Community Activities

Are you looking for social groups, practical support or leisure activities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Action Together’s community activities directory features an ever increasing range of services delivered by local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations. To find an activity to suit your needs or those of a loved one or client, please search the community activities below.

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Hosted by: The Bond Board
General support with everything from benefits to foodbanks to access to housing through our bond scheme. Phone the office for more information.

Hosted by: Centre of Wellbeing, Training & Culture (CWTC)
Over 50+ Wellbeing Cafe

Hosted by: Centre of Wellbeing, Training & Culture (CWTC)
Understanding Dementia Level 2; Supporting Carers Level 2

Hosted by: Centre of Wellbeing, Training & Culture (CWTC)
Work placement for over 18+ to learn skills in customer services, marketing, social media, setting up training and events, take part in on-going courses, taking part in CWTC wellbeing café.

Hosted by: Chadderton Together
The main participants are over 55. We provide various activities to engage in such as knitting, painting, craft, discussion, talks, quiz. There is a light lunch served with tea or coffee. The activities are open to anyone who wants to participate or just to come along for a natter. We also work in... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Mindology CIC
Over 65’s. We have free counselling, meditation groups and support calls on Mondays

Hosted by: Rochdale Town Hall
When the Town Hall re-opens, it will provide a range of free, engaging events and activities for people of all ages and abilities. Times and dates to be organised.

Hosted by: The Recovery Republic CIC
The Healthy Cooking on a budget group explores a wide range of easy to prepare and cheap to purchase meals. This group is led by Living Well.

Hosted by: The Recovery Republic CIC
This volunteer run group meets every Wednesday between 10am and 12 midday and costs only £1.50 per head for an unlimited supply of cake and tea or coffee and a surplus of friendly conversation.

Hosted by: The Recovery Republic CIC
Run by MIND, this support group provides a meeting place for those suffering the effects of anxiety or depression. This group meets and enjoys lunch together every Tuesday 1pm-3pm

Hosted by: The Recovery Republic CIC
The Men’s Group are a friendly bunch who meets every Wednesday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm to socialise, enjoy trivia and quiz games and offer their encouragement and support to each other.

Hosted by: The Recovery Republic CIC

Hosted by: The Recovery Republic CIC
Our computer skills drop-in is a session for those wishing to improve their general computer skills or for assistance with specific enquiries. These drop-in sessions are held every Monday between 1pm and 3pm, from our purpose-built computer suite. All are welcome to attend, no previous knowledge or... [READ MORE]

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Hosted by: The Recovery Republic CIC
As an extension of the mindfulness activities and in conjunction with Team Tuesdays, this time slot between 1.30pm and 2.20pm provides a space and time for some general arts and crafts fun. Anyone is welcome to attend!

Hosted by: The Recovery Republic CIC
Frank’s Fitness Challenge is the next step up from Frank’s low level fitness group, providing a more challenging but equally as enjoyable fitness challenge. This group meets every Friday between 10am and 11am and costs only £2 per session to join. No need to book in advance.

Hosted by: Caring and Sharing Rochdale
Understanding the different cultures around the world. We include everybody, eg. young and old

Hosted by: Nigeria Community Association
Over 50's teach the young how to drum our local drums.

Hosted by: Nigeria Community Association
Arts and Craft where people can enjoy creating things from cardboard, tins, thread and needles etc, the group is for all ages.

Hosted by: Nigeria Community Association
A tea and coffee morning where the elderly comes together for tea and coffee and to socialise with each other to reduce feeling depressed or isolated.

Hosted by: Soul Sisters
Women's group, to share positive life stories and positive practices. To guide women and create a positively supportive group. To empower each other. Discussion and group works are run and presentation. Guest speakers attend, such as happiness life coach, makers of jewellery, art work, self... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Soul Sisters
Providing sessions on tools to take away to self help, build own confidence, grow self esteem, mental health learn to manage such as meditation, Anxiety grounding techniques. And many more...

