The Avon Wildlife Trust is the largest membership-based wildlife organisation in the area, dedicated to promoting and protecting wildlife.
We are a group of volunteers who came together in summer 2014 with the aim of improving Frampton Cotterell by planting bulbs and flowers around our village
Our funding comes from grants, donations and our own fund raising activities. We have also received generous gifts from local businesses and residents who have been wholly supportive of our efforts.
We are always happy to welcome new volunteers to our group. Anyone wishing to join the group can contact us via our website.
Join in the fun! Help the Friends of Ridge Wood manage this much valued, wildlife-rich woodland. All are welcome - we work hard but have lots of parties!
The National Garden Scheme is proud to say that 80% of money raised through opening gardens goes to health charities.
In our area, Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath there are almost 40 gardens to choose from, all described in the local 'Yellow book.' In South Gloucestershire 7 very different gardens open to visitors providing 'Great Gardens, Great Cakes!' Some will open for groups, at a time to suit you, 'By Arrangement'.
Details of all the gardens can be found on the National Garden Scheme website below, or you can download the smartphone app. On both you can search for gardens opening within the distance you are prepared to travel. So why not go ahead and plan the gardens you would like to visit?
The huge benefits of gardens and gardening to health and well being are now well recognised. You may feel you would like to become involved in this inspiring organisation. It's possible to volunteer in a small way by helping with serving teas, or you may even feel that your own garden could be enjoyed by others. Seeing the pleasure on visitors' faces and sharing your endeavours with others, whilst helping the NGS charities, has a huge 'feel good factor.'
To find out more, contact the County Organiser, Su Mills by phone or email.
Tel: 01454 615438
Latteridge Hill, Latteridge BS37 9TS
Tel: 07849 065551
Tel: 07766 023921
Mobile service to Thornbury, Yate and Sodbury areas
Tel: 07538 184934
We arrange walks each weekend as well as midweek evenings in the summer. The area and length of the walk varies greatly and members also arrange occasional weekends away.
We have regular social events such as skittles evenings, quiz nights, barbecues and the like, and there is always a Christmas dinner.
However, we are more than just a walking club. The Ramblers is a registered charity and one of its aims is to campaign to keep the footpath network open.
Southwold Ramblers is a local group of the Ramblers' Association (RA). The group is based in the Yate and Chipping Sodbury area of South Gloucestershire; however, our walks take us to many different locations.
The group organises rambles (approx 4-15 miles) on a regular programme throughout the year, during the week and at weekends.
Tortworth Forest Centre is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which aims to improve lives by reconnecting people with nature, through conservation, wellbeing programmes, outdoor events, courses and volunteering opportunities.
The Centre is based at Tortworth Arboretum, a historically and culturally rich woodland. There is huge potential to bring this unique place back to use and to share it with people who want to learn about woodlands and develop outdoor skills - so get in touch if you want to be a part of it.
Tortworth Arboretum, off Tortworth Road, Tortworth GL12 8HH
Tel: 07717 201 329
The warmth and exhilaration of flower rich meadows, secretive ancient woodlands and wooded grassland plateaux are all found on a visit to Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve to the south of Yate.
Between Cherington and Besom Lane, Yate
Organised by The Forest of Avon Trust, Woodland Wellbeing is a group where people with dementia and their carers can relax together and enjoy being in nature.
We meet fortnightly in small groups. We go with the flow of what interests you, from short walks to cooking on the fire, trying art or crafts or simply listening to the birds and enjoying a cuppa.
To find out more and book your space, click below or call/text .
Tel: 07855 560856
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the Pop Inn cafe 7.30-9.30pm. The summer meetings in May-Aug are generally evening visits to other gardens. The membership is £7 per year. Visitors are welcome for a small admission fee. For more information, please phone Jane.
Tel: 01454 317596
Yate Town Council hosts Yate Rocks! each year - it's a free musical festival for all the family, with dance from local clubs and academies.
There are children's games and activities, arts & crafts and community stalls offering a wide range of local products and novelties, and drinks stalls providing different alcoholic beverages alongside a variety of catering units for food and refreshments.
Kingsgate Park, Yate BS37 4EP