May 10, 2024

Booking now open: May and Summer Outdoor Activities 2024!

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We are pleased to announce that booking for our May and Summer Outdoor Activities is now live!

Join Young Bristol and experience the thrill of the great outdoors! With a range of activities on offer, from paddling Bristol's own Harbourside to climbing through an underground adventure, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Book your Outdoor Activities sessions here!

3 Day Wet, Wild and Wicked - £120pp

This is an intensive programme of back to back activities. From navigating through caves to mastering paddleboarding, rock climbing, archery, kayaking, bushcraft, and orienteering challenges, experience a wide range of adventures and activities. Find out more information and book your Wet, Wild and Wicked session here.

  • Wednesday 24th July 2024 - Friday 26th July 2024
  • Tuesday 30th July 2024 - Thursday 1st August 2024
  • Monday 12th August 2024 - Wednesday 14th August 2024
  • Tuesday 20th August 2024 - Thursday 22nd August 2024

Paddle Power Development Course - £80pp

Two days of back to back activities, embarking on a development course, tailored for young adventurers who are eager to advance their canoeing and kayaking skills. Previous attendance to a Half Day Kayaking session is recommended to make the most of this opportunity. Find out more information and book your Paddle Power Development Course here.

  • Monday 5th August 2024 - Tuesday 6th August 2024
  • Tuesday 20th August - Wednesday 21st August 2024

Full Day Wet and Wild - £45pp

Channel your inner Robin Hood as you learn archery skills and embrace the art of bushcraft, alongside cooking over an open fire. Then experience the aquatic thrills with kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding across Bristol's iconic Harbour. Find out more information and book your Wet and Wild session here.

  • Thursday 8th August 2024
  • Tuesday 13th August 2024

Full Day Wet and Wicked - £45pp

Spend the day with us learning about the basic paddling techniques and enjoy playing fun, confidence-building games that encourage balance, agility and teamwork. You will continue to work with your team mates to build a raft and paddle your team to victory. Find out more information and book your Wet and Wicked session here.

  • Tuesday 23rd July 2024
  • Friday 2nd August 2024
  • Friday 9th August 2024
  • Thursday 15th August 2024
  • Thursday 22nd August 2024

Half Day Kayaking - £20pp

A perfect session for beginners, and those with a little experience. Spend the session learning about the basic paddling techniques and take part in fun, confidence-building games that encourage balance, agility and teamwork. Find out more information and book your Half Day Kayaking session here.

  • Friday 31st May 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 24th July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 29th July 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday 30th July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 5th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 7th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 12th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 19th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Friday 23rd August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Half Day Paddleboarding - £20pp

A perfect session for beginners, and those with a little experience. Spend the session with us learning about the basic paddling techniques and enjoy playing fun, confidence-building games that encourage balance, agility and teamwork. Find out more information and book your Half Day Paddleboaring session here.

  • Wednesday 29th May 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday 30th May 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 29th July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 31st July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 7th August 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Monday 12th August 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Wednesday 14th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Monday 19th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Friday 23rd August 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Half Day Caving - £20pp

A perfect session for beginners, and those with a little experience. Explore an underground labyrinth with lots of twists and turns, gentle and more challenging climbs and crawls. From large inviting entrances to a superman’s squeeze, Adventure underground while having fun, building confidence and seeing unique rock formations all under the illumination of nothing but your head torch. Find out more information and book your Half Day Caving session here.

  • Monday 29th July 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday 8th August 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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May 20, 2024

Young people visit Glastonbury Festival!

This month, we were pleased to take a number of young people who attend our Community Youth Clubs and Outdoor Employment Programme to visit Glastonbury Festivals site!

We are pleased to be partnered with Glastonbury Festival this year, with a number of our trainees attending the Outdoor Employment Programme volunteering at the festival!

Last week, Glastonbury invited a number of our young people to join them on the festivals site! Young people received a full site tour and were able to see behind the scenes as well as the iconic stages being built!

