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Men in Sheds

Men in Sheds is an exciting project for older men in Nottinghamshire, based on the very successful Australian Men’s Shed movement.

What is Men in Sheds?

Men in Sheds is a project specifically for men aged 60 years and over. It aims to bring older men together to put their practical skills to good use and encourage them to be more socially active. It provides a well equipped hobby workshop where men can work together on a range of practical activities. Activities mainly focus on wood-working but new project ideas are always welcome. The products made are sold to support the project and the work of Age UK Nottingham & in sheds

Members can put their skills to good use, share their knowledge, learn new skills and generally put the world to rights over a cup of tea. Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from highly skilled to those with little or no experience, but all work together and there is a role for everyone.


What are the benefits of joining the Men In Sheds project?

It gives men the chance to:

  • Make new friends.
  • Experience the camaraderie of working with other men.
  • Put practical skills to good use and also share them with others.
  • Try something new and learn new skills.
  • Support their local community.
  • Learn about other activities and services in the area.

Our co-ordinators are on hand to offer support and encouragement.


Where is it based?

The ‘shed’ is actually a well equipped workshop space. We currently have sheds in Nottingham, Blidworth and Worksop.

Who can join Men In Sheds?

The project is for men age 60 years and over. You do not need any experience or specific skills.


How much does it cost to become a member?

£1.50 per session


Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are required to help run a workshop for this marvellous project.  It is run specifically for men over 60 years, providing a well equipped workshop space where men can work together on a range of practical activities.  There are currently ‘sheds’ in Blidworth, Nottingham and Worksop.  Key tasks include opening the workshop, preparing and supervising the session, ensuring safety guidelines are followed and being welcoming and supportive to members to encourage their involvement.




How do I access Men in Sheds?

Blidworth Shed

Christopher Riley

t 01623 797 750

m 07872 839 556


Mon - Thu: 9am - 4pm


Daybrook Shed
Adie Harkin

t 0115 920 8771
m 07872 839 570

Mon, Tue, Thu: 9am - 12 noon, 12.30pm - 3pm


Worksop Shed

Patrick Lacey

t 01909 549 078

m 07872 839 629


Wed, Fri: 9am - 4pm

Once you have got in contact with one of our co-ordinators, they will arrange for you to visit the shed to find out more. Men In Sheds welcomes enquiries from family, friends, social workers and other professionals.