Societies, organisations, clubs and
groups - including sport and outdoor venues
See here forOut-of-town groups
METHODIST CHURCH CENTRE
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,
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.
not have to be a society member to attend the meetings. Chairman,
group also holds family history workshops at Nantwich Library, at 2pm,
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 -
- 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 societyhere.
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.
The Trust is based at Bickley Hall Farm, Malpas (SY14 8EF).
THE GRANARY ARTS
11 Welsh Row, CW5 5ED
Happiness Hub is a "friendly and welcoming place to meet people
on Tuesdays from 8pm to 9.30pm.
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.
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.
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.
The club meets at The Bowling Green after the Red Lion pub in Barony
Road closed (See here).
Rambling Club on
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
have now resumed
in the local
walks are held
monthly in the
Travel to the
start of the
walks is by car,
and there is the
option of a pub
meal after the
members are very
Contact Richard Farrall on
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
NANTWICH PRIMARY ACADEMY
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;
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
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.
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 email@example.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.
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,
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
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
The group are looking for more female
members who will be made very welcome by the female liaison officer.
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
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.
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.
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
STREET CHURCH HALL
Nantwich Baby Group. Coffee morning
every Tuesday, 10.30am to 12 noon. £1 donation towards hall hire and
www.nantwichbabygroup.org. Hullabaloo Baby Sign share the venue with
Nantwich Baby Group for baby sign classes. Cost £3, 11am to 11.30am.
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.
High Street, CW5 5AS
North Mercia Branch of the Richard III
first or second Saturday of the month at 2pm, apart from January when
there is no
unless stated otherwise. They
go on visits to various locations
connected with the king.
Other locations will
has members from South Cheshire, Staffordshire, North Shropshire and
East Flintshire, and "long-distance members" from Australia, Austria,
Suffolk, Oxfordshire, Devon, Hampshire and Yorkshire.
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,
Moulton, on (01270) 623664.
When they were unable to relaunch their
Community Podcast Network on Redshift Radio in April 2020 because of
the Covid-19 lockdown, Nantwich Buddies started a volunteer
network instead. To find out more about them, visit their website
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
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.
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: