Local Activities for Adults & Children

Important Information: This information was correct at the time it was published we cannot guarantee the dates the times of any events or groups, therefore we recommend that you please contact individual service provider to confirm before attending.

Feed the Need are now in their new premises and open Thursdays 1-2.30

Coalville Food bank is open Tues and Friday mornings

Morrisons are offering a door step delivery to people who are self isolating for more information and costs call 0345 611 6111

GO LEARN are offering Mental Health Support sessions covering:

Learning for Confidence and better mental health Click here for more information and how to book

Free Family Learning -

Phonics Fun for Parents, grandchildren and carers.

Story Fun for Parents, grandchildren and carers.

Please check for available spaces by contacting heather.graham@leics.gov.uk or call 08009880308

for more information on Family Fun with lots of free resources, activities and idea for supporting children please visit https://www.leics-als.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=494



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

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

Sarah's Exercise Group (SEG)  - Over 60's Exercise Classes

Easy movements to help improve strength, balance and flexibility. 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: Hall Lane Methodist church LE67 5PF

Time: 16:30 - 17:30 every Thursday

For more information on the classes please call 07766 105417

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 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. 

Leicester City & Leicestershire Local Services Guide

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 

GO LEarn

GO LEARN - Leicestershire Adult Leaning Service

for information please visit the Go Learn Website or Freephone 0800 988 0308

Quetzal is a charity supporting women who experienced childhood sexual abuse in their journey towards trauma recovery. 

They provide FREE counselling sessions face-to-face, online and over the telephone to women survivors of childhood sexual abuse aged 16 and above living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (Click for self-referral or refer someone you know). 

They provide a self-help guide FREE to download on the website for the women survivors, practitioners, peers and family to understand better the impacts of abuse on mental health and wellbeing as well as self-care tips.

Currently, They are delivering outreach programmes in North West Leicestershire, Charnwood and Melton as well in South Asian Communities living Leicester. They strive to connect with communities and groups and deliver presentations with volunteers from 5-min to 50-min Community Awareness Raising Session About the Impacts of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Survivors and share the Stories of Change from Female Survivors who completed counselling with Quetzal


Contact dr Marie Lefebvre - Development Officer & Project Facilitator marie@quetzal.org.uk or help@quetzal.org.uk - Call us on 0333 101 4280

Veterans Support Groups


Coalville Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club

Every 1st Saturday of the month

at The Bulls Head Thringstone  9.00-11.00am.


Veterans Beer & Banter

Every 3rd Sunday of the month

at The Snibstone New Inn Coalville 11.00am


Whitwick Branch Of The Royal British Legion 

Meet every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month

at The Charles Booth Centre Thringstone 7.30pm

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