YMCA Bedfordshire


Our F4YP project helps support marginalised, disadvantaged 5-16 year old children young people and their peers, through after school and holiday clubs. The clubs mix fun with learning. They work closely with schools to support and build links with young people and their families.

By mitigating several of the 'risk' factors associated with family breakdown and increasing protective factors (providing opportunities for engagement, positive attitudes and relationships) we are aiming to reduce the potential of young people between the ages of 9-17 becoming displaced from their families and homes. Currently 85% of our residents aged 16-25 state family break down as the catalyst for their homelessness. 

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F4YP services offer a varied programme of activities throughout the academic year both after school and during school holidays. Activities are based around multi sports, music, singing, dance, drama, art, design & technology, science, literacy, canoeing, rock climbing and swimming, as well as offering additional supporting needs and pastoral care. We work alongside families and schools so as to make sure YP develop greater self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience, improved communication, social and problem solving skills, as well as helping to address further issues such social skills, bullying, isolation and emotional well being.

Activities are run by age ranges which are split by school year:

MINIS - years 1-4

JUNIORS - years 5-8

SENIORS - years 9-11

We are also able to offer discounts or FREE places to those in receipt of Pupil Premium/ Free School meals, as well as acknowledge and support those in hardship. To see the full list of activities and fees for this school year please click on the relevant link below.

We also offer swimming classes to those in year 1+, run in 6 week blocks on Thursdays at Polam Swimming school, Bedford. If you are interested in booking a place please contact a member of the F4YP team.


Summer Term After School Clubs 2018:

Seniors Swimming - Age 13-19 - 6 weeks 
Seniors Boxing - Age 12-16 – 6 weeks 
Music – Minis / Juniors & Seniors / Strings – 8 weeks 
Books & Games – All Ages – 10 Weeks 
Sport – All Ages – 10 weeks 
Dance – Minis / Juniors – 9 weeks 
Water Sports – (Beginners only) - 4 weeks 
Drama – 9 Weeks 


Future Holiday Course Dates 2017/18:

Easter Holiday Club – 9th-12th April – Mini’s, Juniors & Seniors​

Summer Holidays - Minis/Juniors 23/27th July & 30th July - 3rd August

Seniors Summer Dates TBC

October Half Term - Seniors Residential Date TBC

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Contact Details

Sophie Stock F4YP Activities Coordinator


01234 264109 direct line

01234 307040 YMCA Bedfordshire main office  


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