Clubs & Affiliates

Amnesty International New Forest Local Group

We are the New Forest local group of Amnesty International, a worldwide movement of 7 million people who stand up for vulnerable and unjustly oppressed people across the world. We support Amnesty in their work by inviting speakers to address Human Rights issues and abuses, writing to Prisoners of Conscience and those who detain them, introducing school children to international Human Rights issues, raising funds for Amnesty’s international campaigns, working on Amnesty’s campaigns on specific issues and lobbying local MPs and MEPs.Find out more and come and meet us at one of our quarterly meetings or social events!

Contact Sue Lewis (Secretary), 01590 683180 or see


Our group meets every Monday morning 10am to 1pm at the Old School Fields hall, Main Road, East Boldre, for an informal, creative start to the week. We generally work on our own projects and occasionally hold workshops or demonstrations. We have a ongoing display of work at the Turfcutters Arms in the village, and our annual exhibition and sale of work is held in East Boldre village hall over the last weekend of November. We welcome visitors and new members, so if you would like to join us please come along any Monday, except Bank Holidays and August.

Contact : Sue 07930 663637 or


Arty Paints and Projects

Arty Paints and Projects has been set up for all those that love to paint/craft but who never get around to doing it! Set aside Thursday evening and join your fellow artists working on their own projects. Come along if you have a project that never gets finished – any craft, doesn’t have to be painting. Term time 7.30pm-9.30pm.
Any questions? Email:

British Red Cross

The Lymington Centre, New St, Lymington, SO41 9BQ Tel/fax 01590 672641 Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:30am- 12:30pm & 2pm-3:30pm (Except Wednesday pm)

The Red Cross provides a number of services to help those in need: Crisis Response support by responding to all emergencies, local, national or wherever the need arises. Independent Living through our Support at Home Service-enabling individuals to regain their confidence and independence following illness. First Aid cover to public events and Refugee Support nationally and internationally. Our local service based at this centre includes the short term loan of Mobility Aids equipment and access to this network. We are here to offer support to all those in crisis-with a promise of human kindness. Volunteers are always welcome to help deliver these vital services. Please contact us on 01590 672641 to find out more about our services and volunteer opportunities.

Brockenhurst Music Society

We put on 5 or 6 concerts a year, given by highly talented young professional musicians. They generally run from April to September and are held in St Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst on Monday evenings. The music is an exciting mix of keyboard strings, wind instruments and singing; mostly classical, but with some pieces from musicals and other popular works. For more information please see our website:

Charter Bridge Club

We meet every Monday evening from 6.45pm until 10pm to play duplicate bridge. We operate a ‘host’ system which means that even if you do not have a playing bridge partner for the night, you can simply come along and will be guaranteed a game. We play in the McLellan Hall and free hot drinks are available. Visitors of all abilities are very welcome. Also feel free to contact our Secretary, Eve Ritchie-Fallon, on 01590 676528 for further details.

Children’s Art Studio

Art for 7 – 12 year olds. Saturday morning Art Studio from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Led by a qualified practising artist. Help to develop your child’s artistic potential. We try using all kinds of media and learn about artists too. Children are welcome to come along for a taster session.

Community First New Forest

Call and Go is a Community Transport scheme operated by Community First New Forest. It is a flexible bus service that will take you into Lymington. Anyone whose travel needs are not met by public bus services can use Call and Go. Perhaps there are no bus services, you live too far from the bus stop to be able to use it or you find it difficult getting on and off public buses because you take a pushchair, have a mobility impairment or use a wheelchair. Ring 01425 461751 for a registration form between 9am-12noon, Monday to Friday

Drama Co

We offer LAMDA and Drama Classes to students aged 11+ during term time only. LAMDA is a fantastic opportunity for students who have a real interest in Acting, Devising or Musical Theatre and want to gain formal qualifications. Higher grades of LAMDA also provide UCAS points which will assist in University or Higher Education entry. Part of the session includes a Drama element in which the group will work on a theme for a term. This could range from working on a classical text (Shakespeare) or devising a modern piece as a group or using cameras to create a short TV/Film clip. All of these elements build on the academic study of Drama as well as the performance itself.  Visit :

