Clubs & Organisations 

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Meetings: School holidays 
Time: 10am – 12 noon 
Age range: 5yrs -12yrs 
Cost per session: £2 (normal sessions) & Summer trips from £8+ (varies) 
Telephone number: 0117 9878400 
 
A play scheme for children aged 5 – 12 years, which run during school holidays for just £2 per session. We run a varied programme to cover all play types, All staff and volunteers are well trained and DBS checked. 
 
Children have the opportunity to take part in craft activities, play on the WII, various games including table football, skipping, puzzles etc and end the session with team games or larger group games. 
We always break for snacks which is generally fruit, toast and drink which is all included in the price – sometimes we have food tasting days where children get to either make a new dish such as pizzas and cakes or taste different foods from another country. Why not let your child come and give it a try? 
 

Bingo 

Meeting day: Tuesday 
Time: 7pm – 10pm 
Age range: Adults 
Cost per session: £4 for a book of 6 
Tel: 07970044709 
 
We aim to have a fun night playing for cash prizes every week in comfort, at The Withywood Centre. 
 
New members will be made very welcome.  
 
All money taken in book sales, goes out in prize money that week. 
 

EPIC SMBC 
(Short Mat Bowling Club) 

Meeting day: Friday 
Time: 2pm – 4pm 
Age range: 55+ 
Cost per session: £3.00 
Telephone number: 0117 9878400 
 
A short mat bowling club for the upper age group. We are not affiliated to any league – it’s very light hearted with plenty of laughter. The group is mixed gender and friendships have formed-it’s a great way to exercise and meet new people. The group play for enjoyment, it’s an afternoon of fun with tea, biscuits and a game of bowls. 
 
We ask bowlers to wear flat treadless rubber based shoes (no grooves) and not worn outdoor to protect the mats. We provide the woods (bowls) free of charge, so why not come and give it a try – your 1st session is free! 
 

IntoUniversity 

Monday and Thursday:  
After-school academic support with IntoUniversity staff and trained university volunteers. Secondary students can get support with homework, coursework and revision and have access to laptops, study guides and books. 
 
Tuesday and Wednesday:  
Primary students can get help with homework or take part in our university themed topics that are designed to support literacey andnumeracy development. 
 
Friday:  
One-to-one support for year 11-13 students and help with educational choices and decisions. Support for Year 12s and 13s with their university/apprenticeship application. 
 
 

Sequence Dance 
 

Meeting day: Thursdays 
Time: 2pm – 4pm 
Age range: Over 60 
Cost per session: £2 
 
A very friendly club that has been running for over 40 years - we welcome any age to attend. 
We break for a cup of tea at half time. 
 

Age UK 

Meeting day: Mon, Weds, Thur, Fri 
Time: 9am – 2.30pm 
Age range: 60+ 
Cost per session: Varies 
Telephone number: 0117 9878406 
Website: www.ageuk.org 
 
Age UK Bristol offers a day service for older people and people living with dementia who live in the South of Bristol. 
 
New Beginnings Day Service offers a range of activities including arts & crafts sessions, adult learning, gardening, gentle exercise, music and dance. 
 
We have a dedicated, friendly staff and volunteers team, who understand that everyone's needs are different and are able to offer different options to suit you. 
 
New Beginnings also offers vital respite for carers. 
 

Just Sing! 

Meeting day:  
1st Wednesday of every month 
Time: 10.30am - 12noon 
Cost: £2.00 per session, includes refreshments. 
Why not come along and meet new friends with Sue and Dave, Maggie and Terry? 
 
