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
(members of the TAGB)
We are a Tae Kwon Do school with clubs running in Bristol, Thornbury and Dursley offering the highest standard of martial arts tuition. We welcome new or returning members, old and young of all abilities. If you wish to train for self - defence, personal fitness, competition or any other aspect of our varied martial art, you're welcome to join our friendly classes and give Tae Kwon Do a try.
We are members of the Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britian, which is the largest martials association in Europe. For more details please visit call Ben Temple or click below.
Tel: 07825 369487
Classes in Thornbury, Rudgeway and Tortworth
Classes at Olveston and Tockington Parish Hall
Tel: 07764 819318
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 contact Mr Paul Connolly by phone or email below.
Cadet Hut, Gloucester Road, Thornbury BS35 1JH
Tel: 0117 9863344
Grounds in Alveston, Chipping Sodbury and Tockington
Frontline Martial Arts provide classes for children (from 4 years of age) and adults (any age!), practicing mainly WTF style Taekwondo but we also incorporate influences from many other styles of martial arts.
We are a community based, family friendly club, run on a not-for-profit basis. Our emphasis is on learning effective martial arts and self-defence in a fun and supportive environment.
Classes at Alveston Youth Centre, Greenhill Road, Alveston BS35 2QX
Tel: 07771 692222
Kestrel specialises in acrobatics and tumbling. We coach beginners and experienced gymnasts, both boys and girls from 4yrs to 64yrs! Kestrel holds classes at Thornbury Leisure Centre runs sessions on a Saturday morning at 10am, as well as a Friday evening at 5pm during term time. Drop in and find out more or contact club coach Lyn Price on 01454 883314 or via email below to arrange a taster session.
Over Court Farm, Over Lane, Almondsbury BS32 4DF
Tel: 01454 660075
Old Down Cricket Club is one of the oldest in the area, and our club facilities on the Alveston Road at Old Down are highly regarded within the Bristol and District League.
We run two Saturday teams which play in the Bristol & District Cricket Association as well running a Sunday X1 which plays friendly cricket. We also have a thriving Colts section with an Under 11’s team as well as U9, U15 and U17 teams.
The Club is always looking out for new players and anyone interested should contact Secretary Andy Rowen on 07977 698344/01454 418157 or click below.
We have a thriving Colts section which this year will include a team at Under 17 level, two teams at Under 15 plus a newly formed team at Under 11 level. These teams will play competitive cricket in the Bristol & District Youth League. In addition we run Under 9’s coaching designed to introduce boys and girls to the game of cricket.
The Club is always looking out for new players at Colts level and are particularly interested in attracting players for the Under 9 and Under 11 levels. Anyone interested should contact Colts Officer Reg Purchase on 07778 701703 or click below.
For information in joining Rockhampton Cricket Club please contact the Secretary Mr Paul Williams on 01454 416687.
Rockhampton GL13 9DT
Tel: 01454 416687
Classes at Turnberrie's Community Centre, Bath Road, Thornbury
Tel: 0845 313 3250
Tel: 0796 80 555 01
Based at Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury BS35 3JB
Classes in Alveston and Patchway
Tel: 07989 652780
Tel: 01454 612873
Official World Snooker Coach
Sessions held at a club or leisure centre convenient to you.
Tel: 07500 043256
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.
Thornbury Big Cats is the junior section of Thornbury Squash Club, based at Thornbury Leisure Centre. We offer hour long coaching sessions during school term times, on Fridays at 5pm. The sessions are open to children from the age of 7 and for beginners to more experienced players. Children are coached in ability groups. Our coaches are fully qualified and CRB checked and give their time voluntarily to the club. The cost is £3.70 per week paid termly. The first two weeks are free and can, if needed, include use of our rackets and safety goggles. To register your interest, please email below.
The junior section of Thornbury RFC. The emphasis of club is for the players to enjoy themselves, have fun and practise their skills.
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
Girls, are you interested in playing rugby? Thornbury now has two age groups incorporating school years 7-12. It's an opportunity to learn the game, improve your fitness, be part of a successful team and make new friends. For more information, call Annie Parker on 01454 887595 or Steve Davis on 01454 774877.
The club is set in an attractive, rural spot at the far end of the Mundy Playing Fields. The grounds are spacious, with a clubhouse, and 4 all-weather courts, all of which are floodlit and newly repainted. We also have regular use of 4 public courts which are adjacent to our club.
Parking is available close by in the general Mundy Playing Fields car park. Access to this car park is via Kington Lane, off Castle Street.
Mundy Playing Fields, Off Kington Lane, Thornbury BS35 2AE
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
We are a friendly, sociable club based at Thornbury Leisure Centre, where there are four courts and a viewing gallery. We offer something for players of all ages and all abilities, from those wishing to take up the game right through to experienced players. Our current age range is 16 to 65. Court bookings are done through main reception (0300 333 0300).
Based at Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury BS35 3JB
The club runs two adult teams and a youth section running from U6 to U18 and caters for both male and female teams. The exact date of the formation of a football club in Thornbury is uncertain, but it is known that football was being played in the town in 1896 and that there was a Thornbury Town Club in 1898. The youth section was originally formed in 1990 as a separate club (Thornbury Falcons) and ran in this capacity for many successful years covering teams for boys and girls up to U16. In 2010 the two clubs merged to form a new Thornbury Town FC while retaining adult and junior sections (up to U18).
If you wish to join the Club, please call the Youth Chairman, John Wormwell on 07974 191110, by email below or visit the Club House in Alveston next to the Ship Hotel. We are open all year round 8am-11pm.
'The Ship' Field, Alveston BS35 3LG
Tel: 01454 412424
Based at Turnberrie's Community Centre, Bath Road, Thornbury BS35 2BB