Activities for local children, young people and families
Here you’ll find exciting activities and fun places to visit across Kensington and Chelsea and surrounding areas. From sport and musical activities where you can be as loud as you like to chilled out library sessions, there’s something for every young person and family.
You can find activities by clicking on the categories that interest you and then filter them by age, location and needs.
Two new Youth Hubs have been established to bring together organisations working with young people and to collaboratively identify and address the needs of young people in the area. These Youth Hubs will be Lancaster Youth Centre in the north of the borough and Chelsea Youth Centre in the south.
The Youth Hubs will be run by the Council. A youth club, run by EPIC CIC, will be provided from each of the Hubs in the evenings, offering a safe space for young people to socialise with their friends. The hub spaces will also be available to other groups, organisations, and services working with young people throughout the week.
The Hubs will be essential in promoting the services available in the local area and will ensure that there are strong partnerships and relationships with other organisations in the area that work with young people.
Lancaster Youth Centre
128A Lancaster Road, W11 1QS
Youth Club run by EPIC CIC
Chelsea Youth Centre
Blantyre Street, SW10 0EQ
Youth Club run by EPIC CIC
Dalgarno Youth Club
The Dalgarno Trust, 1 Webb Close, Dalgarno Way, W10 5QB
Dalgarno Neighbourhood Trust
Dalgarno Youth Club offers a wide range of activities for children and young
people aged eight to 19 after school and daily during school holidays as
well as during half-terms. Activities include football, other sports clubs,
healthy lifestyle activities, employment and work experience guidance,
music workshops, arts and crafts and boxercise. Projects seek to promote
confidence and self-esteem, personal development, community, and provide
More information can be found at:
Golborne Youth Club
Golborne Youth Centre, 2A Wornington Road, W10 5QW
Al Manaar The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre
Al-Manaar Youth Club runs from the Golborne Youth Centre and provides
sessions designed and developed in consultation with young people.
The activities include lunch clubs for young people with SEND*, art and
sustainability sessions, creative art, female fitness programmes, gym
sessions, female focused entrepreneurship, youth advisory board and other
drop-ins. The activities are delivered by qualified professional coaches and
youth workers and are open to everyone.
For more information, contact:
Youth Club at the Rugby Portobello Trust
Notting Dale ward
The Rugby Portobello Trust, 221 Walmer Road, W11 4EY
People Potential Possibilities (Rugby Portobello Trust)
Rugby Portobello Trust (RPT) works with young people aged 13 to 19 (or up
to 25 for young people with SEND*). It offers structured activities focused
on building self-esteem and confidence while developing skills to succeed
in education, employment, and personal aspirations. The offer includes
youth forum, debating sessions, music and cooking sessions, sexual health
support, sports programmes, girls’ night, fitness sessions, residential trips and
Through the new Amplify programme, RPT also offer specialised art,
photography and music workshops, enabling young people to discover new
skills, hone their talent and gain valuable experience.
For more information, visit:
Harrow Youth Club
Notting Dale ward
Harrow Club, 187 Freston Road, W10 6TH
Harrow Club offers opportunities for young people aged eight to 19 (and up
to 25 for young people with SEND*), to take part in a wide range of engaging
recreational and educational activities. Their activities and programmes
keep young people entertained and helps them to develop valuable life
skills including arts and sports activities such as boxing, football, debating,
gaming competitions, drama, dance, cookery, music production, DJing, motor
mechanics, go-karting, residential trips and a youth committee.
For more information, visit:
Earls Court Youth Club
Earls Court and Redcliffe Ward
Earls Court Youth Club, 120 Ilfield Road, SW10 9AF
Earls Court Youth Club works with young people between the ages of nine and
19, and up to 25 years for young people with a disability. They provide a safe
and welcoming environment for young people of all abilities and backgrounds
to enjoy a wide selection of activities aimed at promoting personal, social,
and educational development. It is a space where young people can come to
chill with friends, socialise, and have fun. It is also a challenging environment
where young people are encouraged to try out new things, learn new skills,
raise aspirations, and explore issues relevant to them and their communities.
Activities on offer include football, t-shirt printing, street dance, animation,
studio engineering, and jewellery making.
For more information, visit:
EPIC runs water sports and outdoor activities from the Canalside Activity Centre in the north of the borough and the Cremorne Riverside Centre in the south.
Activities that are on offer include kayaking, canoeing, raft-building, cardboard canoe building, team challenges, climbing, and a low-ropes course.
EPIC runs weekly sessions during term time, as well as holiday activities, weekend day trips, and seasonal residential and expedition experiences. These activities offer unique opportunities to explore the natural environment
and learn new skills.
