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– December 2016

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Animal rehoming & rescue

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

Here at Jerry Green Dog Rescue we pride ourselves in finding the right forever home for all dogs in our care. We provide on going-support, training and aftercare advice to ensure that all Jerry Green dogs and their new families have the support they need to live a happy life together even after adoption. We have 5 centres spread across England; our centres are located in North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, South Lincolnshire and Nottingham. In 2015 Jerry Green Dog Rescue helped find 959 dogs their new families and our North Yorkshire Centre in Catton, near Thirsk, rehomed 155 of those dogs. Jerry Green Dog Rescue are a Charity who rely solely on public donations- We have no government or lottery funding therefore any support is very much appreciated, no matter how big or small. If you would like to enquire about adopting a dog or becoming a valued member of our volunteer team please contact the North Yorkshire Centre on 01845567456.

Wildlife Haven Rescue Centre

Green Acres, Byland Ave., Thirsk YO7 1DH. Tel 01845 526567

The Wildlife Haven is a small rescue centre run by a single family, from their own home. The Wildlife Haven is run completely voluntarily.


Arcadian Apiaries Ltd

3 Rutland Road, Harrogate HG1 2PY. Tel 01423 507236

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Beez Neez

Paddock House, Malton YO17 8EA. Tel 07877 120451

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Cleveland Beekeepers Asscn

Tel 01642 786243

Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers

20 Kent Road, Harrogate HG1 2LE. Tel 01423 561587

Nigel Pringle

Silverwood, Kilburn, York YO61 4AG. Tel 01347 868294

A member of Harrogate and Ripon Beekepers Association, has been keeping bees for around 5 years. Happy to remove swarms from private gardens - £20 call-out charge.

Northern Bees

18 Camp Hill Close, Dallamires Lane Indust. Estate, Ripon HG4 1QY. Tel 01765 698855

All you need for keeping bees

Trevor Swales

32 South End, Osmotherley, DL6 3BL. Tel 01609  883320

Beekeeper and honey producer

Westfields Honey Farm

Westfields, Boonhill Road, Fadmoor, York YO62 7HA. Tel 01751 432877

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Yorkshire Beekeepers Asscn

4 The Green, Brafferton, Darlington DL1 3LB. Tel 01325 315741

Yorkshire Beekeepers Assn

Noddle Bottom, Wass, York YO61 4AX. Tel 01347 868516

Yorkshire Beekeepers' Assoc

Eastfields House, Ryther Road, Tadcaster LS24 9DY. Tel 01937 834688

Beekeepers and Bee Farmers

Children & young people

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 01904 676076

North Yorkshire Scouts

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

On line form to join Beavers, cubs and scouts at Online form to volunteer as an adult leader or supporter Children welcome. 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

Golden Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LL. Tel 01765 650375

Thirsk Children's Centre

Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1DS. Tel 01609 533068

Main site, Thirsk Community Primary School. Also Easingwold Children's Centre and 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


Ritz Cinema

16 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524751

This is a volunteer run cinema. We screen films each evening throughout the year and have a small meeting room (max 15 persons)available. The cinema can also be hired for private and business purposes, subject to our programme. We also offer space and facilities for children's parties after a matinee performance, again subject to our programme. Children welcome. Weekend matinees subject to availability of suitable films. See our programme or visit our website at Accessible. We have a ground floor auditorium accessible through double width doors. Also, space for motorised vehicles to be brought into the cinema via the side doors. Disabled toilet facilities available.


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.

Butterfly School of Dance

2A Westgate, (rear of Rural Arts), Thirsk YO7 1QS. 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

Sowerby Methodist Church Hall, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JQ. Tel 01748 822248

Mondays 7.30-9.30pm

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.


French classes

Rural Arts, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522342

French classes will begin at Rural Arts on Tue 4 Oct 2016 for almost beginners and on Thu 6 Oct for people who would like to update their knowledge. Each course will last 8 weeks with a break for half-term.

Helen O'Grady Drama Classes

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 01904 332882

The aim is to help young people, 5-17 years, develop Enthusiasm, Confidence, Self Esteem, Conversational ability & Social Skills

Yorkshire Young Musicians

POBox 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. High quality music tuition.

Exercise & slimming

Aerobic and exercise

Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523120

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.

