Activities for young people ages 8 to 19, and up to 25 with additional needs

View details about our 4 youth centres in Chatham, Gillingham, Parkwood and Strood and youth programmes and activities in Medway

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View other youth services and support in Medway below:

Activities and clubs

There are libraries across Medway. You can borrow books and join book clubs to meet people who like the same genres as you. There are also special groups for visually impaired readers who listen to audio books.

Website: Medway Libraries

Social media: @Medwaylibraries Twitter, Medway Libraries Facebook

Region: Medway

The Medway Little Theatre consists of 2 groups:

  • children’s workshop (age 7 to 12)
  • youth company (age 12 to18)

They deliver workshops on different aspects of the theatre from acting, performing arts, improvisation, devising, text work, theatre styles, film, stage combat, mime and more.

They also encourage members to learn the basics of stage management, lighting and sound design.

For the children’s workshop, they explore self-confidence, vocal, literacy, team and problem solving skills.

Find out more

Website: Medway Little Theatre


Phone: 01634 400 322

Social media: @MltMedway Twitter, Medway Little Theatre Rochester Facebook

Business hours:

  • Youth company (12 to 18 years) Saturday: 10:30 am to 12:30pm
  • Children’s workshop: 2pm to 4pm

Region: Medway

Parkwood Youth Centre offers a variety of activities for young people aged 8 to 24.

Find out more

To find what activities currently running at Parkwood Youth Centre: Lordswood, Luton and Rainham activities

Social media: Luton, Rainham and Lordswood Facebook, Medway Youth Twitter, Medway Youth Instagram

Phone: 01634 332 234

Location: Parkwood Green Shopping Centre, Parkwood, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9PN


Razzamataz is a theatre school company who cover all aspects of the performing arts, including musical theatre, song and dance, pop singing, street dance, drama and improvisation and physical theatre.

Razzamataz is a fun way of making new friends, learn new skills, increase health and fitness and offers the opportunity to perform in their annual Summer Showcases and other local and national events.

They also offer specialist workshops with industry professionals including stars of the West End and TV!

Find out more

Website: Razzamataz Medway

Phone: 07888 855 422


Social media: @razzschools Twitter, Razz Medway Facebook, Razz Schools Instagram

Strood Youth Centre offers a wide range of activities for young people aged 9 to 19.

Find out more

To find out what activities are running at Strood Youth Centre: Strood, Hoo Peninsula and Rochester West activities

Social media: Strood Youth Centre Facebook, Strood Youth Centre Twitter, Medway Youth Instagram


Phone: 01634 335 910

Location: Strood Youth Centre, Montfort Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 3ET

Theatre for young people, by young people

Theatre31 is an exciting new programme, inspiring young people to be involved in theatre and putting them directly in the driving seat. Taking place across Medway and Sheppey, this youth led programme supports young people make decisions and call the shots on everything that happens – from deciding which artists to work with to designing the logo.

All the activities are free and there are many opportunities for young people to get involved!

Theatre31 is managed by Icon Theatre, based at the Brook Theatre in Chatham, who have been co-creating original performances with communities and young people since 2002.

Funded by Arts Council England, Theatre31 is a project supported by Medway Council.

Theatre31 is an arts programme with no walls, which means all activities can be flexibly and quickly adapted to enable safe and creative delivery in a COVID world.

Find out more

Visit the Theatre 31 website to find out more

Gillingham Youth Centre offers a wide variety of activities including music workshops, cooking workshops and life skills workshops.

Find out more

To find out what activities are running at Gillingham Youth Centre: Gillingham and Twydall activities

Social media: Woodlands Youth Centre Facebook, Woodlands Youth Centre Twitter, Woodlands Youth Centre Instagram


Location: Gillingham and Twydall Family Hub, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2BX

Phone: 01634 335474

Find out how to join local uniformed organisations

Medway uniformed organisations

The WREC Room offers a variety of activities for young people aged 8 to 19 years.

