Men’s Sheds

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Men's Sheds or Community Sheds are shared workshops where you can enjoy fixing and making things in the company of others. Many come just for the tea and banter, and people of any skill/experience over the age of 18 are welcome.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • meeting people with similar interests can lead to new friendships;
  • learning new skills is useful & stimulating;
  • getting out of the house and doing something different gives you a sense of achievement.


Richard introduces the Shed at The Green Backyard:

What to expect?

Men’s Sheds, Community Sheds or just Sheds are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Community Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter. They usually have a cuppa (and possibly biscuits) too!

Sheds are for anyone age 18+ (including women) – you can have lots of practical experience or none.

More information 

Sheds in Peterborough are open at different times/dates depending on the location – contact shed organisers for details. You can just pop in, no need to book!

Men’s Shed at the Green Backyard
Thursdays and Fridays 10am – 1pm
Contact Richard on 07900 520 019

Tuesdays 10am – 12pm
Contact Steve Smith by emailing Railworld [email protected]

Yaxley & Farcet Men’s Shed
Technically in Yaxley, but close enough! Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1 – 4pm
Phone 01733 794 512. Check out what they are up to on their Facebook page.


Some Sheds are free to attend, with free hot drinks and biscuits.

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There may be an annual membership fee for joining a Shed, and/or a small charge for refreshments. For more details, check with the Shed organiser in your area.

How to contact

Where to go

The Green Backyard
Oundle Road

Railworld Wildlife Haven
Oundle Road

Social Echo
6 Heron Court
Harrier Way
Eagle Business Park

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