Clubs & Affiliates

Baby Sensory

Baby sensory is a multi-award winning programme for babies from birth to 13 months.  It is an educational, interactive and developmental programme, which will help your baby learn and develop important skills. Each class has been carefully designed, planned and researched with you and your babies needs in mind. What makes Baby Sensory unique is that every activity has been carefully designed to stimulate your baby’s senses and move development and learning forwards. No class is the same, come along and try it for yourself! Contact Amber on 07712685532 or email bournemoutheast@babysensory.co.uk

Blue Bird Care

Bluebird Care New Forest, Totton, Ringwood, Southampton, and Portsmouth are under the management of Bernadette and Hugo Mills. Bluebird Care provides a range of home care services enabling the elderly and vulnerable to remain in the comfort and familiarity of their own home whilst receiving the care they need and deserve. Bluebird Care provides well-being sessions throughout the year to help our customers socialise and get out in the community. We encourage all local elderly to join as well. If you would like to get in contact with us, please call us on 01590 678 340 or email newforest@bluebirdcare.co.uk

Friday Friends

Painters getting together to paint on Friday afternoons. Call 01590 678759

Inner Wheel Club of Lymington

Inner Wheel is one of the largest voluntary women’s service organisations in the world. Lymington Club was formed in 1949. We have a monthly dinner meeting with a speaker at Lymington Community Centre. We collect items for home and overseas charities especially in times of need of disasters. We donate items to local womens refuges and we fill shoeboxes annually for vulnerable children and each year our District supports a special Holiday Break for ladies who are deemed to need a short holiday. We support many local charities and these have included New Forest Disability Information Service, Oakhaven Hospice and Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance to name a few. For further information please contact Alisson Smith—tel: 01590 380327.

Knit and Natter

Please come and join our Knit and Natter Group at the Lymington Community Centre. Any other handicraft welcome Crochet, Embroidery, Macramé. Come and join a lovely group and socialise with like minded people whilst enjoying your chosen craft. The sessions take place on Thursday afternoons 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm in the Malt Cafe at The Lymington Centre.  Everyone welcome.

Lymington Arts Group

Established in 1979, meets on the 2nd Friday each month in the Lymington Community Centre. 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Professional speakers and demonstrators visit us most months to each, inspire and encourage all aspects of Art, using many techniques and mediums. Visitors are very welcome.

Lymington Bookbinding Club

A small group, meeting in the Solent Room twice monthly on Tuesdays 2-4pm, to try to put tatty, precious volumes into a state where they can continue to be loved and appreciated. No trained tutors, just all of us helping each other to the best of our (sometimes limited) abilities. Other items, like notebooks or albums can be constructed from scratch. We are fortunate to have a remarkable range of equipment and booking binding necessities and the use of the Solent Room.  Contact Mary Herbert C/O the Lymington Community Centre.

Lymington Bowling Club

Lymington Bowling Club is a friendly, not for profit organisation, for all ages.  We provide outdoor bowling during the season for beginners, families, and league players, plus a calendar of social activities out of season.  There is ramp access to the clubhouse and green and a disabled toilet for visitors and players with limited mobility. Coaching is available for both beginners and experienced players. We have a licensed bar and modern catering facilities. For more information visit our website www.lymingtonbc.co.uk , call us on 0845 1650352 or come and see us at, The Pavilion, Avenue Road, Lymington, Hampshire. SO41 8LU.

Lymington Choral Society

We rehearse in the Gates Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesdays from September to May.  We perform music from the 17th–22st centuries at concerts throughout the year with young professional soloists and an orchestra. Our 2022/23 sessions start on 7 September.  In December we will perform the Vivaldi Gloria and Christmas Music for Choir and Audience. We welcome Tenors and Basses with some music reading ability and a commitment to regular attendance to join us. We have a waiting list for Sopranos and Altos Info:  07484230823 or www.lymingtonchoral.org.uk

Lymington and District Historical Society

The Society enjoys illustrated talks on the history of Lymington, the New Forest and surrounding areas, given both by knowledgeable local historians as well as national experts.  Meetings are held on the last Friday of the month, September to March, excluding December, at 7.15pm at The Lymington Centre. Members can access talks via Zoom and view a large, online archive of past talks, articles and photographs on our website.  Membership £12 p.a. Visitors £4. Contact www.lymingtonanddistricthistoricalsociety.co.uk. Also on Facebook. Treasurer Mrs Elizabeth Merrick 01590 676790.

 

Lymington and District International Twinning Association

Lymington is twinned with towns in France, Spain & Germany. Vitré, in Brittany, with its 13th castle overlooking the medieval streets. Almansa, near Alicante, built at the foot of a white limestone crag, surmounted by a Moorish castle. Mosbach, near Heildelberg, a medieval town set in beautiful countryside.Reciprocal visits are arranged each year.It isn’t necessary to be able to speak a foreign language or to act as hosts in order to participate.We organise social events throughout the year & there are monthly conversation groups for French, German and Spanish speakers. Our website address is www.lymingtontwinning.weebly.com. Alternatively you can contact the Membership Secretary, Simon Hacking, on 01590 683218 or at oakenbrow@uwclub.net.

Lymington Flower Club

We meet at 2pm on the first Monday of the month In the Centre. We offer friendship through flowers with regular demonstrations by NAFAS accredited demonstrators, workshops and social functions. No experience is required. Come and join us to either watch or perhaps learn a new hobby. Its fun! New members and visitors welcome. For further information contact Alison Baker : Tel 01425 612434 or Sue Snook Tel: 01590 675084.

