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– September 2014

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animal rehoming

Blue Cross

Parklands, Station Road, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3SE. Tel 0300 777 1540

Thirsk rehoming centre. cats and dogs looking for loving homes.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue

Catton, Thirsk YO7 4SG. Tel 01845 567456

Our aim is to find the right home for each dog in our care.

Children & young people

Bumps and Babes

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG.

Exercise classes for pregnant & new mums. Mon 10-11am ??3

Football Tots

East Thirsk Community Hall, off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. Tel 01765 620374

Runs in Thirsk and Ripon, Soccer specific physical play programme for boys and girls from 2 to 5 years old. Children welcome. Great fun way to spend time together with your child

Girl Guides

Tel 07900 144079

Sowerby Scout & Guide hut

Little Ark Club

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Tel 01609 761161

Parent and toddler group, meets Tuesdays 10 - 11.30am during term time


43b Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1HA. Tel 01845 523858

On line form to join Beavers, cubs or scouts at Children welcome. Accessible.

Thirsk Clock

Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 524494

Youth centre & Youth cafe

Thirsk/Swby Children's Centre

Tel 01609 533068

Main site, Thirsk community Primary School, also Sowerby Primary School & Alanbrooke Barracks.Pre schools activities


25 Dance Club Northallerton

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. Tel 01609 772613

Old Time & Sequence dancing. 1st Tuesday & 3rd Saturday of the month 7.30-10.30pm. Open to all. Accessible.

Ballroom, Latin, sequence

Brompton Village Hall,. Tel 01609 776638

Monday 8 - 9pm ??5, beginners welcome

Ballroom, Latin, sequence

Bedale Hall,. Tel 01609 776638

Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm beginners, 8.30-9.30pm intermediate ??5

Butterfly School of Dance

2A Castlegate, Thirsk YO7 1HL. Tel 01845 522570

Children's Ballet, Tap and Modern.Adult Tap and Ballet Classes are also available, as are Wedding Dance Lessons, GCSE Dance and A Level Dance. Children welcome. Dance classes

Line dancing

Thirsk British Legion, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01748 822248

Mondays 12.30-2.30pm & 7.30-9.30pm

Line dancing

South Otterington Village Hall,. Tel 7903925826

Wednesday 8-10pm ??3

Modern sequence dancing

Womans Insitute Hall, Romanby, Northallerton DL7 8BL. Tel 01609 770398/01845 522207

Mondays 8-10.30pm

Mowbray Folk Dance Group

Methodist Church Hall, North End, Northallerton. Tel 01609 775381

Meet in Northallerton Methodist Church Hall, Tues 7.30 - 9.30pm Sept - May Children welcome. teenagers with parent/guardian

Northallerton Caledonian Soc.

Zion Hall, High St (opposite M&S), Northallerton.

RSCDS-affiliated Scottish country dance group. Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm (adults).


Tel 07976 067984

Courses run in different venues, ring for information


French classes

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522342

Beginners class for those who want atmosphere. Wed 24 Sep 14 2.30-4.30pm for 9 weeks £77, concessions £72. Post-GCSE or just to update your French in a friendly class without exams and pressure. Thu 25 Sep 14 7-9pm for 9 weeks £77, concessions £72.

Learn Direct in N'ton College

159-160, High Street, Swainby, Northallerton DL7 8JZ. Tel 01609 777550

Workers Educational Asscn

Tel 01845 22762

Yorkshire Young Musicians

POB 127, Thirsk YO7 2WX. Tel 01845 597627

YYM provides advanced training for exceptionally talented young musicians aged between 8 and 18 within the Yorkshire and Humber region. Children welcome.

Exercise & slimming

Age UK North Yorkshire

Gillings Court, Thirsk YO7 1SZ. Tel 01609 771624

Extend: Gentle Exercise to Music for the over 60's and less able people of all ages. Every Tuesday 2pm-3.30pm. £2.50 per session including Tea & Biscuits.

Bokwa fitness

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk.

The lastest fitness sensation. Tuesdays 7-8pm. £5 per session.

Hambleton Leisure Centre

Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UZ. Tel 01609 777070

Leisure Pool, Zest Health & Fitness Gym, Sports Hall.

