Clubs & Groups

Arts Society

North Stainley Arts Society is a thriving local theatre company which usually produces two plays per year and an annual Christmas Production.

Baby & Toddler Group

This is a friendly group that meets at the Village Hall every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:30 for a relaxed coffee and a snack with opportunities to chat and play.

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing lessons are available in the Village Hall on Wednesday evenings from 18:30 - 21:30.

For further details and costs contact Applegarth Dance on 01642 830443.


1st North Stainley Brownies were formed in March 2010 and have quickly become a popular group, attracting girls not only from North Stainley but also from Masham, Wath, Ripon and the surrounding area.

Club 50

The Club 50 is an innovative, not for profit organisation, providing entertainment for the residents of North Stainley and wider community, with the aim of raising funds to support good causes. The Club is open to all adults in the village and parish and meets on the first Thursday of every month at the North Stainley Village Hall from 7:30 p.m.

Cricket Club

North Stainley Cricket Club has been established for more than 200 years and has fixtures regularly throughout the season.

Latin Group

The group meets every Monday afternoon between 1:15 and 3:15pm during the winter months to explore, very gently, some aspect or other of classical ideas, language or history under the guidance of 'Muddy Archaeologist' Gillian Howell.

North Stainley Sport & Recreation Trust

North Stainley Sport & Recreation Trust is a registered charity (no: 700686) whose main purpose is the management and maintenance of the Village Hall and Recreation Grounds on behalf of the local community.

Oil Club

North Stainley Oil Club has nearly 60 members enjoying discounted prices on their heating oil. There are five deliveries per year and membership is free and open to anyone living in the local area.


petanque optimized

The village has a thriving petanque club with two pitches at the rear of the Staveley Arms. The club meets on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and, in the warmer months, on Wednesday evening around 7:00. Membership costs £10 annually (£5 for under-18s) and the club caters for all ages and abilities.


Sheila Grant organises a regular and well-attended Monday morning pilates class from 9:30 - 10:30 in the Village Hall.

The class is suitable for all abilities and pilates offers a great way to improve your core strength and general flexibility.
Classes cost £5 per session and Sheila can be contacted on or on 07966 187226.

Emma Smith organises an evening session of pilates on Monday between 19:30 and 20:30. 

Contact her for details on 01765 635161 or at

Quiz Night

Regular Quiz Nights are held at The Staveley Arms and all are welcome. Bring a team of your own or simply turn up and join in the fun.

Stainley String Sessions

A great opportunity to improve your playing skills through a series of informal learning sessions (no concerts) with a professional conductor.

Table Tennis

There is a table tennis session for adults and teenagers every Tuesday in the Village Hall from 7:00 - 9:00pm.

U3A (University of the Third Age)

The U3A movement is designed to enrich the knowledge, skills and experience of older folk who are no longer in full-time employment.

Women on Wednesday

WOW is a friendly group with women of all ages attending. Members meet to catch up, have fun and to try out new activities.


Sarah Sutton offers classes in the Village Hall every Friday from 9:30 - 11:00 am. All abilities are welcome.