Lyme Regis has a wealth of local organisations, clubs and charities to suit all interests. If you would like your club or charity to feature in our definitive list of local organisations, please get in touch via the Contact Us page.
For a comprehensive list of local businesses and attractions in the Lyme Regis area, see our Local Directory.
Axe Valley and West Dorset Ring & Ride
Wheelchair accessible mini bus service for the elderly, disabled and people living in isolated areas with no other transport to use for shopping and use of public services, covering Lyme Regis.
Tel: 01404 46520
British Red Cross (Lyme Regis)
The local branch of the British Red Cross, which helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. The charity helps help vulnerable people in the UK and abroad prepare for, withstand and recover from emergencies in their own communities.
Music and enterprise charity based in Lyme Regis with over 10 years experience delivering workshops, training, performances and gigs across the district and beyond.
Tel: 07947 334 138
Cancer Research UK (Lyme Regis)
The Lyme Regis branch of Cancer Research Uk was formed in 2008 and has since raised more than £160,000 for the charity through a variety of events.
Tel: 07796 951 991
Charmouth Badminton Club
Some experience needed, meeting Mondays 8pm to 10pm at St Andrew’s Community Hall in Lower Sea Lane.
Tel: 01297 24260
Charmouth Bowls Club
Small, friendly club that play outdoor lawn bowls April to September on the bowls green at the bottom of the playing field in Barrs Lane, and indoor short mat bowls during the winter in St Andrew’s Community Hall, Lower Sea Lane.
Tel: 01297 560295
Working towards an exciting assortment of Brownie Adventure Badges and a great place to meet lots of new friends.
Tel: 01297 560207
Charmouth Coast Heritage Centre
The centre welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year and is the first stop to discovering the Jurassic Coast and its fossils. View its amazing collection of fossils and learn how to find your own safely.
Tel: 01297 560772
Charmouth Coasters Line Dancing Club
Meeting from 2pm to 3.30 pm on Tuesday afternoons in Charmouth Village Hall, Wesley Close, for a small donation to cover hall hire.
Tel: 01297 562083
Charmouth Events Committee
Committee organising events throughout the year in Charmoth, including the Party in the Park, Christmas Fayre, bonfire night and New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Tel: 07887 781 348
Charmouth Football Club
Football club playing in the Perry Street & District League.
Organisers of the annual Charmouth Summer Show in August.
Charmouth Local History Society
Charmouth Lcal History Society, also known as The Pavey Group of Charmouth, was founded to promote interest in the local history of the village of Charmouth and its immediate surrounds and to make this history available to the wider community.
Charmouth Natural History Group
Meeting on the third Tuesday of every month.
Tel: 01297 598612
1st Charmouth Scout Group
Scouting activities for all ages with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts sections.
Tel: 07976 534 517
Charmouth Tennis Club
This private club has four Outdoor CarpetCourts.The purpose built pavilion includes a well equipped kitchen and a seating area overlooking the courts. Changing rooms and toilet facilities are available on site.This is an LTA accredited club and coaching is available.
Tel: 01297 442800
Charmouth Village People
Umbrella group for a number of clubs and activities aimed at senior citizens in Charmouth, which currently include Kaleidoscope, offering speakers on diverse range of subjects, musical performances and book reading; Pop Up Writers for those interested in creative writing; Meet Up, a weekly social gathering; Day Breaks, offering coach trips; and Theatre Visits, offering trips to local theatres.
Tel: 07460 707 294
Citzens Advice Bureau (Bridport & District)
Providing free, confidential and impartial advice and campaigning on big issues affecting people’s lives with the aim of helping everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. This is an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.
Freemasons Monatgu Lodge No. 665
One of the 49 lodges which make up the Province of Dorset, meeting at the Masonic Hall in Lyme Regis, just one of 17 meeting venues across the county.
Friends of Lyme Regis Philpot Museum
A support group, giving financial and practical assistance to the museum, with many of its members also volunteering at the attraction. The Friends exist to support the museum in every possible way, arranging interesting talks, outings, and fun fund-raising events for adults and children.
Tel: 07926 969 831
Get Together Club
Social and activity club for senior citizens, holding regular events including coffee mornings and coach trips.
Guitars On The Beach
Organisers of Lyme Regis’ annual guitar festival, which broke the UK record for Britain’s biggest band in 2014.
The Hub is part of Lyme Regis Development Trust that is a charity working within the local community. The Hub hosts youth club sessions and many other local activities. The building is a great venue with up to date facilities and is available to hire as a whole or you can hire the offices, sports hall, café space and kitchen individually.
Tel: 01297 444266
King George V Playing Field Trustees
Trustees of the King George V Playing Field in Uplyme, which includes the cricket pitch, pavilion and play park.