Helmsley Open Air Pool

Baxtons Lane, Helmsley YO62 5BH. Tel 07772 395368

Open during Jun-Sep only Children welcome.

Over 50's Exercise Class

The Orchards, Orchard Grove, Brompton,. Tel 01609 771624

Fortnightly sessions Friday 2.30-3.30pm £2 per session. Run in conjunction with Age UK North Yorkshire

Over 60's exercise class

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 07970 218002

Mon 2-3pm £2.50


Thornton le Beans,. Tel 01609 774325

In village hall, Mondays weekly 1.30-2.30pm, Wednesdays fortnightly 6.30-7.30pm. £4


Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front St., Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 07887 581364

Small group classes and private tuition in Pilates and Nordic Walking. Cardio Tennis classes available seasonally. Instructor with therapy qualifications.


Northallerton, Bedale and Thirsk areas,. Tel 01609 748604

Classes in Nortallerton, Scruton, Sowerby, Sutton

Slimming World

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 0844 892 0400

Monday 5.30pm & 7.30pm.

Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre

Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 01845 522447

Swimming Pool, Zest Health & Fitness gym.

Thirsk Gym & Fitness Centre

2 Castlegate, Thirsk YO7 1HL. Tel 07595 183555 / 01845 525220

Mon-Fri 6.30am-10am & 3pm-10pmSat 9am-2pmSun 10am-2pm

T'ai Chi

Thirsk Leisure Centre, Chapel St, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 07557 965042

Tai Chi classes for beginners: Mon - South Otterington village hall 8pm. Tue - Thirsk Leisure Centre - 10am. Wed - Osmotherley village hall 10.30am. Thu - Hambleton Leisure C 10.30am.

T'ai Chi Qigong

South Kilvington,. Tel 01845 525020

South Kilivingto Primary School Thurs 7-8pm £5

T'ai Chi Qigong

Parochial Church Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 01845 525020

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Mon 6.30 -7.30pm £5. Exercise to retain and improve flexibility, balance, co-ordination, control. Aids relaxation and concentration. Gentle and slow moving with the breath. Standing meditation, repetitive exercises, whole body warm-up and working on a form. Accessible.

T'ai Chi Qigong

Sutton,. Tel 01845 525020.

Sutton Village Hall Thurs 2.30-3.30pm £5

T'ai Chi Qigong Association

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 527205 / 577976


Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS.

Tuesdays 10am and 6pm. Children welcome. 10-16 year olds can join if accompanied and with doctor's letter. Accessible.


Tel 07906 652669

Classes take place on Tuesday, 12.15am ??? 1.30pm Springhill Court, Easingwold

Yoga (Iyengar)

Friends Meeting House, 24 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01609 883293 / 07990 784081

Iyengar Yoga Classes. Every Tuesday 8-9pm. All abilities from beginners to more experienced students. Help improve stamina, strength, posture and flexibility. Also classes in Osmotherley & Northallerton.

Zumba fitness

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk. Tel 01845 526536

Every Mon & Thu 6-7pm. £5 per session.

Zumba fitness

Sessay Village Hall, Sessay, Thirsk.

Wednesdays 6.15-7.15pm. £5 per session.

Zumba Gold

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS.

Tuesdays 11am-11.45am. £4 per session.

Zumba Gold

Daklton Village Hall, Dalton, Thirsk.

Wednesdays 10-10.45am. £4 per session.

Zumba Gold

Sessay Village Hall, Sessay, Thirsk.

Fridays 10-10.45am. £4 per session.


Aldwark Manor Golf Club & Spa Hotel

Aldwark, Alne, York YO61 1UF. Tel 01347 838146

Ampleforth College Golf Club

Castle Drive, Oswaldkirk, Gilling East, York YO62 4HP. Tel 01439 788274

9/18 hole Green Fees - Honesty Box Accessible. No buggies

Bedale Golf Club

Leyburn Rd, Bedale DL8 1EZ. Tel 01677 422451

Blackwell Grange Golf Club

Snipe Lane, Blackwell, Darlington DL2 2SA. Tel 01325 464458

Members golf club but welcome visitors to come and play our 18 hole golf course and use our floodlight driving range.

