What’s On: 4 to 11 – Classses & Activities

It’s amazing how school can stimulate new interests in our children, from cadets to karate, guiding to gymnastics. If you’re looking for something to keep them entertained after school – and stop them nagging you for screen time(!) – check out this enormous collection of activities designed especially for them.

Listings marked with a “P” also host birthday parties!


 Ann Marie’s School of Funk

From popping to locking and breaking to krumpin’come down and have a go! Learn funky routines to your favourite songs and work towards performances with local dance troop Audacity!

Click Here for all the information

 Stepping Stones School of Dance

Dance classes for children 18 months up to 9 years. See our timetable for everything from Ballet & Tap, to Acrobatic Arts & Street Dance.  www.steppingstonesschoolofdance.co.uk

Adele Stitch School of Dance (Easton-in-Gordano)

Aspire School of Dance

AStar Dance Company

Ballet Ballet (dance wear)

Dance Academy

Footlights Performance Academy P

Georgina Florey’s Ballet School

Gravity Supreme Cheerleading Academy

Just Dance Company P

Rebecca Florey School of Dance

The Bristol School of Dancing (Portishead Ballet Centre)

The McClennan Academy of Irish Dancing

The School of Dance

Mindfulness, Yoga & Pilates

Kalma Juniors

Junior Yoga & Mindfulness. With two classes to suit those from 4-7years & 8-12 years. Siblings of different ages can be accommodated, so please just ask before booking.  Come & say hello to us on Facebook or visit our Website 

Metta Tharapies

Mindfulness teaches skills to enable a child to be able to cope with difficult emotions, e.g. anger and sadness.  By teaching a variety of practices (meditations), the child will learn how to live in the “present moment”.  The programme teaches how to quieten the inner critic and to understand thoughts are not facts.  To teach gratitude and compassion for others, but more importantly themselves. 

Metta Therapies

Magic Moves by Pilates PLC

Following on from her popular adult classes, Anna is excited to now be bringing the benefits of pilates to a younger audience. 

Pilates TLC

The Mindful Bee

Speech, Language & Drama

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy

Every child is unique and at the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy all of our students are treated equally and given the opportunity to shine, regardless of their level of confidence or ability. We avoid auditions and ensure all our students feel encouraged and nurtured within our classes, enabling them to develop at their own pace. With a focus on personalisation, each teacher at the Academy seeks to gradually integrate their students within the group until they are fully immersed in the fun classroom environment and unaware of any inhibitions they may have had before joining us.


MultiStory Drama Academy

A NEW drama school in Portishead for ages 4 to 18 year olds. From fun workshops for the very young, to acting training for older students, MultiStory delivers workshops for anyone with a passion for drama and theatre.We explore stories from books and plays, carefully pulling apart and performing their characters, locations and adventures through practical workshops carefully attuned to each age group. Using playful experimentation, we will also conjure our very own stories and let our imaginations take us far and wide! There’s lots of fun to be had!! MultiStory Drama Academy

Enjoy singing, dancing & theatre skills with us. For young people age 10 to 18. We currently have a waiting list, but please get in touch if you’d like to join us. Portishead Young Players


Rhubarb Speech & Drama School P

We are a HIGH QUALITY speech and drama school where everyone’s VOICES matter, and all creative ideas are NURTURED valued and HEARD. Rhubarb is different because it offers something for EVERYONE no matter how confident they are at the start. Contact us to book a Free Taster session.www.rhubarbdrama.co.uk & please read the Reviews on our Facebook Page


Portishead Linguamore French Classes


Stagecoach P

The Story Cellar – Youth Theatre

Football & Rugby

Soccer Shooters P

At Soccer Shooters we are passionate about creating safe, fun environments that give children every opportunity to be the best they can be. We aim to create a culture where kids love to play the game. We are Fanatical about Futsal!  Futsal provides the perfect blend of fun ‘football’ while seriously improving a players technique. Its the game of choice for South Americans and European country’s such as Spain and France.

Check out the Website for full details, & keep up to date with our Facebook Page


Introducing kids and toddlers to sport classes through a powerful combination of child psychology, Montessori learning methods, world class skills, and great entertainment!

The S4K mission is to revolutionise children’s sport and build confidence in every child.  The S4K Way differentiates us from competitors and allows us to provide families with a world class sports education.  We prepare our children for a lifetime of competitive sport by building confidence through skills and entertainment to promote a healthy mind, body and active lifestyle. From fun we can develop engagement and from engagement, our children will develop passion.  We want to help each child to become the very best that they can be one smile, one moment and one class at a time.

