Clubs, Societies & Events

[Local Events Diary]

[Social Clubs] [Sports Clubs] [Youth Organisations] [Ilkley & Wharfedale Organisations] 


Memorial Hall, Main Street (opposite The Fleece) – Bookings: – Wendy Green, Tel.01943 831758 (when Hub is open), e-mail

Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street – Bookings:- Alison Dixon Tel.830309

Mount Hermon Church Hall, Main Street (corner of Bolton Road) – Bookings:  Maureen Marshall, Tel. 01943 830949

The Hub, Main Street (above the Library) – Bookings – as Memorial Hall

St Peter’s Church Hall (St Peter’s Church, Church Street) Contact: Rvd. Jill Perrett, Phone: 01943 831382   Email:

The Scout Hall, Stockinger Lane, Addingham. Bookings: 01943 831156

Farfield Friends Meeting House (beside Bolton Road just after Farfield Hall)

Addingham Youth Centre: The purpose-built Youth Centre is sited adjacent to the primary school on Bolton Road.
The centre is owned by a charitable trust named Addingham Youth Council.
The facilities at the centre include a Sports Hall, Kitchen & Coffee Bar Area, and smaller Activity Rooms etc.
The centre is available for hire throughout the year.

Currently, the centre is available;
Weekdays – 10:00am-3:00pm
Weekday Evenings – Monday-Thursday 6:30pm onwards
Weekends from 8:00am

If you wish to hire the centre please contact;
Lisle Richardson
2 Bark Lane
LS29 0RB
Tel: 01943 830625 or 07860230607, email:

Note to all organisers: Ilkley & District Good Neighbours Community Transport offer minibuses ot low cost for the use of all clubs and societies in the area. For details contact:-
Ian Padley, Co-ordinator
Ilkley & District Good Neighbours Community Transport
Tel: 01943 603348 Fax: 01943 609906
Email , Web Site

Note: Some of these details may be out of date. Please contact webmaster with corrections

Social Clubs

These names are prefixed with ‘Addingham’

Active Retired

Memorial Hail, Weekly – Monday afternoon, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.(term time)
Objects: to promote fellowship and activity for retired people.

Allotments & Gardens Association
Contact: Hon. Sec. 01943 839284

Talks on last Thursday of the month (September to April), at Mount Hermon Church Hall
Objects: to promote the interests of gardeners and allotment holders.
To hire an allotment please contact Parish Council Parish Clerk or Simon Tennant 07811151694

Art Classes – Wharfedale Artists
Tutored classes with local artist, Susan Ross:  General “art for all classes” (all abilities including beginners)
Wed and Thur 1.30-3.30pm during term time at the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street.
Life Drawing on third Thursday in the month Oct to July, 7-9pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street.

Ring Susan Ross: 01943 831093/07962 187533,
email, for details of all art classes.

Art Course – Geraldine Thompson
Drawing and Painting for beginners and those with more experience who want to develop their own artist’s identity using a range of materials and techniques including acrylics and mixed media.

Where: Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Addingham LS29 0JE
When: Tuesdays 1.00-3.00pm
Tutor: Geraldine Thompson MA, LFA, Cert Ed.

For more information contact Geraldine:
Tel: 07719 747523

Beer Festival
Organise the annual Addingham Beer Festival in October, in aid of local charities.


Beyond the Classical Top Ten (music appreciation class)
A weekly opportunity to listen and learn about classical music.
Contact: 01756 790056
Old School, Main St. Addingham
Starting Monday 26 September 2016, 1.30 – 3.30pm.

Bridleways Group
Contact: 01756 710387

Carousel Group
A social network for women who have moved into the Wharfedale area
Web Site 605930

Churches Together
Contact: See Churches

Ceilidh Club & Pilates
Contact: Liz 01943 609393 or Jennie 01535 664634, email
Club nights: 3rd Sunday of the month (no meeting in August) @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Addingham Memorial Hall (£5.00).
Everyone is welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner, there’s always someone to dance with!
Dances from Yorkshire, England, Scotland, Ireland, Europe and beyond to live music
Resident callers Jennie Ellison, Jenny Scott, Liz Bowen
Resident band Beneath the Clock Dave Dobson, Cath Stevens, Geoff Bowen, Maurice Healy

Civic Society
Contact – 01943 831476,
Website –

Drama Group
Contact – 07557196756, email:
Play readings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month in The Swan, Main St at 7.30pm

Productions: Spring and Autumn

Environment Group
Contact: Gill Battarbee
Tel.01943 839792

Fellowship and Luncheon Club
Tel. 01943839855

Film Club

Gala Committee
Tel 07835 022644, email:

