Sport and leisure


Kings of Wessex Leisure CentreThe focal point for many sports in and around Cheddar is the Kings of Wessex Leisure Centre, which has a pool, with racket sport courts, a sports hall, plus dance studio and gym. It also offers facilities for disabled users. Open all year.

Tel: 01934 744939


Cheddar Football Club – click here for more details, tables and results

There are also nearby 5-a-side leagues.

Youth football
Cheddar has youth football teams in several Woodspring Junior Leagues from u9 to u16s. If you have a boy or girl in your family who would like to play football for Cheddar in any of the youth teams, please contact the junior club secretary Andy Micklewright.

Professional football teams in this area
Somerset has Yeovil Town, whilst in Bristol there are Bristol City and Bristol Rovers.

Cheddar Cricket Club  – in 2013 the club will have two teams in the Somerset Cricket League on Saturdays and a Sunday side in the North Somerset Cricket Conference. It also has teams at under-17, 15, 13 and 11 levels in the North Somerset Youth League.

Cheddar Rugby Club – welcomes all children from 6 to 15. Organises the annual Cheddar Rugby Tournament for Somerset.

The Strawberry Line Safe Paths For All

Olympic Sports
If you have been inspired by the Olympics, here are local clubs and facilities for those interested in Olympic sports:


Cheddar Running Club
Contact Lynda Kenchington: Tel 842040

Cheddar Tennis Club Club secretary, Jennie Colton: Tel 742703

Table Tennis Contact Joe Hogan: Tel 744115

Roundoak Badminton Club Contact Graham Nicholson: tel 842526

Wessex Badminton Club Contact G Burnell: Tel 742725

Winscombe Badminton Club Contact Sarah Wright: Tel 741875

Somerset Hockey

Cheddar Valley Youth Hockey Club

Cheddar Swimming Club Contact Kate Angus: Tel 744839

Cheddar Valley Youth Hockey Club Contact Tom Pearce: Tel 740298, or Ros Tyson: Tel 743510

High Flyers Trampoline Club (at Kings of Wessex Leisure Centre) – offering competitive and recreational lessons for children and adults. Contact Helen Moore: Tel 512929

Cheddar Tae Kwon-Do Club (at Kings of Wessex Leisure Centre) Contact Jane Lambert: Tel 01278 793422

Cheddar Judo Club Contact Phil Craddock: Tel 743288, or Carole Bradshaw: Tel 741858

Cheddar Valley Rifle Club – Club secretary: Tel 518098

Burnham BMX Club – Club secretary 07812 755398

Somerset Cycling web site

Sky Ride organised group cycling events around the country

Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (Cheddar Reservoir sailing and windsurfing)

Also see the Sports Academy at Kings Fitness and Leisure

Cheddar Indoor Bowling Club Contact Brian Crashley: Tel 743949

Draycott Short Mat Bowling Club Chairman, Steve Young: Tel 01749 870987

Isle of Wedmore Bowls Club (nearest bowls to Cheddar), Secretary Keith Pettit. Indoor and outdoor facilities. Tel: 733237

Cheddar Ki Aikido Club Contact Ray Sturdy: Tel 01278 780769

Cheddar Karate Club (at Kings of Wessex): Contact John Ward, Tel: 744410.

Cheddar Library

Cheddar Library is in Union Street by the Market Cross. Tel: 01934 742769.

Opening hours:
Monday: 9:30am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:30am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:30am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

For kids

Cheddar has no soft play areas, but an outdoor playground with swings and slides is available in Hannah More Park in the centre of the village. There are also play areas in the housing estates at Draycott Park and Hythe Wood.

Cheddar Skate Park – Sharpham Road, by the reservoir car park.


Cheddar’s cinema closed in 1958! Our nearest mainstream cinema is the Wells Film Centre which shows all the latest circuit films. Cheddar Arts also shows occasional films and there is a community cinema, The Roxy, in Axbridge.

Other activities

See the clubs page for details of many other activities in the area.


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