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Highgate Newtown Community Centre Older People's Activities

Highgate Newtown Community Centre work with people of all ages, providing facilities for sports and wellbeing, and opportunities to take part in arts and crafts activities, activities for children and young people and community support projects.

The activities are free to attend that Highgate Newtown Community Centre provide for older people aged 60, and over include:

  • keep fit / chair-based exercise
  • pilates
  • circle dancing (popular)
  • yoga
  • circuit training (popular, fun, and for people up to 90 yrs)
  • quiz afternoon
  • sewing skills
  • hand pampering (includes massage/nail painting)
  • General knowledge quiz while having a cup of tea and  cake
  • chi kung  (yoga)
  • art class
  • bingo
  • walking football
  • walking sessions in the park and leaning about its history
  • Tea party last Sunday of every month
  • trips (to find out more, contact the centre)
  • book swapping club
  • Remarkable lives - runs once a week where people tell their story about their past and experiences, and the centre is collating the information for reference.

Older people are very welcome to attend their community lunches which take place from Monday to Friday at 12 noon to 2 pm. Their community lunches depending on the venue is £2.50 to £3.50. They have fish and chips every Friday.

The Centre welcomes people from any post code who is interested in the above activities.


Highgate Newtown Community Centre, 25 Bertram Street, London, N19 5DQ
020 7272 7201
Opening times:
Every day 9am - 4 pm
Who is it for:
Older people
Can pay for language support
Disabled access:
Ramp, lift to all floors, disabled shower and toilet
How to apply:
Call the centre
C11, 4
Archway (underground); Dartmouth Park (overground train)

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Entertainment and outings are provided by a number of clubs and organisations within Croydon and the surrounding areas.These can be easily accessed and more information can be obtained by contacting AGE UK or by calling the groups personally.
There are many different exercise classes available for the over 50's in the local area.These are easily accessible and other classes such as yoga and Tai-Chi can also be benefitial.