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Play and Youth Provision in Nottingham City

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Nottingham City Council Play and Youth Centres, delivers a wide range of social and recreational activities. We provide music, dance arts, sports and adventure activities as well as usual play and youth sessions activities, such as arts & craft, cooking, Gaming, Pool, Table tennis, Games.

From 8th March 2021, the government introduced a four-step roadmap. We will be adapting our services as we work through the steps, following National Public Health guidance and the National Youth Association guidance. Nottingham City Council Play and Youth Service will remain active and we are currently providing; outreach and intervention work, online sessions, telephone support.

We also offer face-face 1‐1 support and small support group sessions for Children and Young People who require additional support, 5‐17 years old, invite only. All sessions must be booked in advance and are delivered following social distance guidelines and cleaning regimes are in place.

Young People 11+ are asked to wear a mask

Play Sessions are for 5 to 13 years of age

Junior Youth sessions are for 11 to 14 years of age

Youth Sessions are for 11 to 16 years of age

For further information please see the below contact details. If you, or a young person you support are struggling, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Southglade Access Centre: 0115 8761890

Bulwell Riverside Play and Youth Centre: 0115 8833540

Broxtowe Children Centre: 0115 876 2888

Clifton Young Peoples Centre on: 0115 876 27777

St Ann’s Adventure Playground on: 0115 9599576

All support group /sessions are currently by invite only, must be booked in advance.


Activities and Ideas to try at home

Stuck for ideas and support for what to do with your Child or Teen while at home? Please have a look on the following table links for ideas to support you at this difficult time.


Links to advice and support websites

  • RSPB Wild Challenge is your chance to help wildlife, explore nature, and work towards awards by making your way through a heap of wild activities!
  • Covibook an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic:
  • Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here
  • Child Line - for a range of useful information regarding mental health and emotional support.
  • For online support with emotional and personal issues visit Kooth website



Concerned about a child? Please call:

Children and Families Direct telephone number is 0115 876 4800

(Monday- Friday. 8.30am-5.00pm outside of these hours only emergency safeguarding calls will be taken).

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