Please see here for the changes to our opening times over the Christmas & New Year period

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Free Activities for Young People

YMCA Walthamstow’s Youth Service has a range of activities for young people, of all ages and abilities. If you are between 11–21 years of age then this is the service for you. We believe that all young people deserve the best possible start in life, to be inspired and to reach their full potential. Our Youth Service programmes and activities aim to achieve this by providing opportunities and support for young people.

If you are interested in hanging out in a safe place, meeting new people and taking part in a wide range of activities – then why not come down to our Youth Centre. We are always revising our activities to ensure that we have something for everyone.

Christmas break: we will be closed from Wednesday 19 December until Monday 14 January 2019.

Activities will resume on Tuesday 15 January.

Why not find out what accreditation you can do with us? There are many opportunities such as Duke of Edinburgh or the Arts Awards.

For more information contact us

020 8509 4600

Shout Out to Our Jack Petchey Awardees for 2017!

We would like to show our appreciation and give a special ‘shout out’ to all the young people who have contributed to our successes and achievements across many of our projects, and as a result have become Jack Petchey Silver Level Awardees. These young people have undertaken tireless hours of commitment, effort and determination to overcome their own struggles and hardships to persevere in the midst of adversity, which has been truly amazing and we are indebted to you all. Silver Level Jack Petchey Awardees:

Gabya Nakrosiute  – Diva Zone

Daisy Kelly-Green – youth Gym, AMP (Stop Animation and Dance)

Mark Omeonga – Basketball

Huseyin Sulayici – Basketball

So on behalf of the YMCA Walthamstow Youth Service Team, we would like to say a special ‘thank you’ to all our participants.

We would also like to thank all those organisations who have generously funded our Youth work:


Contact us

YMCA Walthamstow
642 Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 3EF | T 020 8509 4600 | E