List of Bristol organisations and charities that offer activities for children and young people.

There many youth and play activity sessions for children and young people in Bristol, such as:

  • sports
  • arts and crafts
  • educational workshops

These provide a safe and supportive environment where children and young people can:

  • socialise
  • take part in fun activities
  • access resources and programs aimed at their personal and social development

Find activities for children and young people

These activities have been identified by Bristol City Council in partnership with Bristol Youth and Play Alliance.

Watch our video to find out more about what youth and play services mean to young people in Bristol.

Other organisations and charities

The following Bristol organisations and charities also offer additional activities and support for young people.

Children and Young People's Network

There's a wide range of sessions and support on offer across the city for children and young people. Check the Children and Young People's Network website.

Bristol SEND

The SEND Local Offer website is a single place of information about services and support for children and young people from birth to 25 years old who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND), and for their families and carers.


Give girls and young women a space where they can:

  • be themselves
  • have fun
  • build friendships
  • gain life skills
  • make a positive difference to their lives and their communities

For more information, go to the Girlguiding website Go to (opens new window).

Bristol Museums

Offers a variety of family fun events during the holidays and weekends.

There are also regular museums learning workshops for school children and young people, as well as home educating families.

For more information, go to the What's on at Bristol Museums website and the Bristol Museums Learning website.


Provide adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for young people.

Scouts believe that boys and girls develop most when they:

  • are given responsibility
  • work in teams
  • take acceptable risks
  • think for themselves

For more information, go to the Scouts website Go to (opens new window).

Sea Cadets

Run a program for young people to try activities like sailing, canoeing, sports and adventure training.

They also teach young people other skills, including:

  • computers
  • cookery
  • engineering
  • navigation
  • the art of seamanship

For more information, go to the Sea Cadets website Go to (opens new window).

Sports and fitness

Bristol offers plenty of outdoor spaces and opportunities for physical activity as well as coaching opportunities for young people.

For more information, go to the Sports and fitness webpage and the Parks and open spaces webpage.

Other support

Find other advice, and support for young people in Bristol.