Things to do

List of available activities



Army Cadets

Description
A chance for any young person 12+ to learn some of the skills you might need in the army.

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Description
The chance for 6-25 year olds to get involved in adventure activities.

Beginner sailing, kayaking and windsurfing

Description
Sailing, kayaking and windsurfing sessions for beginners

Boxercise for girls

Description
Boxercise activity for young women

Boxing

Description
Are you a thrill seeker? Want to improve your reflexes and speed? If so, Atherton's boxing club is the group for you!

Boys Brigade

Description
Activities for boys and young men aged 5-18.

Brook

Description
Brook's friendly participation group to help young people meet new people and learn new skills

Canalside

Description
Free summer kayaking and canal safety sessions for 8-18 year olds

Children in Care Activity Groups

Description
Activity groups run by Wigan Council for children in care

Communities United Project

Description
Fun games, arts and crafts and various sports in the community for 8-19 year olds.

Community Choirs

Description
Community choir groups, open to enthusiastic young people who enjoy singing upbeat music.

Crown green bowling

Description
Learn crown green (outdoor) bowling at a new session especially for young people aged 7-16. if you enjoy it there will be the chance to represent the club on a new youth team and enter competitions, but you can come along just for fun too.

Cycling

Description
Cycling is a great way to keep fit (whilst sitting down!) You can decide to take it easy or go full throttle, so you can build up your stamina and strength at your own pace.

Dance Fit

Description
A fun and energetic way to keep fit through dancing.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Description
Open to all young people aged 14-24, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award lets you get involved in exciting activities.

Embrace Wigan and Leigh

Description
Offering activities especially for young people with disabilities.

Five-a-side football leagues

Description
Five a side football for young people aged 11-16.

Girls Association

Description
A Christian organisation that provides outdoor activities for girls and young women aged 5–18, providing the chance to learn life skills and meet new people.

Girls Football

Description
Wigan Youth Zone hold weekly football sessions just for girls. All girls will need to be a member of the Youth Zone and pay 50p entry per session.

Girls Groups

Description
Come along to one of the girls groups, you can get involved in all sorts of interesting activities such as arts, sports, games, cooking and more.

Girls only fitness and gym session

Description
Girls only fitness and gym session

Girls Rugby Union

Description
Rugby union will increase strength, teamwork, speed and much more! Let's show the boys what we're made of!

Global Friends

Description
Group for young people from different ethnic backgrounds

Groundwork Wigan and Leigh

Description
Groundwork hosts the Prince's Trust Programme in Wigan, a 12 week personal development opportunity for 16-25 year olds.

Hop, Skip & Jump

Description
Hop, Skip & Jump provide flexible and immediate respite care for children and young adults. They have four large centres (Bristol, Cheltenham, Swindon and Wigan) that provide a variety of indoor activities to engage and inspire children with disabilities and special educational needs.

Inspiring healthy lifestyles

Description
Activities in parks, leisure centres, museums and libraries across Wigan Borough.

Junior sailing, kayaking and windsurfing

Description
Sailing, Kayaking and windsurfing for 8-16 year olds.

Kamoši

Description
If you're aged 5-11 and originally come from a different country but now live in Wigan Borough, you can join others for activities and support at this junior group. Older young people can go along to Global Friends.

Karate

Description
karate is a safe and controlled martial art

Kicks Dance

Description
Kicks Dance activities

Kicks Football

Description
Free football sessions for all young people aged 12-19

Midnight Leagues

Description
Five a side football leagues for young people in Year 7 upwards.

Morris Dancing

Description
Morris dancing is an extremely fun and traditional way to keep fit.

Multiple Sports

Description
A different sport will be played each week at these locations. It's great for those who want to be involved in more than one sport.

Music school

Description
Have you always wanted to play a musical instrument? Rimmers Music can help you get started.

Outdoor adventure activities

Description
The Outdoor Education Team run a range of outdoor adventure activities including canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, bell boating, orienteering, problem solving, gorge walking, rock climbing and raft building.

Platform Theatre Company

Description
Platform Theatre Company drama workshops

Play with Latics

Description
Football and sport sessions for 8-12 year olds

Rainbows, Brownies, Girl Guides

Description
Girls and young women have the chance to get involved in adventure activities.

Rounders

Description
Rounders is a great way to get active with friends and family.

S.T.E.A.M (Arts and Technology)

Description
S.T.E.A.M arts and technology projects for young people

Saturday sailing, windsurfing and kayaking

Description
Learn to sail or windsurf in Wigan Borough.

Scout Hut Records

Description
Recording and rehearsal space in central Wigan.

Sea Cadets

Description
If you are aged 10–18 join us for teamwork, life skills and the chance to go sailing.

Songwriting

Description
Workshop teaching you how to write your own music, with expert tuition available!

Street dance

Description
Street dance sessions for young people aged 8+ across Wigan borough. It doesn't matter if you've never danced before, come along and have a go.

Total Rethink

Description
Young people's group campaigning for good mental health services for young people and aiming to reduce the stigma on mental health

UK Youth Parliament

Description
Every two years, two young people are elected to represent Wigan Borough at the UK Youth Parliament and to help make a difference to national issues that affect young people such as education and laws.

Voices for Choices

Description
Voices for Choices are youth councils that are just for young people who are in care.

Wigan Athletic Community Trust

Description
A full programme of sports and fitness activities for young people at various venues across the borough.
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