Freda Yoga

Yoga for all ages and abilities on Tuesday mornings in the Fuller Hall. Vinyarisa Yoga: 9.10am – 10.25am. A dynamic, challenging class better suited to intermediate students. Hatha Yoga: 10.30am – 11.45am. A gentle yoga class, perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a slower pace. Seated/chair Yoga: 11.45am – 12.35am. Yoga adapted so most poses are carried out whilst seated. Suited to anyone with restricted mobility.For more information please contact Freda on 07988 820010 or


Friends of Lymington to Brockenhurst Line

The objects of the Friends are to assist the Community Rail Partnership and South West Trains in providing to users and potential users an effective, safe and pleasant service on the Railway Line and to further the use and future of the Railway Line; also to maximize the Line’s potential as part of an integrated transport network for the district, including the ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
Contact: Lady Georgina Craufurd 01590 672406.

‘Friends’ of St Barbe Museum

The ‘Friends’ have been an important part of the St Barbe Museum and Art gallery from its beginning and membership of the Friends continues to be an important source of support. Membership benefits include admission to the Museum and to all Gallery exhibitions and entrance to the friends programme of talks and events. New members are very welcome. Contact John Ward 01590 671205 Email:

Friends of Wistaria Surgery

The main objective is to provide the surgery with facilities, support services and equipment not normally provided by the statutory authorities in order to promote the welfare of patients. We run monthly coffee mornings and occasional speakers, hold social and fund-raising events, help with the surgery’s flu immunisation clinics, run a volunteer befriending/visiting service for Wistaria’s patients and maintain the surgery garden. We can be reached through Wistaria Surgery, Wistaria Court, 18 Avenue Road, Lymington S041 8DY, via our website

Hancock Osteopathy

A thorough, thoughtful and gentle approach to helping people who are experiencing pain in the musculo-skeletal system, anywhere from top to toe. Michelle is trained as an osteopath, so can diagnose conditions, recognise pathological ones, and refer as needed. Michelle listens to the whole story behind the problem, is very gentle in her hands on treatment and works to get you back to functioning, aiming to empower patients to understand their body, prevent pain returning and reducing the frequency and intensity of pain. More information can be found on alongside helpful blogs and videos. Contact  0771 5581 554 or

Inner Wheel Club of Lymington

Secretary: Doreen Cummings, 01590 671546. Members are wives, partners and female relatives of present Rotarians. Inner Wheel is now open to ladies with no connection to Rotary. Events are organized to raise funds for local, national and overseas charities.

Jo Jingles

Jo Jingles is the UK’s leading provider of pre-school music and movement classes. They provide fun, interactive music, singing and movement experience with an educational slant, for babies and children aged from 3 months to 5 years of age. They also introduce routine and structure whilst providing musical instruments for every child. The aim of a Jo Jingles class is to enhance a child’s pre-school education by stimulating their interest and enjoyment of music using a series of varied and fun themed musical programmes. Let music help develop your child’s language, listening and memory skills and make new friends at the same time. Classes on Friday mornings during term time. Session Times: 10.30am: Mixed Ages (from walking upwards) 11.30am: Babies 3 mths-walking. Contact Zara on 07539376935, email Join us for some FUN!

Knit and Natter

Please come and join our Knit and Natter Group or 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

We are a friendly group of art lovers, meeting on the second Friday of the month in the Wellington Room from 7.30pm – 9.45pm. Evenings feature talks and demonstrations by well known speakers and artists. Other activities include painting at various locations in the region throughout the summer. Exhibitions are held in the Masonic Hall, Lymington and on Milford Village Green annually, where work can be displayed and sold. Annual subscription £25, visitors are welcome at £3.50/ meeting. For more information contact Sandi Hitchens, 01425 613569
Lymington Arts Groups are kindly sponsored by Dagless & Whitlock Solicitors, Milford on Sea.

