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A charity funded facility offering Health, Fitness, Outdoor Activity and Clubs for the local community.

COACH is a charity promoting community values in an active and sporting environment.

Situated in the very heart of Taunton, the Centre for Outdoor Activity & Community Hub (COACH) is the home to a number of local clubs that offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor adventure activities, classes and events. Its location, in Taunton’s French Weir Park, links 69 acres (28 hectares) of public green space at Longrun Meadow with the River Tone and Taunton’s town centre and is accessible to all.

Activities at COACH Taunton


COACH has appointed outdoor provision experts Channel Adventure CIC to deliver a diverse range of adventurous activities, outdoor education and personal development programmes.

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Applebees Fitness


Applebees Fitness are our health and fitness provider at COACH offering highly motivating, fun and adaptable personal training sessions, classes and other well-being courses.

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The Weir Café

The Weir is an independent coffee shop serving quality coffees, teas, home-made cakes and light lunches. The café is child and dog-friendly and offers a comfy, relaxing environment for catching up with friends.

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Clubs and activities

COACH’s ethos is all about getting people of all ages active to enhance their physical and mental wellbeing. COACH is home to a range of sports clubs and activity providers so why not join in with some of the following classes and activities.

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The Parkroom

The Parkroom is an impressive event space overlooking the River Tone, which is a perfect venue for corporate away-days, meetings and workshops. Room hire starts at just £32.

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About the COACH Community Centre

The Centre for Outdoor Activity & Community Hub is a large purpose built building sited within Taunton’s French Weir Park, but its clever design ensures that it is in no way overbearing. Designed by architects Reed Holland Associates, COACH replaces a former toilet block with an attractive, sustainable town centre facility on the banks of the River Tone.

Our aims

  • to establish and develop a youth, community, activity and education hub;
  • to engage young people and the wider community in healthy and active lifestyles, outdoor and/or community activities;
  • to promote lifelong learning through partnerships with local providers, meeting the needs of the community;
  • to engender community spirit and self-worth; and
  • to support satellite sporting/outdoor activity clubs from the Hub.