Around the Area - Otley

Board Games in Otley

A group for people interested in sharing their love of different board games in a social setting. The games could be Catan, Pandemic, Scrabble, Cluedo or anything else you'd like to bring along to play with others.

The emphasis is on fun. We'll meet fortnightly on a Monday between 10am and 12 noon in the foyer at The Courthouse, Courthouse Street Otley. More info...

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The idea is to create a group of u3a friends around Otley who would like to support each other by sharing experiences and activities. No need ever again to be put off going to the theatre or the cinema because you don’t want to go on your own. Interested but live too far from Otley? Enquire anyway and we could look into starting groups in other areas too.

Please email and we’ll see if there’s enough interest to proceed.

Drop In's at Otley Town Council's 'The Core', Orchard Gate

An opportunity for potential and existing members to chat to Otley u3a members over a cup of tea or coffee 10:30 am to 12 noon. Dates for 2024:

  • Friday 9th February

  • Friday 12th April
  • Friday 14th June
  • Friday 12th July
  • Friday 9th August
  • Friday 13th September
  • Friday 11th October
  • Friday 8th November
  • Friday 13th December

    Coffee and chat

    We will be in the upstairs room at the Bloomfield Square cafe (near the petrol station on Gay Lane) between 10:30am - 12pm on the following dates in 2024:

    • Monday 22nd January
    • Monday 25th March
    • Monday 20th May
    • Monday 15th July
    • Monday 16th September
    • Monday 18th November

    All members and non members are welcome, regardless of where they live.

    Lee Wellbrook hosted a well attended meeting

     Groups that meet in Otley

    Name  When and Where
    Art for Fun
    Tuesdays 10am at The Bridge Church [artwork examples] Lynda Drummond
    Blues Appreciation First Monday of each month, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at The Black Horse Lee Wellbrook
    Board Games in Otley Alternate Mondays 10am to 12pm in the foyer at The Courthouse
     Sheila Brett
    Bridge for Fun Mondays 10am to 12:30pm at the OTP rooms on Mercury Row Steph Lee, Trevor Williams
    Bridge for Fun 2 Mondays 1.30pm to 4 pm a tthe OTP rooms on Mercury Row Steph Lee
    Circle Dancing Thursday mornings 10:30am at the Scout Hut, Burras Lane Jan Ellan Bows
    Improvers Photography

    Last Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Horse and Farrier Pub, Bridge Street Otley LS21 1BQ.

    Peter Robinson
    International Dining Group Meet at a restaurant each month (the day will vary from month to month) Kathryn Thompson
    Otley Sewing Collective The first Saturday of the month 11:00am to 1:00pm and third Wednesday of the month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. September 2022 to July 2023 at Beech Hill Church, 20 – 24 Westgate, Otley Andrea Petch
    Patchwork and Quilting
    2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 1pm at Bridge Street Church Kathryn Thompson
    Photography for Beginners Horse and Farrier Pub, Bridge Street, Otley LS21 1BQ Peter Robinson
    Piano Duets Quarterly Thursday mornings from 10am to noon at Bridge Street Church Pam Harris
    Reading for Fun Every 3rd Wednesday at the OTP rooms on Mercury Row Steph Lee
    Songwriters 2nd Wednesday of the month 10am to 12 noon at Otley Parish Scout Hall, Burras Lane
    Lee Wellbrook
    Walk for Fitness
    Alternate Wednesdays 10am at the Buttercross Sue Raffo and Ray Moss

    Digital Inclusion

    Joe Woollin of Otley Action for Older People has contacted us to offer technical and digital support.

    He spends a lot of his time in appointments or at home visits to help elderly members with specific tech issues or regular sessions to support learning. If you live within OAOP's geographical remit of Otley, Pool and Arthington and would like support please contact Otley Action for Older People, Otley Old People's Welfare Centre, Crossgate, Otley, LS21 3AA. 01943 463965. Joining OAOP is free.
    More info:

    Otley Christmas Tree Festival 2023

    Once again Otley members decorated a tree for the Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church - one of 40 charity trees in this well supported event.


    And this one was decorated
    by the u3a group
    'Otley Sewing Collective'

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