Sports & Activities
Camelot Area u3a
The University of the Third Age (u3a) is a national organisation run by local groups. Camelot Area a3a membership is open to anyone in Castle Cary and the surrounding district who is no longer in full time employment. We meet at the Caryford Hall once a month for a talk given by a range of speakers on subjects such as travel, history, nature music etc.
We offer a variety of individual interest groups on a wide range of subjects such as Arts & Crafts, Reading and Poetry, Language skills, Photography & Rambling where members can share ideas, learn, create and improve their individual talents. These groups are run by the members and meet in a suitable venue such as Caryford Hall, The Shambles, Hadspen Village Hall or even in some of the members own homes either once a week, or once or twice a month.
We have over 250 members, many of which join one or more interest group and some just look forward to attending the monthly talk. If you would like more information about the u3a and our interest groups and maybe a membership registration form, please contact Brian Hunter our membership secretary or visit the Camelot Area u3a website
Family friendly martial arts club. Teaching from 5 years onwards
Martial Arts Club
WHEATHILL GOLF CLUB
Wheathill is an 18 hole parkland course comprising 5607 yards of gently undulating fairways along the River Cary. It is a ‘gem’ set in beautiful Somerset countryside’ just off the B3153 between Lydford on Fosse and Castle Cary. It may not be the longest or toughest of courses but Wheathill, with its unique hazards, offers a real challenge to golfers of all abilities. With 3 PGA Professionals the club has set itself up as a venue that can encourage you to learn, practice and enjoy playing golf and keep fit! As well as the main 18 hole course, the club boasts an 8 hole Academy Course and large driving range.
Wheathill is renowned for it’s friendly atmosphere and affordable fees: Membership (from £300) so you can obtain a handicap, play in competitions and improve your game while meeting new friends and enjoying a healthy walk! Green fees available daily for 18 holes (Pay & Play) £23 adults, £15 juniors. (Currently, visitors are asked to ring the Pro shop on the day they wish to play for any space as existing members may pre-book times in advance) Academy Course day tickets are £7 adults, £5 children and if you simply want to practice your drive, take a bucket of balls (approx 40) at just £4 down to the driving range and bash away!
Coaching is a big part of the club’s service. SkyTrack Launch Monitor, playing lessons on the course and club fitting appointments are just a few of the offerings. Great company demonstration days throughout the season so you can ‘try before you buy’ the latest equipment. Second hand clubs are traded in and also sold.
Individual and group lessons are available most days throughout the summer including lessons for juniors from 5 years old upwards! (whole or half day) and Wheathill is an accredited England Safegolf Golf facility.
The fully stocked pro shop sells:
• Ping, Taylormade, Callaway, Powakaddy, Under Armour, Footjoy
• Lesson vouchers for all standards from £15 p.p.
• 4 individual lessons for price of 3 = £60
The Clubhouse re-opened on 19th April (outside seating only 9am – 5pm) and on 17th May will be open for both inside & outside seating according to government rules. The patio now boasts a roof cover to enable social distancing and appreciation of the wonderful views across the parkland course, whatever the weather! Everyone is welcome (i.e. non golf players) for delicious, affordable food and drinks, including a breakfast menu. When all restrictions have been lifted, the clubhouse will once again be available to hire year round for social and business meetings. The Jubilee room is perfect for private functions for upto 30 people seated. The main clubhouse and bar can accommodate up to 70 people for social occasions.
Wheathill Golf Club, established for 28 years in beautiful parkland, offers both membership and ‘Pay and Play’ and lessons for all generations. The friendly clubhouse is open to everybody – not just golf players!
Every Monday 1pm-1:30pm;
Millbrook Surgery, Castle Cary;
Free to all patients;
A fun session of chair based exercise to music to help improve flexibility, boost confidence, and promote overall well-being
For further information please contact:
Steph (Health Coach at Millbrook Surgery) on 01963 350210
Tai Chi is an easy exercise and the best exercise you can do to improve your health and wellbeing. Come along and give it a try.
Jo Webb is a qualified Volunteer Tai Chi Instructor. Classes in the Methodist Church Hall Friday 10-11
No need to book but if you have any queries contact Jo on 01749 342035
A suggested donation of £ 3 is requested to cover costs
Tai Chi for Health
The Balsam Centre offers services that are simple to access, enjoyable, and with benefits we hope will last you a lifetime!
We run various activities from health walks – long and short, buggy walks, a Men’s Shed, a Women’s Shed, games club, twins group, breastfeeding support group, baby and toddler groups, a café once a week, IT drop-ins and courses, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Hubbub cafe, Dementia group, youth cafe – groups for anyone from 0 to 99!
We also have other organisations that use space in the building – so the CAT bus is here along with the Health Visitors, and Citizens Advice Bureau come in every Monday.
If you are using a SATNAV to get here, use the BA9 9PA postcode, turn off the High Street for the Memorial Hall. Follow the road around to the right and The Balsam Centre is on the left.
A community charity and hub for various activities and services.
Clubs running throughout the school holidays, and after school clubs such as gymnastics & climbing.
See our website for up to date details.