Groups & Clubs in Wigginton


The Flying Ducks Theatre Group, children’s sections meet at the Old School Wigginton on Monday and Tuesday late pm-early evening term time. The Quacks group on Monday and Tuesday between 4pm and 5pm and the Little Ducklings on Monday evening 5-15 to 6-16pm.


Iaido Martial Arts Group meet each Friday evening throughout the year at the Old School between 8pm and 9-30pm.


Oaken Grove Youth and Community Centre based at the end of Ellis Avenue (Oaken Grove) Haxby, offers a wide range of educational and leisure activities for local people in Haxby and Wigginton (and York). As well as hosting community groups, local businesses and local services, a very active group of volunteers organise weekly activities for the benefit of local people of all ages and abilities. It holds sessions for young people in the Old School.
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Shine 21 is a charity dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with Downs Syndrome and is passionate about supporting their families. Shine 21 meets term time every Monday and Tuesday morning from 9-30-12-30 at the Old School Wigginton providing regular development sessions with trained speech and language therapist, and physiotherapy and personal needs support- as well as lots of fun activities.


Silver Swans will meet every Friday morning commencing in September 2021 from 10-11am, at the Old School Wigginton. The classes play such an important role in the elderly community through the benefits of dance. This helps to combat anatomical issues associated with the aging process and to stave off degenerative conditions such as dementia, falls prevention and social isolation.


The Old School Wigginton hosts two (2) separate Spiritualist meeting each week. Sensing Spirits meets Wednesday evenings 7-15-9 (except the 3rd Wednesday of the month) and on the third Sunday evening each month. Whilst Simon Peters, Spiritualist leader holds his meetings every Thursday evening between 6-30 -9 30.
Contact: Sensing Spirits email  and Simon Peters email-


Award winning local artist Sue Clayton will be introducing two (2) new exciting art courses each Thursday in September 2021 at the Old School Wigginton. Painting and Drawing 10-12 noon and Purely Portraits 1-3pm.

Each themed six-week course will include art demonstrations and delve into art history as the groups explore artists and movements inspiring your own artwork.

The groups are fun, relaxed, friendly and most welcoming and open to all from absolute beginners to selling artist.

Contact: @sueclaytonart on twitter, facebook and Instagram or visit


Tiny Stompers meets on a periodic basis at the Old School Wigginton providing a baby massage service. The sessions are very relaxing with basic to advanced techniques taught in every class aid to bonding and child development. Techniques are also shown to help decrease pain caused by colic, constipation and teething. The service is also held around York and in own homes.
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Meet on Tuesdays between 1-30 and 3pm at the Old School Wigginton.
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The WEA meet on a Wednesday afternoon between 2-4pm at the Old School Wigginton, for Greek language tutoring, and on Wednesday at 2-4pm at the St Nicholas Church Hall for the History Group. These very friendly groups invite new members. The WEA also offers a whole range of course held at various locations around York.


Wing Chu Kung Fu, the Chinese Martial Arts group, meets every Monday evening at the Old School Wigginton between 7-30 and 9pm. Established in 2001 the class is taught by a resident Sifu who has a diverse background in the martial arts. This is a simple, direct and highly effective martial art, ideal for self-defence.


York City FC Foundation runs a weekly session every Monday from 1-2-30pm at the Old School Wigginton using sport as a vehicle to talk. The aim of the sessions is to bring people out of their homes, providing the opportunity to share York City stories and chat about current affairs with like-minded people creating a network of peer support.


York Vintage Dance Group meet at various York Locations including the Old School Wigginton and Wigginton Recreation Hall. The Community Dance Group promotes, demonstrates and teaches adult dance classes in a social and relaxed environment, covering a wide range of individual and partner dances from the 1920’s to the 1940’s and 50’s. In addition, they arrange themed dance nights, social evenings, outings and displays.

York City FC Foundation

Host a Sporting memories coffee morning three times a week in and around the York Area. This is open to all but primarily designed to Support older people in the UK that are at risk of becoming isolated, Sporting Memories encourages those that attend to recall positive memories that are rekindled through the means of sport.
This social activity is dementia friendly and strives to help members of the local community come together and share their stories. Not only do we chat but we also dabble in a spot of boccia or darts and the occasional quiz. Each week is very different!
The weekly event costs nothing to attend and there is always a selection of biscuits to go down well with a free hot drink.


Your next session:
Monday: 1-2.30pm, Wigginton Old School
Thursday: 10.30-12pm, Springhill Court, Easingwold
Friday:10.30-12pm, Bootham Crescent

WI - Wigginton & Haxby Institute

Wigginton & Haxby W.I. meet every first Tuesday in the month at Wigginton Recreation Hall, Wigginton, at 7.30pm.
Speakers at the meetings will talk on various subjects and there will be a related competition.
For further information please contact Jane Melbourne on 768041 or Angela Bailey on 763229, or simply come along and join us - you will be made very welcome.