Hambleton Leisure Centre

Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UZ. Tel 01609 777070

Health & Fitness Gym with the latest in cardiovascular and weight equipment. 25m Leisure Pool with flume, waterfall, waves and geysers. Poolside Sauna. Health & Fitness Studio. Sports Hall. Floodlit pitch.

Helmsley Open Air Pool

Baxtons Lane, Helmsley, York YO62 5BH. Tel 01439 408010

Open during mid-Jun to early Sep. Children welcome. Fun sessions


Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 07775 333 857

7pm on Wednesday

North'ton Indoor Bowling Club

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 770356

Thursday, 12.45pm to 3.45pm. £3 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.

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


Village Hall, Thornton le Beans, Northallerton DL6 3SN. Tel 01609 774325

In village hall, Mondays noon-1pm


Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 574053

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


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

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!

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. 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

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

Tai Chi classes for beginners: Mon - Thornton le Beans Village Hall 6pm; Tue - Thirsk Leisure Centre - 10am; Wed - Osmotherley village hall 10.30am; Wed - Tang Soo Do, Thornton le Beans Village Hall 4.45pm; Thu - Hambleton Leisure C 10.30am.

T'ai Chi Qigong

Parochial Church Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. 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 Association

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 523734

Tuesdays 12.45-1.45pm beginners; 2-3pm improvers.


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.


Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 07713 156014

Kettlefit. Tue 7.15pm, Wed 9.45am, Thu 7pm.


Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01609 760218

Wednesday morning

Yoga (Iyengar)

Friends Meeting House, 24 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. 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.


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.


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

9/18 hole Green Fees - Honesty Box Children welcome. Junior golf Accessible. No buggies Dogs welcome with conditions.

Bedale Golf Club

Leyburn Rd, Bedale DL8 1EZ. Tel 01677 422451

Children welcome. In restaurant & junior competitions. Accessible.

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

Forest of Galtres Golf Club

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

We are an 18 hole golf course with covered driving range. Our Clubhouse is open to visitors and our PGA Professional is on hand to offer instruction and to sell golf equipment. We welcome Golf Societies and individual golfers on every day of the week subject to availability.

Fulford (York) Golf Club Limited

Heslington Lane, Heslington, York YO10 5DY. Tel 01904 413579

Harrogate Golf Club

Forest Lane Head, Starbeck, Harrogate HG2 7TF. Tel 01423 862999

Knaresborough Golf Club

Boroughbridge Road, Knaresborough HG5 0QQ. Tel 01423 862690

We are a friendly Members Golf Club who welcome visiting parties and casual golfers. We cater for the full range of golfers with 2 PGA qualified professionals, practice areas and a practice green. From beginner to category 1 golfer we have what you want for quality golf. Children welcome. Young children must be supervised by adults but will be made very welcome. 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

Children welcome. Families welcome. Junior golfing. Accessible.

Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club

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

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.

Halls for hire

Boltby Village Hall

Boltby, Thirsk YO7 2DY. Tel 01845 537392

Kitchen, projection screen, few car spaces, toilet. The public may come in and make themselves a hot drink Children welcome. Accessible. Entrance through kitchen into main hall. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Borrowby Village Hall

Borrowby, Thirsk YO7 4QN. Tel 01845 537503 Norma Sutton

Parties of up to 150 people. Modern kitchen. Car parking. Baby changing. Yoga, Kid's club coffee and book sales Accessible. Hearing aid loop, wheelchair access, entrance ramp & fully accessible toilet facilities.

Cold Kirby Village Hall

Low field lane, Cold Kirby, Thirsk YO7 2HL. Tel 01133281068

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. Good facilities for children's parties Accessible. Level access and ramp available Dogs welcome with conditions.

Coxwold Village Hall

Byland Road, Coxwold, York YO61 4BB. Tel 01347 868077

Ideal for weddings, parties and training. Main hall, kitchen, committee room, snooker room, toilets, baby change facilities. Parking, children's play area and a playing field. Accessible. Accessible toilet.

Dalton Village Hall

Willow Bridge Lane, Dalton, Thirsk YO7 3BN. Tel 01845 578023

For hire for clubs, societies & organisations, weddings and birthday parties. Large hall, committee meeting room, kitchen, bar room and toilets/baby changing facilities. Children welcome. Accessible. Disabled access & disabled toilet.

