Clubs & Organisations

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts

 East Somerset Scout District – web site:

We offer everyday adventure and activity to hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK.

There are fun and exciting activities and opportunities in each of the five sections:

  • Beavers (ages 6–8)
  • Cubs (ages 8-10½)
  • Scouts (ages 10½–14)
  • Explorer Scouts (ages 14–18)

1st & 7th Frome

Scout Hut,
Contact-Ben Reynolds

5th Frome
Selwood School,
Berkley Road
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
Contact: Mr Mike Plaskitt 01373 472101

10th Frome
Frome Community College
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
Contact: David Hooper
Tel: 07771 343472

1st Coleford
Coleford Scout Hall
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
Contact: Karla March:

1st Mells
The Barn, Mells
Beavers & Cubs
Contact: Peter Lugg
Tel: 07970 212987

1st Rode
Rode Scout Hall
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
Contact: Mr Howard Russell
Tel: 01373 830640

1st Shepton Mallet
Shepton Mallet Scout Hall
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
Contact: Steve Mohide 01749331043

5th / 7th Wells
Wells Scout Hall
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
Contact Mr M Sieger 01458 448001

Brownies and Guides

To join Rainbows, Brownies or Guides register online at or call 0800 1 69 59 01 for general enquiries. For local enquiries call Penny Nutting on 07738 350537 or Lynn Dixon on 01373 302068.

Rainbows is for girls aged 5 – 7 years
Brownies is for girls aged 7 – 10 years
Guides is for girls aged 10 – 14 years

1st Frome Rainbows
Selwood School
Meet: Mondays 5pm – 6.15pm

2nd Frome Rainbows
Christ Church Hall, Park Road
Meet: Wednesday- 4.45pm – 5-45pm

3rd Frome Brownies
St Johns Church, Vicarage Street
Meet: Tuesday 6pm – 7-30pm

4th Frome Brownies
Christchurch Hall, Park Road
Meet: Wednesday 6pm – 7.30pm

7th Frome Brownies
Selwood School
Meet: Thursday 6.30pm – 8pm

8th Frome Brownies
St Mary’s Church,Innox hill
Meet: Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8pm

3rd Frome Guides
Frome Community College
Meet: Fridays 6.45pm – 9pm

4th Frome Guides
Christchurch Hall, Park Road
Meet: Fridays 7.15pm – 9.15pm


Youth Clubs & Groups

Air Cadets
The Drill Hall, Keyford, Frome
Tel: 01373 453468
Meet: Mon & Wed 7.15pm – 9.30pm
Age Range: 13 – 17
Air Cadets take part in a huge range of activities including flying, gliding and citizenship training.

Army Cadets
The Drill Hall, Keyford, Frome
Parade: Tues & Thurs 7.00pm – 9.30pm.
Age Range 12 years+
Drop in and see what the cadets get up to
Tel 01823 284486

Coleford Youth Club YMCA
Church Street, Coleford  BA3 5NQ
Open term time Tuesdays, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, for young people aged 11 – 18.
Contact: Mark Wilcox
Tel:  01749 679553



Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Contact: Steve Marsh
Tel: 01373 465353
The scheme runs in partnership with the college and is for college students only.

Frome Chess Club
Contact: Gerald Udell
Tel: 01373 461796
Meet: Tuesday, Juniors 6.30pm-7.30pm, Seniors 7.30pm onwards
At: Frome Rugby Club. One of the longest running clubs in the area!

Junior chess club
New junior chess club for Years 5 and older, every term-time Tuesday 6.15-7.15pm. Cost, to cover Frome (senior) Chess Club’s extended room hire, is £10 per term per family (any number of siblings), and there are 2 terms per year (Sep-Dec, Jan-May). All levels welcome.
Frome Rugby Club, upstairs room
Contact: Sally Somers on 451 402 or email

Frome Fire cadets
We run a cadet night at the fire station every Monday night between 7pm and 9pm term time. We are actively recruiting new cadets

Our Fire Cadet Unit gives young people aged between 12 and 15 the opportunity to work with the fire and rescue service equipment and learn to work together as a team.The scheme is aimed at young people, in school years 8 to 11, who would like to develop practical, life and communication skills. It also encourages young people to be part of a team. We aim to encourage the cadets to make the most of their physical and mental capabilities and to become safer, more responsible and caring members of the community.
Contact: Cadet Leader Rob Gill
Tel: 07746 647920

Frome Roller Disco
Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week 4:15pm – 5:45pm (under 14’s) 6:15pm – 7:45pm (all welcome). Skaters to be accompanied by parent or carer. Skaters need to bring their own skates however there is limited skate hire at £1.50 per person. £3.00 entry. Reserve a place (it gets busy!) or just turn up.
Email:   and on Facebook:

Frome Youth Club YMCA
Frome Youth & Community Centre, Vallis Road, Frome BA11 3EF
Tel: 01749 679553
Meet: Mon 7pm – 9pm project night and Wed 7pm – 9pm drop in. Term time only.
Age: 11 – 18 years
General youth club. Pool, sports hall, internet and coffee bar.
Contact:  Chiara Yates


Gateway Club
Trinity Church Hall (in different venues from end May to Christmas 2015 due to refurbishment works)
Contact: Ann Taylor
Tel: 01373 301676
Meet: Alternate Thurs 7.30pm
Catering for young people aged 16+ years with learning difficulties.


