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Set up to provide a facility by the community for the community. Space to stretch the body and mind, to meet up with friends and socialise. The transformation of this much loved but unused building, into a magnificent village hall will only be worthwhile and sustainable if we love it and use it. To get us started we have organised a whole range of events, but we need you to tell us what you would want to see on a regular basis.


The following are available for hire. We are fully licensed for alcohol, cinema, music and theatrical performances.

£6.50 per hour community
£8.50 per hour business
£25.00 for alcohol license

Meeting Room Fully equipped meeting room with seating for 8 with boardroom table, whiteboard and projector.

Kitchen The kitchen has been fitted out with industrial standard stainless steel units, suitable for full catering services and pop-up restaurants.

Vaulted Hall The inspiring space will provide a perfect setting for all manner of parties, theatre, productions, exhibitions.

For all bookings please or phone Susan Rizos on 01765 658200

Daily Events

Hackfall Cafe Open Daily – Our community cafe is run by volunteers and offers home baked food, tea and proper coffee for your enjoyment and toys and games for children and a relaxing place to socialise. Great place to enjoy a cuppa after a walk in Hackfall Woods.

Opening Hours – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-2:00pm. Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-2:00pm and 3:15pm- 5:15pm. Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm.

Book Exchange Visit our book and DVD exchange situated in the cafe. Nominal charge of £1 per exchange.


A defibrillator has now been installed at the Village Hall. This defibrillator has been registered with the YAS and if you have need to telephone 999 regarding a suspected heart attack they will be able to tell you the cabinet lock code and how to use the defibrillator. If you live in the village the operator will know you are close to it but outlying properties may need to explain there is a defibrillator at Grewelthorpe Village Hall, HG4 3BU. No training is required. Funding for the defibrillator has been provided by Grewelthorpe Parish Council and Harrogate Borough Council.

Audio Visual Exhibition Space

Grewelthorpe Village Hall is now holding regular art, photography and other exhibitions. Artwork is available for sale, both in the main hall and cafe area during cafe opening hours. Anyone interested in holding an exhibition please contact

Grewelthorpe Gardeners Club

The Gardeners Club organises a regular programme of talks and garden visits. See What’s On for details of individual events. Annual membership is £5 and forms will be available at meetings or by contacting Mike Johnson on 01765 658990. Watch this space for details of the next meeting.

Volunteers Needed
If you would like to volunteer to help this charity please email us

Vital Services

Foot Health Practitioner – Mobile Foot Clinic – Anna Smith will be visiting the Village Hall – to make an appointment call on 01765 690830 or mobile 07535488465 or

Social Events

Tickets for all events are available for sale in the Hackfall Cafe at the Village Hall.

Leisure Events

Pilates Classes Tuesday mornings 9:15am Grewelthorpe Village Hall. See What’s On for more details.

Cardio Kick Classes Friday mornings 9:15am term time Grewelthorpe Village Hall. Cardio Kick is an energising aerobics class which combines Karate drills and combinations, put together in a fun format! Although not for the faint hearted, Cardio Kick can be adapted to all levels of fitness! This class is taught by Jude Humphrey, an experienced instructor who lives in Grewelthorpe. Jude can be contacted on 01765 658422 / 07800 866789

Yoga Instructor Sarah Drew Thursdays at 1:30pm – 3:00pm. An introduction into aspects of Yoga. Yoga practice can help flex your body, calm your mind and inspire your life. These classes are for people with experience plus beginners also welcome. For further details contact teacher, Sarah Drew on 01423 711350 or

Highside Folk Dance Club 8:00pm – 10:00pm on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays of the month. New members always, welcome come along to enjoy learning lively new dances with a caller and live or recorded music, with a break for refreshments. For more information contact Les Barclay on

Educational Events

Craft Session 7:00pm-9:00pm in Grewelthorpe Village Hall.

This session currently has space for additional members so contact us if you are interested.

History Group

The History Group meets for two sessions per year to discuss a topic of interest to the group. Recently we have studied issues as diverse as The Enlightenment, The Making of the Modern World, and A History of Jews & Arabs in the Middle East.

New Course Starts 6th March 2017 – Britain and Europe: A Thousand Years of History

Since 1066, Britain’s relationship with Europe has been a mix of conflict and co-operation. Focussing on a series of specific periods in history, such as the Norman Invasion, the Hundred Years War and the UK’s post World War relations with continental Europe, this course will reveal how the ups and downs of our role in Europe has shaped the country we live in today.

Run by the ever popular Professor Barry Robson, this course is sure to be a sell out, so book early!

(NB – exact syllabus to be decided yet)

DATE: Starts Monday 6th March through to Monday 10th April
TIME: 7pm – 9pm
VENUE: The Hackfall Cafe at Grewelthorpe Village Hall
COST: £25 per person
REFRESHMENTS: Half time hot drink and snacks included in the price, wine available by the glass

For more details please contact Martin Glynn on 01765 650070 or .


We are no longer fundraising as such. However the Sheep Trail is now a tradition.


Black Sheep

This village-wide annual event is now in its seventh year in its current form, kindly sponsored by Black Sheep Brewery.

Residents decorate wooden sheep (or lambs for children under 12) and display them around the village, in the hope of winning prizes and to delight and amuse other residents and the increasing numbers of visitors who come to see the display.

Our thanks to Black Sheep Brewery for sponsoring this event

Gallery of entries from 2015

What do you want to do in the Village Hall?
We are arranging many activities, training courses and events in and around the village hall. If you have any suggestions of activities, training or events you would like to see or you would like to organise then please


Chairman Mark Exelby t. 07710 596889 e.
Treasurer Edward Threapleton t. 01765 658744 e.
Secretary Edward Threapleton t. 01765 658744 e.


Martin Glynn t. 650070 e.
Mike Johnson t. 658990 e.
Reverend Ruth Parry e.
Reverend Caroline Falkingham e.
Susan Rizos t. 658200 e.
Julie Stead-Connor t. 658814 e.

Articles of Association

Articles of Association and the Memorandum of Association for the new Village hall have been finalised.

You can download them in .pdf format here:

Articles of Association 309kb

Memorandum of Association 261kb