Clubs & societies
Clubs & societies – November 2023
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Clubs for children
Children's Stage School
Sacred Heart Church, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ.
Tel 07999 428171
The children enjoy a wide range of performing arts skills, including Musical Theatre, Film Making, Dancing, Singing, Recording Music, Street Dance, Drama including Improvisation and Physical Theatre. Saturdays 10am-noon ages 5 to 16. £8 per session, first session free. Girlguiding Nun Bank, Oswaldkirk, York YO62 5XT.
Girlguiding NYNE holds meetings and activities for girls and young women. Rainbows aged 5 to 7 yrs. Brownies aged 7 to 10 yrs. Guides aged 10 to 14 yrs. Rangers aged 14+. Children welcome. Girlguiding offers membership for all girls from age 5 onwards. Accessible. Most meeting places have disabled access. North Yorkshire Scouts 43b Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1HA. Tel 01845 523858
Children welcome. We offer membership to children from age 4 to 17. Parent, baby & toddler group East Thirsk Community Hall, Off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS.
Mon, Wed & Thu 9.15am-11am and Tue 1.15pm-3pm. £2 per session per family. Fun, Play, Music, Painting and more. Parents stay for the activities. From young babies to 3yrs old. Children welcome. Thirsk Beavers/Cubs/Scouts 1st Thirsk Scout Hall, Masonic Lane, Thirsk YO7 1HA.
Providing outdoor adventure and enriching experiences for young people aged 6 - 14 in & around Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
2 Westgate, (rear of Rural Arts), Thirsk YO7 1QS.
Tel 01845 522570
Children's Ballet, Tap Modern and Street dance classes. Musical Theatre classes for children. Adult Choir. Tap and Ballet Classes, yoga classes; also first Wedding Dance lessons. GCSE Dance and A Level Dance. Holiday workshops for children Children welcome. Dance classes Jorvik Dance East Thirsk Community Centre, Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. Tel 07725 478479
Silver Swans ballet for the over 55s (but under 55s also welcome). Tuesday mornings term time only 10-11 a.m. Have fun, get fit, enjoy the profound health benefits and meet people with a passion for life. Accessible. Where needed, attendees able to use walkers and crutches easily. Mowbray Folk Dance Group Methodist Church Hall, North End, Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 01609 775381
A group of people who have fun doing ceilidh and folk dances. We meet on Tuesday nights from September till May from 7.30 until 9.30 pm in the Northallerton Methodist Church Hall. Our volunteer callers lead, giving instruction. Beginners are welcome. You do not need to bring a partner. Under 18s need to be with a responsible adult. Just come along or contact Dee on 01609 775381. Children welcome. Teenagers with parent/guardian Northallerton Caledonian Soc. Zion Hall, High St (opposite M&S), Northallerton. Tel 01609 776025
RSCDS-affiliated Scottish country dance group. Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm (adults). New dancers welcome. No partner required.
Exercise & slimming
Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS.
Tel 07821 588117
Wednesday Yoga. Hatha Yoga 10am-11am, 6pm-7pm and 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Chair Yoga 11.30am-12.15pm North Yorkshire Yoga 45 South End, Osmotherley, Northallerton DL6 3BN. Tel 01609 883293 / 07990 784081
Iyengar Yoga Classes. Every Tuesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm. All abilities from beginners to more experienced students. Help improve stamina, strength, posture and flexibility. Also classes in Osmotherley & Northallerton. Northallerton Leisure Centre Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UZ. Tel 01609 777070
Health & Fitness Gym with the latest in cardiovascular and weight equipment. 25m Leisure Pool with flume, waterfall, waves and geysers. Poolside Sauna. Health & Fitness Studio. Sports Hall. Floodlit pitch. Children welcome. Feature pool. Gym access @ limited times Accessible. Slope into pool via shower chair Pilates Manor Farm, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 4DB. Tel 07887 581364
Online livestream classes for Pilates & Move Well. Classes are individually booked. Pilates classes Sowerby Parochial Hall, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 07984 742395
Pilates Tue 9.30am, Thu 6.30pm, Thu 7.30pm Accessible. Pilates with Lianne Sowerby Parochial Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 07898 352356
Pilates. Adults only: Tuesday 7.05pm, Wednesday 12pm. Child firendly: Thursday 9.20am. Online Zoom only: Saturday 7.45am. Pilates4Life Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01609 748604
Tuesdays at 9.30 and at 10.45am. Slimming World Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS.
