Societies and Clubs in Nailsea

Join a Club or Society in our Community!

Nailsea’s community spirit is bolstered by its number of diverse clubs and societies.

Whether you’re a parent looking for a sports club for your child, or just somebody looking to take part in a local society group, then Nailsea has multiple opportunities for you.

The Rock Project

Musical rock club

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Rock School for ages 7+ teaching Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums and Singing! Two-hour weekly sessions (term time only) running at Nailsea School. Learn songs in your one-hour lesson then play as a band with an end of year gig at THE FLEECE, Bristol. All abilities welcome and instruments can be provided. There are two age groups: Juniors: 7-11 & Seniors: 11-18.

Gemini gymnastic club

Gymnastics club

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01275 866419

Unit 6 Blackfriars Road, Nailsea, BS484DJ

We run a fully equipt gymnastic club for children ages 6 months to adults. Recreational and competitive gymnastics, free g (parkour), pre-school,classes, adult classes and trampoline. We also runndisability sessions and classes for home educated children

Nailsea Karate

Karate club

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Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2HN

We are Nailsea’s traditional Shotokan Karate Club. We always welcome new adult and child members from age 7 upwards. No previous experience necessary. So if you’d like to try something new and learn a martial art then get in touch!

Nailsea & Tickenham FC

Football club

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Fryth Way, Off Pound Lane, Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 2AS

Nailsea & Tickenham FC are a local football club who compete in the Somerset County Premier League. Originally two separate teams, Nailsea Town and Tickenham United merged in 2015, and combined their efforts to create a new club that the local community would be proud of.

Nailsea & Backwell RFC

Rugby club

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01275 810 818

West End Park, West End Nailsea BS48 4BY

N&BRFC currently run 2 Senior squads and an occasional 3rd Team and Vets squad.

The Youth Section spans Under 6 to Under 11( Mini/Midi), and Under 12 to Under 18(Junior). The Club welcomes new players, boys and girls, there are also non playing memberships available.

Open every Saturday for Senior games and 10am Sunday mornings for junior Section.

The Clubhouse can be hired for special events, and hosts skittles, Running Club, Boxing Club and MG owners club.

Footlights Performance Academy

Stage school

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Footlights Studios, Unit 3, Blackfriars Road, Nailsea, BS48 4DJ

The South West’s Premier Stage School!

Age UK Somerset Exercise Classes

Adding years to life and life to years…!

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01823 345626

Ageing well is a programme managed by Age UK Somerset and it is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older people. Organising events, activities and sessions in both Somerset & North Somerset, we have something to suit everyone. We run two classes in Nailsea, a chair based exercise class for less able adults and a Tai Chi Qi Gong class – if you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

Gordano Valley Archers

Archery club

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07933 481287

36 Brunel Road, Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 2FD

We are a very open and friendly archery club based on the edge of the Gordano Valley at The Downs School in Wraxall, North Somerset. Our vision is to promote and develop the sport of archery and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.

Nailsea Le Roc

Dance class

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07816 649077

Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Nailsea

Le Roc, also known as Modern Jive, is a very easy to learn partner dance. It is versatile as it can be danced to all types of music from Awing, Blues, Latin, Chart and 50s through to Modern.

Although it is a partner dance, we welcome everybody to the class whether they are on their own, with a friend or with a partner.

It is sociable, fun and, of course, is a form of exercise so keeps you fit.

Nailsea & District Croquet Club

Croquet club

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01275 852023

Nailsea & District Croquet Club is a friendly and vibrant Sports Club, catering for all levels of ability in both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. The croquet handicap system enables players of differing standards to have meaningful games against each other. Nailsea is prominent in the croquet world and frequently hosts top level tournaments, including national events. Beginners’  lessons are given to small groups, usually in the Spring. Children from the age of 8 are coached in our Junior sessions and several of our youngsters have reached the World stage.

For details of taster sessions in 2020 and other information, see the Club website.

Walking Netball

Netball club

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Scotch Horn Leisure Centre

This session is open to everyone of all ages, abilities and from all walks of life. It’s a gentle fun, friendly, fantastic way of getting fit, whilst learning new skills and making new friends. It doesn’t matter if you have never played before or have had a break, you are welcome to come along.

Takes place at Scotch Horn Leisure Centre on a Friday, 12-1pm. £3.00.

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Back to Netball

Netball club

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Nailsea School & Scotch Horn Leisure Centre

Back to Netball provides a gentle introduction for female players over sixteen years of age. Sessions are coach led and cover basic skill development and court play. The emphasis of these sessions is on learning new skills and having fun playing netball with friends.

Mondays at Nailsea School 7:30pm £3 or Fridays at Scotch Horn Leisure Centre 1pm-2pm 3:30.

Backwell Camera Club

Camera club

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Backwell WI Hall, 10 Station Road, Backwell, BS48 3QW

Backwell Camera Club has a reputation for friendliness and our meetings are a mix of social and photographic enlightenment. It is an active club and has varied subjects at each meeting. We meet each Thursday at 7:30 in the WI Hall near the Backwell traffic lights. Expensive camera kit or experience is not a prerequisite, just the enthusiasm to improve your photography.

The Backwell Camera Club also accepts requests for coverage of community events for their publicity or members benefits.

Club information and programme can be found on

Nailsea Cricket Club

Cricket club

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01275 856892

The Grove, St Mary’s Grove, BS48 4NQ

Nailsea Cricket Club was founded circa 1856 and has been one of the leading club sides in North Somerset. In 2020, we will be running two Senior sides, playing on Saturdays in the Bristol and District League. We also have a Senior side of over 40’s who play a number of friendly fixtures throughout the summer. We also run the popular All Stars programme for Under 8’s and, with parental support we hope to run other youth teams up to Under 15 level.

We play at The Grove, St Mary’s Grove, Nailsea BS48 4NQ.

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Email the Club Secretary or Contact tel no.01275 856892.

Mizzymead Recreation Centre & Club

Multisport/interest venue

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01275 854181

Mizzymead Rise, BS48 2JJ

Mizzymead Recreation Centre is closing entirely at on Friday 20th March for  4 weeks initially.  We will up-dating our web site as the Covid-19 situation develops.

Mizzymead Recreation Centre & Club is a multisport/interest venue offering a home to local sports and societies, as well as a members’ lounge bar featuring guest beers, busy event calendar and warm welcome.

Nailsea Running Club

Running club

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Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club, BS48 4BY

We are a friendly and sociable club based at Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club. We are very proud of our members who range from adults who have just started running for the first time to ultra-marathon competitors. Since our foundation in 1986, our club moto has been ‘leaving no runner behind’.

We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm in the lobby or outside the front door of Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club. You can get more information on our website:, our public group on Facebook, tweet us on @NailseaRunning or email on

Nailsea and Backwell Townswomens Guild

Friendship group for women

01275 810579

Nailsea Methodist Hall, 74 Silver Street, BS48 2DS

A friendly Ladies Group who meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month 1.45pm at Nailsea Methodist Hall. We usually have a speaker, run a lunch club and have 2 or 3 outings a year.

Contact Pat Mackenzie on (01275 810579) for more details.

Nailsea and District Community Transport

Accessible transport for elderly, frail or have a disability

01275 855552

Unit 10, Coates Industrial Estate, Southfield Road, Nailsea BS48 1JN

Nailsea & District Community Transport provide a fully-accessible minibus service for passengers who are elderly, frail or have a disability which makes travel by public transport difficult or impossible. We run a fleet of seven fully-accessible minibuses. Each minibus has a built-in tail lift, can transport a wheelchair-using passenger and has space to store folding walkers and shopping trolleys.

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