We reckon we’ve one of the best clubs in the world. What makes it great are our young people.
Every young person in Kennington has access to high quality youth work.
Provide an ever-developing accessible space where young people can be successful, happy and healthy, safe, and feel supported.
We are a self-funded youth club located in Kennington, Oxford, open since the 1940s. We offer services to young people in school years 5-7 and 8-10, with sessions currently running between 6-9pm. We’ve revising exact times in April 2021 to better serve our young people.
We have our own youth club building behind the Village Hall, opposite the health centre.
Covid-aside, activities include: Pool, Table Tennis, Table Football, Darts, Cooking, Air Hockey, and board games, and we use the Youth Work Curriculum to help us generate some exciting activities and programmes as well as listening to what the young people want. Some weeks we may talk about issues affecting them, the community, the world, mental health, knife crime, healthy eating, etc. You name it and we’ve probably covered it. We also have parties and sleepovers.
We have a tuck shop serving a range of drinks, crisps, healthy snacks, fruit, 5 and 10p sweets and chocolate bars.
There’s chance to try lots of different activities and hone your skills. We often come together for a team game towards the end of the evening.
We’ve four spaces:
- The Hall – sports and high energy activities
- Cafe – sitting and chilling, playing board games
- The Hangout – for pool and hanging out on sofas
- The Haven – our calm, quiet space to relax and take a breather.
Most nights we have a tuck shop, and all items (except small sweets) are 50p and we offer a range of drinks, chocolate bars, crisps, and healthy snacks.
We take the safety of the young people and adults very seriously. To find out more about our safety measures please click here.
Annual membership is £10, with weekly sessions costing £2 (you pay for what you turn up to). Please note that we can only have a maximum of 32 in the building (less during Covid), so if you have to wait to join us, it’s not because we’re elitist, it’s Health and Safety.
We always expect parents/carers to accompany their child to the hall on the first session so that we can get acquainted. You do not have to stay but we do like to put names to faces.