Monday 9.30am, 11.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Children welcome. only accompanying adult T'ai Chi Qigong Association Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 523734
Tuesdays 12.45-1.45pm beginners; 2-3pm improvers. Tai Chi North Yorkshire Thirsk Leisure Centre, Chapel St, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 07557 965042
Tai Chi classes, all welcome. Perfect for Mobility, Balance & Gentle exercise. Fridays 11am. Accessible. Take That Step Tel 01609 767241
A free weight loss and healthy lifestyle service which patients can access without a doctor's reference. To apply phone or see the website. Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 01845 522447
25 x 10m main pool, Baby changing facilities, Changing rooms, Disabled access, Fitness studio, Floodlit pitch, Free car parking, Meeting/Activity room, Multi-station gym, Teaching pool. Children welcome. Teaching pool Accessible. Changing places room with hoist, shower & toilet Thirsk Ladies Cycle group Thirsk YO7. Tel 07531 093357
'Ladies who cycle for leisure.' A ladies cycling group that goes at the pace of the slowest. Our aim is to build ladies confidence in cycling whilst also providing opportunities for social riding, for ladies with a range of abilities. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 9.45am in Bliss café, Millgate, Thirsk, and aim to return by 2pm. As we are linked to Cycling UK via North Yorkshire Cycling Touring Club newcomers should become members after three rides. Children welcome. Children under 14 years of age must have parent/carer permission and may need to be accompanied by a parent/carer Accessible. We aim to be inclusive but do sometimes use bridleways. Currently we do not have access to a tandem. Please contact beforehand. Dogs welcome with conditions. Weightwatchers Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG.
Studio workshops, Wednesdays at 9.30am. Sign up online before attending a Workshop. WorkItOut Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07713 156014
Kettlefit. Tue 7.15pm, Wed 9.45am, Thu 7pm. Yoga for All Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Fl, The Flatts,, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 01609 760218
Wednesdays 10.00 - 11.30am Yoga with Alex Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07927 141616
Slow and Gentle Yoga. Mon 5.45 & 7pm. Tue 12.30 & 6.30pm. Thu 10am & 7pm. Fri 9.30pm. To book phone or email. A much gentler yoga practice, suitable for anyone wishing to improve or regain their balance, strength, and mental wellbeing. Each pose will be done slowly and carefully, often done with chair and is adapted to your own ability and feeling of comfort. Yoga with Alex Coronation Hall, Milby, Boroughbridge YO51 9BL. Tel 07927 141616
Hatha Yoga classes. Wed 11am. To book phone or email. My Hatha Yoga classes are friendly and inclusive. I cater for a wide range of abilities. I provide lots of options to help students feel at ease; so they can develop strength and balance in body and mind through their yoga practice. Yoga with Alex Sinderby Village Hall, Sinderby, Thirsk YO7 4JD. Tel 07927 141616
Hatha Yoga classes. Mon 7.30pm & Wed 9.15am. To book phone or email. My Hatha Yoga classes are friendly and inclusive. I cater for a wide range of abilities. I provide lots of options to help students feel at ease; so they can develop strength and balance in body and mind through their yoga practice. Zumba Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07800 794216
Zumba Gold: Tuesdays 11am-11.45am and Thursday 10am-10.45am. Zumba fitness: Monday and Thursday 6pm-7pm.
Aldwark Manor Golf Club & Spa
Aldwark, Alne, York YO61 1UF.
Tel 01347 838146
Children welcome. Accessible. Ampleforth College Golf Club Castle Drive, Gilling East, York YO62 4HP. Tel 01439 788274
9/18 hole golf course for a modest charge Children welcome. Junior golf Dogs welcome with conditions. Bedale Golf Club Leyburn Rd, Bedale DL8 1EZ. Tel 01677 422451
Golf Club welcoming visitors to both the golf course and the restaurant facilities. Children welcome. In restaurant & junior competitions. Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions. Catterick Golf Club Leyburn Rd, Catterick Garrison DL9 3QE. Tel 01748 833268
Green Fees, Visiting Parties, Corporate Golf Days, Golf Membership, Golf Shop, Golf Lessons, Brasserie Restaurant. Children welcome. Junior Membership, Junior Lessons. Accessible. Darlington Golf Club Haughton Grange, Darlington DL1 3JD. Tel 01325 355324
Easingwold Golf Club Stillington Rd, Easingwold, York YO61 3ET. Tel 01347 822474
Easingwold Golf Centre and Club providing 18 hole golf course, coaching and lessons, practice area and driving range for members and visitors along with a cafe bar. Children welcome. Strong junior section (age 6 upwards) Accessible. Fulford (York) Golf Club Limited Heslington Lane, Heslington, York YO10 5DY. Tel 01904 413579
Harrogate Golf Club Forest Lane Head, Harrogate HG2 7TF. Tel 01423 862999
