We believe every young person should have someone they can trust

The Townsend project engages children and young people in activities which create positive social relations within the community.

We currently have three groups running each week:

  • Wednesday evenings from 5-6pm
    A project for children aged 5-8 years old (no charge)
  • Wednesday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm
    A project for children and young people aged 8-13 years old (no charge)
  • Saturday from 11am-1pm
    This group is for children and young people aged 8-13 years old (30p per person)

Activities include:

  • Cooking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Sports & Video Games

Townsend Youth Club

Townsend Youth Centre is also the venue for Townsend Youth Club, which offers twice-weekly open-access sessions for young people aged 13-19 years old on Monday and Thursday evenings. Click here for full details.

Youth Clubs

In addition to Townsend Youth Club, we operate Fusion Youth Club in central Bournemouth, Pokesdown Youth Club at The Stourvale Centre and Branksome Youth Club in Poole. For further details 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.

Holiday Clubs

On occasion, Townsend Youth Centre becomes a venue for one of our Holiday Clubs for children aged 5-11. Click here for details as to current Holiday Clubs and locations.

Facilities for Hire

The building is available for hire. Ideal for meetings, parties, social events and more, the venue offers a bright open-plan area with sofas, a pool table and kitchen facilities included. There’s also a room available for small fitness/boxing classes.

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

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, over 180 children and young people were supported by The Townsend Project

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The Chatterbox Project

Townsend Youth Centre is also one of the venues for The Chatterboxes, our youth action project run by young people with disabilities aged 11-25 years old from Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. The Townsend session is for young people aged 11-18 years old and takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm.

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Townsend Youth Centre
Jewell Road

01202 084984