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Air Cadets

863 Thurston ATC

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Exciting and challenging outdoor activities and courses. Holds an annual recruitment evening at Thurston Community College. Supported by the RAF.

Age range: 12 - 20 yrs
More info: Facebook

Babies: Early Learning

Little Rainbows Sensory

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Unique range of sensory experiences for babies. Textures, sounds, smells colours, and more. Booking recommended.  

When:  Thursday mornings
Where:  New Green Community Centre
Age range: Babies 8 weeks-old to walking
Booking: Recommended
More info: Little Rainbows website



Babies & toddlers: Thurston Childcare

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Fun, stimulating centres run by qualified and caring staff. Happy environments where your little one will thrive. Ofsted registered.

Hatchlings: 3 - 24 mths
Church Road
Fledglings: 2 - 5 yrs
Pond Fields
When: Monday to Friday 
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
50 weeks per year
Email: thurstonpreschool@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: 01359 234993

Before & After School: Zoom Club

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When: 7:30 am - 8:50 am
3:20 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Thurston CE Primary Academy
Email: thurstonpreschool@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: 01359 234993

Circus Skills

Academy of Movement

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Classes and workshops for children and teenagers. Early booking advised.

When: Tuesday p.m.
Where: New Green Community Centre 
Age range: from 3 yrs 6mths
More info: Academy of Movement website

Creativity and Fun

Pint Sized Playtime

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Story-led yoga, ukulele singalongs, crafting and much more. Early booking advised.  

When: Mondays p.m.
(from 12 September)
Where: New Green Community Centre
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs
Email: nicki@pintsizedplaytime.co.uk
Phone: 07931 555223
More info: Facebook


Ellis Anais

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Classes for primary-school-aged children.  Early booked advised. 

Where: Thurston CE Primary Academy
Email: ellieanaisdance@gmail.com
Phone: Ellie 07415127619
More info: Ellie Anais website


Thurston Football Club

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Friendly, well run club for all ages. Always on the lookout for new players. Our juniors play at Thurston Community College. 


Phone: Richard Miles (Youth team) 07738 153422
Email: dominic.rolingson@hotmail.co.uk
More info: Club website

Fun on the Farm

Field of Dreams Farm

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Farm-based activity clubs for children and young people. Occasional open days: children can meet and feed the animals. Special events at Easter and Halloween. 

When: Days & times vary
Where: Beyton Road site
Phone: Sue 07590211124
More info: Field of Dreams website


Thurston Brownies

Fun and exciting challenges and opportunities for girls. Please register your daughter before attending for the first time. A waiting list may be in operation.

When: Wednesdays p.m.
Where:  Cavendish Hall
Age range: 7 - 10 yrs
More info: Girlguiding website

Horse Riding

Thurston & District Riding Club

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Based in Tostock Old Hall Livery Yard. Welcomes all ages & abilities. Family membership available. 

More info:  Riding Club website

Imaginative Play & Role Play

Little City

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Pop-up town designed for toddlers. Opportunities for dressing up, imaginative play and role play.  

When: 3rd Tuesday of the month (usually)
Where: New Green Community Centre
Age range: 0 - 4 yrs
More info: Little City website


Lego Club

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Come and join in the fun. The perfect way to keep your children entertained until it's time for Sunday lunch! 

When: Sunday a.m.
Where: Thurston Library
Age range: 3+
Phone: Library 01359 235048
More info: village events diary


Baby Bounce

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Songs and nursery rhymes, featuring mascot Oona the Owl.

When:  Wednesday a.m.
Where:  Thurston Library
Age range: 0 - 4 yrs
Bookings & enquiries: 01359 235048
More info: village events diary

Moo Music

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Moosical fun for your little ones. Singing, creative role play and instrument work, all set to original Moo Music Songs. Early booking advised.

When: Monday p.m.
Where: Cavendish Hall
Age range: Baby Moo: 0 - 18 mths

Mixed Moo: 6 mths - 4 yrs
More info: Moo Music website


1st Thurston Scout Group

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Outdoor activities and team-building for girls and boys aged 6 - 16.  Please let Melanie Johnson (Group Scout Leader) know before your child attends for the first time. A waiting list may be in operation. 

Beavers: Monday eve
Cubs & Scouts: Tuesday eve
Where: Cavendish Hall
Email: groupscoutleader@1stthurstonscouts.org
Phone: Melanie Johnson
01359 233039
07498 648071
More info: Scouting website

Soft Play

Coffee & Play

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Have a cuppa and relax while your little ones roam around a safe and secure soft play area. Limited places. Hosted by Bury Soft Play. 

When: Fridays (various times)
Where: New Green Community Centre
Age range: 0 - 4 yrs
More info: Bury Soft Play website

Teenagers: After School Club

Chat 'n' Chill Tuesdays

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Hang out in the library after school, do homework or chat to friends. Spaces for 8 people. Attendees must sign in and sign out at the staff desk. 

When: Tuesday p.m. (term-time only)
Where: Thurston Library
Age range: 11 - 16 yrs
Cost: Free


Toddler Group

Tiny Toes Thurston

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'Stay and play' fun for tots and tinies. Friendly and informal. Wide selection of toys, baby corner, craft activities and singalong session. First week free!

When: Thursday a.m. (term-time only)
Where: Cavendish Hall
Age range: 0 - 4 yrs
Phone: Kayleigh 07917 892730
More info: village events diary
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