Getting out and about
Barnet is a large, multicultural borough with a wide range of opportunities for people to get involved and be supported in activities that they enjoy. Whether it’s a trip to a museum, taking advantage of Barnet’s sporting facilities or volunteering, there is something for everyone.
For people who need support to maintain their independence or stay in touch with their local community, there are many social activities such as lunch clubs, coffee mornings and day centre opportunities to enjoy. The borough also has befriending schemes and other support for those less able to get out, to prevent them from feeling isolated.
The events calendar on this site has a full list of upcoming events and activities that may be of interest to you. You can also add your own event if you want to spread the word.
If you find it difficult to take advantage of local activities because of mobility problems, there are a number of travel schemes available to you. Our transport page tells you more about travel passes you may be entitled to. You may also be able to get special parking concessions, such as blue badges, help with taxi fares or help with buying or leasing a car.
For those who want to learn a new skill, there is a range of training and educational opportunities provided by large organisations like Barnet College and Middlesex University. There are also tailored courses offered by local voluntary groups to help disabled people to find employment or stay in work. Search our directory for both local and national organisations.