Golf membership, green fees & Golf Days Children welcome. Learning to play for free. Free junior membership for children aged 7 - 11 Accessible. Masham Golf Club Swinton Rd, Masham HG4 4NS. Tel 01765 688054
An attractive mature parkland 9-hole golf course dissected by the River Burn, which welcomes both new members and visitors. Children welcome. Junior Lessons available Richmond (Yorks) Golf Club Bend Hagg, Richmond DL10 5EX. Tel 01748 823231
Ripon City Golf Club Palace Rd, Ripon HG4 3HH. Tel 01765 603640
18 hole golf course with practice facilities. Clubhouse, bar and restaurant open to the public 7 days per week Children welcome. Families welcome. Junior golfing. Accessible. Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club Northallerton Road, Thornton-le-Street, Thirsk YO7 4AB. Tel 01845 525115
Children welcome. Junior Lessons Junior Members UK Foot Golf Skelton Park, Shipton Road, Skelton, York YO30 1XW. Tel 01904 470549 / 0800 689 9552
Children welcome. For family young and old Accessible. Including motor scooters Wensleydale Golf Ltd Akebar Park, Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY. Tel 01677 450201 ext 1
Accessible. York Golf Club Lords Moor Lane, Strensall, York YO32 5XF. Tel 01904 491840
18 Hole Golf Course. Accessible. York Golf Range Towthorpe Moor Lane, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST. Tel 01904 499275
The premier golf practice and learning facility in the York area. 18 Bay floodlit driving range with automated tees, 9 hole pay and play golf course, 9 hole Footgolf course and Crazy Golf. Children welcome. Crazy golf, junior club hire Accessible. All ground level with access to shop, cafe, reception and golf range. Disabled toilet and parking space. Crazy Golf not wheelchair friendly. Dogs welcome with conditions.
14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ.
Tel 01845 527707
The members all share an interest in local history. Even when the museum is closed, the society is busy organising year-round events and providing the support on which the museum depends for its success. Children welcome. Must be accompanied Accessible. Ground floor rooms accessible.
Cathedral Concert Society
Holy Trinity Church, Ripon HG4 2EY.
Tel 01765 635244
Concerts take place once a month from October to March, usually on Mondays and start at 7.30. Refreshments are available during the interval. Children welcome. Accessible. Prior notification appreciated. Community Singers Sowerby Methodist Church Hall, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7.
Thirsk & Sowerby Community Singers is an informal choir. There is no need to read music and there are no auditions; everyone is welcome to come along to our friendly, informal singing group. Meets Wednesdays 7pm-9pm. De Mowbray Music Thirsk YO7 1JN.
Founded in 2020 by Benjamin Ellin and Emily Taylor as a way to build on the already vast array of arts in this thriving area, and ensure music is at the forefront of the local conscience. The community is at the heart of everything we do, and through our work we bring together and connect individuals from all walks of life to produce high-quality and inspiring performances across an abundance of genres. Children welcome. Performance opportunities Accessible. Mowbray Singers Sowerby Methodist Church, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JQ.
We are a chamber choir who enjoy singing both sacred and secular music, spanning a wide range of eras and composers, from Bach to Seiber, Handel to Vaughan Williams and all stops in between. We rehearse weekly and perform regularly in a variety of venues in the local area. Accessible. Rehearsal space on one level, more details available on enquiry. Music at Junction 50 St James Church, Wide Howe Lane, Baldersby St James, Thirsk YO7 4PE. Tel 01765 640624
Stages classical music concerts featuring young professional performers of the highest quality. Children welcome. Free entrance to under 18s for all concerts Accessible. N York Fire Pipe Band Fire Station, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1PU. Tel 07526 809381
Meet every Tuesday night in Thirsk Fire Station 6.00-9.30pm. Come if you play bagpipes or drums or if you are a musician who fancies learning. All ages welcome. North Yorkshire Chorus Methodist Church Hall, 73 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG.
Warmly welcomes new singing members. We rehearse on Saturday afternoons (generally every other week, but sometimes consecutive weeks) from 2pm to 4.15pm, with a break in the summer. Northallerton Male Voice Choir Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG.
Northallerton Musical Theatre Sacred Heart Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. Tel 01609 770936
Music rehearsals are normally held on Friday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Sacred Heart Church Hall, Northallerton. We move on to floor rehearsals on other weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Detailed rehearsal schedules mean that not everyone is required at all rehearsals until nearer to the show date. Ripon Choral Society Ripon Cathedral, Ripon HG4 1QS.