Hosted by: Bridging Communities
There was no safe place for youth to go and engage in activities that will help them build upon interpersonal skills, fitness and also how to be safe and respectful in the communities that they come from. This was done to get the youth off the streets and not be groomed into anti-social behaviour... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Rochdale Gateway Leisure Ltd
Muskaan Day Service provides activities for ladies with disabilities predominately but not exclusively from the South Asian Community. Activities include Zumba, Cookery, Art, Hydrotherapy, trips out and much more either in their base or in the community.

Hosted by: Rochdale Gateway Leisure Ltd
The EDI Day Service is for people with multiple and profound learning disabilities. Activities include Zumba, Cookery, Art, Hydrotherapy, trips out and much more either in their base or in the community.

Hosted by: Rochdale Gateway Leisure Ltd
The Libra Day Service is a mixed male and female service for people with learning disabilities. Service Users are mainly but not exclusively people with profound and multiple disabilities. Activities include Zumba, Cookery, Art, Hydrotherapy, trips out and much more either in their base or in the... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Rochdale Gateway Leisure Ltd
The ALPS Day Service is a mixed male and female service for people with learning disabilities. Activities include Zumba, Cookery, Art, Hydrotherapy, trips out and much more either in their base or in the community.

Hosted by: Rochdale Gateway Leisure Ltd
Millgate Respite Service provides respite for people with learning disabilities, and also for people with multiple and profound disabilities, over two floors. The service is able to provide a female single sex service on one floor and and a mixed service on another. The service is particularly... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Bangladeshi Arts and Sports Association
Free football and training sessions for anyone who is deaf and hearing impaired 16+.

Hosted by: Bangladeshi Arts and Sports Association
Free football coaching sessions for children under 11 at South Street kick pitch Rochdale every Saturday.

Hosted by: Bangladeshi Arts and Sports Association
Free football coaching sessions for deaf and hearing impaired people aged 16+. Delivered by FA qualified football coaches who are also British Sign Language qualified.

Hosted by: Awakening Minds
DHOLK NIGHTS Dance/movement therapy, usually referred to simply as dance therapy or DMT, is a type of therapy that uses movement to help individuals achieve emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration. Beneficial for both physical and mental health, dance therapy can be used for stress... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Awakening Minds
(Females only) for now. Our Punjabi Mental Health Support Groups provide empathy, acceptance and reassurance from peers in a non-judgemental way which helps to normalise experiences and reduce stigma. They provide a listening ear, practical help, friendship and social support, that makes coping... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Awakening Minds
Normalising & Humanising Mental Illness Everybody in the world has mental health. Everyone. Yet the fear of being judged is preventing many people from talking about it. At Chasing the Stigma we want to help remove that fear and unnecessary stigma, by using our own first-hand experiences to say... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Darnhill Cafe
You can tick every box above as the community cafe will provide access to all members of the community without prejudice

Hosted by: Back O'th Moss Community Centre
Over 55's Luncheon club in Heywood

Hosted by: Back O'th Moss Community Centre
Over 55's Men's social group

Hosted by: Colourful Minds
Coffee mornings for parents and carers of families with SEN and disabilities who want to share experiences and need advice on various daily subjects around disabilities eg financial support, foodbank referrals, signposting to local support services.

Hosted by: Colourful Minds
For parents and carers of families with SEN and disabilities who wish to have face to face support outdoors and go for a walk.

Hosted by: Colourful Minds
Parents and carers of families with SEN and disabilities. Various events such as pamper evenings, afternoon teas, Xmas lunches.

Hosted by: Colourful Minds
For our service users who like gardening. We have a reflection garden under construction at the local allotment.

Hosted by: Colourful Minds
Family Support events are organised during school holidays. Additional charges may apply. For families of special educational needs and disabilities.

