Art, Craft & Photography
Beaulieu Camera Group Beaulieu village school website
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm
We are always pleased to see new faces, even if you are just on holiday nearby. We have a wide range of members from beginners to very experienced and talented photographers.
Bookbinding Club Community
to 4pm (September to April)
Hand bookbinding in cloth cased-bound books and leather bindings.
Lymington Arts Group Community
2nd Friday of the month at 7.30pm
Meetings, workshops, outings and an annual exhibition of members work at the
Lymington Community Centre.
Lymington Camera Club Community
Thursdays, 7.30pm (September to April)
For beginners and more experienced photographers.
Programme includes illustrated talks by members and visiting speakers, demonstrations.
Lymington Decorative & Fine Arts Society Community
2nd Wednesday of each month from September to June, 7pm
Lecturers of high calibre, engage us in their enthusiasms showing us splendid pictures of beautiful things. Other activities include visits to interesting places, an annual lunch, a summer Cream Tea as well as the Christmas Party.
Lymington Embroiders' Guild Community
3rd Tuesday of each month, excluding August and December, 2pm to 4pm
Guest speakers feature regularly and occasional workshops are held. New members and visitors are always welcome.
Lymington Palette Club Community
1st Tuesday of the month 2pm to 4.15pm
A group of artists holding monthly meetings which take the form of talks and
criticisms. The club welcomes membership enquiries from experienced artists
and visitors are welcome to the meetings.
New Forest Art Society Lyndhurst Community
3rd Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm
We have a variety of speakers and meet at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Weekend painting courses twice yearly.
New Forest Decorative & Fine Arts Society Brockenhurst
Village Hall website
2nd Monday of month (September to June) 9.30am - 12.30pm
An opportunity to hear lectures given by distinguished and well-known specialists
in decorative and fine arts, and participate in visits and special interest
Charitable & Fund-Raising Organisations
Amnesty International Community Centre website
Various days from October to June
Our local group aims to support Amnesty International's work by: organising meetings to discuss human rights issues and raise awareness, fundraising, writing letters to Prisoners of Conscience and the people responsible for their
detention, human rights education and work with young people, working on campaigns on specific issues.
Inner Wheel Club of Lymington Community Centre website
Events organised to raise funds for local, national and overseas charities.
Members are relatives of past and present Rotarians.
Lions Club of Lymington Elmers Court..website
1st Wednesday of each month at 8pm
A community service organisation dedicated to the idea that the men and women
who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and
Lymington & District Multiple Sclerosis Society Everton website
3rd Monday of the month at St. Mary's Church Hall, Branwood Close, Everton, Nr Lymington. We aim to provide support, information and facilities for both people with MS and their carers. We have an active calendar of events and fundraising activities throughout the year.
Lymington Rotary Club Community Centre website
Wednesday lunchtimes with the last Wednesday of the month an evening meeting
We give help to local organisation's, individuals, the elderly,
youth groups the deprived and physically disabled.
New Forest Hospital Radio Lymington New Forest hospital website
If you are interested in radio presenting, or would like to join our friendly
band of ward collectors then contact us, full training will be given, all are
New Forest Volunteer Centre website
The Volunteer Centre recruits potential volunteers from all sections of the
community and seeks to place them with voluntary organisations who are actively
looking for volunteers to assist with their work.
Thursday Club For The Disabled Community Centre
Thursdays 10am to Midday
A friendly social club where crafts can be learned and the needs of individual
members are catered for.
United Nations Association Lymington Community Centre email
We campaign, inform and fund raise on issues such as human rights, conflict
resolution, social development and the environment.
Countryside, Conservation & Geology
Butterfly Conservation Hampshire and Isle of Wight website
Butterfly Conservation was formed by a small group of dedicated naturalists in 1968 following the alarming decline of many butterflies. We aim to halt and reverse these declines. We are also committed to the conservation of moths, which are close relatives of butterflies and are in rapid decline.
Christchurch & New Forest National Trust Association..website
A full programme of talks, outings, walks, social events and holidays throughout
the year. Meetings are held in a number of different venues including the Lymington
Hampshire Conservation Volunteers website
We are out most weekends, working on a wide variety of sites which are valuable for wildlife. In the spring and summer our tasks often involve the construction of paths, boardwalks and fences. The majority of our work is for Hampshire Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, local councils, schools and various charities
Hampshire Ornithological Society website
The Society records and publishes information about wild birds in the county
of Hampshire. The above website is for members and potential members.
Lymington & District Naturalists’ Society Community Centre website
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm.
Illustrated lectures and field meetings at various sites of scientific interest.
Field trips throughout the year. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings.
