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Becoming a Friends Ageing Better member is free and you will be joining a community of older people in Bristol. You will be invited to local events including catch-up cafes, where you can find out about activities happening near you. As a member, you will also be eligible for discounts and rewards. Click here if you would like to become a FAB member. 

Please see the list below for current discounts and special events. 

Special Events and Discounts in Local Venues 

Bristol Old Vic - Heritage Tours

Bristol Old Vic Heritage Tours show you behind the scenes of this classes Bristol venue, with thei expert in-house guide who will take you back through the Theatre's 250-year-old history. These tours are free to FAB member and they happen quarterly. To find out about the next tour and how to book, please visit our Events and Activities page. 

Bristol Hippodrome - Matinee Club

Hippodrome offer discounted tickets for their matinee performances to Friends Ageing Better as part of their Matinee Club.  For more information about the current Matinee Club sessions, please email or visit the Bristol Hippodrome Box Office. 


Brunel Institute Catch Up Cafe at SS Great Britain

Join us for a special Catch Up Café, hosted in the Brunel Institute. You’ll have an informal group visit to the Brunel Institute, where you'll have a chance to look at rare and original artefacts and diaries from the SS Great Britain’s archive vault. Followed by refreshments and a chance to find out more about Brunel’s SS Great Britain and the work of the Trust. This is a free event. Please note this tour does not include access to the SS Great Britain or the Being Brunel Museum. Suggested donation £2.Upcoming dates: Thursday 12th March 2020, Wednesday 20th May 2020. To book your place call 0117 4404301.

Cafes and Restaurants

The New Room / John Wesley's Chapel

10% discount to FAB Membership Card holders, every Monday 2pm-4pm. The New Room café is in a bright airy atrium space next to an 18th Century chapel – the oldest Methodist building in the world. The chapel is an oasis of calm in the centre of Broadmead, Bristol’s shopping quarter. Ewa and her team provide a range of homemade treats, locally sourced and served with a smile. The Fairtrade award-winning café is a calm and friendly place with an excellent selection of homemade cakes, light bites, hot and cold drinks, and other reasonably priced treats. Café is open 9.30am-4pm, Monday-Saturday (closed Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE

The Library Cafe - Central Library

Coffee and Cafe deal £3,50 after 3pm every day. Cafe situated in Bristol Central Library, Ground Floor, BS1 5TL.


Mondays at Watershed - 10% off tea and cake with a cinema ticket at any time – all day Monday. Our home has three cinemas, the Pervasive Media Studio, and a café & bar. 1 Canons Road, Harbourside Bristol BS1 5TX.

The Faraway Tree

10% off bill - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The faraway tree is an independent, family friendly Cafe on Church Road in redfield, serving lovingly cooked food, with daily specials and a Scandinavian twist. Click here to visit their Facebook Page. 136 Church Road, BS5 9HH.

Crispins Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips Regular £5.20 / Large £7.70. Monday to Thursdays 11.30am - 9.30pm. Crispins is a friendly fish and chips, located at 42 Sandy Park, Brislington, BS4 3PF.

In N Out Wraps

10% Off. In N Out Wraps serves sandwiches, Middle Eastern food, Wraps. Vegetarian options available. 429 Gloucester Road, BS7 8TZ. 

La Ruca

10% off at Cafe and Shop. La Ruca is a family run business, Health Food Shop and Café bar in one of the most vibrant roads in Bristol - Gloucester Road. Click here to visit their website. 89 Gloucester Road, BS7 8AS

The Caribbean Shack

Monday 10% off food all day. Tuesday to Thursday, 15% off food from 12-3pm, 10% off food 5pm -10.30pm. Caribbean restaurant serving authentic food, drinks and cocktails. Click here to visit their website. 312 Gloucester Road, BS7 8TJ. 

Alchemy 198 - Gloucester Road

Alchemy 198 offers funky cocktails, local gins & craft beers, freshly ground coffee and a lovely range of teas and coffee in a relaxed, beautiful setting. We put on a wide range of events from live music to comedy. 10% discount on all drinks from Tuesday to Thursday (and Monday's Cajun Swamp Club).  For more information about events visit Alchemy 198's website. Open Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 5 – 11.45pm and Saturday 2pm – 12.30am. Mondays and Daytimes for special events and requests.

Boston Tea Party - Gloucester Road

Any cake and pot of tea for £3.99. Valid from 2pm during FAB Cafe Meeting on second Tuesday of every month on production of a valid FAB membership card. Valid at Boston Tea Party Gloucester Road, (293 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8PE).  

Coffee Mine - Gloucester Road

Free tea with any purchase. Any coffee only £1.80. Offer available Mondays and Fridays.

Coffee Mine - 296 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8PD (Click here to visit Coffee Mine Facebook Page)

Fresh and tasty coffee, hot chocolate, tea, tasty cakes, freshly made hot or cold sandwiches. Special - delicious Crepes (pancakes) sweet or savoury with different toppings. Waffles with ice-cream. Welcome, it is time to treat yourself.


