Bishopthorpe Sub-Post Office

The Bishopthorpe Sub-Post Office will close on 15 July 2019 when Supernews on Sim Balk Lane changes hands to the new owners.
It’s believed that the PO business will transfer to the new owners but there will be a (hopefully very short) period without a service.
Details are in the link below.

Active Adventures for under-5s in Bishopthorpe

Banish the Monday blues by racing unicorns, flying to the moon or joining the circus!

‘Magical Adventures’ is an active adventure class for 13 month – 4 year olds taking place at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Bishopthorpe on Monday mornings at 10am.

Jump on board the ‘Magical Adventures train’ for a different adventure destination every week, incorporating sensory activities, dance, music, imaginary play and structured games.

Separate classes at 10.50am for 3 – 4 year olds give them the opportunity to build their confidence and independence in a more challenging class, whilst still having lots of fun!

Sam Squirrel, the ‘Magical Adventures’ train driver mascot looks forward to welcoming you to a class very soon! For more information please visit or email

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Village Gala

Don’t forget that Saturday 15th June is Village Gala Day in the Palace grounds, midday to 4pm.
Lots of stalls with music, dancing, magic, crafts, food and drink, and more.
A lovely family day out.
£2 for adults, free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult.

Rag Rugging – Recycling with Panache

Ebor Ruggers are The York Rag Rugging Group, running since 1995 and now meeting every month in St Andrew’s Church Hall in Bishopthorpe.

Now elevated to an art form, subtle and stylish, colourful and cheerful, the humble rag rug that used to cover earth floors carries recycling into the 21st century. Upcycled into wall hangings and many other decorative and useful items, the end product is as exciting as the creative imagination that inspires it.
We are a friendly and welcoming group, of varying abilities. We meet on the first Saturday of each month in Bishopthorpe and would love to see you whether you are a beginner or have experience.

Take a look at our website or check out our Facebook page – Ebor Ruggers – for more details.

You can get in touch with us at