The best places to take up a new hobby in Birmingham

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It’s easy to get caught up in a busy lifestyle and non-stop schedule, but taking a couple of hours a week to discover a hobby you really enjoy can make all the difference.



Held at different venues across the city, Bloom Collective socials are creative floristry sessions where you’ll build your own floral arrangement with expert guidance in a relaxed environment, and leave with new friends. Each social is different from the last, depending on the season, but you’ll have to be quick as these workshop spaces go quicker than hot cakes. To find out more, click here. 


Get fit with like-minded people and join the Cannon Hill parkrun every Saturday at 9am. If you’re new to running and find the thought of exercising alone an intimidating prospect, then this is a great option. Go at your own pace as you start the weekend with a refreshing jog – whatever the weather, and it’s free! To find out more, click here. 


Offering a variety of courses in all shapes and sizes, MAC Birmingham is one of the best places to pick up a hobby, including the fine craft of wheelwork. If you’re not able to commit to a long course, why not opt for a set of four sessions to teach you the basics. Designed for beginners, you’ll learn the first stages of creating both functional and non-functional pieces, from bowls to vases. To find out more, click here. 


Build upper body strength the fun way at Rock Up Birmingham, the indoor climbing centre is designed to make exercise exciting and interactive. Get your gym gear on, book in for a a session and climb for 55 minutes on a variety of challenges depending on your ability. To find out more, click here. 


Like the idea of learning a language but have never got round to it? Brasshouse Languages based at the Library of Birmingham offers weekend, evening or daytime courses to fit around your own personal schedule, so you’ll never feel out of your depth. To find out more, click here. 


If you’ve got an eye for detail and an interest in photography, IGers of Birmingham is a group of individuals that come together on social media to exhibit the city in all its glory, capturing everything from the hustle and bustle of the Rag Market to Edgbaston Reservoir sunsets. They also host regular ‘Instameets’ at different locations across the city, allowing you to develop your skills in a social setting and picturesque surroundings. To find out more, click here. 

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