Social Group of Solihull

Feeling alone on life’s journey or just want more fun along the way? Friends can Help!

Who We Are

We are a "not for profit" social group for single people and couples aged over 45 who like to enjoy an active and vibrant social life.

What We Do

Through our monthly programme we provide our members with all kinds of social events to enjoy.


Costs just £5 monthly following a free, four week introductory period.

Typical Events

Something for everyone.



Summer / Winter Balls

Themed Dances & Discos

Regular dining out

Pubs / Live music / Games nights 

Ten pin bowling / Crazy golf

Dance and exercise classes

Llangollen Aug 2019


Canal trips

Bike rides

Walks short, long and some dog friendly

Barbeques & Garden Parties

Days out

Holidays Near & Far

What our members say

Since my husband died nine years ago, “Friends” has been a lifeline. It has provided me with lovely new friends and a wonderful social life. Without it, I would have been very lonely and depressed indeed.
Lady Member
Since 2012
Having lost my wife after being happily married for 42 years I have to admit that even with the support of family and friends I took the loss very badly. Fortunately, an acquaintance, now a good friend, introduced me to Friends in Solihull. As well as making new friends I now have a full and varied social life. For me the group has helped me rebuild my life.
Martin R
Since 2017
I am so pleased to have found the group early in 2015. I quickly discovered it was going to become a very important part of my daily life.The thought of me hosting an event was a non starter at that time. That is until I started joining in with things that I had previously never attempted and decided I wanted to give something back to the group for others to enjoy. I can now play ten pin bowling, crazy golf and have mastered the art of playing cribbage. There are always plenty of opportunities to eat a variety of meals out as well!!
Karen P
Member since 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join the group?

Membership is open to all, singles and couples, with no age restrictions, though many of our members are in the fifty to seventy age range.

Is there an additional charge for events?

Many are free to attend, more expensive events are often subsidised by the group. Typically, a large annual event, like our Summer Ball or Xmas Dinner Dance with a "three course" meal and live music or disco would be priced at around £20 to £25 for members.

Where do we meet?

We hold a social evening 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.

How can I find out more?

You can complete the contact form on the site or give us a call on 07887 930150. Someone will get back to you and usually on the same day.
If you'd rather meet in person, come along to the Woodmans Rest on Monday evening at about 8.30pm. (If you enter by the rear door you will find us in the area just to the right).

What is the "Programme"?

The "Programme" is a monthly schedule of our events. It contains full details of all our activities and is only available to "paid-up" members of the group.

How is the "Programme" distributed to members?

In several ways, by email, on the website and private facebook group page, by post, or on your Smartphone trhrough the Friends "Reach" App. You can choose which is best for you.


Enjoy Life's journey with us!

Just Some of Our Recent Adventures

Want to Know More, Contact Us!

Use the form below or give us a ring on

07887 930150

About Us

Friends Social Group of Solihull is for people from all walks of life, generally aged 45 onwards (though we have no age restrictions), who want to enjoy a rich and busy social life, full of activities and events in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

We have a monthly programme of events hosted and organised by members for the enjoyment of fellow members, and  cover any type of activity, the range of which is limited only by the imagination and ambition of our members.

Although not a “singles only” club, many of our members join following difficult life events and are able to rekindle their appetite for a healthy social life, and rebuild confidence, supported and encouraged by the group to eventually become event organisers themselves, and contribute to our continuing success.

Many events are run in support of charitable institutions and over the years many thousands of pounds have been raised.
The group’s day to day activity is guided by a constitution and has an active committee of members working hard to ensure we continue to grow and enable the membership to thrive.


Formed in 1988, when a couple of members of a small group from the Solihull area who regularly met in each others homes, decided to organise their activities by producing a monthly programme of events.

Over thirty years later this small group has evolved into a “club” with membership fast approaching two hundred.

During this time many hundreds of our members have passed through and been re-energised, and confidence restored moved on along life’s journey. 


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