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

Men in Sheds supports older men in search of a hobby as well as those 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 50+

How much does it cost to become a member?

£3.00 per session

Can Women join?

Yes! We now have mixed sessions for Men & Women at our Daybrook Shed on Thursday 9am – 3.30pm

Learn basic DIY skills, build a bird box or come with ideas for your own project! 

Can I buy from Men in Sheds?

Men in Sheds can upcycle your wooden items or you can commission your very own piece.

Please get in touch with your local shed to discuss the options available.

We attend local events and have open days at our venues throughout the year where our ‘makes’ can be purchased.

A selection of items from Men in Sheds are in stock at:

Our Sutton in Ashfield shop at 29 Forest St, Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 1DA.

Sutton in Ashfield charity shop | Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

or at :

Created by Hand situated at Strelley Hall, Nottingham.

For more information, please take a look at their website

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Give us a call to see what we have available or please follow our Facebook pages to keep up to date with our upcoming events.

Men in Sheds Blidworth | Mansfield | Facebook

Men in Sheds, Daybrook | Facebook

Men in Sheds Worksop | Worksop | Facebook

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: Tues 9am - 2pm, Weds 9am - 2pm & Thurs 9am - 1pm

Volunteer Shed Managers: Peter Anderson, Alan Ormston & David Ives

t 01623 797 750 


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Daybrook shed

The Stores Building
Jubilee House Compound
Nottingham Road

Opening hours: Mon - Weds, 9.00am – 12.00pm & 12.30pm - 3:30pm

Mixed session for Men & Women available Thursday 9am – 3.30pm

t 0115 920 8771 


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Worksop shed

Unit 2, Kilton Terrace
Kilton Road
S80 2DQ

Opening hours: Mon - Weds: 9am - 2pm

Lead Volunteer: Bernard Miles

t 01909 549 078


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A big thank you to all of our supporters: 

Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire is a registered charity (registered charity number 1067881) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (registered company number 3455485). Correspondence address: The Lifestyle Centre, 16 - 18 Bridgeway Centre, Nottingham NG2 2JD. Registered office: The Sybil Levin Centre, 577a Nuthall Rd, Nottingham NG8 6AD.