Hosted by: Burnside Centre
Dance Troop - Age 3 upwards

Hosted by: Burnside Centre
Community Choir

Hosted by: Burnside Centre
Women's Support Group ran by Women's Housing Action Group starting on the 20th May

Hosted by: Burnside Centre
Core balance sessions for anyone aged 50+ - Led by Langley Theatre Workshop (term time only)

Hosted by: Burnside Centre
Ballet, Tap & Dance for all pre-primary aged children. (term time only)

Hosted by: Burnside Centre
Karate sessions led by Sensei Nev for children and families

Hosted by: Burnside Centre
Holy Communion Service - all welcome

Hosted by: Burnside Centre
Health, cooking and well-being session

Hosted by: Burnside Centre
Techniques taught by Nev a fully qualified Dan in Shukokai Karate offering gentle exercise based simple teaching for all abilities. (term time only)

Hosted by: Barnardo's
Barnardo's Rochdale Services works in partnership with Rochdale borough council to provide a range of borough-wide services for children and young people. Disabled and non disabled children/young people have the right to have shared experiences and opportunities to ensure everyone is included and... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: THE RIVERINE IN DIASPORA CIC
We are new, just gotten funding this month from national lottery fund, we wish to do more activities, but for now we are taking art and craft classes, shopping hospital appointments for the elderly and single and struggling families in greater Manchester

Hosted by: Sparth Community Centre
Army cadets group in Rochdale

Hosted by: Sparth Community Centre
Adult art & craft social group In Rochdale

Hosted by: Sparth Community Centre
Keep fit class for women in Rochdale

Hosted by: Sparth Community Centre
Youth group in Rochdale

Hosted by: Sparth Community Centre
Over 50s Luncheon club

Hosted by: BOLD Building Our Local Democracy
A group that debates and campaigns on issues important to the public at local and national level. BOLD is able t o network with other organisations to effect changes what will benefit society. It is aimed at anyone over aged 18

Hosted by: Mills Hill Baptist Church
Speakers and Social Events

Hosted by: Mills Hill Baptist Church
Working with 'Making Space' Cooking, Eating, Talks, Crafts, games and Chatting.

Hosted by: Mills Hill Baptist Church
Our Wednesday coffee mornings in the church are for everyone from the oldest to the youngest. You are invited to join us any time between 10am 12pm. We have toys, fun and singing for babies and pre-school children plus the opportunity to relax and chat for everyone

Hosted by: Inspire by S.A.F
Our Motivation and Empowerment sessions are open to all. It is aimed at empowering people to become the best versions of themselves. We try to help change restricting and limiting mindsets and belief systems so that people can move forward in a more positive and progressive way. We help boost... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: The Lighthouse Project
Learn My Way is free internet and computer skills training for anyone who wants to learn about computers. There is a whole range of different courses that can be undertaken including some relating to job hunting, universal credit, internet safety, money management, improving your health, but to... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: The Lighthouse Project
Middleton Central Foodbank is a Trussell Trust foodbank located in the Lighthouse Project. The foodbank supports local people experiencing food poverty or crisis. Access to the foodbank is via a voucher system with vouchers being provided by local community organisations (Referral agencies).

Hosted by: The Lighthouse Project
Lighthouse Money Advice is a FCA registered debt advice service set up the help people with personal debt or financial issues. The service is operated on an appointment basis following contact with the Lighthouse Money advice office.

Hosted by: The Lighthouse Project
Lighthouse Pantry is a membership food club set up to help people reduce their weekly food costs so that they have more money for other household expenses. There is an application process and membership criteria applies. The food in the Pantry is sources from supermarket surplus and members are... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: The Lighthouse Project
The Meet Up group runs every week usually on a Tuesday. The group meet together for interesting talks and demonstrations from local people and organisations which are then followed up with a sit-down meal. The group is open to all and helps reduce isolation, build friendships and spark interest in... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: The Lighthouse Project
The Men's Shed and Ladies workshop is a practical project aimed at supporting both men and women in different ways. For the men the group meets on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and they get together to carry out practical tasks and to talk about their lives in a supportive way. For the women the... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Crimble Croft Community Centre
Cookery class for people with learning difficulties and who may suffer from Mental Health issues. Contact Louise on 01706 620 340

Hosted by: Crimble Croft Community Centre
Arm Chair exercises at Crimble Croft Community Centre. Please contact Louise 01706 620 340

Hosted by: Crimble Croft Community Centre
OAP Luncheon Group Includes arm chair exercises, two course lunch and bingo. Contact Louise on 01706 620 340 for more information.

