Forum Events in 2015

December 8th   Christmas Lunch at Ascot House Hotel

Ascot House

By popular request, we met for our Christmas Lunch at the Ascot House Hotel, King’s Road. The three course meal was delicious and enjoyed by all. As usual the hotel staff provided excellent attentive service. 

It was a really enjoyable occasion: great food and delightful company.



December 3rd    Christmas Visit to Chatsworth House
Chatsworth HouseThe Christmas visit will be to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. The theme for their decorations this year is “The Wind in the Willows”.
Our tour of the house has been booked for 12.30. There are restaurants and cafes for drinks and food. Pick up times: Knaresborough Coach Park, York Road at 8.45am and Harrogate Library, Victoria Avenue at 9.00am. We aim to be back about 5.30pm. Friends are welcome as well as members. The cost is £27. Please reserve your place by using the booking form on the back page of ‘The Voice’ October 2015 on the ‘Publications’ page of the Information Hub.


November 26th  2-4pm  Forum Meeting (‘What is happening to the NHS’) at St Paul’s Church,  Victoria Avenue HG1 1EL (opposite Harrogate Library)



NHS servicesThere will be a presentation about current changes in the way that NHS services are funded and managed, followed by a discussion about current issues affecting older people.

Click Invitation to November 2015 meeting    for further details



November 10th 12.00md  Lunch at Crimple Hall, Leeds Road

Crimple HallCrimple Hall consists of a large garden centre, antique centre, gift shop, art gallery and a delicatessen. There are Christmas displays.
For further information and to book, please ring Margaret Smith on 01423 522005




October 14th    Skipton Canal trip and lunch

Pennine canal boat


By popular request, we took a trip to Skipton for a ride on a canal barge, including lunch. This proved to be very popular last year with our members, who enjoyed this slow and peaceful trip and it was just as popular this year.




October 13th    12.30 – 14.30pm   Lunch at Grove House, Harrogate



We met for lunch in the fabulous Grove House. It was a lovely venue and the menu was very varied and suited all tastes.




September 30th   2.30-4.45pm   Tea Party at St Paul’s, Victoria Avenue HG1 1EL (opposite Harrogate library)

Older Peoples Day

To celebrate International Older People’s Day this year, we are held an afternoon Tea Party with entertainment at St Paul’s church hall, on Wednesday, 30 September at 2.30pm.  It started with a light hearted look at the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s in the form of a slide show ( to see what we remembered).  The speaker had been recommended by members of the Forum and was very entertaining. Following the entertainment, we had an afternoon cream tea party and a raffle.


September 24th  2-4pm   Forum Meeting (‘Talking about Dementia’)  at St Paul’s, Victoria Avenue HG1 1EL (opposite Harrogate library)

DementiaWe can all do something to help people living with dementia – to help them hold on to their lives and the people and things they love, to take up new interests and gain new experiences. Come along to this forum meeting and hear from Dementia Forward and the Alzheimer’s Society about the work they are doing, the people they help  and how you might be able to help.

For further details click Talking about Dementia invitation



September 9th            Day Trip to Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum


This was a great day trip to Beamish Museum, the Living Museum of the North. Fascinating to take a stroll back into the past. 




September 8th           Lunch Group at Stephen Smith in Otley



Join us for lunch in the restaurant at this popular garden and leisure centre. For further details, click the calendar on the ‘About Us’ page.





August 8th                  Day Trip to Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens

Burton Agnes - summer


We visited Burton Agnes in February to see the snowdrops and the trip was a great success. So, at the request of our members, we are returning to Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens to see the summer garden display. There is a cafe in the garden and also a woodland walk.

For further details, click on the calendar.



July 23rd     2-4pm       Forum Meeting  at St Paul’s, Victoria Avenue,  HG1 1EL (opposite Harrogate library)


‘A guide to exploring the internet safely’

This presentation will show you how to explore the internet and hopefully allay fears about security and privacy while accessing it. Even if you do not currently access the internet (and have no plans to do so in the future), come along to the meeting and find out what everyone is talking about. After all, ‘knowledge is power’.

For further details click A Guide to Exploring the Internet Safely invitation


July 9th                                Day trip to Whitby via the North Yorkshire Railway

North Yorkshire railway


Join us on a day out to Whitby. Leaving via coach to Pickering, where we will board the train to travel to Whitby. Enjoy doing whatever takes your fancy, before returning to the coach for the journey home.

Click North Yorkshire Railway visit to Whitby  for further details.



June 9th      12.30pm             Luncheon Group at Zizzi

ZizziCome and join us for lunch and enjoy Italian food and lively conversation.






May 21st              2-4pm        Forum Meeting    (‘Security & Safety’)  at St Paul’s, Victoria Avenue,  HG1 1EL (opposite Harrogate library)

Advice on how to keep safe in the home and when out and about.



May 12th            12.30pm       Luncheon Group at 6 Poor Folk in Knaresborough

Six Poor Folk restaurant


Join us for lunch at 12.30pm. 25 Castlegate, Knaresborough.

For further details contact  Ann Hill  01423 861795



May 7th                                   Day trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire wildlife parkClumber park


Visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park followed by lunch at Clumber Park. Click Yorkshire Wildlife Park visit for further details.



April 14th          12.30pm        Luncheon Group at Le D2, 7 Bower Road, HG1 1BB

Le D2 bistro


Come and join us at this French English bistro.

For further details contact Ann Hill: 01423 861795


March 26th          2-4pm        Forum AGM          Council Offices in Crescent Gardens, Harrogate

Council Offices


Please follow this link to read the Minutes  AGM 2015 minutes




March 10th         12.30pm      Luncheon Group at Knaresborough Cafe, Silver street, Knaresborough


KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAEveryone is welcome to join us for lunch. The cafe was previously called ‘Prudames’. We shall all be meeting upstairs (no lift available).




February 26th     2-4pm       Forum Meeting   ‘What Price Care?’

St Paul's church imagesDR4UGWR3


at St Paul’s (opposite Harrogate library)  Click meeting flyer 26.2.15 for details. 

It was great to see so many members (over 60 people) at the meeting.





February 21st                       Visit to Burton Agnes

Burton Agnes 

Day trip to Burton Agnes to revel in the beauty of the snowdrops. Then time to visit Langlands Nurseries.




January 13th     12-2pm      New Event!  ‘Forum Luncheon Group’  at   Chez La Vie, Station Parade, Harrogate (opposite Waitrose).

Chex La Vie


What a great start for the Luncheon Group!

Good company in a convivial atmosphere with lots of conversation and good food. Not to mention some really delicious desserts.

Make sure you don’t miss our next rendezvous!



January 22nd     2-4pm      Forum Meeting

St Paul's


 Forum Meeting ‘Financial Advice’  at St Paul’s, Victoria Avenue, HG1 1EL (opposite Harrogate library)

Click meeting flyer Jan 2015  for more details.