Being a member of one of our groups is a great way to make new friends and connections in your local community, if you’d like to try the groups before you join, there may be the opportunity to come as a guest first!

Laughter Yoga at Barnard Castle
Bellydancing at Aycliffe Village!

Pimm’s and Needles was set up as a way for woman to meet and socialise with other like minded woman and have a bit of time away from the pressures of daily life.

Sometimes having a cuppa and some cake and a good chat is the perfect tonic after a stressful day, we also have activities each month that will give you a taster of a potential hobby or give you a new skill!

We make the sessions easy, so after a busy day you can just turn up and we will look after you. All of the materials are provided, now and again you might just need to bring your gardening gloves or a box to take something tasty home!

We welcome those who are coming along with friends and family, we have lots of groups of work friends as well as mum’s and daughters. However we also have lots of people that have come along on their own not knowing anyone.

We try to take the stress out of this daunting prospect as much as we can, so at all of our groups every month we have a ‘flying solo’ table, and it’s for anyone who is on their own.

As a group we’re super welcoming so you can sit anywhere you like and join in, but if you’d like to sit with other woman who are on their own it is a lovely way to meet people.

We get lots of emails asking about the age range of woman that come to our meetings, and it really does span from 18-80, we welcome all woman from any age or background. Our groups have a fantastic atmosphere and we all try to be as supportive to each other as we can.

Our memberships run over a 6 month period and its £66 for those 6 months to join as a member, if you would like to come as a guest the prices re £15-20 per session depending on the activity. Coming as a guest is a great way to see if you enjoy our sessions. However due to most of our groups regularly selling out we can only offer guest spaces if the group isn’t full.

To join us as a guest, choose a location from our Meetings page, if the group you’re interested in had guest spaces there will be a link on the page. Guest spaces are only bookable 3 weeks before the event.

Sometimes the best tonic you can have after a stressful day or week is a good giggle with friends and a cup of tea!