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Activity Providers List for the Dorchester Area

If you are a provider listed here and there is an error in the information, or if you would like your provision included in this list please contact Jenny Barrett, Dorchester Schools Extended Services Co-ordinator on
[email protected] or 07825388035.

Artz and Sportz+
Info line: 01305 252250 or join their mailing list by sending your name, address and email address to ? Artz+, Community Enabling, West Dorset District Council, Stratton House, 58/60 High West St, Dorchester, DT11UZ or to
Offering school holiday arts and sports events for children with additional needs and their families.

Badgers ? St John Ambulance ? St John Ambulance Headquarters, Bridport Road, Dorchester
Tel: 01305 263078 Caroline Matthews
Ages: 5 ? 10 yrs
Times: Fridays 6pm ? 7.15 pm
Costs: £30 for the first term to include the cost of the uniform, then ?10 a term.

Dorchester Amateur Boxing Club ? TA Centre, Poundbury Road, Dorchester
Tel: 01305 832249      Website: www.dorchesterboxing.co.uk
Times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7.00 ? 8.30pm, arrive at 6.45pm
Membership fee:      £10 for 16 yrs and under
                                    £20 for 17 yrs and over
Session fee:             £1 for 16 yrs and under
                                    £2 for 17 yrs and over

Dorchester Arts Centre ? School Lane, The Grove, Dorchester, DT1 1XR
Tel: 01305 266926      Website: http://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk
See the website for further activities at the Dorchester Arts Centre
Dorchester Youth Theatre
DYT is for young people who have a passion for theatre and are interested in performing. Led by drama teacher Jo Simons, DYT uses improvisation, games and devising to create drama.
Tuesdays during term time
DYT Primary 4-7 year olds 4.45pm ? 5.45pm - £40 a term
(half price second sibling)
DYT Juniors (8 ? 11 yr olds) 6 ? 7pm ? £40 a term
(half price second sibling)
DYT (12 ? 18 yr olds) 7 ? 9pm ? £60 a term
(half price second sibling)

October half term workshops ? Including puppet making, create a play in a day, dance like diversity and create an animation over two days.
Times: 10am ? 4pm
Cost: £18 a day or £80 for the week
Ages: 7 ? 14 years

The Dorchester Ballet and Dance Club ? The Swan Centre, Poundbury West Estate, Dorchester
Tel: 01305 250386      Website: www.dancedorchester.org
Offering Street Dance, RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Modern and Jazz.
Caters for all ages.
Can offer family and multiple class discounts.

Dorset County Museum ? High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA
Tel: 01305 262735      Website: www.dorsetcountymuseum.org 
The Museum Club
For young people who wish to become more involved with Dorset County Museum and to learn about its collections and resources.
Aimed at children aged 7 ? 14yrs, children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent / carer and for off site activities parents are encouraged to come along.
Annual membership is £10.00
Meetings are normally held once a month on Saturday mornings, from 10.30am until 12.30pm.
Future meetings:    16 Oct            Archaeology Exploration
                                   13 Nov           Make your own podcast
To join, ask at Reception or come along to a club session and join on the day.

Dorchester Martial Arts & Self Defence ? Dorchester Middle School, Queen?s Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2HS
Tel: 07939584113 Luke Mannion       Website: www.dorchestermartialarts.com
Offering kids kickboxing.
Ages 5 ? 8 yrs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm ? 5.45pm
Ages 9 ? 14 yrs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm ? 6.50pm

Dorchester Tennis Academy
Tel: 07788973259 Neil Darragh  or    Email:
Tennis coaching sessions take place at Dorchester Tennis and Squash Club and St Osmund?s Community Sports Centre.

Dorchester YMCA ? Sawmills Lane, Dorchester, DT1 2RZ
01305 266467

Term Time
Offer a variety of after school gymnastics for all ages and for children with disabilities and additional needs, please see website for full programme at www.dorchester-ymca.co.uk.

Dorchester Youth Centre ? Kings Road, Dorchester, DT1 1NJ
Tel: 01305 262114
Times:  Monday: Year 8?s + - 6.30 ? 9.00pm
            Tuesday: Year 9?s - 6.30 ? 9.00pm
            Wednesday: Year 9?s + - 7.00 ? 9.30pm
            Thursday: Music ? 7.00 ? 9.30pm
            Friday: Year 7?s ? 6.30 ? 9.00pm
            Saturday Club: For young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.
There is no membership cost, but there is a session admission fee.
Year 7 and 8 - £1, Year 9 - 50p and Year 10 Free
Girlguiding UK
Offering Rainbows ages 5 ? 7, Brownies ages 7 ? 10, Guides ages 10 -14 and Senior Section ages 14 ? 25
Please contact Linda Skeleton to find your nearest group, on 01202 620006 or .

Kaleidoscope Kids Club ? Damers First School, Damers Road, Dorchester, DT1 2LB
Emma Norris Tel: 07791683972         Email:
Offering child care, play clubs and outings during the school holidays for children aged 4 ? 11 years. Opening hours are from 8.00am until 6.00pm.
8.00am ? 15.15pm - £14
8.00AM ? 6.00pm - £20

Manor Minors ? Manor Park First School, Mellstock Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2BH
Tel: 01305 250600
Offering child care, play clubs and weekly outings during the school holidays for children aged 4 ? 12 years. Opening hours are from 7.45 until 5.45.
Costs: £10 for a half day
            £16 for a full day

Offering Beaver Scouts for ages 6 ? 8 yrs, Cub Scouts for ages 8 ? 10 ½ yrs, Scouts for ages 10 ½ - 14 yrs, Explorer Scouts for ages 14 ? 18 yrs
To find your local group contact 08453001818 or 02084337100
Email: [email protected]       Website: www.scouts.org.uk/join

St Osmund?s Community Sports Centre ? Barnes Way, Dorchester, DT1 2DZ
Tel: 01305 756472
Junior Gym Session ? Fully Supervised
Offering 11 ? 15 year olds the chance to use the fitness suite under the supervision of a fully qualified instructor.
Times: Thursdays 4.30 ? 5.30 pm
            Fridays 4.00 ? 5.00 pm
Cost: £3 per session
Places are limited to 12, so booking is essential. An induction is required.  

Sunny Days Play Club - Middle Farm Barn, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3WA
Tel: 08458888123       Website: www.sunnydays.co.uk
Offering child care and play clubs during the school holidays.

Thomas Hardye Leisure Centre ? Coburg Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HT
Tel: 01305 266772
Offering classes in swimming, trampolining, ju-jitsu and badminton.
During the school holidays taster sessions are available in a variety of activities.

Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre ? Knightsdale Road, Weymouth, DT4 0HS
Tel: 01305 784927      Website: www.dorsetforyou.com/outdoorandactive
Offering kayaking, sailing, rock climbing, taekwondo, street dancing, belly dancing and multi activity adventure.
Please see website for full brochure of activities.

Youth Hostel Association ? Do it 4 Real Summer Camps
Offering a variety of themed summer camps in various locations for 10 ? 16 year olds.
Subsidised places are available.
Tel: 01629 592530 for more information or to request a brochure.
Website: www.doit4real.co.uk

Please note that it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to check the suitability of the activity provision including CRBs and insurance.

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