Open Storytellers friends meet up

Openstorytellers, Whittox Lane  Frome, BA11 3BY
Our FMU session is monthly  from 6pm – 8pm FMU is a creative session for people with learning disabilities and autism to get together and have fun with music, film making and crafts! Do let us know if you would like to come and join in the fun.

. Call the Openstorytellers office on 01373 454 099 or email to find out

The Pod Youth Club
 An inclusive youth club for young people aged between 10 – 18 years old with additional needs and or social communication difficulties. Meet: (Term time) Tuesday nights 6pm – 8pm. Vallis Youth & Community Centre, Vallis Road , Frome BA11 3EF
Email:  telephone 07582 559591 to enquire about a place for your young person

The Zone (Young Carers)
meets on a Wednesday night in term time (fortnightly) between 6-8pm.
Venue – Park Road Support Centre, Frome BA11 1EU
Contact number 07736 470328 and email

Routes Youth Cafe

YMCA Routes is an open access drop-in centre for 11-25yr olds at 1a Palmer Street in Frome. It is a safe, warm and welcoming environment and our staff offer advice and guidance on a wide range of issues such as housing and homelessness, benefit advice, health, employment, education, relationships, managing your money

 You don’t need a specific reason to come to Routes, we are also here if you just need to talk.  You can use the internet or hang out in our Improve with Food Café that has low-cost, home-cooked fresh food. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. If we can’t help then we have great relationships with a wide range of specialist services who can often see you in Routes. Don’t forget, that as long as we don’t think you or anyone else is at risk of harm, then whatever you come into Routes with is confidential – we won’t tell anyone about it without your consent.

What’s on at YMCA ROUTES:

  • Job Club for 18-25yr olds:
  • Mondays & Thursdays – 2.00pm-4.30pm 
  • Help with Universal Credit, work commitments and to do lists
  • Help with job searching & applications, and preparing your CV
  • Help with looking for volunteering opportunities
  • Drop in for Young Parents:
  • Held on the first Wednesday of every month – 11.00am-12.30pm
  • Meet your Health visitor for advice & support
  • Have your child weighed and discuss aby concerns you may have
  • Use YMCA Routes for information, advice and guidance about housing, benefits, budgeting etc
  • Enjoy our Improve with Food Café and chat with other parents
  • Group for young people identifying as LGBTQ+
  • Held on the first Thursday of every month – 6.00pm-8.00pm
  • Come and relax in our Youth Café
  • Make new friends, try some delicious food and chat to our staffGroup for Care Leavers and ex-Care Leavers aged up to 25:  More information from Lewis Diffey – Mobile – 07890583106  Phone – 01749 822946We are always adding new groups, events and clubs for young people so don’t forget to keep up to date with our ever changing services!
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  •  Held on the first Tuesday of every month – 6.00-8.00pm

St. John’s Teazel Badger Sett
St. Johns Ambulance Hall, Bath Street, Frome
Meet: Thursdays 6.00pm – 7.30pm term time only
Age: 5 – 10 years
Tel: 01278 726744

St John’s Cadet Unit
St. John Ambulance Hall, Bath Street, Frome
Meet: Mondays 6.30pm – 8.00pm term time only
Age Range: 10 – 18 years
Tel: 01278 726744

Sunday Cafe
Trinity Church Hall, Trinity Street, Frome BA11 3DW
A Christian youth (13 – 18 yr olds) cafe.
Sunday Evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
It’s a place to hang around and make friends, eat rubbish, discuss things, worship God, learn about your faith, play games, talk with God, go on trips… Christianity, but real and relevant.

Tel: 01373 453425

Trinity Crew
Trinity Church Hall, Trinity Street, Frome BA11 3DW
Trinity Crew is the name given to our children’s activities on Sunday mornings during the 10.45 service. Suitable for babies through to year 8 children.
Tel: 01373 453425

Forest School
Shared Earth Learning is a cooperative based in Frome offering Forest School, horticulture and environmental education.
Forest School and Gardening session for Parents/Carers and children ages up to 7 years old (home schooled welcome)
A group for parents/carers and children to play, explore and grow in a beautiful wooded environment and allotment.
Vallis Veg, Frome Term times Tuesdays, 10.15-12.30
£10 per child, snack included.
Booking essential
Discounts available for low incomes

Telephone Charly 07749903959