Older People's Activities

Various opportunities for acivities and exercise for older people of all abilities exist within the borough.  Some are listed on the Clubs section, some in the attached document, click here.

It's never to late to be active in Herts

Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer' - Click here to view BBC article

Jimmy Mac's, Hatfield - Activity Centre for the Retired and the Disabled

Those organised by HSP are: 

Active Together Programes for those 50+  click this link to find an activity near you

Love to Dance classes

Tue - 10am-12noon Welwyn Garden City—Hazel Grove Community Centre, AL7 2DG- £4.00
Thurs -  10am-12noon Welwyn Village—Whitehill Centre, Ottway Walk, AL6 9NT - £4.50
Thurs -  1.00-3.00pm Hatfield—Friendship House, Wellfields, AL10 0BU - £4.50


Blue Velvet Line Dancers

Age group: Adult.   At Roller City , Campus West, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6BX

Club opening times: Fridays10.15am-12.45am.   But for more information including their other days and venues click this link to go to the Dance section and scroll down  to 'Blue Velvet Dancers'.

Positive Movement

I'ts fun! Improves mobility and enhances well-being.

Improve your mobility, reduce aches and pains and increase your self-confidence with a new wellbeing programme for older people, anyone with mobility problems, those at risk of falls, people living with long-term health conditions and carers. These friendly sessions combine gentle exercise and movement with time to socialise over tea.


Welwyn Garden City, Friday 11am-12.30pm, Howlands Baptist Church, The Commons, Howlands  AL7 4RS

Whitehill Centre, Ottway Walk, off Londn Road, AL6 9AS  Tuesday 9.45am-11.15am

Hatfield Leisure Centre, travellers Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8TJ  Thursday 2pm-3.30pm 

Northaw / Cuffley Northaw Village Hall, 5 Northaw Road West EN6 4NW  Tuesday 2pm-3.30pm

To book or for further information call 01462 678804  or email positivemovement@letchworthcentre.org

Places are limited and booking is essential.

Health Walks

See the website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/hertfordshire-health-walks

This wbsite shows 5 in Welwyn Hatfield and I notice that not all those originating from local surgeries are listed (e.g. Knebworth & Marymead surgery walk on 3rd Tuesdays, monthly).  So if you are interest then your local surgery may organise regular walks.


No strings badminton is run in Birchwood Lesiure Centre (Tuesdays), Gosling Sports Park (Fridays and Saturdays), Hatfield Leisure Centre (Sundays), and Herts Sports Village (Tuesdays and on Thursdays as part of Multisport).  The age ranges of attendees are from 16 - 80+. The sessions are lead by a friendly Activator who organises games for people of similar abilities.