Clubs, Groups & Societies

  • Kettlewell Toddlers' Group

    Kettlewell Toddlers is a group of parents and toddlers/babies that get together on a Friday morning during term time in the social room at Kettlewell Village Hall. We run a stay and play session between 10.30am and 12pm. All are welcome whether you live in the local area or are here on holiday! Bring the kids to play, we have plenty of toys and if the weather is good we can and do play outside. We provide juice and snacks for the kids and coffee/tea and biscuits for the grownups! We only charge £2 per child. For more information contact us via our Facebook page "Kettlewell Toddlers"

  • Playhouse

    Playhouse group is a fortnightly after school group for children and youth aged school year 3 and up. Ran by our local Church’s Youth Worker Edd Greenfield and Rev James Theodosius we spend time playing games and activities as well as discussing and preparing short dramas or activities to be performed during key Church Services over the year. Our aim is to have a fun and safe place for children and young people to unwind after school and to learn about key stories from the Bible and the message behind them using drama, song and activities. We meet once a fortnight in Kettlewell Village Hall 3.30-5pm. If you have children at Kettlewell Primary we are happy to walk children down form the school from 3pm. We ask for £1.50 per session to cover costs. If you would like to know more contact Edd Greenfield via email: or Rev James

  • Women's Institute

    Kettlewell and District WI: Our institute was established in 1940 to assist the "War Effort" and has been running continuously ever since, meeting on the second Tuesday each month, at 7.30pm, in Kettlewell Village Hall. The programme of speakers and activities is varied, interesting, educational, fun and broader than "Jam and Jerusalem". Something for everyone, we warmly welcome new members and visitors to any of our meetings. For further information please contact Maureen Heseltine Tel: 01756 760371, email:

  • Luncheon Club

    The Luncheon Club was started in September, 1993 to provide a hot meal once a month for the older residents of the village.  Anyone living in Kettlewell or Starbotton aged over 60 is very welcome.  It meets on the third Thursday of each month from September to June at 12.30p.m. for 12.45p.m. and costs £5.  Wine and fruit juice are available to be purchased. Contact:-  Mrs J. Cuthbert, Tel: 760224,  email:-

  • Tuesday Coffee Mornings

    A coffee morning is held every Tuesday morning at the Kettlewell Hostel. All residents and visitors are warmly welcomed to drop in. It starts at 10.30 a.m. and continues for about an hour and a half. There is a small charge of £1.50 to include coffee and biscuits (and sometimes cake!). For more information please contact Dorothy Wilkinson (01756) 760396

  • Tuesday Dominoes

    Do you enjoy playing dominoes? A weekly dominoes session is held on Tuesday mornings starting at 10.30 a.m. at Lychgate House, next door to Kettlewell Church. Local residents and visitors are welcome to play. It costs £1 and includes coffee and biscuits. Contact Matt Roberts for further information (01756) 760355

  • Cricket

    Dales Village League play 20 overs a side on Tuesdays from May to August commencing at 6.30pm. There will be pre season practice, dates to be arranged,  depending on weather and state of pitch, anyone interested in joining us would be very welcome . Further information from Stuart Dent 07975 526088 Sally Horner  07920 263594 

  • Indoor Bowls

    Bowling takes place every Wednesday afternoon from October to the end of March for two hours of gentle excercise. Tea or coffee and biscuits are included in the cost of £3. Contact:-  Mrs Jo Foster, Tel: 761028, email:

  • Play Table Tennis

    Every Wednesday from 9 October in Kettlewell Village Hall.

    Primary age children coached from 4-5pm: Adults and secondary aged young people from 5-6/7pm*

    All welcome! For more information contact Di or Clare on 761864

    Come and play for fitness, mental well-being and fun. All levels of experience or none are welcome. New members especially welcome - come and have a go!

    Cost: £1 under 19’s. £2 adults. * 6pm finish on Oct 9 & 23; Nov 13 & 27; Dec 11

    For further information contact Di or Clare on 761864

    Advanced notice: OPEN TABLE TENNIS COMPETITION - 27 November, details to follow.

  • Upper Wharfedale Swimming Club

    Upper Wharfedale Swimming Club meets on Thursday evenings in term time from 5.15 pm to 7.15 pm. The club holds Learn to Swim Classes as well as providing swimming training for more able swimmers. The club is a registered charity and the annual subscription is a very reasonable price. For more details contact Karen Lister on 07545 985766

  • Kettlewell Responder Group

    Responders are volunteers who are trained by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to respond to medical emergencies in Upper Wharfedale. They are mobilised by the ambulance service if they are able to assist with the emergency. This may be a cardiac arrest, a stroke, a collapse, unconsciousness, fitting, chest pains, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding or choking. At present we have not been trained to deal with trauma cases so are unlikely to be called to road accidents. If you feel you would like to be involved please speak to Doug McLellan at Greta Cottage in Kettlewell or telephone him on 01756 761703.

  • Buckden Singers

    Buckden Singers is a four part community choir based in Buckden, in Upper Wharfedale. Founded in 2007, the choir has rapidly expanded to more than 40 members, from Buckden and surrounding villages. The choir, which rehearses weekly, ranges in age from 10 to 80, and welcomes members from up and down the dale. Buckden Singers appeared in the ITV1 series "The Dales" with Ade Edmondson and on BBC Radio 3's "Meet my Choir" slot.

  • Buckden Art Group

    The art group is a community group that gives people of all ages and ability the opportunity to come together and paint in a supportive atmosphere. The group was founded 30 years ago, and we currently have 25 members. Most are based locally but some travel quite a distance. We meet weekly between September and April in Buckden Institute and hold an annual exhibition in August. Our members enjoy demonstrations by professional artists. The annual subscription is £15. For more details contact our Chairman, Angela Falshaw Phone: 01756 760259 Email:

  • Buckden Whist

    This is open to anyone living in Upper Wharfedale. We invite you to join us for a unique, totally stress-free and joyous alternative to traditional whist.  Fun guaranteed! One Rule – No Inquests! We meet at Buckden Village Institute fortnightly, on a Wednesday, to start playing by 7:30pm. The entry cost of £2:50 includes supper. The dates for 2018-19 are: Sept. 19; Oct. 3rd, 17th & 31st; Nov. 14th, 28th; Dec. 12th Jan. 16th , 30th ; Feb. 13th , 27th ; Mar. 13th , 27th; Apr. 10th Total novices welcome – expert status in no time; promise. Points – even the lack of them - mean prizes!  So, come and test our invite.

  • Upper Wharfedale Art and Literature Society

    The Upper Wharfedale Arts & Literature Society aims to improve access to art and literature within the Upper Wharfedale area by the provision and support of lectures, performances, talks, workshops and other associated activities. After a very successful 2017 programme, we launched our 2018 programme last November and it is now well underway.

    There are at least four Art and Literature events per year with priority booking and preferential ticket prices for UWALS members. Membership is open to everyone over 16. All details of events can be found on our website:

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  • Funk Wire

    The "Funk Wire" is a choir for everyone who enjoys a good sing – even if they can't. So, if you were ever told you were ‘tonedeaf’ or thrown out of a school choir – then come and join us. We sing like no one is listening, for the pure enjoyment of it. No musical ability is required!

    May dates: 3rd May, 24th May (these are revised dates). Then 7th June, 14th June (again revised to accommodate holidays). You will be made very welcome! All details can be found on our website:

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