For young people Youth clubs The Stokes Following the most recent government advice, we are closing open access youth sessions to prevent the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). Find out more about services still available. About us Looking for a local place to hang out with your friends, discover new passions and get some advice? At The Stokes, our youth centre in Little Stoke, you can meet new people, listen to music, play sports, cook food and have fun. Opening times The Stokes Youth Centre is open two nights a week and we spend Thursdays doing outreach in the local community: Monday: Active Mondays - 5.30pm to 7.30pm; Open to 11–13 year oldsFriday: The weekend starts here - 7.00 to 9.00pm; Open to 11-18 year olds We're here to provide a safe and fun environment for young people to enjoy themselves and take part in fun activities. From the sports hall to the music studio, the art room or even the bouncy castle there is something for everyone. Jack Fitzsimmons, The Stokes Youth Work Manager Have fun At The Stokes, we're all about the fun. Huge bouncy castle? Check. Famous hot chocolate? Check. We've also got loads of exciting projects for you to get involved in. Every week we create a big meal together, to develop your cooking skills and give you healthy, tasty options. Get stuck in to our arts projects to express your creativity - you could even get a chance to exhibit your art at our central youth centre, The Station. We go on trips together and let you know about other projects happening in the local community that you can get involved in. Get support and advice There’s no problem too big or too small. We’re here to listen. You can talk to us about everything - from struggles at home and issues at school, to ideas on what else to do in your free time. By spending time getting to know you as part of a group, as well as making sure you have space for one-to-one conversations with youth workers, we help you to develop close and trusting relationships with us and your peers. We are here to support you and give advice on anything from managing your emotions and mental health issues, to problems with your friends, family or teachers. I come to the youth club to hang out and try new things. All of my friends come here and it's a great place to go after school. I sometimes DJ and I've even made a track for my mum for her birthday. I really like the bouncy castle and when the weather is nice, I like having people to play football with. Get in touch Want to have a chat before you come over? Give us a ring or drop us a line: Jack Fitzsimmons, Lead Positive Activities WorkerTelephone: 07741 659 627E-mail: [email protected] If you have any accessibility requirements please let us know on 0117 947 7948 and we will email you for further information. How to find us Our address is: The StokesLittle Stoke LaneLittle StokeSouth Gloucestershire BS34 6HY The Stoke Gifford Parish Council We are very grateful to The Stoke Gifford Parish Council which contributes to the funding of three evenings of youth work per week at The Stokes youth club. Want to help your local community? The Parish Council offers rooms and outdoor facilities for hire. You not only get affordable spaces, but you’re also helping the sustainability of local services and aiding community cohesion. Find out more about hiring: Outdoor sports facilities Recreational Areas The Community Hall How can we help?