Hosted by: Crimble Croft Community Centre
Private maths classes to meet your childs needs. Please contact Saj on 03300 109919

Hosted by: Crimble Croft Community Centre
Sail model boats on the Mill Lodge and then come back to the centre for bacon butties.

Hosted by: Onward Homes Ltd
Support for unemployed people to help get back into work. Includes training, one to one support, help with applications, access to computers, cv building etc

Hosted by: WHAG Rose Court Supported Accomodation
Burnside community centre, Burnside crescent, Middleton M24 5NN The drop in sessions for women aged 18+, within these sessions we cover health and well-being including arts and crafts, games, chat and tea etc

Hosted by: WHAG
5 ways to well being covering Connect. Be Active. Take Notice. Keep Learning. Give all the above is for Women only aged 18+

Hosted by: WHAG
5 ways to well being covering Connect. Be Active. Take Notice. Keep Learning. Give all the above is for Women only aged 18+

Hosted by: WHAG
5 ways to well being covering Connect. Be Active. Take Notice. Keep Learning. Give all the above is for Women only aged 18+

Hosted by: Empowering Minds
Job club offered once a week to help create CV's and job search's and interview techniques

Hosted by: C C C HOUSE OF PRAISE
Providing a safe and positive environment through which individuals at risk can access various support. Maintaining high-level of compliance to the principles of confidentiality. Providing a professional and dedicated team that cater for the needs of service users. Providing accessible helpline,... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Mustafa Islamic Centre
Congregational Jumma Prayer held weekly on every Friday throughout the year. We cater for all ages of Men, in which our priest/Mullah leads the prayer. Prayer are held according to the Shia Fiqa-e-Jaffari jurisprudence.

Hosted by: Mustafa Islamic Centre
Congregational Prayer held weekly on every Thursday throughout the year. We cater for families, in which our priest/Mullah leads the prayer. Prayer are held according to the Shia Fiqa-e-Jaffari jurisprudence. Food is served.

Hosted by: Mustafa Islamic Centre
Quran Classes to the teach the children how to read the holy quran.

Hosted by: Mustafa Islamic Centre
Teaching of the Fiqa- e-Jafari with Islamic history and morals within the western society. Cater for ages 4-12 with snacks and food served.

Hosted by: Mustafa Islamic Centre
Islamic lectures/gathering held throughout the year in accordance to the Islamic calendar. E.g. Muharram, Ramadan, Eid etc

Hosted by: Mustafa Islamic Centre
GCSE tuition for young children/adults.

Hosted by: Al-amin Jame Mosque
It is to learn the Quran, words and phrases.

Hosted by: Al-amin Jame Mosque
congregational prayers

Hosted by: HELPING EVERYONE REACHING OUT POTENTIAL
ONLINE digital story learning programme for young people or members their families whom experiences of COVID-19 to create short films from their own lives, lost family members, COVID-19 survival persons in which they will tell about how they have coped with COVID-19 and transformational moment in... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: HELPING EVERYONE REACHING OUT POTENTIAL
ONLINE digital story learning programme for young people or members their families whom experiences of COVID-19 to create short films from their own lives, lost family members, COVID-19 survival persons in which they will tell about how they have coped with COVID-19 and transformational moment in... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Smallbridge Pantry
We open next door unit every Thursday while the pantry is open to use as a coffe morning, drop in for the community. We try to put on activities during this time.

Hosted by: MoorEnd Development Trust Limited
Manage a Community Centre for use by the residents/tenants, voluntary and community groups and businesses of Milnrow

Hosted by: ECHOES OF HOPE (EOH)
(EOH) prepare young people for life and work, by combining and strengthening volunteering and social action to links to employment, education and training. Our focus is to generate in young people a sense of responsibility and ownership for their projects and to support them to progress.

