What's On
Societies, organisations, clubs and groups - including sport and outdoor venues               See here for Out-of-town groups


68 Hospital Street, CW5 5RP


Nantwich Historical Society. Meets on the first Wednesday of the month, at 7.45pm, for six lectures on European history (September to December and February to May) plus one historical visit a year. Annual subscription 8; students 5. Visitors are welcome at 2 a meeting. Founding Chairman: J.Herbert Rowsell MA. Secretary and Treasurer: Jean Kay. (01270) 624653.

The Nantwich Group of The Family History Society of Cheshire, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, with a prompt 7.45pm start to 9.15pm. Normal admission prices are 2 for society members and 3 for visitors. Refreshments are included. Everyone welcome. You do not have to be a society member to attend the meetings. Chairman, David Higham. Website. 


lThe group also holds family history workshops at Nantwich Library, at 2pm, on Mondays.

Nantwich Choral Society. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm during term time. First term's membership free of charge. For further information visit the website - www.nantwichchoral.org.uk - or contact the Secretary on 01270 780143. Details of concerts appear under What's_on-music or What's_on-churches on this website.     



Pillory Street, CW5 5BQ.

(Opposite the Love Lane / Waterlode car park.)


Nantwich Civic Society meets on the third Tuesday

of every month at 7.30pm. They are "informal and welcoming". Membership is 6 a year. Contact the society here.


South Cheshire French Circle, "a vibrant group with members from local towns and villages who enjoy all things French - the culture, language and country." Meets on the first Monday of every month at 7.30pm. Meetings include presentations, films, poetry, music and discussions.

   The group is keen to welcome new members who would like the opportunity to practice their French and share experiences in the company of other Francophiles.

 For more information visit the website (www.southcheshirefrenchcircle.org.uk) or contact Paul on 07881 518243 or e-mail info@southchehirefrenchcircle.org.uk.


Shrewbridge Road, CW5 7AD. Town Council premises.


Cheshire Wildlife Trust (South group). Meets at 7.30pm on Mondays (doors open 7pm). Admission 4 adults, children 1, refreshments included. All welcome.

   Contact Irmgard Ralfs on (01270) 624835.

   Website: https://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk.

   The Trust is based at Bickley Hall Farm, Malpas (SY14 8EF).



11 Welsh Row, CW5 5ED 

Happiness Hub is a "friendly and welcoming place to meet people in Nantwich" on Tuesdays from 8pm to 9.30pm. All welcome. For anyone feeling lonely or isolated, new to Nantwich or keen to make new friends. A friendly group supporting and encouraging good mental health and wellbeing. Hosted by Nantwich Buddies; supported by Nantwich Town Council.

Website: happinesshubUK.org

 E-mail: info@nantwichbuddies.org

See Nantwich Buddies entry on the right

at Regent's Park.


Cumberland Avenue, CW5 5HA


Nantwich Concert Band rehearses at the academy. The main band is for "more confident and advanced players", and rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.15pm. New players are welcome.

  The varied repertoire includes traditional wind band music through to more modern music from stage and screen. 

   More details from the band's Musical Director, Nick Birch, and their chairperson, Miranda Hill.  www.nantwichband.co.uk


To join the band e-mail:  musicaldirector@nantwichband.co.uk  Concert Band)


Melanie Biggs at: windband@nantwichband.co.uk


Nantwich Wind Band, part of Nantwich Concert Band (see above), is for beginners and rehearses from 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday evenings. Woodwind, brass and percussion players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Just turn up with your instrument. Some instruments are offered free on loan.

   For further information visit www.nantwichband.co.uk or e-mail info@nantwichband.co.uk. Or telephone Sally Tooze on 0779 1245134.

Zumba Fitness.  Tuesdays 6.15pm, Wednesdays 8pm and Thursdays 7.30pm. Telephone Rachael on 01270 659131, 07500 899343 or e-mail: rachaelswindells@hotmail.co.uk.

Cheerobics. Fat burning fun. Tuesdays 8pm. Ring to book. Telephone Rachael on 01270 659131, 07500 899343 or e-mail: rachaelswindells@hotmail.co.uk



The Gullet off Hospital Street (adjacent to a public car park) or Monk's Lane on foot. CW5 5DN.


Cheshire Land Rover Club. For drivers who wish to compete in "trials" with their vehicle. Founded in 2005 by Nantwich man Malc Bourne. Meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

l The club meets at The Bowling Green after the Red Lion pub in Barony Road closed (See here).


Bowling Green Facebook page 


By the Snow Hill car park, off The Waterlode (CW5 5LS).


