Plant Sale

Ampleforth and District Gardening Club is holding it’s annual Plant Sale at 10am on Saturday 12th May in Ampleforth Village Hall. A wide variety of plants will be available including herbaceous perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables, plus cakes and preserves.  Entry £1 including refreshments, children free.

Ampleforth and District Gardening Club

Next meeting Wednesday 2nd May – 7-30pm  Ampleforth Village Hall – Gardens and Politics with Louise Wickham – All welcome

Ampleforth and District Historical Society

Wednesday 16th May – A guided tour of Coxwold Church with Phil Thomas (£6 charge) – meet at the church at 6-15pm


Ampleforth Activity Classes

Ampleforth Village Hall – Mondays 1-30 to 2-30 pm and Wednesdays 11-30am to 12-30 pm.

Gentle exercise class suitable for beginners and people returning to exercise suitable for all fitness levels.
£5 per session paid on the day

For Monday contact Ali on 07949887433 – Facebook: Ali’s Fitness

For Wednesday contact Jenny on 01439788436

Ampleforth Village Market

TIME 9am-12noon

Come along and support a varied selection of local businesses selling their wares. Set in Ryedale in the beautiful Howardian Hills AONB and on the doorstep of the North York Moors National Park. Only minutes from Ampleforth Abbey, Byland Abbey and the awarding winning market town of Helmsley.

Vibrant market of 30+ stalls, an eclectic mix from the finest food to titivate the tastebuds, to arts and crafts to inspire you. Including Locally reared meat, home baking and skilled patisserie, locally grown cut flowers, handmade chocolate, cheese, artisan bread, arts and crafts plus much more.

Stall holders: The Clucking Pig, High Farndale, Annabelle’s Farm Gate, Ali Bradley Pottery, Renaissance Cakes, Ryedale Cheeses, Nesfield & Piercy, White Cottage Catering Company and many more.

Ampleforth Village Market will take place behind The White Swan pub YO62 4DA. The White Swan was recently presented with the Welcome to Yorkshire Award for Yorkshire’s favourite pub!

The White Swan will also be serving tea/coffee and bacon sandwiches alongside the market.

Contact: Annabelle Robinson
07779 340 799

Evocations of Rural Life

An exhibition of black and white photographs
by Lucy Saggers at Helmsley Arts Centre.

The exhibition runs from 3-27 November 2015
open Tuesday & Sunday 11am-3pm, Wednesday-Friday 10am-3pm

Affordable Housing Event

An affordable housing drop in event will be held on 16 July 2015 at The Village Hall in Ampleforth from 2pm to 7pm, in connection with the forthcoming new build properties for rent at Station Road, Ampleforth.

The affordable homes consist of 2 x 3 bedroom properties and 8 x 2 bedroom properties.

The event will be an opportunity for people with a local connection to Ampleforth or surrounding parishes to view the site plans and to find out about how to apply for one of these brand new affordable homes. Representatives will be there from Endeavour Housing Association and Ryedale District Council to answer questions and to help people to register an interest in one of the homes. Refreshments will be available.

For more information please email Colin Huby, Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House, Malton, YO17 7HH or telephone 01653 600666 ext. 354.

Ryedale Grand Prix

The Ryedale Grand Prix cycling event is coming to the village 18th and 19th of  July. For more information: