Fun activities for older people in Southport and Formby.

Southport and Formby are great places to live. There is a wide range of activities available that cater to the needs of older people

Whether you’re looking for something to do daily or just want to try something new, here are some ideas for activities for older people in Southport and Formby.

  • The Atkinson Centre is Southport’s home for music, theatre, art, literature and history.  Situated in the middle of the iconic Lord Street, this is an exciting and varied destination for visitors of all ages with a range of activities taking place throughout the day and some evenings. There is a theatre and a studio space which houses regular displays of music, comedy and performing arts.  There are regular exhibitions as well as over 3.500 artworks that are rotated within the museum and galleries.  There is even a café to relax during your visit. For more information about what is on offer at The Atkinson visit  or email [email protected]
  • Another great activity takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at The Richmond on Scarisbrick New Road.  Between 12.30 and 4, there is a pensioners lunch club hosted by the Richmond and Home Instead. There is a slap up 2 course meal with tea and coffee, following which there is live entertainment and bingo with some fantastic prizes.  A really friendly event that is well attended by people from the local community.  Booking is essential for this popular event. For further information and to book please call 01704 651909.
  • Formby Pool hosts regular swimming classes designed specifically for older adults. These sessions focus on improving health, balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and mobility through gentle exercise in the pool. The friendly instructors will ensure you make progress at your own pace while having fun in the process! For further information call01704 879366
Elderly woman smiling, with text promoting a Pensioners Lunch Club with lunch, entertainment, and bingo details. - Home Instead

Southport and Formby are excellent places to retire if you’re an older person who wants to stay active in your later years. There are many activities available from theatre shows to swimming classes that provide plenty of opportunities to explore your interests while meeting new people. With so much on offer, it’s easy to see why so many retirees choose these towns as their ideal retirement spot!