Spa Sweethearts Women’s Institute, Harrogate

Welcome to the site that will tell you all you need to know about Spa Sweethearts WI.

Most people will have preconceived ideas about the Women’s Institute; jam and Jerusalem will spring to most minds! And even though jam making did feature in our first year, there is much more to it than that.

We aim to challenge women to leave their preconceptions behind and come to the WI with an open mind. Whether you visit Spa Sweethearts, or another WI which is closer to home, we want you to get as much from your experience as we do – so forget those stereotypes and find out what the WI is really all about.

After a fantastic response to our 100 Years, 100 Members campaign in the WI centenary year of 2015, we had more than 100 members in Spa Sweethearts.

Membership for 2018 opened in January, and many of our members renewed. There were a few spaces available for new members which have been offered to the people on the waiting list. If you have missed the membership renewal window then do not worry you can attend most of our meetings as a guest and then be the first to hear about when the membership window is open next year. Click here for more information on guest places.

Our 2018 programme is here, so you can see what we are up to this year. We aim to make it as varied and interesting as possible, and all we ask is that members come to as many meetings as they can and give everything a go – you never know, you might find a new hobby or a hidden talent along the way! And every month, we have meetings of our craft group, book club, board game players, cocktail enthusiasts and more, which are only open to members. What more could you ask for?

You can find out more about us on this website, or get in touch if you want to ask any questions.

We look forward to seeing you at a future meeting. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome!

The Committee


NEXT MEETING… Thursday 10th May 

Read below for more information.

Join us to learn about sculptural greenery for the home and put your green fingers to the test in a workshop to make your own succulent terrarium. 


  • All members need to sign up to this event, click here to reserve your space. This is essential so that we know how many plants to order from the speaker, if you don’t sign up then there won’t be a plant for you
  • Plants will be provided for you but you need to bring a container in which to create your terrarium display; this needs to be something with a opening big enough to get your hand into, about the size of a large Kilner jar and glass
  • You can also bring decorative items like shells, wood and glass etc to add to your displays, these materials can be purchased on the night from £3
  • There may be a little shop too in which to buy extra to take home on the night so if this interests you make sure you bring some cash

There are still guest spaces available for non-members, this will be for an increased fee of £8 (which is the usual fee £5 plus the cost of a plant), the fee will be payable on the night, click here to reserve your space.

NEW HOME… Don’t forget we are in our new home of Christchurch on The Stray!