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Local Groups


Haydon Bridge allotments are known as California Gardens opposite the railway station just along the road to Newbrough.

Contact: James Brown

01434 684188 or 07808 431211


Fly fishing on the river South Tyne with STAC

Contact: Malcolm Hogg

01434 684747



Haydon Local Artists Group meetings from 1-4pm in the Community Centre on alternate Tuesdays (See in Local Events)
Annual exhibition and Winter Craft Fair is in the Community Centre
For the Annual Exhibition contact

Contact: Helen Brooks

01434 688347

For the Winter Craft Fair contact Barbara Wardle 01434 688886

Bands and Music

For all musical events in the village contact Kevin Moore 01434 684736

The Book Groups

1) The book group is holding meetings at 'The General Havelock' on Ratcliffe Road.
For books and times of meetings ring Pat 01434 684474

2) A second group meets on the first Monday of the month in the Haydonian Community Club Bar and Lounge

For books and times of meetings contact Contact: 01434 684383


Haydon Bridge Carpet Bowls Club
Haydon Bridge Community Centre Thursday evenings 7.30pm
Contacts: Sandra Brough 01434 684372

or Ian McKirkle 01434 688700

Chess Club

at the Haydonian Social Club NEW PLAYERS WELCOME Phone Dave 01434 344844 (evenings)

Coffee Mornings

The Meeting Place at The Methodist Church, Church Street
Tuesday and Thursdays 10am – 12 noon

Contact: Colin Todd 01434 684560

or Kathleen Armstrong 01434 684483

Saturdays morning in the Community Centre, Ratcliffe Road 10am in support of various local groups and charities

Community Association

Haydon Bridge Community Association has an excellent, refurbished venue for many village activities and private hires.  It also stages concerts throughout the year and the John Martin Heritage display.  See the centre's details Here

Contact Mrs Valerie Bell


01434 684705
Ratcliffe Road
Haydon Bridge
NE47 6ET

Card Craft Club

every 2 weeks on Tuesdays 13-00 from October in the Community Centre

Contact: Joyce Sim


HBDT members are promoting a proposed cycle path route from the village to Hexham

Check on the details Here


Haydon Bridge Dance Club
Sequence dancing every Monday night 7.30-10.00pm in the Haydonian Club Community Lounge and Bar £2 with Tea and Biscuits
Contact: 01434 684452

Friday Lunch Club

Is at the Community Centre Ratcliffe Road at 12 noon

Contact: Carole Price 0793 9202930 e-mail caroleannprice@hotmail.co.uk

The Haydon News

An editorial committee was responsible for publication of the village news magazine.  It is currently not being published pending recruitment of a new editor.

Back numbers are still available online at www.haydon-news.co.uk

Haydon Bridge Red Squirrels Group

A branch of the group Northern Red Squirrels.

We focus on supporting the red squirrels in and around the Haydon Bridge area by collecting sighting information and setting up traps to control the grey squirrel population.

Website http://haydonbridgeredsquirrels.com/

Haydon Bridge Nature Club

Meets alternate Thursday evenings for a programme of talks in the winter.

For full details and events programme click here

Haydonian Community Lounge and Bar

The Haydonian Social Club in Shaftoe Street has been a meeting place for the thirsty and for village social events for some fifty years. As well as catering for weddings, funerals, birthdays and anniversaries, the Club hosts numerous fund raising and other social events. Its popular cash Bingo evenings are on Wednesdays at 8.30pm and Sundays at 8pm.

Contact: 01434 684383


Tuesday evenings with David Beales at the Community Centre, Ratcliffe Road

Contact: Seiken Ryu

Keep Fit

Every Friday morning 9-45 am with Carole Price at the Community Centre, Ratcliffe Road

Contact: Carole Price 0793 9202930 e-mail caroleannprice@hotmail.co.uk


Library 'The Bridge'

This is run by community volunteers and located in Church Street adjacent to the Railway Station.  There is tourist information and an Internet Cafe serving 'the best coffee for miles'

Opening times:-

Monday 09.00 - 12.00

Tuesday 13.00 - 16.00
Wednesday 13.00 - 16.00

Thursday (Summer only) 16.00 - 18-00
Friday 16.00 - 18-00
Saturday 09.30 - 12.30

For the little ones, there is a very popular 'Book Start Bear Club' with stamps and stickers as well as introductory packs and membership cards.

For 5 - 11s there are themed summer reading challenges

Call 01434 688658 during opening times


Messy Church

Haydon Bridge Methodist Church, Church Street

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday (from 13th June 2012) of each month from 3-30 to

5-00 pm  Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.  Come along and bring your friends.

Contact Rev. Deacon Anne Taylor

Telephone 01434 220283

Music and Movement

A fun get together for parents/carers and pre-school children alike involving signing, instrument playing and movement.
Group meets at the Methodist Church on Friday afternoon’s 1.10pm and 1.50pm during term time
Contact Julie Finch 01434 607490


Playgroup and Tiny Tots

Haydon Bridge Playgroup is a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance
Tiny Tots from birth upwards Friday 9.15-11.15am term time.

Cost £1.50 per family per session
Playgroup from 2 years Monday and Friday 9.15-11.15am
At Haydon Bridge Community Centre, Ratcliffe Road
Cost £6 per session
Contact Nicola Grint 07879 999289



At the General Havelock Inn with practices on Sundays 15-00

Contact: Joanna Thompson @ The Havelock 01434 684376

Recreation/Picnic Areas for Children and Families

Shaftoe Doorstep Green

In 2004-5 the Parish Council acted as an umbrella organisation for a group of local parents who wanted to create a safe place to play for their children. The site lies on land above the Shaftoe First School, with outstanding views North over the village.

With funding from the Countryside Agency and Tynedale Council the Shaftoe Doorstep Green came into being.

With a separate toddlers play area, something more challenging for older children, and seats and picnic tables for parents to relax at, there is something for everyone.

A car park located behind the First School provides access for all.

Riverside Picnic Area

Located on the north side of the South Tyne with entry and parking from the west end of the new bridge.  There are seating areas and stone built BBQ pits for your own fires.


1st Haydon Bridge Scouts and Cubs meet every Wednesday during school term times in St. John's Catholic Church Hall with extra weekend activities including camps and other outdoor pursuits. To find out more, please contact:

Beavers (age 6 - 8) Mondays

Cubs (age 8 - 101/2) Tuesdays
Scouts (age 101/2 - 14) Wednesdays
Contact: Marco Gluliani Email: Haydonscoutschair@gmail.com

Shaftoe Singers

7.30pm Friday evenings in term times only.  Very wide ranging repertoire. All voices welcome — experienced or not. Methodist Church Hall

Whist Drive

Langley Village Hall fortnightly on Saturdays 7pm


With Alicia Lester at Haydon Bridge Community Centre, Ratcliffe Road

Monday mornings 10-00 am

Email: aliciamlester@btinternet.com

Tel: 01434344504


AM Fitness every Monday evening 7.00pm at Haydon Bridge Community Centre, Ratcliffe Road. The classes are suitable for all fitness levels and abilities and cost £5 per class.



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