First Steps Soccer P

Gordano Rugby Football Club

North Somerset Football Development

Portishead Town Junior Football Club

Portishead Junior FC

Rugby Tots P

English, Maths & Specialised Tuition

First Class Learning

Katheryn Cockerton – maths tutor

Kumon North Somerset

Step Up

Tutor Doctor

Forest School - Outdoor Play
At Play in the Woods P

Bristol Forest School P

JC Adventures P

My Green World P

Play Wild P

Wild Foresters P

Martial Arts
Edge Kickboxing

Epic Martial Arts P

Goju Karate

Imperial South West Karate Club

Portishead Karate Academy

Portishead Tae Kwon Do

Senshi Judo Club



JMA Singing

I am an accomplished singing teacher based in Portishead. Students include children and adults of all ages. With over 20 years of experience in performing arts, I have developed a passion for helping others in achieving their goals.
Whether those goals are professionally driven or simply for the love of singing, I aim to inspire and help each student in a fun and friendly way.

www.jma-singing.co.uk & Find us on Facebook

Laura Porter Music – clarinet & saxophone lessons

Lions Brass 4 Youth  – www.lionsbrass4youth.weebly.com

Liz Tedbury – fiddle & violin tutor

Music Education Partnership: North Somerset – www.nsmusic4you.org.uk

Portishead Drum Lessons

The Rock Project

Vibe Generation – choir


  Parish Wharf Leisure Centre P

We provide after school swimming lessons throughout the year, & we also run intensive swimming lessons during some of the school holidays. Click Here for our Website

Portishead Open Air Pool P

Crockerne Community Pool P

Backwell Leisure Centre P

Strode Leisure Centre P

Esther Swanton

Little Fish

Puddle Ducks

Art & Cake Decoration

 Icing on the Cake

Come & enjoy a fun workshop decorating cupcakes in the relaxed atmosphere of my 16th century farm house at Clapton in Gordano. You can also come & meet the hens who lay the eggs for my baking, they love visitors.
My kitchen is registered with North Somerset Council and proudly displays the maximum 5 star certificate, I also have my food hygiene and allergy certificate, DBS checked, first aid certificate and insured.

See my Facebook Page or check out my Website for more details of the next workshop. 

Popular Pots

Scouting, Guiding & Sea Cadets
Make sure you register your child on the appropriate website below as soon as you realise you would like them to attend, as waiting lists are long.  It’s never too early to register.

The Scout Association (www.scouts.org.uk)

1st Portishead – Station Road

2nd Portishead – 5a Forrester Road

Age 6-8 = Beavers
Age 8-10 & a half = Cubs
Age 10 & a half – 14 = Scouts

Girlguiding (www.girlguiding.org.uk)

Church Road North

North Weston Village Hall

Trinity School

Redcliffe Bay Hall

Redcliffe Bay Methodist Church

Age 5-7 = Rainbows
Age 7-10 = Brownies
Age 10-14 = Guides

Sea Cadets, Avonmouth  – www.sea-cadets.org/avonmouth
Age 10-12 = Junior Cadets

Water Sports
Portishead Yacht & Sailing Club www.pysc.org.uk Age 8 min = PYSC Cadets

Clevedon Sailing Club www.clevedon-sailing-club.co.uk

Clevedon Canoe Club www.clevedoncanoeclub.org.uk

Clevedon Marine Active

South Avon Canoe Club www.sacc.co.uk – includes indoor sessions during the winter months

Sea Cadets, Avonmouth www.sea-cadets.org/avonmouth

Horse Riding
Clevedon Riding School and Stables

Sperrings Equestrian Pony Parties & Riding Lessons P

other Sports
Crossfit MPG 

Fox Cycle Tots

North Somerset Tennis Academy

Portishead Cricket Club U7 (must be 6 at start of season – mid April)

Portishead Lawn Tennis Club

Portishead Table Tennis Club

The Academy of Gymnastics P

Other Clubs & Organisations

Youth Club www.portisheadyouthcentre.co.uk  Age 8-11 years= Junior Youth Club

Llads Age 0-7years 2nd Saturday of the month 10.30 – 12.00 @ Portishead Childrens Centre –  Facebook: Llads at St. Barnabas, Portishead

Junior Youth Cafe www.portisheadmethodistchurch.co.uk Primary school ages – Once per month, on a Friday evening. Fun, games & tuck shop!


For When They Are Older
Police Cadets

Air Cadets

Army Cadets