Clubs & societies
Clubs & societies – January 2020
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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. Football Tots East Thirsk Community Hall, off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. Tel 01765 620374
Pre-school football classes for boys and girls aged 2 to 5 in Thirsk on a Saturday morning. Booking required. Children welcome. Great fun way to spend time together with your child Frenzy Youth Theatre York Butterflies School of Dance, 2A Westgate -behind Rural Arts, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07496 727144
Dynamic drama and imaginative play sessions for ages 2-18 years. Lessons enable young people to learn and develop their theatre skills, speech, confidence within a variety of topics and use their creativity in a fun and non-competitive environment. All Frenzy teachers and principals have a passion for and a belief in the power of play. Free taster sessions and first term discounts are available, with a variety of classes in and around Thirsk. Children welcome. Drama, Imaginative play sessions. Girl Guides Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7. Tel 01904 676076
North Yorkshire Scouts 43b Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1HA. Tel 01845 523858
See www.nys.org.uk for information on Scouting, how to join and opportunities to volunteer as an adult leader. Children welcome. Opportunities for adventure and life skills for people aged 6-18 Accessible. Parent, baby & toddler group East Thirsk Community Hall, Off Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS.
Tue 1.15-3pm, Wed & Thu 9.15-11am. Fun, Play, Music, Painting and more. Parents stay for the activities. From young babies to 3yrs old. Children welcome. Rhythm Time Butterflies Dance, 2A Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07415 989946
Thirsk Children's Centre Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. Tel 01609 533068
Main site, Thirsk Community Primary School. Also Easingwold Methodist Church, The Galtres Centre, Alanbrooke School, Linton-on-Ouse. Pre school activities & courses and Youth Clubs. Children welcome. Stay & Play sessions Thirsk Clock Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 524494
Social activities and support services for young people. It also provides services to the wider community.
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. Butterflies Dance 2A 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 Linedance Class Northallerton WMC, Elder Rd, Northallerton DL6 1NH. Tel 07864 525359
Linedance Class St Paul's Church Hall, Brompton on Swale, Richmond DL10 7HF. Tel 07864 525359
Mowbray Folk Dance Group Methodist Church Hall, North End, Northallerton. Tel 01609 775381
Social Ceilidh dancing. 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. Tel 01609 776025
RSCDS-affiliated Scottish country dance group. Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm (adults). New dancers welcome. No partner required.
Exercise & slimming
Aerobic and exercise
Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY.
Tel 07970 218002
Fun Friendly Gentle Exercise Classes for the 'Young at Heart' - Mondays 2pm to 3pm. No block booking needed. All abilities welcome. Move Well Thornton le Beans Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL6 3SN. Tel 01609 774325
This exercise class is designed to improve movement and posture and exercises all the muscles but is not cardiovascular. It is held every Monday 11am to 11.45am cost £5 booked in 5 week sessions. North Yorkshire Yoga Sowerby Scout & Guide Hut, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk. 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 768688
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 Dogs welcome with conditions. Pilates Thornton-le-Beans Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL6 3SN. Tel 01609 774325
Pilates classes. There are two in Village Hall on Mondays, noon to 1 pm and a further class 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm. An ideal way to keep fit and tone up. Accessible. Pilates Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 574053
Small group classes and private tuition in Pilates and Move Well Classes. See website for latest timetable. Thursdays 6.15pm to 8.30pm Pilates & aerobics classes St James Green Methodist Ch., Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 07984 742395
Aerobics -Tue 9am. Pilates Tue 9.30am, Thu 6.30pm,Thu 7.30pm Accessible. Pilates4Life Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07732 253315
9.30-10.30am Thirsk Town Hall. 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 Thirsk Leisure Centre, Chapel St, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 07557 965042
Tai Chi classes for beginners: Mon - Thornton le Moor Thief Halll 6pm; Tue - Thirsk Leisure Centre - 10.30am; Wed - Osmotherley village hall 10.30am; Wed - Thornton le Moor Thief Hall 7pm; Thu - Hambleton Leisure C 10.30am. Accessible. 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. 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
Modern facility with a new top of the range Health & Fitness gym and studio and changing place facility. 25 metre main pool, a 12.5 metre teaching pool and a Sauna. Floodlit Pitch located at the High School. During school breaks our Hyper Holidays activities make us very popular! Children welcome. Teaching pool Accessible. Changing places room with hoist, shower & toilet Thirsk (Outdoor) Ladies Group Thirsk. Tel 07531 093357 (Jacqueline)
A ladies cycling group and "goes at the pace of the slowest members". Our aim is to build in confidence and cycling skills. Meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 10am at the clock in the Market Place, and aim to return by 2pm. Sometimes we stop at a cafe, and if the weather is awful we may just stay in a Thirsk cafe and chat. Weightwatchers Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 0345 677 7788
Tue 10am & 6pm 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 Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01609 760218
Wednesdays 9.00- 10.25 and 10.35- 12noon Yoga Foundation Classes Rainton Village Hall, Sleights Lane, Rainton, Thirsk YO7 3PN. Tel 07749 698475
Beginner classes focussed on an introduction to the yoga basics of physical movement and poses, breathing and mindfulness. Tuesdays 6-7pm. Yoga Foundation Classes Sessay Village Hall, Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3NQ. Tel 07749 698475
Beginner classes focussed on an introduction to the yoga basics of physical movement and poses, breathing and mindfulness. Wednesdays 6-7pm. Yoga Foundation Classes Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front St, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 07749 698475
Beginner classes focussed on an introduction to the yoga basics of physical movement and poses, breathing and mindfulness. Fridays 1.30-2.30pm. 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.