Nantwich Seals (Nantwich Amateur Swimming Club). A small voluntary group. Website: www.nantwichseals.co.uk or e-mail: nantwichseals@yahoo.co.uk

 OUTDOORS - various locations        


Fortnightly rambles with Crewe and Nantwich Rambling Club on Sundays throughout the year. There is a choice of three walks of six, nine and 12 miles. Travel to the start of the rambles by coach - no booking required - with pick-ups at Nantwich, Wistaston and Crewe.  The rambles have been suspended during the coronavirus lockdown but have now resumed in the local area with certain restrictins. Thursday morning walks are held monthly in the winter, and Thursday evening walks held fortnightly in the summer. Travel to the start of the walks is by car, and there is the option of a pub meal after the walk. New members are very welcome. . Contact Richard Farrall on (01270) 624649 or visit




Barony Road, CW5 5QY


The club welcomes new members. All ages, male or female, experienced or not, but enjoying competitive action. Contact George or Myriam on 01270 625498. 




Art Up Close art club, meets at the Barker Street Studios of Adam Capper (photographer), 12 Barker Street, on Wednesdays between 10am and 2pm-ish. Artists in different disciplines. Cost 5. Contact: Lindsay Piper, 07738 277920; e-mail Lindsay@artupclose.org.




20-24 Welsh Row, CW5 5ED

(First Wood Street car park nearby)


Beginners and intermediates salsa classes, Wednesdays, 7.30pm. Details: 07976 087949. 



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 PARISH HALL (by St Mary's Church)



The Nantwich Thursday Club, a free, dementia friendly social group for loved ones, carers and family. Meets every other Thursday. Drop-in sessions. Call in any time between 10am and 12.30pm. Supported by gifts from Dementia Friendly Nantwich Partners and St Mary's Parish Church. Donations for tea and coffee welcome.

   Call Lynn Lurcock, Chair of Dementia Friendly Committee, on (01270) 626020 for more information.

Nantwich Garden Guild meets on the second Tuesday of the month (September to April) in the Parish Hall opposite the the church. Refreshments between 7pm and 7.30pm followed by a talk until 9pm. Membership fee: 7 a session. Visitors 2 a meeting. New members welcome. Details: Mrs Janet Platt (01270 665845).

Nantwich Piece Makers, Needles and Natter, meet on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Nantwich Piece Makers are a friendly group enjoying needlework, including patchwork, quilting and embroidery, making both decorative and useful items. Potential members are welcome to visit for a chat.

Studio Art Group is a friendly, informal group who meet on Wenesday mornings between 10.30a.m.  and 12.30pm for a relaxing two hours of painting or drawing. No formal tuition is given but support from other members of the group is always available. To join just go along. For more details call Connie on (01270) 623766.

Nantwich Dabber Dames Women's Institute. Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. Cost 50p per meeting for tea, coffee, biscuits (or cake). Visitors 3. Monthly competitions. Open to women of all ages - young to young-at-heart. "Not very traditional but good fun". New members welcome. Contact the Secretary, Cathy Williams (01270 780504 or eeyorewilliams@hotmail.co.uk). 


Solo Salsa 7pm to 8pm every Wednesday

evening. Learn to dance, no need for a partner.  All the latin rhythms - cha cha, rumba, samba, salsa and more. Two Left Feet 8pm to 9pm every Wednesday evening. Social dance class - Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Ballroom basics and simple variations for social dancers. Call Shirley on 07760428554 or email

 shirley@wellkin.co.uk         www.wellkin.co.uk

Exercise 4 Health. Fridays at 10am. All ages

welcome, especially over 50s. Brand new classes. Contact Lynne on 01270 663958. Please book in advance.

Storm Dance Academy. Hip hop and modern jazz every Saturday. 3 per class or 5 for two on the same day. Classes for seven years to 14+. Contact Gemma on 07854 582502.

Pilates classes. Fridays at 9.40 am and Wednesday afternoons. Message Lynne on 07738117566 to book in, or email cw2pol@aol.com. www.crewedancefit.co.uk

for more classes and Keep Fit to Music sessions.

Please note that Nantwich Flower Club meets at Acton Parish Hall. See Clubs and Organisations Out of Town.



Audlem Road, CW5 7DY


Stagecoach Nantwich Performing Arts School. Meets every Saturday morning and offers classes in singing, dance and drama for 4 to 16 year olds. Regular Easter and Summer School Workshops. Principal: Adele Fowell.

Website: www.stagecoach.co.uk/nantwich.

Email: nantwich@stagecoach.co.uk

Telephone: 01782 392659.

Nomads Badminton Club, a friendly, non-league playing club. Play every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on six courts. Go along as a guest, for a small, nominal fee, for a few weeks to try it out. Contact Roy on 07972 313448 for more details or go along and join.