New Forest Area Conservation Volunteers website
The NFACV is a non profit organisation run by members on a voluntary basis. The main aim of the group is to enhance the natural environment in and around the New Forest by means of practical conservation work. We all work at our own pace and enjoy the countryside, whilst helping to maintain important wildlife habitats.
New Forest Association website
The NFA attends a number of shows each year. We display an exhibition stand in a small marquee and we have sales goods and literature. Members, especially members who live locally to the Show, are most welcome to assist at these events.
New Forest Friends of the Earth.website
New Forest FOE group is made up of individuals from all over the forest. We have over 60 members who receive regular email updates and a bimonthly newsletter.
Ramblers New Forest Group.website
Exploring the area from West Dorset to East Hampshire.
Dance, Drama, Music, Film, & Literary Groups
Brockenhurst Music Society St Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst website
Wednesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Sept-May.
Established in 1946, the aim of the Brockenhurst Music Society is to bring up and coming young professional musicians to the New Forest for memorable musical recitals. Staged at St Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst, they present six musical concerts per year which feature a range of small groups and soloists.
Egyptian Belly Dance Leisure Centre
Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm.
Bellydance is a great way to get fit and improve your flexibility. Fantastic fun and a huge confidence builder.
Lymington Choral Society Community Centre website
Wednesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Sept-May.
Three concerts a year of choral and orchestral music of a high standard. Rehearsals
under a professional conductor. Other activities are arranged such as choral
days. Open to non members.
New Forest Community Orchestra Hordle Parish Church website
We rehearse at 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings.
We are amateur musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds and span a variety of ages! We aim for a high standard; there is no entrance audition but would suggest Grade 5 standard as a minimum.
Lymington DramaCo Community Centre website
Saturday mornings and Tuesday after school.
The children's drama company based in Lymington. We are a speech & drama school for 3-18 year olds.
Lyndhurst Drama & Musical Society Lyndhurst website
We rehearse on Mondays and Thursdays from 7.45pm until about 10pm.
We are always looking for new members in all departments - acting, directing,
scenery construction and painting, lighting, make-up, props and publicity.
staged in The Vernon Theatre, Sandy Lane, Lyndhurst.
Lymington Film Society Community Centre website
Lymington Film Society show films on Sunday once a month at 7.30pm
Open to non-members of LFS. Admission £5 in advance
from the Centre Office, or at the door.
Lymington Folk Club Thomas Tripp website
1st and 3rd Wednesday
of every month.
Showcasing accoustic music of every kind from traditional folk
through American country music and Blues, to more contemporary offerings. Musicians
range from local amateurs to professionals from around the country. With an
informal and friendly atmosphere everyone is welcome - no membership is actually involved. They meet in a side
room of the Thomas Tripp, it has a small stage and a semi-independent entrance.
Lymington Players Community Centre website
Rehearsals are Mondays and Fridays.
Amateur Drama Society at the Community Centre. Three productions a year plus
workshops and social events. Talents needed both on stage and behind scenes.
Lymington Town Band Literary Institute
Amateur military band. We have a programme of public concerts which include
regular outdoor concerts in Lymington during the Summer.
Milford on Sea Folk Club Milford-on-Sea Com Centre website
2nd Thursday of the month, 8pm to 10.30pm.
New Forest Organ Society Milford-on-Sea website
4th Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm.
For those interested in electric organs. Monthly concerts by professional organists
in the Church Hall, Milford-on-Sea starting at 7.15pm.
Theatregoers Club Community Centre web
Coach trips to plays, ballet, musicals and orchestral concerts. Entry forms
available at the Community Centre.
Games & Pastimes
British Button Society Solent Club Lymington website
Meetings are held from 2pm to 4pm in Stanley Road, Lymington
The Society was formed in 1976 by a group of people interested in collecting buttons and researching their history. There is a wealth of history around buttons and their manufacture - members' interests include: military, railway, hunt, livery and dress buttons - many of which are real works of art.
Charter Bridge Club Community Centre tel: 01590 676528
Mondays at 7pm for Duplicate Bridge, Fridays at 1.30pm for Rubber Bridge.
warm welcome to new members & visitors.
Everton Bridge Club St Mary's Church Hall tel: 01590 676528 website
Close to Lymington, New Milton, Milford and Brockenhurst you will find what is possibly the friendliest little Bridge Club in the New Forest area. Visitors are welcome. We meet every Tuesday, at 6.40 pm, at St Mary's Church Hall, Everton, near Lymington.
Lymington & District Bridge League Community Centre tel:01590 673651
2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month, from October to April.
The league offers a gentle introduction to 'teams' for players already familiar with duplicate bridge.