Aldwak Manor Golf Club & Spa Hotel
Aldwark, Alne, York YO61 1UF.
Tel 01347 838146
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 Accessible. No buggies 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
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, 9-hole under 10's golf course 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. A video "virtual tour" of other sections can be shown on request to duty steward.
Cathedral Concert Society
Ripon Cathedral, Ripon HG4 1QT.
Tel 01765 635244
Concerts take place once a month from October to March, usually on Mondays in the quire of Ripon Cathedral, and start at 7.30. Refreshments are available during the interval. Children welcome. Accessible. Prior notification appreciated. Mowbray Singers Sowerby Methodist Church Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JJ. Tel 01845 523149
A mixed choir singing mixed but mostly classical repertoire. We meet for rehearsals at Sowerby Methodist Church Hall every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. Contact Secretary if interested in joining. Accessible. Music at Junction 50 St James Church, Wide Howe Lane, Baldersby St James, Thirsk YO7 4PT. 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 07526809381
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 5pm, 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. Singing group Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524507/ 07938852341
Singing, Monday 11am-noon. Club suspended for health reasons at moment but hoping to start again soon. Accessible. Sowerby Music St. Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 01845 518001
Classical music concerts held almost monthly. Tickets are available at www.sowerbymusic.org.uk/boxoffice or from White Rose BookCafe. Children welcome. Free admission 18 and under if with adult Accessible. Level access route from street to church St Cecilia Orchestra Ripon Cathedral HG4 1QT, Holy Trinity Church HG4 2ES, Ripon HG4 1QT. 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. 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 Sinfonia Villa Cottage, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. 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. 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
9 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/History Soc
Bedale DL8 1EQ.
Meets in Bedale Hall at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month except in January (2nd Tuesday) and August (no meeting). Annual subscription £12 (free for those in full-time education). New members are very welcome and non-members may attend for £2 (those in full-time education free). Speakers include professional archaeologists and historians and experienced amateurs. 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. Brompton Heritage Group 43 Cockpit Hill, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2RQ.
Cleveland Family History Soc. Cleveland.
Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Durham Family History Society 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 7-9pm. For details of when the courses are running, please email or phone. Accessible. Wheelchair ramp & lift. Great Smeaton History Group Wentdale, Great Smeaton, Northallerton DL6 2EH. Tel 01609 881456
Study history of Great Smeaton . Accessible. We meet in Village Hall - ramp & disabled toilet Hillside Gardens & Social Club Knayton Village Hall, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AZ.
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. Lacemaking Club Romanby Women's Institute Hall, The Close, Romanby, Northallerton DL7 8BQ. Tel 01677 424388
We meet in the WI hall at Romanby, in the kitchen, 7.15 to 9.15pm. the first Wednesday in the month. All year except January and February. Newcomers or experienced new members welcome (club has contacts for classes). Accessible. Car parking & ramp. Meet up Thirsk.