Dishforth Village Hall

Main street, Dishforth, Thirsk YO7 3JU. Tel 01845 577539

Once the Village Church. TV/video/DVD, projector & screen, wireless Internet. Ideal for wedding receptions, business meetings, children's parties, special occasions, sports and keep-fit, theatre, dances and social events, education and leisure classes. Accessible. Hearing loop, accessible toilets. Dogs welcome with conditions.

East Thirsk Community Hall

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

Hall, function and club rooms for hire. Main hall £14, function room £12, Main & function rooms together £17, small meeting room £5. All prices per hour.

Helperby Village Hall

Helperby, York YO61 2NS. Tel 01423 360138

A modern community hall offering a range of facilities, including a meeting room (also suitable for dinner parties / receptions for up to 50 people) and the main sports hall, suitable for larger parties or dances, and receptions. Children welcome. Available for children's parties. Play area for younger children. Accessible.

Kilburn Village Institute

Kilburn, York YO61 4AH. Tel 01347 868696

In the centre of the picturesque village of Kilburn, under the famous White Horse.A large room and a kitchen for meetings or parties.

Knayton Village Hall

Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AZ. Tel 01845 537688

Two rooms and kitchen for hire. Suitable for meetings, children/adult parties and private functions. Accessible. Dogs welcome

Rural Arts

Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 526536

Variety of rooms. The main venue is The Courtroom, a large spacious function room, but there is also a fully equipped training room, a computer/media suite and an art studio.

Sandhutton & Bre. Village Hall

Sandhutton Lane, Sandhutton, Thirsk YO7 4RS. Tel 07831 666205

Hall for hire £20+electricity per session (morning, afternoon or evening). £40 per day. On A167 road from the Busby Stoop roundabout to Northallerton.

South Otterington Village Hall

6 Mayfield, South Otterington, Northallerton DL7 9HW. Tel 01609 775531

Maunby, Newby Wiske and South Otterington village hall is situated at the far end of Little Otterington green, which is off Station Road in South Otterington in the vicinity of the church and primary school. Often available at weekends for hiring for birthday and other parties and for other private bookings. Also available for regular and occasional bookings during the week, except on Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon. Accessible. gentle ramp to front door

Sowerby Parochial Church Hall

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

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

Sutton Village Hall

Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, Thirsk YO7 2PS. Tel 01845 597329

Kitchen, IT / AudioVisual, PA system. Accessible.

The Forum

Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 776230

A variety of rooms and facilities to hire, including smallrooms suitable for meetings or classes, Ancillary Hall for larger functions and children's parties and our Main Hall, which can seat up to 376 people. Cinema-quality projector and a bouncy castle, plus bar and kitchen facilities.

Thirkleby Village Hall

Mill Lane, Great Thirkleby, Thirsk YO7 2AT. Tel 01845 501223

Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall

Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 522650

Very large hall and smaller annexe. Children welcome. Available for children's parties. Put on shows suitable for children. Accessible. Mobility scooters & wheelchairs ok. Not accessible upstairs.

Thornton-le-Beans Village Hall

Thornton-le-Beans, Northallerton DL6 3SN. Tel 01609 774325

The Hall is the former village school at the top of School Lane. We have one main room that holds up to 75 people seated or 120 standing. There is a smart modern kitchen with a serving hatch to the main room. Accessible. Disabled access and disabled toilets

Thornton-le-Beans Village Hall

Thornton-le-Beans, Northallerton DL6 3SN. Tel 01609 774325

The Hall is the former village school at the top of School Lane. We have one main room that holds up to 75 people seated or 120 standing. There is a smart modern kitchen with a serving hatch to the main room. Accessible. Disabled access and disabled toilets

Thorpe House

c/o Holy Rood House, 10 Sowerby Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Tel 01845 522580

Thorpe House is a good place for your meetings, including excellent food. About 5 minutes walk from the centre of Thirsk and good parking on site.

Topcliffe Village Hall

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

Pilates (Mon & Thu), Tang Soo Do (Mon & Wed), Book exchange (Tue or when in hall for other activities), Yoga (Mon), Daisychain (Wed childminder group), Brownies (Thu), Indoor carpet bowls (Thu), Toddlers (Fri). Hire charges on request.


