Clubs & Affiliates

Baby Sensory Bournemouth East

Baby Sensory classes are run by Sophie in and around the New Forest area. Classes are designed for babies aged 0-13 months, with a range of wonderful age specific activities to aid your babies development in a wonderful programme written by Dr Lin Day. All activities are backed by research to enable precious early learning and bonding time for baby. You can expect lights, bubbles, balloons, puppet shows, instruments, signing, textures, scents, singing, and so much more! Classes have a relaxed but fun atmosphere where you can meet other parents and carers. Pre booking is mandatory. Contact Sophie: bournemoutheast@babysensory.co.uk

British Red Cross

British Red Cross, The Lymington Centre, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BQ Tele 01590 679529.This year we celebrate 150 years of responding to the needs of people in crisis and emergencies, whenever the need arises. Due to the ‘ Covid – 19’ situation we regent we are unable to give a date and times for re-opening our Mobility Aids service. However, we can arrange for short term loan of equipment to be delivered to you. Please contact 02380 624644 for further information.We would also welcome new volunteers for our Mobility Service in Lymington. If you can help us please contact the above number. For other information www.redcross.org.uk

Brockenhurst Music Society

We put on 5 or 6 concerts a year, given by highly talented young professional musicians. They generally run from May 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: www.brockenhurstmusicsociety.co.uk

East Boldre Painters

The group has been meeting on a Monday morning at the old school fields hall, East Boldre for the past fifteen years. We work on our own projects without a tutor and hold occasional workshops and demonstrations by professional artists. While our return date for Autumn 2020 is uncertain we plan to resume weekly sessions as soon as possible. For this reason, we cannot welcome new members before 2021. Enquiries please contact artworkcm@talktalk.net

Friends of Lymington to Brockenhurst Line

The Lymington to Brockenhurst line is a public branch line of great importance to the community. It is run by a Community Rail Partnership (CRP) consisting of several public bodies and South Western Railway (SWR). The Friends seek to: 1)  Encourage use of the line;  2) Represent users of the line on the CRP and highlight any problems; 3) Act as a focus group when new ideas are put forward by SWR. 

‘Friends’ of St Barbe Museum

Becoming a Friend of St Barbe means more than just free entry every time you visit.  You are joining a community of people who enjoy a lively programme of social and cultural events and, most importantly you are supporting the museum to care for, build and display its unique collection covering the New Forest coast, and stage highly regarded art exhibitions. We are in New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BH. Tel : 01590 676969. www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

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 to promote the welfare of patients. We hold social and fund-raising events, help with the surgery’s flu immunisation clinics, run a volunteer befriending/visiting service for Wistaria Surgery’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: https://friendsofwistariasurgery.weebly.com or by email: friendswistariasurgery@gmail.com

Inner Wheel Club of Lymington

Secretary: Jane Haines, 15 Woodley Gardens, Lymington, SO41 9LH. 01590 688364. 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.  

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

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

Free tuition is given in the making, repairing and conserving of books including – hardbacks covered in marbled paper, book cloth, fashion fabrics/textiles and leather bindings. Our club times are on Tuesday afternoons 2-4.00pm at the Centre during autumn and spring terms. Come and join us, try this enjoyable and fascinating hobby. You will be made very welcome. Peter: 01590 683197.

Lymington Bowling Club

Lymington Bowling Club is a friendly, not for profit organisation, with all ages welcome.  We provide outdoor bowling during the season for beginners, families, and league players, plus a calendar of social activities out of season.  We provide portable ramp access to the green and permanent ramp access to the clubhouse for those with limited mobility for both visitors and players.Coaching is available for both beginners and experienced players.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 and Brockenhurst Lions Club

Our club is a place where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world. We hope to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. We have an active social calendar which helps to foster friendship and enjoyment whilst also aiding local, national and international good causes. We are actively seeking new members to enable us to continue to serve our community.

Lymington Choral Society

We have 80 members and under usual circumstances rehearse in the Wellington Room at LCA, at 7.30pm on Wednesdays from September to May. We perform music from the 17th–21st centuries at two concerts during the year with young professional soloists and an orchestra.Our 2020/21 sessions are currently suspended in line with Government direction but we look forward to resuming our activities as soon as it is deemed advisable to do so.We welcome competent singers with some music reading ability and a commitment to regular attendance to join us. Info:  07484230822 or www.lymingtonchoral.org.uk

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 guy.lawTenson@lineone.net or 01590 622917.

Lymington and District Historical Society

Founded in 1951, the Lymington & District Historical Society offers 6 winter meetings and a summer outing to an historical property, usually linked to a winter talk.  Our meetings are on the last Friday of the month at 7.00 pm in the Robert Hole room. Topics cover a wide range of local history from professional speakers. Membership is £12 per annum and visitors at £4 each are always welcome.

