Since reopening after lockdown, Razzamataz Theatre School has witnessed firsthand how taking part in performing arts classes has boosted children’s confidence and self-esteem. Principal Michaela and her team have seen how they are bouncing back week after week, which has been further supported by numerous testimonials from grateful families.
Razzamataz has a strong ethos of inclusion and welcomes children regardless of ability or any mental or physical illnesses. While some will go on to become professional performers, others gain life skills to pursue their own dreams and aspirations.
Based at Yate Academy, Sundridge Park, Yate BS37 4DX
Tel: 07929 059279
1st Thornbury Scouts comprises six sections, two each of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, and provides scouting for boys and girls. There is an associated Explorer unit that meets at Sinclair Hall.
The Group is based at Sinclair Hall, Park Road and currently caters for some 160 boys and girls with an active waiting list. The Group is the largest in Cotswold Edge District and provides action and adventure for all ages between 5 and 14.
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2nd Thornbury Scout Group was established in 1972 and meets at Christ the King Church Hall in Thornbury.
We have thre two sections - a Beaver Colony for 6-8 year olds, the Cub Pack for 8 to 10½ year olds and the Scout Troop for 10½ to 14 year olds.
We welcome girls and boys to both our sections and are happy to take children who are new to scouting. Click below to find out more.
Meetings provide an opportunity for food, friendship and prayer for the younger (and young at heart) members of the Parish in a relaxed setting.
All people ages 10-18 are most welcome. Contact Deacon Lawrence for further details.
Christ the King Church, 11 Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HA
Tel: 01454 281900
3rd Thornbury was formed in 1977 and still has a thriving Beaver Scout Colony, Cub Scout Pack and Scout Troop today.
We welcome new members, boys and girls aged between 6 and 14 years to join in with our active and varied weekly programmes.
Our leaders are keen to put the "OUT" in SCOUTING and run regular residential experiences with "Sleep Overs" in a hall and indoor accommodation or camping under canvas.
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Bristol ACF aims to develop young people (age range from school year 8 - 18 years) physically and mentally, improving self-confidence, teamwork, friendship and leadership. We meet 1900 - 2130 every Thursday and welcome cadets of all abilities and backgrounds, also aiming to develop a sense of community in our cadets.
The ACF provides a wide diversity of fun, exciting and adventurous opportunities and it is a gateway to recognised vocational qualifications from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to BTEC First Diplomas which can help in working and school life.
Our army-related activities include Shooting, Navigation, Fieldcraft, Skill at Arms, Drill, Military Knowledge.
We also run courses in Adventure Training, such as Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing and Skiing, as well as Sports events, Shooting competitions, Duke of Edinburgh expedition, First Aid training, and much, much more. If you have a special interest, or would be interested in trying something new, the ACF will help you to do it.
For more information click below.
Cadet Hut, Gloucester Road, Thornbury BS35 1JH
Click below for details of groups for ages 0-19 at Thornbury Baptist Church.
Girlguiding Bristol and South Gloucestershire (BSG) is part of Girlguiding – the largest organisation for girls and young women in the UK. Our Guiding County is divided into 11 Divisions which includes the city centre, towns and villages.
We give girls a voice in the modern world, listen to their views and provide fun and friendship along the way.
This group started two years ago and is aimed at the older end of GS, years 11+ (ages 15+). It is intended to supplement, not replace GS, and guests are always welcome. It is planned to run on the first Sunday of each month. The Youth Emmaus course has inspired several sessions this year. A slightly quieter meeting with more emphasis on fellowship and discussion – although we still appear to find plenty of time for playing games, and people are welcome to attend either or both as they choose.
Looking for somewhere to go now that the evenings are getting darker? Krunch youth clubs provide a safe warm space in Thornbury for you to go and chill with your friends!
There are always plenty of fun activities to take part in if you want to, as well as a tuc shop/snack bar full of goodies! Krunch's friendly bunch of youth workers would love to see you! (No need to book, just turn up.)
