Clubs and Activities for Young People in Andover

25/04/2022

Here is a list of local clubs and activities for our Young People in Andover aged 11 plus to enjoy.


Please feel free to email me details of any that we have missed and that you would like added sarah.gisbourne@unityonline.org.uk

Sport themed groups and activities

Andover Town Football club

Andover New Street Youth Football

CK Andover Football – contact Melissa James

Gemimi Netball Group, Andover leisure centre
Children’s netball club based at Andover Leisure Centre and train on Monday evenings.
They run Bee Netball for years 3-6 and Year 7-8 training groups with older age groups planned.
gemininetballclub@gmail.com

Fighting Falcons School of Martial Arts, Walworth Ind estate, Andover
Contact Gordan Mitchell, 07799 006453

Junior Parkrun, Charlton
Saturdays 9am, free to join, needs to register online first , https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register

Andover Athletics Club, Charlton Sports and Leisure Centre, Andover.
Anyone can go along to the club on a Mon or Thurs (between 5.45pm & 6pm) and ask for Heather Boyd. Heather will then explain what the training sessions involve and you can join in or stay and watch to see what goes on.

Golf4kidz, based at The Hampshire Golf Academy in Andover and is run by PGA Coach Tim Baker.
Age range, 6 -13, older young people are welcomed, can be contacted on 07800800264, email info@thehampshiregolfacademy.co.uk

The Sports Academy previously known as The Depot or The Depot Youth Complex, West Portway business park, Andover.
Martial arts and football
Contact number, 01264 334366

Pezzaz Street Football, based at Winton School
https://pezzazstreetsoccer.com/sessions/weekly-sessions, Contact Perry, 07818 225592

Andover BMX track, West Portway, Andover
https://www.andoverbmx.co.uk/

Andover Leisure Centre,
Teens from age 11 years can use the gym. Up to 4 teens aged 11-15 years must be accompanied by an adult/guardian aged over 16.
Unaccompanied sessions run:
Monday – Friday 3.15pm-4.15pm & 4.15pm-5.15pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 11am
These sessions must be booked in advance and there are a maximum of 16 spaces per session.
Call 01264 347100 to book a place.
Also available swimming, climbing wall, badminton, squash, tennis, gymnastics.
They host a Roller disco every Saturday 4pm-6pm, run by Sk8.
Admission £6.50 pp inc skate hire, £6.00 pp with own skates, spectators 50p.

Andover Tennis Club
They run club night (open to all) on a Friday at John Hanson School.
01264 723949

Andover Swimming and Water Polo Club

Based out of Andover Leisure Centre and offer swim coaching and training for children aged 8 upwards, www.andoverswimming.co.uk , email  membership.aswpc@gmail.com

Arts


Chapel Arts, St Marys Church ground
Run a range of creative workshops and events throughout the year, please visit their website for the latest offerings, www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk


The Artroom, Walworth Enterprise Centre
Saturday art clubs, kids’ art for 6- to 11-year-olds. The bronze art award for 12 plus. Further details on his website, www.the-artroom.com. Contact John Ritchie, 07572 655 255

Music


Test Valley Brass, John Hanson School, Andover
Youth Band, Open to all brass and percussion players under the age of 19
Thursdays 6.30pm-8pm (term-time only)
secretary@testvalleybrass.co.uk

Andover Town Band, Andover Salvation Army Hall, Winchester Street, Andover
The Youth and Community Band
They rehearse Thursday evenings 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Find out more by filling out this contact form, https://www.andovertownband.com/Contact-US/

Andover Youth Choir, Winton School Community Room
Email clareoliver.ayc@gmail.com or call 07970 139395 for details and to register your child’s place.

Andover Rocks
Andover Rocks seeks to improve people’s mental health through music intervention, they run a yearly festival, Andover Rocks during April. They also run music themed events throughout the year. Visit their website to book, https://www.andover-rocks.co.uk/book-online

Dance

The Suzanne School of Dancing, The Lights, Andover
Welcomes all wanting to dance from the age of three. 01264 352606 or email suzanneschoolofdancing@gmail.com

FL Dance, The Phoenix Centre Pilgrims Way, Andover · 07723 056237

Purity Studio, Unit 36, Walworth Enterprise Centre, West Way, Andover SP10 5AP
List of classes can be found on their website, https://www.puritystudio.com/locations-booking/

Oblivion dance, Anton Junior School
Aged 5-21 years old, Any questions please Tanya Tyson Tel: 07909113981 E mail: obliviondance2012@hotmail.co.uk

Ruby Slippers, Emerald Studios, Unit One Northwood Farm Buildings, Andover Down, SP11 6LJ
Lauren: 07866 553830, enquiries@rubyslippersshowschool.co.uk

Louise Vincent School of Dance, Thruxton Village Hall, Andover SP11 8LZ
07970 749221, email louisevincent.com

Drama/ Theatre


The Long Overdue Theatre School, Andover
For 4 – 16-year-olds, The Long Overdue Theatre School’s ethos is ‘Making the Arts Accessible’. We do this by inspiring young people from all social backgrounds and diversities to have fun through dance, drama and singing, encouraging them to use their imagination and challenge their own creativity.
0845 075 6044 email admin@tlots.co.uk