Bedale Library

Bedale Hall, Bedale DL8 1AA. Tel 0845 034 9500

Open: Mon 2-5pm. Tue 10am-4pm. Wed 2-5pm. Thu closed. Fri 10am-4pm. Sat 10am-noon.

Boroughbridge Library

17 St James Square, Boroughbridge YO5 9AR. Tel 0845 034 9519

Open: Mon 2-5pm, Tue 2-5pm, Wed, 9am-1pm and 5-7pm, Thu 10.00-1pm, Fri 10am-1pm and 2-6pm, Sat 10-noon.

Easingwold Library

Market Place, Easingwold YO61 3AN. Tel 0845 034 9531

Opening times; Mon 10-5 pm. Tue 2-5 pm. Wed closed. Thu 1-6 pm. Fri 9.30-5pm. Sat 10-12.30pm. Storytime for under fives Fridays 2.15-2.45 term time only.

Helmsley Library

Town Hall, Helmsley YO62 5BL. Tel 0845 034 9527

Mon: closed. Tue: 10am-noon. Wed: closed. Thu: 10am-12.30pm & 2-4pm. Fri: 8.30am-6pm. Sat: 10am-noon. Sun: closed.

Northallerton Library

1 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PT. Tel 0845 034 9506 (lending library)

Open Mon 9.30am-6pm. Tue 9.30am-5pm. Wed 9.30am-6pm. Thu 1pm-5pm. Fri 9.30am-5pm. Sat 9.30am-1.30pm.

Ripon Library

The Arcade, Ripon HG4 1AG. Tel 0845 034 9524

Open: Mon 10-6pm, Tue 10-5pm, Wed, 10-5pm, Thu 10-5pm, Fri 10-5pm, Sat 10-2pm.

Thirsk Library

Meadowfields, Chapel Street, Thirsk YO7 1TH. Tel 01609 534589

Open:Mon 10am-5pm, Tue 1-5pm, Wed closed, Thu 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9.30am-12.30pm. Storytime for the under 5s every Friday afternoon 2.15-2.45pm.


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 & Rescue 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.

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.

Ripon Concert Society

Ripon Cathedral, Ripon SATNAV: HG4 1LX. Tel 01765 635244

Recitals and chamber music from international artists.

Singing group

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524507

Singing, Monday 11am-noon. Accessible.

Sowerby Music

1 Hawthorne Terrace, Bagby, Thirsk YO7 2PQ. Tel 01845 597058

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 Cecilia Orchestra

Ripon Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church, Ripon HG4 2EY. Tel 01765 677413

More than just a community orchestra. At its most spectacular it is an exceptionally fine and very large symphony orchestra, often working with top class international soloists.

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 with George Morton as our esteemed conductor. 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.


Ainderby Steeple CE School

Station Lane, Morton on Swale, Northallerton DL7 9QR. Tel 01609 773519

Primary school

Aiskew Leeming Bar CE School

Leeming Lane, Leeming Bar, Northallerton DL7 9AU. Tel 01677 422403

Primary school

Alanbrooke CP School

Alanbrooke Barracks, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3SF. Tel 01845 577474

Primary school

All Saints RC Primary School

Green Lane East, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1NB. Tel 01845 523058

Primary school

Alverton Infants School

Mount Road, Northallerton DL6 1RB. Tel 01609 773524

Primary school

Ampleforth College

Ampleforth, York YO62 4ER. Tel 01439 766000

Independent school. Most pupils are full boarders and British with some overseas boarders, mostly from Europe. More than 70% of pupils are Catholic.

Applegarth CP School

Upwell Road, Northallerton DL7 8QF. Tel 01609 773521

Primary school

Baldersby St James CE School

Baldersby St James, Thirsk YO7 4PT. Tel 01765 640277

Primary school

Breckenbrough School

Sandhutton, Thirsk YO7 4EN. Tel 01845 587238

A ‘special’ school providing a nurturing and supportive environment for boys to further develop their intellect and behaviour.

