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.

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 or download the leaflet.


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

Healthy Lifestyles Directory for older people

The 2019 Healthy Lifestyles directory for older people is now available. It showcases the amazing range of activities and groups in South Gloucestershire, all of which can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

Download the Healthy Lifestyles Directory

Useful resources and information