It’s never too late to discover a new hobby, so whether you’re dusting off your exercise gear, getting creative or volunteering your time, there are plenty of ways to pick up a new skill whilst having fun.

Move your feet at DanceXchange

As well as providing a long list of health benefits for your heart, lungs and bones, dance offers a fun and engaging way to tone and strengthen muscles whilst releasing endorphins, not to mention it’s also a great way to make new friends. If you’re up for trying something new, DanceXchange has a variety of beginner’s classes to ease you into the world of dance, from ballet, jazz and commercial to African dance workout. Sessions are structured to make each member of the class as comfortable as possible, creating a relaxed and creative environment for you to learn.

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Get your coffee fix at Quarter Horse Coffee

Interested in the process behind your favourite cup of coffee? Home to a café, shop and roastery with a variety of carefully sourced beans from all over the globe, Quarter Horse Coffee also offers different courses to expand your knowledge of the coffee-making process, whether you’re looking for barista training or just have an interest in home brewing techniques.

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Improve your fitness at Pure Gym

With free parking, no contract obligations, over 50 free classes and a central location, going to the gym has never been easier thanks to Pure Gym. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, simply slot your workout around your day, whether you’re visiting in the morning before work or at the weekend.

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Learn coding at Birmingham Open Media (BOM)

Every Tuesday, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, BOM hosts a weekly open study session for people who are looking to develop their coding skills, whatever their ability and language. This is a place for programmers of all levels to drop in with a laptop for extra help. Whether you’re a pro or beginner, the sessions are a sociable way to chat with likeminded people of all skill levels.

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Volunteer at the Back to Backs

Step back in time to discover the history of Birmingham at the Back to Backs, the carefully restored 19th century houses which were previously home to working class Birmingham residents. Offering guided tours, the National Trust site is always on the lookout for new volunteers to suit a variety of different roles, from reception assistants to tour guides. If local history is of interest to you, this is a great way to develop knowledge about the Birmingham’s past.

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Perfect your aim at Rileys

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With seven snooker tables, five English pool tables and 17 American tables, Riley’s is the place to be if you’re looking to bring out your competitive side. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played before, bring along a partner or group of friends and enjoy an evening of sporty fun.

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