Thursdays 12.30-2.30pm. For anyone 50+ who is interested in learning to write creatively, whether it's your own story, a poem or a piece of fiction you have always fancied writing! No charge but you do need to book. Contact us for more details
Coffee morning & Internet Cafe
Open every Friday morning from 10.30am-12.30pm. We have computers available to access the internet and online services, as well as brews, and an opportunity to meet new people or socialize with old friends! Contact us for more details
Looking for a safe, warm, friendly place to go with your baby or toddler? This could be the place for you and your child to make friends and happy memories. Our sessions are Tuesdays 9.30-11.30 am, with plenty of space for toddlers and a dedicated baby area too. Contact us for more details
Our motto is 'believe, belong, become'. More than 100 young people engage with HAFWAY each month and with the majority of the young people coming from deprived backgrounds, ethnic minority groups and broken homes we really are making a difference in their lives.
During Lockdown, Hafway are running weekly digital sessions, and support group sessions (invite only). Contact for more details
> Afterschools clubs
Space and activities for young people in school years 6 - 9. Fridays 3.15-5pm. Drop in and play pool, computer games, table tennis, craft activities and more. Free toast and hot chocolate too. Based in the Community centre
> Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh award is for young people aged 14 and above and is a youth achievement award designed to give young people the opportunity to become the best they can be. HAFWAY support young people through all 3 levels of the award; bronze, silver and gold.
> Youth group & Youth forum
Empowering young people to develop their skills, their ideas and their confidence in representing the views of our next generation! Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 6.30-9pm for a diverse range of activities from cooking dinner to discussion groups, table tennis and pool to crafts and trips out, board games and keep fit.
Halliwell Befriending Service
Halliwell Befriending Service aims to provide a visiting, befriending and support service to housebound, isolated, disabled, lonely and mentally frail older people living in the Halliwell area. During Lockdown, groups and sessions are not running but volunteers and staff continue to offer support through telephone calls and support with shopping. The offices are based in the community centre. For more information, please ring 01204 840808, or drop into the centre in a morning!
> Activities Club
This club is run by Halliwell Befriending society, and meets alternate Mondays, 1-3pm in the Community Centre. An opportunity to play darts, pool, dominoes, scrabble, carpet bowls etc. Price £1 including refreshements.
> Computer Club
Run by Halliwell Befriending Service, this is an opportunity to learn digital skills in a warm and friendly environment. Every Thursday morning 9.30-11.30am in the Community Centre. Price per class £2.50, includes tea, coffee and toast. If you are interested in joining, please ring Steph on 07833 567475
> Crafters friendship club
Sewing, knitting, cardmaking, lace making, adult colouring books and more! A safe and warm place to learn new crafts skills and enjoy expressing your creativity. Meeting every Friday, 1-3pm, price is just 50p including refreshments.
> Carer's brunch
Providing a safe space to bring your loved one, time out for yourself and a place to support and receive advice from people who understand. Just £1, which includes brews plus brunch is available at a small cost. Monthly on a Monday 12-1pm
> Film Club
A classic movie every month, Tuesdays 1-4pm. £3 per person which includes the movie, tea or coffee, hot dog or soup and a roll. Contact Steph for further details on 07833 567475
> Luncheon club
Share a 2-course lunch with friends, raffle and a game of bingo. Meets fortnightly on Mondays in the Parish Centre 12-2pm. £4 per person.
Meets in the parish centre, Sundays 12-3pm, Visitors welcome.
High Hopes Online Quiz
Weekly online quizzes with the occasional bingo session too. Happening every Thursday from 2-3pm via zoom. Support is available to help you get started on zoom too. Free and open to all. Contact us for details
This is a weekly gentle exercise class tailored to get you moving in a supportive and friendly group. It includes seated exercises. Meet with others and learn some techniques you can use at home too. Every wednesday in the Community centre from 10.45-11.45am. The class is £1.50, and you don't need to book .
Fridays 5.45-7pm at the Parish Centre. Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, get in touch with nature and play games - it's all about learning by doing.
For more details or to register , check out the website
Meets monthly in St Paul's Church, for tea, coffee and snacks from 10am-12noon. Catch up with friends or make new ones, talk to the Vicar about church services, weddings, Christenings and events too. Email: Rev Rodger Petch for details or call 01204 843060
Sounds Right Phonics Classes
High energy, fun and educational classes for pre-schoolers. Saturdays 9.30-11.30am. During Lockdown online sessions are available. Email Sheryl for more details and prices or message on facebook Sounds Right Phonics Bolton
St Paul's Church
St Paul’s Church seeks to serve in the Halliwell Community witnessing to the love of God shown to all in Jesus Christ. Worship is low evangelical with a more contemporary feel at the all age service on the first Sunday of the month. We are a small friendly congregation. Online services are available via the YouTube channel each week
A online community group to help you stay connected to others in local area, share news, encourage each other, weekly quizzes and scattergories to keep your brains working too. Open to all who use the Community centre or live locally. Contact us for more details
We have a lovely group that meets for a 45-90mins walk around the Smithills and Halliwell area. Not done much walking? Or not used to walking far or fast - this is the group for you! Meeting at St Paul's community centre, on Mondays. Contact Steph on 07833 567 475 for more details
This friendly supportive group meets every Thursday for a seated exercise class with a professional instructor. 10-11am at St Paul's Church, just £4 per session. No need to book, just come along and join in.