Chester Listings

All events listed are for people over 50 and FREE (unless stated)


Adult Phab Social Club

Chester Adult Phab (People Have Abilities) is a social club for people with and without disabilities.

They have 75+ members and meet the second Monday of the month in a local public house / restaurant in Chester. They are also looking for volunteers.

Contact Lynda on 07828 571952 or email:

Bluecoat Vision Centre

The Bluecoat Vision Centre will now be open Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 2pm offering a large range of low vision aids.

IT lessons also available Monday – Thursday 10am – 3pm.

If you require any advice please drop in or phone 01244 341885.

Brighter Days

Brighter Days is a Brightlife funded project supported by Tweedsmuir Social Group to help reduce social isolation in older people in Cheshire West and Chester.

The only criteria you need to be a part of the group is that individuals must live in the local area, be over 50 years of age and be socially isolated.

For a list of Brighter Days social group events click here: Brighter Days

Contact Donna Hufton on 01244 343940 / 07827 858948 or email

Community Workshop Day At Trafford

Date: Tuesday 22nd May, 9.15am – 4.30 pm.

Come and discover Trafford Hall (CH2 4JP) and the training we can offer your community group through a series of taster workshops led by our experienced team of trainers. The sessions will include bike restoration, beginners’ gardening, grants and fundraising and scrap technology.

Contact Hannah, Philippa or Gill at Trafford Hall on 01244 300246 or email

Crafting the Woods at Stretton Watermill

After the success of last year’s Woollen Woods at Stretton Watermill another exhibition is planned.  This time we want to encourage a wider range of crafters to submit their creations to this fantastic event.

The mill is calling out to makers out there to create something to be part of our outdoor exhibition.  Could you crochet a ladybird, willow weave a rabbit or turn a toadstool?  We’d love to invite you to contribute a crafted ‘something’ on the theme of ‘Native Woodland Flora and Fauna’ to this fantastic site.  All sorts of materials and techniques are welcome.

For more information email or call 01606 271641.

Dee-Sign Language Choir 

Dee-Sign British Sign Language Choir are always looking for new members, so we would welcome inquiries from anyone who might like to do something different.  We particularly welcome retired people as they have more time to spare to do a bit of volunteering.

Please see our website

 Contact to see if you can get involved.

‘Digital Buddies’ at Storyhouse every Friday

FREE digital support sessions for anyone over 50 in the Meeting Room at Storyhouse between 10am – 12pm every Friday.
Digital Buddies now have two new drop-ins:

  • Every Wednesday, Upton Library 2pm – 3pm
  • Every Friday, Lache Library 2pm – 3pm

Contact Heather on 01244 311339 / 07958 611618.

Fab Weld 50+ Welding

Fab Weld 50+ Welding and fabrication recreational courses,  the free Brightlife funded 5 week course covers basic welding and fabrication techniques. No experience of Welding and Fabrication is required, come along and meet like minded people. Times: 12pm – 2pm Mondays. Booking essential.

Based at Unit 5 Sealand Trade Park, Chester CH1 4NW.

Please call The Welding Academy on 01244 311339, 07825 002 814 or email:

Football for Visually Impaired Players

Every Saturday (11am – 12noon) at Goals Soccer Centre CH1 4LT. Contact:

Gary Morgan on 01244 381515/ 07720 096657 or

Great Get Together Picnic in the Park

Date: Saturday 23rd June.

Location: Grosvenor Park, Chester CH1 1SD.

More details on the Chester More in Common (Facebook page)

Over Sixty’s Social Swim

Date: Every Tuesday 11am – 12pm and Friday 11am – 12pm at Chester City Baths
Contact: e-mail Nick Boylan

Men in Sheds

Age UK Cheshire’s Men in Sheds project is for older men who may be feeling isolated due to bereavement, depression, redundancy or retirement and are looking to meet new people, enjoy a bit of camaraderie and learn and share new skills.  The shed runs Tues – Fri 10am – 4pm.

Silver Rainbows – Social Network for LGBT people

The next ‘Tea & Tattle’ drop-in takes place at Winsford Library on 27th March again from 2:00 – 4:00.

Thanks to Active Cheshire they are commencing their Silver Strollers programme of walks around the Cheshire Countryside. The second walk will be around Astbury Mere in Congleton on the afternoon of Sunday 8th April between 2:00pm and 4:00pm meeting at the Astbury Mere Visitor Centre Cafe at 1:45. The walks are on level ground with no stiles or gates to navigate and are suitable for all regardless of ability.  Suggestions for future walks are welcome and should anyone wish to train as a Walk Leader then please contact Colin at the number below.