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

Dinsdale Spa Golf Club

Neasham Road, Middleton St George, Darlington DL2 1DW. Tel 01325 332297

Children welcome. Junior section Accessible. disabled parking & stairlift

Easingwold Golf Club

Stillington Rd, Easingwold, York YO61 3ET. Tel 01347 822474

Forest of Galtres Golf Club

Moorlands Rd, Skelton, York YO32 2RF. Tel 01904 766198

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

Knaresborough Golf Club

Boroughbridge Rd, Knaresborough HG5 0QQ. Tel 01423 862690

Children welcome. Young children must be supervised by adults. Accessible.

Masham Golf Club

Swinton Rd, Masham HG4 4NS. Tel 01765 688054

Middlesbrough Golf Club

Brass Castle Lane, Marton, Middlesbrough TS8 9EE. Tel 01642 311515

Golf course, bar & restaurant. Accessible.

Pannal Golf Club (Harrogate) Ltd

Follifoot Rd, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1ES. Tel 01423 872628

Children welcome. With official golf handicap Accessible.

Richmond Golf Club

Bend Hagg, Richmond DL10 5EX. Tel 01748 823231

Ripon City Golf Club

Palace Rd, Ripon HG4 3HH. Tel 01765 603640

Children welcome. Families welcome. Junior golfing. Accessible.

Romanby Golf & Country Club

Yafforth Road, Romanby, Northallerton DL7 0PE. Tel 01609 778855

Stokesley Golf Range

Stokesley, Middlesbrough TS9 5JJ. Tel 0845 0750001

Floodlit 16 bay golf range 12 hole Crazy golf 9 hole par 3 Course

Stressholme Golf Centre

Snipe Lane, Darlington DL2 2SA. Tel 01325 461002

18 hole & 15 bay driving range Floodlit

Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club

Northallerton Road, Thornton-le-Street, Thirsk YO7 4AB. Tel 01845 525115

Wensleydale Golf Ltd

Akebar Park, Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY. Tel 01677 450201

York Golf Centre

Skelton Park, Shipton Road, York YO30 1XW. Tel 01904 470549

York Golf Club

Lords Moor Lane, Strensall, York YO32 5XF. Tel 01904 490304

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. Children welcome. Crazy golf, junior club hire, 9-hole under 10's golf course Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Halls for hire

Borrowby Village Hall

Tel 01845 537501

Village Hall available for bookings

Cold Kirby Village Hall

Low field lane, Cold Kirby, Thirsk YO7 2HL. Tel 01845 597048

Local community hub. A range of social, recreational and sporting activities run by volunteers. New ideas and ventures always welcome. We have a community library. Children welcome. Some children's books for loan. Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.

East Thirsk Community Hall

off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. Tel 07867 625700

Hall, function and club rooms can be hired

Knayton Village Hall

Knayton,. Tel 01845 537688

Available for hire

Ritz Cinema

16 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524751

Main cinema and a smaller conference room are available for meetings.

Sowerby Parochial Church Hall

The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 01845 523891

Hall and meeting room for hire Accessible. Level access, disabled toilet.

The Forum

Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 776230

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall

Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522650

Telephone to book.

Topcliffe Village Hall

Front Street, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RJ. Tel 01845 577315

Social & hobbies

Darrowby & Dist. Riding Club

Blacksmiths Cottage, Thirkleby, Thirsk YO7 2AT. 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.

Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Tel 01642 723873

Hambleton branch of National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. Regular lectures are held at Solberge Hall, Newby Wiske. Further information about the organisation from

Family History Society


Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Durham Family History Society

Great Smeaton History Group

Manor Farm House, Great Smeaton, Northallerton DL6 2EH. Tel 01609 881456

Study history of Great Smeaton .

Hillside Gardens & Social Club

Knayton Village Hall, Knayton, Thirsk.

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.

Knitting & Cross-stitching

Thirsk Town Hall (upper room), Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522894

Friday evenings 7-9pm. £2.

Lacemaking Club

Romanby Women's Institute Hall, Romanby, Northallerton. Tel 01845 567689

Lacemakers Club meets first Wed of each month (except Jan and Feb) 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Newcomers or experienced new members welcome (club has contacts for classes). Accessible. Car parking & ramp.

