Who are the Friends?

Reyt Repair – Open Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-16.00

Reyt Repair is a social enterprise which offers repairs for electrical items, furniture, clothes etc. at a small charge. This is to encourage recycling and reduce waste ending up in landfill. They link in with other repair café projects in the city and nationally. They are all volunteers who give their time freely, and volunteers have reported improvements in mental wellbeing, and the opportunity to meet and socialise with new friends.

Reyt Repair also manage the Tool Bank in partnership with Green City Action, and run occasional workshops on general DIY.

Youth Association of South Yorkshire

The Youth Association of South Yorkshire (YASY) is a long established group who has a strong history of supporting voluntary run youth activity. They have recently received funding to provide training for youth workers in good practice and creative ways of working with young people.

Green City Action

Green City Action is a local environmental charity. They manage a community allotment open to the public on Tuesday morning from 10am till lunchtime. The small team of paid staff and volunteers support local environmental projects such as litter picking and food growing, and work in partnership to improve the local environment.

‘We believe that working and eating together in nature improves people, community and environment.’ 

FInd more information on the website: https://greencityactionsheffield.wordpress.com/contact/

Pedal Ready

Pedal Ready provide cycling lessons and confidence building sessions to people who want to do more cycling for any reason.

Books for Good

Books for Good collect and redistribute books for children across South Yorkshire.

Chilean Sports and Community Association

The Chilean Sports and Community Association has a long history in Sheffield, when many Chilean refugees were forced to flee Chile following the Pinochet Coup and made Sheffield their home.

Art and Music Room

Used by local artists who offer monthly free art sessions and support local community events.

Regular House Groups

Art for Well-Being 10-30-12.00 (Not currently meeting)

Self-organised group of older women who meet for informal arts sessions.


Ramblers Wellbeing Walk 1.00-3.00

The Ramblers Wellbeing Walk in Pitsmoor is delivered by Volunteer Walk Leaders trained by Step Out Sheffield, a voluntary umbrella group that supports 27 independent walking groups and has been running for almost 25 years. 

The Pitsmoor walk is a weekly walk in or from Abbeyfield Park. The park is flat and the surfaces are suitable for buggies, wheelchairs and scooters. Abbeyfield Park is an easily accessible and attractive greenspace in an otherwise quite built up part of the city. Each week the volunteers on this walk offer the option of a longer walk at a brisker pace in nearby green spaces. The target is to provide an easy entry to physical activity followed by a social gathering with tea and biscuits. 

Over the past three quarters both a short walk around the park and a longer walk have been supported and on average about 14 walkers took part each week. There is a wide range of ages and both genders are represented. Two users participate using mobility scooters. 



Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English (SAVTE) Conversation Group 10.00-13.00

Jim and Hendrika run a SAVTE Conversation group 11-1 every Wednesday at Abbeyfield House. This group is a great way to practise English speaking and listening skills in an informal and friendly setting. It can be a stepping stone into more formal ESOL classes or help develop essential skills in listening, speaking and comprehension. Learners can expect to make new friends and gain confidence and additional help with their English.

To attend the group please contact SAVTE on 0114 2123050

D&J Crafts 12.00-14.00

A friendly informal craft group for women that supports and promotes good mental health and wellbeing. All sorts of crafts ranging from card-making to up-cycling, or you’re welcome to bring your own project to work on. Cost £2.00 for a cuppa and craft materials.


Burngreave Quakers 7.30-9.00 (Fortnightly)

Group of local Quakers who meet to discuss local issues.

CDH Course 10.00-3.00 (Time Limited)

Course run by SCC Public Health Programme to support and increase understanding of communities, what is meant by community development and roles within and between communities. Participants are varied and include local volunteers, Council staff, other paid staff working within communities. 


Clean Zone Community Network 10.00-16.00

Group offers community advice, health information, walking, arts activities and free refreshments. Contacts Ekram Ali/Elissa Thompson: ekramali82@yahoo.co.uk


Tigray Community Association 15.00-19.00 (Monthly)

The Tigray Community Association meets monthly for members of the Tigray community living in Sheffield.

Community Room and Studio Space

Available for booking – please contact:


Community Arts and Workshops

The Studio Room is used for community arts projects, including lantern making workshops for the annual Parkwood Springs Lantern Procession; shadow puppetry; drawing and painting sessions; recycled puppet making; window displays for the house; swift-making workshops and walkabout puppets for Abbeyfield Community Festival. To name a few! 

The workshops make arts and crafts accessible to hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds, introducing them to each other and the park itself. 

The community room is used for occasional activities and meetings including Friends of Abbeyfield Park committee meetings. Abbeyfield House has hosted talks, information sessions, art exhibitions, campaign meetings as well as social events and private parties.

Burngreave Clean Air Campaign

A community environmental group whose mission is to improve air quality in our area.  Open to all who share our concern. Burngreave Clean Air Campaign monitors air quality in Burngreave and campaigns to raise awareness among local people and through the local media. 

Please contact Graham Jones. Email: burngreavecleanair@gmail.com

Tel: 07474 717462

Facebook: Burngreave Clean Air

Local History Walks

About four history walks take place each year in the area to showcase our interesting local neighbourhoods and the great work being done by our communities. These often incorporate visits to Abbeyfield House, for example for The Sheffield Walking Festival, The Festival of the Outdoors, the Sheffield Ramblers, Upper Chapel Strollers and the Sheffield CHA walking group.  The groups spend a time at Abbeyfield to look at old pictures, documents etc. and to set the historic scene. People love it!

Abbeyfield Social Bowls

Bowls@Abbeyfield Park is a volunteer-led activity open to all, whatever their experience of bowls. They provide bowls, additional-needs equipment and basic tuition, and open the green several times a week between mid April and the end of September, depending on volunteers’ availability, and also for groups who have booked sessions, including school, family and well-being groups. They operate on a pay-what-you-can basis to ensure that bowling is accessible to all to provide a gentle, healthy, fun and sociable outdoor activity.

Please get in touch on 07840 748114 or abbeyfield@gmail.com.

Abbeyfield Volunteer Gardeners

The Abbeyfield Park Volunteer Gardeners are a local group of volunteers who have been refurbishing the gardens in Abbeyfield Park since 2020. They work with the SCC Parks Department and consult local people about our plans. They have been successful in reclaiming neglected areas, rejuvenating historical flower borders, and making the park feel cared for and welcome to all.

Sessions take place every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-12 unless it is raining or snowing. A friendly group who welcomes new volunteers. The gardeners say that it is very good exercise, helps them feel happier and more confident to grow things in their own gardens. The gardeners run occasional community garden days for the wider community to get involved, plant sales and the tea and cake stall at the Abbeyfield Community Festival.

Get in touch through Friend of Abbeyfield Park: abbeyfieldpark@gmail.com