Hosted by: ECHOES OF HOPE (EOH)
(EOH) prepare young people for life and work, by combining and strengthening volunteering and social action to links to employment, education and training. Our focus is to generate in young people a sense of responsibility and ownership for their projects and to support them to progress.

Hosted by: ECHOES OF HOPE (EOH)
(EOH) prepare young people for life and work, by combining and strengthening volunteering and social action to links to employment, education and training. Our focus is to generate in young people a sense of responsibility and ownership for their projects and to support them to progress.

Hosted by: ECHOES OF HOPE (EOH)
(EOH) prepare young people for life and work, by combining and strengthening volunteering and social action to links to employment, education and training. Our focus is to generate in young people a sense of responsibility and ownership for their projects and to support them to progress.

Hosted by: ECHOES OF HOPE (EOH)
(EOH) prepare young people for life and work, by combining and strengthening volunteering and social action to links to employment, education and training. Our focus is to generate in young people a sense of responsibility and ownership for their projects and to support them to progress.

Hosted by: ECHOES OF HOPE (EOH)
(EOH) prepare young people for life and work, by combining and strengthening volunteering and social action to links to employment, education and training. Our focus is to generate in young people a sense of responsibility and ownership for their projects and to support them to progress.

Hosted by: Status 4 All
A great place and time for families to get together and enjoy the great outdoors. Activities are creating a hedgehog street, research the wildlife in the area, orienteering, gardening including planting. A children's allotment and space that they can grow their own produce, plant wildflowers and... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Home Instead Rochdale
Coffee Rockers is a social group for the elderly that meets up on the 1st Tuesday of every month in Rochdale. This brings carers and the cared for together to prevent isolation in the older community. The event is free with refreshments, snacks and entertainment.

Hosted by: Home Instead Rochdale
The memory and wellbeing cafe is a dementia cafe that is held in Milnrow once a month for the cared for and the carer

Hosted by: Syke Community Base
This is an established group whose main purpose is to provide the opportunity for parents/carers with children from the age of 0 to 4 to meet socially; it reduces social isolation of new parents and carers, and provides the opportunity for children to develop and learn through interacting with... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Brentwood Middleton Day Centre
Colour Me Calm. For anybody over 18 that lives within the Rochdale and Middleton Borough

Hosted by: Brentwood Middleton Day Centre
Arts and Crafts for anybody over the age of 18 within the Rochdale and Middleton Borough

Hosted by: Central Sports & Welfare Group
Aimed at those within vulnerable categories and through workshops and coffee mornings (open discussions used as a medium to share issues and learn to overcome issues) will aim to improve the mental wellbeing of those less fortunate in our society

Hosted by: Central Sports & Welfare Group
Aimed at the elderly and those who may be social recluse, activities will be based to encourage the elderly to engage in outdoor activities and walking (ie gardening/allotments, trips to other towns/cities, making friends with other people on the days out)

Hosted by: Central Sports & Welfare Group
Aimed at youth (especially those who may be known to have affiliations with criminal activities etc and those socially isolated) to give them a monthly sporting tournament/activity to look forward to and meet new people from all walks of life, hopefully building a new social circle

Hosted by: Central Sports & Welfare Group
Aimed at everybody in society with a different outdoor project hopefully on a monthly basis to improve the local areas in one way shape or form (be it from developing a local rubbish site or green area to helping a locally deprived area in kick starting their own regeneration projects).