Lymington Gardeners’ Club

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month from September through May in the McLellan Hall at 2 p.m. (with registration from 1:40 p.m.).   We have another interesting and varied programme of speakers this year and will be planning an outing in June 2023.   Please see our poster on the Centre noticeboard for details of our speakers.   Membership for the 2022/23 season is £20 per person.   Visitors are always welcome at £5 per meeting (deductible when joining).   For further information please contact Pamela Keen on 01590 626654.

Lymington Palette Club

 A Group promoting art appreciation encouraging its members to widen their knowledge of artists and their works whilst at the same time encouraging individuals to share their own artworks. Every first Tuesday of the month, members ( visitors also welcome) meet to either listen to speakers on a variety of subjects or bring their own work for discussion and in December a social event is held in the Centre. An exhibition of work may be held annually. Membership is open to all. Initially the work of new members which is proposed for exhibitions, may be subject to approval by the exhibition committee.

Lymington Society

Protecting our Town and the surrounding area for the future. Lymington is one of those special places. A beautiful town with a wonderful Georgian High Street and set in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. The Lymington Society seeks to preserve our wonderful town and raise important local issues. We also organise an interesting and varied season of talks and Social Meetings to enable our members to keep in touch. Why not join the Society to help with this important work and make new friends as well – membership is only £10. Full details of our programme of social events are available on our website. New Members and anyone interested in helping to protect our town are welcome to join.  Apply online at www.lymsoc.co.uk

 

Lymington Table Tennis Club

A private friendly and informal table tennis club, whose players are of average standard, play at the Centre every Friday afternoon from 2:30pm until 5pm in the Phoneix Room. New members of average standard are very welcome to come and join us. Moderate fees on the day. For more information please call John Stoneman, the Secretary, on 01590 675109.

Lymington Town Tours

We are a group of voluntary guides who take visitors and locals on themed walks around Lymington and Milford on Sea.  Our walks are interesting and entertaining, looking at interesting historical and architectural features and telling stories of life in bygone days. For more information see our website www.lymington-town-tours.co.uk or pick up a leaflet at the museum. Why not try “ Courts and Alleyways” or “ Sea, Salt and Smuggling” and find out what a fascinating place you live in? Or could you volunteer to become a guide yourself! Its fun, and full training given. Just contact us through the website.

Lymington U3A

The busy local branch of the national U3A organisation, Lymington U3A provides a medium for retired and semi- retired adults to pursue leisure and study-based interests in a socially convivial manner.  Over 40 Interest groups run by members include topics such as languages, current affairs, philosophy, art and history, and games including petanque to mah-jong.  Monthly speaker talks on a variety of subjects held at Lymington Community Centre, as well as monthly social TED Talks discussions, together with organised trips to many places of interest. For more details and how to join, see our website https://u3asites.org.uk/lymington/welcome

 

New Forest Academy of Dance

New Forest Academy of Dance is a long established dance school, offering Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and other dance classes to all ages. Whether you want to dance for fun or take it further, the skills learn’t in our fun, positive and inspiring atmosphere will be incorporated into many aspects of a dancers life. Building confidence, self discipline, promoting team work as well as being able to work individually, we help students reach their full potential. We have our Adult classes for beginners through to advanced too! Contact Kayleigh on 07842270511 or email info@newforestdance.co.uk. See you dancing with us soon!

New Forest Disability

New Forest Disability provides free advice and information to NF residents, any age, any disability.  We: Hold an advice Pop-up, Lymington library, 4th Tuesday monthly, Hold the Advice Quality Standard, allowing confidence in the level of expertise provided by our Benefits team. Sell a range of new and lightly used equipment from walking sticks to wheelchairs , Provide free support with applications for Disabled Facilities Grants to resolve difficulties with home access issues. Advise on low-cost loans for essential home repairs with the Parity Trust, Help with Lasting Power of Attorney applications, Deliver training & talks. T: 01425 628 750   ww.newforestdisability.org.uk

Reiki by Ruth

Tel 07874257458. Instagram Reiki_byRuth. Qualified Reiki Master based in Lymington with 12 years experience serving clients in the New Forest and the South Coast. Reiki is a very gentle and none invasive form of energy healing whilst fully clothed. The benefits of Reiki help to reduce stress and anxiety and promotes mental state through gentle touch. Bring on a meditative state and relaxation. Stimulates your own bodys immune system. Promotes natural self healing, relives pain and tension and works alongside medical treatments. Each session is 45 mins and cost £55

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery is an independent charity. The Museum has a permanent, historical display and  has been developing unique exhibitions of historic and contemporary art since 1998. The programme includes works on loan from national, regional and private collections. The museum regularly creates opportunities for visitors to see significant artworks from Tate, the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. We work in partnership with heritage, arts and local community providers such as The Lymington Community Association; Hampshire Cultural Trust, FOLIO, Artswork, SPUD, New Forest National Park Authority. See our website for details www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

St. Thomas the Apostle, St Thomas Street

You are very welcome to our church services, house groups and children’s activities. Baptisms, weddings, and funerals arranged. Refresher and beginner courses in Christian faith held regularly. Many other activities including concerts, toddler group, Monday lunch club, Vistas Café etc. Further information from the Parish Office, 01590 676194, open 9:30am – 11:30am Monday to Friday. Office@lymingtonchurch.org