Brompton CP School, Station Rd

Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2RE. Tel 01609 772657

Primary school

Broomfield CP School

Broomfield Ave, Northallerton DL7 8RG. Tel 01609 774050

Primary school

Carlton Miniott CP School

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NS. Tel 01845 522088

Primary school

Cundall Manor School

Helperby, York YO61 2RW. Tel 01423 360200

Independent school for boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 16 years of age. Ranked in the top 9% of independent schools in the UK.

Dishforth Airfield CP School

Short Rd, Dishforth Airfield, Thirsk YO7 3DL. Tel 01423 322556

Primary school

Dishforth C of E School

Grange Close, Dishforth, Thirsk YO7 3LN. Tel 01845 577206

Primary school

Easingwold CP School

Thirsk Rd, Easingwold, York YO61 3HJ. Tel 01347 821282

Primary school

Husthwaite C of E School

Low St, Husthwaite, York YO61 4QA. Tel 01347 868371

Primary school

Knayton C of E School

Stockton Rd, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AN. Tel 01845 537291

Primary school

Leeming RAF CP School

Gatenby, Northallerton DL7 9NQ. Tel 01677 422675

Primary school

Mill Hill Community School

Crosby Rd, Northallerton DL6 1AE. Tel 01609 772382

Primary school

Northallerton College

Grammar School Lane, Northallerton DL6 1DD. Tel 01609 773340

Secondary school

Pickhill C of E School

The Green, Pickhill, Thirsk YO7 4JL. Tel 01845 567339

Primary school

Queen Ethelburga's School

Thorpe Underwood, York YO26 9SS. Tel 01423 333330

Independent collegiate. Four co-educational schools and a kindergarten. 3 to 19 years old.

Queen Mary's School

Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3BZ. Tel 01845 575000

An independent girls' school for day and boarding pupils from ages 2 through to 16, with co-educational nursery and pre prep departments for children between 2 and 7 years.

Ripon Grammar School

Clotherholme Road, Ripon HG4 2DG. Tel 01765 602647

Secondary school

Romanby CP School, The Close

Romanby, Northallerton DL7 8BL. Tel 01609 781178

Primary school

Sacred Heart RC School

Broomfield Avenue, Northallerton DL7 8UL. Tel 01609 780971

Primary school

Sessay C of E Primary School

Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3NA. Tel 01845 501239

Primary school

South Kilvington C of E School

South Kilvington, Thirsk YO7 2NH. Tel 01845 523191

Primary school

South Otterington C of E School

South Otterington, Northallerton DL7 9HD. Tel 01609 776273

Primary school

Sowerby CP School

Topcliffe Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1RX. Tel 01845 523037

Primary school

St Peters C of E School

School Terrace, Brafferton, York YO61 2PA. Tel 01423 360250

Primary school

The Dales School

Morton on Swale, Northallerton DL7 9QW. Tel 01609 772932

An all age local authority specialist school for cognition and learning with an Outstanding Ofsted report.

Thirsk CP School

Hambleton Place, Thirsk YO7 1SL. Tel 01845 524349

Primary school

Thirsk School & Sixth Form

Topcliffe Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1RZ. Tel 01845 522024

Secondary school

Topcliffe C of E Primary School

School Lane, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RG. Tel 01845 577412

Primary school

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

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 712139

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

Friends of Moorsbus

Tel 01751 477216

Passengers and supporters who have come together to form Friends of Moorsbus and Moorsbus Community Interest Company. We are starting again to build up a public transport network for routes into, around, and close to The North York Moors.

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 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.

Mowbray Probus Club

Royal British Legion, 21 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 525771

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

N Yorks County Record Office

Malpas Road, Northallerton DL7 8TB. Tel 01609 777585

We make available local and family history records for North Yorkshire dating from the 12th to the 21st century 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


Meets in the Methodist Church Hall at Brompton near Northallerton.

Northallerton Local Hist. Soc.

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

Provides a month talk on the second Tuesday of each month. 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.

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.

NY East Federation of WIs

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

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.


Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01609 780087

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 2pm 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


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

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

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 Socy

Thirkleby,. Tel Mrs J Coupe 01845 501375

Thirlby Local History Group

Tel 01845 597077

Meets in Thirlby Village Hall, YO7 2DJ, 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 Bridge Club

Thirsk Methodist Church, St. James's Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 523582

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

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 526246

Meet at the Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk, 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

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 Museum Society

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

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. 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.

