Children and Youth Activities

Youth clubs

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4.30 – 6.00 (Junior club) 6.15 – 8.00 (Senior club) in Main Hall.

Funded by Children in Need, Junior (8-11yrs) and Senior Youth clubs (12-18 yrs) provide a range of activities such as table tennis, board games, multi sport, pool and games consoles, where young people can chill out and meet friends in a safe and welcoming environment.  Youth workers are on hand to talk and listen to young people, support activities and encourage healthy lifestyles. We hope to help young people develop their voice and contribute to the life of the Ivybridge community.

The youth club liaises with local community police officers on keeping young people safe and during the summer holidays trips out are organised including kayaking, bowling, indoor climbing, the theatre, swimming, cinema, Hounslow Urban Farm, trampolining.  

Contact Sonia Duggal for more information – ivybridgeyouth@gmail.com or drop-in on the night.

505 Club

Saturdays 10.00-12.00 (term time only) in the main hall.

Run by Hounslow Council Play Team, the 505 Club is open to all children aged between 5 – 11 years old. It is free for them to attend and the parents do not have to stay as it is fully supervised. The session on Saturday morning runs for two hours. There are lots of activities for the children, including arts and craft, table football and snooker, where the children can enjoy themselves and make friends within an environment set up for play. A snack and drink is provided. The Club also organizes trips out for the children. Drop-in BUT parents will need to fill in a registration form.

Homework club

Wednesdays in the creche 4.00 – 5.30 pm (term time only)

These sessions, funded by Children in Need, offer children, 5 – 11 years, a quiet, safe environment to play and learn.   Children can bring their own homework and get additional support if they need it. This can vary from a staff member listening to children read their book, to practising spellings or number skills or increasing their understanding of the work that has been set.  If children have finished their homework then they can carry on learning through play enjoying a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities.

Contact Lloyd Welsh for more information – dolphins.bridgelink@yahoo.co.uk.

Maths Club

Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm (term time only)

Opportunity for secondary school-aged young people to gain extra help and support with mathematics skills. Run by Maureen, an experienced maths teacher. All students are welcome free of charge.

Cookery Clubs

We have run a series of very successful cookery clubs for young people aged 8-14 years. We are lucky enough to have Gregg Brown run these workshops from our own BridgeLink kitchen. Gregg is an established chef with over 20 years experience of training apprentice chefs.

Please contact Lynne Judge, the centre manager, at ivybridgelink@btconnect.com  or telephone 020 8892 2424 for further information and to reserve a place.

Trips and Excursions

We have a number of trips and events happening over the year, including our annual Christmas Pantomime held at the centre and numerous summer excursions. These are open to all of the young people attending BridgeLink Youth Clubs.