Community and Activity Village

A community hub unlike anywhere else in the UK

The YMCA Community and Activity Village is our flagship project in Newark. It’s not-for-profit, inclusive and accessible.

It’s a space brimming with transformational opportunities and integrated programmes for families at every point in their lives. Whether your ambitions are in art, music, health or the Olympics, our facilities and programmes are there for everyone in Newark and Sherwood.

Is the YMCA Community and Activity Village open?

Absolutely! The first phase of the site is operational (our 3G football pitches and brand new athletics track), with the rest of the space set to open in Spring 2021.


Development update – Summer 2019

YMCA Newark and Sherwood are delighted to officially confirm Spring 2021 for the completion of the Community and Activity Village. 

The Village is YMCA’s flagship project in Newark and the first new YMCA to open in the UK for forty years.


What’s coming next?

The next stages of development will increase the number of outdoor activities on site, and establish a central community building full of opportunities for young people and families.

Every facility planned is designed to drive our charity’s work: to improve healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.

Opportunities will include:

Healthy Living Youth Development Social Responsibility
Olympic climbing wallDigital media suitesCommunity cafe
Cycle trackArt studioFurther education classes
Kayaking and canoeingRecording and rehearsal spaceCommunity volunteering
Dance studioNurseryAdult education
Health provisionSensory RoomCommunity training kitchen

The YMCA Village is not-for-profit and locally funded by our charity. If you or your business would like to support us or sponsor the building, please get in touch.


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