Garden Friends
Contact – 839855
Website –

Looking after Addingham’s public gardens

Good Neighbours Club
Details – Sitting Pilates and Coffee ‘n Cake each Wednesday in the Memorial Hall at 10.30
and The Workshed
Contact – 01943 839425
Email –

Historic Chapels Trust
Contact 830032 or 609839
Website –

Maintain and open the Farfield Friends Meeting House, beside Bolton Road (B6160) just north of Farfield Hall

The Hub
The new village meeting place in the Old School above the Community Library.  Open Monday to Thursday mornings, 9.00 – 12 noon, and Friday afternoons 1.45 – 4.45. Pop in for a chat, hot drink, newspapers, free wifi and use of laptop computers etc. The Hub is also available, free, for small meetings (up to 25 people) afternoons and evenings. See Venues above for booking contact.  

Lower Wharfedale Ramblers
The Ramblers are the UK’s largest walking charity with over 500 local groups. Lower Wharfedale Ramblers (LWR) is the group that covers Addingham.







LWR offers 5 walks virtually every week:-

A+ 14+ Strenuous Tues
A 12 Strenuous Tues
B 8-10 Leisurely Thurs
C 7 Leisurely Tues
D 4-5 Easy Alt Tues

We have many members in the village and consequently a number of our walks, each season, start and finish in the locality (normally the Swan CP). Lift sharing is also popular and most walks take place in the Wharfe Valley area.
Potential members can walk up to 3 times, without charge, to decide what suits them best.
Full details of all walks and how to become a member can be found at

 Metal Detecting Club
Contact: 01756 749480

Addingham Old School, meets first Tuesday of the month, 8.00 pm to l 0.30

Methodists’ Friendly Hour
Contacts: Tel. 839210

Meeting Place: Addingham Methodist Church Hall, Wednesdays fortnightly,
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm.
Objects: Fellowship time, worship, introduction and speaker.

Methodists’ Craft Group
Contact: Tel.830309

Methodist Church Hall, Fortnightly Wednesdays

Methodist Discussion & Fellowship Group
Contact: Tel.830309

Methodist Church Hall, Tuesday & Thursday, Fortnightly.

Memorial Hall Social Committee

Meets every six weeks in homes of members,
to arrange rotas to promote social occasions and to raise money for the upkeep of the Memorial Hall.

Music Group

National Childbirth Trusts
(Wharfedale Group)

Contact: 830279 or 830027
Meets St Peter’s Church Hall, Thursdays, 2.00 – 4.00pm

Pantomime Group
Tickets – Tel 831007, email: or

Contact: 01943 830640, email:

Addingham Memorial Hall, first and third Thursdays of every month.
A social gathering of retired gentlemen, talks and presentations on a range of subjects.
The Probus club had its first meeting on 14 February 1980 where G W (Bill) Hall was elected as the first chairman. The club has held twice monthly meetings since 1980 except when they clash with elections and during the Covid pandemic. It was decided that the club should be open to retired and semi-retired professional and businessmen living in the Addingham area but that definition is not intended to be restrictive and is interpreted in the widest sense. 

Skipton Brass
We are currently looking for experienced brass players, and anyone who would like to learn to play a brass instrument. We offer our services free of charge and we have a limited number of instruments which people may use. Either contact the band by telephone on 07074 754786 or by email, ” data-mce-href=”mailto: “>


Silver Fox Salsa Club
See website for details

Skipton & Wharfedale Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Contact: Tel:01943 609302
Email: Richard Passmore

Walk & Talk Group
Fancy a 4/5 mile walk on the second Tuesday of the month?  Then join us in
the Walk and Talk Group for the opportunity to meet people and get exercise and fresh air in the beautiful Dales area. Our walks are in the region of 4 to 5 miles and include a lunch stop, either partway round or at the end. In the Summer we take a picnic, whilst in the Winter we go to a pub or cafe. To take part all you need to do is turn up at the Methodist Church Hall car park by 10.00 am on the second Tuesday of the month with appropriate clothing and footwear. There is no charge to participate. Most of the walks involve sharing a car to travel a short distance to the start point.
The group has been established for over 10 years and further information is available from Mike on: 01943 831700. Newcomers are especially welcome!!

Wednesday Club
Addingham Wednesday Club Meetings Resume.
Ladies, why not come and join us?  With effect from 3 November 2021 we will resume our meetings which take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, at 7.30pm.  Visitors are very welcome! 
Contact: Pauline, phone: 01943 830548 or Margaret, phone: 01943 830935

Women’s Institute
Contact: Susan Ross, Tel. 01943 831093/07962 187533, email
Mount Hermon, Second Tuesday of the month, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Yoga Circle
We welcome people of all ages and abilities, though most of our postures, balances, and breathing exercises are manageable by all. Easier alternatives are taught for beginners and those who need them. We practise Hatha, or physical yoga, which benefits the whole body and mind as well. Each session ends with a period of mindful relaxation. 