Thirsk Rotary Club

Tel 01845 597469

Meet on Tuesdays at 6pm for 6.30pm, usualy in the Golden Fleece, but check beforehand if possible.

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 9am 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

YO7. Tel 01845 524619

U3A Thirsk leisure & learning

Sowerby Parochial Hall, Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Tel 01845 527851

Meet at 10am 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. Subscription £15 a year. Accessible. Scooters are not a problem.

Vale Radio

Haxby Memorial Hall, The Village, Haxby, York YO32 3HT. Tel 01904 765900

All-volunteer Internet based local community radio station with music, news and views 24 hours a day. Covers North, South, East and West of York City Centre. Covering Selby, Thirsk, Linton on Ouse, Howardian Hills into Ryedale.


Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 523488



Sowerby Parochial Hall, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LY. Tel 01845 522885

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

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.

Tel 07989 095824

Ladies football matches on a Sunday afternoon. Looking for new players 16+.

Hambleton Paddlers Canoe Club

c/o 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

West End Farm, 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. Children welcome. Junior Coaching during summer ter. Junior League Matches Accessible.

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.

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, 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

Tel 01937 841440

Matches are played every Monday 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 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

Lawn bowls - practice, club play (leagues) competitions and social bowling 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 Racecourse, Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 01845 522910 / 07933 413262

Thirsk Falcons FC (juniors)

Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Tel 07977 446175

Provides FA Charter Standard football coaching and TJFA league matches for local children in age groups ranging from 3 – 16 years upwards. Girsl & 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 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

Newsham Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QP.

Meets at Thirsk Athletic Club, Newsham Rd. Seniors Thu 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 01845 523869

Located next to Thirsk Athletics 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.


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

Offer help, support and activities for older people in North Yorkshire. Coffee mornings, social groups, exercise classes, walking group, falls prevention, Telephone Befriending, Shop and Drop in, Hambleton Over Fifities Forum, Home From Hospital, Housing Options. Products offered - Home, Car and Travel insurance, Gas & Electricity, Motor Breakdown, Funeral Plans, Personal Alarms, Lifebook, Wills and Legal Services . Accessible. Ramp available for wheelchair users and mobility scooters

Alzheimers Soc Hambl&Richmond

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

Day Support Centres in Richmond, Easingwold, Northallerton & Stokesley. Support for people with dementia and their families in the community, carer's groups, dementia cafes and befriending & singing for the brain Accessible. No mobility scooters

Bluebird Care

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

Carers Centre

32 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EE. Tel 01609 780872

Support and advice to carers and the families of young carers across a range of subjects. When you are caring for someone it can be overwhelming and it can really help to have someone else to guide you to exactly what you need.

Children & Families:prevention

Children & Families Centre, Thirsk School, Topcliffe Rd, Thirsk YO7 1RZ. Tel 01609 798445

Early help and support to children, young people and families across a wide range of issues. Activities and opportunities which help support young children’s early learning & development; Child and family health services and activities for children with special educational needs & disabilities and their families. Also Youth Sessions run from the Children & Families Centre at the school.

Citizens Advice Bureau

227 High St, Northallerton DL7 8DW. Tel 0344 411 1444 / 01609 776551

Serves North Yorkshire, including Thirsk. General advice on many subjects including debt, benefits, housing, employment, consumer issues etc. Located behind the Parish Church. Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Drop-in sessions: Mon, Tue & Thu 9.30am-12.30pm. Appointments by arrangement. Children welcome. toys Accessible. Use side entrance through archway on left.

Dyslexia Network Plus

Tel 0845 226 0240 / 0845  644 8602

A local support group for families with dyslexic type difficulties in Hambleton & Richmond districts.

Hambleton Community Action

Community House, 10 South Parade, Northallerton DL7 8SE. Tel 01609 780458

Gives support, information and advice to voluntary and community groups. Carers’ Respite Sitting. Community Car Scheme to help people who are unable to access public transport in Northallerton. Support for people who feel socially isolated, through regular visits from a volunteer. Wheels 2 Work - a not for profit moped loan scheme that helps people get to work, apprenticeships, or training, where no other form of transport is available.

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

Hambleton North Prevention Svc

159-160 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8JZ. Tel 01609 536468

Offers early help for children, young people and their families who would benefit from targeted support, for example with school attendance, young people not in education employment or training, parenting support, improving health or managing existing onditions. Children welcome.

