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.
First Steps Soccer
Gordano Rugby Football Club
North Somerset Regional Talent Centre
Portishead Town Junior Football Club
Portishead Junior FC
Stepping Stones School of Dance
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.
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!
Adele Stitch School of Dance (Easton-in-Gordano)
Aspire School of Dance
AStar Dance Company
Ballet Ballet (dance wear)
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
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
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.
“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
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
Portishead Linguamore French Classes
Rhubarb Speech & Drama
The Story Cellar – Youth Theatre
Mindfulness, Yoga & Pilates
The Mindful Bee
English, Maths & Specialised Tuition
First Class Learning
Katheryn Cockerton – maths tutor
Kumon North Somerset
** 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
Epic Martial Arts
Imperial South West Karate Club
Portishead Karate Academy
Portishead Tae Kwon Do
Senshi Judo Club
Art & Cake Decoration
Icing on the Cake
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
Church Road North
North Weston Village Hall
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
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
Clevedon Riding School and Stables
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