 

Hartcliff & Withywood Community Choir 
A Choir that is free to attend, made up of all ages and abilities, why not come along on Wednesday evenings at 7pm - please contact the Centre reception for start dates.  
Look for us on Face Book. 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

The Steering Group 

Meet Monthly: Generally 2nd Tuesday of the month - contact to ensure its running. 
Time: 10am -12noon 
Age range: All 
Cost per session: £ N/A 
Telephone number: 0117 9878400 
 
This group is open to everyone in the Community who would like to help provide a Community facility which offers opportunities for people of all ages to participate in activities that promote spiritual, physical and mental well being through positive engagement. 
We work to the vision of the Centre: 
'A Centre of excellence, changing lives through being the genuine heart of the Community, offering: Hope, Hospitality and Health'.  
 
We will do this by fundraising and provide Community events to raise the profile of the Centre and help organisations who are struggling financially to become more sustainable. 
Meeting day: Wednesday 
Time: 11am-1pm 
Age range: All Ages 
Telephone number: 0117 9247309 
Bristol Credit Union (or BCU) is a community based mutual providing fair financial services for people and organisations in the former Avon County area. 
 
We are owned and controlled by our customers – who are members – and exist solely to provide services for them. We offer savings and current accounts, affordable loans along with junior accounts and cash ISAs. You can apply for any of these accounts at our service point in the Withywood Centre. 
 

Carpenters  
Food & Support 

Meeting day: Wednesday 
Time: 10am – 2pm 
Age range: All 
Cost per session: £0.00 
Tel: 0117 9878400 
 
Christians in Hartcliffe and Withywood host Carpenters Food and Support, we are now indepentant., using local projects and orgainisations to ease crisis.  
 
We are not just a ‘Food bank’, we provide food aid when people are in a true crisis, we will listen and support you through this trying time. We will ask questions and clients will need to provide evidence of the crisis (Bank statement or DWP letter), clients will also need to bring ID for all in the family whom you are claiming (including children). 
 
Our aim is to help people in crisis - a referral voucher is required from a referral agency eg South Bristol Advice Service, Schools, Health Visitors and Hawkspring. We will help you to help yourself, we will provide support and guidance. 
 

GKR Karate 

Meeting day: Monday 
Time: 7pm – 8pm 
Age range: 5yrs + Families 
Cost per session: £ Pay as you go, varies – please contact for more details. 
Telephone number: 07951947280 
 
GKR Karate is one of the most popular and successful clubs in the martial arts world, and has helped people from all ages,backgrounds and circumstances to achieve their personal goals. 
 
These include getting fit, increasing confidence and concentration, increasing discipline, courage, respect and self- esteem, as well as learning something valuable like self-defence. 
The friendships we have helped to mature are incalculable and our sense of community spirit is what makes us the club of choice and with no contracts and 'pay as you go' systems in place, it really isn’t any easier to pick up that phone and have a chat with us. 
 
We'd love to help you get started in the wonderful art of Karate. 
 

Off The Record 

Meeting day: Tuesday 
Time: 11am-6pm 
Age range: 11 – 25yrs 
Cost per session: £ FREE 
Telephone number: 0808 808 9120 Main office re. inquiries & bookings. 
 
Off the record is a Charity and offers support, information and counselling to young people aged 11-25yrs. Counselling is one to one and is free, it can help people through difficult times, we work with issues young people bring to us. 
The Withywood Centre is one of Off The Record 7 outreaches in Bristol. 
 
Off the Record also offers IAPT services through Lift Psychology, But Therapy and group work. 
 

Chen Style Tai Chi Bristol 

Meeting day: Friday 
Time: 11am -12 noon 
Age range: All Ages 
Cost per session: £5 
Telephone number: 0117 3771176 
 
Tai Chi & Chi Kung is a gentle form of exercise that can be enjoyed by all. 
It promotes the fitness levels of virtually everyone, no matter what their age or state of health. 
 
It can help you to: 
- Improve your balance – fewer falls. 
- Improve your posture. 
- Increase your flexibility. 
- Have more focus and awareness. 
- Be relaxed in body and mind 
- Strengthen your muscles and bones. 
 
Introductory lesson free – just come along! 
For more details please call Frank: 0777310679 
Email: frankpring@gmail.com or Website: www.chentaichibristol.co.uk 
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