Lyme Bay Chorale
Lyme Bay Chorale is a choir of about 25 auditioned SATB singers who sing together in Lyme Regis. They perform glorious choral works, often working with specialist guest choral directors and professional soloists and instrumentalists to bring their concerts together.
Tel: 07552 160451
Lyme Business Network
Lyme Business Network is about building strong, long term strategic relationships. It’s also about passing business to trusted colleagues, creating a supportive business resource, and having some fun along the way as well!
Tel: 07749 876195
Lyme Folk Weekend
Organisers of the annual folk festival in Lyme Regis, held every August/September.
The Local Area Partnership for Lyme Regis, Uplyme and Charmouth delivering a number of projects to help the local community.
Tel: 01297 441224
Lyme Kids Club
Meeting at The Hub every Thursday between 9.30am and 11.30am. There will be lots to do for young children, just come along and enjoy the fun!
Tel: 07734 115 138
The Lyme Luggers are a group of people from Lyme and the surrounding area, of varied ability, who love to sing and play well-known songs on ukulele. We meet once a week in a relaxed, comfortable venue to strum-up some fun!
Tel: 07931 663885
Lyme Morris (formerly Uplyme Morris) have been entertaining for more than 13 years and perform regularly throughout the year in and around Lyme Regis, as well as further afield. The side raises money for local causes when they perform. The side practices from November to April and welcomes new members, both dancers and musicians.
An organisation promoting water sports in Lyme Bay and raising funds for local and national charities by hosting a number of water-based activities and events each year.
Lyme Regis Allotments Association
The allotment association maintains the Charmouth Road Allotments, situated behind Charmouth Road car park on the eastern side of Lyme Regis.
Tel: 01297 443836
Lyme Regis Art Society
Lyme Regis Art Society includes artists at all levels, from those interested in art to beginners, semi-professionals and professionals. It meets fortnightly at the Woodmead Halls from September to Easter with demonstrations and workshops. Visitors are always welcome.
Lyme Regis/Barfleur Twinning Association
Celebrating friendship between Lyme Regis and its twin town of Barfleur in Normandy, France, with trips planned between the two locations.
Lyme Regis Bowling Club
Founded in 1937, the club has seven rinks and currently has around 90 full members. Based at Monmouth Beach, it is known by visitors as one of the best greens in the South West of England.
Tel: 01297 489021
Lyme Regis Brownies
Working towards an exciting assortment of Brownie Adventure Badges, playing fun games, going on walks and it’s a great place to meet lots of new friends.
Lyme Regis & Charmouth Lifeboat Supports Group
The aim of the guild is to fundraise, raise awareness and to support the lifeboat crew and Lyme Regis station. Its main events in Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week – a week of events based around the lifeboat station and seafront every July.
Tel: 07788 142 023
Lyme Regis Christmas Lights Committee
The committee seeks grants and holds a number of events throughout the year to raise funds for Lyme’s spectacular Christmas lights display in Broad Street, and organises the annual switching-on of the lights.
Lyme Regis Community Bingo Association
Bingo nights every Thursday at the Wodmead Halls in aid of various local good causes which are members of the association. Eyes down at 8pm.
Tel: 01297 443942 or 07856 630 975
Lyme Regis Community Land Trust
A not for profit organisation with the primary aim of facilitating the provision of affordable homes for the Lyme Regis community.
Lyme Regis Development Trust
Established in 1998 to work for the community of Lyme Regis, this is a charity, independent of other agencies, keen to deliver community projects, which include The Hub, LymeNet and the Fossil Festival All surpluses are put back into the organisation and community projects.
Tel: 01297 445021
Lyme Regis Football Club
Established in 1885, Lyme Regis Football Club have a long and illustrious history. It currently have three senior teams and numerous youth teams. The three senior teams compete in the Devon & Exeter League and the Perry Street & District League.
Lyme Regis Gig Club
Situated on the renowned World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis Gig Club is an ocean rowing club which offers the rapidly growing sport of Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing to the community. The club currently has three wooden gigs and two training boats, and its membership goes from strength to strength.
Lyme Regis Golf Club
Lyme Regis Golf Club was founded in 1893 and is recognised as one of the finest golf courses in the South West. The 18 hole par 71 course occupies a cliff top site with coastal views towards Portland Bill and overlooks the historical town and World Heritage Site of Lyme Regis, It is a challenging test, with a sea breeze, ideal for all abilities.
