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Find out here about activities and events taking place at Age UK Manchester. During current Covid-19 restrictions, many of our activities are temporarily suspended and groups are not meeting. To find out more, contact our Centres below.

  • Book and Jigsaw Exchange

    Are your shelves heaving under the weight of books and finished jigsaws? Then bring along your unwanted items and swap them for new ones!

    Weekly on weekdays

  • Computers

    Members can access computers and the Internet at Crossacres Community Resource Centre. Supported or guided learning sessions are also available by appointment.

    Weekly on weekdays

  • Emporium

    Come and visit our selection of independent shops upstairs, to see the unique gifts, crafts and clothes that are available.

    Weekly on weekdays

  • Easyline Gymnasium

    The gym at Crossacres is equipped with the latest innovations in fitness apparatus from TechnoGym. After an induction into using the equipment you will be able to use the gym throughout the week.

    Weekly on weekdays 9:30am - 3:30pm

  • The Two Soups Café

    We have a love Café that serves cakes, soup, sandwiches and light refreshments for guests and members to enjoy, as they socialise and make new friends.

    Weekly on weekdays 10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Craft group

    Take part in these activities or bring along your own work! Share your skills - or learn new ones, and make friends along the way.

    Monday and Friday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Art Group

    Our art group shares skills, resoure and showcase their work, that they have created using watercolours and oils.

    Monday 12:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Crossacres Shakers

    Join us for a mixture of dancing, aerobics and keep fit along to music styles including Mambo, Dance and Jazz.

    Tuesday 4:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Crossacres Cultivators

    We do a bit of gardening - weather permitting or share gardening tips and experiences, improving the environment over a cup of tea or coffee!

    Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Vegan Luncheon Club

    Come visit Crossacres Resource Centre, and have an all vegan - two course meal for £3.50.

    2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Join us for a delicious vegan Christmas meal on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

  • Walk and Talk group

    Join us for a walk, to help with your health and mental wellbeing, whilst making new friends along the way.

    Wedenesday 10:00am - 11:00am

  • Crossacres Stichers

    We are a group who meet to use sewing machines to make, repair and upcycle materials new and old!

    Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm

Promotional offer:

If you attend Crossacres more than once a week, you may like to consider a membership offer for just £7 a month which brings with it free access to many of the activities shown above, as well as a host of other benefits including; free refreshments, a Café loyalty card, half price gym and exercise sessions, and free Internet access.

If you would like any further information regarding any of our activities or events, please contact:

Crossacres Care Centre
Peel Hall Road
Wythenshawe M22 5DG

Tel: 0161 437 0717

Regular activities at Openshaw Resource Centre

  • Luncheon Club

    Meet and chat with other people, over a reasonably priced two course home-cooked lunch for a mere £3.50; no need to book. Simply drop in!

    Monday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Promotional offer:

The Ageing Well Clubs in North Manchester offer ONE free session to the listed activity: Luncheon Club.

If you would like any further information regarding any of our activities or events, please contact:

Openshaw Resource Centre
10 Catherine Street
Manchester M11 1WF

Tel: 0161 914 9623
Email: colin.ratcliffe@ageukmanchester.org.uk

Regular activities and events with Out in the City

If you would like any further information regarding any of our activities or events, please contact:

Age UK Manchester
20 St Ann's Square,
Manchester M2 7HG

Tel: 0161 302 4130
Email: outinthecity@ageukmanchester.org.uk

Activities at our Harpurhey shop

  • Harpurhey Fun Quiz, Chat and Brew

    Join us at our Harpurhey Charity Shop (Harpurhey Shopping Centre) for a friendly coffee morning. Each week we’ll enjoy friendly company, a nice brew, cake and a quiz.

    Monday 10:30am - 12:30pm

  • Knit, Sew, Craft, Chat and a Brew

    Learning a new skill is good for you. Sharing your talents is even better.



    Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm

  • Seated Exercise Session with Kathy Morrison

    There will be time for a chat and brew after all your hard work.



    Wednesday 11:15am - 12:45pm

  • Age UK Manchester Information and Advice

    Visit Harpurhey shop for a drop in session for advice for older people from benefits to social care matters, and discuss your questions with our friendly, knowledgeable advisors.

    Thursday 10:30am - 12:30pm

Further information

There is a small charge of 50p Monday and Tuesday

Exercise Sessions £1.00

Age UK Manchester
Unit 2, Burgess House
Harpurhey Shopping Centre
Manchester M9 4DH

Tel: 0161 204 3023