List of Bristol organisations and charities that offer activities and support for young people.

Bristol City Council funds  pdf activity sessions (497 KB) for the benefit of children and young people.

The following Bristol organisations and charities also offer additional activities and support for young people.

There's a wide range of sessions and support on offer across the city for children and young people. Check the Children and Young People's Network website.

Bristol SEND

The SEND Local Offer website is a single place of information about services and support for children and young people from birth to 25 years old who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND), and for their families and carers. Bristol SEND local offer.

Campus Skate Parks

Campus is a youth work organisation that uses the positive energy and influence of skateboarding to engage with children and young people. It has two indoor venues in both North and South Bristol each with their own identity and unique design to cater for all ages and abilities.

For more information, go to the Campus Skate Park website.

Empire Fighting Chance

A charity based in Easton which combines non-contact boxing sessions with intensive personal support to inspire young people aged 8 to 25.

Empire Fighting Chance offers psychologically informed programmes which help young people to:

  • improve their mental health and build resilience
  • stay clear of crime, gangs and violence
  • return to school
  • progress in education and employment

For more information, go to the Empire Fighting Chance website Go to (opens new window).


Give girls and young women a space where they can:

  • be themselves
  • have fun
  • build friendships
  • gain life skills
  • make a positive difference to their lives and their communities

For more information, go to the Girlguiding website Go to (opens new window).

Knowle West Media Centre

Jump Studios is Knowle West Media Centre's programme for young people.  They offer a range of after-school groups, creative courses, work experience, training opportunities and holiday activities.

For more information, go to the Knowle West Media Centre website.

Bristol Museums

Offers a variety of family fun events during the holidays and weekends.

There are also regular museums learning workshops for school children and young people, as well as home educating families.

For more information, go to the What's on at Bristol Museums website and the Bristol Museums Learning website.


Provide adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for young people.

Scouts believe that boys and girls develop most when they:

  • are given responsibility
  • work in teams
  • take acceptable risks
  • think for themselves

For more information, go to the Scouts website Go to (opens new window).

Sea Cadets

Run a program for young people to try activities like sailing, canoeing, sports and adventure training.

They also teach young people other skills, including:

  • computers
  • cookery
  • engineering
  • navigation
  • the art of seamanship

For more information, go to the Sea Cadets website Go to (opens new window).

Sports and fitness

Bristol offers plenty of outdoor spaces and opportunities for physical activity as well as coaching opportunities for young people.

For more information, go to the Sports and fitness webpage and the Parks and open spaces webpage.