Senior Groups and Activities in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Looking for something to do with other like-minded people, this is the place to visit to find out all the amazing events there are on locally for Seniors. To help get you out of the house,  make new friends and join in with others.

Friend to Friend – Holmfirth Project Group

11am – 2pm
1st and 3rd Fridays of every month
Venue: Holmfirth Methodist Church

This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. We plan a range of activities to suit our members’ interests, including arts and crafts, quizzes, guest speakers and presentations. We share a light lunch (usually soup, sandwiches and a pud or cakes) and teas and coffees are also served by our volunteers. At least once a year we also plan a trip out somewhere using a fully accessible coach, and link with local schools on occasion on shared projects.

Cost: £8 with transport, £6 without transport

Vocal Expressions Ladies Choir Rehearsals

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Every Thursday
Venue: St David’s Church, Holmbridge

If you love singing and think you might like to join a choir, why not come along to one of our rehearsals at Holmbridge Village Hall and see if Vocal Expressions is for you? You will be made to feel very welcome.

Rehearsals are normally from 19:30 to 21:30 on Thursday. However we are currently rehearsing from 7:30 to 9pm without a break, with good ventilation ( so wrap up warm) and social distancing. We have just begun singing without masks, but you are welcome to wear one if you prefer.

It is not necessary to read music, although it helps and there are no auditions. Enthusiasm, commitment, and a love of singing, are all that you need. We rehearse using music, but perform without it.

Craft & Chat at Holmfirth Library

1pm – 3pm
Every Friday
Venue: Holmfirth Library

Come and join us for fun, friendly Craft and Chat at Holmfirth Library
All welcome
Refreshments Available

Sharing Memories Group

1pm – 3pm
Every Thursday
Venue: Phoenix Community Centre

Sharing Memories Group, established in the mid 1990s and is made up of older people living in the rural Holme Valley on the outskirts of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

We see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, since our beginnings we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Arts Organization upon: support, empowerment, positive change and sharing. The aim of the group is to bring together older people to share their memories of the past with each other and with the wider community and to use these shared memories as a basis for creating high quality art works. With the support of three artists, Sharing Memories works with local schools and other community groups on a range of projects which serve to both celebrate and interpret our lives and our locality.

Short Mat Bowling

9:30am – 12:30pm
Every Tuesday & Friday
Venue: The Civic, Holmfirth

Join Thongsbridge Bowling Club every Tuesday and Friday for Short Mat Bowling, now in the Large Hall.

Holme Valley Singers Weekly Rehearsal

7:15pm – 9:15pm
Every Tuesday
Venue: St David’s Church, Holmbridge

Holme Valley Singers have been singing together for pleasure since 1975. The Choir is held in high esteem in music circles in the area. It has to its credit, successes in the Sainsbury, Blackpool, Freckleton, Morecambe, Peterborough, North Wales Festivals and nearer to home, the Mrs Sunderland competition. The Choir has also taken part in the BBC Daily Service and, on an exchange visit to Belgium, enjoyed singing in Bruges Cathedral. It is has more recently enjoyed concert trips to France and Italy.

 The Choir has around 40 members and rehearses once a week at St David’s Hall, Holmbridge, on Tuesday evenings 7.15pm to 9.15pm. It always encourages anyone interested in joining, to sing with them for a four week trial. However, there may be a waiting list at times.

Coffee Morning at Holmfirth Tech

10:30am – 12:30pm
Every Thursday
Venue: Holmfirth Tech

Meet with friends or get to know others in the Home Valley, everyone is welcome and the door is always open.

Find out whats going on in the community and surrounding areas.

Information about social / interest groups, walking groups, activities to improve your health and well being.

Information about training and education services that can support you and more!

Refreshments will be provided for a £2 donation.

Craft & Chatter Coffee Morning at Holmfirth Tech

10am – 12:30pm
Every Tuesday
Venue: Holmfirth Tech

All abilities welcome, crafts change so there is always something new to turn your hand to.

Meet others for a cuppa and a natter.Share ideas for group projects or bring your own.

Refreshments are provided for a £2 donation.

