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!


Stepping Stones School of Dance

At Stepping Stones we have a range of classes in Portishead and Clevedon suitable for all children aged 18 months onwards.
We offer a fun and friendly dance environment where children can develop their confidence at their own pace. We offer exams in Ballet, tap and Acrobatic Arts once students reach school age.
Here at Stepping Stones we believe that all children, no matter how shy, should have the opportunity to dance, so our aim is to give all our children an introduction to the wonderful world of dance and graduate with a strong foundation and passion for the art.

Tap dance over to our website   Dance over to see us on Facebook

 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

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

Stepping Stones School of Dance

The Bristol School of Dancing (Portishead Ballet Centre)

The McClennan Academy of Irish Dancing

The School of Dance

Mindfulness, Yoga & Pilates

Metta Therapies
The Mindful Bee

Speech, Language & Drama

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

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy


Portishead Linguamore French Classes


Rhubarb Speech & Drama

Stagecoach P

The Story Cellar – Youth Theatre

Football & Rugby

First Steps Soccer

Gordano Rugby Football Club

North Somerset Football Development

Portishead Town Junior Football Club

Portishead Junior FC

Rugby Tots


English, Maths & Specialised Tuition

First Class Learning

Katheryn Cockerton – maths tutor

Kumon North Somerset

Step Up

Tutor Doctor

Specialist Support

** For more local & national support services, visit the Support page **

Mandy Stopard Child behaviour Specialist

I am a Child Behaviour & Support Specialist with many years’ experience and success in guiding adults to effectively manage common behavioural problems in children and teenagers, both at home and in school. My advice is based on positive and respectful management of children with appropriate boundary setting. I cover from toddler to secondary school children, & have training & expertise in ADHD & Autism.

I provide child behaviour support in North Somerset, including Weston Super Mare, Bristol and further afield.

  • I’ll usually meet with parents in their own home, but also offer remote consultations by email, phone and WhatsApp face-to-face meetings.
  • Most sessions consist of talking through issues; jointly finding solutions and planning a way forward. I provide both practical and emotional support
  • I may want to meet your child, but most sessions are with the parent(s)
  • In between sessions I am able to provide support over email and on the phone
  • Groups of parents can be catered for


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

Goju Karate

Imperial South West Karate Club

Portishead Karate Academy

Portishead Tae Kwon Do

Senshi Judo Club



JMA Singing

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

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

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