Adult Classes & Activities South Leeds


Find out about community events, groups and activities for parents in South Leeds, including Bramley & Stanningley, Armley, Farnley & Wortley, Morley North, Morley South, Ardsley & Robin Hood (North of the M62), Middleton Park, Beeston & Holbeck, Hunslet & Riverside, Burmantofts & Richmond Hill, Temple Newsam, Garforth & Swillington and Rothwell.

The Funky Jives regular classes are fun movement to music and dance sessions using a variety of dance props (pom poms, scarves, ribbons, maracas, handbells and hoops).

In addition to the regular classes, Funky Jives also runs FREE monthly inter-generational events. These mixed generation sessions bring young children and care home residents together to celebrate each other and enjoy music, movement, stories, songs and craft together.

Upcoming events for 2019:

Tea and Tots at The Grove in South Milford
Monthly on Tuesdays: 1st Oct, 5th Nov, 3rd Dec 2019,
This session involves half an hour of music and movement and a chance to chat, play and have tea/coffee and snacks (provided). Babies up to 5 years.
No need to book for Tea and Tots, just turn up.

Movement to music at Augustus Court, Garforth
Monthly on Thursdays: 17th Oct, 14th Nov, 12th Dec 2019
Movement to music, songs, stories and crafts, aimed at under-5s. Juice and biscuits are provided but feel free to bring your own.
Pre-booking required for Augustus Court sessions, as places are limited.
Book here:

Augustus Court Harvest Celebration*
Friday 27th September
Book here:

*All the sessions are free except the Harvest Celebration, which is £1.50.

Click here for more information about Funky Jives regular dance classes for children and adults.


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Buns & Roses Women’s Institute

Buns & Roses meet on the third Thursday of the month at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Leeds. Meetings vary from inspiring guest speakers to crafty get-togethers with the odd cake and cocktail thrown in for good measure! We also host workshops, social and fundraising events, craft fairs and a book club. Contact Julie-Anne (07712 391498) or Lisa (07827 328237) for more information.

Garforth Townswomen’s Guild

The Guild meets in Halliday Court (just off Main Street) on the second Thursday of each month, when we enjoy talks and demonstrations (not to mention tea and biscuits!) We arrange outings, meals out and 2 annual fundraising fairs. All welcome, regardless of politics, race, age, religion or circumstances. Contact 07952 350168 for more information.

Garforth Women’s Institute

Garforth WI is held at Firthfields Community Centre at 8pm on the third Tuesday of every month. Women of all ages are welcome to create a group of various interests and hobbies. Sign up to attend regularly or pay as you go for up to three meetings per year as visitor.

Firthfields Community Centre, Garforth, LS25 2HD. 0113 2876260.

Hunslet TARA Coffee Mornings at Hunslet Community Hub

Last Monday of every month, 10.30am-12pm

  • 28th Oct, 25th Nov & 23rd Dec 2019
  • 27th Jan & 24th Feb 2020

Monthly coffee morning organised by Hunslet Tenants and Residents Association. Join us to chat about local issues.

Hunslet Community Hub and Library, Waterloo Street, LS10 2NS.

Leeds Dads

Free playgroup for dads meeting every third Sunday at The Tetley from 2-4pm to interact with our kids. A fun opportunity to share the dad experience – all dads and male carers are welcome. We also have the occasional night out whenever possible. Find us on Facebook for more information.

Men Behaving Badly Social Group

Fortnightly Saturdays, 11am-12.30pm

Dads/male carers/lone parents/new to the area? Bring your little ‘uns. Come and be part of the fun. Free hot butty and a chat with other dads and carers. Fun indoor and outdoor activities for kids throughout the year. Arts & crafts, soft play, bush craft, baking, free fun days out. Refreshments provided and transport if needed. Contact Jill 0113 2762386 / 07508 601337.

Middleton Family Centre, 256-262 Sissons Road, Middleton LS10 4JG.


Police Surgery at Hunslet Community Hub

Monthly on Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

Tues 8th Oct, Tues 29th Oct, Tues 19th Nov & Tues 10th Dec 2019, Tues 21st Jan 2020

Have a brew with your local PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) and Hunslet Tenants & Residents Association (TARA). Organised by the neighbourhood policing teams (NPT). Have a chat about local issues, report crime or just ask for some advice.

Rhubarb & Custard Morley WI

Women’s Institute group based in Morley, meeting every 2nd Tues 7.30-9pm Morley Town Hall to bring together like-minded ladies aged 18+. Contact Rachael Kennedy 07534 603767.

Rothwell Ladies Circle

We are a modern, vibrant club for women aged 18-45. So if you want a way of meeting new friends, socialising, raising money for charity and supporting the local community, then come along! We meet twice a month, once to organise our fundraising and once for a social event.  Find us on Facebook.

Leeds Baby Bank: Volunteer, fundraise, donate.

Leeds Baby BankWe are a not for profit organisation providing urgent support or baby essentials (nappies, wipes, formula) to struggling parents across Leeds and also providing baby equipment to multiple mums. Fundraise, volunteer or donate to support us, find out more online.

Leeds Baby Bank, Unit D16, St Catherine’s Business Complex, Broad Lane, Leeds, LS13 2TD.

Swillington Garden Growers

Community supported agriculture scheme based in the historic Georgian Walled Garden at Swillington Organic Farm. Sign up to an annual veg box subscription and come along on a Saturday to help with the growing and get your hands dirty in the garden. Children get to help out with the planting at the monthly Kids Club.

Swilling ton Farm, Swillington, LS26 8QA

The Hunslet Club

The Hunslet Club delivers a range of activities to children and young people aged from 18 months to 25 years. Regular weekly classes include gymnastics, boxing, football, rugby, dance, hip hop, cheer dance, majorettes, drama, ballet and tap.

Open 7 days a week with activities running 4pm–9pm weekdays and 9am-2pm weekends. Call 0113 271 6489 for details.

Wellbeing at Hyde Park Book Club

Friendly community ‘pay-as-you-feel’ wellbeing group at Hyde Park Book Club, run by Crossland Wellbeing.

Meet new faces, share stories and take positive steps to:

  • practice wellbeing mindfulness and philosophical living
  • tackle mental health challenges
  • live more meaningfully and connect with your local community

See Facebook for up-to-date event times and dates.