Lions Club- Thirsk & N'ton

Black Bull, 101, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8PP. Tel 0845 8337435

Meet on 2nd Wednesday every month at 8pm

Mowbray Probus Club

Royal British Legion, 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 526889

Meet at Royal British Legion, Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL

N Yorks County Record Office

Malpas Road, Northallerton DL7 8TB. Tel 01609 777585

Family history records

National Women's Register

Tel 01603 407003

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.

North Yorks Smallholder Soc.

Littleacres, Pickhill, Thirsk YO7 4JG. Tel 01845 567471 / 07534 221725

If you keep sheep, pigs, hens, horses etc. or grow vegetables or any other small farming activity then this could be the society for you.

Northallerton Camera Club


Meets in the Methodist Church Hall at Brompton near Northallerton.

Northallerton Local Hist. Soc.

Catholic Church Hall, 41 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PJ. Tel 01609 774325

Provides a month talk on the second Tuesday of each month. Promotes research into local history. Accessible.

Northallerton Male Voice Choir

Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG.

Northallerton Probus Club

Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Northallerton. Tel 01609 761414

First and Third Tuesday of each month at 10am.

Northallerton Rotary Club

Tel 01609 780525

Meet on Fridays at 12.30pm at the Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, NorthallertonDL6 2XF

Northallerton Round Table

Tel 07702 523264

A group of local lads from the surrounding area of Northallerton who meet up at least twice a month.To have a laugh and participate in some great activities and give something back to the local community. For men aged 18-45.

N'ton Life Drawing & Art Group

Northallerton Methodist Church, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 07845 907756

Meet Fridays 7pm during term times. £50 per eight week term. Booking essential. Accessible.

Pipe Band

Fire Station, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1PU. Tel 07817 603096

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.

Royal British Legion

21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845  523184

Accessible. limited

Sowerby Flower Club

4 The Close, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JA. Tel 01845 524555/526209

Meet monthly at 2pm on first Thursday at Sowerby Parochial Hall, flower arranging demos, workshops, garden visits etc Accessible.

Sowerby Music

4 Meadow Garth, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HY. Tel 01845 518001

Classical music concerts held monthly in St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, YO7 1JG. Children welcome. Free admission 18 and under if with adult Accessible. Level access route from street to church

St Mary's Women Fellowship

St Mary's Church, Kirkgate, Thirsk. Tel 01845 524904

Meets 7.30pm in the crypt on the 4th Monday of the month except December


3-7 Leake Street, York YO10 3BR. Tel 01904 694300

Conservation volunteering opportunities during the week including footpath construction, tree planting and haymeadow restoration.

Thirsk & Sowerby Civic Society

Tel 01845 525481

Thirsk Bridge Club

Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James's Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 537443

Tue 7pm. £2.50 for members, and £3.50 for non-members (SIM Pairs extra). Tea/Coffee available. Accessible. Ramp & car parking

Thirsk in Bloom

8 Castle Yard Stables, Thirsk YO7 1TG. Tel 01845 522224

Volunteers plan, plant & maintain the flowers in the Market Place & surrounding areas. Financially supported by local businesses & council.

Thirsk Model Aircraft Club

Tel 01609 775561

Thirsk Model Railway Club

Thirsk. Tel 01845 578273

Meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10pm in the meeting room at Sowerby Parochial Church Hall. Accessible.

Thirsk Museum Society

14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Tel 01845 527707 / 01845 524510

Over ninety members, all sharing 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.

Thirsk Parchment Crafters

Thirsk Town Hall (upper room), Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 525896

Every fortnight on Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm, beginners welcome.

Thirsk RBL Band

Askham Bryan College, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Tel 01845 523511

Tuesdays 7-9.30pm. Children welcome. Learn to play an instrument

Thirsk Rotary Club

Tel 01845 537212

Meet on Tuesdays at 1800 for 1830 at Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LL

Thirsk Women's Institute

WI House, Front St, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. Tel 01845 522415

Thirsk Woodlands Group

51 Fairfield, Thirsk YO7 1FB. Tel 01845 525954

Planting and maintaining local woodlands. Dogs welcome

U3A Thirsk leisure & learning

2 Stoneybrough Lane, Thirsk YO7 2LS. Tel 01845 527851

Meet at 10am in Sowerby Parochial Hall on the second Tue of the month except Aug. Learning for the retired and part-timers, in small groups attracting as little expenditure as possible. Monthly talks and eighteen different groups to choose from. Accessible. Scooters are not a problem.


