Find your new hobby, activity or club to join in Worksop, Retford and Harworth

Looking for a new hobby or activity to join in? There is a whole range of activities and hobbies on offer in Worksop, Retford and Harworth for you to have a go at.

If you’re looking for something new to try out, but don’t know where to go or what’s on offer, then keep reading and you could find your next passion!


If you’re looking for something more athletic or a fun way to stay in shape, then you could join a number of sports clubs or activities in Worksop, Retford and Harworth.

Here’s some sports activities you could join:


Football Clubs

If you have ever wanted to sign up to be part of a football team, then what are you waiting for? There are teams in Worksop, Retford and Harworth that you could join, or even just go along to cheer at the games.

For more information, visit:

Retford United FC

Worksoptown FC

Harworth Colliery FC


Martial Arts

A sport that can improve your balance, give you discipline and give you valuable skills in defence is martial arts.

There is a number of martial arts clubs in the area:


Lynx Blackbelt Leadership Academy, Exchange Street

Storm Martial Arts, Retford Leisure Centre

Pro Martial Arts school, Babworth Road


Dojo: 1 Queen Street

Jukado Ryu: Unit 8, Stadium Close


Swimming club

Whether you are a beginner or joining at a competitive level as a master swimmer, anyone if welcome at both Retford Swimming Club and Worksop Dolphins Swimming Club.

For more info visit either:

For Retford Swimming club –

For Worksop Dolphins –


Tennis club

You can learn how to play, or sign up for a membership and use the tennis courts whenever you like at Retford tennis club, located on Hospital Road.

Their website is



If you have an interest in gymnastics, and want to learn how to balance on a beam, do flips and more, then you may be interested in joining a gymnastics club near you.

Retford Gymnastics Club is located in Torworth. Their website is

And Worksop Gymnastics Club is located next door to Dukeries Garden Center. Their Facebook page is



If you’re looking for something less athletic, then there is a range of other activities for you too:


Army Cadets

If you’re interested in outdoor activities such as kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling, as well as  military-themed activities including shooting, fieldcraft and skill at arms, and training in first aid, then the Army Cadets or the Sea Cadets is for you.

For Retford, Worksop and Harworth army cadets, visit:


Sea Cadets

There is a Sea Cadets group also operating in Worksop – for more info visit


Air Cadets

There are Air Cadets operating in Retford, Worksop and Bawtry. For more info visit:





Camponology (Bell ringing)

Do you have an interest in creating music? Campanology will give you the chance to learn to make new music, meet new people, keep your brain and arm muscles active and give you a new skill.

There are lots of different bell ringing clubs, so find one nearest to you:

Worksop – St Anne’s church, Newcastle Ave, S80 1NJ

West Retford – St Michaels church, Rectory Road, DN22 7AY

East Retford – St Swithuns church, 31 Richmond Road, DN22 7TP

Harworth – All Saints Church, The Vicarage Tickhill Road, DN11 8LH


RWBC (Retford and Worksop Boat Club)

The oldest boat club on the Chesterfield canal is the RWBC. If you have an interest in boating or the water, then become a member and sail on the canal.

For more info their website is: 


SYP Angling Club – South Yorkshire including Worksop and Retford

If you have ever wanted to try your hand at fishing, then this club is for you. Fishing across seven lakes, ponds, canals and other waterways around the Bassetlaw area, the SYP Angling Club is great for relaxing and waiting for a fish to take the bait.

For more info their website is


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