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.
We currently run Youth schemes in:
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, Basingstoke, RG22 4ER
Dates: One Saturday a month | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon – Fri)
Times: Full days run 10am – 4pm
Cost: Full days cost £30
Key staff: Amy Wittish and Samantha Horwood
Phone: 07720 092 181
Location: N/A – out scheme. Usual meeting point: Westgate Leisure Centre, Chichester, PO19 1RJ
Dates: Every other Saturday, once a week in Easter Holidays, twice a week in Summer Holidays
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £30 per day
Key staff: Sara Trott and Jess Luter
Phone: 07779 440084
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
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
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
Key staff: Jess Luter and Madi Cathrow
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
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