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.

Holy Rood House

10 Sowerby Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Tel 01845 522580

A Centre for Health and Pastoral Care - 'The Place to Turn To' for all kinds of people of all ages, for many different reasons, within a gentle Christian ethos of reflection, exploration and discovery working towards justice, peace and ecological awareness.

Home Instead

Nidderdale House, Station Rd, Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3BA. Tel 01423 774490

Non-medical care of older people in their own homes in the Harrogate, Ripon & Thirsk areas.

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.


39 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ. Tel 03000 110 110 / 0300 111 0777

A free, confidential, dedicated North Yorkshire support service for victims of domestic abuse and rape. Tuesday 5 - 7 and Thursday 5 - 9pm. Otherwise please phone police.

Independent Living Homecare

1 Meadow Garth, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HY. Tel 07704 056194

A personal approach to living independently in your own home.


Room D005 gnd floor, D block, Hudson House, Toft Green, York YO1 6JT. Tel 01904 557490

Free, confidential advice on housing issues for residents in Hambleton, Richmondshire and whole of North Yorkshire. Keyhouse is a registered charity with a telephone assessment is available 5 days a week 9am-5pm.

ME Sufferers & Carers' Support

Quaker Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EE. Tel 07949 694640 / 07760 446662

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

North Yorkshire Advocacy

Elizabeth House, Barker Business Park, Melmerby, Ripon HG4 5NL. 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.

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 Accessible.

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 £3.50, open to everyone. Providing support and companionship to those who have suffered the trauma of cardiac problems.

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.
Follow us on Facebook via Hambleton & Richmondshire Osteoporosis Support Group
Accessible. Completely accessible.

Samaritan's Northallerton

7 Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1AA. Tel 01609 776161

St John Ambulance

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

Stepping Stones

Thirsk and Sowerby. Tel 01609 780758

Are you feeling anxious, depressed or just fancy a nice cuppa, drop in to the Town Hall Annexe, Thirskbetween 1.30 and 3.30pm Accessible. Fully accessible

Streetlights Thirsk

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

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


Thirsk & Dist. Bus. Assn.

- Ladies section, c/o Jill Miller, 4 Finkle St., Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 525112

Ladies in business in Thirsk. A social and support group. Organises and funds the Christmas Lights in Thirsk through all-year activities in the town.


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.


Aysgarth Falls Info Centre

Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn DL8 3TH. Tel 01969 662910

Open Sat, Sun & school holidays 10am-4pm until 25 Mar 2016.

Bedale Tourist Information Centre

Bedale Hall, North End, Bedale DL8 1AA. Tel 01677 424604

Beverley TIC

34 Butcher Row, Beverley HU17 0AB. Tel 01482 391672


Bridlington TIC

25 Prince Street, Bridlington YO15 2NP. Tel 01482 391634

Danby Tourist Information Centre

Danby Lodge, Lodge Lane, Danby YO21 2NB. Tel 01439 772737

Daily from February half term until 31 March 2015, 10.30am to 4.00pm; Daily April, May, June, July 2015, 10.00am to 5.00pm; Daily August 2015, 9.30am to 5.30pm; Daily September and October 2015, 10.00am to 5.00pm; Daily November, December 2015, 10.30am to 4.00pm; Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; Open 26 December - 3 January 2016, 10.30am to 4.00pm.

Durham Visitor Contact Centre

3-4 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel 03000 262626

Monday to Saturday: 9.30am-5.30pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays: 11.00am-4.00pm

Easingwold Tourist Information

Chapel Lane, Easingwold YO61 3AE. Tel 01347 821530

Accessible. Dogs welcome

Filey Tourist Info. Centre

John Street, Filey YO14 9DW. Tel 01723 383636

Grassington Information Centre

National Park Centre,, Hebbden Road, Grassington BD23 5LB. Tel 01756 751690

Great Ayton Tourist Information Centre

High Green Car Park, Great Ayton TS9 6BJ. Tel 01642 722835

Open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat. Closed Nov to Mar. Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome

Halifax Visitor Centre

Halifax Central Library, Northgate, Halifax HX1 1UN. Tel 01422 368725

Harrogate Tourist Information Centre

Royal Baths, Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2WJ. Tel 01423 537300

Summer: Mon-Sat 9am – 5.30pm, Sun 10am – 1pm. Winter: 9.30am–5pm Mon to Sat, closed Sunday.