A friendly community choir of 170 singing members which meets on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm, at St John's Church, Sharow. New members are always welcome Children welcome. Young people (with parents) are welcome to join - please make enquiries in advance to the Secretary Accessible. Parking opposite the Church which is now accessible. Sowerby Music St. Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 01845 597058
Sowerby Music runs 'Music For Life', an outreach programme for primary and special schools in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire. It originated with the society’s aspiration ‘to encourage a life long love of music within our young people’. It is the largest and longest running programme of its kind in the country to be organised by a music society. St Cecilia Orchestra Ripon Cathedral HG4 1QT, Holy Trinity Church HG4 2ES, Ripon. Tel 01765 602856
One of the UK's leading non-professional orchestras. At its most spectacular it is an exceptionally fine and very large symphony orchestra, often working with top class international soloists. However, it also operates as a chamber orchestra, giving smaller concerts in a variety of venues. The players (a mix of professionals, semi-pros, teachers, students amateurs and talented schoolchildren) come from all over the north of England. Strings Attached Thirsk YO7.
String concerts by good amateurs. Conductor Trevor Wilson. The Cod Beck Ceilidh Band Burrator, Bagby Lane, Bagby, Thirsk YO7 2PF. Tel 07714 263558
Thirsk RBL Band Knayton Village Hall, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AS. Tel 07413 430503
Tuesdays 6.30-9.30pm. Children welcome. Learn to play an instrument Accessible. Thirsk Sinfonia St Oswald's Church, Front St, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 07981 819766
The first (that we can find) full sized orchestra in the market town of Thirsk. Thirsk Sinfonia aims to give both musicians performing and the audience a varied and challenging repertoire of classical music that will be interesting and enjoyable to all ages. We welcome string players who'd like to come along and play and we also have occasional vacancies for wind players. Please email. Accessible. There is disabled access to St Oswald's Church and space at the rear of the church for motorised equipment. U3A Music appreciation Sowerby Parochial Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG.
3rd Tuesday of the month from 2.30pm to 4pm Accessible. Scooters are not a problem.
public transport provider
Friends of Moorsbus
4 Foundry Cottages, Wrelton, Pickering YO18 8PF.
Tel 01751 477216
We are passengers and supporters who have come together to form Friends of Moorsbus and the Moorsbus Community Interest Company. We are dedicated to building up a public transport network of routes into, from, around, and near to The North York Moors. Accessible. No mobility scooters Dogs welcome
Social & hobbies
Bedale Archaeology & Hist. Soc
Bedale DL8 1EQ.
In normal circumstances we meet in Bedale Hall at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month except in January (2nd Tuesday) and August (no meeting). The annual subscription is £12 (free for those in full-time education). New members are very welcome and non-members may attend for £3 (those in full-time education free). Speakers include professional archaeologists and historians and experienced amateurs. We organise visits to local places of archaeological and historical interest and carry out research into topics of mainly local and regional interest, with site visits and many opportunities for fieldwork. We have links with other societies - local, national and international. As of 2022 we have a combination of face-to-face and Zoom meetings, the former held in Bedale Hall. Email for details. Accessible. Cleveland Family History Soc. Cleveland.
Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Durham Family History Society Coxwold Local History Society Coxwold, York YO61 4AD.
Coxwold and its immediate locality has had people of endeavour and character shape its physical nature and culture over centuries...its buildings, roads, pathways, and traditions all contribute to our local style. Our aim is to present and communicate Coxwold’s vibrant history and make it more accessible to all comers. Its history is not the content of textbooks covering national and international issues: it is in many ways far more interesting, since it relates directly to us! Craft & chat group Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL8 3SN. Tel 01609 774325
Craft and Chat Group - A Craft Group that meets every Tuesday afternoon between 1pm and 4 pm. Everyone welcome - lots of different Craft opportunities, equipment and patterns available, special projects you can join in if you want each month. Great place to socialise and meet new friends, everyone welcome from surrounding area cost £2 includes Cakes and Tea. Need more information? - please phone or email. Children welcome. Age 6+ who are able to do crafts. Accessible. Darrowby & Dist. Riding Club Northallerton Equestrian Ctr., Yafforth, Northallerton DL7 0PQ. Tel 07778 489311
A small friendly Riding Club in Thirsk affiliated to the British Horse Society. Helps members improve their riding and horse care skills and gives opportunity to compete in BHS Riding Club competitions. Freegle, Northallerton/ Thirsk
French classes Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522342
10-week French evening class courses. For Post GCSE at Rural Arts in Thirsk on Thursdays 7-9pm. For 'almost' beginners at Rural Arts in Thirsk on Mondays 2-4pm For details of when the courses are running, please email Accessible. Wheelchair ramp & lift. Hillside Gardens & Social Club Knayton Village Hall, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AZ. Tel 07989 265525
Meet in Knayton Village Hall at 7.30pm on third Wednesday of month with speakers on gardens & plants. May-Aug are visits to gardens in North Yorkshire. No meeting in December. Accessible. Disabled facilities, e.g. toilets & wide doors Meet up Thirsk.
