Local Activities for Adults & Children

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Are you aged 14-24 looking for something fun and rewarding to do over the summer holidays?

Do you have a love for books and reading?

interesting in gaining experience working with children?

Volunteer as a summer reading hack at Coalville Library


Friends of Coalville Park - Community Meeting


By becoming a friend of your local park or open space, you can:

  • Help improve its appearance
  • Have a say on its facilities 
  • Improve its biodiversity
  • Meet new people
  • Get exercise and improve your health and wellbeing
  • Make a positive contribution to your local area
  • Organise community events


For more information email friendsofcoalvillepark@gmail.com or follow on social media


Walk and Talk Nature Friendship Group

A friendly walk led by local volunteers, around Sense Valley to; explore the park, meet new people and feed the swans. 

'Connecting with nature helps to free your mind and relieve daily stresses'

The walk is FREE to all and dogs are welcome, Just turn up! Everyone meets in the bottom car park (free parking and toilets)

Click here for more information - including dates and times

Renew 67 - Well Being Cafe


Every Friday from 14:30 - 16:30 the Oasis Cafe space becomes a community space for a variety of hobbies and activities.

'Run by the community, for the community'

Oasis Cafe

Anyone is welcome to share a hobby or a skill and anyone is welcome to join a workshop or activity. They are all FREE. You can also go just to relax and chat, or enjoy the peace in our quiet area. 

The activities are based around the '5 ways of well-being' which promote good mental and emotional health.

  1. Connect
  2. Give
  3. Be active
  4. Keep learning
  5. Take notice

will hopefully contribute towards a preventative approach to mental ill health. Renew 67 is hosed  by Hugglescote Community Church. Click here for more information

Armed Forces

Are you or do you know someone who is ex military - for those who have served in the Armed Forces get together once a month for breakfast. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of every month starting at 09:30am onwards at the Hermitage FM Community Centre in Memorial Square, Coalville.

If you are interested in attending, just go along to the Hermitage FM Community Centre.

For more information please call Jill or Michaela on 0116 2614 606 or visit their website Age UK - Joining Forces

Click here to Download The Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club Information Sheet

FABS  - 60+ Exercise Classes

F - flexibility, A - aerobics, B - balance, S - strength

easy movements to help improve strength, balance and flexibiliy. You can either stand or stay seated. 


 If you are struggling with walking or standing from a   seated position this class will help you.

 The classes help to keep your own independence, it is also   a great place to come and make new friends. 

 Venue: St Davids Church, Coalville

 Time: 16:30 - 17:30 every Thursday

For more information on the classes please call 07766 105417 or visit their website FABS: Move it or Lose it

Tots Play - Leap, Laugh, Learn

Every Class your child needs in one

Unique, Multi-Activity, Developmental Play Classes - where special memories are made... Classes are suitable from Birth - 4 years

Classes involve:

  • Yoga1
  • Music and Massage
  • Sign Language
  • Sensory Exploration 

combined with cuddles, smiles, friendship and fun!

Classes available: 

  • Baby Development Course - Birth to 6 months: A strong foundation for your baby's Growth and Development
  • Discovery Tots - (2 - 9 months): For babies who love to learn using their whole body and their senses
  • Social Tots - (8 months - 2 years): Exploring early movement and loving social interaction
  • Action Tots - (2 - 4 years): Building the skills for a Lifetime of Action

Coming Soon !! at Hermitage Leisure Centre

For more information please call 07305 092578 or visit their website Tots Play

Parkinson's Disease

Do you have a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease? - There is an exercise class for you!

The benefits of exercise in Parkinson's Disease are will documented and it is often said that exercise is as important as the medication you take. 


Mindfulness - coming to Coalville

'You can't stop the waves,but you can learn to surf'v

 Leicestershire Recovery College are bringing Mindfulness to Coalville.  

  • Do you dwell on the past and worry about the future
  • Have you noticed that when you are doing familiar things that your mind is often elsewhere thinking about something else
  • Do you find yourself getting swept away by the waves of life

If so, this course could be for you...


They are offering a FREE course to anyone who is interested in attending the course is as follows:

Date: Friday 22nd June 2018 & Friday 29th June 2018 

Time: 10:30 - 13:30

Venue: North west Leicestershire District Council, Whitwick Road, Coalville, LE67 3FJ

VIDEO: Mediation 101: A Beginners Guide

VIDEO: Why Mindfulness is a Superpower: An Animation

VIDEO: How to defeat negative thinking: An Animation

If you are interested in attending this free course, or you would like to learn more about the Recovery College please call 0116 295 1196 or email recoverycollege@leicspart.nhs.uk

Click here for more information on Mindfulness

Sure Start

'Whats On' in North West Leicestershire Sure Start Children's Centres

Sure Start Centres aim to provide the best start in life for all children in NW Leicestershire, by providing Help, Advice and Support on child and family health, Parenting as well as a range of other topics and issues to help you provide the best start in life for your children. 

