Meanwood and Chapel Allerton

Meanwood Men Shed

"A dedicated space for men to connect, socialise and do activities together."

What is Meanwood Men Shed?

Meanwood Men Shed is a dedicated space for men to connect, socialise and do activities together. The activities are shaped by those men who are a part of it, so could include anything from woodwork to growing food to barbequing!

We are based quite literally in a shed – a mammoth 30 x 12ft cabin – situated at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm.  We hold a Meanwood Men Shed group membership to the farm, so those joining the shed will be able to take advantage of the Farm’s extensive space 7 days a week.

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An informal group meets most Fridays from 12-2pm at the shed. Events and activities outside these times are more ad hoc, although there is usually a social event in the evening on the first Wednesday of the month. You will be asked to complete a membership form if you would like to join, and there is currently no charge for joining.

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact us at or call 07961 535 767. If you want to join in on a Friday, please get in touch first so that we can arrange for someone to meet you (we don’t yet have signage at the farm!)

You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @meanwoodmenshed.

Read on for info about accessibility…


The Shed is located on a working farm, and sadly this does mean there are some access issues. Although we’re working to make the Shed more accessible, here’s some things you might need to know about our current situation:

There is a reasonably steep incline to the Shed – in parts, the path has a 1:5 gradient. The gate through to the allotments where the Shed is sited is particularly steep.

We are putting in rails to make it easier for people without wheels who have mobility difficulties, but these are not yet in place. Likewise, we are making benches to enable rest places on route from the car park, which are not yet in place. There is some distance to cover between the car park and the Shed, although members could drive past the Farm’s internal gate if needed.

The Shed itself is pretty basic – picture a back garden shed, but bigger. There are a couple of uneven steps to enter, and there is quite a lot of wood and equipment around, although we do try and keep it fairly tidy.

We often go to the Barn Café at the end of the Friday session. There is a fairly steep incline to the café, the average slope being 1:8.5 and the steepest section 1:7. Again, handrails on both sides of the path are not currently available.

If you would like more information about our current situation and what we’re doing to try and make things better, please contact us on 07961 535 767.

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Email or call 07961 535 767