Find out more

To find out what activities are running at the WREC Room: Chatham, Walderslade and Rochester East activities

Social media: @WRECYouth Twitter


Location: WREC Room, Level 1, Pentagon Shopping Centre, Chatham, ME4 4BB

The YLF Legends Programme provides a fun, supportive and safe setting for young people already under the care of Medway Council to engage in new, exciting opportunities and experiences. The programmes are made up of half-term activities, overnight experiences, day trips and educational opportunities.

It is important to note that you have to be under the care of Medway Council to be eligible to take part.

Find out more

Website: YLF Legends

Phone: 01622 693 459


Social media: YLF Legends Facebook, YFL Legends Twitter.


Weekly Friday night club sessions at a state of the art venue with 12 tables and a communal area.

Chatham Table Tennis Club has the mission to be there for everyone no matter their ability. They aim to build a strong culture amongst players of all ages.

Find out more

Website: Chatham Table Tennis Club


Social media: Chatham Table Tennis Club Facebook

Address: The Howard School, Derwent Way, Rainham, Kent ME8 0BX

Region: Medway

Opening hours: Friday evenings from 5pm.

Cricket is a great way to boost your stamina, balance and coordination. It helps to instil sportsmanship and discipline as well as allowing you to make new friends through a team sport.

Find a cricket club near you

Being part of a football club gives you the opportunity to meet new friends and have fun while staying fit and learning a new skill.

Find a football club near you

Hockey is a great way to keep fit and socialise all while developing different skills that you will be able to take on in the future.

Find a hockey club near you

The Kent Phoenix American Football Club has 4 age categories: under 11, 14, 17 and 19.

The club is open to boys and girls of all abilities. Young people will have the opportunity to learn the skills and abilities needed to play American football and have the opportunity to excel regionally and nationally.

Find out more

Website: Kent Phoenix


Social media: @KentPhoenixAFC Twitter, kentphoenix Instagram, KentPhoenixAFC Facebook

Address: Shepway Green Community Centre, Cumberland Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7JN

Region: Kent

Opening hours: Sunday mornings: 9:45am to 1pm.

Medway Netball Junior League provides a friendly and safe place to have fun and play netball.

They have links with Emeralds Netball Club who provide coaching for the younger players and can lead young people to joining teams in the Junior League.

The Junior League also offer umpire training and coaching opportunity, if you want to further your netball knowledge.

Find out more

Website: Medway Netball Junior League


Social media: Medway Netball Junior League facebook

Region: Medway

Medway Sports Centre offer weekly fitness classes, swimming as well as a fully functioning fitness suites. Swimming lessons, disability sport and football.

Find out more

Website: Medway Sports

Social media: @MedwaySport Twitter, Medway Sport Facebook

Region: Medway

Boxing is a great way to keep active, grow your confidence and meet new friends at the same time. Olympia Boxing provide a safe for young people to learn new skills and have fun.

All the coaches at Olympia Boxing are highly qualified England Boxing registered coaches with vast experience teaching young people of all ages.

Find out more

Website: Olympia Boxing

Social media: Olympia Boxing Twitter

Phone: 01622 535 315


At Planet Ice you can take ice skating lessons, host birthday parties and just have fun. Ice skating is a fun and different way to keep fit and be active.

Find out more

Website: Planet Ice

Phone: 01634 388 477a


Social media: @PlanetIceUK Twitter, Instagram.

Address: Planet Ice Gillingham, Gillingham Business Park, Ambley Road, Gillingham, ME8 0PU

Prince Arthur Juniors welcome any young person from the age of 7 upwards to join in the challenge of learning and playing a new game.

Their main aim is to encourage young people to create friendships, enjoy themselves and develop new skills. Bowls is a sport with the objective of rolling balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball. Whoever gets the closest wins.

Find out more

Website: Prince Arthur Bowls Junior Section

Phone: 01634 281 243


Address: Prince Arthur Road Indoor Bowling Club, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1UR

Region: Medway

Opening hours: Winter Season Monday: 6pm to 7:15pm