   Happy children supported by confident parents

Some of your local Sure Start Centres can be found in: SS

  • Ashby-de-la-zouch
  • Coalville - The Hub
  • Ibstock
  • Measham 
  • Castle Donnington 
  • Moira 
  • Thringstone
  • Warren Hills

For more information please 

Click here to download the Sure Start Activity Booklet 2017/18

Click here to download the Sure Start Activity Booklet 2018/19

Please call 0116 305 5993 to check that groups are on before attending

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Healthy start hs

With Healthy Start you may be entitled to FREE vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You may also get FREE vitamins.

 If you are at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old and in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income Supportv
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support
  • Child Tax Credits (with a family income of £16,190 or less per year)
  • Universal Credit (with a family take home of £408 or less per month)

You may also qualify if you are under 18 and pregnant, even if you don't get any of the above benefits. 

For more information please visit Healthy Start Website  and for more information on how to apply for this service please Click Here.

Home Start

Home-Start is a leading family support charity that helps parents to build better lives for their children. Their volunteers provide support and friendship to more than 29,000 families every year.

Their highly trained volunteers offer support for parents with young children to cope with hs pressures caused by:

  • Isolation 
  • Mental Health Illnesses 
  • Multiple Births
  • Bereavements 
  • Disability
  • Poor Housing 
  • Financial Stress

The volunteers visit a family's home for a couple of hours every week and the support they offer is tailor-made to the needs of the parents and children. The support will remain in place until the youngest child turns 5 or starts school, or until the parents feel they no longer need the help and support being provided by Home-Start. 

For more information please visit Home-Start, or alternatively contact them on 0116 464 5490 or email them on info@home-start.org.uk 

Breathe Easy

Wheezy?? Breathless?? - You are not alone! breathe

Breathe Easy North West Leicestershire is your local support group for anyone living with a lung condition including carers, friends and family.

The meetings are held on the:

  • Second Wednesday of every month 2pm - 4pm at Coalville Labour Club

Bridge Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3PW. For more information please contact them on 07914 716438.

  • Breathe Easy Exercise Class, held every Thursday 3pm - 4pm at Coalville Labour Club

Bridge Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3PW. For more information please contact Kate on 07535 691874. The exercise is £2 per session.

For more information please visit British Lung Foundation website. You can also contact them via 03000 030 555 or email them at breathe.easy@blf.org.uk

Dementia Support Groups a

If you or you know someone with Dementia who would benefit from extra support then there are local support groups within the community that you could attend.

  • Coalville Memory Café 

Held on the first Friday of the month 2pm - 3:30pm at Marlene Reid Centre, Belvoir Road, Coalville, LE67 3PH - an informal café group for people with dementia an their families/carers, often with speaks or activities arranged for information or entertainment.

  • Carers Support Group

Held on the third Thursday of the month 1pm - 2:30pm at Hawthorn Centre, Broom Leys Road, Coalville, LE67 4DE - an opportunity for carers to get information about dementia and gain peer support to help with their caring role. Activity session for people with dementia held separately including bingo, craft making, singing and much more.

  • Ashby Memory Café

Held on third Monday of the month 1:30pm - 3pm at Ashby Methodist Church, 32 Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 2LF - an informal café group for people with dementia and their families/carers, often with speakers or activities arranged for information or entertainment.

If you have any questions please get in touch: Alzheimer's Society Leicestershire & Rutland on 0116 231 1111 / 0116 231 6921 or via email on leicestershireandrutland@alzheimers.org.uk 

For more information visit their website Alzheimers Society. 

Macmillan macmillan

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, Macmillan can help. Find out what to expect, get information, practical advice and support. hear from experts and read about other peoples experiences.

Macmillan understand that cancer and cancer treatment can throw a lot your way. It can affect your body, your money and your relationships. Macmillan can be right there with you to provide you with:

For more information you can call 0808 808 00 00 from 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week alternatively you can visit their website Macmillan Cancer Support

Click here to Download the Macmillan Befriender Service Information Leaflet

Click here to Download the Befriender Expectations Slip

Bipolar UK - Supporting people affected by Bipolar

Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood condition of bipolar, their families and carers. Each year they support over 80,000 people through their range of services. bipolar uk

They provide support services for individuals affected by bipolar including a national network of over 120 self help groups, a moderated 24/7 online peer support forum, mentoring and a specialist youth support for people aged 18 to 25. 

They also provide information and guidance, work in partnership with research organisations and seek to combat the stigma and discrimination related to Bipolar. 

If you would like any more information regarding the service please visit Bipolar UK, or alternatively you can contact them on 0333 323 3880 or email them on info@bipolaruk.org 

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