Zumba Fitness.  Tuesdays, 8pm to 8.45pm (in the Drama Studio). Telephone Lynne on 01270 663958 to book. www.crewenantwichzumba.co.uk



Welsh Row, CW5 5HD (A534)


Nantwich Young Voices meet every Tuesday in the Main Hall, 4pm to 5.15pm (term time only). For children aged six to 13. Also regular performances at concerts and events. Contact: Victoria Palethorpe on 07545 158545.

 nantwichvoices@gmail.com www.nantwichvoices.co.uk


Nantwich Young Actors meet every Saturday in term time, in the Drama Hall. For young actors aged eight to 17. 10.30am to 12 noon. Contact: Geoff on 07793 105851 or visit www.tyacreative.co.uk


Manor Road, CW5 5LX


Drop in for Single Parents at Nantwich Children's Centre, Wednesdays, 1pm to 3pm.For support, advice, encouragement, confidential listening, fun and refreshments. Children welcome. Run by Crewe-based group South Cheshire CLASP. Details: 01270 250629 or 07957 605004; southcheshireclasp@btconnect.com; www.southcheshireclasp.org.uk



Beam Street, Nantwich, CW5 5TE


Social Morning, every Monday at 11.30am. Enjoy gentle movement to music and relax, have a chat and a joke with friendly folk. Tea and light refreshments. Transport can be arranged. Admission 3. More details from Ann on (01270) 650617.



Windy Arbour, Off the Alvaston roundabout on the A500 Middlewich Road junction. CW5 6PF


A friendly club playing all year round on six floodlit courts. Membership for all - adults, juniors (four to 16 years old). All standards welcome. Organised social tennis is held during evenings and daytime. Coaching by qualified coach available for all - juniors, adults returning to tennis, improvers. Team play - new team players welcome - men's, women's, mixed and junior teams.

   For further information, contact the Membership Secretary, Mike Jones, on 01270 628544, mobile 07368 268439 or e-mail at michaeljones537@gmail.com. Or Sue Winters, 01270 582808, mobile 07703 800180) or e-mail winterssusan@hotmail.com.




St Joseph's Way (off London Road), CW5 6LZ


Adult Art Classes, with Jackie, on Wednesdays between 10.30am and 11.45am. Call Richmond Village on (01270) 629080 to register.


Grandma's Rhyme Time, at 2pm on Monday afternoons. A free fun activity for pre-school children.  Songs, music and stories. Carers welcome. Call Richmond Village on (01270) 629080 to register your child.


Social / Knitting Group, Mondays from 2.30pm to 4pm. Contact Jane-Ann, Head of Activities, Richmond Village main reception (01270) 629080 or jane.stubbs@richmond-villages.com  


Pilates Session (based on chair exercises), on Mondays at 3pm. Tailored towards senior citizens. Cost: 3 per session. It's about social integration. Everyone welcome.


See the What's On index for links to Nantwich societies presenting events


See also What's_On - Out-of-town clubs on this website for details of events.


 Note: Out of Town means anywhere outside the town boundary, e.g. Stapeley, Reaseheath



 Nantwich Town F.C.'s ground

The Waterlode, CW5 5BS


South Cheshire National Trust Association. Meets monthly on Wednesdays at 7.30pm to hear speakers. They also enjoy a luncheon club, days out by coach and car, and short-break holidays. Open to National Trust members, volunteers and prospective members. Membership Secretary: Anne Pegg, 01270 569661. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/the-south-cheshire-association.


February 23: "Fortress of the Marshes". A return visit by Graham Dodd who tells of some of the forts and castles of the Welsh Marches, their history and the stories of some of their inhabitants.


March 30: "Victoria's Railway King". Geoff Scargill, in a return visit, talks of Sir Edward Watkin who was known as The Railway King because of his engineering projects to develop railways. However, he had a much wider interest in projects to benefit society. He initiated the development of the first Channel Tunnel and the development of Wembley Park as a pleasure park, but now associated with English football.


April 27: "The Life and Times of Patrick Lichfield". Judy Hubble worked at Shugborough Hall for seven years. She will talk about a remarkable and talented man, member of the Aristocracy, cousin of The Queen and so much more.


May 25: "Chester Uncovered". Steve Shakeshaft takes his audience on a walking tour of Chester, unlocking the stories benhind the features of the remarkable city.    

Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC, sessions for the visually impaired, every Monday from 4pm to 5pm. The club is looking for players aged 16 and over, male and female. Anyone with a recognised eye condition with some useable sight can join a competitive, but fun, football family and compete in a national visually impaired  league. Contact Craig Acton, Nantwich Town Wolves Manager on 07791 214269.

Nantwich Town Walking Football is played every Tuesday between 5pm and 6pm on the 3G Arena astroturf pitch at the Weaver Stadium.

   It is open to anyone Over 50 and Over 60 and is looking to enter teams in Walking Football leagues and tournaments.