Canalside Activity Centre
Canalside Activity Centre, Canal Close, London, W10 5AY
Cremorne Riverside Centre
Cremorne Riverside Centre, Cremorne Gardens, Lots Road,
Chelsea, London, SW10 0QH
For more information, please visit:
Local organisations have signed up to a youth services framework, which will be used to provide a range of flexible activities from accessible locations around the borough.
These activities will include long-term programmes, with opportunities for accreditations and personal development, as well as short-term projects and activities.
The kind of activities that will be available via the framework include:
Community Sports Provision
Sports sessions will be delivered by London Sports Trust and run from spaces on estates and local neighbourhoods around the borough. These sports sessions will be a mix of mainstream sports (like football and basketball) and additional taster sessions from a range of sports identified by young people, such as parkour of futsal.
London Sports Trust, c/o Phoenix Academy, The Curve, W12 0RQ
Arts and Culture
These activities will enable young people to develop skills in range of art forms such as drama or crafts, supported by cultural organisations and institutions locally and will start in February 2020.
Aspiration and Enterprise
This will include increasing connections between local businesses with young people to help them develop enterprise aspirations and access to opportunities such as business mentoring or learning how to run a small business. This service will start in February 2020.
Youth Participation Fund
The Youth Council will also be able to direct and decide on what activities are available to young people through the Youth Participation Fund (YPF).
Canalside Activity Centre, Canal Close, W10 5AY
The London Youth Games are high quality, co-ordinated programme of events, competitions and trails with schools, clubs and leisure centres offering competitive opportunities for young people aged seven to 19 years (up to 25 for young people with SEND*). In Kensington and Chelsea there are currently 14 different sporting opportunities including basketball, football, tennis, table tennis, kayaking and boxing. However, there is always the opportunity to participate in new sports depending on what young people are interested in.
The Sparks programme offers sports and arts activities for young people aged up to 25 with SEND*. It will be run throughout the school term and holidays.
Activities are run one evening a week from the Lancaster Youth Centre, and one evening a week from the Chelsea Youth Centre.
Activity sessions that EPIC plan on running include trampolining, dance, bowling, circus skills, multi-sports, and arts.
These have been chosen based on feedback from young people and they are open to including other activities that young people would like to try out.
Sparks provides a great opportunity to try something new, learn new skills and to be more active and more independent when transitioning into adulthood, while having fun and making new friends.
*SEND=Special Educational Needs and Disability
Two new youth work teams, managed by the Council, are in place to provide targeted support offer to young people.
These have been established to address a range of concerns from young people, including safety throughout the borough and access to support.
Detached and Outreach Team:
To help tackle serious youth violence, the Detached and Outreach Team will deliver targeted street-based engagement (detached work) with young people. This includes providing meaningful programmes and activities and assisting young people to access support and opportunities. Youth workers also encourage young people to engage and participate in activities offered within youth centres or community settings (outreach work).
The service is aimed at children and young people aged 11 to 19 who may be vulnerable to exploitation and crime. The service will work directly with young people, parents and the communities in which they live.
For more information contact: DetachedandOutreach@rbkc.gov.uk
Targeted Prevention Team:
The Targeted Prevention team will provide support to young people that are not in education, employment or training (NEET). They will deliver one to one regular support using a life coaching approach to help enable young people to gain skills, grow in confidence and overcome barriers so that they can access employment or training and fulfil their aspirations. They will work closely with schools and colleges as well as local employers to help young people access a wide variety of opportunities. They will provide support to young people at high risk or becoming NEET during transition from post-16 learning and will follow-up with young people once they have an education or employment opportunity to ensure that young people overcome any issues and are able to sustain their placement and they achieve.
For more information contact: TargetedPrevention@rbkc.gov.uk
Youth Participation Team
The youth participation team deliver a number of programmes that promote and include the voice of young people in decision making. They will establish a youth council and undertake local elections in which young people will elect a Youth Mayor.
The aim of the RBKC Youth Council will be to coordinate the youth voice across the borough and to ensure that young people have a say and are able to meaningfully influence decisions that affect them. The Council is engaging with young people about how the Council will be run. The electoral campaigns for the Youth Council and the Youth Mayor will be launching in early 2020.
Interested young people are encouraged to follow @RBKCYouth on Instagram where they can find all the latest information.
Young K&C is a charity being launched by the Council which will support its members, who are organisations from the voluntary sector in Kensington and Chelsea, to generate income, so that it can be less reliant on Council funding in the long term.
The Young K&C team will work in partnership with existing organisations and support them by building capacity, providing networking opportunities, and promoting resource sharing.
It will launch early 2020 once the CEO has been recruited.