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Social activities

Many factors influence our wellbeing. Evidence shows that the actions we take and the way we think have the biggest impact.

Being social, seeing family and friends, and doing things that make us happy can make all improve our wellbeing. Our relationships affect both our physical health and mental wellbeing. Many of us would like to spend more time with other people. Sometimes, having a busy life can make this difficult. For others, frailty or disability may make it difficult to get out.

Below are some ideas of social activity ideas you might like to try while you are out and about in Hull.

Community activities 

There are a number of local groups and activities who meet regularly across Hull. If you are interested in joining a group or activity, you can search our local groups and activities directory.

You will be able to find a large range of local groups that specialise in all kinds of different activities. This is an excellent way to help you connect with your local community and get you out and about, whilst doing something you enjoy.

The cost can vary depending on the nature of the group and who runs it, sometimes, these services can be found at various locations including -

  • local community centres
  • resource centres
  • extra care sites
  • leisure centres
  • parks and open spaces
  • places of worship
  • residential homes.

You can search the whole directory in alphabetical order or search for specific things using the filters. You can also use the search bar to type in a word or phrase and discover what things you may find.

Each entry will give you some information about the group along with contact details so you can get in touch. 

Local groups would prefer you to make contact with them first as it helps them to plan for the activities. It’s also a good idea to find out more about the group before going along as you need to make sure it feels right for you.

The information provided in the local groups and activates directory have been provided by the local groups themselves.

Find a local group and activity here

Connect Well

If you prefer to speak to someone face to face, Connect Well Hull can help you access support and guidance on a range of issues. It provides links to community groups, services and activities that could help you make positive changes or just improve how you feel.

Connect Well Hull is a friendly, free and confidential service run by Citizen’s Advice Hull and East Riding. If you are aged 16 or over and live in Hull, or are registered with a Hull GP, you can make an appointment with a Wellbeing Co-ordinator or Welfare Adviser.

To find out more, please visit the Connect Well website here

Cinema Card

The Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA) card is a national card that proves the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person to accompany them to the cinema.

You can apply for the card if you –

  • get disability living allowance
  • are registered blind

The card is valid for one year, and there is a charge of £6 to cover processing costs. The card is issued to the person who needs assistance rather than a carer. This means that parents, family members, friends or care workers can accompany them at different times.

The CEA card is accepted in –

Cineworld on Kingwood Retail Park

Odeon on Kingston Retail Park

Reel at St Stephen’s Shopping Centre

Vue at Prince’s Quay Shopping Centre

Apply or renew your CEA card here


10 Pin Bowling

10 pin Bowling is a great way to get out and about and is more accessible then you may think. For people with mobility difficulties they have assisted ramps which you can use to roll the bowling ball down the ally and for beginners you can arrange for the bumpers to be automatically placed onto lane so to make it fairer against playing against others.

In Hull we have two 10 pin Bowling centres –

Hollywood Bowl

Kingswood Retail Park

Gibraltar Road



telephone: 0844 826 1461

Superbowl UK

Princes Quay Shopping Centre

Princes Dock Street



telephone: 01482 231 053


You can play traditional bowls at the following locations -

  • East Park
  • Alderman Kneeshaw
  • West Park
  • Springhead Park

More information about bowls and prices here


Bingo is a great way to socialise and meet new people and is a good option for both during the day and as a night out. If you are finding it difficult to keep up with the bingo caller, you can request an automated tablet which will automatically complete your card for you. This is a great option if you have a learning or sensory difficulty.

We have 3 Private Bingo halls in Hull –

Astoria Bingo Club Ltd

Holderness Road



telephone: 01482 374 156

Mecca Bingo

Clough Road



telephone: 01482 492 300


Cecil House, 9b Anlaby Road



telephone: 01482 326 622

Café’s, Bars and Restaurants

Hull has some amazing places to choose from, whether you fancy a coffee and a catch up, celebrating with some fine dining, tucking into some pub grub or going for some drinks with friends, and family, then Hull has it all. You can find out more about eating and drinking out on the ‘visit Hull and East Yorkshire’ website by using the link provided.

Find places to eat and drink here in Hull

Places to visit in in Hull and Yorkshire

If you are looking for things to do and places to visit in Yorkshire, then you may want to visit the ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ website. You can find information on events, short breaks; day visits and tourist attractions across the region.

Visit the Welcome to Yorkshire website here

Meeting new people and dating

If you are looking for companionship or want to get into the dating scene , then there are some online dating sites specifically for people with care needs to help you meet with like minded people.

Able to love you

Disabled Date Place

Disability Match UK

Enable Dating

Luv2Meetyou – a dating scheme for people with learning disabilities

Spectrum Singles for people on the Autism spectrum

Before you sign up to any of these schemes, be sure to check their terms and conditions before you sign up. Mencap have got some advice and information on their website if you feel that you would like some guidance in this area.

Visit the Mencap website here

Last reviewed: 08/11/2018

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