Did you know that by hiring our facilities you are also supporting our charitable work in the local community?

The YMCA Bournemouth mini bus is available for social purposes and can be picked up from St Christopher’s Church in Southbourne.

Details and Cost:

  • 17 person capacity (including driver’s seat)
  • £60.00 per day (plus replacing diesel used)

Driver Requirements:

A driver must be ‘named’ and this person must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Unless the minibus is being used to transport children/young people or for commercial purposes, anyone awarded their driving licence prior to 1 January 1997 is likely to be able to drive the minibus without additional qualifications or permits. People awarded their licences after this date will probably need a ‘PCV licence’. However, the requirements are complicated so please read our Driver Requirements leaflet carefully. Please call us if you have questions.
  • The Driver Safety Checklist must be completed.
  • A scan or photocopy of the named driver’s driving licence (photo card only) will be required.
  • We also need access to your driving licence details via the ‘share my driving licence’ website at gov.uk/view-driving-licence. Once the process is completed you’ll be given a ‘Check code’ to send to us.


The minibus is based in the car park at St Christopher’s Church, Arnewood Road, Bournemouth BH6 5DW

How to Book

Before completing any forms, we recommend you contact Mark Inkpen via email mark.inkpen@ymcabournemouth.org.uk to check availability. Please then submit the above documents and complete and submit a Booking Form.

Other Facilities for Hire

The Stourvale CentreSandyholmeYMCA WintonThe Hinton RoomThe Junction – HireLifewise Sports Hall – HireFusion Youth Centre – HireTownsend Youth Centre – HireClassroom Bus

Local Training Courses

Did you know that YMCA Bournemouth provide a range of essential low-cost training courses for local businesses, churches and other organisations? From First Aid at Work to Safeguarding, Manual Handling and more, you can find the full list of our training courses here.

How You Can Help Us!

We are a charity and any help you can offer us, whether it be a donation, taking part in one of our fundraising events or volunteering your time, is hugely appreciated. Thank you!

We have rooms and facilities to hire across Dorset. Since 2018, over 30,000 local people made use of them.

About YMCA Bournemouth

We work across five key areas – Housing & Support, Family & Relationships, Youth Work, Training & Education, and Health & Wellbeing – to enable people in our local community to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit.

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St Christopher’s Church
Arnewood Road

01202 290 451 ext 4039