Youth Membership

For just £40 a month, Villager Membership gives young people aged 11-17 unlimited* access to our incredible new youth programme, plus access to YMCA facilities during Open Sessions.

Whether you want to have fun, play sports, work out, socialise, get motivated, learn skills, or try something exciting and new, it’s all waiting for you right here at the Village.

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If you already have a Youth Membership, book your next session below and see what The Village has to offer…


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A youth programme unlike any other


What’s not to love about the Village? Along with state-of-the-art facilities, such as one of the largest climbing centres in the region, our dedicated staff are here to support you and help motivate you to reach new heights. Villager Membership gives you unlimited* access to an extraordinary range of activities, sessions, and spaces, including:

  • After school clubs – fun, safe, professionally run clubs, straight after school
  • Homework clubs – a quiet space where you’ll be supported to do your best work
  • Art clubs – a chance to get creative and express yourself through art
  • Football – coached and open sessions on our 3G, all-weather pitches
  • Climbing sessions – a fun taster of climbing with experienced coaches
  • Plus so much more!

This programme was designed to give you loads to choose from, but we won’t tell you what to do – come to as many or as few sessions as you like; try new things or stick to your favourites. If you just want to relax in our games room or cinema club, that’s fine by us. Want to try something new? You’ll find so much under one roof, including football, cooking, journalism, climbing, soft archery, and much more.

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Exceptional value

Come to as many sessions as you like – the price doesn’t go up! And all for not much more than £1 a day!

Led by you

Try something new or get stuck into old favourites – the choice is yours

A place to belong

You’ll belong from day one – our friendly team are on hand to support you every day

Youth Villager Membership

Note: 4-17’s can attend open climbing sessions when accompanied and supervised by a climbing competent parent or guardian who has completed a YMCA novice supervision induction.

Opportunity for all

Everyone should have a fair chance to discover who they are and what they can become.

At YMCA, we believe that every child and young person should be given an equal opportunity to develop their interests and fulfil their potential. We are proud to offer support for families who are unable pay full price for a youth membership.

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Information for parents

YMCA is dedicated to the highest standards of safeguarding, overseen by our Director of Safeguarding and Advocacy. The venue can only be accessed by signing in and out, and parental consent is required before a young person can do that for themselves. Our staff are qualified, following robust, audited processes, meaning your children are safe while pursuing something meaningful after school and at weekends. Our team are always there to guide and mentor, so your children will be supported at all times.

If you have any questions, please email and we’ll be happy to help.



  • Contact Us

    Have any questions about Membership, or our programme for Adults? Visit us in reception, call us on 01636 233125 or via our online enquiry form.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Do my parents/carers have to sign me in/out? Can I walk home on my own?​

    • Parents need to sign young people in/out each day, but if you’d prefer to come and go on your own there’s a form for parents to sign saying that’s okay.

    Can I come to village every afternoon?​

    • You’re more than welcome to come as often as you like! During term-time, sessions run every weekday from 4pm-6.30pm, and 11am-3pm on Saturdays too.
    • Youth Members have unlimited access, while non-members pay per session.
    • During school holidays, sessions stop to make way for our highly anticipated holiday camp – Camp Williams.

    Do I need to sign in?

    • It’s really important we know who is in the Village at any time so we can keep everyone safe and accounted for. Please sign in and out with the session coordinator every day.

    What do I need to bring with me?

    • Keep an eye on the weather and make sure you bring the right kind of clothing.
    • A water bottle and snack are also recommended.
    • YMCA can’t take responsibility for any lost/damaged personal property brought to the Village

    Can I stay in the games room all evening?

    • You can choose how to spend your time at the Village. We encourage trying new things for all the satisfaction they can bring you, but we don’t tell you what to do. You’re more than welcome to relax and socialise in the games room as much as you’d like.
  • Terms & Conditions

    T&CS apply. Additional costs apply for the Clip & Climb wall and occasional selected activities where stated on the programme. Access to classes and facilities is subject to availability and our Fair Use Policy (subject to change).

    Join as a YMCA Supporter Member for a small annual fee of just £15, then choose to pay a monthly amount for Villager Membership (giving you unlimited access) or pay-as-you-go for individual sessions and classes. All sessions must be pre-booked.


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