Sheffield Rd, Birdwell, S70 5XB

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Who we are

Healthy Bones - An active body means an active mind. Help to strengthen and improve muscle tone. Including Friday Fellas! Helping with falls prevention. Across the borough. Healthy bones is part of the the Barnsley Older People Physical Activity Alliance (BOPPAA)

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Are you looking to improve your strength and balance?  Would you like to meet new friends, have fun and stay active? If so we have the ideal group in your area. 

To find out more or to book on a session, please contact Bronia.

Healthy bones is part of the the Barnsley Older People Physical Activity Alliance (BOPPAA)

Barnsley Older People Physical Activity Alliance - BOPPAA

Funded by Barnsley Council and led by Age UK Barnsley, the Barnsley Older People Physical Activity Alliance* is an alliance of NHS, private and third sector (non-profit) organisations offering physical activity opportunities for over 50s in Barnsley.  The Alliance aims to increase provision of physical activity programmes that will improve strength and balance of older people (50+) across Barnsley.

The Covid-19 pandemic has contributed towards the decline of older people’s physical and mental wellbeing. The alliance will work to counter this by offering exercise classes that have a focus on social interaction and community engagement and in many cases initial classes will be free!

If you’d like to know what’s available in your part of Barnsley or you’re a provider who’s interested in being part of the Alliance call Age UK Barnsley on 01226 776820 or email Age UK Barnsley at:

*The Barnsley Older People Physical Activity Alliance is an alliance of independent activity providers each responsible for the delivery of their own activities/services. 



Opening Times

Monday - Birdwell Methodist Church - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Monday - St Andrew's Square Community Centre - 10.30am - 12.30pm

Tuesday - Manor Court Community Centre, Royston - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday - Emmanuel Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday - Barnsley Baptist Church - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Wednesday - Saville Court - 1pm - 3pm 

Wednesday - Hoylandswaine - 1pm - 2pm 

Thursday - Thurgoland Village Hall - 10:00am - 11:30am

Friday -  Shipcroft Centre, Wombwell - 10:30am - 12:30pm & 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Friday - Shaw Lane Sports Club, Friday Fellas (men only) - 1:30pm - 3pm



Contact Details

Contact name: Bronia Warden

Email address:

Mobile number:07895 380 615

Contact name: For St Andrew's and Hoylandswaine contact Lesley Featherstone

Mobile number:07713 520910


Address details:

Sheffield Rd, Birdwell, S70 5XB

Manor Court Community Centre, West End Ave, Royston, S71 4LQ,

Emmanuel Methodist Church, 72 Huddersfield Rd, S75 1DT

Shaw Lane Sports Club, Shaw Lane, S70 6HZ

Shipcroft Community Centre, 18 Shipcroft Close, Wombwell, S73 0HE

Hoylandswaine Church Hall, 8 The Nook, Hoylandswaine, S36 7JW,

Barnsley Baptist Church, Union St, Barnsley S70 1JJ

Saville Court, Sheffield Rd, Hoyland, S74 0DQ

St Andrew's Square Community Centre, Bolton upon Dearne, S63 8BA

Thurgoland Village Hall, 2 Roper Lane, Thurgoland, S35 7AA

Other Details

Cost: Your first 6 sessions are free! £3 per session - Refreshments included

Published: 11 February 2022