Parents and kids
The key to a healthy, balanced active lifestyle is to find activities you enjoy which incorporate a variety of exercises. Active Centres offer a wide range of programmes to keep you motivated and help get the results you want.
Our fitness classes are motivational and social; our gyms are full of exercise experts with leading industry equipment; and our pools run a variety of swimming sessions to suit the novice swimmer through to advanced.
If you are new to exercise and would like to talk to someone, why not telephone us or pop in for a relaxed chat?
Tel: 0300 333 0300
Barnardo's is one of the UK's leading children's charities and we are recruiting adoptive parents and foster carers from all backgrounds in South Gloucestershire.
We are particularly looking for people who feel they can foster teenagers. You won't be alone as we offer 24 hour support and regular supervision, a generous fostering allowance, professional fee plus excellent training.
We are looking for adoptive parents for children of all ages, and especially siblings.
So if you have stickability, and with Barnardo's support, want to change a child's life for the better, make the first step and get in touch with our friendly team.
Tel: 0117 937 5507
Our NCT branch is run by local volunteers, offering support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be. Our area covers the whole of South Gloucestershire, including the postcodes of BS16, BS34, BS36, BS37, GL9 and newly added BS15. For further details click below...
Sessions held at a club or leisure centre convenient to you.
Tel: 07500 043256
The role of the senior centre is to take musicians from across South Gloucestershire to the next level with their music making. They will be rehearsing and performing at a high level and expanding their musical experiences with other dedicated performers and expert professional musicians. Wind, Jazz and Youth orchestras are the backbone of the senior centre with additional opportunities for chamber groups.
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
Do you do less than 30 minutes exercise a week? Are you aged 14 – 100? Do you live in South Gloucestershire?
If you can answer yes to all of these questions then you are eligible to receive SportsPound vouchers that give you eight free sessions of fitness/exercise/sport!
Click below to see what's on offer and complete a registration form.
Tel: 07849 238636
NEW: TAJMC (Thornbury Area Junior Music Centre) Children age 4-7 from Thornbury and the wider area are encouraged to come along. Saturday mornings at Marlwood School. No musical experience necessary. These classes are an introduction to music through a variety of learning activities including singing, playing and exploring percussion instruments - an exciting, all-round musical experience.
TAMC (Thornbury Area Music Centre) Children aged 8-18 from Thornbury and the wider area who play a string, brass, wind or percussion instrument are welcome at our friendly music centre. We meet on Saturday mornings at Marlwood School and offer orchestral provision, string and wind band ensembles, music theory, musicianship and singing.
SCYO (South Cotswold Youth Orchestra) This Orchestra is of interest to more advanced young musicians who have reached a minimum of Grade 5 standard on an orchestral instrument.
Tel: 01454 299932
Current and future school term dates are listed here.