clubs in your region.
Meet regularly in your area with local enthusiasts and trial your latest models on the water, in the air and on the road! Find Model Making Clubs in your region.
Aviation, Train & Motor Enthusiasts
Events are regularly held in all regions to satisfy the appetite of any aviation, train or motor enthusiast. So, stay ahead of the latest events in your region by joining a local club and gaining valuable information about your special interest. Find Groups in your region.
Developing your family tree and understanding your lineage is a pastime that many people become involved in at some point in their lives. Use online services, software or attend classes to find your ancestry. Find Genealogy Groups in your region.
Animals & Nature
If your interest lies in the flora and fauna around us then why not get involved with local nature, animal or environmental groups? They are often looking for volunteers. Help out at an animal sanctuary or help clean up your local coastline. If you want to bring your interest home then learn how to safely raise and nurture your animals with a beekeeping course, reptile care or dog training course. Find Animal & Nature Groups in your region.
Getaways & Retreats
We all need a break and going travelling allows us to physically transport ourselves away from our hectic schedules and daily lives, and to learn a little of the ways of foreign lands. There are many travel companies who specialise in outdoor pursuit breaks, singles holidays and educational retreats – so next time, why not consider a holiday with a difference? Find Travel Companies in your region.
Camping & Caravanning
Nowadays many people prefer “Glamping” as a middle ground between the cosiness of hotel accommodation and proper camping. But however you prefer stay outdoors for an overnight experience under the stars there are facilities and services to suit you! Find Camping & Caravan Venues in your region.
Courses & Retreats
Many people do not have the time to regularly devote evenings or daytime hours to learn their new skill or passion, therefore many organisations provide their courses over a short break or long weekend. This gives you the opportunity to meet new people with a common interest, plus gain the skills and insights you need over a short period of time. Find Courses & Retreats in your region.
Materialising your idea to have a short getaway needn’t mean weeks of planning. There are many “retreats” close to you, such as City Apartments and Country Cottages, all waiting to give you a one or two-night retreat away from the hustle and bustle of your daily lives. So, stay local and explore the region around you. Find Local Getaways in your region.
Food & Drink
For many people, their passion for seriously great food is second to none and if this is you then indulge yourself locally with the diverse range of offerings your local region has! Find Local Cusiine in your region.
Have you every thought of cooking different cuisines and learning more about them, or about various cocktails even? If you're a foodie, this is one of the best hobbies for you. There are TV cookery shows, classes and workshops, plus books and guides available on the Internet. Take this seriously, you will probably be a pro at cooking absolutely any cuisine under the sun! Find Cookery Courses in your region.
Wine Appreciation & Cocktail Making
If you’re looking to indulge your senses then why not consider a cocktail making course or wine tasting evening? Especially if you’re not sure of the depth of your interest then a one night introduction may be what you need to set you on course. Find Wine Tasting in your region.
Brewing Real Ale (CAMRA)
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is an independent voluntary organisation, whose main aims are promoting real ale, real cider and the traditional British pub. If you enjoy real ale why not find your local groups and events, and maybe have a go at brewing your own! Find CAMRA groups in your region.
Learn a new language and make use of it when you travel next. Take up a language class or buy yourself a handy. It could prove to be quite interesting and helpful when you come across new people in a foreign land. Find Language Courses in your region.
Computing & IT
There is no area of life that does not entail a degree of knowledge about computers and IT. Learn a little more to enhance your appreciation of your hobby or interest, whether that’s learning how to use the Internet more fluidly or maybe even programming or repairing IT equipment. Find Computer Courses in your region.
Home & Garden
It is very relaxing and therapeutic to walk into your very own garden. You can grow your own produce and a range of your favourite flowers, that you can tend to everyday. Reading up on gardening and teaching yourself about the varied ways on how to bring up a garden, could be a very fulfilling and stress free hobby. Find Gardening Clubs in your region.
Many people find the urge to revamp old furniture and even houses but do not know where to start. Short courses in renovation can completely transform your abilities and could see you bringing the very old and unusable back into complete repair. Find Restoration Course in your region.
The basics of Interior Design involve knowledge of colour schemes, lighting, positioning and textures. With a short course you could learn the simple rules and transform your own home and maybe offer advice to others too. Find Interior Design Courses in your region.
Arts & Crafts
Take an online course, learn at home, or join a class. Usually all you need is a camera, photo editing software, some tutorials on the Internet and some great ideas. Find Photography Courses in your region.
Try and write down something that has always inspired you, and you might just come up with a masterpiece. There are a lot of topics around us that can be written about. Choose a topic that you like and just pen down everything that comes to your mind. Join a class, attend a workshop or take a weekend away. Find Writing Groups in your region.
To get started all you need are some basic types of materials. There are books available to help you out or join an evening class or workshop. Start simple and move on to make better and more complex pieces and after a while, you wish to sell a few of them at local exhibitions! Find Jewellery Making Courses in your region.
Start with some very basic painting and if you need a helping hand at any time, join a course or a workshop. Once you're you can start with various other related arts such as making murals and ceramic pots/vases. Decorate your home, meet new friends and create meaningful gifts that last a lifetime. Find Painting Courses in your region.
Join a local group and knit your very own sweater, mitts, and blankets, and get creative with ways on how to make different items. You could even gift these to friends and close ones before the winter season rolls in. Find Knitting Courses in your region.
Music & Performing Arts
Amateur theatres are common in most towns around the UK and it is a convenient way for people to gain acting and stage experience, for pleasure and amusement –but equally could lead to a brand new career. Find Amateur Dramatics Groups in your region.
Excellence in singing requires time, dedication, instruction, and regular practice. Professional singers typically take voice training provided by voice teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers. This coaching is available for everyone – so why not book a few lessons now and find out if you have the X-Factor? Find Singing Teachers in your region.
Music groups exist in almost every town and village in the UK. Whether it be a brass band or a choral society or a local open mic evening for local bands. If you’re interested in joining a local group, then there will be one near you. Find Music Groups in your region.
Public speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners and the skills learned during public speaking training are valuable skills that can make a difference in everyday life. These skills can make you a confident speaker within a group of friends and also help eliminate nerves when speaking to stranger groups too. Find Public Speaking Lessons in your region.
Dancing has evolved into many styles from the classic ballroom, tango and square dancing, to break dancing, street dancing and hip hop. More recently Burlesque dance has become very popular as too has Zumba. So why not take a look at the local dance groups and see what’s on offer near you! Find Dance Classes in your region.
Virtual Admin Services
If you have you're own small business and the administration fo the business is eating into your "Me Time! then why not employ the professional? Find Virtual Admin Services in your region.
Business Networking Groups
Now you've started your own business you'll want to find out the tricks of the trade, meet like-minded business owners and share experiences - so why not find the local Business Networking Groups in your Region? Find Business Networking Groups in your region.