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There is a variety of clubs and societies that meet in the E. I.
These range from badminton and bridge clubs, snooker and scrabble, after school clubs, and many more. Listed below are the current regular activities, clubs and societies. Of course you are free to book a room for your own activity, celebration or performance - simply use the booking enquiry form on this website or contact the secretary using the details at the bottom of each page.

Snooker Table


Wednesday 10-12,

Thursday 2-4 (by arrangement)

Sandy Felton 01524 762653


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The aims of the Arnside Archive Group are

    • To promote & encourage interest in and research into the local history of the Arnside area

    • To provide information & exhibitions for the benefit of the local community and visitors alike.

    • To record customs and traditions of the Arnside area and the impact of change throughout history.

    • To allow local people to donate memorabilia and documents relating to Arnside for preservation.

We put on displays and workshops about specific topics throughout the year and carry out oral history interviews. Recent projects and events have included a history of transport,  WW1 in Arnside; tourism in Arnside, the history of schools in Arnside, Shops and Hotels, Houses in Arnside and the Maritime Heritage of Arnside.

We hold weekly workshops where new members can be trained to participate in archive activities, such as cataloguing and preparing exhibition materials and researching particular topics of interest.

Currently the workshops are held at 10-12pm on Wednesdays 

We welcome new members. If you are interested in joining the group, come along to one of the workshops or contact us on


Monday 10.15-11.30

Sue Gibbs


All villagers welcome, for brews, biscuits and banter. (No need for EI membership)


Thursday 4.30-7.15

Yvonne Kelly 07585951801



Mondays 7pm-9pm new members welcome

For further information and enquiries about juniors, please contact

Jon Race 01539 564119 email

or Cath Grayson 01524 761347 email

The Badminton Group, a member group, operates with an hour from 6pm -7pm focusing on juniors. Roughly 10-12 members participate each week across a wide range of ages and abilities.


Thursday  7.15 to 9.15pm

Stuart Sykes 07415033929

Angela Sykes 07789315753

The Blacksheep Ukulele Band are a group of enthusiastic players who meet every week to learn to play the ukulele and play songs from our extensive song book. We are a group of all abilities. Beginners are welcome and tuition is provided for all. As well as our weekly meetings we also occasionally perform at local  community events and care homes.


Monday 1.00 Bridge for Beginners

Monday 1.40 Chicago

Tuesday 19.00 Duplicate

Friday 19.00 Duplicate

Phil Hine 761086


Eileen Walters, 761720

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of month

2 - 4pm 


The Computer Group meets twice each month and between 9 and 13 members attend. Chris Kirk prepares a talk on different computer areas for each meeting. Participants vary in their own participation as they gain skills. 


Wednesday 10.30 till 12.00 every other week

Lesley Gill




1st Wednesday of each month. 7pm-9pm

Sue Cox

The Arnside and Milnthorpe First Responders Group does include Storth and Heversham participants. All members receive regular training and carry a kit which contains a defibrillator and oxygen on their call outs. The group functions as a back up to the ambulance service in response to 999 calls using an app based system. There are currently 9 CFRS who train on the 1st Wednesday of each month. On average there are 6 or 7 call outs each week.


Thursday mornings

Walk-Fit & Tone, and Pilates

Sam Horton 07886457563

01524 781721


Theatre, Gigs and films

Debbie Laving


The aim of the Arnside Highlights group is to bring performing arts and craft events to the village, using the Joyce Nicholson Hall as a venue. It operates as part of the Arts Council funded Highlights Rural Touring Scheme to bring a programme of theatre, live music, dance & craft workshops to the EI over the Spring and Autumn months. In 2023 a total of 8 events were staged including two matinee performances aimed at young children and their families and a Christmas craft workshop. 


The Volunteer group consists of about 15 members who meet formally a couple of times each year to select the seasonal programmes. The Volunteers organise themselves to promote the events, look after the performers and manage the front of house for each performance. The group has an extensive mailing list to keep its supporters informed and uses village notice boards and other sites to publicise events.


For year 7+


6.30pm to 8.30pm

Contact Emma on 07960451542 or email: emmabanks@


KEY (Kent Estuary Youth) run youth groups every Friday evening at the Educational Institute during term-time.

The Junior group is for years 7 -9 (year 6 welcome after Easter) and runs from 6pm -7.30pm. The senior group is for year 10+ and runs from 7.45pm-9.30pm.

Activities include sports, games, cooking and crafts and local outings. All our activities and ideas are youth led to meet the needs of our young people.


For more information see our website

Facebook page KentEstuaryYouth



Most Thursdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Rob Jackson

07982 712882 

Arnside and Silverdale Photography Group is a friendly active camera club that caters for all levels of experience. 

We meet at 7.30pm most Thursday evenings (the season starts in September) and have a fantastic programme of lectures by well-known photographers, together with club competitons, outings, and social events. 

Annual membership costs £50 but you are very welcome to come down to one of our meetings for no charge to see what we are like.  

Find more info please email:

or call Rob Jackson on 07982 712882


Probus Meeting 2nd Thursday

of month

Mike Marczynski


Wednesday 7.00 - 9.30
Fiona Stevens 01524 762371


Wednesday 1.00-4.00
Marge Robinson 01524 762634

We meet every Wednesday from September to April in the Westmorland room at the Educational Institute Church Hill, Arnside.

The sessions last from 1pm until 4pm, and members arrive and depart as they wish. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served during the meeting.

The group is friendly and welcoming and the afternoon is as much a social event as well as time to sew, knit, crochet and share and learn new skills. The range of skills is from beginners to experienced and we try to cover most needlework projects as well as dyeing, felting and more. Members work on their own project as well as the group one. We usually have a display in the E.I.

We share ideas, and help each other and members are generous with their advice or practical help.

You are welcome to pop in any afternoon we are in session and see what goes on.


Monday to Friday 9.00 - 10.00

Saturday 9.00-5.30
Seniors: Monday & Tuesday 10.00-12.00
Contact the EI Office on

The Snooker section is set up on a Pay as You Go system.. Members pay for a key and there is a meter controlling the lights, currently at a rate of £4 per hour. Members can use the snooker room whenever it is free.There are approximately 20 - 30 playing members and usage does fluctuate to some extent. On Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9am -12 noon there is a Social Group session, a friendly get together of players.


1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month

Linda Hartley


The Stitch in Time group produces reusable menstrual kits for disadvantaged girls and women in the 3rd world.  Their production line is quite exacting and the materials are donated or bought by funds raised. The kits are not given unconditionally, they are distributed as part of an education programme which helps to keep girls in school,and raise their standing within their communities. There are many groups like this in the UK and Days for Girls is the umbrella organisation. There is a knitting section of the group which produces baby items and hats. Donations of baby and children's clothes are regularly received and put into the international distribution system.


Tuesday 7.30 - 9.30
Friday 2.00 - 4.00 
Diane Clubb 761299
Neil Webster 01524 762127

The Table Tennis group sessions cater for a wide range of abilities with 3 or 4 tables ensuring constant playing time.  There is a rotation system in place to vary the player combinations on each table. Games are played as doubles so 4 players can mix and match their skills. There is also a welcome break for tea, biscuits  and a chat halfway through each session.

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