Clubs and Societies

The Old School/ The Youth Centre
Appleton Road
YO23 2RE
Zoe Groves (Manager)

Term Time
After school sessions are collected from Infant and Junior schools until 6pm
During holidays (excluding Bank Holidays)
Morning session: 8am to 1pm; Afternoon session: 1pm to 6pm

Ofsted registered to maximum capacity of 34 places per session, aged between 4 and 14 years.
The After School Club sessions are restricted to the collection of those children attending Bishopthorpe schools; however some children do attend Tadcaster and Fulford schools and make their own arrangements for arrival at the club. Disabled access is limited – please contact Zoe Groves if you have any enquiries. No car parking spaces are available, and users are asked not to restrict local residents’ access to drives etc.; please don’t park on double yellow lines.

01904 704640, 07984 043850
Acaster Lane
Sue Prime (Secretary)

We are a friendly flat green bowling club, open to both men and women and always ready to welcome new members.

Please see our website for full details.

01904 702708
Village Hall
Main Street
Bryan McMahon – Membership Secretary

Meetings are held fortnightly in the Village Hall on Tuesday evenings 7:30 – 9:30, September to June and guests are always welcome.
The aims of the club are:

To welcome anybody and everybody interested in photography
To practice and instruct each other in all branches of photography in a spirit of friendship and cordiality by holding meetings for the interchange of ideas, through lectures, papers, demonstrations etc., by members and non-members
To cooperate with efforts of other Associations, Societies or Clubs formed for like purposes
To encourage the production of photographs for display, competitions and instructional purposes, by members or at designated times by non-members
39 Acaster Lane
YO23 2SA
Linda Haywood – Chair

We research, record and preserve the history of Bishopthorpe.
We run a number of projects including a Community Archive, Oral History, the transcription of many documents and Minutes. Research projects are also carried out on an individual basis.
Open to all ages.
Meetings are held approx. every six weeks in Vernon House, Maple Avenue at 7:30pm
Membership: £7.50 per annum

01904 704584
The Scout Hut
Appleton Road
YO23 2RF
Mark Askew

Meet at: The Scout Hut, Appleton Road, Bishopthorpe, YO23 2RF

Cubs Monday
Scouts Tuesday
Beavers Thursday

07938 605704
Acaster Lane
Andrene Watson – Chair

Local Tennis Club with three all-weather courts on Acaster Lane.
We run 8 adult and 2 junior teams in the local leagues, have regular social and competitive events, and coaching for adults and juniors.

See web site for full details

01904 706410
The Old School
Main Street
Helen Jarvis-Ong

Every Wednesday 7-9pm
We are a youth group for young people aged between 11-19 years old, run by qualified youth workers. Only 50p per session, first night free! Take part in workshops, cooking, pool, arts and crafts, and more; come and meet new and old friends.

8 Bridge Road
YO23 2RR
John Galvin, York Branch Sec.

Meetings at Westhorpe Methodist Church, Dringhouses, 4th Thursday of each month.
Free entrance to meetings, visitors welcome.
Most meetings include a slide show about different types of cacti and succulents.

Annual subscription to the British Cactus and Succulents Society –
Adults £15, over 65 £12, under 18 £12, associates (wives, partners) £4

01904 704829
Ebor Inn
Main Street
Lisa Thornton – Chair

We are a friendly group of amateurs who organise the annual Pantomime. We are always on the lookout for new members of any age or ability to help with backstage, performing, scenery painting, making props, costumes etc.
The only age limit we have is that young people need to be at least 7 years old.
Please see our web site for lots more information about how you might get involved.
Monthly meetings January to July in the Ebor
Rehearsals in the Village Hall Sunday 2:30 to 5:00 and Tuesday 7:30 to 10:00
12 Keble Close
YO23 2TE
YO23 2TE
Sarah Sharo

Do you want to learn a new sport?
Are you aged between 8 & 80?
Why not give canoeing a try?
We are based on the river in Bishopthorpe from the 26th May at 18:30, before then we have pool sessions at Tadcaster Pool from 18:30 until 20:30 every Sunday.

So come & try canoeing in a warm pool for a few weeks before setting out on the river.
£5 per session
All coaching & equipment is provided. To sign up for the pool log on to Webcollect to book a safety test & your first session –
For more information see our website or
The Village Hall
Georgina MacKenzie

Middlethorpe Badminton Club is a friendly club for both social and competitive badminton. There is one court, so social chat is necessary while waiting to play!
If you’re a badminton player or would like to be, come for some fun exercise on a Friday evening, all year round.

01904 638982
Vernon House
Maple Avenue
David Rhodes / David Peacock

SHED is a men’s group that meets at Vernon House every Tuesday from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. We have approximately 15 members or so, though each week at the moment we get about 8 attending on average.
The aim is for SHED to be a place to meet for men to enjoy social interaction and be involved with what the group has available currently. We have members who are retired or bereaved (or both) and don’t necessarily have a lot of social time for one reason or another. It’s a place to meet in Bishopthorpe with no need to travel too far. However, if there are men out there that would like to give it a try, you are most welcome and if you have any mobility issues I’m sure we can accommodate you with a lift there and back.
First we first have a “brew”, (coffee if preferred), with biscuits and a chat about this and that (usually for about 20 – 30 minutes). We pay £1 per week which covers the building rental and covers for teas, coffees and biscuits. We then decide who want to do what? If the weather is reasonable, and as members have tidied the garden up (which is a work in progress) croquet can be played on the rear lawn. Indoors there’s scrabble, dominoes (5s & 3s), cribbage, and darts (which the group itself fitted up), and other games too we have not yet explored. We are trying to acquire a set of steel quoits (mostly pronounced as coits) which will also be an outside activity.
Now that may not sound terribly exciting, however it is hoped that if we get a few more members we can widen the variety of activities after bouncing a few thoughts and ideas around, perhaps something outside the building, though not necessarily a game. Maybe you liked gardening in the past but don’t have a garden now, but would love to spend a little time in the Vernon House garden whilst also meeting other men for a chat over a cup of tea. And if the weather is inclement and it’s not suitable to be outside then maybe you’ll have a go at some of the games played as and when you want to.
The contact in the first instance is David Rhodes (As I have mislaid his number you can call me, David Peacock on 07985583906). I will add David Rhodes number later.

07985 583906
Various locations
Jane-Marie Osbourne

York IVC is a social club for graduates and young professionals. It is run by the members, and is a non-profit making organisation. A wide variety of events are organised every month from regular sporting events, pub quizzes, walks, parties, cinema nights and meals out. You name it and somebody will have done it! And if not then why not organise it yourself. You might be surprised at how many people have similar interests.

See the website for more details

07922 558483