Craven Open Door is registered charity providing a social club for people from 16 years upwards with learning difficulties

With regular meetups, it opens on a Tuesday from 3: 45 till 6:30 during term time at Skipton Youth &  Community Centre.

It offers a variety of activities in the club from listening to music, playing table and floor games to baking. We also bring in professionals to deliver a variety of handcrafts also a samba drummer to give lessons , also trips out to name but a few.

Members are consulted as to what they would like to do and a termly programme is put together.

This November /December we are organising a celebrate Christmas event. Over the weeks members will make Christmas cards and decorations, bake and decorate individual Christmas cakes, a shopping trip for presents and finally go out for a Christmas meal. 

We constantly apply to various organisations to fund these activities to provide the only evening social club open to anyone from the age of 16 plus with learning disabilities of any level in Craven

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The Skipton Ukulele Band joined members of Craven Open Door on Tuesday 26 April for an evening of music making. During the course of the evening Eric Crimmins, leader of ... Read more

Here we go again “4th August has arrived, and we are off on a canal cruise on SCADs canal barge unfortunately we are limited on ...Read more

After having had a good trip out on the train we decided to visit Hesketh Farm on the 17th August. What a great two we ...Read more

Here we have our session since Christmas. During the last few months members have made clay pots and planted bulbs in them and taken them ...Read more

For the second time we took part in Skipton’s Bi Annual Puppet Festival. This year the theme was Insects. Here you can see our members ...Read more

During the winter months we went off to Matrix for a game of ten pin bowling and our tea out. We all had a go ...Read more

Back in November we had a ride on the Embsay Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, we all enjoy the experience ...Read more

Members of Craven Open Door were recently welcomed aboard the Dalesman narrow boat by Skipton Boat Trips for an exciting trip along the Leeds Liverpool ...Read more

Decorating linen we made stamps etc to print onto various materials as you can see to make through overs shopping bags etc. Lastly we have ...Read more

Our members spent an evening taking photographs of each other, they were then printed out so that everyone took theirs home. David Bailey look out ...Read more

We spent several weeks playing with clay and eventually made some great pots. Having spent ages making them having them fired and then we had ...Read more

Mike Plunkett who has come to us from The Duke of Edinburgh's Award to volunteer as part of the award is very musically minded and ...Read more

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