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

The APE Project

Is based in St Pauls Adventure Playground and provides fun opportunities for young people.  They promote creativity, healthy lifestyles, community development, and environmental awareness and to highlight the value and profile of outdoor exploration.  They have a strong focus on practical skills, tool work, craft and cooperation.

For more information, go to the APE Project 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. Bristol SEND local offer.

Campus Skate Parks

Campus is a youth work organisation that uses the positive energy and influence of skateboarding to engage with children and young people. It has two indoor venues in both North and South Bristol each with their own identity and unique design to cater for all ages and abilities.

For more information, go to the Campus Skate Park website.

Empire Fighting Chance

A boxing club that enables young people to fulfil their potential, by raising aspiration and building self-confidence to:

  • make better and informed life choices
  • staying clear of crime and violence
  • progress in education and employment

For more information, go to the Empire Fighting Chance website Go to (opens new window).

Full Circle

Helps young people and families in St Pauls to gain skills and get involved with their community.  They offer a creative space to socialise and provide number of activities for young people including; music production, football, table tennis, basketball and computer games. 

For more information, go to the Full Circle website.


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).

Knowle West Media Centre

Jump Studios is Knowle West Media Centre's programme for young people.  They offer a range of after-school groups, creative courses, work experience, training opportunities and holiday activities.

For more information, go to the Knowle West Media Centre website.

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).

Southmead Development Trust

Have a Youth Centre which has a fully equipped activity room with computers and a kitchen, plus a sports hall and gym for physical activities such as Ten-Chi-Ryu MMA and boxing.

For more information, go to the Southmead Development Trust website.

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.

Young Bristol

A network of youth clubs, offering young people a safe place where they can be involved in:

  • sports
  • arts
  • outdoor activities
  • personal development activities such as the National Citizens Service or becoming Outdoor Instructors

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

Youth Moves

Is a youth work charity that works with young people, families, schools and communities across South Bristol.  They provide a range of services including youth clubs, one-to-one mentoring and volunteering opportunities.

For more information, go to the Youth Moves website.