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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Click below for details of groups for ages 0-19 at Thornbury Baptist Church.
We cover the Thornbury, Falfield and Stone area, enabling girls and young women to develop their potential and make a difference to the world. We have Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Senior Section units open to any female aged 5-26 years old supported by Guiders and helpers of all ages.
Being a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or member of the Senior Section opens up a world of opportunities that will last a lifetime. It provides a safe, girl-only space to explore the activities, issues and possibilities that are available to girls today. Please click below to register through the Girlguiding UK national website.
GS is a group attached to St Mary's and St Paul's Churches. It is aimed at those in secondary school and provides fellowship, fun, food and games in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.
The meetings are usually on the third Sunday of the month at St Mary's Church room. Contact Tom Usherwood (01454 412238) for details.
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.
Affordable arts activities for all ages
Based at Marlwood School, Vattingstone Lane, Alveston
We provide a safe place for families with children who have special needs to come together and spend quality time as a family. We hope this will provide a short break from the pressures of family life. To do this we will have a secure space which meets the needs of a wide variety of children.
Stokefield House, Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HF
Joining In, Gaining Support, Awareness and Wellbeing
A small welcoming group set up by parents to support families with children and young people with any additional needs. This may be learning problems such as dyslexia to complex disabilities or health problems and may be without diagnosis. We meet Mondays 1.30-3pm.
St Mary's Church Hall, Eastbury Road, Thornbury BS35 1DR
Tel: 07827 322358
Krunch South West is a local charity working with young people aged 11-25 to help discover who they are, what they want to be and how to get there. 50p per session, no booking required.
- Wednesday night youth club for 11-13 year olds
- Thursday night youth club for 14-16 year olds
- Music event first Thursday of the month at Cosham Hall for 16+.
- Personal development programme and mentoring for 11-16s
- Krunch juniors for Year 6 during school holidays
We also look for volunteering and work experience placements for young people struggling with the educational system.
Turnberrie’s Community Centre, Bath Road, Thornbury BS35 2BB
Tel: 01454 411514
Open to children in Thornbury and Yate, this is one of two development centres which meet on Saturday mornings and provide the ideal way to begin ensemble music making with other players of a similar age and standard. It is part of South Gloucestershire Music Hub.
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 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
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
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
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
A Thornbury based drama club for young people aged 13 upwards. Our weekly sessions are held on a Friday evening (even during school holidays). They are led by stage-experienced people, often current members, and we love our past members – especially those now studying drama – to come back and share their learning and ideas with us. The group takes pride in its ethos of innovation, mutual support, fun and friendship, and we enjoy trips to other productions, as well as putting on our own shows. We welcome teenagers who are interested in drama and theatre, whether experienced or beginner. Call or email Jill for more.
Tel: 01454 413850