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 & District Naturalists Society

Lymington and District Naturalists’ Society hold indoor meetings at 19:15 on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from late September to March at the Lymington Centre. Field meetings take place at 10.00 on the first and third Thursdays of the month throughout the year, generally in the New Forest or at the Coast. Both indoor and field meetings aim to promote the knowledge and understanding of natural history and conservation. The full programme and membership details can be viewed at www.lymnats.org.uk

Lymington & District Neighbourhood Watch Committee

Lymington & District Neighbourhood watch acts as the link between the local police and individual NW groups in the area helping to provide current information to residents on all matters relating to security and crime in the area.

Lymington and District Probus Club

The Probus (PROfessional and BUSiness) movement has the aim of “promoting Fellowship among retired or semi retired members of their community”. Our Club has recently started to welcome lady members enthusiastically, unlike the vast majority of Probus Clubs.We meet at South Lawn Hotel in Milford at 10am on the 3rd Monday of the month to listen to an interesting talk and then have lunch together. We also have occasional visits to places of interest.Please email our Honorary Membership Secretary Jon Goddard on seclymingtonprobus@gmail.com to learn more and possibly join us one morning.For more information please contact Secretary Maurice Crosswell 01590 644677.

 

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 NAFAS accredited demonstrators, workshops and social functions. No experience is required. Come and join us either to watch or perhaps to learn a new hobby. Its fun! New members and visitors are always most welcome. For further information contact Alison Baker Tel: 01425 612434 or Janice Viveash Tel : 01590 673430.

Lymington Gardeners’ Club

The Lymington Gardeners Club meets once a month on a Tuesday afternoon between September and May, to listen to talks from speakers in connection with gardening. Recent speakers have included Fran Clifton from Hilliers Arboretum talking about the Arboretum plants and its history, together with Christine Stones who has given an interesting talk on female gardeners over two years. Subject include gardening for insects, colour, and specific plants such as Salvias. We also try to arrange a garden visit for those interested in June.

Lymington Macular Society

The Lymington Macular Society Group meets first Thursday of the month (not January or August) 2 to 4pm The Robert Hole Room, Lymington Community Centre. Every day over 200 people in the UK face the shock of a diagnosis of macular disease. The Macular Society helps people adapt to life with sight loss, regain their confidence and independence and take back control of their lives. We are one of the few sight loss charities that actively fund and support medical research into macular disease. This is the research that will one day find a cure.

Lymington NF Hospital League of Friends

Lymington Hospital Friends is a charitable organisation, run by a voluntary board of Trustees and many willing Volunteers who give their ‘gift of time’ to support the Hospital. You can become a friend to help share news about health and well being, and with fundraising. We improve the care and comfort of patients, visitors and staff, above and beyond what the NHS can fund. 

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: www.lymsoc.co.uk

Lymington Spiritual Connections

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month. We are an independent spiritual group. All are welcome.

Lymington Table Tennis Club

A private, friendly, and informal Table Tennis Club, whose players are of average standard, play at the Centre every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm – 5pm. New members of average standard are very welcome to come and join us. Moderate fees on the day. For further details please contact John Stoneman on 01590 612550.

Lymington Town Life Drawing

3 hour relaxing life drawing sessions on a Saturday morning in the spacious studio of the Lymington Centre. Easels and drawing boards are provided and paper can be purchased from reception. The first 45 minutes consist of short poses from 3 to 15 minutes in length. After a short coffee break we resume with a 2 hour sustained pose. In these non-tutored sessions you might want to experiment with creative ways to capture the human form or you may prefer to develop the formal challenges related to drawing and painting from life. If you are new to life drawing Jo Hill can give you a helping hand.  

Lymington Town Tours

Lymington Town Tours takes locals and visitors on walking tours around Lymington, Pennington and Milford. Tours run from may to the end of October and special walks from groups can be booked. Details at www.lymington-town-tours.uk . Our guides are all volunteers who have a love of the town, its architecture, its history and enjoy telling stories. We have a wealth of interesting stories about town and who lived here. Join one of our walks – no need to book, just turn up on the day. Fancy becoming a guide? Email us for details. Visit our website www.lymington.town.tours.co.uk

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 Amateur Radio Society

We are a group of radio and electronics enthusiasts affiliated to The Radio Society of Great Britain.  As well as a variety of radio and electronics-related activities, including lectures, demonstrations, ‘build your own’ equipment evenings and socials, we offer the necessary training to qualify as Radio Amateurs and use radio and computing techniques to contact Radio Amateurs world-wide.  We hold the Amateur Radio callsign M0NFR and can use this ‘on the air’ from the Lymington Centre.  We can also provide amateur radio demonstrations for local special events.  To find out more about our activities, contact Richard Ferguson M0RBF via newforestradio@gmail.com