Stagecoach Performing Arts Andover, Anton Junior School, Andover SP10 2HA
Stagecoach Performing Arts we teach children and teenagers how to sing, dance and act, not only to perform on stage but also, more importantly, to perform better in life.
Suitable for a range of abilities, Stagecoach offers the chance for kids to pursue a career in the performing arts or simply learn some new skills to share with family and friends.
Call 01264 748847

Gardening/Environmental

Nature in Harmony Exchange Project
A 2-year Andover Trees United youth programme in collaboration with The Corcovado Foundation, for ages 14-17. More details here. They also run regular events visit their website for details . Events Calendar — Andover Trees United

Rooting4Andover Community Garden

A community garden set up on Augusta Park. Regular working garden parties meet at this community garden space. Visit their Facebook page here for the latest event details , Visit the website, here

Social/ support

Koala, Bridge Street, Andover
Koala Community Hub has been created, to ensure that autistic/neurodivergent individuals, and their families, can access support in a consistent and safe space. Run a range of groups, latest details can be found on their website, https://www.koalacommunityhub.co.uk/
Contact Tori Rist, 07470 122581

Breakout Youth
Breakout Youth Project supports LGBTQ+ young people from 11-25. Weekly Youth group
Contact 02380 224224

YMCA Youth Club, Augusta Park, Andover
Tuesdays for 11- to 14-year-olds, Thursdays 15 -18, spaces are limited so need to be booked, (Term Time only) contact 01264 310140

Andover Mind, South Street Andover
Be you drop in, A safe space runs twice a week, Wednesday, 6pm- 8pm and Saturdays 13:30-15:30 at the Andover Wellbeing Centre. Advice, information, signposting, and support in a safe and confidential space.
Music Therapy, the sessions are for those aged 11-17.
Contact 01264 332297 or email enquiries@andovermind.org.uk

Kids on Track
Kids on Track is a local charity the provides activity camps, after school clubs and mentoring for children and young people aged 9-16 from disadvantaged areas of Andover. Referrals to the Kids on Track programme need to be made through a professional such as a teacher, support worker or social worker. For more details please see the website kidsontrack.org.uk

Yellow Brick Road, Andover
They provide young people with essential life skills and the advice they need to flourish. Key topics include Money, Home matters, Health and wellbeing, and Relationships.
They learn from each other and with each other in spaces where they feel comfortable
Visit their website for further details https://yellowbrickroadprojects.com/
Or call on 01264-360-589

Limitless Andover Youth Club, Elim Church, Andover
Youth club for 9-18 yr. olds. Friday 6- 7.30pm
A place to relax, make friends, learn new skills and enjoy time well spent together

NAS Andover Group is a friendly support group which meets once a month term time only on a Wednesday morning in Andover, for parents, grandparents, friends and anyone else who is affected by autism, Lynn Farr – Group Leader, andover.group@nas.org.uk

Andover Baptist Church
Friday Night Youth – School Yr. 7-13
They are running several one-off events on Friday nights to help everyone dip their toe back into youth group again. The ABC Kids & Youth Facebook page gives the latest updates
Midweek Connect Groups for Teens & College-age youth
A safe space for our older youth to relax together, chat about life issues, call to find out more, 01264 392032
They also run the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme at ABC for Andover, Hampshire. It’s for youngsters looking to explore the great outdoors, enjoy some great activities and learn loads of important life skills while having tons of laughs along the way. DofE runs term time for youth aged 14 and above who meet every other week on Monday nights from 7 til 9pm.
Full details here, https://andoverbaptist.org.uk/duke-of-edinburgh/

Riverside Bowl, Bridge Street, Andover SP10 1BN (above Wilko’s)
Bowling, Glo golf, Arcade games, Augmented Reality Darts
Come and join us for a laugh with your mates, play a game of ten-pin bowling or glo-golf, challenge each other with augmented reality darts, shoot some hoops on our arcade games or thrash each other at pool.
Cool down with our ice-cold drinks, milkshakes or ice creams or fill yourself up on pizza.
Visit our website www.riverside-bowl.co.uk or check out our socials – Instagram, TikTok, Facebook.
Children under 12 must be supervised and children over 12 can visit us unsupervised.
For opening hours, please visit the website.

Andover Air cadets
1213 (Andover) Sqn ATC is a Ministry of Defence (MOD) sponsored Air Cadet unit providing exciting opportunities for 12–19-year-olds. Email contact, 1213@aircadets.org

The Lighthouse, St Marys Church, Andover
Youth Connect Group, Tuesday Nights, 6:30-8pm
For ages of 11-16, contact 07719 994538, email youth@stmarysandover.org
Life Bus Andover – a double decker, mobile Lighthouse, kitted out with game consoles, hot chocolate, and some cool courses
Life Skills – cooking, fitness and nutrition, decision making, digital skills, managing habits

Games Night, The Geek Emporium, waterloo court, Andover
Tuesday and Thursday nights, 7pm- 11pm
£5 per person or £24 a table (6)
14s and under need a chaperone(chaperone goes free). Your space needs to be booked with Stuart call into the shop to book.

Games Night, The Rockhouse
Monday 7pm, under 18s must be with a responsible adult, no charge for attending, they ask that you support the venue by buying something from the bar.

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