Welcome to the Arnside and Arnside Knott WI website.
Come and join us for our monthly meetings when, as well as socialising and discussing WI matters, we have speakers on interesting and varied subjects, appealing to all age groups.
Being a member of the WI can offer friendship and fun, opportunities to learn new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to have a voice in campaigns on local, national and international issues that matter to you and your community.
Meetings take place on the second Monday of the month, at 7.30 pm, in the Arnside WI and Village Hall. There is a small charge of £3 (which includes refreshments) for non-members and visitors.
As well as the monthly meetings we offer a range of other social activities:- coach trips, cinema and theatre visits, coffee mornings, evening social events, dining out, craft and cooking activities, fund raising events and more.
We are affiliated to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes and the Cumbria-Westmorland Federation. The CWFWI organises classes and social events at their offices in Kendal, together with regular monthly groups for creative writers, embroiderers and painters. They also run tutor-led sessions for many other skills such as cookery and computing.
The CWFWI has a marquee at the annual Westmorland County Agricultural Show (held each year on the second Thursday in September) at the Show Ground at Crooklands. We usually take part in this and have often been very successful.
Education has been at the heart of the WI since its very beginnings. Denman in Oxfordshire is the WI’s centre for learning, offering a wealth of opportunities, to members and non-members, for learning new skills on day school and residential courses in the fields of cookery, craft and lifestyle.
All residential courses include accommodation in an en-suite, uniquely decorated room, all meals and refreshments breaks, and hours of tutor-lead workshops.
Each year Arnside and Arnside Knott WI awards a bursary towards a course of the winner’s choice.The Denman experience is one not to be missed. For further information visit
So, if you are new to the area or just fancy giving the WI a try, come along and spend an enjoyable evening with us. It's a wonderful way to make new friends. We look forward to meeting you.