Lymington Baptist Church

See website for details of services and other events such as Hullabaloo Toddler Club, CAP Solo Club, Messy Church and the Alpha Course

Lymington Bookbinding Club

Meetings are on Tuesday afternoons from mid-September to the beginning of April in the Hayloft from 2.00pm until 4.00pm with a four week break at Christmas. Help is freely given on the basic operations in hand bookbinding for paperback and hardback books which include both cloth cased-bound books and leather bindings. Other procedures include book repairs, construction of slip-cases, book boxes and portfolios, binding magazines etc. Membership includes the use of specialist equipment and some of the consumable materials such as mull, thread, glue and paste. Contact Mr P R Gilbert, 01590 683197.

Lymington and Brockenhurst Lions Club

The Lions Club of Lymington and Brockenhurst is part of the UK Lions Clubs and meets at Elmers Court on the 1st Wednesday in every month(7:30pm). We raise funds for local good causes, via events which are of value to the community and entertaining. Plus we have an enjoyable time ourselves with regular Socials. We are best known for organizing the annual Lymington Carnival and we need more people to come on board and help us with this major Community Event. If you would like to find out more or join us, please see our website

Lymington Camera Club

We are a small, friendly club focusing on encouraging all levels, from first timers to professionals, to share experiences and learn from each other. We meet twice monthly on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from September to May. One meeting is a talk and the other is a judged print/ projected image competition. Organised summer walks take place in between to keep our hand in and socialise. Recently we started organising extra informal tuition classes on selected dates during term time. Further information available on the website Come and see what we have to offer by attending a meeting as a guest (£3 charge which is deducted from membership when you join).

Lymington Care Group

We are happy to help with transport to medical appointments. Volunteer drivers urgently needed. Contact Doreen on 07885 575 375.

Lymington Choral Society

The choir has around 65 members and rehearses in the Wellington Room at the Lymington Centre, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on most Wednesdays from September through to May. A challenging programme of music from the 17th – 21st century is selected for study and performance at a minimum of two major concerts during the year and include young professional soloists and orchestra. The Autumn session begins on 6th September 2017 and the Spring session on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. At our concert in December we will be performing Vivaldi Gloria and Saint-Saens Oratorio de Noel plus carols. For our concert 12th May 2018 we will be performing Mozart Requiem, Pergolsi Magnificat in Bb and Caldara Stabat Mater. The society welcomes application for membership from competent singers with some music reading ability and a commitment to regular attendance but with no audition. Details from the Secretary.

Lymington Croquet Club

Membership enquiries to Margaret Skeldon 01425 628213. The Club plays on the court provided by Lymington and Pennington Town Council in the Woodside Recreation Ground. Croquet requires skill rather than strength, and tactical ability rather than quick reflexes, so it is suitable for all ages. We have some 50 members playing Association and Golf Croquet (Monday and Friday afternoons), Golf Croquet (Tuesday and Thursday mornings), from May to September. Potential members are always welcome to try the game without commitment. Basic tuition can be arranged. Club mallets are available for use initially. Annual subscription: £40.


Lymington and District Bridge League

The Lymington & District Bridge League holds its league matches at The Lymington Centre on second Wednesday monthly from October to May. The season starts on Wednesday 11th October 2017. The League offers a gentle introduction to “teams” for players already familiar with duplicate bridge. For further information please contact or 01590 622917.

Lymington and District Historical Society

Chairman: Mrs Caroline Birch. The Society’s growing and thriving membership enjoy illustrated talks on the local history of Lymington and the surrounding areas. Meetings are held on the last Friday of the month at 7.15pm from September to March, excluding December, in The Lymington Centre. Membership is £12 per annum and visitors £4:00. All are welcome.  Email

Lymington and District International Twinning Association

Lymington is twinned with Vitre, Almansa and Mosbach. Vitre, with its fortress-castle and half timbered houses, is in eastern Brittany. Almansa, near Alicante, nestles beneath a hilltop castle and is famous for its colourful fiestas. Mosbach, near Heidelberg, is set in beautiful countryside and has a medieval Old Town. LITA arranges reciprocal visits each year with at least two of the towns and promotes links between other groups and organisations. It is not necessary to be able to speak a foreign language to participate. We also organise a wide variety of enjoyable social events and in this way function as a “club”, often linking with other community organisations. Monthly conversation groups for French, Spanish and German speakers are also held. Website: or contact Membership Secretary, Simon Hacking on 01590 683218.

