We offer an exciting range of activities for people aged over 55 at the Branksome Centre, Recreation Road, BH12 2EA.
There's no need to book, just turn up to play and enjoy yourself.
Walking football is an increasingly popular form of the game and is designed to help people maintain an active lifestyle. It also enables people to get back into football who had previously stopped due to age or injury. Here at the Branksome Centre it’s a non-competitive, relaxed and fun session delivered on by AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust, and it’s free!
Table tennis (also known as ping pong) is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using a small bat. It's a great way to get active and places very little stress on the limbs. We have three tables and plenty of bats and balls. Sessions are held every Tuesday and costs just £2 per person. All abilities welcome.
Short Mat Bowls
Short mat bowls is an indoor sport in which players attempt to score points by rolling a heavy ball along a flat carpet to get their bowls nearer to the jack than their opponents. The game is a modern variation on lawn bowls, from which the game is derived. Played in teams, it's a very social game. It costs just £2 to play.
Knit for Charity
The Branksome Centre invites you to join us to 'Knit for Charity'. Enjoy our warm friendly environment while knitting for the charity of your choice. For those who have never knitted before, come and have a go, there will be helpers around! Wool and knitting needles can be provided. It's free to attend.
Fridays 10am-11am; 6:30pm-7:30pm
Chi Kung (also know as Qigong) is an ancient Chinese exercise system which has its origins in Chinese medicine, oriental philosophy and martial arts. Chi Kung emphasizes the importance of relating breathing to physical movement. It is a low intensity class and very accessible. No prior experience is needed. At the Branksome Centre, the cost for this class is £5.
If the timing of classes does not suit you or you would like to see another activity on offer, please let us know and we can try to arrange additional sessions. We aim to respond to community demand and would be happy to hear from you.
Our telephone number is 01202 920947. Alternatively please email: email@example.com