Name Description
Wharfedale District Scouts

Wharfedale District Scout Council administers the rules of the Scout Association for the Scout Groups in the following communities in Wharfedale - Addingham, Ilkley, Ben Rhydding, Burley, Menston (Bradford District), and Otley (Leeds).

The charity also manages the Curly Hill Activity Centre and has oversight of the Reva Water Activity Centre

Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts

Our charity provides three major annual events relating to speech and drama, special needs and piano competitions aimed at participants aged under 7 to over 70 in speech and drama, music and creative writing, including opportunities for people with special educational needs. We are affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech.

The 2023 festival dates and venues are:

Speech and Drama/ Theatre Time at the Craiglands Hotel Ilkley, takes place from Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th May 2023

Music Makers at Craiglands Hotel Ilkley on Wednesday 17th May 2023.

Choirs and Music Ensemble at the King’s Hall, Station Road, Ilkley on Friday 19th May 2023.

Piano at Christchurch Sanctuary, The Grove, Ilkley on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October 2023.

Wharfedale Harriers

Wharfedale Harriers came into being in 1998 and was initially formed to bring together people with an interest in off road running, mainly Fell Running. Since then, however, the club has expanded to include the delights of Cross Country and the dizzy speeds of Road Running.

We are a friendly club and welcome applications for membership from all ages and abilities. We also have a thriving junior section. Our modest fees are set at a level where we look to merely cover our expenses - new members welcome!

Wharfedale Men's Shed

Wharfedale Men's Shed is aimed at older men who may feel isolated and would enjoy working with wood in the company of other men.

Wharfedale Naturalists' Society

Search, study and recording of natural history species and habitats in Wharfedale from Pool in Wharfedale to the head of Wharfedale. Includes: Otley, Ilkley, Addingham, Grassington, Kettlewell, Yockenthwaite, Littondale, Washburn Valley. Conservation of wildlife including plantlife and their habitats.
Registered charity no. 509241

If you’ve an interest in our natural heritage you’ll enjoy membership of ‘Wharfedale Nats.’

Wibsey Community Garden

Bradford Organics Community Service took over Wibsey Community Gardens in 2016. We have a team of dedicated, hardworking volunteers who have turned the Gardens into a successful site, growing soft fruit, salad and vegetables.

The site has three polytunnels, allowing us to grow a wide variety of different plants. Our volunteers tend the beds, and harvest the results, which we then sell to the local community. Using only organic growing methods, this creates a source of fresh and delicious produce that's accessible to as many people as possible.

We also have an onsite apiary where our beekeepers tend to a series of hives. This not only benefits our plants, helping to pollinate them, but we also get a regular crop of honey, which is one of our biggest sellers.

We work closely with schools, running events on site. This gives children an opportunity to learn about fruit and veg, how it's grown, and how to cook and eat healthier.

For opening times and posts about what's available to buy in the shop, please see our Facebook page

Wibsey Community Garden is managed by a charity called Bradford Organics Community Service which also runs Scrap Magic and Bradford Community Repaint.

Wilsden Art Group

Wilsden Art Group meet every Monday at 2pm to 4pm in the village hall. The tutor is Chris Rouse. The class is suitable for beginners or those who wish to improve. Most people paint in water colour but it is possible to have tuition in other medium. Chris also runs a class at St. Philip and St. James’ Church Hall, Scholes Lane, Scholes, on Wednesdays, 10am to 12 noon.

Wilsden Badminton Club

Friendly club - beginners and experienced players all welcome. Mens, Ladies and Mixed teams play in a number of divisions of the Bradford League. Badminton season runs from September to April.

If you just want to play socially, then feel free to come down to a club night (Wednesday 7pm to 9.30pm) and see if it’s right for you. The visitor fee is £5 on the night. You can come down and pay on the night three times before you’ll be asked if you want to join the club. Visitor fees paid will be deducted from your annual subscription if you decide to join.

