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The streets and green spaces of Keyham are becoming safer places for young people to live, work and play. “Keyham has such low levels of crime and so many brilliant facilities and opportunities, making it the perfect area to get out and try something new in a safe and supportive environment,” said police sergeant Jon Davison of the Keyham Policing Team. “It is absolutely fantastic to see so many great activities available for young people in Keyham, Ford and the surrounding areas. We urge youngsters to try some of the activities, have some fun and make new friends, and they may even get to meet the Keyham Policing Team as we often come along to say hello and sometimes get involved ourselves!“
Indeed, 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
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 National Marine Aquarium has plenty going on throughout the week including Snorkel at the Aquarium which is a great-sounding activity allowing intrepid explorers to immerse yourselves in the aquarium’s biggest tank and swim amongst the stingrays, sharks and giant green turtles!
The Barbican Theatre also has plenty of workshops and classes for youngsters in its busy programme including ReBels Music Weekly Session aimed at 15 years and over. ReBels Music is funded by Youth Music and supports the growth of musical talent in our city. Not only for those who want to perform but those who want to record, produce, market and design tours that promote their work.
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.