Local Shops and Businesses

Jill's Wellness

Jill is a Registered Nurse and Fitness Specialist. She visits people that are housebound, have long-term conditions, those fearful of falling and anyone who wants to get fitter and stronger in the safety and security of their own home. She carries out home visits to empower people to stay living independently for as long as they are able. For more information visit or contact Jill on 077 17 172 173 / Initial visit FREE for FAB Members. £40 a session thereafter.

Cressida Childs - Dance and Fitness

First class FREE and further £1 discount per class for FAB members for the next 3 sessions.


DANCEFIT over 50's fitness class including salsa, Bollywood, country & western etc. Cost: £5 (before discount)
10.30am-11.30am. Suitable beginners. 
at The Park Centre, Daventry Rd., Knowle West.

DANCEFIT over 50's fitness class including salsa, Bollywood, country & western etc.  Cost: £5.50 (before discount)
10.30am-11.30am. Suitable beginners First class free.
at St Peters Church Hall, The Drive, Henleaze

DANCEFIT over 50's fitness class including salsa, Bollywood, country & western etc. Cost: £5 (before discount)
10.15am-11.15am. Suitable beginners 
at The United Reform Church, Wick Rd., Brislington

DANCEFIT over 50's fitness class including salsa, Bollywood, country & western etc. Cost: £5 (before discount)
2pm-3pm. Suitable beginners 
at The Beechwood Club, Beechwood Rd., Fishponds

DANCE over 50's
11.30am-12,30pm. Suitable beginners. Learn steps & a routine from a single dance, ie Waltz, Cha Cha, Jazz. Cost: £5.50 (before discount)
at The Park Centre, Daventry Rd., Knowle West. 


WALKING HOCKEY over 50's. No running. Indoor.
12pm-1pm Suitable beginners & players. Cost: £5 (before discount)
at The Park Centre, Daventry Rd., Knowle West.

WALKING NETBALL over 50's. No running or jumping. Indoor.
10am-11am Suitable beginners & players. Cost: £4.50 (before discount)
at The Park Centre, Daventry Rd., Knowle West.

EPIC Spa Beauty and Hair

10% off on treatments as listed below: 

  • Massage, pedicure, Spa (with water), eyebrow wax (Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Svetlana)
  • Wash, cut and dry, permanent treatment (Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Anastasia)
  • Manicure gel polish, pedicure gel polish (Tuesdays and Thursdays with Tamara=

EPIC Spa Beauty and Hair: 140b Church Rd, BS5 9HN - T: 0117 955 28 33 

Glass Designs

Spend over £10 and receive 10% off.Glass Designs is a stained glass studio and handmade gift shop, selling cards, gifts, jewellery, and Bristol Blue Glass. 261 North St BS3 1JN. Click here to visit their Facebook Page.

New Risk Gymnasium - Shirehampton

£20 a month and £30 joining fee for 12 month contract - BS11 Residents only. Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm and all day weekend. Offer includes 1 free personal training session, 1 free induction. 1-3 High St, Shirehampton, BS11 0DT. T: 0117 982 4735.

Gloucester Road Fitness

£20 a month and £30 joining fee for 12 month contract - BS7 Residents only. Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm and all day weekend. Offer includes 1 free personal training session, 1 free induction. 302-304 Gloucester Rd, BS7 8PD. T:0117 924 4354.  Click here to visit their website. 

Three Wise Monkeys - Green Grocers

10% off when you spend £10. 334 Gloucester Road, BS7 8TJ.

7 Days Supermarket

Free gift when you spend £20. European Supermarket selling food and drinks. 440 Gloucester Road, BS7 8TX. 

Main Interiors

10% off on Mondays and Thursdays. Founded by award-winning Jasmine Main in 2010. The Main Collective is one of the most respected interior design teams in Bristol. 384 Gloucester Road, BS7 8TR. Click here to visit Main Interior's Facebook Page.

Osna Therapy Centre

15% discount for members on any treatment or sessions. Body treatments including aromatherapy massage, deep tissue massage and reflexology. The Skin care range is made in house by Bridget, Owner of Osna Therapy Centre. 234 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ. 

Bristol Ferry Boats

Hop-on-hop-off Day Ticket for just £3.50(Reduced from £7.00). Discount available Wednesdays during term time only. For more information please visit

Redfield Pet Supplies - St George

10% off bird seeds, ready for spring! Redfield Pet Supplies store first opened in the early 1920's, selling products for all pets including cats, dogs, rats, birds, etc. Some of the products they sell include pet food, accessories, health and hygiene products, bedding, etc. Address: 212 Church Road, St George BS5 8AD


Barking Mad North Bristol

Barking Mad North Bristol arrange for our customers’ dogs to stay in a specially chosen host’s home when they go on holiday.

We will offer FAB Members a 50% reduction on the Lifetime Registration Fee when they register their dog with Barking Mad North Bristol. This means it will only cost FAB members £20 instead of £40!

If you don't own a dog, you can also become a host. Love a dog and give it a great holiday in your home. We offer support 24/7 and transport the dog, bringing everything it needs, including a Pet Schedule so that you can keep the dog in its normal routine. It’s the next best thing to owning your own dog!