School’s out for Summer. YMCA GO! has all the best places to go and things to do for young people this Summer. We invite you to take a look below at all of our activities and get ready to join us for this year’s YMCA GO! Summer Spectacular. 

*Some activities may require pre-payment to secure your place, you will be advised on booking which activities pre-payment is needed.

GO! Create: Photography

£10.00 per person

Young people are all about exploring, adventure and imagination! What better way to put these to good use, than learning the creative art of photography. Photography Workshops teach introductory techniques to encourage imaginative story-telling style photography using film. This photography class will focus on fun and exploration! Broken into smaller groups, one group developing black and white film, the other group print off phone/camera images, create zines. The groups will then swap over, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to develop film and make a zine.

9 am - 4 pm

2 Spaces Available

SPACE Scheme - Manifold Valley

FREE

This child-friendly route in the White Peak manages to pack a decent amount of interest into a relatively short ride. Starting at Hulme End, it is a gentle amble through the picturesque valleys of the Hamps and Manifold rivers, via the hamlet of Ecton, passing beneath the famous Thor’s Cave gaping over the trail from its position up in the limestone spur.

10 am - 3 pm

FULLY BOOKED

GO! Explore - South West Peaks

£5.00 per person

Join us for some unlimited amounts of fun! The South West Peak is an untamed area of upland and associated foothills in the south-west part of the Peak District National Park. GO! Explore and GO! Wild whilst having the adventure of a lifetime.

9 am - 4 pm

10 Spaces Available

Community Picnic - Tunstall

FREE

YMCA North Staffordshire’s Community Picnics will be taking place across the city over the summer holidays. Everyone is welcome to our free Community Picnics. We will have food and drink, arts & crafts and sports activities as we believe in healthy and active kids. We cannot guarantee that the sun will shine, but we can guarantee is that you will have a fantastic time.

1 pm - 2 pm

WELCOME TO ALL

GO! Climb

£0.50 per person

You are provided with some high-quality facilities that are perfect for all ages and abilities. Are you up for the challenge to climb to the very top! Set your best time and challenge your friends. Start with the easier routes and then aim for the most challenging ones. GO! Climb

6 pm - 8 pm

20 Spaces Available

GO! Trampolining

£2.50 per person

This jump-tastic activity is a fun and friendly way to keep the youngsters active. Learn a new skill and a new sport whilst having fun. Whether they are reaching for the stars or aiming to pull off the most amazing trick. Trampolining is a great indoor exercise.

11 am - 1:30 pm

11 Spaces Available

ST6 Youth Club: Music

£0.50 per person

We are proud of our marvellous youth clubs. Over the summer holidays, there is so much to enjoy and our theme for this week is music – this will be a music and movement session with Arts Brasil – featuring Portuguese capoeira. (This is a martial art, that integrates dance, acrobatics, and music)

6 - 8 pm

50 Spaces Available

SPACE Scheme - Fishing

FREE

Fishing can be a fantastic and fun sport for kids. Learn how to introduce fishing to your prospective young angler and enjoy a wonderful activity that promotes quality friend’s time together. Fishing is a rewarding sport — your youngster can get away from the hustle to enjoy the fresh air, learn about the environment, and even develop patience. Best of all, fishing is quality time spent together talking, laughing, and even sitting quietly side by side.

9 am - 4 pm

FULLY BOOKED

Paintballing

£15.00 per person

Fun, friendly and competitive its a bit like playing Monopoly really but with paintball guns, masks, camouflage suits and a team target to capture. Okay its nothing like Monopoly but there is so much to enjoy, in this enthralling activity.

9:15 am - 4 pm

26 Spaces Available

YMCA Community Meal

FREE

Join us for August’s FREE Community Meal. Our hosts this month are the incredible team from Staffordshire University. This will be the fourth time the University will host our Community Meal and they are simply quite delicious.

12 pm - 1 pm

WELCOME TO ALL

Fenton Youth Club: Music

£0.50 per person

We are proud of our marvellous youth clubs. Over the summer holidays, there is so much to enjoy and our theme for this week is music – this will be a music and movement session with Arts Brasil – featuring Portuguese capoeira. (This is a martial art, that integrates dance, acrobatics, and music)

6 - 8 pm

50 Spaces Available

Goldenhill Fun Day

FREE

For everyone to come along and enjoy. Top entertainment and activities for people of all ages. Shopping experience with a difference and relax in our social club lounge setting. YMCA GO! youth club featuring circus skills, plate spinning, face painting, balloon modelling and there is so much more.

11 am - 4 pm

WELCOME TO ALL

GO! Dance with Ruff & Ruby

£0.50 per person

Our most excellent friends at Ruff & Ruby join us for some dazzling dancing. Dive right into your summer holidays and bask in a splash of creativity! Young dancers can expect to get energised in dynamic dance sessions. Expect the unexpected.

2 pm - 3 pm

WELCOME TO ALL

BIG CITY PASSPORT - Newcastle

£7.50 per person

Home of the Angel of the North. The rejuvenated quayside is home to internationally regarded music arenas and art museums in addition to its many bridges. We head to the renowned Beamish Museum – the Living Museum of the North

8 am - 8 pm

36 Spaces Available

Transport

Transport is provided for most of the sessions and activities listed. You must request transport from one of our pick up points when making a booking with the YMCA GO! team. Pickups and Drop-offs start and finish one hour either side of session times. Specific times will be given once a booking has been made.

Locations are:

  • YMCA, Edinburgh House, Harding Rd (Reception)
  • Fenton, Fenton Manor Leisure Centre
  • Fenton, Temple Street Methodist Church
  • Bentilee, Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre
  • Stoke, West End Community Centre
  • Central Forest Park (meet by the kiosk)
  • Fegg Hayes, ST6 Hub
  • Goldenhill, Goldenhill Scout Hut
  • Burslem Children’s Centre, Port Vale FC
  • Middleport, St Paul’s Church
  • Northwood, Northwood Parish Hall
  • Longton, St Thomas More Catholic Academy
  • Blurton, Blurton Community Hub
  • Meir, Meir Education Centre

Information

How to book:

  • Call 01782 222376 [ext – 234] (9 am -5 pm)
  • Ask for YMCA GO!
  • And… book your place today.

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