We also run two ten-week junior coaching sessions which cost £40 a session.

Wilsden Gardening Association

To provide for the interests of all members in their gardening activities and to supply materials when needed. Membership is open and new members always welcome.

Annual show held at Wilsden Village Hall returned in 2022 after a three year absence due to COVID.There were 61 adult classes and 9 children’s to enter.

Our 2023 annual show is planned for Sunday 17 September.

We have 26 allotments. Water is available and there are two small huts for tool storage. Mowers, strimmer etc. are available for use by the allotment holders. There is a waiting list for allotments and because of demand, in future priority will be given to Wilsden residents. For allotment enquiries, contact Andrew and Debbie Ellison telephone 07802908458 or email

Wilsden Squash Club

Membership by application. The club plays both squash and racquet ball and anyone of any age interested in these sports is welcome.

Based in a separate area behind the main Wilsden Village Hall building that includes:

Two squash courts
Changing rooms and showers
Licensed bar with viewing balcony
SRA qualified coaching
Low membership rates (single, family and junior)

The bar is open 7pm to 11pm each evening, except Saturdays.

Wilsden Thursday Afternoon Group

Social group for older people in Wilsden - new members welcome to join in. We meet each week on Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm at Wilsden Village Hall. Entertainment is provided, eg music, talks, slides etc. At Christmas, a lunch (with entertainment) is held.

Wilsden Village Hall

Wilsden Village Hall is a registered charity run as a non-profit on behalf of the community. It was founded in 1976 to serve as the hub of Wilsden village.

The hall is run by a management committee made up of volunteers from the local community, the hall manager Milton Pearson, deputy manager Paul Westcott and a team of staff. It is entirely self-funded. Running costs are covered through user fees, supplemented by fundraising events and grant applications.

Village groups who meet in the hall include uniformed organisations, dance and fitness groups, art classes and many more. It is also available to hire for special events such as birthdays parties, family celebrations, christenings and wedding receptions.

The hall also has recently refurbished meeting rooms available for business and training events.

Wilsden Women's Institute

We donate to local charities such as Manorlands Hospice, Bradford Ear Trust and Wilsden Village Hall; provide refreshments for village activities. Provide a friendly environment for members to pursue hobbies, new skills and friendships.

Meet at Trinity Church, Wilsden, on the first Monday of each month at 7.30pm except bank holidays.

Windhill and Daisy Hill Cricket Club

Bradford Division Cricket and Members' Club.
Lounge and bar available for functions.

Windhill Community Centre, Advice Service

Please telephone 01274 588831 to book an appointment.
Please listen for the options.
Windhill Advice Centre Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, open 9.30am to 3pm.
Outreach sessions: Baildon Link, other areas Denholme, Wilsden, Silsden, Bingley, Cottingley, Shipley, Wrose, by phone.

WomenZone Community Centre

WomenZone aims to promote health and well-being and create fairer access to services for women and children in the local area. We take a community development approach, seeking to support women to capitalise upon and build their own strengths for the benefit of their families and communities. To this end we:
• Engage more women in community activities,
• Encourage women to have a voice and have a fresh and varied thinking and perspective,
• Enable women to find their inner confidence and;
• Empower women to start their journey by nurturing their ideas and mentoring women to achieve their goals.

Woodroyd Nursery

Our purpose built nursery has been specifically designed to ensure that all children have access to as many different experiences as possible whilst developing an age appropriate level of independence.
Each piece of equipment has been chosen with care and thought from the scientific and cultural activities to the dinner plates and children's peg labels.
Each area is designated to create a warm, secure and exciting space for children to explore and learn.
Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Closed weekends and school holidays.

Workers Educational Association, Bradford Branch

Adult education in liberal and humanitarian studies - courses available in person in Bradford district but also online. Topics include family history, arts and crafts, English, Maths, digital skills, science and work-related courses.

Depending on your personal circumstances, some courses may be free of charge.

