Promoting wellbeing and reducing social isolation

A vibrant community outreach service for the over 55s

The flagship space of our activity service is The Bubble - a bright, welcoming space in the heart of Bath; it is open to all residents of Bath and the surrounding area, over the age of 55, who are keen to learn new skills and mix with their peers in a creative, uplifting environment.

The Bubble is host to a range of activities, workshops and classes, designed to exercise body and mind. Our timetable is designed to appeal to a wide cross-section of the community, with many able to take up interests and hobbies that they may not have had the opportunity to pursue in their earlier lives.

Following the success of our flagship hub, The Bubble, we are now expanding our positive activity programme to reach more older people across Bath and the surrounding area. Our varied programme offers activities that are fun and sociable.

Activities FAQs

Why were St John's Activities set up?

To promote wellbeing within our community

Informal research showed that there was a real social need to give people, over the age of 55, an outlet for creativity, a dedicated space in which to do it and which didn’t incur costly membership fees. It was also an opportunity for us to embrace a wider public.

What activities are held at The Bubble?

A wide range that changes from month to month

Activities generally fall within the areas of Health & Wellbeing, Life Skills and Education.

Sample classes include: Aromatherapy, Art, Ballet, Cookery, IT, Knitting, Photography, Pilates, Reflexology, Tai Chi, Textiles and Yoga.

What does it cost to attend?

Some activities are free, some will incur a cost

Where courses are free, we welcome a small donation.

Any charge incurred will reflect the style of the course and materials used.

In all cases, full details will be available on the timetable.

Can other organisations use The Bubble?

Yes, it’s available for hire to other approved organisations

The Bubble’s city centre setting makes it very accessible and ideal for hosting a variety of activities. We are keen to develop more working partnerships and are happy to make The Bubble available for hire as part of this approach.

Who can attend?

People, over 55, who live in Bath and the surrounding area

Many classes require pre-registration, so attendees are advised to check the timetable for availability first. Most activities take place after 10am to keep travel costs low. Some health-related courses may require a referral if places are limited.

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