After an amazing tour of the site, the group then went on to paint bins that are planned to be used across the site! Young people and staff got stuck in and painted some incredible and creative designs.

I knew bin painting would get the young ones really engaged but I was also pleasantly surprised to see how much the older trainees and enjoyed getting stuck in. It was really great to hear the comments on the coach home about how much they really enjoyed the day!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Glastonbury Festival for inviting our young people to leave their mark at this years festival. We hope to continue working together and hope to get involved with future activities on offer!

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May 2, 2024

Computershare volunteer at Ashton Vale Club for Young People

Last week, we were delighted to invite the "Internal Audit" team from Computershare to Ashton Vale Club for Young People. The group of generous volunteers dedicated their day to help improve our facilities for the benefit of young people.

After a long winter, with some severe weather conditions, Ashton Vale needed a makeover, making sure our youth club was ready for young people use and enjoy throughout the upcoming Summer months!

Eight incredible staff members from Computershare joined us at Ashton Vale, where they helped us to created a safer and cleaner environment. During the day, the team got involved with a number of indoor and outdoor tasks. The group started the day outside, helping us to rake grass, clearing leaves from the drive, jet washing the drive, cutting hedges and weeding any unwanted or dead plants around the club.

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April 23, 2024

Outdoor Employment Programme take part in Super Sliders event!

Over the weekend, young people from our Outdoor Employment Programme took part in the Super Sliders Bronze and Silver programmes!

What a great way for our Outdoor Employment Programme to start their weekend! A small group of our trainees travelled to the University of Bath's Training Village, where they took part in the Super Sliders Bronze and Silver programme. The team from Super Sliders had prepared a day full of activities for young people to get involved with and enjoy!

The programme started off with some "off-track" activities, where the group talked to Tabitha Stoecker and Patrick Atkin from Britain's Olympic Bobsleigh team! During this workshop, the group learnt about different bobsleigh equipment and were taught about a range of bobsleigh techniques!

The workshop continued onto some "on-track" activities, where the group put their learning into practice by using the bobsleigh equipment on the track. Young people all had the opportunity to push themselves down the track and improve their bobsleigh technique!

It was great to see our group of trainees try out new sports and push themselves out of their comfort zone! A huge thank you to Super Sliders for inviting us along to their most recent programme! We look forward to taking part in the next one soon!

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April 18, 2024

Young Bristol's Easter Holiday Provision 2024!

This Easter half term, we saw two weeks of Open Access and Holiday Clubs delivered across our Community Youth Clubs and Outdoor Activity Centre. We worked with new and existing young people, providing them with enriching opportunities and a hot, healthy meal!

Young Bristol's Easter Holiday Clubs, for young people aged 8-19, were located in 6 locations across the city, where our Community Youth Club staff and Outdoor Activities team ran extended evening sessions for young people! Our team were able to provide young people with a number of exciting activities, a free prepared meal and a safe space to have fun! Our programmes were free for all to attend, with a focus on those in receipt of free school meals!

This Easter, Young Bristol saw:

  • 482+ contacts with young people
  • 29+ open access and holiday club sessions delivered
  • 50+ Free School Meals young people engaged with
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April 16, 2024

Young Bristol's Creative Writing Competition winners 2024!

We are delighted to announce that Peyton from Hartcliffe Club for Young People and Orla from The Grove @ Bedminster Down are the winners of our 2024 Creative Writing competition!

Last month, we hosted a Creative Writing competition across our Community Youth Club network. Young people from each club were encouraged to write a short poem or story to be entered into our competition. The creative pieces were shortlisted by Club Leader's and submitted to our judges

We received 8 shortlisted entries from across our club network, our judges chose a senior and junior winner from the range of amazing creative writing skills that were showcased in the competition!

The winner from our junior age group is Orla from The Grove @ Bedminster Down and the winner of our senior age group is Peyton from Hartcliffe Club for Young People! The pair were awarded with a framed and printed copy of their written piece and a £15 Amazon gift card each. Congratulations both!

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Young Bristol host interclub arts workshop 2024!

