Search for events and activities for adults
There are lots of events and activities available in South Tyneside where you can meet people and try new activities, including coffee mornings, reading groups, crafts, fitness classes, theatre shows, choirs, and much more!
There are eight library facilities in South Tyneside offering events where you try activities and meet new people, including reading groups, knit and natter, crafts and cultural events.
Library facilities can be found at
Boldon Lane, Cleadon Park, East Boldon, Jarrow, Hebburn Central, Primrose, The Word, and Whitburn.
If you are unable to get to the library for yourself, or to carry books through disability, sickness or old age, the
Home Reader service offers a personal, friendly and free library service delivered to individuals in their own home. Find out more about Libraries in South Tyneside Leisure facilities
Haven Point main pool
Haven Point gym
Haven Point leisure waters
Haven Point steam room
Haven Point studio
Hebburn Central gym
There are six leisure facilities in South Tyneside, where between them you can enjoy:
gym sessions exercise classes swimming sauna and steam rooms leisure waters and bubble spa running track other sports facilities (e.g. badminton, basketball, football)
The leisure facilities include
Hebburn Central, Haven Point, Temple Park Centre, Monkton Stadium, Jarrow Hub, and Jarrow Community Pool.
A range of leisure memberships are available to suit individual needs, including discounted memberships. The memberships give access to all six facilities. Get Active cards also allow you to save money without committing to a membership.
Find out more about Leisure facilities and memberships Parks and green space
South Marine Park
South Marine Park
South Marine Park
South Marine Park
South Marine Park train (copyright John Short)
Harton Quays Park
Parks and green spaces provide a perfect environment for getting out and being active.
Research shows that increasing your exposure to green space delays the onset of health problems in later life
In South Tyneside we are fortunate to have some outstanding and award winning parks.
The South and North Marine Parks take prominence at the sea front and have a range of facilities and activities that take place. Bents Park is home to many events including concerts over the summer. Harton Quays Park is the perfect place for a riverside walk. Find out more about Parks in South Tyneside The Green Gym
The Green Gym
The Green Gym concept encourages people to improve both their physical and mental health through participation in practical and conservation or horticultural activities and is suitable for people of all levels and abilities.
The Green Gym sessions offer a range of activities including:
environmental management in parks formal park gardening nature reserve conservation
The sessions are friendly and informal and are designed to cater for all abilities and individual needs. The sessions provide an excellent way to keep active.
The Green Gym is ideal for anyone new to exercise, or those with existing medical conditions that would benefit from support to begin to increase their physical activity.
For full details including how to get involved, session times and contact details see Green Gym Prospectus 10.77MB Walking
South Marine Park
Harton Quays Park
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.
It's underrated as a form of exercise, but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active.
Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers.
If you feel you could use additional support there are a number of organised group walks available throughout South Tyneside.
For days and times as well as how to get involved, see Health walk timetable. 717.73KB Safe Place and Changing Spaces
A Safe Place is somewhere you can go for extra support when you are in town. It could be a shop, a library or a church. Find out more about
Safe Place in South Tyneside
Changing Spaces are designed for people with complex needs and their carers so people can be supported to change with dignity. Find out more about
Changing Spaces in South Tyneside
Socialising and activities
Activities at Grange Road Baptist Church Location
Grange Road Baptist Church Description
Various social and fitness activities are held by Grange Road Baptist Church in Jarrow.
Adult AD/HD Support Groups North East Description
Their meetings are a great opportunity to share personal experiences of living with AD/HD and to find out about other help that is available.
Age Concern lunch club Description
Healthy home made dinners at a lunch club.
Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS) Location
Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS) Description
Offers information and advice on health, social care, housing and adaptations.
Al Azhar Masjid Description
A Mosque in South Shields.
All Saints Community Centre Location
All Saints Community Centre Description
The centre offers a range services to people of all ages, providing a relaxed and friendly environment that encourages people to attend and socialise and importantly play an active role in the activities on offer.
Alzheimer's Society Location
Edinburgh Buildings Description
Alzheimer's Society provides information and support to people with any form of dementia, their carers and families.
