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
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.

Activities and events

Event Date Time Location More information
Arts and Crafting Group

24 May, 7 June, 21 June, 5 July, 19 July 2022


Keeping Families in Mind’s art and crafts group continues to grow, and is now meeting every other Tuesday of the month.

Contact the team on mobile: 07900743930 or email

Keeping Families in Mind end of project celebration event 9 June 2022 12pm  

Keeping Families in Mind are hosting an end of project celebration event; highlighting all of the good work achieved and how the legacy of Keeping Families in Mind will continue. They will be providing a buffet lunch, refreshments, and have some time to network to keep the legacy going.

If you would like to attend, please email

Mindfulness Yoga 13 June 2022 10am to 11am Zoom

Keeping Families in Mind run a free monthly online mindfulness yoga group, run by a qualified yoga Instructor. If you've never tried Yoga and would like to, why not join? Running via zoom.

To join please contact the team on mobile: 07900743930 or email

Armed Forces walkway event 14 June 2022 10am to 11.30am Barnsley Armed Forces walkway, Barnsley College gardens (opposite Westgate Plaza One), Westgate, Barnsley, S70 2DR

An event held at Barnsley’s commemorative walkway to unveil newly purchased stones.

Barnsley Armed Forces day 2022 25 June 2022 12pm to 4pm Penistone showground

To purchase tickets for the event and find out further information please visit the Veterans Tri Services website.

Supporting someone with PTSD workshop 28 June, 5 July, 12 July 2022 9.30am to 11am  

Sheffield Mind’s ‘Keeping Families in Mind’ programme are running their ‘Supporting someone with PTSD Workshop’ in June and July, and are open to bookings for the course. The course explains what PTSD is, how to support someone with PTSD, and how to support yourself when caring for someone else.

To book on please contact the team on mobile: 07900743930 or email

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.