Age Friendly Activities in Manchester

Older People have a huge range of experience and interests, and this guide is a snapshot of what can be found in the city. Taking part in culture is a great way to meet new people and improve health and wellbeing – so dip into some of these suggested activities and start exploring.

The Bridgewater Hall Singers gives you the chance to perform, link to other choirs or just sing for pleasure. The Royal Exchange Theatre host a variety of projects through their Elders programme and Manchester Camerata host weekly Music Cafés for people with dementia and their carers. The Whitworth and Manchester Museum also hold events throughout the year.

Additionally, Manchester Libraries host an age-friendly hour, where you’ll get a friendly welcome and priority support. You can find details of your local library by clicking here.

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Image credit: The University of Manchester

Top Picks

A group of cyclists get ready to ride in tandem on an adaptive bike.

Simply Cycling at Boggart Hole Clough

Enjoy taking part in weekly cycling sessions at Boggart Hole Clough. There's lots of different types of bikes to try.

Boggart Hole Clough, Harpurhey

4 January 2022 - 1 July 2025

11:00am - 2:00pm

A lady with a yellow t-shirt and a green headscarf on holds her arms out as she dances.

The Elders

Royal Exchange Theatre, City Centre

3 May 2024 - 2 December 2024

12:00pm - 12:00pm


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