Lymington & District Naturalists Society

Illustrated talks on the second & fourth Tuesday of the winter months at 7.15pm in the Lymington Centre. Field meetings throughout the year. For details go to or email or phone 01590 641609. Visitors welcome. Subscription – Adults £15.00,  Juniors £10.00.

Lymington & District Neighbourhood Watch Committee

L&DNWC is a registered charity overseeing the activities of around 100 Watches in Lymington, Brockenhurst, Pennington, Pilley and the Boldres. Watch co-ordinators are in direct contact with the Police Station in Lymington. The Police district is divided into areas, with an officer allocated to a collection of watches. Regular crime reports are sent out by the Police, and watches have access to the police crime system by computer, giving up-to-date information on crime and other incidents. This information is also available at The Lymington Centre. L&DNWC is a prescribed body under the provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act (1998) and liases with the National Neighbourhood Watch Association.

Lymington Flower Club

Lymington Flower Club meets at 2pm on the first Monday of the month in the Centre. We offer friendship through flowers with regular demonstrations by NADFAS accredited demonstrators, workshops and social functions. No experience is required. Come and join us either to watch or perhaps learn a new hobby. It’s fun! New members and visitors are always most welcome.For further information contact: Pauline Browning Tel: 01590 675625  or Janice Viveash Tel: 01590 673430


Lymington Gardeners’ Club

(Affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society)
If you are interested in plants and their care and many other aspects of the gardening scene, why not consider joining our Club which meets at 2pm on the second Tuesday of the month from September to June at The Lymington Centre. Please see our programme on the noticeboard. For further information contact Pamela Keen (Chairman) 01590 626654

Lymington Macular Society

Our support group is open to anyone suffering from vision loss. Carers, family members and friends are also very welcome. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at The Lymington Centre. These are social occasions where we can chat together over afternoon tea, enjoy entertainment including music, speakers on many interesting topics and also receive updates on issues relating to MD and its impact on our daily lives. Contact Keith or Tina on 01590 645176.
Helpline: 0300 3030 111. Email:

Lymington RNLI

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

The Lymington Branch of the RNLI supports the work of the Institution by raising funds and publicising the lifeboat service. Annual Flag Day collections are held, besides other regular events. Our shop next to the Lifeboat Station in Bath Road selling souvenirs and Christmas cards will open from 13th March, 2018 Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays 12pm-4pm. We welcome volunteers to help there and at other fundraising events. For more information please call in to see us at the shop.

Lymington Society

The Lymington Society seeks to preserve our wonderful town and raise important local issues. Our major role is to act as a planning watchdog looking to prevent unsuitable development taking place which could harm the character of the town. The society also organises an interesting and varied programme of talks and social events to enable members to meet and make new friends. If you’re interested in helping to preserve the best of Lymington’s character, then why not join the society and help keep Lymington special. See our website:

Lymington Spiritual Connections

Lymington Spiritual Connections is an independent spiritual group that meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start in The McLellan Hall of The Lymington Centre. We have a Facebook page and we can also email you each month to tell you what our talk is about.

Lymington Table Tennis Club

A private, friendly and informal Table Tennis Club, of average standard, plays at the Centre every Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm until 5pm. New members of average standard are very welcome to come and join us. Moderate fees payable on the day. For further details please contact John Stoneman on 01590 612550.

Lymington Town Tours

Entertaining and informative walks are led by our voluntary guides, who aim to make the walks an enjoyable experience for all. We have eight different walks including ‘The Story of Lymington’, ‘Wavy Walls’, and ‘Courts and Alleyways’. We even travel to Milford-on-Sea to tell ‘The Story of Milford’. Details and dates are in our leaflet available from the Lymington Museum and Visitors Centre, or on our website No need to book. Just turn up – or you could book a private walk or talk for a group or club. For details of training to be a guide also visit the website.

