Special Interest

The American Museum in Britain
Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD
Website: www.americanmuseum.org
Tel 01225 460503
Email: [email protected]
The American Museum in Britain is home to a unique collection, in a breathtaking setting. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the only museum of Americana outside the United States.

Brokerswood Country Park

Westbury, Wilts BA13 4EH
Brokerswood Country Park is an 80 acre Park complete with its own campsite, education centre, adventure playgrounds, undercover play area for younger children, woodland trail walk, narrow gauge railway, picnic and barbecue areas and 5 acre lake.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01373 822238
Website: www.brokerswood.net

Carymoor Environmental Centre
Dimmer Lane, Castle Cary BA7 7NR
Tel: 01963 350143
Email: [email protected]
After school club and holiday activities, environmental education
Website: www.carymoor.org.uk

Divoky Horse Riding School
Manor Farm, Downhead, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4LG
Patricia Burrough
Tel: 01749 880233
Email: [email protected]
Riding lessons, NVQ Qualifications and Riding for the Disabled.
Website: www.divoky.co.uk

Fairtrade Frome

Frome has been a Fairtrade Town since 2003, one of the earliest ones in the country. It means that a good proportion of Frome shops and businesses buy, use and sell Fairtrade items.  The Town Council is committed to buying Fairtrade products as far as possible. A steering group raises awareness of Fairtrade principles and has informal meetings every couple of months generally held in a lovely cafe or bar – new volunteers are always welcome to get involved.

Tel: Dinah Bardgett - 01373 463659
Website: sites.google.com/site/ftfrome/
Email: [email protected]

Fair Frome
Real People, Real Projects, Real Difference a new organisation which has been set up to support local people to bounce back from the difficulties of living with poverty.

Fair Frome, 5 Palmer Street, Frome BA11 1DS
Email:  [email protected]
Tel: 07714 587129
Website: http://fairfrome.org/contact-us/

Frome Recreation and Open Ground Supporters is an independent public body. It was established in July 2005 and aims to provide opportunities for community members to improve and promote the use, awareness and care of Frome’s green areas in order to make them welcoming, well used, safe and enjoyable environments for all, now and in the future. We hope that anyone with an interest in any of Frome’s open spaces will take the opportunity to join FROGS. We meet every 6 weeks.
Call 01373 451613 for more details.
Website: www.fromefrogs.org.uk

Frome Carnival 
Contact: Sharon Forrester
Tel: 01225 751418
Email: i[email protected]
Website:  www@fromecarnival.org.uk

Frome Caving Group

Age: 18+
Frome Caving Group is a group of local cavers who meet every Monday evening and enjoys a number of caving trips every week. Frequent trips are arranged for the weekend to enjoy the caves further afield.
Contact: Sarah Surman
Tel: 07595 030850
Website: www.fromecavinggroup.co.uk

Frome Charisma Twirlers
Meet: Saturday 12.30pm-5.30pm, Sunday 6pm-9pm
Age: Various
Frome Youth and Community Centre, Vallis Road.
Contact: Marcia Hutton
Tel: 01373 465842
Website: www.charismatwirlers.co.uk

Frome Cheerleading
Train Station Gym, Frome
Contact: Catherine 07704 209831
4 to 8yrs Tuesday 4.45 till 5.45pm
9 to 14yrs Tuesday 5.45 till 6.45pm

Frome & District Embroiderers
Christchurch Hall, Park Road, Frome
Meet: 2nd Saturday in the month 10am-3.30pm
Young Embroiderers
Contact: Margaret Howard
Tel: 01225 764691
Meet: Christchurch Hall, Frome
Website: http://www.youngembroiderers.com/

Frome Fascination Twirlers
Contact: Tracey Brewer 01373 451884 and Tanya Billing 01373 463242
Email: [email protected]
Meet at Oakfield School on Fridays from 6pm-9pm. The group mostly trains for european rather than local events and takes girls from 5yrs plus.


Happy World Guru- Childrens Yoga
the hub, opposite scout hall, coleford somerset
3-5 yr olds 4.45-5.20pm 6-11 yr olds 5.25-6pm
Wednesdays, booking required as limited spaces, pay weekly £3.50 per child For further details visit website or facebook. [email protected]>

Frome Film & Video Club
Meet: Frome Canoe Club, Market Yard, Frome
A club to encourage people to make films and video as a recreational hobby.
Contact: Philip Marshman
Tel: 01225 764752
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.philmar.demon.co.uk

Frome Film Club

Frome Film club is based at The Merlin Theatre.
We have a limited membership of 200 available. There are 10 films per season, and the membership fee is £30.00. All tickets are transferable so you are free to pass them on to family and friends if you are unable to attend any of the films


Frome FM

The Old Fire Station, Christchurch Street West, Frome, BA11 1EH
FromeFM broadcasts on 96.6 FM and welcomes volunteers
to present the programmes, become a studio manager, learn the technical side.
Tel: 01373 302609
Email: [email protected]
Visit the website - http://frome.fm/ - to listen online, to learn more, and to find out how to join.

