We offer a variety of bookable sessions for young people aged 10 to 17.

If you are aged 18 to 25 with additional needs please email us at youth.enquiries@medway.gov.uk.

Email youth.enquiries@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions.

Meet the team who run these sessions.

Youth centre sessions timetable

Parkwood Youth Centre

Parkwood Green Shopping Centre, Parkwood, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9PN.

7pm to 9pm

First hour will be an introduction into D&D and the second hour is skills based.

For ages 11 and up.

Cost: free.

4.30pm to 6pm

After-school space to:

  • learn and try new activities
  • practice creative skills
  • meet with friends.

For ages 8 and up.

Cost: free.

6.30pm to 8.30pm

A space for young people aged 16 to 25 with additional needs to learn new skills and meet with friends.

Cost: free.

4:30pm to 6pm

An after-school space where you can:

  • learn and try new activities
  • practice creative skills
  • meet with friends.

For ages 8 to 11.

Cost: free

2pm to 4.30pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm

A space where you can drop in at the start of your weekend to take part in activities and meet with friends.

For ages 11 and up.

Cost: free.

Strood Youth Centre

Montfort Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 3ET.

7pm to 9pm

An external provider runs this course.

6pm to 8pm

Work towards an arts award or simply come and enjoy and evening of:

  • arts
  • crafts
  • music
  • photography
  • other creative arts.

For ages 11 to 19.

Cost: free.

4.30pm to 6.30pm

Emotional wellbeing support group.

Come in and chat and take part in activities to develop:

  • self esteem
  • confidence
  • overcome anxiety.

For ages 11 to 19.

Cost: free.

6pm to 8pm

General open access session focusing on:

  • cookery
  • nutrition
  • sports
  • art
  • music.

For ages 13 and up.

Cost: free.

7pm to 9pm

Come along and take part in alternative weeks of archery and climbing.

Or you could join in our Duke of Edinburgh group and use these activities as part of your award.

For ages 13 to 19.

Cost: free.

5pm to 6.30pm

Porchlight are now running its BeYou project at our centres.

The project offers information, advice and support for LGBTQ+ young people aged 13 to 18.

You can meet new people who share some of the same feelings and experiences as you, socialise and just hang out in a safe and non-judgemental setting.

For more information or if you would like to join, email: beyou@porchlight.org.uk.

5.30pm to 7.30pm

Open access session including:

  • cookery
  • art
  • sport
  • music.

For ages 8 to 12.

Cost: free.

2pm and 3.30pm

Climbing session for all the family.

Suitable for all ages. No booking required.

Cost: £3 per climber.

Woodlands Youth Centre

Gillingham Children and Family Hub, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2BX.

6pm to 8pm

A chance to listen, play, write lyrics, dance and take part in music quizzes.

Arts Award Accredited

For ages 12 and up.

Cost: free.

6.30pm to 8.30pm

An after-school session that works with young people to let them grow vegetables and fruit in the spring and summer months.

In the winter months, we concentrate on cooking heathy meals.

For ages 8 to 12.

Cost: free.

3pm to 4:30pm and 6pm to 8pm

Open double session to try new things, including:

  • sports
  • games
  • cooking
  • arts and more.

4.30pm to 6pm

Porchlight are now running its BeYou project at our centres.

The project offers information, advice and support for LGBTQ+ young people aged 13 to 18.

You can meet new people who share some of the same feelings and experiences as you, socialise and just hang out in a safe and non-judgemental setting.

For more information or if you would like to join, email: beyou@porchlight.org.uk.

6pm to 8pm

For young people with disabilities or additional needs.

Activities will include:

  • sports
  • games
  • cooking
  • art
  • life skills and much more.

For ages 10 to 18.

Cost: free.

4.30pm to 6pm

Open session for young people.

Activities include:

  • sports
  • games
  • cooking
  • arts and much more.

For ages 8 to 12.

Cost: free.