Lymington Table Tennis Club Community Centre tel: 01590 682305
Wednesday afternoons at 2pm between October and May.
A private, friendly and informal Table Tennis Club, of average standard. New members welcome.
New Forest Model Railway Society Brockenhurst Village Hall website
Tuesday evenings from 7pm
We hold 2 public events during the year, the Annual Exhibition in May and the Club Open Day at the end of November / beginning of December. The Exhibition is an opportunity for us to bring top class layouts to the area and have them exhibit for 2 days. The Open Day is more about showing the work of the Club and other invited local layouts.
Short Mat Bowls Community Centre tel: 01590 672579
Mondays and Tuesdays at 2.15pm.
A competitive game for all, including young people and those with disabilities.
You do not need to have played bowls before and bowls are available.
Solent Amateur Astronomers Southampton website
3rd Tues of month - Wagtail Room, Eastpoint Centre, Southampton SO19 8BR
The Society is a group of people who collectively share a common interest in
astronomy. Their members come from all backgrounds, meet regularly to discuss
astronomy, observe, hear lectures and socialise.
Solent Radio Controlled Model Boat Club Setley Pond website
The Scale Model Section meets on Thursday and Sunday mornings at about 10am throughout the year (weather permitting), and a very friendly welcome is extended to all visitors. Our models range from rowing boats to liners and from sailing dinghies to square rigged ships (but note that fast electric racing boats or IC boats are not allowed by the Forestry Commission Regulations).
The Model Yacht Racing Section of the club meets at the lake on Tuesday and Friday Mornings at 10am. They race International RM and 1m Class, National R Class and 6m yachts.
Southampton Juggling Club Totton website
Every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Hounsdown School in Totton.
We are a freindly bunch of jugglers willing to teach beginners all the circus arts which we enjoy. Southampton Juggling Club celebrates the circus arts of juggling, unicycling, diaboloing, yo-yoing, club swinging, staff spinning, shaker cupping, contact juggling, kendama, hoola hooping, snake boarding and club passing.
Turner Bridge Club Community Centre website
Monday 2pm and Thursday at 7pm for Rubber Bridge.
New members and visitors welcome.
History, Genealogy & Archaeology
Friends of Hurst Castle Hurst Castle website
The voluntary group helps with projects such as exhibitions, gardens and information
around the Castle. The Friends have a workshop at the far end of the West Wing for leaving belongings, tools, artefacts, etc. and for holding meetings. Members meet 3 times a year socially.
Hampshire Field Club & Archaeological Society website
Founded in 1885 the society provides well organised events for people who care
about hampshire, its environment and heritage.
Hampshire Genealogical Society Brockenhurst Village Hall website
1st Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm.
The New Forest Family History Group meet once
a month. The Society has lots of Hampshire records, indexes and its own journal.
Lymington & District Historical Society Community Centre website
Meetings on the last Friday of the winter months (excluding Dec) at 7.15 pm.
The Historical links between the Lymington and New Forest areas, and the Isle
of Wight. Monthly talks in the winter and occasional outings.
Lymington Society website
A civic society to protect the character of the town, resisting unsuitable development & helping to improve
amenities. New members are always welcome.
Horticultural and Gardening Groups
Brockenhurst Flower Club Brockenhurst Village Hall
3rd Monday of the Month 12pm to 5pm
Each month a professional demonstrator is invited to show us their flower arrangements. Visitors are made very welcome.
Brockenhurst Horticultural Ass. Brockenhurst Village Hall website
Most months there is an evening or afternoon meeting with an illustrated talk
or a workshop on various gardening subjects, also visits to gardens both
in this country and overseas. Competitions are held throughout the
Lymington Flower Club Community Centre website
1st Monday of each month at 2.15 pm.
At our meetings you can see a demonstration of floral art and meet new friends over a cup of tea. We have outings and social events and we also hold workshops.
Lymington Gardeners Club Community Centre tel: 01590 673465
2nd Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm (Sept-May).
Monthly lectures, discussions and demonstrations. New members and visitors are very welcome.
Lymington Growmore Club Community Centre
Membership is open to farmers, horticulturists and their employees and anyone
interested in the land. Activities include organising ploughing matches, produce competitions, visits to places of interest, talks and social events.
Milford Gardeners Club All Saints Church Hall, Milford website
3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm
The Club has a 150 strong membership and a small but enthusiastic Committee and new members are always made very welcome!
New Forest Fuchsia Society Lyndhurst website
Last Wed of month (except Dec) at
Lyndhurst Community Centre - 7.30pm.