This week, we finished off the Easter Holiday period by hosting an Interclub Arts workshop for young people across our Community Youth Club network to enjoy!

Hartcliffe Club for Young People kindly hosted our Interclub Arts day, where we saw over 50 young people attend from across our Youth Club network, as well as a few young people who joined us from the Robins Foundation! The day offered a variety of workshops for all young people and staff members to enjoy! We saw young people from Ashton Vale Club for Young People, BS14 Stockwood Youth Club, Hartcliffe Club for Young People and The Grove @ Bedminster Down!

One of the workshops on offer was a graffiti workshop! Young people sketched their name onto a canvas, and then used spray paint and stencils to colour in their names! The group were then offered to create their own pieces using stencils and different spary paints. We saw some amazing artwork created, which young people all took home to hang on their walls! Thank you to Steven from Graffarty for running this workshop!

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April 3, 2024

SUEZ volunteer at The Grove @ Bedminster Down!

Last week, we were delighted to invite the team from SUEZ to The Grove @ Bedminster Down, where their generous volunteers dedicated their day to help improve our facilities for the benefit of young people.

After a long winter, with some severe weather conditions, The Grove needed a makeover, making sure our youth club was ready for young people use and enjoy throughout the Easter Holiday and during our open access evening sessions!

11  incredible staff members from SUEZ joined us at The Grove, where created a more visually appealing and safe environment around the club. During the day, the team got involved with litter picking, clearing out our sports cupboard, weeding, mowing the grass and clearing at the back of the club!

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March 29, 2024

Core3 volunteer at Hartcliffe Club for Young People

Last week, we were delighted to invite the team from Core3 to Hartcliffe Club for Young People, where their generous volunteers dedicated their day to help improve our facilities for the benefit of young people.

After a long winter, with some severe weather conditions, Hartcliffe Club or Young people needed some attention, making sure our youth club was ready for young people use and enjoy throughout the Easter Holiday!

4 of Core3's incredible staff members joined us at Hartcliffe Club for Young People, where, with the help of our Club Leader, created a more visually appealing and safe environment around the club. During the day, the team litter picked around the club, cut down overgrown branches that were growing up the fence as well as raked and cleared the back garden, preparing the area for new additions coming soon!

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March 15, 2024

Our Easter Holiday Clubs 2024!

Join Young Bristol and take part in our FREE Easter Holiday Clubs! We are open to all young people aged 8-19 across various of our Community Youth Clubs. From sporting activities to creative workshops, we have something on offer for everyone! A free hot meal will be provided to all young people.

Our Easter Half Term activities are kindly funded by the Holiday Activity Fund, supported by Bristol City Council, The Department for Education and Your Holiday Hub!

Please find below the current list of dates for our Easter Half term activities:

Ashton Vale Club for Young People

  • Tuesday 2nd April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 9th April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Ashton Vale Club for Young People are open to young people aged 8-19, with a focus on those in receipt of free school meals. No booking required, just turn up!

Address: Ashton Vale Club for Young People, Silbury Road, Ashton Vale, BS3 2QE

Hartcliffe Club for Young People

  • Thursday 4th April, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Friday 5th April, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday 6th April, 10:00am - 3:00pm - Barber project
  • Monday 8th April, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday 10th April, trip to Crealy (spaces limited)
  • Friday 12th April, 10:00am, 2:00pm

Hartcliffe Club for Young People is open to young people aged 8-19. Booking is required for selected sessions, please attend the club directly for more information and to sign up!

Address: Hartcliffe Club for Young People, Gatehouse Avenue, Hartcliffe, BS13 9AN

The Grove @ Bedminster Down

  • Wednesday 3rd April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 10th April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The Grove @ Bedminster Down are open to young people in year groups 6 and 7, with a focus on those in receipt of free school meals. No booking required, just turn up!

Address: The Grove @ Bedminster Down, 27A Cheddar Grove, Bedminster Down, BS13 7EN

To find out more about our Holiday Clubs, click here or contact info@youngbristol.com

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