Updated 22/09/2020

Does your child have any degree of deafness? Or are you a deaf parent of a hearing child? Lollipop offer free social activities for children and young people aged 0 โ€“ 25 in York and North Yorkshire who have any degree of deafness from mild to profound, or who have parent/s who are deaf.

Lollipop exists to give members access to a deaf peer group to help build confidence, self esteem and promote a sense of belonging. Activities can involve the whole family or different age groups and provide opportunities for members to socialise and meet and professionals working with children and young people with deafness.

Become a member of Lollipop and join us online for activity sessions. Meet new people with the support of our Activity Leaders, catch up with your Lollipop friends and join in with fun and varied activities. There are sessions for various age groups and communication support is always available (BSL and/or live captions).

When Covid-19 restrictions allow we will be resuming our in-person group activities including specialist creative workshops, art and craft, music, dance, wall climbing and swimming.

Contact us for more information and to join our friendly and welcoming community.

Lollipop Minster Building, Door 84 Lowther Street, YO31 7XL

01904 624770
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Menfulness is an inclusive social community for men in York.

Our goal is to bring men together to socialise, exercise, enjoy themselves, talk and let off steam in a non judging, friendly and supportive environment. These are all essential for wellbeing and health, both physical and mental.

The back story to the MEN cube or dice, is that thereโ€™s always at least one side you canโ€™t see on a cube or dice. This is a bit like those who men who need help. You often canโ€™t see it because itโ€™s not on show or itโ€™s covered up, so you need to move it some how to uncover it.

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Every Wednesday 1-2.30pm for Parents and Toddlers, 2.30-4pm for Adults

A supportive environment in which people from diverse communities can develop new friendships and build links to the wider York community. Crafts, music, games, snacks and information sessions all free of charge. Run by York Racial Equality Network, a voluntary organisation and registered charity.

St Aelredโ€™s Community Centre – at the rear of St Aelred’s Church
216 Fifth Avenue
Tang Hall,
York YO31 0PN

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Community Ties Haxby Wednesday Group

Wednesday Youth Group in Haxby is an open, fun space for young people in years 5-7 to take part in exciting COVID safe activities, games, sports and more, delivered by experienced Youth and Activity Workers!
Years 5-6 Wednesdays, term time, 6:15-7:15pm
Year 7 Wednesdays, term time, 7:30-8:30pm
At Oaken Grove Community Centre, ยฃ1 per week.

Community Ties Wigginton Drop-In

Community Ties Wigginton Drop-In provides young people in years 8-11 safe access to youth services and support in making positive and healthy lifestyle choices through exciting activities, games, and more.

Tuesdays, term time, 7:15-8:30pm.

At the Wigginton Old School, ยฃ1 per week- Maximum of 8 young people

T: 01904 769176

Lucy’s Pop Choir

A choir for adults that sings pop music! Thereโ€™s no auditions, no sheet music, no stress and we guarantee youโ€™ll have a great time! Your first week is free and we sing songs you know and love from the charts too! Visit our website for more details.

T: 07590324826

Ready Steady Mums

Ready Steady Mums is a weekly walking group which meets on Thursdays at 10am by the bottom of millenium bridge for a walk by the river followed by a coffee in cycle heaven cafe. A friendly group and a great way to meet local mums and babies. All welcome!

Find us on facebook ‘York Ready Steady Mums’


York’s LGBTQ youth group for ages 14-25 run by Yorkshire MESMAC. Please get in contact for exact times and dates! Session run online during COVID.

The Workshop, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7BJ
T: 07710 099033 (Lilly)