Wednesdays - school years 6-8
Thursdays - school years 9 and over
If you haven't been before you can download a registration form below and take it along with you.
Turnberrie’s Community Centre, Bath Road, Thornbury BS35 2BB
Tel: 01454 411514
Our Children in Thornbury Are Very Enthusiastic Singers
St Mary’s Church, Thornbury
Tel: 01454 411253
We meet at Falfield Village Hall on Mondays at 7.30pm.
The board consists of young people coming together to explore issues such as internet safety, missing children, and the way services work with young people. Members can achieve a volunteering award, which can be used as part of DofE.
It allows young people to voice their opinion and make changes to things that affect the communities we live in.
We meet regularly with senior management and councillors to share our opinions and views and have a say in the development of the service. We also keep them up to date with young people’s issues.
We have young people representing each area of South Gloucestershire, aged between 13 – 19 (25 for young people with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities).
Tel: 01454 865017
Tel: 07900 703413
2392 (Thornbury) Squadron of the Air Training Corps is the home of flying in Thornbury. We are open to boys and girls aged between 13 and 17, and offer training and experience in gliding, flying, shooting and a whole host of other indoor and outdoor activities.
Point of Contact – Flying Officer Tim Barley RAFVR(T)
Contact Number 01454 411227 (Mon & Thurs 19:00 – 21:30)
The Cadet Centre, Gloucester Road, Thornbury BS35 1DJ
Tel: 01454 411227
Thornbury Area Youth Music is a charity run by parents for parents of children who want to learn a musical instrument in a fun and supportive environment. We run a busy term-time Saturday morning music centre with instrumental groups, classes, choir, theory and orchestras for musicians of all abilities aged four and above.
Because we are a charity, our classes are affordable. You can also hire an instrument for a small fee.
Manorbrook School, Park Road, Thornbury BS35 1JU
Tel: 01454 299932
TOAC supports local 13-24 year olds to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh bronze, silver and gold award schemes. We meet on Thursdays (term-time only) 7.30-8.30pm.
Participants are supported to complete their physical activity and volunteering sections of the award and trained to complete their expeditions.
We run appropriate expeditions for participants several times a year and are a charitable organisation, which receives some support from South Gloucestershire council.
The Chantry, 52 Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HB
Tel: 01454 856025
TMTG Juniors is the junior section of Thornbury Musical Theatre Group, open to 7–18 year olds (Key Stage 2 and above). Our sessions focus on performance skills - singing, dancing and acting, as well as stagecraft, physical comedy and stage combat. We also run workshops focused around backstage elements of theatre (make up, lighting and sound) and stage productions and performances.
Every week across the UK thousands of young people get involved in Sea Cadet activities. Thornbury has a local Sea Cadet Unit (TS Battleaxe) located behind Castle School 6th Form Centre. Our aim is to give young people (girls and boys aged between 10 and 18) the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun. We can offer the following opportunities: Adventure Training, Boat-work, Catering, Canoeing, Communication Information Systems/Radios, DoE, Engineering, First Aid, Kayaking, Leadership, Marine Engineering, Maritime skills, Meteorology, Music, Navigation, Peer Education, Physical Training, Power-boating, Rowing, Sailing, Seamanship, Shooting, Stewarding, Windsurfing. We meet twice a week (Monday and Thursday 18:45 to 21:00) with weekend courses available across the country to gain qualifications in any of the aforementioned activities.
The Cadet Centre, Gloucester Road, Thornbury BS35 1DJ
Tel: 0780 3259511
The work of StreetSpace revolves around building good relationships with young people and supporting them to overcome challenges they face to getting the most from life. Dan Potter, project leader, spends a lot of his time coordinating mentoring, or being a mentor, but there are many other parts to our work. We have a street-based youth work team, who meet young people around the town and a large number of trained volunteers who work as community mentors. Other parts of our work include the annual ‘Skate Fest’ event, drugs information workshops, sexual health advice, art groups, and signposting for support. We work closely with local schools, Town Council and community groups.
Tel: 01454 419118
Tel: 07967 863865