New Forest Disability Information Service

A local charity providing free, confidential, impartial, disability-related advice & information – any age, any disability.    Advice on a broad range of topics, including welfare benefits (& support to apply), disability rights, equipment, transport, social activities, support groups etc.  Also home access adaptations and support to apply i.e. bathroom adaptations, stairlift and ramp installations & door widening.  Sales of new and lightly-used equipment at our New Milton office. Please phone if you have items to donate – thank you.  Outreach drop-ins across the New Forest – call for details 01425 628 750 or visit www.newforestdisability.org.uk     email: info@newforestdisability.org.uk 

New Forest Hospital Radio

NFHR broadcasts in Lymington Hospital 24hours/ day, everyday. You can also listen on smart speakers, tun in radio app or our website www.nfhradio.org.uk. We are always looking for volunteers, especially collectors who go round the wards getting requests for our daily, live request shows. Come and join us!

Newe Friends

Formerly Ewe 2 Club, we are a group of friends who meet together to share our textile crafts, spinning, weaving, feting, knitted, crochet, quilting, tapestry and braids. We are happy to share our knowledge with any one else who is interested.

The Railway Club of the New Forest

We offer a programme of illustrated talks, organised visits to ‘all things railway’ and other social activities. The formula has proven both successful and entertaining and we invite you to enjoy what we have to offer. We generally meet on the last Friday of each month in the Lymington Community Centre and look forward to your company at our next meeting. For more information visit our website www.railwayclubofthenewforest.org

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Rotary Club of Lymington

The Rotary club of Lymington welcomes male and female members. We have 40 members.We are members of the worldwide Rotary International organisation.In normal times we meet for lunch at the Lymington Community Centre every Wednesday except for the last Wednesday in the month when we meet for a meal in the evening at South Lawn hotel Milford on Sea, to which friends and family are invited. Times and more details are available from our website.Our objectives are to provide service to the community at local, national and international levels. We encourage high ethical standards and work for goodwill and peace.We enjoy fun and friendship as we serve the community.We are always seeking new members. Please see our website for contact details and more information. www.lymingtonrotary.org.uk

Royal Lymington Yacht Club LTD

We aim to be successful on the water, friendly and welcoming ashore. Every year, we run over 200 days of organised sailing, we start over 400 races and run over a dozen open events which attract 800+ entrants. The Cruising Division host a range of events for motor & sailing yachts and our youth sailors enjoy high quality coaching & training in our internationally successful Junior Fleets. The Club is justly proud of its welcoming family atmosphere and of the high standards at sea attained by its Members. We are honoured to have Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal as Patron.

St. Thomas the Apostle, St Thomas Street

You are very welcome to our church services, house groups and childrens 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

The Arts Society Lymington

If you enjoy looking at splendid pictures, beautiful buildings, amazing jewellery, dramatic sculptures, fine ceramics or anything artistic, come and join us.  We have illustrated talks by experts who share their  enthusiasms and knowledge as they feast our eyes with photos on the big screen. No expertise is required to enjoy our evenings, just come and enjoy an evening coffee and a chat then listen for an hour with a chance to ask questions at the end. The Arts Society Lymington welcomes new and established members on the second Wednesday of each month between September and June.

The Lentune Probus Club

A club that provides retired Professionals and Businessmen in Lymington and the New Forest, with opportunities to enjoy the company of like-minded people.  We also have an active Lentune Probus Ladies Club for our wives, partners and widows. Both clubs meet monthly ( expect August) at South Lawn Hotel, Milford. Monthly meetings feature a coffee and chat on arrival, an interesting talk on a variety of topics, a drink at the bar and lunch. Our meetings are supplemented by regular joint social activities: guided walks, competitions, visits, luncheons, club holidays and an annual dinner with entertainment.  Visit www.lentuneprobus.co.uk for further details.

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.

New Forest West Conservative Association

New members are very welcome. Anyone wishing to join should apply to the secretary via email to colina.wise9@gmail.com  Social events vary throughout the year and cover the whole of the New Forest West Constituency. Our Lymington AGM is held every year In March.

Transition Lymington - Part of New Forest Transition

Transition Lymington is a local group taking action to create a more sustainable SO41, as part of the global Transition movement. Formed in 2008, we are a not-for-profit, non-political, diverse and friendly bunch. We meet regularly, currently online, to share ideas and organise educational and skill sharing events. Recent events include online film showings, ‘Jean Genie’ workshops to upcycle old jeans, clothes swaps and a Repair Cafe, where we saved 65 items from landfill. Everyone is welcome to our meetings to find out more or bring your own ideas! Contact Lymington@newforesttransition.org.uk for more information or look us up on Facebook.