Offshoots are extra clubs set up and run by members on a voluntary basis. They reflect the interests of the membership, so they evolve and change as the membership changes.

The cost of offshoot activities isn’t covered by the membership subscription, so there may be a charge (e.g. for room hire or materials) and you may need to bring your own materials. You will always know the amount of the charge (if any) before you attend and, as a member, you have the option to take part in whatever interests you.

When we have a waiting list, ladies on the list can try out the offshoot groups. We charge visitors the same amount as we charge members.

If you’d like to help run one of the groups, or set up a new one, please get in touch.

Active groups

These are the groups currently active, with their usual meeting details. If you’re a member, please check your monthly emails for confirmation of dates and times, and any alterations to the usual schedule. If you’re on the waiting list and planning to sample a session, please check with us beforehand to make sure the session is running as normal.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please consider setting up a new group; everything we offer is run by volunteers!

Book Club

Read, discuss, repeat.

Last Monday of alternate months
The York

Crafty Catch-up

Bring what you’re working on.

2nd Wednesday of every month
The Lamb Inn

Family History Club

Hints, tips and discussion.

4th Thursday of every month
Private venue


For those who like a tipple!

Various venues

Jigsaw Club

Communal dissectology!

1st Tuesday of every month
The York

Wander Women

For walks and meanders.

Various venues