Wrose Adventurers Association

Wrose Adventurers is an association set up for young people aged between 11 and 25 with high functioning autism. We are a small and friendly group, based at Highcroft Youth Centre in Wrose, Shipley. Our members come from all over the Bradford District, to have fun, play games and socialise. We meet on Wednesday evenings when members can socialise in a safe setting and join in activities such as pool, arts and crafts, board games or just chill and listen to music and use laptops. We also organise occasional trips to bowling, laserzone and to eat out at local restaurants. Our group exists to relieve stress and advance the education, social and mental wellbeing of young adults with autism (and related conditions) and their families and carers. Our informal social skills club is supported by experienced staff and a dedicated group of volunteers. We are managed by a parent-carer committee, and rely on small voluntary sector grants to keep running.

Wrose Adventurers welcomes new members, and is always happy to hear from new volunteers to work with the group. Our ethos is to provide a relaxed, safe and happy atmosphere to enable our members to enjoy themselves, and feel at home.

Wrose Chapel

A Christian fellowship which undertakes a full Christian program over the week for the whole person including acts of worship and community services. Aimed at whole family including children, young people and seniors across the local community regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or faith.

Wyke Community And Children's Centre Ltd

Wyke Community And Children's Centre provides a community nursery, including Nursery Education funded places for 2 year old and 4 year old children. They also provide out of school childcare both during school term and holiday times.

The charity also provides services to elderly people, in the form of meals and activities which support social inclusion, health and well being.

Wyke Local History Group

Collating information on the life of the village over the years - its people, industry, sport etc. and passing on this information to the community at our monthly meetings and visiting local schools.

Meets 1st Tuesday in the Month at 2.30pm
At Wyke Veterans Pavillion, Mayfield Avenue, BD12 8SD
£2.00 charge made each meeting

Our Programme for 2022-23

6th December 2022, History of Baildon Moor - Mike Lawson
7th February 2023, Wyke Advertising - Bill Boldy
7th March 2023, Women in Bradford - Janet Senior
4th April 2023, Where in the UK? - Eric Songhurst
2nd May 2023, Old Bradford Pubs - Paul Jennings
6th June 2023, Big Bands of the Swing Era - Stuart Atkins
4th July 2023, Edward Leedes of Royal Hall - Mary Twentyman

Wyke Local History Group is part of South Bradford Local History Alliance (SBLHA) which also includes Low Moor Local History Group and Wibsey Local History Group.

YMCA Bradford

YMCA Bradford Mission

YMCA Bradford is part of a worldwide inclusive Christian Movement working with people of other religious faiths and those of none to transform communities so that all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive.

Ethos and Values of the YMCA

We seek out – ways to transform your life and believe in the equality of all people

We welcome – you, and offer you the space to feel secure, respected, heard and valued.

We inspire – you to nurture your body, mind and spirit

We promote – the development and growth of the YMCA impact

We serve others – by committing ourselves to the well-being of your community

No referral necessary just give us a call or visit us at Culture Fusion in Bradford City Centre.

Yorkshire Agricultural Society

Yorkshire Agricultural Society supports and promotes farming and the countryside. It is best known for organising the Great Yorkshire Show every year which is a celebration of food, countryside and agriculture with something for everyone of every age.

Charitable activities include:

Organising educational events for children and families
Sponsorship of events and conferences
Awarding small grants
Promoting careers in agriculture
Developing skills and experience of those already in the farming industry
Knowledge transfer
Supporting the agricultural industry

Yorkshire and Humberside Asbestos Victim's Support Group (SARAG)

We provide free, confidential, help, advice and support for anyone affected by asbestos related diseases.
Services we offer include;
Guidance on welfare benefits and compensation associated with Asbestos related diseases
Practical assistance in the completion of all appropriate paperwork
Monthly meetings for sufferers, and their families where information and experiences can be shared.
Bereavement support.
Representation and support in preparing for and attending formal meetings, tribunals and inquests regarding claims for welfare benefits.