An online directory of groups in and around Thirsk. Neighbours getting together to learn something, do something, share something ... Mowbray Ladies' Luncheon Club 6 Orchard Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1NE. Tel 01845 523149
When: first Monday of the month, 12 for 12.30pm. Where: The Angel Hotel Topcliffe. What: 2 course lunch and speaker. Guests and new members always welcome. Accessible. 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. North Yorkshire Woodworkers Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523488
Saturdays 10am to 1pm Sundays 10am to 4pm 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 01609 771380
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. Tel 01609 777787
First and Third Tuesday of each month at 10am. Talks and lectures. Northallerton Rotary Club c/o Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2XF. Tel 01609 780525
Meet on Fridays at 12.30pm 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
Painting Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01609 780087
Fridays 10am to 1pm 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 Street Close, Stockton Road, Thirsk YO7 2LY. Tel 07523 094595
TCV Tang Hall Community Centre, 5th Avenue, York YO31 0UG. Tel 01904 414927
Practical conservation volunteering opportunities during the week including footpath construction, tree planting and haymeadow restoration. The Arts Society, Hambleton The Solberge Hall Hotel, Newby Wiske, Northallerton DL7 9ER. Tel 01642 712139
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. 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). Thirkleby Local History Soc. Beckholme, Little Thirkleby, Thirsk YO7 2AZ. Tel 01845 501365
Thirlby Local History Group Thirlby Village Hall, Thirlby, Thirsk YO7 2DJ. Tel 01845 597077
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 & Sowerby Institute Flatts Lane, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 522207
A friendly club welcoming new members open Mon-Wed 7pm-midnight, Thurs 7pm-12.30am, Fri 4pm-12.30am, Sat 2pm-12.30am, Sun 11am-midnight. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Race Days when we can accommodate coaches. Bingo is onl Thurs, Sat (includes free entertainment) and Sun evenings. Tribute acts and other entertainment are available periodically throughout the year on Friday nights. The Club has two snooker tables and a pool table. Thirsk Bridge Club Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James's Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. 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: Thirsk Friends of the Earth Thirsk Ladies Club Thorpe House, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Tel 01845 522819
Meet new people in a friendly place. Try out new experiences and have fun, you will be most welcome. Meet first Wednesday of wach month at 7.30pm. Speakers, outings, visits to a theatre - something of interest each month. £30 annual membership, £3 for visitors. Thirsk Ladies Probus Club Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522333
Meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am. Thirsk Model Club Pine view, Thornton-le-Street, Thirsk YO7 4DS. Tel 01845 523379
We area 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 Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10pm in the meeting room at Sowerby Parochial Church Hall. Accessible. Thirsk Rotary Club Thirsk YO7.
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 Woodlands Group 51 Fairfield, Thirsk YO7 1FB. Tel 01845 868095
Planting and maintaining local woodlands. We usually meet at Pearsons Wood on Saturdays at 9.30am to maintain the woodland and nursery. The seasons, weather and other events may affect this. Children welcome. for volunteer scheme such as Duke of Edinburgh awards. Dogs welcome Thirsk Yarnbombers All over Thirsk, Thirsk YO7.
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. Tel 01609 774067
U3A Thirsk Parochial Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY.
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. WEA Adult Learning Thirsk Methodist Church, St James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 523185
Check out our new courses and enrol today. 50,000+ students supported by 10,000+ members and volunteers every year. Tuesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm. Accessible. Ramp into Building. Audio system including loop
Blue Star Football Club
Hillside Rural Activities Park, Borrowby, Thirsk YO7 1AX.
Blue Star FC; a successful Sunday league football team based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Children welcome. Playground. Welcome as spectators. Dogs welcome Dishforth Shooting Club Dishforth airfield, Dishforth, Thirsk YO7 3YA. Tel 07449 835503
Join us to experience the exhilarating sport of Clay Shooting. Run by volunteers from 9 Regiment Army Air Corps at Dishforth, you can be assured of a safe and fun shoot. We're open each week and have regular events for added play time. Easingwold Angels Ladies F.C. Easingwold, York. Tel 07989 095824
Ladies football matches on a Sunday afternoon. Looking for new players 16+. Hambleton Paddlers Canoe Club Thirsk.
