Nailsea Community Groups

Join one of Nailsea’s Community Groups

Part of what makes Nailsea a great town is the vast range of groups and organisations that are on offer for everyone to join.

No matter what age you are, there is something for you to participate in and enjoy.

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Nailsea Scouts

1st Nailsea Scouts

Community Group

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01275 541 734

1st Nailsea Scouts offers scouting to girls and boys aged 5 ¾ to 14yrs of age covering a great variety of indoor and out door activities.

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2467 Nailsea Squadron Air Cadets

Air cadets club

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01275 855138

Greenfield Crescent Playing Fields, Nailsea, BS48 1HW

Youth organisation for boys and girls from year 8 to 20 years. The air cadets offers a range of activities from flying, gliding, shooting, sports, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, first aid, adventure training and fieldcraft with lots more in between! We meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-9:30pm.

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Better Nailsea

Better Nailsea

Town enhancement group

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07795 184608

65 High Street, Nailsea, BS48 1AB

Better Nailsea was set up in 2016 to develop a range of initiatives to enhance the town of Nailsea including: planning a recycling programme, a naturalist garden to encourage diverse wildlife, monthly litter picks and helped to plan a student sculpture contest. A further project of educating the public through an ongoing recycling programme which resulted in sponsorship from North Somerset Council of £2,500. Regular litter picks take place on the second Saturday and fourth Wednesday of every month – meet 10am – 12pm at 65 High Street, Nailsea. Meetings are held 12pm to 2pm on dates to be advised.

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Breathing Space

Breathing Space Yoga

Yoga Group

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07843 610 432

Restore and revitalise your health and mind with Yoga

Our Hatha yoga classes focus on the breath as a means to reawaken physical and mental energy, revitalise health and reduce stress.

• Relax and Restore Yoga on Sunday nights 7.30 – 8.45pm
• Meditation Monday nights 8 – 9pm

Yoga unblocks the knots of physical and mental energy and increases our sense of wellbeing, giving us new vitality, health and increased activity. So whether you are looking for physical or mental strength, our classes are ideal. Our Relax and Restore class on Sunday evenings, offers deep relaxation to get you ready for the week ahead.

Experienced teacher, Jane Sabherwal, works closely with students ensuring they get the most our of their yoga sessions.

Breathing Space Yoga is suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes are held in Nailsea and Backwell.

Mondays   = Kundalini Yoga at 9.30am

                      = Meditation at 8pm

Tuesdays  = Beginners/Intermediates 7.30 – 9pm

Fridays      = Intermediates at 9.30am

Sundays    = Restore and Relax 7.30 pm

Also available: Pregnancy classes, Pranayama and Advanced Pranayama, Lunchtime Yoga sessions for businesses or personal 1:1 sessions.

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Call Jane Sabherwal on 07843 610 432 or email to find out more.

Friends of Trendlewood Park

Friends of Trendlewood Park

Voluntary Group

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Girlguiding Nailsea

Girls club

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Health Walks

Walking for Health

01275 810 067

We are keen to encourage those individuals who are not currently exercising or are unable to do anything too physically challenging. Walks will be both 30 and 60 minutes in length.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

To find out when the walks take place, please download poster.

To discuss the walks programme, please contact Diane and Gordon Bennett on 01275 810067 or Sport & Active Lifestyles on 01275 882730.

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Hidden Histories of Nailsea

History Group

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65 High Street

Do you have any stories or photographs or objects from bygone days? Are you interested in local history? Think Nailsea deserves more recognition for its industrial heritage? Drop in on the fourth Friday of the month to share and discuss at Number 65 High Street, 10.30 – 12.30.

Keep Fit for Living

Keep fit class for older people and disabled adults

01275 877131

Nailsea Scout Hut, Clevedon Road, BS48 1EH

Seated and standing exercise to music. Maintain your mobility, strength, balance and co-ordination at this fun and friendly class.

Every Tuesday at Nailsea Scout Hut. 11:30am for one hour. £5.

Call Gill Porter on 01275 877131 or 07971 938477 for more information.

Nailsea Allotment Association

Gardening group

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Nailsea Allotments Association provide, promote and preserve the allotments in Nailsea, as well as give access to free legal advice to help resolve disputes with landlords, neighbours and other gardeners.

