Community clubs in South Sheffield

Up the fun with some community games and fun activities in and around South Sheffield, from craft to music and everything in between.

From social opportunities and relationship building, hitting up local games, easy sports and other fun activities in your area can be a fantastic way to help an elderly friend or family member get some exercise and mental stimulation – as well as getting out and having some fun, of course. There’s more to life than cups of tea, after all!

When more energetic games and activities like skating or five-a-side just aren’t practical during those golden years, don’t resign elders to sitting around waiting on the next cuppa or new TV show – there are still plenty of ways to play, no matter how old or ‘able’ you are.

Women's Institute Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter Groups are for adults who enjoy knitting, crochet, cross stitch and other crafts. They are often free of charge to attend and participants have the opportunity to share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people and learn new skills. Taking place on a monthly basis at the Stephen Hill Methodist Church, Lodge Moor, this Friday Knit and Natter group is just too good to not add to your calendar!

In fact, many research studies have found that these groups have found that whilst they have many social benefits, they can also enhance your physical and mental wellbeing, with one study at the Local Trust citing how it made members, “feel safe” and gave them a profound “sense of purpose”.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and get knitting! Call 07403 281 609 to find out more.

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Games, Craft and Chat

Located at the Bents Green Methodist Church just off Ringinglow Road, this club does exactly what it says on the tin! A “friendly and welcoming place” for all adults, including those with special needs, this group offers a brilliant chance to meet up and enjoy indoor bowling, scrabble, chess, dominoes, jigsaws and cards, knitting and crafts every Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:00pm.

What’s more, the club is also completely free-of-charge and accessible, with plenty of parking and a generally flat area that’s easy to move around! Just go along to see if you like it or give the friendly organiser, Ruth, a quick call on 0114 268 6507 for more information.

Bents Green Methodist Church, much like Stephen Hill Methodist, has several other clubs to join too, namely their Friendships Lunches on alternate Tuesdays, and their Age UK and Dementia Cafés, which take place twice a month.

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Open Door Music Jam Group

Open Door Music Jam is a mental health friendly group where people get together to jam, socialise, build friendships and pursue musical ambitions. Taking place every Friday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, you can find this club in Sheffield’s City Centre, Windrush Way on Sheffield Flourish’s upper floor.

Organised by the local charity, Sheffield Flourish, this group is welcome to all and is free to attend, with no need to book. The group is part of the Open Door Music Enterprise that strives to provide a community outlet for people to come by and simply just relax, with one attendee commenting that, “This group has offered a lifeline during some of the darkest moments of my life”.

Open Door Music also has plenty of flexibility, offering four other different groups aside from the jam group, read more on their website for all-things music!

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