Lymington University of the Third Age (U3A)

Lymington U3A offers retired and semi-retired people a variety of opportunities to share knowledge, skills and experience and to acquire new ones in an informal, friendly atmosphere bringing together like-minded people. There are over 50 interest groups, which usually meet in members’ homes and are led by volunteer members. The groups cover such diverse subjects as art appreciation, yoga, backgammon, canasta, table tennis, film club, French and other language groups, scrabble, genealogy, painting, recorder, lunch club, gardening and digital photography. There are also outings to places of interest and theatres. General meetings with a speaker are held on the first Thursday of each month at 2.30pm and a “Coffee Plus” on the third Monday of each month at 10am – both at The Lymington Centre. For more information please phone Barbara Warbuton on 01425 616479 or see

New Forest Academy of Dance

Dance and Musical Theatre Classes for all ages.
Long Established Dance School with Fully Qualified Teachers, studying the Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and LAMDA Syllabi. Take exams, participate in shows and workshops. All teachers are DBS checked and up to date with their continued professional development (CPD).
Classes from 2 years plus! We also offer Tap and Ballet classes for Adults!
Principal: Kayleigh Sargeant, RAD RTS, ISTD DDE.
Tel: 01425 616750/07842270511

New Forest Amateur Radio Society

A Radio Society of Great Britain affiliated amateur radio club.
Amateur Radio call sign: MONFR. A group of radio amateurs and electronics enthusiasts. The Group provides regular amateur radio training courses for the Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced level qualifications at The Lymington Centre. Courses are organised according to demand. Please email for further information. The Society also organises various radio and electronics based activities including lectures, demonstrations, DF radio fox hunts, construction evenings, special events stations etc. Contact Richard Ferguson MORBF, email:

New Forest Breast Cancer Support

Meet every’ second Thursday of the month (except August) in the Beagley Room at The Lymington Centre, New Street.
We are a friendly bunch of volunteers who can share our experience with you and help you through all stages of cancer. Do come and join us for a coffee and a chat. Further information: Judy Ruffell 01590 672175 e-mail

New Forest Disability Information Service

A Charity providing free, confidential, impartial disability related information, advice and guidance to disabled people, their families, carers, professionals and any other person of any age throughout the New Forest. Specialising in disability related welfare benefits, offering an application completion service, challenging refusals and representing clients at Tribunal hearings. Supplying information on a wide range of topics induing access, legal, social, educational, transport, disability rights and aids and adaptions. A range of new and lightly used mobility equipment and daily living aids to view, assess and if appropriate purchase. website

New Forest Friends of the Earth

New Forest Friends of the Earth are affiliated to the national charity of Friends of the Earth. We campaign on national and local environmental causes such as protecting bees, air quality and climate change. We meet every few months currently in Sway in the evening. Find us on facebook: or send us an email to find out more:


Secretary: Mrs A Collett, 01590 677450. Email: Treasurer: Mr M Hall, 01590 682751. Our small Committee exists to raise money locally in enjoyable ways and to publicise this worthwhile cause. Interested helpers are always welcome. If you would like to be involved please contact Alice Collett for more information. Last year we raised £5,800 for the NSPCC. The NSPCC incorporates Childline and NSPCC Schools Service.


Oakhaven Hospice Trust

Within the New Forest and Waterside area, Oakhaven provides specialist care, free of charge, to people with a life-limiting illness, and support for their loved ones. We have a 10-bed In-patient Unit, a Day Hospice, a Community Team making home visits, our Oakhaven at Home service plus an Outpatients’ Clinic Bereavement Counselling. Annual running costs are £4 million and we support 200 patients and their family and friends each week. With only 10% of costs met by the NHS, we rely greatly on our local community for funds and voluntary help. Registered Charity No. 900215.

Pennington Community Action Group (Youth Group)

Lymington Pennington Youth Club, Thursday Evenings, 7.00 – 9.00, Free WiFi Music, Games, Table Tennis, Pool, Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Xbox games, Hot food & drinks. Youth Workers if you just want to talk or get help with CVs and interviews. Sessions on Bullying Alcohol Smoking Drugs & Sexual Health. Organised by Pennington Community Action Group. Supported by HCC and Lym Penn Town Council.

