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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

    • 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.

  • Tuesday

    • Dales Daytime Pop Choir

      Daytime pop choir to complement the amazing Dales Community Pop Choir. Open to singers of all abilities, male and female. Enthusiasm essential. Fortnightly from 10 to 11:30am, only £3 per session.

      For more information please contact Debbie Allenby on 07789 071425.

    • 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.

  • 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. Sorry, no dogs.

      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

    • Keep on Moving!

      Wednesdays 2:15 - 3:15 pm.

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

      £5 per session. For more information please contact Christine Byers, call 01677 424314 or email christine.byers@btinternet.com.

    • 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.

      2021 Book Choices:

      March - Fingers in the Sparkle Jar [ Chris Packham ]
      April - An Officer and a Spy [ Robert Harris ]
      May - The Dutch House [ Ann Patchett ]
      June - The Midnight Library [ Matt Haig ]
      July - The Confession [ Jessie Burton ]

    • 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 will meet in Cafe every two weeks on Wednesday evenings, from 7pm to 8:30.

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

    • Hatha Yoga with Balance Sound Therapy

      An accessible yoga practice to rebalance the nervous system, nourish the body and calm the mind. Initially, a 6 week course for beginners (£45, starting 19th May) and then open to all from 30th June (£8 per class). Weekly, starting 19th May, 7:15 - 8:30pm.
      Contact Mike for more info etc.
      Email: mike@balancestay.com
      Mobile: 07982 104144
      Website: www.balancesoundandyoga.com

  • Thursday

    • Ballroom Dancing

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

  • Friday

    • None

      There are no Groups on a Friday

  • 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