A varied programme of
talks, demonstrations, events, etc. on Fuchsias and all aspects of gardening,
with time being set aside each month for discussion of fuchsia topics.
International & Travel Groups
Lymington Travelers Club Community Centre
Twice a month on a Monday at 7.15pm.
An informal friendly club with a programme of travel talks and the showing
of pictures from around the world.
Lymington Twinning Association website
Through exchange visits, the Lymington & District International Twinning
Association fosters friendships between the people of the Lymington area and
those of each of our three twin towns (Vitré/France, Almansa/Spain,
Investment & Business Groups
Lymington Investors Club Community Centre tel:01590 683627
3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm
A forum for information and discussion on all aspects of personal investment.
New members are very welcome.
Lymington & District Probus Club Elmers Court website
3rd Monday of each month at 10.30am.
Promoting fellowship amongst retired professional people. Normally there is
coffee, an outside speaker and then lunch. There is also an active social programme.
Ladies Friendship Club Community Centre
3rd Thursday of every month except during August, 2pm.
A variety of speakers and other activities, tea and cakes. Visitors are welcome.
Women's Institute - Brockenhurst Brockenhurst Village Hall website
2nd Monday of Month (except August) 7pm - 10pm
We have a mix of ages and consider ourselves a friendly group and we have an interesting list of speakers. In addition to our monthly meetings we have a Craft/Produce Group that gets together on entries for the New Forest Show.
Women's Institute - Lymington Community Centre website
2nd Wednesday of each month except August, from 9.30 am until 12 noon
Speakers/demonstrators on a variety of topics. Other meetings, crafts, walking,
discussion or drama groups, choirs etc. New members and visitors welcome.
Motorcycle, Car & Scooter Clubs
Lymington Motorcycle & Light Car Club Royal British Legion website
Tuesday of the month at 8pm.
Established in 1936 the club is for all ages and all machines from Veteran,
Vintage, Classic to Modern and from Trikes to Light Cars.
New Forest Scooter Club Mailman Pub website
Our aim is to encourage the regular use and enjoyment of two-wheeled motor
scooters, mainly Vespas and vintage Lambrettas, but any make of scooter - old
or modern - is welcome. We take part in many regular activities, such as regular
ride-outs every Sunday and meetings in the Mailman pub in Lyndhurst.
Scouts, Guides & Youth Groups
1st Lymington & Pennington Scouts Pennington website
We are based in Pennington and our Scouts come from Lymington, Boldre Pennington,
Walhampton and Pilley. We now have a Beaver Scout Colony for 6-8 year olds
and a Cub Scout Pack for 8-10 year olds. We go camping, do abseiling, climbing,shooting,
archery and loads of other cool things?
9th Lymington Sea Scouts Kings Saltern Rd
9th Lymington Sea Scouts was first established in Lymington in 1927. It is
now one of 101 Scout Groups in England that is recognised by the Royal Navy.
The Group offers the opportunity for young people to enjoy Scouting - boys
and girls are active members of all sections of the group - from the youngest
Beaver to the tallest Explorer, there are different opportunities for everyone.
Air Training Corps New Forest Squadron Drill Hall Bath Rd website
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7pm to 9.30pm.
We are a youth group, sponsored by the Royal Air Force and parade at the Drill
Hall, Bath Road, Lymington. We are
open to young men and women aged 13 to 18.
Army Cadet Force Drill Hall Bath Rd website
Monday and Wednesday at 7.30pm
Cadet training, often of a challenging and exciting nature, preparing those
considering a career in the Services or with the Reserve Forces. Ages 12yrs
Girlguiding Pennington tel: 01590 676277
Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers meet at the, Guide HQ, Priestlands Road,
Pennington SO41 8HU
Social Clubs & Groups
Lymington Baby and Toddler Club Community Centre
Tuesdays 9.30am to 11.30am.
A social club for parents, carers, babies and toddlers to meet, make friends
and chat over a cup of tea. All are
welcome to attend.
Lymington Evergreen Club Community Centre Brendoncare
Fortnightly on Friday afternoons,
2pm to 4pm.
Social club for older people with a varied programme of activities including speakers,
entertainers, art & crafts, and occasional outings. New members and volunteers
Lymington University of the Third Age Community Centre website
1st Thursday of the month at 2.30pm
To advance the education of retired people and assist them in pursuing their
interests in an informal, friendly atmosphere.
Royal British Legion Lymington website
The organisation exists to help all Ex-Service men and woman and their dependants.
Lymington Bowling Club Sports Ground Avenue Rd, Lymington website
Open daily from 10.30am to dusk
Lawn bowls club at the Pavilion in Avenue Road. Experienced and new bowlers are welcome to apply for membership.
