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Open-Access Sessions – Tuesdays

Pokesdown Youth Club’s open-access session takes place every Tuesday evening between 6pm and 8pm at The Stourvale Centre in Pokesdown.

A community partnership, the club provides open-access opportunities for young people aged 13-16 years of age to develop their skills through non-formal education and training.

The project aims to engage young people in meaningful activities in their own neighbourhood.

The activities during sessions can include one-to-one support with youth workers as well as providing young people a safe space to hang out, explore their potential and build confidence.

Activities are accredited and include:

  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Life Skills
  • Volunteering
  • Arts & Crafts

Sessions are £1 per person.

Youth Clubs

As well as Pokesdown Youth Club, we run, Townsend Youth Club near Castlepoint. For details of our youth activities across Dorset, please view our Timetable or 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.

Facilities for Hire

The Stourvale Centre building that hosts the youth club has a number of rooms and facilities for hire, including a spacious multi-purpose hall, a professional training kitchen and two large leisure rooms.

To enquire, please use the form below or call 01202 084984. Or you can explore YMCA Bournemouth’s entire range of Facilities for Hire.

Holiday Clubs

The Stourvale Centre is also one of the venues for our Holiday Clubs for children aged 5-11. Click here for details.

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

The Stourvale Centre

The Stourvale Centre is a modern facility near Pokesdown station that houses both Pokesdown & Southbourne Children’s Centre and Pokesdown Youth Club. When not in use for those purposes, the building offers a variety of rooms and facilities for hire including the generously sized Stourvale Hall.

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Pokesdown Youth Club
The Stourvale Centre
108 Stourvale Road

07827 848478