Welcome to the website of

Baildon Belles

Women's Institute

Jam and Jerusalem? Not necessarily! Think flavoured vodka and flamenco, and you get a little closer to the preoccupations of a Baildon Belle. Find out more...

I hope you find our website interesting and informative. We'll be updating it over the next few months so please keep coming back!

Sara x

President of Baildon Belles Women's Institute


Here's our programme of events for 2017. We've worked hard on it so we hope you like it! You can pick up a printed copy of the programme at any meeting. Remember that as well as the events listed here we also have a number of offshoots, inlcuding a running club and a book club.

Our regular monthly meetings on the last Thursday of each month are listed, as well as other events we are either organising or involved in. You should keep checking the site for information on the latest events as we'll be adding more as the year unfolds. Find out more about where and when we meet...

Thursday 26 January

Choir Taster

Could you be the next Adele? Singer or screecher, this fun choir workshop is for everyone.

Thursday 23 February

AGM and Swish

Our 8th AGM plus swap unwanted clothes and accessories.

Thursday 30 March

Inspiring Women

MP Naz Shah and council chief Jo Miller are just two of the amazing women you'll meet on our panel.

Thursday 27 April

Who lived in my house?

Learn about Baildon houses and previous owners with experts Mike and Tish.

Sunday 30 April

Tour de Yorkshire

Baildon welcomes the peloton.

Thursday 25 May

Tai chi

Make like 'Monkey' in this taster on the oriental art of tai chi.

Saturday 27 May

Farmers Market Stall

Enjoy homemade cakes at our own stall at the Farmers Market.

Wednesday 7 June


Annual general meeting in Liverpool of the WI.

Sunday 11 June

Friends & Family Picnic

Bring your gang for fun and games at our picnic in Roberts Park.

Thursday 29 June

Campfire Cookout

We'll light a fire using natural materials then cook a 3 course meal during this outdoor meeting.

Saturday 8 July

Baildon Carnival

Our tea and cake tent at the Carnival is one of the year's highlights!

Wednesday 19 July

Tennis Taster

Come along for a knockabout at Heaton Tennis Club - all levels welcome.

Thursday 27 July

Hot Charleston

Discover this fun dance, starting with basic steps then a few showy moves for a good workout!

Sunday 27 August

Harley Rally

An oasis of gentility amongst the Harley Davidsons.

Thursday 31 August

The Brontes

Discover the scandalous secret life of the Brontes with Pat Osborne.

Thursday 28 September

Wine Tasting

A fun 'Call My Bluff' style wine night - leave the car at home!

29 & 30 September

Trip Away

Our annual weekend away!

Thursday 26 October

Life-changing Books

A literary night with a difference.

Saturday 28 October

Farmers Market Stall

Enjoy homemade cakes at our own stall at the Farmers Market.

Sunday 30 November

Christmas Crafts

A fun evening of festive crafts with mulled wine and mince pies.

Sunday 3 December

Baildon at Christmas

Baildon Belles will provide refreshments amidst the festive fun.

Saturday 9 December

Christmas Party

An evening to let your hair down!