Blue Star Football Club

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, YO7 1AX.

Football in Thirsk/Knayton, Sunday mornings 10:30. Children welcome. Playground. Welcome as spectators. Dogs welcome

Cato Martial Arts

2 Castlegate, Thirsk YO7 1HL. Tel 07733 695823

Teaching Judo & Karate to children and adults. Children welcome.

Dishforth Shooting Club

Dishforth airfield, Dishforth, Thirsk YO7 3EZ. Tel 07449 835503

Safely brings together clay target shooters in games, tournaments, tuition and fault finding. We have no pretense and our only prerequisites are the legal ones. Anyone is welcome to the club. Flexibility and satisfaction is our aim. Fun is always on the agenda.

Hambleton Paddlers Canoe Club

10 Winston Court, Northallerton DL6 1PY.

Meets at Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre, Thirsk and Thirsk swimming pool. Aims to introduce anyone to the pleasures of kayaking and canoeing in a safe environment.

JS Karate Academy

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07870 409846

Karate Tue 6-7pm. All ages welcome. Fully insured. CRB/DBS enhanced checked. Member of the English Karate Federation.

Leake Tennis Club

Goosegreen, Borrowby, Thirsk YO7 4QL.

3 tennis courts providing an excellent playing surface all year round. Club times Tuesday & Sunday 10am (all year). Strong commitment to developing junior members. Match play. Coaching opportunities for all ages and abilities.

North'ton Carpet Bowls Club

Hambleton Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 777579

Thursday 12.45pm, over 60's

Northallerton Angling Club

The Garth, Danby Wiske, Northallerton DL7 0NA. Tel 01609 771117

Some of the of the best fishing in North Yorkshire, with over four miles of fantanstic fishing water on the River Swale. Pond suitable for children & disabled due late 2014 or early 2015.

Robert Thompsons FC

Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 07850 881257

Football on Sowerby Flatts Sundays 10.30am

Sowerby Angling Society

Tel 01347 868294

Particularly interested in juniors (16 and under) wishing to fish our stretch of the Codbeck. Fly fishing during the early part of the season, with both worm and fly fishing during the later part.

Sowerby Flatts Bowls Club

The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 525701

Open April to September, New players and experienced players welcome. Children welcome. accompanied by parent/guardian. Game not suitable for under 16s. Accessible. not suitable for wheelchair users. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Swaledale Outdoor Club

17 New Road, Richmond DL10 4QS.

Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, Cycling, Fell running, Mountain biking, Orienteering, Skiing and Walking. In all activities standards range from novice to expert. Beginners and new members welcome.

Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers

Derriglade, Back Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JT. Tel 01845 524923

Use above contacts for more information

Thirsk 6-a-side Football

Tel 01937 841440

The Thirsk league takes place on Monday evenings 7-9pm, outdoors on the astroturf pitch at Thirsk School. No joining fee - please phone.

Thirsk Angling Club

2 Garden Cottages, South Crescent, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1RA. Tel 01845 524633 (after 6p.m.)

Thirsk Athletics Club

Newsham road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 522910

Bowls, cricket, junior football, rugby, tennis, squash, running & hockey. Children welcome. Accessible. partial

Thirsk Bowling Club

Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 522711

Children welcome. Coaching given

Thirsk Bowmen

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3BZ. Tel 01609 778765 or 01845 522722

Open access all year round for members only.GNAS members please contact either of the telephone numbers for information

Thirsk Cricket Club

Thirsk Racecourse, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 522910 / 07933 413262

Thirsk Falcons FC (juniors)

Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07595 751095

Junior Football for girls & boys Children welcome.

Thirsk Falcons FC (seniors)

Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 07850 881257

Senior football

Thirsk Hockey Club

Tel 07766 208670

Men's and women's senior & junior sections. Thirsk Floodlit Astro, entrance off Gravel Hole Lane, Sowerby

Thirsk Karate Club

24 Sycamore Business Park,, Dishforth Rd, Copt Hewick, Ripon HG45DF.

Children welcome. Fitness, health, sport & confidence Accessible.