Hawes Tourist Info. Centre

Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT. Tel 01969 666210

Haworth TIC

2-4 West Lane, Haworth BD22 8EF. Tel 01535 642329

Open: Monday - Sunday, April - September 10:00 - 17:00. October - March 10:00 - 16:00 (Except Wednesdays 10:30am)

Ingleton Tourist Info, Centre

Ingleborough Community Centre, Ingleton LA6 3HJ. Tel 01524 241049

Knaresborough TIC

9 Castle Courtyard, Market Place, Knaresborough HG5 8AE. Tel 01423 866886

Apr-Oct: Mon-Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10am–1pm Sun. Nov–Mar: Wed & Sat 10am–4pm,

Leyburn TIC

Dales Haven Guest House, Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BJ. Tel 01969 623814

Mashamshire Community Office

7 Little Market Place, Masham, Ripon HG4 4JW. Tel 01765 680200

Monday to Friday:  10:00 – 15:00, Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00, Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00 (Aug)

Middlesbrough TIC

The Town Hall, Albert Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel 01642 729900

Monday - Thursday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm; Friday 10.00 am - 4.30 pm; Saturday 10.00 am - 3.00 pm;

Nidderdale Plus Partnership

Station Square, King Street, Pateley Bridge HG3 5AT. Tel 01423 714953

Community Hub for Nidderdale. Open Mon 10-6; Tue to Fri 10-4; Sat & Sun 10-1; closed bank holidays.

Northallerton Tourist Information

The Applegarth, Northallerton DL7 8LZ. Tel 01609 776864

Open 10am-4pm (noon Sat) on Mon-Sat. Closed Nov-Mar.

Richmond Tourist Info Centre

Richmond Library, Queens Road, Richmond DL10 4DN. Tel 01609 534580

Ripon Tourist Information Centre

Town Hall, Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1DD. Tel 01765 604625

Apr-Oct: Mon-Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10am–1pm Sun. Nov–Mar: Wed & Sat 10am–4pm,

Saltaire & Airedale

Salts Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 3LA. Tel 01274 437942

Open: 7 days a week: April - September 10:00 - 17:00; October - March 10:00 - 16:00.

Scarborough Harbourside TIC

Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PP. Tel 01723 383636

Settle Information Centre

Town Hall, Cheapside, Settle BD24 9EJ. Tel 01729 825192

Children welcome. Things to do in the area, quiz sheets. Accessible. Via lift at side of building Dogs welcome

Skipton Information centre

Town Hall, Skipton BD23 1AH. Tel 01756 792809

Stockton Tourist Information

134b High Street, Stockton on Tees TS18 1LP. Tel 01642 528130


Sutton Bank TIC

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH. Tel 01845 597426

Daily April, May, June, July 2015, 10.00am to 5.00pm; Daily August 2015, 9.30am to 5.30pm; Daily September and October 2015, 10.00am to 5.00pm; Daily November, December 2015, 10.30am to 4.00pm; Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; Open 26 December - 3 January 2016, 10.30am to 4.00pm

Thirsk Tourist Information

93A Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Tel 01845 522755

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am with closing time dependent on the month: Jan-Mar 3pm, Apr-Jun 4pm, Jul-Aug 4.30pm, Sep-Dec 4pm. In July & August also open Sundays 11am-2pm. Receives no local authority grant and is run and funded by the work of 30+ unpaid volunteers. Children welcome. Children's books, pocket-money items Accessible. Dogs welcome

Whitby Tourist Information Centre

Langborne Road, Whitby YO21 1YN. Tel 01723 383636

York Tourist Information Centre

1 Museum Street, York YO1 7DT. Tel 01904 550099


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 01535 644317

Regular monthly walks of varying lengths, mainly Dales area.

Hambleton Ramblers


Regular Sunday walks of varying lengths

Hambleton Strollers

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

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.

U3A Northallerton

Tel 01609 774067

U3A Thirsk & Sowerby

Tel 01347 822204

W.I. Walking Group

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

Walking group for W.I. members