Hosted by: Central Sports & Welfare Group
Aimed at those within vulnerable categories and through workshops and coffee mornings (open discussions used as a medium to share issues and learn to overcome issues) will aim to improve the mental wellbeing of those less fortunate in our society

Hosted by: Central Sports & Welfare Group
Aimed at the elderly and those who may be social recluse, activities will be based to encourage the elderly to engage in outdoor activities and walking (ie gardening/allotments, trips to other towns/cities, making friends with other people on the days out)

Hosted by: Central Sports & Welfare Group
Aimed at youth (especially those who may be known to have affiliations with criminal activities etc and those socially isolated) to give them a monthly sporting tournament/activity to look forward to and meet new people from all walks of life, hopefully building a new social circle

Hosted by: Central Sports & Welfare Group
Aimed at everybody in society with a different outdoor project hopefully on a monthly basis to improve the local areas in one way shape or form (be it from developing a local rubbish site or green area to helping a locally deprived area in kick starting their own regeneration projects).

Hosted by: The Co-operative Heritage Trust
A community/member owned shop which is ran by volunteers and opens every Friday.

Hosted by: Bangladesh Association and Community Project
Fitness and Community Gym facility; offers gender specific sessions for all 15+, male and female.

Hosted by: Bangladesh Association and Community Project
For people 50 and over, male and female, all ethnicities. Various activities - arm-chair exercise, boccia, health talks, luncheon club etc; activities take place weekly, monthly or at regular intervals. The activities are free of charge but we welcome voluntary token donation of a pound each from... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Bangladesh Association and Community Project
Meets weekly and undertakes different activities - exercise, socialisation, mindfulness, art & crafts, health talks, trips, healthy cooking etc. ; for women of all ages and ethnicities.

Hosted by: Bangladesh Association and Community Project
Help job seekers with online application, job search.

Hosted by: Bangladesh Association and Community Project
Provision of IT suite for community use; Offering photocopying, scanning , emailing, form filling and other administrative support to anybody who needs it for a nominal charge, depending on the activity; available Monday - Thursday.

Hosted by: Morrisons Chat Table (Heywood)
We are a social group who meets every Monday at Morrisons Café in Heywood to provide people with an ear to listen and chat over a brew.

Hosted by: Together4Angels
We are a local peer support group supporting people who have suffered pregancy loss, we run the group twice a month at a local coffee shop.

Hosted by: Wardleworth Community Centre Association
This job club is for all ages and backgrounds. We can support you with applying for jobs online, how to make a CV and interview techniques.

Hosted by: The Wheatsheaf Community Craft Centre
Coffee mornings which are held on Tuesday and Thursdays for people who feel socially isolated

Hosted by: The Wheatsheaf Community Craft Centre
A few of the artists who currently exhibit pieces in the shop have shown an interest in running workshops for members of the community

Hosted by: The Wheatsheaf Community Craft Centre
Family based arts and craft sessions

Hosted by: Men's Club
A men's group supporting homeless people who need support in developing skills, relationships and increasing their health and wellbeing.

Hosted by: Hamer Amateur Boxing Club and Community Fitness Centre
We are an amateur boxing club affiliated to England Boxing. We work with young people and adults in health and fitness whilst also working with other organisations.

Hosted by: Deaf Rhinos
Free football coaching sessions for 16+ individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired and want to enjoy fun safe football coaching sessions, delivered by FA qualified football coaches who are BSL qualified.

Hosted by: Blue Pit Housing Action
A weekly drop in every Wednesday 10 am to 3:00 pm. This group runs from St. Chad's Fold Community Centre, Sparrow Hill, Rochdale. We offer arts and crafts, Breakfast and lunch, dancing, boxing, bingo, music (including learn to play the guitar and a sing a long and play a long)

Hosted by: Blue Pit Housing Action
This new centre will provide activities for people with mental health and conditions and learning disabilities. Groups are run by our staff and include literacy support, woodwork, crafts, art, relaxation, IT skills and socialising. We are open to collaborating with other agencies to run joint... [READ MORE]

Hosted by: Blue Pit Housing Action
Wellbeing gardening for our own service users. Activities include planting, bird feeders, creating sensory and relaxation area. We are open to collaboration with other agencies.

Hosted by: St Johns Mossley Brass Band
Tuition and training to anyone who wants to learn to play or return to banding.

Hosted by: Talk Listen Change (TLC) (Jigsaw Homes Group Ltd)
Everyone affected by domestic violence in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.