We are a voluntary body in Haxby and Wigginton and the surrounding area set up for the benefit of people not in full time employment who like to exercise our minds and/or our bodies with others who share our interests.Some activities run by members include: Art, Bird Watching, Camera Club, Crafts, Current Affairs, French Beginners, French Advanced, History, Gardening, Mah Jong, Play Reading, Book Groups, Scrabble, Table Tennis, Walking Groups.
Our Monthly Meeting is usually 3rd Friday in the month at 2pm except August held in Wigginton Recreation Hall. * Note: aximum permitted attendance of 150
Admission for members is £1, non members £3
Membership costs £10 per year.
Contact Membership Secretary Geoff Ball 01904 769474 or  (there is an underscore between ‘wigginton’ and ‘u3a’)

Haxby Shotokan Karate Club

Haxby Shotokan Karate Club is a JKS associated club with a proud 30 year history. We are a friendly club and welcome members of all ages and abilities.
We train at Wigginton Recreation Hall, The Village, Haxby, York, YO32 2PL
Our training sessions are on Monday and Thursday from 7pm - 9pm.
Our priority is, and always has been our members which is why we are proud that we have always been, and will always be a totally non-profit club. No member of our club, including instructors and committee members receive any payment. This means that we are one of the best value karate clubs in the York area.
To find out more pop along to one of our training sessions or contact Ian on 0790 999 1541 or email
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Follow us on twitter:!/haxbykarateclub

Wigginton Tennis Club

Wigginton Tennis Club was formed in 1982 and is an LTA clubmark club.We currently have approximately 90 adult and 90 Junior members.We have 4 carpeted courts 2 of which are floodlighted.We offer tennis to York and the surrounding area and encourage membership from all ages and abilities.Further details can be obtained from our website  including all the contacts.

Wigginton Bowling Club

A friendly locally based club which plays lawn bowls from April to September, for ladies, gents and mixed teams. Welcome beginners and seasoned bowlers alike.
No joining fee and a month's free trial membership is on offer. Green opens every day from late April to late September for competitive and social bowling. The club has dedicated organised social bowling, bowls drives, club competitions and league matches taking place throughout the year. Welcomes visiting touring parties to the club. Please refer to club website for more detailed information at


A friendly 3 court Squash & Racketball Club, with bar, lounge and function facilities. It is an ideal environment to enjoy sport or social time . The bar is open every night where you can enjoy a members priced bar in a relaxed environment and additional times at weekends, especially for Sky Sports matches shown on two large screens.
Wigginton Squash & Social Club Website:
Mill Lane
YO32 2PU
Club telephone number (evenings only 7pm -11pm): 01904 763567

Wing Chun Kung Fu

A Chinese Martial Art which is said to originate from a Shaolin Nun some 400 years ago. It is a fast, efficient and devastatingly effective form of self defence, and thanks to Bruce Lee who studied Wing Chun in Hong King before movie stardom, it has become the most popular and widely taught form of Kung Fu throughout the world today. Established in 2001, our class in The Old School, Wigginton, is held every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 7.00 to 8.30 pm and is taught by Sifu Steve Lancey (Tel 079 683 65783) and more information can be found on the website (Ridings Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy):


MJT Pilates started in 2015 and is held every Monday and Friday morning between 9-30 and 10-30 (term times), at Wigginton Old School, Mill Lane, Wigginton, YO32 2PU.
All classes are mixed ability (all levels welcome) the benefits include:- improved posture and alignment, Improved balance and co-ordination, Improved mobility and flexibility, Improved core strength and aids relaxation.
To book a place or for an informal chat please contact:  on telephone 07986392265

Performance Platform Productions

Adult drama sessions are held every Monday afternoon 3pm to 4pm at The Old school, Mill Lane, Wigginton, YO32 2PU.
The sessions are lead by Jenna Dee and no acting or drama experience is necessary. Sessions help to build confidence, open the mind, loose inhibitions, promote creativity, and most of all just have fun in a safe judgment free environment. You are most welcome to come along and learn a few new skills, meet new people or just try something new.
Contact or telephone 07783133690.

Studio 58 Artists

Studo58 artists are one of the Old Schools longest serving activity providers. A friendly group, always welcoming new members ranging from beginners to accomplished artists under the expert guidance of local artist Patrick Smith an fine art printmaker and painter.

Studio58 meet every Thursday(term time) from 10am to 12-30pm. Current course fees including individual tutition are weekly £15.00 or full course £75.00.

Contact Patrick on 07954 794393 or email

Wednesday Club

The Wednesday Club (formerly the Over 60’s) invite you to join this very friendly club. They meet on the first Wednesday of the month (except January and August) at 2pm in the Wigginton Recreation Hall.
The 2019-20 programme includes the following talks:- The Work of The International Rescue Corps, The York Rescue Boat, Who do you think I am (Desperately Seeking Grandad), I Did It For Kicks (ex Tiller girl), The Victorian Music Hall, From Copper to Shepherd, The lives and laughter of Morecombe and Wise, About Christmas Cards of York, A brief history of First Aid. Pie and Peas Lunch, A Christmas Party with entertainment and a Christmas/New Years Lunch. In addition we arrange a number of trips for members and guests this year we will visit Northallerton and Helmsley, The Piece Hall Halifax, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds and Salford Quays/Lowry Museum.

Contact us:-  or telephone 01904 761569 or Margaret Brown on 07435 591678 for further information.

Haxby Toddlers

Haxby Toddlers is a friendly group based at Wigginton Old School. It is on a Tuesday morning from 9.30-11. All children from babies to pre-school age are welcome. They will be able to take part in themed activities and enjoy a healthy snack, while parents enjoy refreshments. Parents and carers will be able to spend time getting to know each other, while playing with their little ones. We run at term time only, paid in half-termly blocks. The cost is £1 per week for under 1’s and £3 per week for over 1’s (and £3 per week for multiple children).

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