An online directory of groups in and around Thirsk. Neighbours getting together to learn something, do something, share something ... Mowbray Probus Club Royal British Legion, 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 525771
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am. We start with coffee and biscuits, followed by a short business meeting, and then listen to an external speaker on a topic of interest. This is followed by social time together in the bar. We also have a Christmas lunch for family and guests, and a summer outing. Visitors are welcome. N Yorks County Record Office Malpas Road, Northallerton DL7 8TB. Tel 01609 777585
We collect, conserve and make available local and family history records for North Yorkshire dating from the 12th to the 21st century. Please contact us to make an appointment before visiting. Bookings can be made by telephone, email, post or in person. Accessible. N'ton Life Drawing & Art Group Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 07845 907756
Meet Fridays 7pm during term times. £40 per eight week term. Booking essential. Accessible. National Women's Register Northallerton. Tel 01603 407003/ 01609 778108
Northallerton is the local branch of an international organisation of women's discussion groups. Informal, regular discussion meetings are held in members' homes with other activities such as walking, supper club, lunches, coffee, cultural outings available. More details from website. Northallerton Camera Club Methodist Church Hall, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2QT. Tel 07984 421306
The club has, with breaks during WWII, met continuously since its inauguration in 1933 and its members enjoy a dynamic programme with an interesting and varied series of events each season. The season runs from September to April with 4 outings to named locations during the summer. Every Monday evening is a pleasant social occasion, even the AGM, at which members can enjoy the programmed event for the evening and e.g. share tips and experiences on all aspects of photography. Accessible. mobility scooters could be problematical. Northallerton Local Hist. Soc. Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. Tel 07566 770625
Provides a monthly talk on the second Tuesday of each month and summer outings for members. Promotes research into local history - Northallerton & District. Accessible. Northallerton Men’s Shed Northallerton DL6. Tel 07773 863163
The idea: The Shed can be whatever you want; woodworking to model railways to basket weaving! Perhaps you will just use it as a place to meet and chat. Potential members and people who could help get the project established by making the premises aleady acquired ready for use as The Northallerton Men's Shed are needed. If you are interested please phone. Northallerton Probus Club Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Northallerton DL8 8EG.
Meet on the 1st Tuesday in each month: 9.30 am for coffee and the meeting commences at 10 am. Located in the Cottage Meeting Room at the rear of the Church Hall. Accessible. Northallerton Rotary Club c/o Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2XF. Tel 07761 072860
Meet on Fridays at 12.00pm at the Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2XF. We are always keen for new members. Female or Male. Accessible. NY East Federation of WIs WI House, Front St, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. Tel 01845 522415
Accessible. Contact for information Royal British Legion 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 523184
Children welcome. Large beer garden to play in. Accessible. Limited Dogs welcome with conditions. Sowerby Womens Institute Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 07523 094595
We meet on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm at Sowerby Parochial Hall. Each month we have a guest speaker on a wide variety of topics. After the speaker we have refreshments and the opportunity to chat with other members. We also have sub groups that meet monthly too. New members and visitors are always welcome. Accessible. Accessible for mobility scooters and wheelchairs. The Arts Society, Hambleton The Solberge Hall Hotel, Newby Wiske, Northallerton DL7 9ER. Tel 01845 537503
The Arts Society Hambleton encourages appreciation of, and interest in, all aspects of decorative and fine arts. Enthusiastic local society, programme of lectures, study days, visits, & volunteering opportunities. Meets first Tuesday of the month (September to June) with the lecture starting at 1.45pm. Members requiring lunch are requested to contact Solberge Hall Hotel (tel. 01609 779191) by 6pm the day before the lecture. Accessible. Portable ramps available but useful to inform the hotel ahead of time. The Hardy Plant Society Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton DL7 9.
Meetings are at 7.30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September to May (excluding December) at the Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton, DL7 9RL (map) (on the A684 about half-way between the A1 and Northallerton). The Thirsk Wombles Thirsk YO7.
A group set up to specifically tackle litter. We meet for our community pick in Northallerton on the last Sunday of every month just before 2pm. Location confirmed beforehand on social media. We meet in Thirsk at 2pm on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Thirkleby Local History Soc. Thirkleby Parish Hall, Mill Lane, Thirkleby, Thirsk YO7 2AT. Tel 01845 501365
2pm on 4th Thursday of each month. September to May inclusive. Lifts available from all around the area, including Easingwold. Thirlby Local History Group Thirlby Village Hall, Thirlby, Thirsk YO7 2DJ. Tel 01845 597077
Usually meets at 7.30pm on the third Monday monthly. No membership but a charge of £3 per meeting. 1 or 2 outings each summer and a festive supper in December. Accessible. Thirsk & Carlton Miniott W.I. Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS.
