Welcome to Bideford Youth Centre!
Where young people are encouraged to cook and share food, play team games in the sports hall, play and record music in our purpose built studio, make and create a beautiful mess in the art room or chill and chat in the youth rooms.
We have a culture of exploring food on a budget here and promote a sustainable approach to this where possible so expect to smell something interesting or unusual when you enter!
Our Open Access Sessions
Monday’s at 3:30PM
Monday is our junior session, starting at half three it is timed to offer an opportunity for yr 7’s and 8’s to come in straight from school and let off steam, have fun and enlarge their friendship group.
Tuesday’s 6:15 – 8:45PM
Tuesday evenings we open to yr 8, 9 & 10. Recent session topics covered include exam stress, positive relationships, and myth-busting around drugs and alcohol.
Wednesday’s 6:15 – 8:45PM
Wednesdays we open to yr 10,11,12. Healthy eating on a budget is popular in these sessions the current favourites are pakora’s and curry.
Thursday’s 6:15 – 8:45PM
Thursday transition to adulthood session for yr11’s to 19yrs old. Recent topics covered include employability skills, how much does it really cost to pass your test and get on the road, moving out of home and how to hold onto your job.
We also have a vibrant well attended young volunteer group that is active in all sessions and take time to commit to work in the wider community.
“It’s pretty cool here, the workers are fun and that but what’s important is i get proper advice and help when life has been a struggle”