Groups and Clubs in Madrid
Here's a guide to an extensive list of groups and clubs in Madrid for expats, from sports groups to social and family gatherings.
American Women’s Club of Madrid
Tel: 34 91 457 1108
Founded since 1954, this club has grown to become a meeting place for women of different nationalities to discuss, understand and appreciate the Spanish culture. Clubs members also help serve the community by engaging in charitable activities. There are currently 250 members in the club.
The American Club of Madrid
The American Club of Madrid is a non-political and non-profit organisation which welcomes Americans, Spaniards and third-country nationals who are interested in meeting international people for business and leisure purposes. Club members meet on a monthly basis.
Bags of Fun
Tel: 667 075 104 and ask for AmyJo Doherty
Bags of Fun playgroup encourages babies and toddlers to follow their natural curiosity and explore objects in their surroundings. Started by two former British pre-school teachers, the group adopts the latest techniques of child development. Located at Centro Transformarte, C/Velarde 17 (Metro Tribunal) 28004. For more information, call AmyJo Doherty.
British Ladies Association
The association is a charity organisation dedicated to raising money for local Madrid charities. The club also organises seminars and plans visits to places of interest in and around Madrid. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month from September to June in St. George's Church Hall, Núñez de Balboa, 43 at 10:30am. Husbands and friends are also welcome at meetings.
Tel: 659 630 327
Cricket is a favourite in England and the Madrid Cricket Club has been bringing cricket to Spain since 1975. They practise at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Alcorcón. Contact President David Leonida at email@example.com for more information about joining.
Similarly to the Democrats Abroad organization, Conservatives Abroad seeks to unite conservatives living in Spain. Visit for more information.
Democrats abroad is the official chapter of the United States Democratic party for Americans living abroad. During the year they organise events for homesick Americans. In 2008 they catered an election party and most recently, hosted a July 4th celebration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on all Democrats Abroad news, or email@example.com for the Madrid chapter.
Gudonya is a get-together for Australians and friends in Madrid. Started in 1997, the organisation aims to bring the Australian community together on a regular basis in a fun and informal way. No membership is required.
This American franchise is located in over 27 countries throughout the world. They offer weekly classes of 45 to 60 minutes for children up to five years old in a Spanish-English environment. Classes include music, yoga, mommy and baby fitness and arts. You can also go for a free-trial class at the Gymboree location in Madrid (C/ Alberto Alcocer, 29).
International Newcomers Club of Madrid
Tel: 0034 696 934 866
Meet a diverse group of woman from 37 countries at the monthly coffee meetings when you join the International Newcomers Club of Madrid. Events organised by the club include popular wine and tapas evenings, welcome luncheon, Halloween party, holiday cocktail party and Easter egg hunt.
Kids in Madrid
Kids in Madrid is an information guide for English-speaking families who are either relocating to Madrid or are visiting Madrid. The website has been put together because the founder was “frustrated” by the lack of clear and practical information provided in English (or Spanish) on what to do with kids in Madrid.
34 618 836 240 (Men)
34 637 931 320 (Women)
Since it’s not the most popular sport, finding a lacrosse group may be quite hard to find. Madrid Lacrosse is the answer to your problem. They have all the equipment so don’t worry if you left yours at home. There’s training for all levels on Sundays from 18:30-20:30 at Almudena’s Field (Metro: Metropolitano).
Learn and Play
Tel: 91 285 4101
An all English activity-packed class which caters to children aged six months to six years old allows children to have fun picking up skills and understanding the world around them. The centre also organises creative birthday parties
Calle Damaso Alonso 30 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
Madrid Lions rugby club
Tel: 91 373 56 13
This social rugby group was formed in 1997 and accepts players on all levels from all nationalities. Since founded they have had over 400 members/guests, young and old(er), from a nationality base of 23 countries. Sign-up fee is EUR 65 for fees and jerseys. Training is at training at 1:30 pm on Saturdays at Complejo Deportivo Almudena, Calle Ramiro de Maeztu, Ciudad Universitaria ( Metro: Metropolitano). Visit for more details.
The Madrid Players
This acting group meets every Thursday and puts on plays, small productions, do in-house readings, and improvisations. Membership is EUR 30 per year which entitles you to be in the show, discounted tickets, access to the newsletter and more.
Learn the fighting style known as “The art of the eight limbs”, said to be the most effective fighting style in the world. It’s a great workout if not nothing else. The gym is located on Calle Oviedo, 13 (Metro: Cuatro Caminos) They have training at all levels on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Visit http://www.muaythaimadrid.com for more information.
Mums in Spain
Mumsinspain.com is a free online community in English for international mums and expectant mums to share information and experiences about being pregnant and raising a child in Spain.
Founded by a mom who became pregnant after moving to Spain, this site aims to provide information on everything related to nursery or school for your little one, an obstetrician for your first scan or a fitness class to help beat that post-baby bulge this is the site for you! The site can also be a nice way to make new friends living in your area.
Tel: 91 357 62 71
My Gym Spain is a group for all children under the age of 13, regardless of all nationalities and languages. Their main focus is physical activity for the children through gymnastics or play time. Parents need not accompany their children for classes. Av. de Valdemarín, 165, 1º, 28023 Aravaca (Madrid), Spain
Tel: 635 892 805
A bustling activity centre for children, Villa Peluka provides several unique activities such as photography, dance, cooking and of course, English classes. The English playgroups are one hour long on Mondays and Tuesdays and cost EUR 12.50 per class. Joaquín Pol, 2 (Metro: Avda de la Ilustración ) 28035 Madrid.
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