Thirsk Rugby Union Club

Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP.

Meets at Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Rd. Seniors Thu 7pm, juniors Sun 10.30am & Tue 6.30pm. Children welcome. Girls & boys aged 6 to 17

Thirsk Squash Club

Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 523869

Located next to Thirsk Athletics Club

Thirsk Tennis Club

Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 526168

All year outdoor tennis, floodlit courts, artificial grass, from age 4 to seniors.

Topcliffe Bowling Club

Tel 01845 577930

Meets on Thursday evenings

Yorkshire Gliding Club

Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01845 597237

Cafe and viewing area open to the public. Trial lessons can be taken with prior notice, gift vouchers available. Children welcome. Lounge with children's toys. Dogs welcome


Adult Learning Services - NYCC

White Rose House, Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NA. Tel 01609 533900

Run course programmes for improving skills and training for vocations eg. IT, Language, literacy, numeracy and learning disabilities

Age UK

33 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EE. Tel 01609 771624

Alzheimers Soc Hambl&Richmond

Garget Walker House, 25a Olav Road, Richmond DL10 4PU. Tel 01748 825817

Day Support Centres in Thirsk, Richmond, Easingwold, Northallerton & Stokesley. Support for people with dementia and their families in the community, including home visits, carer's groups, dementia cafes and befriending.

Bluebird Care

The Granary, Grizzlefield Hse., Felixkirk Road, Thirsk YO7 2ED. Tel 01845 440271

British Red Cross

Red Cross House, Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 1NB. Tel 01609 772186

Citizens Advice Bureau

227 High St, Northallerton DL7 8DW. Tel 01609 776551

North Yorkshire Telephone Advice Line: 08444 111 444. General advice on many subjects including debt, benefits, housing, employment, consumer issues etc. Children welcome. toys Accessible. Use side entrance through archway on left.

Disability Action Yorkshire

23 Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 01845 574519

Daily or weekly mobility equipment loan scheme. From mobility scooters to commodes. If possible we ask for a donation for the loan, used to keep the service running.

Dyslexia Network Plus

Tel 0845 226 0240

A local support group for families with dyslexic type difficulties

Emergency Animal Rescue

Tel 7759968315

A charity which offers long and short term foster care for older dogs until they can be rehoused. Covers Harrogate, Ripon, Thirsk, Bedale York

Hambleton & Richmond Advocacy

277 High St, Northallerton DL7 8DW. Tel 01609 778652

Offers a free, independent and confidential advocacy service. An advocate will stand alongside a person when they face major changes or difficult choices or need help dealing with issues.

Hambleton Furniture Store

3A Brompton Road, Northallerton DL6 1DY. Tel 07801 591581

Adjacent to Alpha Dental Centre. open on Tuesday 9am - 4pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 1pm. plus 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month 9am - 1pm. They supply good quality used furniture and some electrical items to people on low incomes and/or benefits.Free collection of donated goods

Herriot Hospice Homecare

Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NJ. Tel 01609 777413

Care to terminally ill patients who wish to remain at home. Operate throughout Hambleton and Richmondshire. Due to the large rural area that we cover we do not have a hospice building; we care for patients and support their families in their own homes.

Home Instead

Porters Vaults, 14A Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB. Tel 01845 440510

Non-medical care of older people in their own homes.

Home Library & Info Service

Tel 01609 533800

Housing Advice & Resource

35 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QR. Tel 01845 521458

Free independent legal advice with regard to Housing. In addition to giving housing advice can represent households facing eviction in County Court, liaise with landlords and mortgage companies. Open Monday 10am-2pm, or phone any time.

Jerry Green Dog's Rescue

Catton, Thirsk YO7 4SQ. Tel 01845 567456

ME Sufferers & Carers' Support

Quaker Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EE. Tel 07949 694640 / 07415 341391

Mental Health Support

2 The Link, Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1DG. Tel 01609 780758

Range of closed and open access facilities for adults experiencing mental health problems eg. Day resource centres, social clubs, supported housing and outreach

Northallerton & Dales Mencap

Goosecroft Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EG. Tel 01609 778894

Help, advice and support to people with learning disabilities, their families and their carers

Northallerton Heart Support Group

97 Northallerton Road, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2PY. Tel 01609 770365

Excercise Class in Brompton Village hall, Tuesdays 1.45-2.45pm £3, open to everyone.