Tel: 01297 442963
Lyme Regis Majorettes
The majorette troupe takes part in many local events throughout the year, as well as representing Lyme Regis at carnivals and displays all over Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
Tel: 07748 107 675
Lyme Regis Museum
The museum is an architectural gem, with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast, situated in the heart of Lyme Regis. Displays showcase the amazing life story of Mary Anning and a world-class fossil collection, as well as the town’s colourful history and literary connections.
Tel: 01297 443370
Lyme Regis Musical Theatre
LRMT attracts a wealth of local talent as well as a dedicated backstage team which all contribute to consistently high quality productions. They have won many awards over the years and continue to perform productions with professional directors, choreographers, musicians and technical engineers.
Tel: 01297 442134
Lyme Regis Power Boat Club
Lyme Regis Power Boat Club is the home of people who love being on the water, including water skiers, wake boarders, fisherman, divers and general boat enthusiasts. The club hosts a variety of social events and welcomes families and individuals alike.
Tel: 07791 569759
Lyme Regis Red Arrows 100 Club
A club raising funds for the Red Arrows displays in Lyme Regis. One hundred members are asked to contribute £100 and are invited to a champagne reception to watch the display.
Tel: 07796 951 991
Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Committee
The committee was set up to raise funds for local good causes through the running of fundraising events. The committee is made up of local volunteers who arrange events that are supported by both the local community, businesses and holiday makers. Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week, run during the school summer holidays, is its biggest fundraising event sporting fireworks, a carnival procession, regatta races, activities and events for all ages.
Lyme Regis Residents Association
Association for all residents of Lyme Regis to raise local issues and concerns.
Tel: 01297 443814
Lyme Regis Sailing Club
The sailing club is situated next the harbour with a well-equipped clubhouse and easy access to the water. The club is open to all who desire to sail or who have an interest in the sport. Currently it does not have a waiting list, as do some clubs, and presently has over 400 members.
Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club
A family friendly sea fishing club based in Lyme Regis. The club runs competitions and matches throughout the year for both adults and juniors. These are a great place to learn to fish, as well as get tips and advice from the more experienced anglers.
Lyme Regis Sea School
Lyme Regis Sea School is based in Lyme Regis, an excellent place to learn to sail with the ancient Cobb harbour providing easy launching and recovery, whilst the World Heritage coastline is particularly attractive with the town set out against the rolling countryside and cliffs extending to Chesil Beach and Portland beyond.
Lyme Regis Sequence Dancing Club
Friendly sequence dancing club meeting every Sunday evening at the Woodmead Halls from 8pm.
Tel: 01297 562083
Lyme Regis Skittles League
Skittles with two men’s and one ladies’ leagues and knock-out tournaments, playing at pubs and clubs in the Lyme Regis area.
Lyme Regis Society
A charitable society with the aim of safeguarding the natural and architectural beauty of Lyme Regis and its neighbourhood, in accordance with its civic requirements, and to promote interest in its cultural and historical associations.
Lyme Regis/St George’s Twinning Association
Celebrating the life of Admiral Sir George Somers and historical links he created between Lyme Regis and St George’s in Bermuda, which have been officially twinned since 1997. Parties from Lyme Regis and St George’s make reciprocal trips to their twin town every year.
Lyme Regis Taekwondo Club
Lyme TKD is a very friendly small club which prides itself on having a great community spirit – and will be seen showing demos at events in the town throughout the year, and attending various community activities, including the May Day Fete and carnival week. The students range from 5 year olds all the way through to adults and from White Belt to Black Belt.
Tel: 07738 383 844
Lyme Regis Town Band
Lyme Regis Town Band was re-formed in 1981 after a lapse of thirty years and supported by a donation from the making of ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ filmed in Lyme Regis during that year. From the original fourteen members, it has grown to a full concert entertainment band of over thirty. The main work of the band is in the summer months when it plays regularly to entertain both holidaymakers and locals.
Tel: 07976 843 866
Lyme School of Ballet
At Lyme School of Ballet (LSB) we teach tiny tots to teenagers, beginners to advanced students, but are particularly proud of our ever-growing community of adult and male students. Students are welcomed to all-inclusive and friendly classes.
Tel: 07535 432379
Lyme Youth Theatre
Lyme Youth Theatre is for young people who have a passion for theatre. Professional tutors and directors lead classes and workshops to enable members to learn new skills and perform. Classes run over three terms from September to July weekly (excluding school holidays) at the Marine Theatre
Tel: 01297 442394
Lym Valley Croquet Club
The club plays on the George VI Playing Fields in Uplyme, with its own 3/4 lawn and the use of another 3/4 lawn and a 1/2 size lawn on the out-field of the cricket ground. Members play most Monday and Thursday afternoons and offer free tuition and use of all equipment. Players are of all levels, from beginners to advanced.
