Events and activities

Please note: all groups are subject to change at short notice due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Please contact the event organiser to confirm that the event is going ahead before travelling.

There are a large range of activities available for our armed forces community. Find a local group or activity to join.   

Regular activities

Event Date  Time Location Details
Military family support group Future dates to be confirmed  11.30am to 1.30pm P&V meeting rooms, 13 Regent Street, Barnsley, S70 2EG

For more information email Sheffield MIND or call 0114 258 4489. Find out more about the support group.

Armed forces and veterans breakfast club Every Saturday 9.30am  Joseph Bramah (Wetherspoons), 15 Market Hill, Barnsley, S70 2PX

For more information on Barnsley armed forces and veterans' breakfast club visit Live Well Barnsley. 

Barnsley Central meeting - Royal British Legion First Tuesday of the month 7.30pm Church of the Nazarene, Oxford Street, Barnsley, S70 4PH

Members get together to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities. Find out more about Barnsley Central meetings.


Event Date Time Location More information
Armed Forces Day 27 June 2020 10am to 5pm Penistone Show Ground

Barnsley Council is proud to be supporting the fantastic volunteers in the Veterans Tri-Services CIC to deliver the show-stopping event. Find out about Penistone Armed Forces Day or contact Penistone armed forces online

National Armed Forces Day 27 June 2020   Find event locations National Armed Forces Day encourages people to show support to troops and their families. Barnsley Council is part of the Armed Forces Covenant, making sure that people will not be disadvantaged in accessing services as a result of serving in the military. Find out about National Armed Forces Day or follow @ArmedForcesDay.
75th VJ Day 15 August 2020     You can find out more information about VJ Day and how to observe it. 
Barnsley Armed Forces Forum Meeting 3 November 2020 10am to 12pm  

The forum is a public forum to discuss what is happening in the Armed Forces Community in Barnsley with representatives from charities and statutory agencies.

Local groups

Live Well Barnsley

Live Well Barnsley is a great way to find local groups and services for Barnsley armed forces community.  Go to Live Well Barnsley and type 'armed forces' in the search. 

To start with, why not come along to one of our weekly Barnsley armed forces and veterans' breakfast club

Barnsley football community group Fit Reds Programme

Barnsley Football Club run a programme delivered by Reds in the Community for inactive adults over the age of 30 years.

This program aims to support men to make positive lifestyle changes and become more physically active, as well as increasing their knowledge and skills in relation to leading healthy lifestyles.

Find out more about the Fit Reds Programme online or follow them on Twitter.