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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.


2 days ago

YMCA Barnsley

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and staying safe. Our YMCA team are currently in the process of finding ideas of how we can all stay connected during this time until all our clubs, detached sessions and other provision that we offer can reopen.

Please keep checking our Facebook page so that you can keep your children updated on the different things we will be posting on our page.

For any of our young people / parents / carers who may need to contact us our project coordinator will be able to receive texts on our YMCA mobile the number is: 07305599076

Our email to contact the team is: info@ymcabarnsley.org.uk

Take care and stay safe.

YMCA Barnsley Team
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