North East & Yorkshire

Skipton Friendship Group is a local social group for singles and couples aged 50+. We are a warm and friendly group which welcomes new members and new ideas. Membership is open to anyone, not just those living in Craven District, but ideally members need to be within easy travelling distance of Skipton to participate in the full range of activities.

Monthly Meetings

We meet at Broughton Road Community Centre, Broughton Road, Skipton BD23 1TT on the last Tuesday of each month. The meeting starts with a talk from a visiting speaker; we then have a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits and the chance to chat with other members. We finish with an update by the chairperson of the month's activities and upcoming events

Our Other Activities

Regular monthly activities

  • Morning coffee.
  • Pub lunches.
  • Evening meals at local pubs/restaurants.
  • Walk - in the region of 7 miles with lunch in a café or pub in the winter and a picnic in the summer.

Bi-monthly event

  • Book Club.

Quarterly event

  • Theatre trip to Ilkley Playhouse - on the first Monday of a production to take advantage of concessionary rates.

Annual events

  • Christmas lunch.
  • Day trip to a place of interest.
  • Walking holiday - a five day break in the UK.

One-off events

Members are actively encouraged to suggest and organise events. Examples of things we have done recently include:

  • Private tour of the gardens at East Riddlesden Hall.
  • Visit to an Art Gallery on Addingham Moorside.
  • Afternoon tea at the Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley.
  • Visit to Open Gardens at Broughton Hall.
  • Tour of Keighley Police Museum.
  • Ten pin bowling in Skipton.
  • Morning coffee and afternoon tea at members’ homes.

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Skipton Friendship Group is an Independent Centre and also a Member of the Friendship Centre Federation