Gloucester House

Gloucester House for various activities and facilities for over 50s

What does it do?

The building is safe, bright, welcoming and comfortable and the specially trained team of staff and volunteers place the care and well being of our guests and clients at the top of their priorities. 

Wellbeing Group Services

Four different Wellbeing Groups are offered from Monday to Friday and each caters for people with specific needs. This varies from high dependency care to people requiring social contact and stimulation. Transport to and from the centre is arranged where necessary and meals are provided.

Community Groups

The centre is used on a daily basis for a variety of activities, which include:

• Tai Chi (Mondays at 11.30am)
• Evergreen group (Mondays from 1.00pm until 4.00pm)
• Dance fitness (Mondays 7.00pm until 9.30pm)
• Flower Club (monthly, Mondays 6.00pm until 10.00pm)
• Coffee Shop (Tuesdays 9.00pm until 11.30pm)
• U3A Fitness group (Tuesdays 1.00pm until 2.00pm)
• Mature Movers fitness (Tuesdays 2.15pm until 3.15pm)
• Yoga (Tuesdays 6.00pm until 8.30pm)
• Dance fitness (Wednesdays 7.00pm until 9.30pm)
• Vista  (Thursdays 10.00am until 3.30pm)
• Sequence Dancing (Thursdays/Saturdays 7.30pm until 10.30pm)
• Carpet Bowls/Table tennis (Fridays 1.00pm until 4.00pm)


In addition the venue is used by other groups on an ad hoc basis and also hired out privately for family occasions.

There is a hairdressing service provided on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (by appointment).

Age UK at Gloucester House also offer insurance services in relation to Travel and home insurance and provide directional advice on a number of social and welfare matters.

Gloucester House is THE place for “senior” people in Melton to go to for advice, help and support with access to the whole range of information from the Age UK charity in Leicestershire, Rutland and nationally.

Who it is for?

Gloucester House is a community centred building in the centre of Melton Mowbray, offering a range of services, predominately for the over 50’s but across the whole of the age spectrum. It provides facilities and support services for people with special life challenges and gives an opportunity for social interaction and fulfilment.

What it costs:

Please contact for details

What to expect then:


Gloucester House

3 Norman Way

Melton Mowbray

LE13 1JE


Phone: 01664 410253

Additional information:


Computer Drop-In Session
Beginners Welcome
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: Donations only

Time: 12noon 

Cost: Two course home cooked lunch – £4.10

 Tea Dance
Time: 1.45pm - 3.45pm

Membership required.

Time: 5.45pm - 6:45pm

 Line dancing
Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm


Keep Fit

Time: 9.30am - 10.15am

 Line Dancing
Time: 10.15am - 11.00am

Time: 12noon 

Cost: Two course home cooked lunch – £4.10

Tai Chi
Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

 Learn to Play the Guitar - New Starters to Improvers

Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm

Please ring to book your place


Craft Workshop

Please bring your own materials for painting or needlecraft.
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am

Time: 12noon

Cost: Two course home cooked lunch – £4.10

 Friendship Club
Membership required.
Guest speakers, singers, trips out. Come along and meet new people and make new friends.

Time: 2.00pm - 3.15pm

 Zumba and Bokwa


Dancing letters and digits to moves and boxing

 Kettlebell Bootcamp

Time: 7-7.45pm


Earl Shilton Strollers

Time: 9.30am meet at centre

 Zumba Gold
Time: 10am - 10.45am
Suitable for the fitter older person.

 Tea Pot Cafe

The first and third Thursday of every month.

For people with dementia and their carers.
Come along and speak to others in the same situation. A qualified advisor is available to answer questions.

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Time: 12noon

Cost: Two course home cooked lunch – £4.10


Friday Drop-In Coffee Morning

Call in for a chat, bring a friend.
Time: 9.00am - 11.30am

Time: 12noon

Cost: Two course home cooked meal – £4.10

 Short Mat Bowls
Membership required.
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm


Info last updated:

3 Norman Way, Earl Shilton, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1JE