• A  A  A  

Community & Youth Work

Little Y
Activities for children in a purpose built facility offering arts, crafts, games, free play, baking, sports and activities.

Age group: 5-8 years

Venue: YMCA Barnsley

Sessions: Every Thursday during term time, 5:00-6:00pm

Cost: YMCA membership or 60p per session


Children’s Activities
Activity and youth clubs for children who live in the Central Area of Barnsley. Arts, sports and activities, horticulture, music, gaming, bushcraft, environmental activities & so much more…

Age group: 8-14 years

Venue: YMCA Barnsley & various locations in Dodworth, Central, Kingstone, Stairfoot & Worsbrough

Cost: FREE


Y Stay In Youth Club
A drop in youth club environment and activities for young people aged between 13 and 19 in a purpose built youth work facility in the Central Area. It is a well equipped youth club with music, gaming, a sports hall and indoor sports like Table tennis and Pool. It is staffed by a friendly team of YMCA youth workers and it has a great coffee bar and tuck shop.

Age group: 13 to 19

Venue: YMCA Barnsley

Sessions: Wednesdays during term time, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: FREE


Detached Youth Work
Street based youth work supporting young people in Gilroyd and the North Area of Barnsley.

Sessions: Tuesday & Thursday Evenings during term time

Cost: FREE


TYI Friday (Activities for children and young people with SEND)

Venue: YMCA Barnsley

  • YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 8-11 YEARS – 4:00-6:00pm
  • YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 11-19 YEARS – 6:30-8:30pm

TYI Friday (THANK YOU IT’S FRIDAY) is part of the Aiming High Short Breaks Provision and provides a range of youth club type activities for participants including personal and social development.

Cost: FREE


If you would like anymore information about the above sessions please visit our YMCA Barnsley page via Facebook or contact us.


Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

6 hours ago

YMCA Barnsley

Happy Thursday folks 🙂 Our archive photo's today are from 2008 again. This time a lantern making workshop for the 'Field of Lights' project which if my memory serves me was a BMBC arts development initiative. An old friend of YMCA Barnsley artist James Brunt is on one of the photos, James runs his own arts organisation these days and his particular area of interest is natural and land art. Using the resources mother nature provides us with in a respectful way, he creates wonderful sculptures and installations for us to gaze at and wonder...'how did he do that!?' 🙂 Have a look through his work hereabouts www.jamesbruntartist.co.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

James' work is beautifully bonkers. Whilst he has been on lockdown he experimented with different mediums to hand. This picture is made up of the contents of his sewing box 🙂

That was an amazing project - the parade at Cannon Hall was so magical.

1 day ago

YMCA Barnsley

Good morning folks 🙂 Here's some more photo's from our archives, 2009 this time. These show young people making preparations for opening our allotment and planting some of our first crops. As we very gently re emerge our allotment is going to be an invaluable resource for working with young people and families. Even for those of us without green fingers, it's a fab place to just sit, and reflect, and watch the bugs coming and going 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Wow I can’t believe it was that long ago! I feel old...er!🤣