Age UK Notts uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our policy. To read more about how we use cookies and how you can control them. Read our Cookie Policy
Skip to content

Please note:

Group activities

Due to changing COVID-19 restrictions, some of our group activities, such as our Best Foot Forward walks, have restarted. We look forward to welcoming you back. Service details may continue to change. Please call 0115 844 0011 or check the website for the most up-to-date information.


Our Mansfield and West Bridgford shops are now open and we look forward to welcoming you back. Please help to keep our staff, volunteers, and other customers safe by continuing to wear your face mask over your nose and mouth while in our shop (unless exempt).

Head Office

Our Head Office is now permanently closed and we are currently in the process of relocating to another Nottingham City location. Please check back for further information.

View our latest updates

Men in Sheds is a ground-breaking project for older men. Activities include woodworking, skills sharing and socialising.

Men in Sheds supports older men who want to get together, share and learn new skills all in the welcoming setting of a workshop. It also supports older men who are isolated or disengaged from their community or are experiencing major changes in life.

We provide the shed (a workshop), tools and equipment and a team of volunteers for support - but the members take part in the day-to-day running of the shed and decide on activities they want to follow including woodworking, skills sharing and socialising. Essentially, through taking control and ownership of the shed, the shed members are empowered.

What are the benefits of joining this project?

  • Opportunities to socialise and make new friends
  • Experience the camaraderie of working with other men
  • Put practical skills to good use and share them with others
  • Try something new and learn new skills

Who is this project for?

Men aged 60+

How much does it cost to become a member?

£2 per session

Find out more:

So if you, or a family member, would like to get involved in the project and visit one of our sheds, get in touch with your nearest shed:

Blidworth shed

Unit 4, Boundary Court
Gilbert Way, Burma Road Industrial Estate
NG21 0RT

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs, 9am – 4pm

Shed Directors: Peter Anderson, Alan Ormston & David Ives

t 01623 797 750 


Daybrook shed

The Stores Building
Jubilee House Compound
Nottingham Road

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs, 9am – 3:30pm

Shed Directors: Les Taylor

t 0115 920 8771 (Call Monday - Thursday, 9am to 3pm)
m 07872 839 570 - Les Taylor (Call Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm)


Download the flyer

Worksop shed

Unit 2, Kilton Terrace
Kilton Road
S80 2DQ

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 9am - 4pm

Shed Director: Bernard Miles

t 01909 549 078


The Men in Sheds Project is provided by Age UK Notts Men in Sheds CIC, a Registered Community Interest Company and a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registration No. 11722728, Registered in England and Wales, Registered Office 12 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ, a wholly owned subsidiary of Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire, Charity Number 1067881.

Related links