Lymington Cricket Club Sports Ground website
The club operates from two grounds, the Sports Ground used by First and Second
Teams at weekends and for friendlies midweek and Woodside Park used mainly
by the Third and Fourth Teams.
Lymington Croquet Club Woodside Gardens Lymington email
Croquet is a game of strategy and skill suitable for all ages and abilities.
No experience needed. Free coaching for beginners.
Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club Lymington website
The fishing club was founded in 1936 and is affiliated
to the N.F.S.A. Wessex Division. Numerous shore competitions are held throughout
the year at various beaches along the Hampshire and Dorset coast. There are
also Parent and Child and Specimen and Species competitions.
Lymington Netball Club Priestlands website
We welcome girls from Year 4 upwards, and for our ladies section we welcome
league standard players and recreational players. If you are interested in
joining our Club, please use the contact form on the website or come along
on a training night.
Lymington Rowing Club Quay Road website
Established in 1881 the club promotes the fun & social side of the sport
as well as the serious aspect of competitive rowing.
Lymington Sailability Bath Road website
Lymington SailAbility is a charity that provides sailing for people with disabilities.
It provides a safe environment that still allows the sense of freedom and exhilaration
that sailing can give.
Lymington Sprites-Youth Football Club Pennington website
Saturday mornings 9.30am-11am at Lodge Rd Sports Ground.
Bournemouth Youth Leagues, boys under 11 and under 16. New players and parents
Lymington Swimming Club - "The Otters" Leisure Centre website
Saturday 5pm - 6pm
Fun family swimming club, 3 - 16 years of age.
Lymington Tennis Club Sports Ground website
The club is focused on providing a friendly environment in which to play and
is very junior friendly. We have affordable coaching for all ages and standards
and provide ample opportunity for players to compete in mix in sessions, fun
tournaments, LTA events and local leagues.
Lymington Town Sailing Club Bath Road website
Organised sailing events and racing. Showers, dinghy park, social events, winter
talks, RYA sailing and powerboat school.
Lymington Triathlon Club Leisure Centre .website
We are a small friendly club based in the New Forest in Hampshire. We cater
for all ages and abilities and everyone from seasoned triathletes to those
who just enjoy one of the disciplines of swimming, cycling or running. Please
get in touch with us to find out more.
Lymington Volleyball Club Leisure Centre.website
Mondays at 4.30pm.
Volleyball for beginners and intermediate. This skilful game is built up into phase's with phase 1 being taught - breaking down each skill up to phase 3 which is beach or indoor volleyball. 11 - 16 years
Milford on Sea Tennis Club Milford on Sea website
Our tennis club has around 500 playing members of all ages and abilities. We
have 7 all weather artificial grass courts (3 with floodlighting) provide year
New Forest Cycling Club Tiptoe website
Friday evenings at 8pm, Sept-April for
The club at St Andrews Church Hall, Vaggs Lane, Tiptoe is open to members over
12 years old. Its main interest is in Competitive Cycling either in the form
of Time Trialling or Road Racing.
New Forest Karate Leisure Centre website
Fridays at 5.30pm.
Our club is friendly with experienced approachable instructors and offers something for everyone.
New Milton Hockey Club Priestlands School website
Hockey Club running 2 men's, 2 women's, mixed and U14, U16 Girls, U14 Colts & U12
Minis. League games played at Lymington Leisure Centre.
Yacht Club Bath Road Lymington website
One of Britians foremost yacht clubs organising national and international
regattas and regular club racing. There is also a Wednesday Junior Sailing programme and fleets of Optimists, Cadets, Lasers, 420s and 470s.
Soccer Solutions Leisure Centre .website
Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7pm.
We organise 6-a-side football leagues on the Lymington astroturf surface. Referees,
match balls, practice balls all provided. Affiliated to Hampshire Football
Association. Age 16 - 40 plus years of age range
Sway Bowmen Sway website
We have about 100 members with ages ranging from juniors up to 80+. We have archers of all abilities from beginners up to archers of international standard. If you are interested in joining the club then we run a beginners course in April each year.
Tall Ships Youth Trust Southampton website
A registered charity founded in 1956 and dedicated to the personal development
of young people aged 16 to 25 through the crewing of Tall Ships.
Tuesday Cyclists Lymington website
Tuesdays at 10am in the Lymington Town Hall car park. Normally back at 1pm.
The Lymington Tuesday cyclists are an informal group of bicycle owners who
meet on Tuesday mornings for an easy-pace cycle ride and coffee. We are not
really a club and there is no official membership, but anyone is welcome to
come along and join in. We cycle about 20 miles with a coffee stop about half way round.