Get out and about, meet new people and keep moving – Evington and Leicester activities

These are the self help groups that run exercise groups in Evington that are affiliated to Friends of Evington.

 (1)  Gentle exercises at the Parish Centre, St. Denys Church, every Thursday from 10.30am – 11.30am and afterwards and optional, a meet up for a chat in the Eden Café, 11 Main Street. 12.00noon onwards.

(2) Evington House Yoga like the groups above, this activity took place in Evington House, but was forced to move and now takes place at the Mayflower Community Church rooms on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.


Then for exercises at the Village Hall, the Village Hall Trust have:

(a) Tai Chi with Nassar Butt .  This is run as is a business on Friday mornings from 9.00am to 10.00am  Tel. 077 9224 2150.

(b) Silver Swans Ballet Classes on Thursday mornings  Beginners and more..  Some groups also meet up at the Eden Café after their session.  For more information tel. Vanessa on 07765 407323.


(c) Also  see the Nordic Walking article on this website at

Readers over 50 years of age may be interested to know that Leicester City Football Club  are funding a free exercise and social group called ‘Silver Foxes’.

It takes place on the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm for tea, coffee and social club with refreshments provided.  The location is the Community Hub 1884 Sports Bar, King Power Stadium, LE2 7FL.  For more information contact


For walking groups organised by Leicester City Council follow this link: › transport-and-streets › community-walking-groups


You can find short group Discovery Walks in the city of up to 90 minutes

Group Walks in Leicester

Guided tours of the city’s historical landmarks

And lots more.


The picture below shows an exercise class at Pilgrims Gardens in Evington.

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