The W.I. provides women with fun and friendship, plus the chance to learn new skills, get involved within the community and take part in a wide range of activities. Thirsk & Carlton Miniott W.I. meet at Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk once a month. If you're interested in joining us, please come along for a complimentary visit - contact Alison by email. Thirsk & Sowerby Institute Flatts Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 522207
A large beer garden which is next door to our local play park so while your relaxing on a beautiful Yorkshire summer's day with drink in hand, your child can also be entertained burning of their extra energy! On race days what a perfect place to stop for a drink before your race meet. (Only a 5 minutes walk away to the track). Thirsk Bridge Club Orchid House, Acacia Drive, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1GT. Tel 01845 523582
The club meets at 7.00pm (for 7.15 Start) each Tuesday. Visitors are always sure of a friendly welcome. An evening of Bridge is £2.50 for members, and £3.50 for non-members (SIM Pairs are extra). Tea/Coffee is available. Free Parking. Accessible. Ramp & car parking Thirsk Friends of the Earth YO7.
See facebook.com/FriendsoftheEarthThirsk for latest news. Thirsk Ladies Club Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522819
Meet new people in a friendly place. Try out new experiences and have fun, you will be most welcome. Speakers, outings, visits to a theatre - something of interest each month. We meet in the annexe of Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, 12 months a year. The cost of the membership is £36 Jan to Dec, payable in January each year (or pro-rata). Visitors £3 per meeting. You may come twice in a year before being asked to join. Thirsk Model Club Pine view, Thornton-le-Street, Thirsk YO7 4DS. Tel 01845 523379
We are a flying model club with approximately 40 members currently. Our flying field is near Newsham. Most of our members fly fixed wing models powered by IC engines or electric motors. One of our members runs an indoor model flying night at the parochial hall Sowerby on a Friday night once a month. Accessible. Thirsk Model Railway Club Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 578273
Meet on the third Monday of every month from 7.30 onwards at Sowerby Parochial Church Hall. Accessible. Thirsk Rotary Club Greenways, Long Street, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RW.
Meet on most Tuesdays at 6.30pm for 7.00pm, check venue on website or by phone. Registered charity who organise a range of community projects. Also support young and old here and abroad. New members/interested parties welcome Thirsk Yarnbombers All over Thirsk, Thirsk YO7. Tel 01845 526943
Hundreds of people knitting and crotcheting to decorate the town, often with weird and wonderful creations. We can't have too many helpers so if anyone wants to knit we won't turn them away. Finished items can be left at the Ewe and Yarn wool shop in Millgate Thirsk. Regular knitting, crocheting & nattering meetings held in Shire House Barn, 137 Long St. Thirsk on Mondays 7pm-9pm, & Wednesdays in Sowerby Methodist Church Schoolroom 10am-noon. U3A Northallerton The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP.
Learning and exercise for pleasure.. There is no accreditation, no validation, no assessments and no qualifications. We offer a wide programme of activities from Monday to Friday, most weeks of the year and you can do as many or as few as you wish. Accessible. We hold most groups in the Forum, Northallerton plus a monthly Speakers' Meeting. U3A Thirsk Parochial Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523945
Thirsk U3A meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Parochial Hall in Sowerby. The meeting starts at 10.00am for a 10-15am start. After notices and announcements we have an interesting speaker each month. Visitors are welcome to attend twice before joining. To join a group you must be a member. Accessible.
Easingwold Town AFC
Bull Hill, Stillington Rd, Easingwold, York YO61 3FA.
Tel 07929 122683
Senior, Junior and Ladies football. Accessible. Hambleton Paddlers Canoe Club Thirsk.
Meets at Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre, Thirsk. Aims to introduce anyone to the pleasures of kayaking and canoeing in a safe environment. Helmsley OpenAir Swimming Pool Baxtons Sprunt, Helmsley, York YO62 5HT. Tel 01439 326008
Yorkshire’s only 25m heated open air pool. Open during mid-Jun to early Sep. Children welcome. Fun sessions Accessible. Hoist available for disabled clients to enter the pool. Limited access for wheelchairs. Changing facilities and toilets unsuitable for disabled users. Suggest arriving ‘pool ready’. Leake Tennis Club Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AX. Tel 01845 537199
3 tennis courts providing an excellent playing surface all year round. Club times Wednesday morning 10am and Sunday 10am (all year). Strong commitment to developing junior members. Match play. Coaching opportunities for all ages and abilities. Children welcome. Junior Coaching during summer term. Junior League Matches Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions. North'ton Indoor Bowling Club The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 774735
Thursday, 12.45pm to 3.45pm. £3.50 per session + joining fee of £10 (but your first session is FREE!). A social afternoon of indoor carpet bowling with the benefit of gentle exercise, light competition and companionship. Accessible. Participants need to have reasonable mobility as some lifting and bending is involved. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate severely disabled participants as we are all pretty old ourselves and cannot provide much physical assistance! Rainton Cricket Club Carr Lane, Rainton, Thirsk YO7 3PS.
