For information and leaflets on local attractions and services, visit our visitor and community information point.

The friendly team at the Key Centre are always happy to tell you what's on or assist with any enquires.

Middleham Quilters Handmade Quilt Draw 2015 - 1st prize: Handmade double-bed sized quilt in 100% cotton in "Double Irish Chain" (colour-way cream & wine) made and kindly donated by Middleham Quilters. 2nd prize: bottle of whiskey.  3rd prize: Box of chocolates. Tickets available from The Key Centre office. Draw takes place on 19 December 2015 


Full colour photocopying, laminating and fax facilities all at competitive rates.

Richmondshire Children's Centre: at Middleham Key Centre "Sing & Sign" Thursdays 1.00 - 1.45 pm and 2.00 - 2.45 pm  in the Richard III room - term time.  The 17 December is the baby weigh-in.  Re-starts  on    7 January.  Please ring 01609 532595 to book.


PCSO Richard Braddick, your local PCSO, visits the Key Centre each month.   

Next date: Thursday17 December.  For further details please ring 01969 624002

Middleham residents can pick up an RDC green box, blue  bag  and green  garden waste bags from The Key Centre. Green boxes and blue bags are free of  charge. Green garden waste bags are £2.30 a roll.



The makers of the wonderful Millennium Hanging, which adorns our foyer, meet every Monday from 11.00am to 2.30pm.  


Tuesday 8 December at 2.00 pm in the Richard III Room.  Lecture: "What did the Greeks and Romans ever do for Art?".  Speaker: Gillian Hovell.   Tuesday 12 January 'Circles and Squares: artistic life in Edwardian England'.  Speaker Sandra Pollard..  For further details contact Ros Higson 01765 635244


Held the last Sunday each month (except December).  Open from 10.00am to 4.00pm Refreshments available.

Next Fairs: 29 November  & 31 January 2016.  For details or to book a stall ring Stella Pheysey Johnson Tel 01969 625692.


Tuesday 19 January  AGM followed by 'The Dissolution of Coverham Abbey'.  Speaker Elaine Joynes.  For further details please ring Tony Keates on 01969 640436 or email: dotandtonyk@


Fall in love with Local Food in North Yorkshire: 90 page directory available at Middleham Key Centre, price 50p


If you need a clear out of books after Christmas bring them to our Book Swap.  Feel free to pop in and browse, to borrow books free of charge or to bring good quality books to be enjoyed by others.  We have a good selection of adult and children's fiction, non- fiction If you don't have a book to swap a donation of 50p would be gratefully received.


A Grand Day Out (well 5 actually)            Five fantastic short walks in Wensleydale including walks around Hawes, Bolton Castle, Aysgarth, Middleham & Jervaulx. Booklet price £3.00

The Six Dales Trail (A 38 mile walk from Otley to Middleham)

The Six Dales Trail runs through some of the most beautiful, yet little - known countryside in the Yorkshire Dales, in Northern England. The trail starts in Otley, 12 miles northwest of Leeds, and heads north, for 38 miles to Middleham, traversing the Nidderdale area of outstanding natural beauty along its way, and taking the walker into 6 dales, each with its own distinctive character: £5.99

CHRISTMAS GROTTO   Saturday 12 December 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm   Santa's got a present for all Middleham juniors, tasty nibbles, pop & juice, tea, coffee and mince pies.

NORTHERN RACING COLLEGE  Thusday 3 December.  Come and join Sam Trainor for a fun pre-Christmas get together with an educational purpose: screening of 'Inside Nature's Giants' (the Racehorse - part 2).  Complimented by guest Neil Mechie MRCVS.  With refreshments and Team Quiz with prizes.  Open to everyone, racing staff free, non-racing staff £3.00.  (Usual drop-in on Wednesday 2 December from 1.00 pm)

COFFEE MORNINGS:             10.00 - 11.30 am: Saturday 28 November;  12 & 19 December. (Christmas Event on 19 December with the drawing of the 'Quilt' raffle); 9, 23 & 30 January (proceeds from 30 January Coffee Morning will go towards refreshments for Trekkers at Middleham School.  Everyone welcome.

'T' IN THE AFTERNOON: Every Wednesday afternoon at 2.00pm - 3.30pm for tea, biscuits and chat.  All welcome, bring any craft or just chat. Gentlemen are welcome too!

FAIRHURST'S BISTRO: Open Friday and Saturday evenings. To reserve a table ring  01969 624668.  For further details of theme nights, or in-house and outside catering for private functions.   Email:     or  for in-house and outside catering for private functions.

Theme nights:  

27 & 28 November - A Taste of Thailand - £25 pp for 3 courses,  bookings now being taken.

Christmas Menu starts on 4 December

The Bistro is also available for private dining and parties.   Bigger events/functions can be catered for in the Richard III Room for up to 100 guests.  Access to the Bistro is from the rear of the Key Centre.

Come play Bridge at The Key Centre -


Come to play Bridge on Wednesday evenings in the Lady Anne Neville Room.  If you do not have a partner, or are a complete beginner, please contact us, so that we can arrange for a partner or instructor for you.

Contact Susan Mackellar 01748 822261 or Mary Buglass 01969 623533

Bridge matches on Sunday 6 December and  10 January


Meet weekly on Thursdays, at 12 noon providing a valuable social occasion for the  over 60's.  Christmas Lunch on 17 December in Richard III room.

Everyone welcome, ring 01969 624002 for further details.

HEALTH FUSION AT THE KEY CENTRE -  For bookings ring: 01969 623354 or email:

MIDDLEHAM TOWN COUNCIL:           The Town Clerk's office is situated in the Key Centre and the clerk, Sue McDonnell can be contacted on 01969 625225 or email:

Normal council office opening hours:

Tuesday   9.00am - 4.00 pm

Wednesday 9.00am - 4.00pm

Thursday  9.00am - 4.00 pm

Town Council Meeting:  Wednesday:       25 November in the Garden Room at 7.00 pm

For later meeting dates please ring 01969 624668 after 1 December.



The Middleham "mobile post office" service  is available near Central Stores, Middleham:

     Mondays    11.00 am to 12 noon

     Tuesdays     9.30 am - 10.30 am

     Thursdays  11.00 am - 12.00 noon 

      Fridays       10.30 am - 11.45 am

For further information phone 08457 223344 or visit:

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