Youth

Youth

Fun & friendship

Challengers Youth schemes are places where disabled young people aged 13 to 18 can come to have fun, spend time with their friends, and take part in exciting trips and activities.

Our Youth schemes run at weekends and weekday evenings during term-time, and during the week in the school holidays.

Caring for individual needs

Our staff are highly trained to cater to every young person’s needs and we work closely with parents to determine whether their young person requires 2:1, 1:1 or non 1:1 support, so when they come to Challengers you can feel reassured that they are safe, supported and happy.

Our non-exclusion policy means that we’ll always find a way to make sure that every young person can come along and enjoy themselves at Challengers – even if that means our team investing in new training or equipment. 

Facilities and Activities

Each Youth scheme is set up with different areas, including open spaces for free play, a kitchen area for making tasty creations, an outdoor space for fun and games, and quiet areas where young people can chill out together. 

Our Youth workers put on different activities every day, including music workshops, baking and sports, as well as day trips to exciting places like bowling, the beach, the zoo or even a theme park. We listen carefully to what young people would like to do and adapt our activities to suit them. 

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Locations

We currently run Youth schemes in: 

  • Basingstoke
  • Chichester
  • Eastleigh 
  • Farnham
  • Guildford 
  • Havant
  • Richmond  

If Challengers sounds like a good fit for your young person, follow the instructions below to register to book.

Our Youth schemes

Location: Chalk Ridge Primary School, Sullivan Road, Basingstoke, RG22 4ER 

Dates: One Saturday a month | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon to Fri)

Times: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £30 per day

Key staff: Amy Wittish and Samantha Horwood 

Phone: 07881 376 911

Email: BasingstokeYouthscheme@disability-challengers.org  

Location: Trips based scheme, meeting locations vary

Dates: Two Saturdays a month | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon – Fri)

Times: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £30 per day

Key staff: Jess Luter and Madi Cathrow

Phone: 07779 440084

Email: ChichesterYouthscheme@disability-challengers.org

Location: Pavilion on the Park, Eastleigh, SO50 9LH

Dates: One Saturday a month | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon – Fri)

Times: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £30 per day

Key staff: Amy Wittish and Owen Macdonald

Phone: 078163 37384

Email: EastleighYouthscheme@disability-challengers.org 

Location: Challengers Farnham Youthcentre, St James Avenue, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9QF

Dates: Saturdays | Wednesday Youth Nights | Half-term | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon – Fri)

Times: Full days run 10am – 4pm | Youth Nights run 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Cost: Full days cost £30, Youth Nights cost £10

Key staff: April Woodburn

Phone: 07500834242

Email: FarnhamYouthscheme@disability-challengers.org

Location: Bellfields Youth Centre, Guildford, GU1 1NS

Dates: Saturdays | Thursday Youth Nights | Half-term | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon – Fri)

Times: Full days run 10am – 4pm, Youth Nights run 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Cost: £30 per day, Youth Nights cost £10

Key staff: Hannah Burcombe

Phone: 07881 376914

Email: GuildfordYouthscheme@disability-challengers.org

Location: Barncroft Primary School, Park Lane, Bedhampton, Havant, PO9 3HN

Dates: Two Saturdays a month | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon – Fri)

Times: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Cost: £30 per day, Youth Nights cost £10

Key staff: Jess Luter and Madi Cathrow

Phone: 07779 440084

Email: HavantYouthscheme@disability-challengers.org

Location: Whitton Youth Zone, 1 Britannia Lane, Whitton, TW2 7JX

Dates: Saturdays | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon – Fri)

Times: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free for Kingston and Richmond residents (spaces funded by Achieving for Children) 

Key staff: Josie Ames and Alice MacArthur

Phone: 07912 296 782

Email: RichmondYouthscheme@disability-challengers.org

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How to book

If you’d like to book a place for your child to attend Challengers, please visit our Bookings page to complete the Registration form. Once registered, our Play and Leisure Team will be in touch with more information on how to book.  

If you have any queries, you can contact the team on 01483 230 939, or by emailing PlayandLeisureTeam@disability-challengers.org