Clubs & societies
Clubs & societies – March 2018
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Hambleton Furniture Store
3A Brompton Road, Northallerton DL6 1DY.
Tel 07801 591581
Adjacent to Alpha Dental Centre. They sell good quality used furniture and some electrical items to people on low incomes and/or benefits. Free collection of donated goods Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome
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 Girl Guides Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7. Tel 01904 676076
Helen O'Grady Drama Classes Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 01904 492998
The aim is to help young people, 5-11 years, develop Confidence, Self Esteem, Communications & Social Skills. Enthusiasm and a POsitive Approach to Life through Fun drama classes. Mondays 5pm to 6pm Children welcome. Drama classes are for children after school on Mondays 5pm to 6pm 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 07340 048804
Thirsk Children's Centre Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. Tel 01609 533068
Main site, Thirsk Community Primary School. Also Easingwold Parish Rooms, 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. Toy Library Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 587042
Exercise classes for pregnant & new mums. Mon 10-11am ??3
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 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 07920 218002
Fun Friendly Gentle Exercise Classes for the 'Young at Heart' - Mondays 2pm to 3pm. No block booking needed. All abilities welcome. 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. £3.50 per session including Tea & Biscuits. Helmsley Open Air Pool Baxtons Lane, Helmsley, York YO62 5BH. Tel 01439 408010
Open during mid-Jun to early Sep. Children welcome. Fun 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 Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL6 3SN. Tel 01609 774325
In village hall, Mondays noon-1pm 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 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. 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 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. 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. Weightwatchers 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. WorkItOut Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07713 156014
Kettlefit. Tue 7.15pm, Wed 9.45am, Thu 7pm. Yoga Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01609 760218
Wednesdays 10am to 11.30am & Tuesdays 6pm to 7.30 & 7.45 to 9pm. 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. Zumba Sessay Village Hall, Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3BE. Tel 07800 794216
Zumba Gold Monday 9.30am-10.15am. Zumba fitness (high impact) Wednesday 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. Blackwell Grange Golf Club Snipe Lane, Darlington DL2 2SA. Tel 01325 464458
18 hole Golf Course, 15 bay floodlit Driving Range & full Clubhouse facilities. Children welcome. Accessible. 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
18 hole golf course with extensive practice grounds, putting green, resident Golf Professional, Trolley repair service, bar & Catering facilities. Visitors welcome - ring 01325 332515. Children welcome. Junior section Accessible. disabled parking & stairlift 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 Middlesbrough Golf Club Brass Castle Lane, Marton, Middlesbrough TS8 9EE. Tel 01642 311515
Golf course, bar & restaurant. Accessible. Golf Buggies are available to hire Pannal Golf Club (Harrogate) Ltd Follifoot Rd, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1ES. Tel 01423 872628
Children welcome. With official golf handicap Accessible. 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 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. 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 SATNAV: HG4 1LX.
Tel 01765 635244
Recitals and chamber music from international artists. Accessible. Loosely, Folk The Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LL. Tel 01845 523767
Organises local folk concerts. Mowbray Singers Sowerby Methodist Church Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JJ. Tel 01609 748287
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. 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.
Ripon Cathedral Concert Soc. Little Orchard, Mickley, Ripon HG4 3JE. Tel 01765 635244
Concerts take place once a month, normally on Monday's in the quire of Ripon Cathedral, and start at 7.30. Refreshments are available during the interval. 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. Limited parking. Please make enquiries in advance to the Secretary if interested in joining. 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
Craft & chat group
Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL8 3SN.
Tuesdays 1 to 4pm. Informal group of people from the local area. Opportunity to learn new crafts and to meet others. Accessible. Dalton (Thirsk) Ladies Club Dalton Village Hall, Willow Bridge Lane, Dalton, Thirsk YO7 3BN. Tel 01845 501245
Speakers and social 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. Family History Society
Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Durham Family History Society Freegle - Northallerton/Thirsk
French classes Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522342, after 7 March 2018
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 Tuesdays 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
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 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 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. NE Yorkshire Geology Trust 5 Station Workshops, Station Road, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby YO22 4TG. Tel 01947 881000
A group of individuals with a passion for our region and a range of skills we apply to protecting our environment and sharing its value with as wide an audience as possible. An independent, not-for-profit organisation, involved in geoconservation: Northallerton Camera Club Methodist Church Hall, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2QT. Tel 01609 775531
The club has, with breaks during WWII, met continuously since its inauguration in 1933 and our members enjoy a dynamic programme with an interesting and varied series of events each season. Every evening is a pleasant social occasion, at which members can share tips and experiences on all aspects of photography. 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 Probus Club Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Northallerton. Tel 01609 761414
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 Flower Club 12 St Oswalds Close, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JX. Tel 01845 524555 / 526209
Meet monthly at 12.30pm to 4.30pm on first Thursday at Sowerby Parochial Hall, flower arranging demos, workshops, garden visits etc Accessible. Sowerby Women's Institute 59 Admiral's Court, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1. Tel more info - Mrs D Pedley 01845 523413
Part of the National Federation of Women's Institutes which provides educational opportunities to women and the chance to build new skills, take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on local and national issues of concern to them. St Mary's Women's 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 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 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. Venue for lectures Solberge Hall Hotel, near Northallerton. The Hardy Plant Society
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. Thirkleby, Thirsk. Tel 01845 501375 / 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. Thirsk & N'ton Beekeepers Ass. Borrowby,. Tel 01845 537323
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 at the Methodist Church, St.James’s Green, Thirsk. 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 Accessible. Ramp & car parking Thirsk in Bloom The Covert, Back Lane, Norby, Thirsk YO7 1TB. Tel 01845 525597
Volunteers plan, plant & maintain the flowers in the Market Place & surrounding areas. Financially supported by local businesses & council. Thirsk Ladies Probus Club Thirsk YO7. Tel 01845 597487
Meet at Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS, on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am. Thirsk Model Aeroplane Club Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523119
Fridays 7pm to 9pm 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 c/o The Fourways Guest House, Townend, Thirsk YO7 1PY. Tel 0796 8360917
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. 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 YO7. Tel 01845 523185
Check out our new courses and enrol today. 50,000+ students supported by 10,000+ members and volunteers every year. Accessible. Ramp into Building. Audio system including loop Woodworkers Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523488
Saturdays 10am to 1pm Sundays 10am to 4pm
Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY.
Tel 01845 522885
Wednesdays 2pm to 3.30pm - Jackie Bardon 01845 522842 Wednesdays 8pm to 9pm - Jan Laughton 01845 522885 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 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. 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. 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
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 2016. 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 01845 525701
A club of about 40 members. we take part in four different bowling leagues in North Yorkshire and are open from May to September. Everyone is welcome to come to the club, situated on Sowerby Flatts. New players and seasoned bowlers are all 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, 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 6-a-side Football Football Mundial, Mundial House, Rudgate Court, Walton, Wetherby LS23 7BF. Tel 01937 841440
Matches are played every Tuesday evening between 7-9pm, at Thirsk Floodlit pitch. No joining fees, £28 weekly match fee per team. Teams play one match each week against a different team - two halves of 15 minutes. All matches officiated by Fully Qualified F.A. Referees. 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 3BZ. 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
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 Sowerby, Thirsk. 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 HG4 5DF.
Children welcome. Fitness, health, sport & confidence Accessible. 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 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.
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 Ramblers Tel 01748 818946
Regular Sunday walks of varying lengths Hambleton Strollers 1 Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 8EE. Tel 01609 771624
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. 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