You're never alone when you're with Friends

Welcome to FRIENDS!

Please note that this is a temporary website - our new site is under development


Who are we?

We are a social group for the 45 plus age group for singles, divorced, widowed and couples, based in the Solihull West Midlands area. We started the group 30 years ago because a mixed crowd of us wanted to go out and have more fun but found it hard to find out where the fun was going on. So we started Friends.

Currently we have a good mix of members aged from 45 onwards with a huge range of interests in all types of things. Age is certainly not a restriction here when it comes to having a good time and joining in the fun.


What do we do?

No two months are the same. We do:-

  • Discos
  • Parties
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Dining
  • Theatres
  • Dancing
  • Barbeques
  • Holidays
  • Meals
  • Dinner Dances
  • Fashion Shows
  • Curry Nights
  • Charity Discos
  • Quizzes
  • Fish & Chip Nights
  • and more


Here is a sample programme of the events we hold 

When do we meet?

All days! Well almost. We usually manage to get something organised for most days of the month so when you are feeling like some company or want to do something all you have to do is check out the monthly programme. You don't need stay at home all alone when there is so much going on at the Group all the time.

Where can you find us?

We meet every Monday evening at 8.30pm in The Woodmans Rest Pub in Shirley, Solihull which is when everyone can get together for a drink (alcohol or soft drink - it doesn't matter) socially.This is also when prospective members (like you we hope) can come along and find out more about us in a relaxing environment without any commitment needed from you. 

A Google Map of the The Woodmans Rest Pub can be found here.

After taking the first step and visiting the group at the Woodman's Rest on a Monday night you are welcome to attend any of the events listed on our monthly programme and meet a few of the members free of charge for a month.  If you then decide you would like to join the group you would be be required to pay £5 per month which will entitle you to attend all or any of the events on the programme and all of the major events which will be subsidised, for example the Xmas Dinner Dance, New Years Eve Disco, the February disco and Summer Ball. These are always great times to come and let your hair down and have a great time.


This web site is only used for Potential New Members to gain information about the Group.

Also, should you NOT want any photos of yourself to appear on this website then pease make it known to "Friendsweb" by completing the contact us form and supply a passport type photo for our files only!

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