If you’re looking for a new hobby to take up, or want to return to an old one, we have a few suggestions for local groups which will help you do just that!
1. Become a cheerleader – whatever your age!
Local troupe Gemstone Cheerleading are looking for new members to join their adult classes.
So if you have an unfulfilled childhood dream of grabbing those pom poms and cheering on the team, now could be your chance!
2. Take up gardening – even if you don’t have one of your own!
The lovely Golborne in Bloom group offer the chance to get out your green fingers and make gardening your hobby, in a very social environment that really helps your local area, too.
Find out more about this fantastic, friendly group, and get along to their next meeting to see what you might learn from their shared gardening experience!
3. Join in with Friday night bowling at the Red Lion
Try your hand at bowling at the lovely Red Lion on Newton Road, every Friday (weather permitting) 3-5pm and again from 6-8 pm. Come and meet new friends, learn a new game – or, if you’re experienced, pass on your knowledge to other members. Plus, enjoy a great pint or two from the bar whilst you’re there…
4. Find your voice and sing in harmony with this friendly group
If you’re a lady who loves to sing, why not thinking about joining Milltown Sound Chorus, who would love to have you as a new member!
5. Take to the stage with The Three Towns Operatic Society
If you enjoy singing and musical theatre this is the hobby for you!
The Three Towns Operatic Society warmly welcome anyone interested in joining the society.
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 8 – 10pm at Tyldesley Methodist Church, Elliott Street, Tyldesley M29 8JE. Anyone wishing to become a member is invited to come along with no commitment. Learn in a friendly atmosphere. Reading music is an asset but not a necessity.
The society performs an operetta each year in May at St Joseph’s Hall, Leigh accompanied by a professional orchestra, altenating between Gilbert & Sullivan and other composers.
In the autumn The Three Towns perform a series of concerts at St Joseph’s Hall and various venues in and around the local area – Broadway, West End, Songs from the Shows, Popular and Classical Music.
Indeed, the society goes from success to success receiving nominations and awards every year for its performances.
So if you’d like to be part of The Three Towns visit their website for more information, or contact Ursula Lightford on 01942 670284.
6. Enjoy the great outdoors with Wigan Rambling and Climbing Club
The club meet throughout the year for interesting rambles and walks both locally and further afield. New members always welcome, so get on your walking boots and give it a go!
7. Take up Salsa Dancing
Join in the Cuban Salsa fun every Thursday at Golborne Parkside.
Classes are priced at £5 per person, but if you want to try the classes for the first time, just quote Lowton and Golborne News and you’ll get your first class FREE!
Choose your time depending on our ability – if you’ve never tried Cuban Salsa before just dance along to the beginners’ group, where you’ll be made very welcome!
Times are as follows (for both venues on both nights):
For more information, contact Sue on 07715853975. No need to book, simply turn up and join in.
8. Play badminton
Lowton St. Luke’s badminton club meet on Thursday nights from 8-10pm at Hindley Leisure Centre, with new players always welcome.
Meanwhile, the Junior club (for age seven updawards) meet at Lowton High on Monday nights from 7-9pm.
You don’t have to sign up to play for the club itself, you can just turn up and look to improve your fitness to a good standard. Everyone, no matter what standard you are, is welcome. Contact Angela on 07704534323 for more information.
9. Pick up those hockey sticks
There’s a real family feel to Golborne Hockey Club, who are always welcoming to new members – so why not get in touch and see if hockey could be the sport for you, or your child?
The club is an inclusive and expanding one, with England Hockey accreditation. It’s a great chance for people in Lowton and Golborne to get involved with the sport – whether they’ve played before or are a complete beginner interested to try hockey for the first time.
The club’s Senior players train on a Tuesday night from 7-9pm while the Juniors train on Sundays from 10am-11am.
For more information about the club call Pete on 07815745770, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to mention Lowton and Golborne News when you enquire.
Your first session with Golborne Hockey Club is completely free, and then it’s just £1 per week, or £15 for the whole year.
Trainers and shinpads are advised – sticks are available to borrow from the club.
10. Dance your cares away
Laughing and having fun are the main aim of the game at Debs DD’s dancing classes, which take place every Wednesday evening at Lowton High School at 7.30pm.
With members aged 30 to 73, it’s a chance to come along, unleash you inner showgirl or diva, make new friends and let your hair down. Even more than dancing, this is about empowering women to feel great, get active and be confident. Everyone is welcome!
The classes are structured around a four week cycle, learning a specific routine. Led by teacher Deborah Thomas, a former professional dancer on the cruises, the classes are based on musical Broadway type of routines – think Mama Mia, Chicago and Tina Turner the Musical.
Each four week block of classes is £32 but your first session is completely free!
For more information, contact Deb on 07967243245.
Still in need of inspiration?
Check our events guide to see what’s on this week – you may just find your perfect hobby or pastime!
Got a suggestion?
Do you enjoy a hobby or group that isn’t listed above? Let us know in the comments below!