Frome Healthy Living
A directory providing information on the wide range of healthy living options in the Frome area.
Website: www.fromehealthyliving.co.uk
Email: [email protected]

Frome Radio Controlled Car Club
Meet: Summer, Friday 6.30pm racing starts 7pm
At: Frome Youth & Community Centre, Vallis Road.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.facebook.com/frome.rccc

Frome Wessex Camera Club
The Beckington Memorial Hall, Bath Road, Beckington, Nr Frome, BA11 6SH. We meet most Friday evenings from September to May at 7.45pm and also have informal outings during the summer.  We run a programme of Lectures, Competitions, Digital Instruction evenings for beginners (using Photoshop Elements) and more advanced workers (using Photoshop CS), Portrait Sessions, and Battles against other Camera Clubs in the area.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.fromewessexcameraclub.co.uk

Frome and District Carers Group (adults)
If you look after a family member, friend or neighbour then this group could interest you. It offers an opportunity to meet other carers in a social and relaxed atmosphere, a varied programme of talks, entertainment and outings and especially some time to yourself.  The Group meets from 10.30am to 12.30pm on the first Wednesday in each month in the pavilion of Frome Cricket Club, Rodden Road (behind the Vine Tree Pub)
Attendance is free of charge.
For Further Information please contact:
Joan Paynter (volunteer co-ordinator) 01373 302128
Sheila Nicholson (volunteer co-ordinator) 01373 46194

Frome Young Carers
Contact: Children and Young People’s Team
Address: Customer Contact, PO Box 618, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3WF
Email: [email protected]
Contact no: 0300 123 2224



Burseries available for  young people 16-24 ( uk nationals ) taking part in a verifiable project lasting longer than 6 weeks in a developing country

For more information contact:
W L White (Hon Secretary), GIFT, 17a Culverhill , Frome, Somerset BA11 5AB
Telephone: 01373 465758
Website: www.giftfriendshiptrust.org.uk

Mill on the Brue

Outdoor Activity Centre
Trendle Farm, Somerset BA10 0BA
Tel: 01749 812307
Fax: 01749 812706
Email: info@millonthebrue.co.uk
Website: www.millonthebrue.co.uk

Poetry & Prose Cafés
Garden Café, Stony Street, Frome. Age 16+.
Takes place alternately on the first Monday of each month from 7.30pm.
Website: www.poetryfrome.com
Email: [email protected]

Positive Action on Cancer
Has cancer affected you or someone close to you?
Do you need to talk?
Our service is safe and confidential and it’s free – just email us on [email protected] or call 01373 455255 to find out more.
Website: http://www.positiveactiononcancer.co.uk/
Positive Action on Cancer, 2A Market Place, Frome BA11 1AG

Shared Earth Learning Co-op Forest School

We host a range of sessions, many of which are located at Vallis-Veg, an agro-ecological market garden within walking distance of Frome town centre. We offer places for up to 12 children aged 5 – 14 years old.

Nearly all the learning/activities will takes place out of doors and we often make excursions into the woods of nearby Vallis Vale. Facilities include a compost toilet and a timber A-Frame shelter with a cozy fire.

For next holiday dates and more about who we are and what we do, please visit: sharedearthlearning.blogspot.co.uk

To register your interest or find out more please send an email to Alex Hart and Helen Moore on [email protected] or call 07800 831929

Somerset Earth Science Centre
Learning experiences for groups and Wildlife Watch Group events.
Moon’s Hill Quarry, Mendip Road, Stoke St Michael, Radstock
Tel: 01749 840156
E mail: [email protected]

Somerset Wildlife Trust
34 Wellington Road, Taunton, TA1 5AW
Website: www.somersetwildlife.org
Tel: 01823 652400
Email: [email protected]
Varied activities. Also available wildlife talks to youth groups (small fee required). The Wildlife Trust has family membership available and lots of activities for children and families to enjoy. Local Watch groups are specifically aimed at children - see Somerset earth Science Centre for contact details.

Stitch ‘n’ Bitch
A drop in group for knitters & sewers based on the worldwide phenomenon Stich ‘n’ Bitch.
The group meet on Tuesdays 6pm-9pm (except Christmas Day & New Years Day!)
Join the wool revolution, make friends, share knowledge and become a member of the Frome Knitterati!
All abilities including beginners welcome.
Cost: £3 suggested donation to Youth, Community & Refurbishment.
No need to book just turn up at the Merlin foyer.
Tel: 01373 465949
Website: www.merlintheatre.co.uk

Sustainable Frome
Sustainable Frome is a group of individuals and an Alliance of organisations, all interested in ways in which we can ensure that future generations can thrive in Frome. It’s about climate change and global warming, about campaigning to make sure green issues are addressed, about healthier food and cycling and all things similar.

We meet at the Edventure Hub - Park Hill Drive - every 1st Thursday at 7pm. NOT in August.  ALL AGES encouraged and welcomed
The website www.sustainablefrome.org.uk links to a discussion forum.
Email: [email protected]

Wassail Games Club
This is a board games club that meets every week at The George Hotel on a Thursday evening at 7pm. We also meet all day on the 2nd Sunday of the month! We play all sorts of board games from European games like Settlers and Carcassonne to more traditional games.
Everyone over the age of 16 is welcome and it is free!
Contact: Paul Jordan
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/wassailgamesclub/

Wessex Counselling Service
Children and young peoples’ service including a School Service tailored to your needs. At Wessex Counselling we have counsellors experienced in working with children and young people. Children and young people can experience a range of emotional difficulties. It can be very helpful for them to have some space to talk with an experienced children’s counsellor. Help at an early stage can increase the ability to learn and grow and alter the view a child has about the world and takes into adulthood.
Tel: 01373 453355
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.wessexcounsellingservice.co.uk

Wheels For All
Odd Down Playing Fields off Chelwood Drive, Bath BA2 2AX
Tel: 01225 396433
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/sport-leisure-and-parks/health-and-fitness/love2cycle-tour-britain/wheels-all
Helping children & adults with health and social needs to enjoy cycling using a wide range of adapted bikes, tri -cycles and hand bikes. Bikes include: balance bikes (great for pre-school age); single and double hand cycles; semi-recumbent trikes; wheelchair transporter bike; solo bikes.