The club runs an adult team in each of divisions 4 and 8 of the Theakston Nidderdale Cricket League and a Wednesday evening team in the Harrogate and District Cricket League. It also has a growing junior section that it was started in 2017 that practices from 6pm on a Monday evening during the season. The club will be entering an under 11 eight a side team (years 5 and 6) and also an under 13 (years 7 and 8) eight a side teams in the Kettlewell Fuels Nidderdale Junior Cricket League again in 2023. The under 9s will play some friendly matches. Children welcome. Sowerby Flatts Bowls Club The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 07766 208670
A small, friendly and successful club of about 40 members taking part in two local bowling leagues in North Yorkshire, JSW and Galtres. Open from end April through to September, new players of any age as well as seasoned bowlers are all welcome. U18's male and female are encouraged to come along and have a go. Everyone is welcome to come along, situated on The Flatts, Sowerby with social bowling taking place on Tuesdays from 6.30pm onwards. Children welcome. welcome but need to be accompanied by parent/guardian. Dogs welcome with conditions. Swaledale Outdoor Club 17 New Road, Richmond DL10 4QS.
Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, Cycling, Mountain biking, Skiing and Walking. In all activities standards range from novice to expert. Beginners and new members welcome. Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers Sowerby Sports Village, Inspiration Way, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1GU. Tel 01845 526550
Not sure a running club is for you? We cater for all running abilities – from those who want to build up to run a 5k distance to those who want to improve their marathon times and beyond, both on or off road, offering support and encouragement to get you running and keep you running! Thirsk Athletics Club Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP.
Thirsk Athletic Sports and Social Club is alongside Thirsk Racecourse along Newsham Road. It is the home of the town's major sports clubs, including Thirsk Cricket Club, Thirsk Bowls Club, Thirsk Rugby Club, Thirsk Tennis Club, Thirsk Squash Club and Thirsk Hockey Club. Thirsk Bowling Club Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 522711
Lawn bowls - practice, club play (leagues) competitions and social bowling. All welcome. Children welcome. Coaching given Accessible. Adapted walking sticks available. No wheelchairs or mobility scooters on green. Thirsk Bowmen Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3PG. Tel 01845 501050
Open access all year round for members only.GNAS members please contact either of the telephone numbers for information Thirsk Cricket Club Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07761 669434
Adult Section: Thirsk CC runs 3 senior teams each playing competitive matches on Saturday afternoons. The 1st XI plays in Division 1 of the York & District Senior Cricket League in the ECB Yorkshire Premier League North. The 2nd & 3rd XIs play in Division 5 and Division 7 respectively of the Nidderdale and District Amateur Cricket League. Thirsk CC also operates a T20 XI which plays on Wednesday evening in the Pilmoor Evening Cricket League. Juniors Section: Thirsk CC welcomes juniors of all ages and offers a fun and inclusive playing environment for all. Thirsk CC operates hardball cricket teams at U11, U15 & U19 age groups. Thirsk CC also offers softball cricket via the ECB All Stars programme for 5-8 year olds and the ECB Dynamos programme for 8-11 year olds. Children welcome. Programmes for 5-8 and 8-11 year olds Accessible. Thirsk Falcons FC Sowerby Sports Village, Inspiration Way, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1GU. Tel 01609 711651
Thirsk Falcons, now a FA Community Charter Standard Club, provides a balance of quality football for all ages and gender with a desire to succeed at a semi-professional level. Children welcome. Junior football Thirsk Hockey Club Thirsk Senior School Astro, Gravel Hole Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1RZ. Tel 01845 440729 / 07786 587801
Men's and women's senior & junior sections. Thirsk Floodlit Astro, entrance off Gravel Hole Lane, Sowerby Children welcome. We encourage children of age groups from 6 upwards. Thirsk Karate Dojo BSKA Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 07427 918382 / 07564 347745
Every Wednesday 6.30pm-7.30pm teaching Karate the safe and correct way, ages 6 to adult. Facebook ThirskKarateDojoBSKA. Children welcome. Thirsk Rugby Football Club c/o Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07736 053776
We run junior sides from tots to Colts on Sundays and a men's team which plays on Saturdays. Seniors training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Rd. Children welcome. Girls & boys aged 3 to 17 Accessible. Thirsk Squash Club Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07790 340837
Located next to Thirsk Athletic Club. The well-established club has 2 recently renovated courts and can offer members of any skill level and experience a great place to train, compete, learn & develop their skills. Thirsk Squash Club has teams competing in regional club competitions and offers internal league matches . Thirsk Tennis Club Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01423 360863
This club and the courts are for members only. Please contact if you are interested in joining. Thirsk White Horse Swim Team Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Ctr., Chapel St, Thirsk YO7 1LU.
