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We host a variety of artistic and community themed regular activities, for the young, senior and in-between. Some information about what we have on offer is provided below. If you would like further information or would like to join in, please get in touch with the given contact. If no contact details are shown please CONTACT US or just pop along to the next meeting. We also host our local branch of the U3A, for more information about what they offer please visit their website.

  • Monday

    • Yoga

      With Jade Higham, from 9:15 to 10:15. The cost for a block of 8 sessions is £56 (£7 each) or a single, drop-in price of £8. For information or online booking please click here to visit Jade's website.

    • Tai Chi

      For information about the availability of these classes please call the Centre on 01969 624510

    • Youth Cafe

      For ages 11 to 16. Come and join us from 6 to 8pm. The Papillon Arts Project is from 6 to 7pm. Other youth activities also planned, including your own Film Club.

    • Singing for Pleasure

      The group meets every two weeks on a Monday, 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm.

      There are no auditions and it does not matter if you can't sing! "We just want to have fun and sing popular songs". There is no pressure or competitions, so it suits everyone!

      Cost £2.50 per session.

    • Pilates (all levels)

      With Debbie, from 7:45 to 8:45pm. The cost for a block of 5 sessions is £30. For more information or to book a place call 07577777909 or email debbieallinson83@gmail.com. Click here to visit Jade's website.

  • Tuesday

    • Lunch & Chat Club

      Aimed at providing a place for local people to have lunch and a chat in a friendly atmosphere. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 2pm. No need to book at the moment, just pop along. £4.50 for light lunch followed by tea or coffee.

      If you want to know more about this please ring 01969 624510 and talk it over with the friendly staff at The Old School House.

    • Tuesday Club

      An exciting venture aimed at providing a place for local people to meet and talk. The purpose of the club is to provide friendship, entertainment and social activities for everyone who comes along.

      The Tuesday Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. If you need transport we will collect you from home, or a convenient stop off point and bring you to The Old School House in Leyburn for 2.00 pm. There you will spend a pleasant afternoon socialising and taking part in the activities and all for just £5 for the afternoon.

      After a light meal we will take you back home around 5.00 pm. We would love to see you at every event but there is no obligation to attend every fortnight. If you would feel more comfortable being accompanied by a friend then bring them along as well, all will be welcome.

      If you want to know more about this exciting  venture, or wish to book your place and transport please ring 01969 624510 and talk it over with the friendly staff at The Old School House.

      The Tuesday Club is also working with the Moors and Dales Community Connect Service. This service is provided by the Red Cross and aims to improve people’s well being, independence and quality of life by connecting them to local activities such as the Tuesday Club.

      To find out more about the Moors and Dales Community Connect Service see the Yorkshire page of the British Red Cross

    • Probus Club

      Provides the opportunity for retired men to meet twice a month, socialise and listen to talks. Held first and third Tuesday in the month 10.00 to 12.00 am. We normally gather from about 10am onwards for a cup of coffee, chat and a biscuit. The formal part of the meeting starts at 10:30 and a bit of administrative business is followed by a talk on some interesting topic or other. The meeting finishes at 12 noon.

      For more information contact:   Tony Rossiter 01969 663510 . Website: leyburnanddistrictprobus.co.uk.

    • Pilates

      With Debbie, from 6:00 to 7:00pm. The cost for a block of 5 sessions is £30. For more information or to book a place please call 07577777909 or email debbieallinson83@gmail.com. Click here to visit Jade's website.

  • Wednesday

    • Walking Group

      The group meets every Wednesday at The Old School House at 10.00 am sharp.

      Enjoy a pleasant, relaxing local walk in the beautiful Dales countryside with friendly people then have a nice drink in the cafe.

      Just £2, including a drink.

    • Portrait Painters Group

      The group meet every Wednesday 10.30 to 12.30 pm. with a Summer and Christmas break making two seasons.

      Total membership is around 10 with an average of 6 attendees, painting or drawing two sitters at each session. [There is no teaching]

      Sitters always welcome and will be paid £15 per session.

      If you would like to join or be a sitter please contact Ed Hullah by email: edhullah@btinternet.com

    • Mini Boffins

      Wednesdays 1:30pm.

      Fantastic hands-on science fun for children 18mths to 4 years old. First session free, thereafter £4.50 a session.

      Contact Emma on 07912201060 or emma@lovescience.co.uk

    • Gentle Exercise Classes with Gayle Pearson

      Wednesdays 2:15 - 3:15 pm.

      The aim is to help older people have fun, make new friends, improve mobility for daily living and increase healthy life expectancy through gentle exercise.

      £4 per session, includes a cup of tea afterwards.

    • Book Club

      Meets the second Wednesday of each month. 2.30 to 3:30 pm.

      Why not join this friendly group, just £1.50 per meeting.

      Book Choices:

      August - 'The One-in-a-Million Boy' [Monica Wood]
      September - 'Union Street' [Pat Barker]
      October - 'Daughter of the House' [Rosie Thomas]
      November - 'Skios' [Michael Frayn]
      December - 'In A Land Of Plenty' [Tim Pears]

    • Slimming World

      Meet every Wednesday  9am : 5.30pm : 7.30pm.

      Slimming World's highly effective approach to weight loss is empowering and enabling. Our support – online and in group – is based on a deep understanding of how you feel and a passionate desire to help you achieve your personal weight loss goals – and maintain them for life!

      Call Annette on 07879559336 or visit slimmingworld.com.

    • Knit & Natter

      The group now meet in The Old School House cafe every two weeks on Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 9pm.

      £2 per session, includes coffee and biscuits. All welcome.

  • Thursday

    • Ballroom Dancing

      7pm to 9pm. For information about the availability of these classes please call Joan at the Centre on 01969 624510

  • Friday

    • Pilates (fitness)

      With Debbie, from 9:30 to 10:30am. The cost for a block of 5 sessions is £30. For more information or to book a place please call 07577777909 or email debbieallinson83@gmail.com. Click here to visit Jade's website.

  • Saturday

    • Janet Seymour's School of Theatre Dance

      11.45am Pre-Primary Ballet

      12:30pm Pre-Primary Ballet (exam)

      1:15pm Primary Ballet

      2:00pm Grade 1 Ballet

      2:45pm Grade 2 Ballet

      3:30pm Grade 4 Modern

      4:15pm Grade 4 Tap

      5:00pm Adult Tap

      For further details and to register a place, please contact Janet Seymour LRAD - 01748 884677 or 07971 282566 - Website: swaledaledance

  • Sunday

    • None

      The Centre is closed on a Sunday