Arbeia Society Description
Arbeia Roman Forts' society.
Arcadea is an organisation led by disabled people to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities in the fields of art and culture.
Art of Dance and Fitness Description
A dance school catering for many types of dance and people of all ages.
Arthritis Care Description
Supporting people with arthritis.
Arts 4 Wellbeing Description
Arts for people of all abilities.
The CustomSpace Description
An autism friendly organization focusing on learner engagement and employment opportunities.
Boldon Community Association Location
Boldon Community Centre Description
Boldon CA is in the heart of the community of Boldon and offers a wide range of activities to local people, bringing together the community of 'The Boldons' and neighbouring villages and towns.
Boldon Community Association Ladies & Girls Football Club Description
Youth and adult women's football.
Boldon Independent Methodist Church Description
A Methodist Church which also hosts a number of local community activities including a Women's Auxiliary Group, slimming classes and Brownies.
Boldon Lawn Tennis Club Description
They offer tennis for all ages from mini players up to seniors tennis.
Bright Futures North East Description
Bright Futures are a registered charity working with young women aged 11-25 to give them a brighter future by raising their self-esteem and confidence.
Brinkburn Community Association Description
Brinkburn is a community facility that provides activities for everyone.
Haven Point Description
Haven Point's Cafe is open 7 days a week and offers a selection of healthy food and snacks, along with a range of hot and cold drinks.
Calibre Audio Library Description
A national charity offering adults and children access to unabridged audio books.
Calvert Trust Kielder Description
Registered provider of adult respite care holidays.
Charles Young Centre Location
Charles Young Centre Description
Social centre based in South Shields for older people.
Chuter Ede Dog Training Club Location
Chuter Ede Community Association Description
Club for dog owners looking for obedience training right through to show level.
Cleadon and District Rotary Club Description
Cleadon is one of 1850 Rotary International clubs in the UK and Ireland.
Cleadon Archers Description
They welcome experienced archers, novices or people who are simply looking for information.
Cleadon Village Drama Club Description
Drama club based in Cleadon.
Cleadon Women's Institute Description
Providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
Clegwell and Hartleyburn Community Hub Description
At Clegwell & Hartleyburn Community Hub, they are dedicated to providing the community with a friendly service.
Combined Touch Description
Providing quality care and support for people with early onset to mid stage dementia, and their friends and families.
Community First North East Description
A Community Interest Company working within the community and with business organisations delivering a range of training programmes.
Crafty Corner Craft Shop Description
Craft shop and classes in South Shields.
Diabetes Care Description
Support services for people with diabetes.
Diabetes Support Group Location
Jarrow Focus Description
A support group for people with diabetes in Jarrow, their family and carers.
Disaway Trust Description
The Disaway Trust is a registered charity that organises group holidays with physically disabled people.
Family Holiday Association Description
Breaks for UK families struggling with issues such as disability, severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence.
Feline Friends charity Description
Feline Friends was set up to care for the needs of cats and kittens who have been abandoned, are unwanted or whose owners can no longer take care of them.
Food Nation Description
Food Nation is a Social Enterprise passionate about food, nutrition and health.
Frankie's Diner Description
Cafe providing home cooked meals including vegetarian and gluten free options.
Friendly Circle Description
A social group for older people meeting once a week.
Friends Action North East Description
Friends Action North East supports adults with learning disabilities in the North East of England to make and keep friends.
Friends of North & South Marine Park Description
The Friends are the focus for volunteering activity and their work has spread beyond the boundaries of the park.
George Formby Society Description
Playing workshops and club for fans of George Formby and ukulele music.
Green Hope Oasis Description
This is a gardening scheme run by the North East Council on Addictions.
Gurdwara Khalsa Mero Roop Hai Khas Description
A Sikh temple in South Shields.
Happy at Home Description
Befriending service connecting lonely older people with new friends in their own home.
Happy Organic Description
Organic food and juices.
Harton Harmonisers Description
Harton Harmonisers are an acappella singing group in South Shields.
Harton Methodist Church Description
Religious services and community activities including coffee mornings.
Hebron Hall Description
Christian organisation and services in South Shields.
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