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Open-Access Sessions – Mondays & Thursdays

Townsend Youth Club offers twice-weekly open-access sessions for young people aged 13-19 years on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8.30pm.

The project aims to engage young people in meaningful activities in their own neighbourhood. Youth workers provide support on topics such as healthy relationships, emotional resilience and CV writing.

Activities include:

  • Cooking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Pool
  • Boxing
  • Football

Sessions are free of charge.

Youth Clubs

As well as Townsend Youth Club, we run Fusion Youth Club in central Bournemouth, Pokesdown Youth Club and Branksome Youth Club in Poole. For deatils 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

Townsend Youth Centre, situated near Castlepoint shopping centre, offers a range of rooms and facilities for hire including a bright, open-plan area with sofas and a pool table, a kitchen facility and a small fitness studio.

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

Townsend Children’s Project

For younger children, Townsend Youth Centre is also the venue for a number of sessions for children aged 5-13 under the banner of the Townsend Children’s Project.

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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YMCA Youth Work

Townsend Youth Centre serves as the headquarters for our youth team who create a range of opportunities to support and engage young people across Dorset, including The Chatterbox Project shown here.

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Townsend Youth Club
Townsend Youth Centre
191 Jewell Rd

01202 084984