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Youth Centres and Activities

Ham Youth Centre


​New timetable for summer term 2021

Summer term timetable (pdf)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Football training

3 to 5pm

Ham in Session music

3 to 6pm

Girls table tennis

4 to 5pm

Ham in Session music

3 to 6pm

Ham in Session music

3 to 6pm

The Handmade Club

3 - 5pm

The Handmade Club

3 - 5pm

The Handmade Club

3 - 5pm


The Handmade Club

3 - 5pm


Junior Youth Club

4 to 6pm

Youth Orchestra

4 to 6pm


3 to 6pm

After School drop in

3 to 5pm


5 to 7pm

Skate Session

6.30 to 8.30pm


Senior Youth Club

5 to 7pm

Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

6 to 8pm

TAG Youth Club

 6 to 9pm 

Football training: Open to all, coached by Brentford Football Club. We hope to form a team and enter inter youth club tournaments.

The Handmade Club: Work with professional artists in textiles, painting, fashion design and printing on fabric.
Come to meet professionals and artists at work. We will be making our own projects and ready to share out crafts with you. This is the place to explore our creativity and learn a new skill. Choose your own project from a selection of examples or learn the basics of a new craft.



Textiles and mixed media with Michele and Susie

Embroidery, patchwork, crochet, sewing and printing


Art with Catalina

Sketching with pencil and charcoal, watercolour and painting


Fashion design with Anja

Design and make garments and accessories

Thursday No Club

Art and textiles with Boyana and Carla

Painting, felt making, printing on fabric


Ham in Session: Come and use our state of art music studio where tutor Zad can teach music production, guitar, drumming and studio recording.
Youth clubs: Open access youth club where young people decide our programme of activities - art, cooking, sport, trips, games, filmmaking, drama and lots more. (Juniors: Years 6 to 8, Seniors: Years 9+)
Girls table tennis: Run by a table tennis England coach catering for young women 11 to 19 years old.
Youth orchestra: We have a selection of instruments available - come and learn with musicians Firas and Micka who are looking to form a small orchestra for performances and concerts.
Parkour: Tuition from expert coach, Jason - learn to precision jump and cat leap with our range of specialist equipment.
Good4Girls: Exciting new project for young women focusing on emotional wellbeing, trying new things and having fun


Welcome to Ham Youth Centre!

Ham Youth Centre has been serving the Ham and Richmond Community for over fifty years providing a hub for teenagers to spend their leisure time. We are located on the side of Ham Green opposite Grey Court school. The 371 bus stops just round the corner.

Who are we?

We are a team of experienced youth workers who work with 11 to 19 year olds in Kingston and Richmond to provide fun, affordable and developmental activities.

What do we do?

We provide young people with a safe space where they can meet their friends, talk to staff, and take part in activities. This includes sports, cooking, the arts, music, offsite trips and lots more. We are open after school every day of the week and also during school holidays. 
We run accredited awards for activities such as AQA Unit Awards and the Arts Award. We also offer support on issues young people sometimes face such as stress, substance misuse, relationships, sexual health, school, careers, internet use, etc. We operate the CCard scheme.

What facilities do we have?

See the above film for a tour of the building. Ham Youth Centre contains a three room music studio, a parkour gym, archery range, gaming lounge and art room!

How do I find out what's on?

See the link to our latest programme or contact Ben Skelton on the details below.

What about Coronavirus?

Youth centre staff are following the guidance of the National Youth Agency (opens a new window) to keep you safe. This includes regular cleaning of equipment and contact surfaces, limited group sizes, frequent hand washing and the wearing of face masks.

Young people attending sessions will be required to agree to the following control measures: 

  • Young people must wash their hands on arrival and exit from building
  • Young people to wear masks unless there are sufficient grounds not to eg medical condition, playing sports etc
  • Young people enter and exit through side fire exit 
  • Young people to ensure good hygiene by following  the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
  • Each session will have limited group sizes, max 15 
  • Young people must tell staff if they fall in to a vulnerable group or live with someone from this group
  • Young people not to attend if they or any member of their household have any of the symptoms of Covid19 (high temperature or a persistent cough).
  • Only one person in toilet/ kitchen at a time - young people must ask staff
What is Youth Work?

Youth work is a complex series of professional principles, practices and methods which we often describe as the science of enabling young people to believe in themselves and build positive futures.

Youth work takes a holistic approach with young people. It starts where they are at – the relationship between young people at youth worker is entirely voluntary – youth work often only works because of the voluntary relationship. Many professionals work with young people, but principally, only in youth work is it the choice of the young person to engage with the professional.

Our work seeks to promote young people’s personal and social development and enable them to have a voice, influence and place in their communities and society as a whole. It builds resilience and character and gives young people the confidence and life skills they need to live, learn, work and achieve. This approach is at the heart of all of our work.

Youth work offers young people safe spaces to explore their identity, experience decision-making, take part in new activities, increase their confidence, develop interpersonal skills and think through the consequences of their actions. This leads to better informed choices, changes in activity and improved outcomes for young people. 

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Ben Skelton 
Youth Work Lead - North East Cluster
Phone: 020 8288 0916  Mobile: 07903 349719

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