Tel: 01308 424282
1st Lym Valley Scout Group
Everyday adventure and skills for life for Beavers (6-8 Years old), Cubs (8-10 Years old), Scouts (10-14 Years old) and Young Leaders (14-17 Years old).
Tel: 07588 389 389
The Marine Players is a talented local drama group based in Lyme Regis. Formerly the Lyme Regis Dramatic Society, the Marine Players were formed at the beginning of 2016 in order to move to a closer relationship with the theatre, and attract a younger and more wide-ranging membership.
Tel: 07889 006 282
The Marine Theatre is right on the seafront in beautiful Lyme Regis. While it’s called a theatre, the offering is much broader: there’s a vibrant programme of entertainment including bands, films, comedians, plays, and community-led events. The theatre has become recognised regionally as a vital arts centre, distinguished from others through eclectic programming.
Tel: 01297 442394
Over 70s Christmas Lunch Committee
Organisers of the annual Over 70s Christmas Lunch for Lyme Regis’ senior citizens, held every December.
Tel: 01297 443752
Powder Monkeys Explorer Sea Scouts
Try more. See more. Do more and develop skills for life at Explorers (13½ – 17 Years old). Meets on a Thursday, term time, at the Scout Hut, Rhode Lane, Uplyme.
Rotary Club (Lyme Regis)
Part of a 110-year-old worldwide Rotary network, a vast organisation with more than 1.2 million dynamic and committed members in 33,000 clubs across more than 200 countries. The club raises money by running fundraising events for local, national and international charitable organisations, as well as individuals and smaller local organisations and businesses.
Tel: 01297 560081
Royal British Legion (Lyme Regis)
The local branch of the Royal British Legion, the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity, organising Remembrance and fundraising events throughout the year.
Tel: 07584 993 955
Save The Children (Lyme Regis)
The local branch of Save The Children, an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.
South Wessex Organ Society
A registered charity and the successor to the well-established Lyme Regis Organ School, he society has access to the Skrabl organ in St Michael’s Parish Church, Lyme Regis, and to many other fine organs in Devon and Dorset. It exists to encourage organ playing and the appreciation of the organ’s place in the musical repertoire.
St Michael’s Primary & Pre-School PTFA
Raising regular fundraisers in aid of St Michael’s Primary School and Pre-School in Lyme Regis.
Tel: 01297 442623
Town Mill Trust
A charitable trust which manages and maintains the historic Town Mill in Lyme Regis.
Turn Lyme Green
Turn Lyme Green promotes sustainable living in Lyme Regis. Set up in 2007, we engage the community in environmental issues. We meet regularly, plan campaigns and events, and have fun. Collaboration with other environmental groups in west Dorset and beyond is an important part of keeping everyone informed and up to date. TLG acts local, thinks global.
University of the Third Age (Heritage Coast)
The local branch of the University of the Third Age, based in Lyme Regis, which was set up in 2005 and now has a membership of about 600. The U3A promotes learning opportunities for older people, with the local branch offering a variety of groups and classes to join, plus regular talks, coffee mornings and social activities.
Tel: 01297 442651
Uplyme Football Club
Football club competition in the Perry Street League Division 1, nicknamed The Swallows.
Uplyme Help @ Hand
Reducing loneliness and providing help, support and transport to residents of Uplyme.
Tel: 01297 444799
Uplyme & Lyme Regis Cricket Club
Founded in 1886, we enter two Saturday teams in the Devon Cricket League and also field a Friendly side in Sunday and mid-week fixtures. We have a full, term-time U11 fixture list in association with local schools and additional fixtures in U13 and U15 age groups.
Tel: 01297 442985
Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society
A horticultural society with activities to interest all who enjoy growing flowers and vegetables – and even those who love just watching other people do it. The society holds regular talks, plant sales and social activities, coach trips plus its annual summer show.
Tel: 01297 442794
Uplyme & Lyme Regis Sports Trust
Providing financial support to help talented young sports enthusiasts to achieve their potential.
Tel: 07796 951 991
Uplyme & Lyme Regis Tennis Club
A newly-formed club with fantastic all weather court, £7 an hour court charge. Join the club for coaching orto connect with other players.
Uplyme Village Hall
Community venue available to hire for parties, wedding receptions, events and regular meetings of clubs/organisations, with bar, kitchen and free parking facilities.
Tel: 07847 676871
West Dorset Conservative Organisation (Lyme Regis)
The association is divided into a number of local branches, including in Lyme regis, which organise fundraising and social events.
Woodmead Halls Management Committee
The management committee looks after the Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis – a modern, purpose-built conference and leisure complex in Lyme Regis with parking for 250 cars, a few minutes walk from the town centre and the beach.
Tel: 07796 951 991