6pm to 8pm

Offering a wide variety of art and craft activities including:

  • fashion design
  • painting
  • model making and much more.

There is also an opportunity to do an Arts Award.

For ages 11 to 19 (up to 25 with additional needs).

Cost: free.

WREC room

Level 1, Pentagon Shopping Centre Chatham, ME4 4BB.

3.30pm to 5.30pm

Come and chat about:

  • school
  • wellbeing
  • relationships
  • anything that is on your mind.

We also offer a range of activities such as:

  • pool table
  • table tennis table
  • Xbox.

For ages 11 and up.

Cost: free.

3.30pm to 5.30pm

Opportunity to learn new skills as well as develop existing ones. Learn to prepare new and exciting dishes.

For ages 11 to 16.

Cost: free.

3.30pm to 5.30pm

Porchlight are now running its BeYou project at our centres.

The project offers information, advice and support for LGBTQ+ young people aged 13 to 18.

You can meet new people who share some of the same feelings and experiences as you, socialise and just hang out in a safe and non-judgemental setting.

For more information or if you would like to join, email: beyou@porchlight.org.uk.

3.30pm to 5.30pm

Come and chat about:

  • school
  • wellbeing
  • relationships
  • anything that is on your mind.

We also offer a range of activities such as:

  • pool table
  • table tennis table
  • Xbox.

For ages 11 and up.

Cost: free.

3.30pm to 5.30pm

Come and chat about:

  • school
  • wellbeing
  • relationships
  • anything that is on your mind.

We also offer a range of activities such as:

  • pool table
  • table tennis table
  • Xbox.

For ages 11 and up.

Cost: free.

1.30pm to 3.30pm

For young people interested in role-play type games. Young people will have the chance to:

  • share their love of gaming
  • meet new people
  • inform future gaming sessions within the club.

For ages 11 to 16.

Cost: free.

Net Community Hub

70 Silverweed Road, Walderslade, ME5 0QX.

4.30pm to 6pm

An open meeting held on Microsoft Teams that runs alongside our hub session for those who cannot make it in person.

For ages 11 and up.

Cost: free.

3pm to 5pm

A drop in session for young people.

Tell us what you would like to do:

  • art
  • music
  • cooking
  • debates.

You tell us how this session runs.

For ages 11 to 16.

Cost: free.

Strood Community Shop

60-68 High Street, Strood, ME2 4AR.

3pm to 5pm

Advice and support session where you can come along and chat to youth workers about:

  • school
  • wellbeing
  • employment
  • relationships
  • anything that is on your mind.

For ages 11 and up.

Cost: free

Lordswood Library

33 Kestrel Road, Chatham, ME5 8TH.

6pm to 8pm

An after-school space where you can:

  • play sports
  • practice creative skills
  • meet with friends.

For ages 11 and up.

Cost: free

Christ Church

Luton Road, Luton, Chatham, ME4 5BT.

3pm to 5pm

An after-school space where you can:

  • play sports
  • practice creative skills
  • meet with friends.

For ages 10 and up.

Cost: free.

Online sessions

6pm to 8pm

An online space where you can:

  • hang out
  • play games
  • meet with friends
  • try new things.

For ages 11 and up.

To sign up for this session please email youth.enquiries@medway.gov.uk and complete the online registration form.

Other courses

Duke of Edinburgh (DofE)

You can complete your DofE with the youth service.

Visit the DofE page for more information.

If you have any questions, please email Angela Taylor at angela.taylor@medway.gov.uk.

Employability programme

We run a free employability programme for young people aged 16 to 21 (up to 25 with additional needs). 

To be eligible you must not be in:

  • employment
  • education
  • training.

The course offers:

  • CV writing support
  • interviewing techniques
  • job searching support.

We also offer specialised programming including the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Course. To find out more email beyourself@medway.gov.uk.

If you have any questions about our programmes, please email youth.enquiries@medway.gov.uk.