London Borough of Barnet

Getting out and about

Bus with lights turned on in streets of Barnet

Things to do in Barnet

Barnet is a large, multicultural borough with a wide range of opportunities for you to get involved in and be supported in activities that you enjoy. Whether it’s a trip to a museum, taking advantage of Barnet’s sporting facilities or volunteering, there is something for you.

If you need support to maintain your independence or stay in touch with your 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 you from feeling isolated.

Events in Barnet

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.

Mobility problems

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.

Learning in Barnet

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.

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Barnet Centre for Independent Living

A user-led organisation that promotes accessibility for disabled people by breaking down barriers to employment and social inclusion.

Grahame Park Concourse, Colindale NW9 5UX

Tel: 020 8359 6450

Social Care Direct

For all enquiries about Adults and Communities

North London Business Park (NLBP) Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP

SMS: 07506 693707

Tel: 020 8359 5000


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