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Find out here about Age UK Manchester activities happening across Manchester. Click on any of the below locations for a listing of what is on.  

Activities in South Manchester

Check out the range of activities we have on offer at our Crossacres Centre in Wythenshawe. 

  • 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!

    Every weekday (except Bank Holidays)

  • Computer Use

    Members can access computers and the internet. Supported or guided learning sessions are also available by appointment.

    Every weekday (except Bank Holidays)

  • Emporium

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

    Every weekday (except Bank Holidays)

  • Crossacres Stitchers

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

    Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • The Two Soups Café

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

    Monday & Friday 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 & 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

  • Men in Sheds

    Men in sheds is a welcoming place where you can share your skills, have a laugh and a brew - all whilst working on practical activities.

    Friday 9:30am-12:00pm

  • Crossacres Cultivators

    A mixed group that enages in gardening, shares gardening tips and experiences, whilst improving the local environment over a brew!

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

  • Walking Football

    Walking Football is the beautiful game played at a slower pace. These friendly, social sessions are held at Wythenshawe Forum, Simonsway, Wythenshawe M22 5RX.

    Thursdays 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
  • free internet access

More information:

To find out more about these activities, either pop in either pop in, ring the number below or email us.

Crossacres Care Centre
Peel Hall Road
Wythenshawe M22 5DG

Tel: 0161 437 0717

Activities in Central Manchester

Check out the range of activities we have on offer at Brunswick Village, as well as our social group for older LGBT people in the City Centre.

  • Creative Activities at Brunswick Village

    Activities include drawing, mindful colouring, card making, machine and hand embroidery, felt making - all in friendly company.

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays
    & Thursdays

  • Group Quiz at Brunswick Village

    Join in and flex your knowledge in our weekly, friendly quiz over a nice brew. Questions feature general knowledge as well as a few head scratchers! 


  • Brunswick Busy Bee Knitting & Crochet Group at Brunswick Village

    Join in projects or do your own work whilst in frindly company.


  • 'Out in the City' older LGBT group

    Our friendly, welcoming group for older LGBT people, 'Out in the City' meet every week for a social catch-up and trips out.

    1st Wednesday
    of the month

    Manchester Central Library

    All other 

    Cross Street Chapel


    Click here for details


  • Bingo at Brunswick Village

    Join in a friendly game of bingo over tea and biscuits in the comfortable activity room at centrally located Brunswick Village.




More information:

To find out more about the Brunswick Village activities, either pop in, ring the number below or email us.

Brunswick Village
50 Brunswick Street
Manchester M13 9PE

Tel: 0161 676 8708

To find out more about Out in the City, click here

Activities in North Manchester

Check out the range of activities we have on offer at our charity shop at Harpurhey Shopping Centre. The shop is located across from B&M Bargains.

  • Coffee Morning

    Join us for a friendly coffee morning. Each week we’ll enjoy friendly company and a nice brew.

    Monday 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Craft Tea

    Learning a new skill is good for you. Sharing your talents is even better! Come and learn new crafting skills and share yours with others.

    Tuesday & Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Seated Exercise Session with Kathy Morrison

    Held at No. 93 on Church Lane in Harpurhey, this session includes gentle exercise, with time for a chat and brew after all your hard work.

    Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Brews Brothers

    Join us for a social group for men to come socialise, play cards or dominoes and enjoy a brew. 

    Tuesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Craft Crew

    Join the 'Craft Crew' and work together on group craft projects.

    Monday 1:00pm - 4:00pm

More information:

To find out more about these activities, either pop in, ring the number below or email us.

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

Tel: 0161 204 3023