Clubs and Societies
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 with pizzazz.
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 meet once a month in York, North Yorkshire and would love to see you whether you are a beginner or have experience.
All of our members receive a monthly newsletter informing them of up and coming events and proposed workshops.
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 – https://webcollect.org.uk/lwcc
For more information see our website www.lowerwharfe.org.uk or
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.
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