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Nailsea and District Footpath Group

Walking club

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Nailsea & District Local History Society


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01275 218768

15 Goss Close, Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 2XB

The Society aims to promote an interest in, and research into the local history of the area: also concern for the present and future environment of Nailsea.

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Nailsea & District Model Railway Club

Model Railway Club

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Nailsea Businesswomen

Women’s business group

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Nailsea Choral Society

Choir group

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Nailsea Concert Orchestra

Musical group

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01275 866192

74-76 Silver St, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 2DS

Nailsea Concert Orchestra was formed in 1995 and has been performing classical favourites in North Somerset ever since. With many of our founding members still playing a vital part in the orchestra, along with the addition of many new players, the orchestra continues to go from strength to strength.

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Nailsea District Leg Club

Medical advice club

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Nailsea Tithe Barn, Church Lane, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 4NG

Open to anyone with concerns about their lower legs – varicose veins, rashes, pain, circulation problems, etc. Qualified local nurses provide clinical assessment whilst a team of lovely volunteers provide refreshments and social interaction. No appointment or referral needed. Any Wednesday morning 9am to 12 noon.

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Nailsea Environment and Wildlife Trust

Nature work club

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01275 858471

Moorend Spout Nature Reserve, Pound Lane, Nailsea

Moorend Spout nature reserve is located off Pound Lane to the north of Nailsea. It is well known for its natural beauty and is a particularly valuable wildlife. Regular workdays are held on the first Saturday of each month at 10am.

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Nailsea Folk Club

Folk music club

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Nailsea in Bloom

Gardening club

Nailsea Life Drawing

Drawing club

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Tithe Barn, Church lane, Nailsea, BS48 4NG

Informal life drawing classes at the Tithe Barn in Nailsea. We aren’t there every week so please get in touch to make sure we are running, Monday evenings 7 – 9pm.

Nailsea Lions Club

Social Group

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0845 833 9521

The Lions Club Of Nailsea serves the small towns of Nailsea, Backwell, Long Ashton and surrounding villages. Our club members live in those same communities and we are actively seeking women and men to join us. As a club we can offer fun, new friends, a challenge and activities that support communities both locally and overseas. We meet formally to discuss our programme of events and to make decisions on donations every other month. In between we meet to carry out those events and to meet socially with the objective of having fun and enjoying ourselves !
If you or a member of your family would like to know a little about Lions just click on the link below and listen to Penelope Keith. To find out more about what we do just contact us via our website and we’ll be delighted to speak with you.

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Nailsea Little Theatre

Theatre group

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0777 298 1037

6 Union Street, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 4BB

Interested in the theatre? NLT has produced plays of all kinds for over 50 years. We are keen to add to our loyal, appreciative, audience, so come along. Want to get more involved? We are always looking for fresh talent to act, direct and for backstage. Come visit us!

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Nailsea Meet Up Group – Talk About Mental Health

Meet Up Group

An informal, non-judgmental group who meet up for coffee/tea/cake and enjoy the company of like-minded people who understand the daily struggles we face. Hopefully we can draw on the strength of each other to overcome our anxieties. Everyone welcome, no one excluded.

Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 2pm – 3:30pm at 65 High Street.

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Nailsea Musicals

Community Group

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Nailsea People

Online community newspaper

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Nailsea Shedders

Community group set up to reduce social isolation by providing a safe environment, expertise and facilities for members to pursue hobbies, crafts and other creative activities

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The Scout Hall, 2nd Nailsea Scouts, Hannah More Road, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 4SA

Nailsea Shedders meets at the Scout Hall every Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm. Starting in April 2019, we will be open from 10am till 4pm on the first Tuesday of the month. Projects undertaken by the group are of benefit to individuals, other groups and the broader community. We run a Repair Cafe where the public can bring along items for repair, sharpening, etc. We have a qualified PAT tester for electrical items

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Nailsea Support Group

Tailored support for everyone

People often find their lives turned upside down through no fault of their own. This could be due to an illness, bereavement, a personal accident, or even a global pandemic.

As a community we want to make it as easy as possible for people to access the support they need at a local level whenever they need it.

