How it works

To get started, simply sign up for a one-month free trial of Premium membership (normally £9.99 a month) - no card details required.

Once you've created your account you'll be able to explore our full selection of live online classes, talks and workshops, enjoy talks and classes at your leisure with our on-demand events and discover daily articles, written by members.

You'll also have the opportunity to book a welcome session with a member of our Community Team who can show you around and help you make the most of your membership!

With Premium membership (£9.99 a month) you can...

Join a wide variety of live online events every month

Enjoy classes at your leisure with on-demand events

Read new interviews, features and stories with our daily articles

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General information

  • What is The Joy Club?

    The Joy Club is an online community that brings people together over shared interests and provides inspiration for a joyful retirement.

    Members can try something new at a wide variety of live online classes, talks and workshops, enjoy classes at their leisure with on-demand events and discover a broad selection of daily articles, written by members.

    Whether you’d like to learn a new skill, work on your fitness or settle in to read our latest interview – there’s something to bring you joy at The Joy Club.

  • Can anyone become a member?

    Membership of The Joy Club is available to those living in the UK who have entered retirement or semi-retirement. As events and activities at The Joy Club all take place online, you will need to have access to the Internet in order to enjoy member benefits.

  • What events do you have?

    Members enjoy access to a wide variety of live classes, talks and workshops, including:

    • Tai Chi and Qigong
    • Solo dancing
    • Pilates
    • Chair Yoga
    • Creative writing class
    • Watercolour class
    • Live concerts
    • Mindfulness sessions
    • Listening ear support group
    • Face Yoga
    • Expert talks from historians, health professionals and academics

    … and much more!

  • What are on-demand events?

    Our members have busy lives. Not everyone can make it to our live online events at the scheduled time – sometimes grandparenting duties, social calls, appointments or other commitments get in the way. On-demand events enable members to catch up on classes at their leisure.

  • What can I expect from your articles?

    We publish a wide range of articles, exclusive to members of The Joy Club. What’s it like to care for a partner with dementia? Where are the best holiday destinations on a budget? What are the ‘love languages’ and how do they help? Members can discover all this and much more with our daily articles.

  • How do I become a member?

    You can become a member in just a couple of minutes. Simply:

    • Sign up for your one-month free trial of Premium membership (no card details required)
      • Explore our live online events and book your place
      • Enjoy classes at your leisure with on-demand events
      • Read new interviews, features and stories from our daily articles
    • Discover something new with The Joy Club!

Payment information

  • How much does it cost?

    Premium membership costs just £9.99 a month and you get a one-month free trial when you sign up – no card details required!

  • Do I have to provide my card details up front?

    No – we don’t do that!

  • Can I share my membership with a friend or partner?

    Your membership is just for you, so please don’t share your login details, links to live online events or promotional codes with anyone else. However, we would love you to recommend The Joy Club to anyone who you think might enjoy membership (so long as they have entered retirement, have Internet access and are based in the UK). If you share your unique referral code, then both you and your recommendee will earn a free month of Premium membership of The Joy Club, PLUS we’ll plant a tree when they become a member!

  • Are you going to spam me with emails?

    We’ll send you a few emails to help you get set up when you join. Our members enjoy our weekly emails where we share inspiration for new activities and exciting member updates BUT if you would like to opt out of emails then you can do so at any time.

  • What if I want to cancel?

    You are free to cancel your membership with The Joy Club at any time. We won’t ask for your card details up front, so if you cancel your membership during your free Premium trial then no payment will be taken. If you cancel your membership after providing card details then no further payments will be taken.

  • When will my payment be taken?

    As a Premium member, your £9.99 monthly membership payment will be taken on the same day each month. For example, if you sign up for your free Premium trial on 5th November, then your first membership payment will be taken on 5th December (if you’ve provided your card details). The next membership payment will be taken automatically on 5th January, and so on.

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