Push Studios New Forest

Bringing the joy of dance to your fitness Regime. After many years of professional dancing and 15 years of fitness experience. Come and join Kevin for this fun fitness Friday. From Dance fit to ballet. Call 07973388801 for more information. Keeeeeep dancing.

Rotary Club of Lymington

Lymington Rotary is a dual gender club and a member of worldwide Rotary International. We have 54 members meeting for lunch at the Lymington Centre every Wednesday – times are available from our website and we do have monthly evening meetings when we invite friends and family. Our objectives are to provide humanitarian service to the community at local, national and international level. We encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work for goodwill and peace in the world. We enjoy fun and friendship as we serve the community. More information at

St Thomas & All Saints Churches

St Thomas the Apostle, St Thomas Street, and All Saints, All Saints Road, Woodside. You are very welcome to our church services, house groups and children’s activities. Baptisms, weddings and funerals arranged. Refresher and beginner courses in the Christian faith held regularly. Many other activities including concerts, toddler group, Monday lunch club, Vistas cafe etc. Further information from the Parish Office, 01590 676194, open 9.30am – 11.30am Monday to Friday. Website

The Arts Society Lymington

Ten different stimulating, entertaining, enlightening talks a year. Experts talking about their enthusiasms showing us photos on the big screen of the best examples of each topic. Add visits, social occasions and Special Interest Days to create a friendly interesting society. Join us in the Fuller-McLellan Hall the second Wednesday of each month from September to June, 7pm for 7.30pm, starting with coffee. Annual subscription £45. More information, Website




The Railway Club of the New Forest

The club was founded in 1977 by a group of railway enthusiasts. We offer a popular programme of illustrated talks, organised visits to ‘all things railway’ and other social activities.  We love to hear tales of the iron road, from all over the world, not only from our own locality, and not limited to steam traction either. We usually meet on the last Friday of each month in The Lymington Centre, 7.00pm for 7.30pm, and welcome visitors to all sessions.   Single visit £4, annual membership (10 meetings) £20.

For further information, please consult our web site:

Three Counties Healing

Offer a free drop in Healing service (Reiki & Spiritual) on a Monday afternoon from 2pm—4pm and have been in the Centre since January 2016, we are now in The Hayloft. We are a Registered Charity (no.284546 DHWSHA). All Healers are fully Insured and it is by Donation. For further details see our Website or ring Ian Knight on 01202 914206 or 07957758816 email We have created an ambient and comfy Healing Space with couches, screens and music. We look forward to seeing you.

Turner Bridge Club

A friendly, ACOL playing, non-EBU affiliated club which has been playing for over 60 years. Most of the time we can sort a partner for you if you haven’t got one. Every Monday afternoon from 1.45pm to 4pm for Rubber Bridge. For beginners and improvers – help is at hand if required! Every Tuesday afternoon from 1.45pm to 5pm for Gentle Duplicate. New members and visitors are always welcome.

United Nations Association (UNA-UK) - Lymington Branch

Lymington Branch of the United Nations Association is devoted to building support for an effective United Nations, like other branches in this country. Founded in 1945, the United Nations Association is the UK’s foremost advocate for UK action of the United Nations; trading source of analysis on the UN; and a vibrant grassroots movement. We are the only charity in the UK devoted to ongoing support for the UN among policy makers, opinion-formers of the public. We believe that a strong, amenable and affective UN is essential if we are to build a safer, fairer and more sustainable world.

Wades Yoga

Wonderful uplifting drop-in Power Yoga Class, 7:15pm – 8:30pm. Working with the breath, gaining strength and length throughout the body through the practice and the postures.


Unwind with Yogatwist every Friday morning 9:15 am – 10:15 am, a fluid hatha yoga practice for mind and body suitable for mixed abilities 10:30 am- 11:30 am an invigorating vinyasa flow yoga class designed for people who wish to deepen their practice. Please contact Claire if you have any questions. Telephone: 07548805476. Email: Website: