Clubs & Affiliates

Baby Sensory (Bournemouth East)

Precious early learning for babies ages 0-13 months. Sophie runs classes in Lymington on Thursdays 9:30am and 11am. Enjoy some 1:1 time with your baby whilst gaining an insight into their development through some magical activities including sensory lights, bubbles, balloons, scents, signing, singing, musical instruments, the list goes on. Email bournemoutheast@babysensory.co.uk or call 07976760119

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

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 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. Telephone 01590 688364. Members are wives, partners, and female relatives or Rotarians. Inner wheel is now open to ladies, with no connection to Rotary. Events are organised 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

The Club has run at the Lymington Centre from the late 1950’s. We meet on a Tuesday afternoon from 2-4pm during the Autumn and Spring Terms. We welcome you to come along on two consecutive Tuesdays to try this enjoyable craft. Tools and materials will be provided on the days. Bring a book that needs repair or to just come and be shown the main book binding methods on hardback books covered in marbled paper, textiles, book cloth and leather. Ring Peter on 01590 683197.

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–21st centuries at concerts throughout the year with young professional soloists and an orchestra. Our 2021/22 sessions start on 1st September.  In November we will perform the Fauré Requiem and in December will be joining Nova Foresta Orchestra for a performance of The Nutcracker Suite and Christmas Music for Choir and Audience. We welcome 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 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.

Lentune Probus Club

We provide 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 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 details.

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 Committee very much looks forward to welcoming members old and new back to our monthly meetings with recommence on Tuesday, 14th September and continue on the second Tuesday of every month there after until May 2022. In June, we will visit Cranborne Gardens. Our new venue is the McLellan Hall and the talks commence at 2pm. Please see our poster on the Centre noticeboard for details of all the speakers. The subscription is £18.00. Visitors are always welcome £5. For further information please telephone 01590 626654.

Lymington Macular Society

The Lymington Macular Society Support Group is here to help anyone with sight loss, through information, advice, support and friendship, including family members and friends. We pass on helpful hints and tips to make life easier, invite speakers who can advise on specific subjects and provide a friendly atmosphere where you can ask questions and get answers from others who are living with the same challenges. Call 07947 373 244 to have a chat if you would like to know more.

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 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 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

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. Interest groups include topics such as languages, current affairs, music, wine appreciation, philosophy, art and history, and games including petanque, bridge, mah-jong and canasta.  Monthly speaker Talks on a variety of subjects held at Lymington Community Centre and over zoom, 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 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!

New Forest West Conservative Association

New members welcome. Anyone wishing to join should apply to the Treasurer via email to Colina.wise9@gmail.com  Social events vary throughout the year and cover the whole of the New Forest West constituency. Lymington Branch AGM is held every year in March.

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.

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery is both a dynamic museum and highly regarded art gallery, located a few minutes walk from Lymington Community Centre. The museum explores the history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast, its collections and colourful, hands-on display offers a fascinating insight into the area. The Art galleries are designed to the highest specifications, hosting exclusive exhibitions programme of national and regional significance. Our unique exhibitions are regularly supported by Tate, V&A, British Museum, Imperial War Museum, National Maritime Museum as well as many regional galleries and private collections.

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 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.

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.