WHAT’S ON FOR YOUNGSTERS (10-18 yrs old)

There is plenty going on for young people (aged 10 and upwards) in Keyham and the surrounding areas. See below for a range of fun events taking place throughout the week:

Wolseley Wanderer’s Youth Group Meets every Tuesday from 5.15pm to 6.45pm at the Wolseley Community Hub. The club is suitable for ages eight to 13

8th Plymouth Boys Brigade The brigade meets at Ford Baptist Church and there are groups for various ages including 11 to 14-year-olds and 14 to 18-year-olds

1st Keyham (St Mark) Scout Group Join one of a number of scout groups aimed at different ages throughout the week from its headquarters in Knowle Avenue

Ford Youth and Community Centre If you are aged 11 to 17-years-old you are entitled to train with professionals and attend the centre’s free youth gym sessions

Character Creation Roleplaying Twelve to 16-year-olds can enjoy free Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying games on Sundays from 10.15am to 12.45pm in a safe and welcoming environment at the Wolseley Community Hub

Exim Dance Company Offering free dance sessions for 11 to 16-year-olds in Keyham, North Prospect and Stonehouse

Keyham Kolts Football Club The club has many different age appropriate teams as well as a an all-inclusive football team for youngsters with autism

The Ministry of Martial Arts The kickboxing and taekwondo club for different ages runs classes at the Wolseley Community Hub, Jan Cutting Wellbeing Hub in Beacon Park Road and College Road Primary School.

And here’s some forthcoming events and activities which you might like in Plymouth:

The Barbican Theatre has plenty of opportunities for youngsters including its summer season of events: A Music Launchpad (Mondays, 5-9pm) aimed at honing your skills in songwriting, music production, promotion and performing; Stories of Rebels Who Have Changed the World (Tuesdays, 5pm-9pm) where you’ll be focusing on those icons that changed the music, dance and social scene through various art forms; and Stranger Things Have Happened (Wednesdays, 5pm-9pm) in which you’ll be creating a show with a professional team.

The National Marine Park Big Blue Splash is coming to Plymouth Sound on 23 and 24 July, 2022. It will give locals the chance to try out an amazing range of activities on, in and next to the ocean and you’ll be able to enjoy taster sessions including paddleboarding, kayaking, guided snorkelling and open water swimming. Onshore activities include: rock pooling, art workshops and the chance to try e-bikes.

Plymouth Karting is Devon & Cornwall’s only indoor Karting and Laser Tag centre, claiming to be “home to the fastest indoor karts in the South West!” In the school holidays it extends its opening hours, starting at noon on weekdays instead of 2pm. You have to be eight years and upwards for the Karts and six years and upwards for the Laser Tag.

Adrenalin Adventure Park is stuffed full of trampolines and inflatables plus a ninja warrior course for children over the age of 12 to compete against each other. There’s also a disco on Friday and Saturday nights between 6pm to 8pm.

You might also be interested in:

Plymouth charity Barefoot’s youth project Offering youth sessions and a range of projects in Ernesettle, Whitleigh and St Budeaux/Kings Tamerton.

HELP, SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE

If you require help and support for a variety of emotional, mental and practical issues then please visit the Support and Care page of the Plymouth Together website

There is also the Plymouth-Directory-of-Services where you’ll find such useful information as: suggestions for education and training for post 16-year-olds; careers advice and apprenticeship opportunities; groups for youngsters on the autistic spectrum and young carers; youth clubs and university information

The Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre in Beacon Park Road also hosts Employment, Education and training drop-in session with Careers South West every Monday and Thursday from 1pm to 4.30pm

Plymouth boasts numerous sports activities, centres and clubs for all ages. To find out more click here

Plymouth Council’s Community Connections Youth Team work with young people who are aged between 11 to 19-years-old (up to 25 years where there is a specific additional need or disability). Click on this link to find information about youth centres and specialist groups.

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