Try Something New

 

Before the start of the COVID-19 emergency, Fleetwood had an extensive, vibrant network of organisations, groups and events connecting residents to each other and the wider community ... and it will again!

Lockdown has meant the suspension of many of these activities but our community is resilient and continues to find ways to support each other. As we make our way through the roadmap to recovery, we will keep this page regularly updated with information and contact details for the opportunities in and around Fleetwood.

A little nervous about taking those first steps ...

If you'd like to find out more about a group or activity before speaking to the organiser, please feel free to contact us at Healthier Fleetwood for a friendly chat. We can also put you in touch with the 'social prescribing link workers' who can spend some more time with you, finding groups and activities you will enjoy and benefit from.

There are a number of ways you can get in touch ... 

Use the CONTACT form on this website.

E: listening@healthierfleetwood.co.uk

T: 07399093835 - this is an answerphone, just leave your details and we will call you back.

Look out for us at public locations and events around Fleetwood as lockdown restrictions ease.

Browse the full list of groups, activities and events or use the links to jump to topics that interest you ...

* OUT & ABOUT * SPORTS & FITNESS * ARTS & CRAFTS * MUSIC & DANCE *
* VOLUNTEERINGFRIENDSHIP GROUPS * ADULT LEARNING *
REMEMBER ... Keep Checking For Something New!
 
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WYRE'S GREAT OUTDOORS

A program of healthy events and activities in Fleetwood and across the borough. Walks and bike rides, family fun, conservation days and much more - all great ways to exercise and socialise.

Use the events calendar on the Wyre council website to plan your healthy and fun days out.

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MOUNT SCIENCE & DISCOVERY CLUB

Over recent years, the pavilion, the lodge buildings and gardens have undergone a transformation as part of a project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Mrs Doreen Lofthouse.

Wyre Council has launched a new fun and educational activity plan for the Mount including a range of events and activities for all ages to enjoy - residents and visitors.

FLEETWOOD WELLBEING WAY

Created and maintained by local residents this is a designated route along the Esplanade marked by a series of challenges based on the Five Ways of Wellbeing.

 

Walk, cycle or wheel to build up resilience, boost wellbeing and improve your mental and physical health. There's also a very busy Facebook page with more challenges and links.

FLEETWOOD BEACHWHEELCHAIRS

These are specially designed chairs for people with limited mobility to access the beach and spend time with their friends and family.

 

Available for free hire by pre-booking or calling in to see the volunteers at weekends. 

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YMCA FLEETWOOD

There is no doubt that the pandemic has had a negative impact on our health, both physically and mentally. Getting active will help to boost your immunity levels as well your physical and mental wellbeing.

 

To mark the reopening of the facilities and to encourage the community support, a membership offer is available until the 31st May.

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MEN'S & WOMEN'S FOOTBALL

Football sessions for boys and girls from ages 5 upwards and for adults too under the supervision of FA Level 2 qualified coaches.

Pay per session or with a pass to join multiple sessions.

Play for fun while you learn new skills.

Sessions are held evenings or Saturday mornings at St Georges Field and Fleetwood High School.

MEN'S WALKING FOOTBALL

Whether you are looking for some exercise and banter with the lads or to play competitively, walking football is a great activity for physical and mental health.

There are 3 sessions a week - you must be a member to play and pre-book each week but whatever your ability and reasons for playing, there's something for you.

WYRE FLOUNDERS SWIMMING CLUB

A group for adults who appreciate a quiet and calm environment, perhaps while they use swimming to recover from an illness or build-up self-confidence. They meet on Saturdays at YMCA Fleetwood from 5.30pm. There is a small charge to attend. Places are limited while they get back into the swim of things. 

 

If you are interested, please use the Contact Us button and we can connect you with the organiser.

FLEETWOOD TOWN COMMUNITY TRUST

Working closely with a number of partners Fleetwood Town Community Trust has the expertise and resources to deliver a varied program of activities to support health and wellbeing for all ages.

Activities are resuming again after lockdown and new sessions are being added to the program all the time.

FRIENDLIER FLEETWOOD

A smashing social group which used to meet 2 or 3 times a week for a cuppa and a chat, and also for lunches and events.

 

As lockdown eases they are just starting to meet again in small groups, outdoors. They are also very active on their Facebook page (search for Friendlier Fleetwood) and will be starting up the coffee mornings soon when the restrictions are lifted.

INSIDE OUT EXHIBITION

Have you discovered your creative side or returned to a love of arts and crafts? Later this year Fleetwood will hold it's very own exhibition of work by residents created during lockdown. It could be a sketch, painting, sculpture or something totally unique, the choice is yours!

Left Coast arts invites residents to submit their work - the deadline has been extended.

JARS OF JOY

Fleetwood mum and daughter Margaret and Karen are on a mission to have a million jars of joy around the world! 

 

Get yourself a jar, decorate it in a way that makes you smile and fill it with items that bring you joy, what will you put in yours? Margaret and Karen also share a daily affirmation of kindness and positivity through their social media.

HARMONY & HEALTH

If anyone sums up the 'spirit of a Healthier Fleetwood' it's the Harmony & Health singers - a group for people to enjoy good times, good company, and the benefits of singing too! In better times there were 4 sessions a week including the original based in Fleetwood, during the Pandemic the group meets online. A few minutes Harmony & Health singers and it's impossible not to smile at the tremendous sense of happiness the group creates.

FLEETWOOD TOGETHER

This fantastic group has coordinated Fleetwood's response to the pandemic, in particular the distribution of food and essential items to individuals and families in need.

 

Delivery Drivers Needed

Can you help to deliver food parcels between 10am - 1pm? You will need your own car, some heavy lifting is involved.

LANCASHIRE VOLUNTEER PARTNERSHIP

Sharing and supporting a wide range of opportunities across the County including marsheling at COVID vaccination centres, telephone befriending, shopping support, digital buddies and many more.

FLEETWOOD BEACH WHEELCHAIRS

This registered charity provides an invaluable service entirely thanks to their friendly band of volunteers. 

If you can spare a few hours a month you'll make a huge difference to somebody, adding to their experience as they make lasting memories. New volunteers are always welcome.

LANCASHIRE ADULT LEARNING

There has never been a better time to focus on you! Whether you are looking to upskill, boost your career, improve your wellbeing or simply learn a new skill.

 

Lancashire Adult Learning have something for everyone. With a wide range of flexible online courses and 1:1 support for adults across the County, programmes are tailored to suit every need.