After School Activities

2484 (Bassingbourn) Squadron Air Training Corps

Bassingbourn Barracks Military youth organisation provides flying, gliding, adventure training, sports, target shooting, and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Aged 12+
Mon & Weds 6.45 - 9.45pm

01763 249156
Angels Autism & ADHD Support

Angels supports families of children with Autistic Spectrum Condition and/or ADHD.

  • Group meetings, workshops and individual support for parents/ carers
  • Find support
  • Share ideas, experiences and concerns
  • Reduce isolation
  • Help your child reach their potential

Parent Online support sessions available, details on the website

01462 685150
Army Cadet Force (Royston 12 Platoon)

Looking for Action, Adventure, Friendship, and fun, then why not join the Army Cadets. Becoming an Army Cadet has heaps of benefits. The most obvious being that you get to take part in loads of exciting and challenging activities such as fieldcraft, adventure training, first aid, music, sports and shooting, to name but a few.

12 - 17 years
Royston Army Cadets parade Wednesdays, 7 to 9.30pm.

12 Platoon, Dodkin Hut, Tannery Drift, Royston SG8 5DE

01992 582423
Associated Karate Schools (AKS)

Professional karate tuition for children and adults in Royston, Bishop's Stortford & Cambourne

Royston classes are held at the Coombes Community Centre and the Catholic Church Hall and are taught by Sensei Rafal Ratuszniak 2nd Dan.

Please visit our website for full details and to book a place for a free trial lesson.

We look forward to teaching you soon.

Aged 5+
Monday - Coombes Community Centre
Friday - Royston Catholic Church Hall

Sensei Anthony Barrett, 07929 100612
Barley Tennis Club Coaching

Coaching available for anyone, you don't have to be a member.
Clubs Sessions are held three times a week: Tuesday mornings 10.30am - 12am Thursday evenings in the spring/summer from 5pm Sunday mornings 10am - 12am)
On the Tennis Courts at The Plaistow, Church End, Barley, Herts SG8 8JW

Junior coaching - 5+

Holiday Clubs available

01763 849 299
Bassingbourn Judo Club

The Club teaches Judo and associated Budo Arts.

Wednesdays,  12+yrs from 7pm.

Bassingbourn Sports Centre

Richard Drage 01763 838203 / 07860 331081

A safe and friendly Youth football club for children from Bassingbourn and surrounding villages.
We run a very successful Saturday soccer development for 4-6 year olds and are a thriving and friendly club running league teams from under 7’s through to U18’s.
All enquiries very welcome.

Dance Matters

Inclusive Ballet and Tap classes in Bassingbourn for children and adults


07957 103093
Girlguiding Royston District

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers. For girls 5–18 years. Help run a unit or volunteer with us from 16 +.
The social side of Girlguiding for 18+ is Trefoil Guild.
Headquarters: Christon Hall, Garden Walk, Royston, SG8 7HP.
Through fun, friendship and adventure we empower our members to discover they can do anything!

Contact Anna Bond


Junior Park Run

Free, family-friendly, volunteer-run event for children ages 4-14. Run or walk 2k run around the Wimpole Estate Junior Parkrun course, every Sunday 9-10am - all welcome!
Wimpole Estate, Arrington, SG8 OBW

Kickboxing & Kung Fu – GMax Academy

A not-for-profit club for Kickboxing and Kung Fu, ages 7-adult.

Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Various locations in Royston.

Glen, 07563 755199
Kumon Maths & English

Kumon after-school programmes for children of all ages and abilities help build confidence and study-skills.

ages 5 - 15
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Catholic Church Hall, Melbourn Road, Royston SG8 7DB

Sally McMeekin 01763 787991

Second Saturday of the month. 2-3pm.
Royston Library, Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JN

Call 0300 123 4049 for more information

0300 123 4049
Lego Club SEN

Open to all families who have a child with additional needs and their siblings. Come meet fellow parents who truly understand your journey.
Let the kids make a mess somewhere that isn’t your house (winning!)

Also, you can hire out Lego, ideal for keeping kids occupied at parties, weddings, christenings etc.

Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston  SG8 5PT. First Saturday of the month, 2-4pm

To book, email

Limitless Academy of Performing Arts

Dance, drama, acting, singing and musical theatre classes and workshops for children and adults.

Aged 6+
Saturday and Sunday

9 Melbourn Rd, Royston, Herts. SG8 7BP

0330 124 6868
Little Ruggers

Little Ruggers provides Rugby Based Sports Classes for Girls and Boys aged 2-8 years across Herts, Beds and Cambs.


Saturday Classes - Coombes Community Centre, Burns Road, Royston

Puma class (2-3.5 years) – 8:00am – 8:45am.

Jaguar class (3.5-5 years) – 8:55am – 9:40am.

Lion class (5-8 years) – 9:50am – 10:35am.

Puma class (2-3.5 years) – 10:45am – 11.30am.

Jaguar class (3.5-5 years) – 11:40am – 12:25pm.


07956 238709
McSplash Swimming Club

MC Splash Swim Club is a friendly, non-competitive club, and though we don't compete in external competitions, we do hold our own annual in-house gala each year.

Fri's 6-10pm, For ages 8 - 21+ (i.e. Masters class)

Contact Jenny Brackley, 01763 244593
Melbourn Dynamos Football Club

Melbourn Dynamos FC - Cambridgeshire FA Club of the Year 2021. We are an inclusive community Club with over twenty male, female and mixed teams and we are proud to offer everyone the same opportunities from age three upwards.

Aged 3+



Contact Blake Carrington, 07730 488743
Melbourn Judo Club

We hold internal gradings and club championships each term. The club is affiliated to the British Judo Association, which is the Sport’s National Governing Body, and is a very active member club of the Eastern Area, taking part in numerous competitions and training events each year.

Session times:
9.00am – 10.00am: Group 1 for younger and less experienced players (approx. 6 – 7 years)
10.00 to 11.15: Group 2 for older and improvers (approx 7 – 9 years)
11.15 to 12.45: Group 3 for the more experienced players (approx 10 years +, seniors also welcome)

6.00pm -7.00pm: Must be in groups 2 or 3 or of equivalent standard

8:00pm – 10.00pm: Seniors and experienced Juniors (13 years +)

Royston Leisure Centre
Woodcock Road
Royston SG8 7XT

Contact 01763 241830, 07974 445710
Melbourn Sports Centre

The Sports Centre has a swimming pool, squash courts, gym and outside courts for local use.

For Children it has Swimming lessons and a Holiday Club for 5 - 13 year olds

The Centre also host Birthday parties


Melbourn Village College
The Moor
Nr Royston
Herts SG8 6EF

01763 263313
Mini Ballers Basketball

Weekly Basketball classes for 2 – 9 year olds

Wizards (2 – 3.5 years), Saturday 8.45 - 9.30am King James Academy Junior Site
Kings (3.5 - 5 years), Saturday 9.35 - 10.20am King James Academy Junior Site
Warriors (5-7 years), Saturday 10.25am - 11.10am King James Academy Junior Site
Giants (7-9 years), Saturday 11.15 - 12pm King James AcademyJunior Site

Mini Crows – Royston Town Youth FC

Fun age-appropriate football sessions for children aged 3-6 years on Fridays

Please do contact the club for availability in sessions or to be added to the waiting list

Pathways to Learning

Free tutoring in English and Maths for students who are struggling at school.

For families who receive Free School Meals.

Located at The Old Schoolhouse, 4 Market Hill, Royston, SG8 9JL

Tuesdays and Thursdays


Tuesdays from 3:30 pm in term time.

Drama, dance and singing classes for children 4+

Located at The Old Schoolhouse, 4 Market Hill, Royston, SG8 9JL

Reed Cricket Club

All Stars Programme (Sundays 10am - 12noon).

Colts aged 7+ playing U9's , U11's & U13's  & U15's

Herts & Cambs.  Adults 3 Teams on Saturdays  in Saracens Herts Cricket Leagues.

Sundays friendlies & National Village Cup.

New members both playing or non playing of all ages welcome. Adults  evening training see website.  Reed Cricket Club, The Green, Reed, SG8 8AX

Contact Richard Robertson, 07557 539076

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