Contact: Margaret Scott, Tel. 01943 431248 or Mobile  07914700538, email:

Addingham Primary School, Mondays in term time, 7.30 – 9.00pm.


Sports Clubs

Addingham Angling Association

Chairman: Cyril Guest
Secretary: Peter Bell, Mobile: 07549155711 Email:
Water Bailiff: Paul Tinsley, Tel 01943 839349
Day tickets (limited to two per day) are open to all and are available from Addingham Post Office.
Membership queries – please contact the Club Secretary
Membership of the Association is open to villagers.
Fishing on left-hand bank above High Mill to Farfield Hall.

Addingham Bowling Club

Main Street, Addingham
Contact: Mrs Karen Twist,
28, Duncan Ave.
Otley LS21 3LN.
Tel 01943 466524. email:

Teams play in the Skipton League and The Wharfedale and Airedale Half-Holiday League.
Floodlights are installed.

Addingham Cricket Club

Chair.                Peter Etchells.    07734 331481
Secretary.         Richard Walton.  07582 413966
Junior Chair.     Louise Hastings.  07930 151772

The Club plays in the Airedale and Wharfedale League at Junior and Senior level on Saturdays, and friendly matches on Sundays.
Juniors: Under 17s Wednesdays, Under 15s Sundays, Under 13s Fridays, 
Addingham Football Club
Richard Holmes
mobile: 07917 156 876
Twitter: @AddinghamFC

Two senior teams play at Stockinger Lane. Match day: Saturday, training Tuesday and Thursday.

Bracken Ghyll Golf Club

Skipton Road, Addingham
After its expansion to 18 holes in June 2001, Bracken Ghyll is looking for members in all sections. The club boasts some of the best views in Yorkshire, a fair but testing 18 hole layout, and a full and varied social calendar. Visitors are also welcome. All enquiries to the clubhouse at 01943-831207, or via website.
Website –


Addingham Primary School, Mondays, Low grades and beginners, 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm;

Higher grades, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm. Wednesdays, all grades, 5.45 pm – 6.45 pm.
Contact: Graham Thorpe, 01535 691600

Keep Fit
Susan Ross, Tel. 01943 831093/07962 187533, email
Meeting Place: Addingham Methodist Church Hall, Wednesdays, 9.30 am.

Dingham Dashers Ladies Rounders Club
Established 2015, friendly team of ladies (minimum age 20- no max), we play throughout the summer other local teams Tues/Thurs or both,6.45/7. New players welcome.
Contact: Lucy Hall, email, Tel.07904345480

Addingham Rounders Club
Contact: 831144

Addingham Table Tennis
Meets  Tuesdays  7.30-9.30pm  in the Methodist Church Hall
Contact Tony Richardson  on 01943 609360 or email:


Youth Organisations

For advice on Games for Youth Groups see

Big Voice Drama Group

for young people aged 4 and upwards.
It is held at The Methodist Church Hall every Friday during term time from 5.30pm-7.00pm
Contact: 07747697752

Addingham Youth Centre, Bolton Road, Addingham, L529 0NR
(Adjacent to Addingham Primary School), Contact: 01943 830001
Mondays 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm Juniors (9 years – 13 years)
Tuesdays 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm Rollerblading Night (all ages)
Thursday 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm Juniors and Seniors (General Club Night)
Activities: Badminton, Basket Ball, 5 A-Side, UNIHOC (Indoor Hockey), Pool, Table Tennis, Table Top Games, Discos, Matches, Outings.
Facilities in the Youth Centre: Sports Hall, Coffee Bar, TV & Video, Music Centre, Table Tennis Room, Rounders and Cricket outdoors in summer.


Meeting Place: The Scout Hall, Stockinger Lane, Addingham.
Scouts:  10 1/2 – 14 years, meet on Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
Scout Leader – Paul Jennings, Tel: 831156

Cubs:  8 – 10 1/2 years, meet on Tuesday 6.45pm – 8.15pm
Cub Leader – Marilyn Jennings, Tel: 831156

Beavers: 6 – 8 years, meet on Tuesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Beaver Leader – Libby and her number is 07971 787115

Rainbows:   5-7 years    Meet on Tuesdays   4.30-5.30pm    Contact  Natasha Harrison  Tel 01943 839637,  email

Brownies:   7-10 years   Meet on Mondays  5.00 – 6.30pm   Contact  Gill Moon  Tel 01943 831687, email

Guides: 10-14 years   Meet on Mondays  7.00 – 8.30pm    Contact  Natasha Harrison  Tel 01943 839637,