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!

Football & Rugby

Football and Rugby skills classes: toddlers and kids sport development created with imaginative storytelling and child psychology to engage little ones with sport and activeness, building physical, social, cognitive, and motor skills.  Monthly rolling membership.

Revolutionary programmes include skills classes, player pathways, monthly session plans, [email protected] curriculum and videos, and… new mobile APP in 2022 for parents to engage with S4K and give little ones the best opportunity to develop “The S4K Way”! Classes are indoors and have limited capacity. Book a free taster from the below link.

More information here 

First Steps Soccer

Gordano Rugby Football Club

North Somerset Regional Talent Centre

Portishead Town Junior Football Club

Portishead Junior FC

Rugby Tots


At Fox Cycling, we’re passionate about teaching children to cycle and inspiring them to love cycling!

For those aged 4.5+, we offer CycleKids: One-to-one, ‘learn to cycle’ sessions with a secret sauce that gets children cycling in under an hour! Over the past decade, we’ve honed every aspect of our teaching method, ensuring that your child enjoys a fun and stress-free experience that gets them cycling happily and confidently. Call or email our friendly team for more info. Or Click Here to Book a Session.

And for little ones, we offer CycleTots: Fun-filled, balance-bike classes that help those aged 2.5 – 5 years become pedal-ready. Click Here to find out more. 

PHONE: 07976 276 242


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.


Ballet – Tap – Modern – ACRO – Street Dance & Flexibility
(for adults we offer Ballet Bums classes – for preschoolers we offer Discobabies & Fairytale Ballet)

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


Laura Porter Music

Laura Porter is a highly qualified musician and teacher based in Portishead. She is currently piloting some new & exciting music workshops. You’ll be able to explore lots of musical instruments including pitched and unpitched percussion, play rhythm and pitch games, learn to play simple traditional tunes as a group, and discover how we can use music in storytelling!Now Hear This! Practical Music Workshops by Laura Porter Music.

 From 10th March 2022   Thursdays  16:00-16:45   Redcliffe Bay Hall   Suitable for ages 5-11

Explore lots of musical instruments and learn to play as a group in a fun and relaxed educational setting. No experience necessary!

Booking is essential. Priced from £5 per session*

Email:  [email protected]Phone: 07746 785726

Click Here for the website

JMA Singing

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


Aquatic Harmony

Established in 2011 Aquatic Harmony provide baby swimming classes right through to primary school age and pregnancy aqua natal classes in Bristol, Wiltshire and North Somerset We hold our swimming lessons in warm pools and teach little ones from newborn to Primary age in Bradley Stoke Bristol, Bedminster Bristol, Calne Wiltshire and Wraxall North Somerset.

Our baby swimming and toddler swimming lessons teach you holds and skills which encourage your little one to move freely in the water, grow with confidence, and gain water survival skills.

Our preschool to primary programme blends water safety, confidence, swimming technique and skills and of course lots of fun! Our teachers are expert at tailoring our classes to fit each individual child so they get the most out of their lessons. Whether your child is a total beginner to independent swimming or looking to progress their swim skills.

Click Here for full detail on our website

Swim Academy

“Swimming is a journey, not a destination and here at Swim Academy, we learn and have fun all the way!”

For children ages 4-10 years – Brought to you by the experts at Puddle Ducks.

We run Swim Academy classes from level 1 – 6 at hand-picked pools across Bristol, Wiltshire, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire.

Our close-knit class sizes mean all children get the right level of support to suit their age. We strive to instil water-confidence in our swimmers giving them the courage to be fearless, make friends, swim strongly and have fun!

Our programmes have been running for over 10 years and our lesson plans are accredited by the leading international swimming body, STA. Find out more about our available programmes at: swim-academy/programmes

Swim Academy programmes are local to you – Join us at any time!

Find out where we swim and book a trial lesson! Call our friendly team on 0117 971 7165 or visit: puddleducks.com/bb/our-pools-classes to discover more. 

Parish Wharf Leisure Centre

Portishead Open Air Pool

Crockerne Community Pool

Backwell Leisure Centre

Strode Leisure Centre

Esther Swanton

Little Fish

Water Babies

Speech, Language & Drama

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

MultiStory Drama


Portishead Linguamore French Classes


Rhubarb Speech & Drama

Stagecoach P

The Story Cellar – Youth Theatre

Mindfulness, Yoga & Pilates

Metta Therapies
The Mindful Bee

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 **


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


Art & Cake Decoration

Icing on the Cake
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