  The group are looking for more female members who will be made very welcome by the female liaison officer.

   To take part, e-mail richardtate97@outlook.com or go to the stadium on a Tuesday between 5pm and 6pm.

   Walking football is "small sided with no running on or off the ball and very little contact". Ideally suited for people wanting to maintain an active lifestyle or to get back into football after stopping because of age or injury.

   The cost of taking part is 4 per session.

Nantwich Running Club was established in January 2021 and is based at Nantwich Town F.C.'s ground where training sessions start and end. All runners are welcome from beginners to experienced marathon runners.

   Sessions are held on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 6.30pm when 10 runners take part on well-lit paths around Nantwich, lasting up to one hour.

o From Saturday, January 8, for eight weeks (to March 5), the club is holding a Couch to 5K programme. This will be for people with little or no running experience in 30-minute walking and jogging sessions.

o The club also has twice-a-week walks.


Slimming World Class, Thursdays, 7.30pm. Details: 01606 541079. 

Weaver (Nantwich) Probus Club

For the recently retired or about to retire, the club meets at Nantwich Town FC on the first and third Tuesday of each month. After coffee, they hear a wide range of subjects by visiting speakers, often supported by visual and PowerPoint presentations. Visits to places of interest, lunches and evening meals. To join, arrange a free taster meeting before deciding. Telephone the Membership Secretary, Ron Gartside, on 01270 628260 or e-mail ronaldgartside911@btinternet.com.




Nantwich Baby Group. Coffee morning every Tuesday, 10.30am to 12 noon. 1 donation towards hall hire and refreshments. Details: www.nantwichbabygroup.org. Hullabaloo Baby Sign share the venue with Nantwich Baby Group for baby sign classes. Cost 3, 11am to 11.30am. E-mail: sharon@hullabalookids.co.uk 

Toddlers Dance Class. Tuesdays at 10.15am. Details: Sharon Burrows of Hullabaloo Kids (07973 479471).  

Zumba Fitness with Maria. Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Latin-inspired dance fitness party. Pay as you go. Details: 07882656624. www.mariazumba.co.uk.



High Street, CW5 5AS

North Mercia Branch of the Richard III Society meets

on the first or second Saturday of the month at 2pm, apart from January when there is no meeting, and unless stated otherwise. They also go on visits to various locations connected with the king.

  Other locations will be stated.

  The branch has members from South Cheshire, Staffordshire, North Shropshire and East Flintshire, and "long-distance members" from Australia, Austria, Suffolk, Oxfordshire, Devon, Hampshire and Yorkshire.

   The "friendly, happy band of Ricardians" are "not seriously academic, but have an enthusiasm for all things Ricardian". For more details or to join the branch, contact the Secretary, Marion Moulton, on (01270) 623664.

Website: www.richardsarmy.co.uk.


March 12: Justin Soper will talk about The Road to Bosworth.

April 2: The Ashdown-Hill Memorial Lecture. The society chairman, Matt Lewis, will give the inaugural lecture on "The Survival of the Princes in the Tower".

May 7 - Richard III and His Bishops with Margaret Byrne.

June 4 - TBC

July 16: Outing to Norbury and Ashbourne.

August 6 or 13: Outing to Bosworth.

September 3: Livery Collars and Memorials with Matthew Ward.

October 8 - The Battle of Stoke Field with Justin Soper.

November 12: TBC

December 3: Christmas lunch at the Crown Hotel.



129 London Road, CW5 6LW


Entertainment closed down. Nantwich Family Films @ 4 was a community cinema project by Nantwich Methodist Church. Falling audience numbers caused it to close down in March 2018.

Nantwich Buddies

Nantwich Camera Club. Meets every Tuesday, 7.30pm (for 7.45pm start) to 10pm, September to May. A range of meetings (with tea breaks for informal chats) and competitions. New members and visitors are welcome. For details visit www.nantwichcameraclub.org.uk

The Creation Station. Arts and crafts classes for one to 11 year olds during holidays and weekends. 5 per child and 2.50 for siblings.

Baby discovery.  Baby learning and development at The Creation Station. Mondays at 1.45pm. Call Lindsay on 0844 854 9095, e-mail: lindsay@thecreationstation.co.uk. Visit: www.thecreationstation.co.uk.

Slimming World. Local group. Thursdays, 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.15pm and 7.15pm. Jenny, 01270 629596.

Centre Stage School of Dance. Dance classes from the age of two-and-a-half in different styles: classical ballet, tap dance, freestyle dance and street dance. Baby Boogie Ballet singing and dancing introduction sessions. [Fridays 9.30am until 10.15am, 3.50 per session. Children aged 18 months to three years.] Examinations and regular dance performances. Principal, Mrs Lisa Rachel Hitchen, RTS MBBO diploma. Information: 07900 195823.