Honley Library Knit and Natter

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Every Tuesday
Venue: Honley Library

Join our friendly group of knitters for free refreshments and a good natter.

Open group with new members welcome.

Holmfirth Writers Group – Holmfirth Library

6:30pm – 7:30pm
Every alternative week on a Monday
Venue: Holmfirth Library

Holmfirth writers group (For Adults)

Alternate week on a Monday except bank holidays.

Alternates with readers group.

Support group for all budding writers – living in and around the Holme Valley.

Come and practice the art of writing – whatever your level or previous experience.

Holmfirth Friend to Friend – ‘Big Meal’

11:45am – 2pm
Last Friday of the month
Venue: Holmfirth Methodist Church Hall

Friend to Friend is a charity in the Holme and Colne Valleys providing activities and company for older people. Their groups currently meet in Holmfirth, Honley, Marsden, Meltham and Netherton.

On the last Friday of each month we meet for a hot 2 course lunch cooked and served at the Methodist church hall (Crown Bottom car park) in Holmfirth, followed by ‘Mary’s mad raffle’. Transport can be provided on request by one of our team of lovely volunteers.  There are often 30 to 40 members who come together for the ‘Big Meal’, so you will not be alone for long and will soon feel as if you’ve known us all for years!

Cost : £9 with transport, £7 without transport.

Friend to Friend – Honley Meet-up

1:30pm – 3:30pm
Third Thursday of the month
Venue: Trinity Court, Honley

The group meets once a  month and members are involved in a range of activities from games, creative activities, a raffle (tickets available to buy), quizzes, speakers and occasionally outings. Tea and biscuits are provided.

Our Honley group is currently on the hunt for new helpers. Get in touch if this might be you!

Cost: £3.00

Badminton – U3A at The Civic, Holmfirth

2pm – 3pm
Every Monday
Venue: The Civic, Holmfirth

Local U3A members meet to play a friendly game of badminton. 

We play every Monday, with two courts so not too much standing around.

Classes can not be booked through The Civic, each class requires booking through the class organisers. For more information please click through to the class organisers booking details.

Friend to Friend – Armchair Zumba

1:30pm – 3pm
2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
Venue: Holmfirth Methodist Church Hall

Exercise to music (seated or on your feet!) led by an experienced, qualified instructor. One of our regular exercisers, Audrey, said of it, “We have soft balls to squeeze in our hands and maracas to shake to the Spanish music. We use our arms in all different ways, also our feet and legs. Stretching does our muscles good. We all feel much healthier afterwards.” A great bond of friendship and fun is built between all who attend.

Cost: £4 + £1 for transport

Holme Valley Owls

Every Tuesday 9.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: Phoenix Centre, Dunford Road

Activities and Social Cub for over 55s.
Table tennis, badminton, pool, keep fit and yoga Classes

Cost: £4

Older Health Kicks – Chair Pilates Mondays

Every Monday 1.15pm-2pm
Venue: Thongsbridge Tennis Club

A selection of low impact exercises for a full body workout which can be done seated or standing.

This includes strengthening of the muscles, mobility of the joints and a good kick starter to getting the body moving again!

No experience is needed for this class, as we aim to help and encourage everyone through the exercises in a safe and supportive environment.

Interested in gaining a little more independence and improving your quality of life in great company? Then contact us today for details of how to join in these welcoming sessions!

Classes cost just £3, which includes a coffee in our Courtside Café – perfect for a social catch up afterwards!

Older Health Kicks – Barre Thursday 

Every Thursday 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Venue: Thongsbridge Tennis Club

Barre is a low impact full body workout that combines the fundamentals of Ballet and Pilates, with each movement aimed at improving overall wellness and mobility in a safe and supportive environment.

No experience is needed for this class as together we will ease into these exercises making sure everyone is comfortable and confident to bring out the best version of you!

Interested in gaining a little more independence and improving your quality of life in great company? Then contact us today for details of how to join in these welcoming sessions!

Classes cost just £3, which includes a coffee in our Courtside Café – perfect for a social catch up afterwards!

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