A friendly club, run by volunteers, catering for swimmers from stage 7 or equivalent. We train at Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre pool, and members ranging from six years old to adult. We aim to provide a high standard of coaching and teaching, to train swimmers to compete at League, County, Regional and National level, but also for fitness and recreation. The club has Swim Mark status, which is means we are accredited by Swim England Children welcome. Take your swimming to the next level, with competitions for all standards of swimmer Accessible. Please contact us if you are a paraswimmer, to discuss whether we are able to meet your needs Thornton-le Moor Cricket Club Main Street, Thornton-le Moor, Thirsk DL7 9DW.
Yorkshire Gliding Club Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01845 597237
Viewing area open to the public. Cafe currently closed. First flights with prior notice, gift vouchers available. Children welcome. Lounge with children's toys. Accessible. Wheelchairs limited to ground floor. Dogs welcome with conditions.
A small, welcoming group who regularly put on productions in and around Northallerton, North Yorkshire, and enter drama festivals in the local area. An active social calendar, including theatre visits, pub quizzes, meals out and treasure hunts. Ripon Theatre Festival The Operatic Hall, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LU.
We run a five-day summer festival packed with theatre, puppetry, storytelling, dance, comedy and street entertainment. Our events take place both indoors and outdoors, some ticketed, but many free. Children welcome. Many of our events are for families and children. Accessible. The majority of our events are in venues which are accessible to wheelchairs.
Boroughbridge Library, 17 St James Square, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9AR.
A local group of volunteers and walking enthusiasts committed to promoting, sharing and developing our super walks in the Lower Ure Valley. Organisors of The Boroughbridge Easter Walking festival Dogs welcome with conditions. Dales Walking Group (Singles) 2 Cure Hill, Oakworth BD22 0RF. Tel 07929 298860
Regular monthly walks of varying lengths, mainly Dales area for single people mainly over 50 Hambleton Strollers Northallerton DL7. Tel 07514 240227
Weekly led walks round Thirsk (and also in the other main towns of Hambleton District). Anyone can join, but we especially welcome the over 50s, those with health risks such as heart disease/high blood pressure, people with inactive lifestyles, people recovering from health problems and needing simple exercise, people who think they would be too slow to join a normal walking group and those who would just like some company for walking. Walks are usually about an hour with half hour starter walks available and are on good level footpaths around the towns and on surrounding field paths when weather conditions allow. We move at a pace brisk enough for individuals to feel an increased heart rate and faster breathing. We never leave anyone behind and if you cannot walk and talk we say you are walking too fast. Thirsk walks start at 10.30am on a Wednesday, often with refreshments afterwards. See the Walking for Health website or our leaflet to find out more details. North Yorkshire Walkers 50 De Lacy Road, Northallerton DL7 8WD. Tel 07938 998809
Regular Sunday walks of varying lengths. If you are looking for a friendly local walking and hiking group, we would love to meet you! Most of our current members live in or around Northallerton, Thirsk, Brompton, Leyburn and the Richmond area, but we also welcome other walkers in North Yorkshire from further afield. Northallerton Ramblers
Northallerton Ramblers pride themselves on their friendliness and welcoming attitude to new members. You are welcome to walk with them before you join so that you can be sure that you are happy with our approach to walking. We organise weekly walks, of varying lengths, throughout the year, mostly on Thursdays together with some trips and social events. They are the local group of the Walking Charity “Ramblers” which campaigns on access issues. The Northallerton Group “looks after” the paths in most of Hambleton on behalf of Ramblers. Northallerton Striders Northallerton. Tel 01609 766829
A walking group set up to provide regular walks of about five miles. We target people who can walk but don't, either because they are worried about getting lost, they are not sure it is safe, or they just want somebody to walk with and talk to. Our walks may start in town, but are more likely to start in one of the local villages or at a country pub or tea shop. Wherever possible we aim to plan walks based on bus stops to accommodate those people who do not drive, but even more important is we plan walks to end at a tea shop or pub, where we can sit around and chat for half an hour before heading for home. U3A Thirsk & Sowerby