Please find below a list of activities happening in Appleton Wiske including Appleton in Bloom, Appleton Players, Walking Group, Cubs, Guides, Parent & Toddler groups, Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association, Book Club and Exercise clubs.

If you would like any further information about any of the activities listed below please contact the Clerk

Village Bonfire Night

Appleton in Bloom

Appleton in Bloom was founded in 1993 and aims to “provide long term improvements to the local environment and to maximise community involvement in an activity that anyone can enjoy, regardless of age or ability”. The group has entered Yorkshire in Bloom and the National Britain in Bloom competitions and won

  • 2007 Gold Award & Best Village in YiB
  • 2008 Gold Award & Best Village in YiB
  • 2002 RHS Silver Award in BiB
  • 2004 RHS Silver-Gilt and Best Village in BiB
  • 2009 RHS Gold in BiB

The Appleton in Bloom Project has now ended

Appleton Players

For more than 25 years, Appleton Players have produced a pantomime every January in The Village Halll. Many village families have been involved in one way or another over the years.

Preparations for the panto start in June at the AGM with the selection of a director, the committee and support team leaders. Auditions follow in late July/August – all are welcome to audition for parts, including children aged from 8 upwards. In addition, there are many other back stage activities to support such as costume making, scenery, lighting, props, refreshments etc and volunteers to assist are always welcome. The emphasis is very much on having fun as well as giving pleasure to our audiences.

To find out more about the Panto, contact Keith Davy on 01609 881713

.Appleton Wiske Walking Group

The Walking Group is a social group that walk once a month on a Saturday or Sunday. Walks vary in length with a maximum of about 7 miles. During the summer there may also be a monthly evening walk of 3-4 miles. Check the Village Noticeboard for details of the next walk.

Contact Beryl Baines on 01609 881460 for more details.


Meet on Wednesday evenings (in term time) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m at The Village Hall. For girls and boys aged 8 to 10. Contact Paula Spence 01609 881251.


Guides meetings have ended with fewer young people joing the group each week.

Parent & Toddler Group

Friday mornings from 10 a.m. until 12:00 noon (term time only) in The Village Hall. A wide range of activities for children from birth to pre-school age. Tea, coffee, biscuits and chat for parents. £2.00 per session. Mums, Dads, Grandparents etc. etc. everyone welcome.

Tots Sing Along

Tuesday mornings 9.30 – 10am (term time only) upstairs in The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel during the coffee morning. An informal gathering for carers and their babies and toddlers. Sing along to action songs and play with musical instruments. Contact Karen Portsmouth on 01609 881253.

Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association

The YCA meet on the second Wednesday of every month (usually 7.30pm) in The Village Hall. It is a social group for fun and friendship which “aims to further the skill, knowledge and social activities of its members and to preserve the heritage of Yorkshire”. Activities include trips, demonstrations, entertainment and guest speakers. New members very welcome.

Book Club

The Book Club was formed in July 2008 for the purpose of sharing a love of reading (books) with other readers of the village. The group meets once per month in the home of one of the members to discuss a chosen book, its author and the historical context. The books are obtained from Northallerton Library.