Meets at Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre, Thirsk and Thirsk and Richmond swimming pools. Aims to introduce anyone to the pleasures of kayaking and canoeing in a safe environment. Helmsley Open Air Pool Baxtons Lane, Helmsley, York YO62 5BH. Tel 01439 408010 (only used when open)
Open during mid-Jun to early Sep. Children welcome. Fun sessions Leake Tennis Club West End Farm, Borrowby, Thirsk YO7 4QL. Tel 01845 538020
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. 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 770356
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. Northallerton Angling Club The Garth, Danby Wiske, Northallerton DL7 0NA. Tel 01609 771117
Mainly offers great course and specieman fishing on the river swale over a 4 mile stretch. We are a friendly club and always looking for new members who enjoy the sport of angling. The club hosts many competitive matches on the river Swale but we also offer of day ticket. Children welcome. Must be supervised Accessible. Softball tennis Sowerby Parochial Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 2BD. Tel 01423 339433
Sowerby Angling Society Sowerby, Thirsk. Tel 01347 868294
Particularly interested in juniors (16 and under) wishing to fish our stretch of the Cod Beck. Fly fishing during the early part of the season, with both worm and fly fishing during the later part. Waiting list for Senior membership 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 three different bowling leagues in North Yorkshire. Open from end April through to September and 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. Children welcome. welcome but need to be accompanied by parent/guardian. Accessible. not suitable for wheelchair users. Dogs welcome with conditions. Swaledale Outdoor Club 17 New Road, Richmond DL10 4QS.
Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, Cycling, Mountain biking, Orienteering, Skiing and Walking. In all activities standards range from novice to expert. Beginners and new members welcome. Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers Thirsk Athletics Club, Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 526550
Not sure a running club is for you? We cater for all running abilities – from those who run a 5k distance to a full marathon and beyond, both on or off road, offering support and encouragement to get you running and keep you running! Thirsk Athletic Sports & Scub 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
Lawn bowls - practice, club play (leagues) competitions and social bowling. All welcome. Adapted walking sticks available. No wheelchairs or mobility scooters 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 01845 522910
Adult Section: Thirsk CC runs 3 senior teams each playing competitive matches on Saturday afternoons. The 1st XI plays in Division 2 Galtres of the York & District Senior Cricket League in the ECB Yorkshire Premier League North. The 2nd & 3rd XIs play in Division 6 and Division 8 respectively of the Nidderdale and District Amateur Cricket League. Thirsk CC also operates a T20 XI which plays on Wednesday evening in Division 2 of 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 teams at U9, U11, U13 & U15 age groups which compete in the Hambleton Junior Cricket League. Thirsk CC also offers cricket playing opportunities for U5-U8s as part of the ECB's All Stars Cricket program. Thirsk Falcons FC Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07977 446175
Provides FA Community Charter Standard football coaching and league matches for juniors and seniors from 3 years upwards. including girls only training, seniors, veterans and disability team. Children welcome. Junior football Accessible. Disability team in partnership with The Dales School and North Yorkshire Sport Thirsk Falcons FC (seniors) Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Tel 07850 881257
Senior football Thirsk Hockey Club 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 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 U Football Club c/o Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP.
Meets at Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Rd. Seniors Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm, Juniors Sun 10.30am & Tue 6.30pm. Children welcome. Girls & boys aged 6 to 17 Accessible. Thirsk Squash Club Newsham Road, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07790340837
Located next to Thirsk Athletic Club Thirsk White Horse Swim Team Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Ctr., Chapel St, Thirsk YO7 1LU.
A friendly club catering for swimmers of all ages and abilities. We train at Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre pool, and have nearly 200 members ranging from four years old to adult. We aim to provide a high standard of coaching and teaching, to train swimmers to compete at League, County and National level, but also for fitness and recreation. The club has Swim 21 status, which is means we are accredited by the ASA Thornton-le Moor Cricket Club Main Street, Thornton-le Moor, Thirsk DL7 9DW.
Yorkshire Gliding Club Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01845 597237
First floor cafe and viewing area open to the public. Trial lessons 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.
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) 2 Cure Hill, Oakworth BD22 0RF. Tel 01535 644317 / 07929 298860
Regular monthly walks of varying lengths, mainly Dales area for single people mainly over 50 Hambleton Strollers Northallerton DL6. Tel 07514 240227
Hambleton Strollers organises weekly 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/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 Accessible. Whilst we cannot accommodate mobility scooters, people who can walk, even if slowly, are welcome. North Yorkshire Walkers Tel 01748 818946 / 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
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. U3A Thirsk & Sowerby
W.I. Walking Group W.I House, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1BG. Tel 01845 522415
Walking group for W.I. members