Northallerton ME Support Gp.

Northallerton DL6. Tel 07949 694640  / 07760 446662

Offering support for ME sufferers in Northallerton and surrounding areas through a small, friendly, informal group that meets monthly in a central Northallerton location. Call weekdays 1pm-6.30pm for more information. Accessible. Full disabled access with parking and transport links nearby.

Osteoporosis Supp. H'ton&Rich

3 South Crescent, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1QT. Tel 01845 525992

Regular meetings spring & summer held at Riverdale, Ashlands, Northllerton. Winter newsletters, talks given to interested groups incl. schoolchildren. Group medical advisor is Dr Stephen Tuck. Accessible. Completely accessible.

Samaritan's Northallerton

7 Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1AA. Tel 08705 627282

St John Ambulance

Lumley Close, Thirsk Industrial Park, Thirsk YO7 3TD. Tel 01845 521910

Streetlights Thirsk

Family Life Church, Thirsk Rural Business Centre, Thirsk YO7 3AB.

Voluntary scheme to patrol Thirsk town centre Friday evenings 10.30pm - 1.30am

Thirsk Community Care Assn

14A Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB. Tel 01845 523115

Providing volunteer support to members of the local community via these projects: Thirsk Carers Support respite sitting service (all ages), Thirsk Social Car Scheme (volunteer drivers), Norby Luncheon Club for elderly residents, Thirsk Befriending scheme, Catalyst (mentoring support for individuals), Meals On Wheels & Shopping service, out of school childcare schemes for families with children with special needs, point of contact about volunteering opportunities. Accessible.

Thirsk community minibus assn

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524990

Hires out two sixteen seater minibuses to local organisations, charities etc. Office open Mon, Wed & Fri 9-11.30am or phone or email. Accessible. One minibus has a lift and removable seats for wheelchair access.

Thirsk Hard of Hearing Club

Tel 01845 523689

Meets every month at East Thirsk Community Hall, 1.45pm to 3.45pm. Many activities and outings arranged.

Thirsk&District Business Assoc

Tel 01845 522333

For all businesses in and around Thirsk. Secretary Jill Miller 01845 522333.


75 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 01609 772835


Boroughbridge Walks

1 Hall Square, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9AN. Tel 01423 331235

A local group of volunteers and walking enthusiasts committed to promoting, sharing and developing our super walks in the Lower Ure Valley. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Dales Walking Group (Singles)

Tel 01422 384772

Regular monthly walks of varying lengths, mainly Dales area.

Hambleton Ramblers

Tel 01845 597669

Regular walks of varying lengths

Hambleton Strollers

Tel 01609 771624

Hambleton Strollers organizes fortnightly led walks round Thirsk (and also in the other main towns of Hambleton District). Anyone can join the walks, but we especially welcome the over 50s, those with health risks such as heart disease due to inactive lifestyles, people recovering from health problems and needing simple exercise, and those who would just like some company for walking.

Walks are usually about an hour 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. Most walks start at 10.30am, often with refreshments afterwards.

National Trust

Tel 01347 821262

York Association members regular walks

North York Moors Walking Group


Regular North York Moors walks. All information available from the website.

Northallerton Ramblers

Tel 01609 771169 or 01642 710974

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

Encourages people of all ages to get up and go walking by providing guided walks of about two hours - so people can enjoy some exercise in the countryside and have the confidence of knowing they will not get lost. The walks explore new routes, building up confidence and ensuring paths are passable. Route maps and guides are usually available so that walkers can go back and try the walk again. Regular walks are on alternate Fridays and Saturdays, 10.30am to about 1pm. The walks may start in town, but are more likely to start in a local village and walking on tracks, field footpaths and minor roads. We try to plan walks based on bus stops to accommodate those people who do not drive, but we also plan walks to end at a tea shop or pub for socializing afterwards.

Ripon Ramblers

Tel 01765 604431

U3A Northallerton

Tel 01609 774067

U3A Thirsk & Sowerby

Tel 01347 822204

W.I (North East Federation)

W.I House, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. Tel 01845 522415

Walking group for W.I. members