After School, Toddler and Youth Clubs
Southwark has a good selection of youth clubs and organised activities for the afterschool and the holiday period. Most are fully accessible but in this section you will also find information on services that offer specialist provision.
Southwark's Play Service offers a free, exclusive session for children with autism or a learning disability and their parent/carers at Peckham Rye Park Adventure Playground on Sundays 11am-2pm (term time only).
• ‘Mixables’ youth club
• Holiday Trips
• The Connect 2 Befriending scheme for 14-18 year olds
Disabled Young People or those with Special Educational Needs aged 12-18, living in Southwark.
Young people must be registered disabled or have a special educational needs statement and ideally have a designated social worker.
Our building is fully wheelchair accessible, our staff are all experienced in working with disabled young people and we have achieved the ‘Inclusive and Active 2’ standard mark as an organisation.
We provide a minibus pick up from Spa school to Mixables club and can provide lifts home (to homes in Southwark) if young people can’t be picked up or travel home independently.
• Mixables Club at the Salmon Youth Centre every term time Friday 3.30-5.30pm.
• Day and residential trips during the school holidays which must be booked in advance.
• Connect 2 Befriending scheme – an adult volunteer will meet up with a young person every fortnight to go out and do fun things as well as learn independence skills.
By being referred by your social worker / teacher or health professional.
The service is funded by Southwark Council
• Mixables club – 50p a session
• Day trips – usually around £10
• Residential trips (4/5 days) usually around £70
• Connect 2 Befriending - free
The Salmon Youth Centre in Bermondsey recognises and accepts it responsibility as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and sub-legislation contained therein. The Centre, as a Data Controller, will take all reasonable steps to meet this responsibility and to promote good practice in the handling and use of personal information. In particular the Centre will comply with the Data Protection Principles set out in the 1998 Act.
If young people share confidential information about themselves with us we do not pass this on to outside bodies unless we are concerned that there young person is at risk of harm – in which case we may share information with social services and / or the police.
The Salmon Youth Centre in Bermondsey although partially funded by Southwark council and numerous other donors is an independent Charity and Company limited by guarantee. We are over seen by a board of trustees who hold us to our mission statement which is ‘To inspire young people to realise their potential, to contribute positively to the communities in which they live and to discover meaning and direction for their lives.’ Therefore you can be assured that we will always work with the good of the young people and families as our highest priority.
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The Salmon Youth Centre, 43 Old Jamaica Rd, London, SE16 4TE
For more information please contact: Miranda Haslem on 020 7232 5301 or 07945 859051 or call Salmon Youth Centre on: 020 7237 3788
All Aboard Club runs inclusive play sessions for autistic and ADHD children, where they can build and play with our huge train sets in a safe and understanding environment. All Aboard Club is run by experts with lived and professional of autism and ADHD, so we understand the children and how to provide a suitable environment to allow them to play together and develop their social and communication skills.
All Aboard Club runs play sessions at a number of venues across London.
No formal diagnosis or referral is required, please see our website for details and to book tickets to attend a session: https://www.allaboardclub.com/play-sessions/
Tickets are on sale on our website at the above link. Parents/carers get in to our event free. Prices vary depending on the venue and event. We offer discounts for families with unwaged parents.
Phone: 07948 407343
- Meet other parents and our visiting professionals
- Watch and join in with your child’s play in a safe environment.
- Learn about fun things to do to help your child develop.
At each session there will be either an external visitor or an internal professional from our school.
Dates and times
Charles Dickens School, Toulmin Street, London SE1 1AF
Download our flyer for more information (pdf, 900kb)
Time & Talents is a lively, busy community organisation based Rotherhithe, Canada Water and Bermondsey. Set in a leafy heritage venue in an old mortuary (which is much nicer than it sounds!), as well as in T&T2, our second venue in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Time & Talents has something for everyone.
Community learning and leisure
Our community programme offers a wealth of informal community learning and social opportunities, including gardening, crafts, chess and mindfulness, plus a wide range of hosted activities.
Events and celebrations
We offer a variety of community parties, events and celebrations, because they’re the best – and most fun! – way to bring communities together and build supportive relationships.
For Children and Families
Across our two venues – The Old Mortuary near Rotherhithe tube station, and T&T2 in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre – we have a wide range of super fun activities for kids of all ages, from tiny ones to teenagers.
We run everything from play groups and school holiday activity clubs, to nature-based learning groups for little ones. And all activities for kids and families are absolutely FREE!