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Free summer activities for young people

A programme of outdoor activities for young people, including free swimming sessions and youth clubs, is under way in Plymouth this summer.

The free events for 11 to 18-year-olds are based around the outdoor swimming pools at Tinside and Mount Wise, as well as at Poole Farm in Derriford Community Park.

They include:

Tinside Swim Safe Sessions

Every Monday from 3 June to 9 September, 1 hour sessions, 5pm to 6pm or 6pm to 7pm

Learn how to be safe in the water with opportunities for swimming lesson, snorkelling, junior lifeguarding and SCUBA.

For all young people aged 11 to 18.


Tinside Youth Night

Every Tuesday from 4 June to 10 September, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

This is an opportunity for young people to enjoy the Lido after the normal closing time. Come and swim or just hang out and enjoy the space with friends.

For all young people aged 11 to 18.


Mount Wise Swim Safe Sessions

Every Wednesday from 5 June to 11 September, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Learn how to swim? with opportunities for swimming lesson, snorkelling and lifeguarding and SCUBA

For all young people aged 11 to 18.


Mount Wise Youth Night

Every Thursday from 6 June to 12 September, 6pm to 7pm

This is an opportunity for young people to enjoy the Lido after the normal closing time. Come and swim or just hang out and enjoy the space with friends.

For all young people aged 11 to 18.


Poole Farm Youth Club

Every Thursday from 6 June, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm for ages 10-13 and from 7pm to 8pm for ages 14-19

Want to make new friends and spend time outdoors? Come along to Poole Farm!

Feed the animals, learn fire building skills, take part in some outdoor cooking, play games, build dens, explore the woodland.

For all young people aged 10 to 19.


Poole Farm Special Education Needs Disability group

Every Monday from 3 June, from 1pm to 3pm

Do you want to gain valuable work experience, or need support finding education, training, or employment opportunities? Come along, learn new skills, work on the farm and take part in animal husbandry, gardening, practical conservation, and so much more. During this session, you can work towards digital badges that you can use to enhance your CV.

For young people aged 16-18 living with SEND, looking to learn new skills


Poole Farm Seeking Education, Employment or Training group

Every Friday from 7 June, from 10am to 12pm

Come along, learn new skills, work on the farm and take part in animal husbandry, gardening, practical conservation, and so much more. During this session, you can work towards digital badges that you can use to enhance your CV.

For aged 16-18 looking to learn new skills

All swimming activities can be booked via Plymouth Active Leisure website/app by registering for a free account, while Poole Farm events can be booked by emailing CYTpoolefarm@plymouth.gov.uk