Activities update

Some of the activities on this page are returning as part of the road map out of lockdown.  Please click on the location headings below to find out more. Visit Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support – GOV.UK ( for the latest Covid 19 guidelines.

Please note the temporary closure of some clubs on the following dates:

  • St. Nicholas, Monday 19th July 2021
  • Oldland, Wednesday 21st July 2021
  • Staple Hill, Thursday 22nd July 2021
  • Oldland, Wednesday 28th July 2021
  • St. Nicholas, Monday 9th August 2021
  • Oldland, Wednesday 18th August 2021
  • Patchway, Friday 27th August 2021

Friendship and exercise clubs are for older people who like gentle but challenging exercise and games as well as socialising with a cup of tea or coffee.

All the clubs are managed by local community groups and coached by a friendly, approachable instructor with a specialist qualification in exercise and health for older people.

For more information, or if you would like to start a club in your area, please contact us:

Friendship and Exercise Club sessions

The first session is free (a small fee per session after that). Click on the location headings below to expand the list.


Fishponds Friendship and Exercise Club


Kingswood Friendship and Exercise Clubs

Oldland Common

Oldland Friendship and Exercise Clubs


Patchway Friendship and Exercise Clubs

Staple Hill

Staple Hill Friendship and Exercise Clubs


Thornbury Friendship and Exercise Clubs


Cambrian Green Friendship and Exercise Club

St. Nicholas, Abbotswood Friendship and Exercise Clubs

Staying Steady strength and balance classes

Staying Steady is a programme of strength and balance classes in Bristol to help build strength, walk steadily and lower your risk of falling.

Staying Steady

Useful resources and information