We also want to highlight the range of amazing services available in Nailsea.

You can use our Support Directory, drop in to No. 65, call the Town Council or request a brochure all of which will help you access the range of local groups, clubs and organisations that will provide the support you need. Afterall, we all need a little help sometimes.

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Nailsea Then & Now History Group

History group

This popular history group has over 2,000 historic photos of Nailsea and surrounding areas, including photographs not found anywhere else online. We work closely with the Nailsea & District Local History Society and welcome questions about all aspects of Nailsea’s history and environment.

North Somerset Intercultural Dance Association

Dance Group

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Pregnancy Yoga

Yoga Class

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RMR Rehabilitation

Online adaptive group exercise classes

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Rotary Nailsea & Backwell

Local community

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Sing Well Choir

Community Group

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Tithe Barn, Church Lane, Nailsea, BS48 4NG

Singwell Choir will run weekly on Thursdays, 13:00-14:30 at the beautiful Tithe Barn, Church Ln, Nailsea BS48 4NG. New term starts in January 9th.

Come and discover all the health benefits of singing together! A well-being choir with a focus on health and wholeness. The songs are learned by repetition, so no music reading is required and there are auditions. We are a completely accessible choir – amateurs welcome!

No auditions, no need to read music, refreshments provided!

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Stockway North Nature Reserve Open Days

Open Day

01275 858064

Stockway North, by the Garden of Rest

Are you interested in wildlife? Then visit us on our ‘FREE’ open days.

See for yourself the work we have done to benefit wildlife.

Dates for 2019 –

  • Every Wednesday from April to August.
  • First Saturday of each month throughout the year.

Accompanied children of all ages are welcome. Full disabled access.

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The Barn Owls


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07757 505551

Nailsea Tithe Barn, BS48 4NG

The Barn Owls is a newly established choir (April 2019) supporting those living with dementia and their carers. Both are welcome to join the choir. The emphasis is on having fun and singing favourite songs together. We meet fortnightly on Mondays 3:15pm – 4:30pm at The Tithe Barn. For more information contact David Francis.

The Nailsea Memory Cafe

Carers support group

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07790 344559

Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust, Tithe Barn, Nailsea, BS48 4NG

The Nailsea memory Café is a carers support group for those caring for someone living with dementia. Whilst carers are enjoying a break, their loved ones are engaged in activities. The Café is open by invitation only – please contact Karen Smith to arrange.

The Probus Club of Nailsea

Over 55’s club

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01275 866273

Mizzymead Recreation Centre, Mizzymead Rise, Nailsea, BS48 2JN

We welcome retired and semi-retired men, over the age of 55.

The Club meets at 10am until midday on the second and fourth Thursday of each month for coffee then a presentation from a speaker.
We also organise trips and a Summer and Xmas lunches for members and partners.

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Thirsty First Thursday

Nailsea Chamber of Commerce

Beginning on 7th November at 5:30pm at Coates House, Thirsty First Thursday meets on the first Thursday every month. It’s a great opportunity for professionals, retailers and business owners to build relationships and network within the local community.

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Transition Town Nailsea

Sustainability group

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Woodspring U3A

Educational & lisure activities for unwaged people over 50

Woodspring U3A is about getting out, meeting people, trying something different and making the most of having the time to do this. A list of group activities can be found on the website. New members are welcome as are fresh ideas for groups and activities.

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Young Carers Nailsea Drop In Group

Drop in group for all registered young carers in North Somerset

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65 High Street

A Drop in Group at 65 High Street, Nailsea, with a chilled theme and plenty of fun things to do! The group meet on the first Wednesday of every month during term time. All registered young carers aged 8 – 17 are welcome (4-5:30pm for 8-12 years & 5:30-7pm for 13-17 years.)

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Your Cancer Cafe

Support group

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65 High Street, Nailsea, BS48 1AB

We can offer a mutually supportive group for everyone, where you will be greeted with a warm welcome, tea, coffee and cakes, craft and other activities, information and somewhere to talk with others in similar situations.
Every third Thursday of the month 2 – 5pm. Children welcome.
Starting 17th January 2019

F.r.I.e.n.D.s Together

Social group

Nailsea’s official online community