Clubs and charities

As you can see, there are a lot of clubs and activities to get involved with!! This page is only updated if advised of a change. So if you are mentioned below and your details need amending (including any web site links), or if you want to add a new club to the list, change contact names and phone numbers etc., please use the contact form. All telephone numbers are 01934 prefixes unless otherwise stated.


Cheddar Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Kings of Wessex Leisure Centre Tel: 744939

Adult Learning and Leisure: Tel: 0845 688 0488

Cheddar Youth Trust (formerly Cheddar Young Peoples Millennium Trust) and Sarah Comer Trust Clerk to the Trustees, Burrough and Co., 4 Union St., Cheddar BS27 3NA Tel: 743256

Cheddar Scouts Based in the Scout Hut at Cheddar First School. Ages 6-14. Contact Kim Wall on  07983 496273

Axbridge and Cheddar Valley Sea Cadets The Old Railway Station, Station Road, Axbridge BS26 2BP
Parade Nights: Seniors (12-17 years) Tuesdays and Fridays 6.50pm – 9.15pm. Juniors (10-11 years) Friday 6.50pm – 9.15pm. Officer in Charge: P O Nottage

Cheddar Youth Club, meeting at Methodist Church Hall, Cliff Street, BS27 3PL. For Year 7s and upwards. Telephone 07530 192 653.

Blood Donor Sessions Local organiser, Keith Herring. Tel 08457 711711

Cheddar Vale Lions Club Contact: Brian Airey, Tel: 418998

Royal British Legion Tel: 08457 725725

Rotary Club of Mendip Contact Mike Hiles, 07771 907054

Cheddar Twinning Association – Felsberg, Germany & Vernouillet, France Telephone: 742763

WI c/o St. Andrews Church House in Cheddar. Somerset WI Tel: 01823 284261

Cheddar Gorgeous WI, meets first Monday of every month at Cheddar Baptist Church. Email or call Esther Howley on 07793 089168.

Probus Club of Mendip Chairman, Clive Panchaud: Tel 743495

Cheddar Vale Gateway Club, social club for people with learning difficulties Chairman, E Edwards: Tel 713388

Cheddar Valley University of the Third Age (U3A) Secretary: Margaret Farney, Tel: 710242
Cheddar Charioteers (wheelchair/scooter users) Contact Ray Dinham, Tel 743789

Sir Thomas de Cheddre Lodge, United Grand Lodge of England. Enquiries: Tel 742089


Stagecoach Theatre Arts School (run by Caroline King) for 5 to 18 year olds, Wednesdays 5-8pm at the Cheddar Baptist Church. (Stagecoach main web site)

Moor Harmony Singers (Community Choir). Meeting at Hannah More Cottage, Lower North Street, Thursday evenings, ring for details. Contact: Issy Emeney Tel 741551.

Cheddar Valley Singers – community singing group – non audition – led by Kate Lynch. Meets Mondays 7-8.15pm Cheddar First School. Email:  Facebook @cheddarvalleysingers

  • And for children: Cheddar Valley Voices – Juniors, Senior Girls, The Lads Meet Mondays/Tuesdays during term time Contact Kate –

Winscombe Folk Club

Non-profit making acoustic club that exists to encourage fellowship through music or spoken word performance. We meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday in the upstairs bar of Winscombe Club 7 Sandford Road, Winscombe. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8.00 start. There’s a £2 entry fee to pay for the room hire.

(branches in Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon, Cheddar and Burnham-On-Sea) – training pupils (aged 4 – 19) in all aspects of musical theatre, song, dance and drama, as well as straight acting classes, dance classes, private singing tuition, music and design. Phone: 07505 941 461 Email:

Somerset Choral Society – meeting from September to May in the Cheddar RC Community Hall, Tweentown, Cheddar, BS27 3HU every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. We are always pleased to welcome new members (there are no auditions). More details at For general enquiries: call 01934 824846.

Cheddar Male Choir Enquiries: Tel 743905

Cheddar Old Time and Modern Sequence Dance Club Chairman, Mike Bancroft: Tel 741523

Cheddar Valley Jazz Club Contact Richard Borley: Tel 740189

Cheddar Stage Society, @cheddarstage – every Thursday at the Methodist Church, 7.30-9.30

Wedmore OperaShirley Turner (Secretary): Tel 712761


Often seen around Cheddar rescuing injured climbers etc., the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance helicopter is deployed on average 2-3 times a day and costs £3,800 per day to run with no funding from the Government or the National Lottery. Support this registered charity by playing the Flight for Life Lottery.

Avon and Somerset Cliff Rescue – emergency search and rescue volunteers for the Cheddar Gorge area

Royal National Lifeboat Institute – Winscombe Branch (area around Winscombe from Nailsea in the north through Winscombe south to Wedmore and east from Winscombe through Cheddar, Priddy, Wells, Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury to Street). Our principal aims are raising money and the profile of the RNLI locally. Contact – Chairman – Allan Cooper – or 07852 992381


Somerset Wildlife Trust (Mendip Wildlife Watch) Contact Mary: Tel 744693
Somerset Beekeepers Assoc (Wedmore and Cheddar Division), Jonathan Friend, Tel: 712971 or email
Charterhouse Centre Contact Heather: 01761 462267 ( Mendip Hills AONB )

The Mendip Society , caring for the Mendip Hills – Tel: 01275 874284

Mendip Bridleways and Byways Association

Axbridge Archaeological and Local History Society – promoting interest in, and research into, the rich history and archaeology of Axbridge and the surrounding area with a programme of monthly talks and visits throughout the year.  New members warmly welcomed, full details of our programme are on our website.


Prickles Hedgehog Rescue, Cheddar. Hedgehog Rescue Centre who care for injured, poorly and orphaned hedgehogs. When they are well they are released back to the wild. If you have any spare time to support the work we do please contact us. (email) or telephone: 07806 744772

Cats Protection League, Wells and Glastonbury – Susan on 01749 840264

RSPCA West Hatch – 0300 123 0747

Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre – (01278) 783250



Cheddar Horticultural Society Secretary, Suzanne Green. Tel 744095

Cheddar Art Group Contact Sara Parsons: Tel 743297

Cheddar Valley Model Railway Club Tel 742916

Cheddar Stamp Club Secretary, Brian Ladd Tel: 743710

See the Sports page for sports clubs.