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: Grafitti

£10.00 per person

Entrepreneurs aim is to alter the negative perceptions of graffiti and Street art through quality murals and other painted commissions and projects that engage businesses and communities. Through our Graffiti workshop, young people will delve into the creative skills of street art in an environment where they can have fun and express themselves within a specially designated area.

9 am - 4 pm

3 Spaces Available

SPACE Scheme - Manifold Valley


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


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 - Fenton


Back for 2019, 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


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

23 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

19 Spaces Available

Matilda the Musical - London

£20.00 per person

Adapted from the incomparable children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company that continues to delight audiences in the West End. To enjoy a theatrical performance there is no place like the West End.

9 am - 8 pm

14 Spaces Available

ST6 Youth Club: Film Night

£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 Hollywood – the silver screen is calling for you, the question is who’s bringing the popcorn?

6 - 8 pm

50 Spaces Available

SPACE Scheme - Fishing


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


GO! Explore - Crocky Trail

£10.00 per person

Get ready for an adventure that even Indiana Jones would be proud of! The Crocky Trail is an immense stretch of activity, challenge and, most importantly, fun!

They can’t promise an ancient artefact at the end of this adventure playground, however, they can assure you that you’ll enjoy the journey! As you walk in you face your first test with a series of gravity-defying scary slides. At the bottom, with your heart already racing, you’ll embark on a trail through fields before reaching the Crocky Stream.

9 am - 4 pm

30 Spaces Available

Ice Skating

£5.00 per person

What better way to beat the heat of summer with a nice refreshing skate in the indoor fridge, well ice rink. Ice skating is fun whether it is your first time on the ice or your 700th. Share moments with your friends of fun, laughter and maybe a few near skids.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Fenton Youth Club: Film Night

£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 Hollywood – the silver screen is calling for you, the question is who’s bringing the popcorn?

6 - 8 pm

50 Spaces Available

Just So Festival

£ 15.00 per person

Just So Festival is an imaginative outdoor family-friendly adventure like no other and the best young festival in the UK. With a love of stories and childhood escapades at its heart, Just So Festival enables young people to step out of their day to day lives and into a wonderland of world-class literature, arts, theatre, dance, music, comedy and creative pursuits together.

9 am - 7 pm

22 Spaces Available


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


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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