Stupendous Sara is one of their most enthusiastic members and has offered to run a Laughter Yoga workshop for Silver Rainbows members on the afternoon of Saturday 24th March. Additionally, the first in 2018 of the ever popular T-Dances hosted by Prince Jack Clegg will be taking place on Saturday April 24th. The venues and times for the Laughter Yoga and T-Dance are to be confirmed.

Call Silver Rainbows for further details about the range of activities taking place on 01270 653150, or email

Silver Singers – ‘A Choir for the over 50’s’

The Silver Singers choir meet:

  • Every Tuesday at 4pm (Blacon URF Church)
  • Every Wednesday at 2pm (St. Andrew’s, Tarvin)
  • Every Thursday at 2pm (Hamilton Street Methodist Church)
  • Every Friday at 2pm (St. Mary’s, Handbridge)

For more information on Silver Singers, email: or call 07786 323946.

Social Meet-Up for 60+s

Date: Wednesdays (2.00-3.30pm) at the Salvation Army, 107 St Anne St, CH1 3HU

Contact: Margaret Ablett

WEA Brightlife Classes

  • Fabulous 50+ Tai Chi Class. Tai Chi is a fun exercise, with many proven physical and psychological benefits. Tai Chi can be practiced by anyone regardless of physical ability. For further details please contact David Stubbington Sessions on Thursdays 10:00am – 11:00am at The Arkell Scouting and Community Centre, Upton Grange, Chester, CH2 1BG.
  • Fabulous 50+ Drawing and Painting Class in Hoole. Come along to this friendly Drawing and Painting class in Hoole. Learn techniques including pencil, collage and paint. Sessions on Mondays (£6) 10:00am – 12:30pm at Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3AP.
  • **NEW CLASS STARTING 26th JUNE 2018** Fabulous 50+ Drawing Class in Vicar’s Cross. Learn techniques including pencil, collage and print. Sessions on Tuesdays (£6) 10:00am – 12:00pm at Vicars Cross United Reform Church, Oldfield Drive, Vicars Cross, Chester CH3 5LL.

Make new friends and have some fun. Just turn up on the day! (These classes are for over 50s living in the Cheshire West & Chester area). For more information contact WEA on 0151 243 5340.

English for speakers of other languages (Hoole)

Date: Tuesdays 9.15am – 11:15am in the Library, Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, CH2 3AP. Come along for a coffee and a chat. All welcome!

Organiser: Hoole Library, 01244 342741.

Hoole Community Centre

’55 and Over Club’ every Wednesday 10am start for coffee with a different activity each week followed by a 2 course lunch for £3.50. The centre can also provide transport if within the area.

There is also IT Buddy sessions on Monday’s 2pm – 4pm, Tuesday’s 10am  – 12 noon and Thursday’s 1pm  – 3pm in the Library. Run by volunteers, they provide support and advice on all things tech.

For more details call 01244 342741 or email:

Free pool and darts daily at ‘The Venue’ (Lache)

Open Mon – Weds 9am – 4pm and Thurs, Fri 9am – 2pm at Hawthorn Road CH4 8HX. A wide range of new facilities including a gym, café, function room, meeting rooms, free parking and wifi and a ‘Den’ (open free of charge every week day to anyone over 50).

Call 01244 972546

Community Centre (Vicars Cross)

Every Monday 1.00pm – 2.00pm Keep Fit for Over 60s
Every Thursday 11.30am -12.30pm Dance and Movement – Adults 50+
Fortnightly from Friday 13 April 1.30pm – 3.00pm Coffee Catch Up sessions for people aged 50+
Thackeray Drive, Vicars Cross, Chester CH3 5LP.

For more information telephone 01244 342268 or email

Over 50s Dance Sessions (Vicars Cross)

Dance is proven to be great for Health and Fitness, Balance and Strength, Emotional and Social Wellbeing, and it’s a fun and gentle way to exercise!

No experience necessary! Starts 1st February at Vicars Cross Community Centre. Thursdays 11:30 – 12:30, £4 per session.

Call 01606 861770 or email for more information.

Handbridge: Brightlife Drop-ins with Sue Downham

St Mary Without-the-Walls, Overleigh Road CH4 7HL
2nd and 4th Tues of every month 10am -12pm

Contact: Sue Downham 07715 658431.

Brightlife Drop-ins with Katherine Hussey (Lache)

Community Centre (The Venue), Hawthorn Road CH4 8HX
3rd Tuesday of every month 1.30-3.30pm

Contact: Katherine Hussey 07736 168342.

Brightlife Drop-in with Sue Downham (Vicars Cross)

Centurion Pub, 1 Oldfield Drive CH3 5LN
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month 2-4pm

Contact: Sue Downham 07715 658431.














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