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Barnsley Older People Physical Activity Alliance

The Barnsley Older People Physical Activity Alliance (BOPPAA) is aiming to increase the provision of physical activity programmes that will improve the strength and balance of older people across Barnsley.

Funded by Barnsley Council and led by Age UK Barnsley, the BOPPAA is an alliance of NHS, private and third sector organisations offering physical activity opportunities for over 50s in Barnsley.

Find out more about physical activity opportunities available in your part of Barnsley below.

If you need any further information, call Age UK Barnsley on 01226 776820 or email us 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.

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Provider: Barnsley Premier Leisure

Venue: Barnsley Metrodome, Hoyland Leisure Centre, Dearneside Leisure Centre and Royston Leisure Centre.

Barnsley Premier Leisure offer swims throughout the week (various times) at Barnsley Metrodome, Hoyland Leisure Centre, Dearneside Leisure Centre and Royston Leisure Centre.

Metrodome - Call 01226 730060 or email, Hoyland Leisure Centre – Call 01226 744063 or email, Dearneside Leisure Centre – Call 01709 880040 or email, Royston Leisure Centre – Call 01226 722991 or email

Crown Green Bowling

Start date: 2022-03-22 End date: 2022-10-22<

Provider: U3A

Location: Central

Venue: Ardsley Bowling Club

Level: Other

Booking essential

Groups play between 10 am and 12.00 noon at Ardsley Bowling Club (Monday to Friday). Due to new regulations from the BCGBA body, bowlers at any bu3a organised group have to be associate or casual bowlers of that club if not already full members.

Beginner. If you wish to speak to Barnsley U3A’s New Members Secretary about joining the U3A, please telephone Helen Dew on 07512206285. If there is no reply do leave a message and you will be contacted. Please note that the Tuesday morning slot is currently fully booked. Website:


Provider: Parkerdance

Location: North

Venue: Masonic Hall, Cockerham Lane, Barnsley, S75 1AT

Level: Other

Booking essential

Ballroom, Latin American and Modern Sequence Dancing. Various days/times, Tuesday to Friday. Beginners classes start with the basics. Participants will soon be dancing the likes of the Modern Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Tango, Latin dances such as the Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba and Paso Doble along with the most popular sequence dances such as the Mayfair Quickstep, Balmoral Blues, Melody Foxtrot, Square Tango, along with Mambos and Salsas. At intermediate and advanced classes, participants learn more complex technical routines as well as the latest sequence dances.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Further information can be found on the Parkerdance website at Contact Amanda on 07738 324285.

Walking Football

Provider: North Gawber Colliery FC

Location: North

Booking essential

It's just football, but without running! A great way to keep fit and socialise.

To find out more or get involved, send a message to 07507 741398 with your DOB.


Provider: ONPAR Health

Location: Central

Venue: ONPAR Health, Worsbrough Dale, Barnsley, United Kingdom, S70 4ST

Booking essential

Individual sessions with a Personal Trainer are available at ONPAR Health. ONPAR's Level 3 qualified Personal Trainer works with older people in the gym on a one to one basis, working on building general fitness (strength, range of movement, balance), improving health, supporting with specific health conditions or exercise rehabilitation.

For further details and to discuss your requirements please contact ONPAR Health via email at or via telephone on 07887406299. You can also visit our Facebook page: