Activities in Kirklees

Have a go at a variety of activities suitable for beginners

About the events

A range of organisations have come together to provide activites and the programme is coordinated by Kirklees Council's Sport and Physical Activity Development Team.

The group sessions are organised by experienced people who will guide beginners, and people returning to an activity after a break, to take things step by step to build up fitness and confidence.

  • You will need to wear comfortable footwear and clothing suitable for outdoors, and all weather.
  • Some activities have a café break so bring some money, or your own drink and snack.
  • If you have any particular health concerns, be sure to contact the organiser of the activity in advanced.


Activities are taking place in parks and green spaces all over Kirklees; so why not get involved and get healthier, meet new friends and maybe learn a new skill.

Batley and Spen
Batley and Spen activities
Activity Date and time Place Contact
Beginners Football Sundays 2.00 to 3.00pm Heckmondwike grammar school
Kristian - Phone 07539 281961
Bowling Taster sessions, every thursday, 10.00am - 12.00noon and 1.00pm - 3.00pm Spen Victoria Cricket and Bowling club, Spen lane, Gomersal, Ckeckheaton BD19 4PJ
John Dewhirst Phone 07790 419517
Chair based activities Tuesdays 26th 11:30am-12.00noon Trinity Centre, Upper Road, Batley Carr, WF17 7LT
Stephanie Phone 07530 212003
Junior Football Sundays 2pm Heckmondwike Grammer School, High Street, Heckmondwike, WF16 0AH
Kiristijan Phone 07539 281961
Keep moving with PALS Mondays 1.00-1:45pm Birstall Community Centre
Erin Phone 07891 089035
Movement and games in chairs Mondays 10.30 to 11.30 Batley Old Peoples Centre, WF17 7NW
Amanda Phone 01924 466100
Movement and games in chairs & PingPong Tuesdays 10.00 to 12.00 Batley Cricket Club
Yasmin - Phone 07894208752 or 07504623456
Parkrun Every Saturday 9.00am Oakwell hall Download your personalised barcode from Parkrun register
Pentanque Wednesdays 1pm and Saturdays 10am Firth Park, Heckmondwike
Clive Phone 07594 371626
Tai Chi Every Sunday (weather permitting) Scholes Recreation ground, Cleckheaton
Tony Phone 01274 879156
Tai Chi Every Tuesday, 14:15 - 15:15 Jo Cox House, Batley, WF17 5DS
Dorothy Phone 07963 769061
Walking Tuesday 1.30pm Oakwell Hall, meet in courtyard by the gift shop
Colin Phone 07719836222. or Amanda 01924 324761 option 4
Walking Wednesdays 10.00am Meet inside Birstall library
Library Phone 01484 414868. or Jim 07879 342333
Walking Fridays 10.30am Meet inside Birstall library
Library Phone 01484 414868
Walking Football Saturdays 10.00 to 11.00 am Street soccor Mount Pleasant
Mark - Phone 07923989994
Yoga/Pilates Wednesday 9.30 to 11.00am Heckmondwike Primary School
Fozia - Phone 07736472153
Dewsbury and Mirfield
Dewsbury and Mirfield activities
Activity Date and time Place Contact
Dance & Martial Arts Various Manor Croft Academy
Suzy - Phone 07880547198
Ladies Football Tuesday 1.20 to 2.20pm Kickoff Dewsbury
Mona - Phone 07445876400
Mens over 50's Cricket Wednesday 6.00 to 7.00pm Kickoff Dewsbury
Yahya - Phone 07753391913
Mums & girls cricket Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm Kick off Dewsbury
Rizwana - Phone 07921 888954
Over 45's Cricket Tuesday 7.30 - 9.00pm Dewsbury Sports Centre
Ahmed - Phone 07912860187 or Lukman - 07974062494
Parents & Kids Pay & Play Saturday 2.00 to 4.00pm Kick off Dewsbury
Kick off - Phone 01924 692222
Parkrun 5K saturdays 9.00am Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury. Meet near the café Download your personalised barcode from Parkrun register
Junior Parkrun ages 4-14 Sundays 9.00am Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury. Meet near the café Download your personalised barcode from Parkrun register
Rounders Saturday 10.30am for approx 1 hour Thornhill Cricket and Bowling club
Rashida - Phone 07974 647062
Tennis Fridays 5.00pm Thornhill Cricket and Bowling club
Zsuzsi - Phone 07880 547198
Walking Football (over 40's) Tuesdays 11.00 to 12.00 Dewsbury Rams
Rob - Phone 01924 692065
Walking Football / Badminton Thursdays 11.00 to 12.00 Kickoff Dewsbury
Fiona - Phone 07740180492
Walking Rugby Wednesdays 12.00 to 1.00pm Dewsbury Rams
Morgan - Phone 07711112535
Zumba Thursday 6.15 to 7.15pm KBW Gym Saville Town
Salma - Phone 07588710983
Colne Valley, Holme Valley, Denby Dale/ Kirkburton - Starting March 2018
Information for community groups

The District Committees have provided funding for the Sport and Physical Activity Development Team to coordinate local organisations to support them in delivering activities aimed at people who are not currently active, or would be interested in beginners and introductory sessions.

We are looking for groups or individuals who are interested in encouraging people to become more active, have a warm and welcoming approach and want to promote long term participation. We are keen to support new leaders who would like to be trained up to deliver or support these sessions. Funding could also include venue hire, coaching costs and beginners equipment if required.

We would like a range of organisations to come together under the banner of Try It Like It, Do it to provide or promote existing activities and programmes aimed at getting people more physically active.

This project could benefit your organisation if your organisation:-

  • puts on sessions suitable for beginners/ inactive participants which we can help you to promote
  • would like to start up a new session targeting beginners/ inactive participants
  • has anyone interested in becoming an activity leader to run a new session

If you are interested in getting involved please complete the Application form and attend one of the following information meetings:

All meetings are 6.00pm-7.30pm

  • Tuesday 13th February- Holmfirth High School, Heys Rd, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth HD9 7SE
  • Wednesday 14th February –The Civic, New Street, Slaithwaite, HD7 5AB
  • Thursday 15th February – Shelley College, Huddersfield Rd, Shelley, Huddersfield HD8 8NL

Event organisers

Tell us if you have organised an event or activity: