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Open-Access Sessions – Tuesdays

Branksome Youth Club offers two open-access sessions at The Branksome Centre on Tuesdays. The first is designed for young people aged 10-13 years and takes place from 3.15-5.15pm; the second is for ages 13-18 and runs from 6pm to 8pm.

The youth club is an exciting partnership project between YMCA Bournemouth and Poole Communities Trust, who own and manage The Branksome Centre.

Young people in both sessions are provided a safe place in which to make friends, listen to music, enjoy food, play games, have fun and learn outside a formal setting.

Weekly sessions focus on sports, arts and crafts and/or particular themed sessions on local, national and international issues, such as mental health, friendship and bullying.

Various trips are also part of the project and have included trips to Harry Potter World and to an ice rink.

Sessions are £1 per person.

Youth Clubs

In addition to Branksome Youth Club, we run Pokesdown Youth Club at The Stourvale Centre, Townsend Youth Club near Castlepoint and Fusion Youth Club in central Bournemouth. For further details, please Contact Us on the form below.

Ambition Quality Kitemark

We are proud to have achieved the Ambition Quality Bronze national kitemark recognising safe, good quality youth provision.

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!

In 2018, 301 young people benefitted from our youth clubs and specialist projects every week

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Our Facilities

The Branksome Centre is owned and managed by the Poole Communities Trust. All the other youth clubs that we run within Dorset are situated in buildings directly managed by YMCA Bournemouth.

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Branksome Youth Club
The Branksome Centre
Recreation Rd
BH12 2BQ

01202 084984