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Heatham House Youth Centre


Heatham House is a fantastically resourced and staffed youth centre in the heart of Twickenham with a packed weekly programme of universal sessions for young people in primary school year 5 up to the age of 19 years old. Session activities include football, basketball, art, cooking, music production, pool, table-tennis, table-football, band rehearsals, instrument tuition available, skate park, Tae Kwon Do and much more.‚Äč Heatham House is a real jewel in the crown for services for young people in Richmond.

Included in our offer is a weekly youth club for young people who identify as LGBTQ+ on a Friday evening offering 1:1 support as well as activities. The Youth Participation Team are also based here, they are responsible for the Youth Councils and Youth Parliament across Richmond and Kingston boroughs as well as housing the Children in Care Council and LAC Youth Club.

Our usual schedule offers a large amount of activities for young people to engage with and enjoy. This includes a number of sports, music and age specific drop in clubs as well as specialised support sessions.

leafelt showning photos of Heatham House

Our sports offer now includes the ability for young people to use our brand new Skate Park as well as the 3G Football Pitch or Basketball Court.

Heatham House has always supported the local music scene and we continue to work hard in this area providing daily access to our Music Recording Facilities and Rehearsal Rooms operated by our dedicated music engineer. This leads on to our specialised music events such as band nights and roller disco's amongst many others.

The Heatham House Recording Studios

Free for 11 to 19 year olds

  • Four recording studios running Logic Pro X on Mac
  • Three studio engineers
  • Two rehearsal rooms
  • One podcast suite

All genres of music are catered for with specialist sessions in urban, electronic, and band-focused music.

Book a session now by contacting us on:

Phone: 020 8288 0950

Email: justin.johnson@achievingforchildren.org.uk (urban music)

or

Email: dwayne.leid@achievingforchildren.org.uk (electronic and band music)

We also provide specialist support across areas of risk such as mental health, sexual health, substance misuse and many others. Support of this nature is provided on request and we always treat issues of this type with the care and sensitivity they require in line with Achieving for Children Safeguarding policy.

The Youth Participation Team are also based here and are responsible for the Youth Councils and Youth Parliament across Richmond and Kingston boroughs.

Heatham House Youth Centre Winter Programme 2023

We're providing positive activities for young people aged 9 to 19 this Christmas holiday. Find out all the details here: Heatham House Youth Centre Winter Programme 2023.

Regular timetable 2023

To view the below information in a PDF format, please download here: Heatham House Activity Programme 2023

Monday

Seniors Session

3.30pm to 5.30pm (*11 to 16 years old)

Activities include football, basketball, skate park, cooking, pool, table tennis, art, DofE skill and physical sections, chill-out and more.

Street Dance 1

5pm to 6.30pm (8 to 12 years old)

Learn to street dance with sessions for both primary and secondary school aged young people with our talented and
creative instructor. Beginners welcome. Contact us to register your interest and book onto future sessions.

Seniors Session Plus

5.30pm to 7.30pm (*11 to 19 years old)

Activities include football, basketball, music, skate park, cooking, pool, table tennis, art, DofE skill and physical sections, chill-out
and more.

*All sessions are for young people aged 11 and in secondary school to 19 years old, unless otherwise stated.

Tuesday

College Drop-in

12pm to 2pm

Drop in session for young people attending college or sixth forms. Activities include football, basketball, music, skate
park, cooking, pool, table tennis, art, chill out, sexual health information and more.

Transitions Session

3.30pm to 5.30pm (school years 5 to 7)

Activities include football, basketball, music, skate park, cooking, pool, table tennis, art, chill-out and more.

Survivors Tae-Kwon Do

5pm to 6pm (9 to 19 years old)

Kick your way to success with these fun Olympic sport sessions. NOTE: There is a cost for this session, but is free for AfC referrals.

Wednesday

VOX

3.30pm to 5.30pm (*11 to 16 years old)

One-to-one sessions for individuals with additional needs, who require support in music production, songwriting, composition,
mindfulness and well-being. Referral only - please contact dwayne.leid@achievingforchildren.org.uk for more information.

Seniors Session

3.30pm to 5.30pm (*11 to 16 years old)

Activities include football, basketball, skate park, cooking, pool, table tennis, art, DofE skill and physical sections, chill-out and more.

Seniors Session Plus

5.30pm to 7.30pm (*11 to 19 years old)

Activities include football, basketball, music, skate park, cooking, pool, table tennis, art, DofE skill and physical sections, chill-out
and more.

*All sessions are for young people aged 11 and in secondary school to 19 years old, unless otherwise stated

Thursday

Focus

3.30pm to 5.30pm (11 to 16 years old)

Youth club with a different focus and theme each term with some of your favourite activities such as pool,table tennis,
gaming and more. Themes are picked with young people based on their interests such as music tuition, arts, barber
workshops, hair and beauty and more. Talk to staff about what theme you would like next term. We will announce themes for
each term on instagram so keep your eyes peeled.

C-Card Drop-in

4pm to 6pm (13 to 19 years old)

Sexual health advice and guidance drop in where young people can pop in and speak to a member of staff and sign
up to the C-Card scheme. We advise you book in with staff beforehand however we welcome walk-ins.

Lighthouse Project

6.30pm to 8.30pm (12 to 24 years old)

Closed group youth club for young people with ASC and/or ADHD. Different activities each week. Please contact meg.scott@achievingforchildren.org.uk for referral form and more information.

Friday

College Drop-in

12pm to 2pm

Drop in session for young people attending college or sixth forms. Activities include football, basketball, music, skate
park, cooking, pool, table tennis, art, chill out, sexual health information and more.

Juniors Session

3.30pm to 5.30pm (school years 5 and 6)

Activities include football, basketball, music, skate park, cooking, pool, table tennis, art, chill-out and more.

Survivors Tae-Kwon Do

5.pm to 6pm (9 to 19 years old)

Kick your way to success with these fun Olympic sport sessions. NOTE: There is a cost for this session but is free for AfC referrals.

No Straight Answer

(Weekly) (*11 to 19 years old)

Drop in session for young people who identify as LGBTQ+. Activities include music, cooking, pool, table-tennis, art, chill out, sexual health information and more. For more information including time of the session please email: alex.quennell@achievingforchildren.org.uk

*All sessions are for young people aged 11 and in secondary school to 19 years old, unless otherwise stated

Important information

All sessions and activities are completely free, unless otherwise stated.

We are constantly running new activities within the youth sessions and evolving our youth programme. To stay up-to-date with everything that is happening at Heatham House, follow us on our social media channels (linked below).

Contact us

If you would like more information about Heatham House and its youth sessions and activities, please contact:

Dempsie Earles
Youth Service Manager
Phone: 020 8288 0950 
Email: dempsie.earles@achievingforchildren.org.uk 

Heatham House Youth Centre, Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BH

Hiring

If you want to hire spaces or music facilities please contact Dempsie Earles at dempsie.earles@achievingforchildren.org.uk 

or call 020 8288 0950 
 

Follow us on Insta for the most up-to-date information and to see what we are up to!

or TikTok @afc_youthservice