Are you looking for positive things to do? There are many ways to spend your free time. You could get involved with your local community, take up a new interest or relax and unwind with friends.
All activities are the responsibility of the individual provider and not Thurrock Council.
The Prince’s Trust 12-week team programme is starting in your area on 28th May 2013.
Not sure what to do next?
Want to get your life moving – but finding it hard? Want to improve your job prospects? Would you like to make new friends, gain qualifications, and take part in a really positive, fun course, including a free residential? Everything is free, you keep your benefits
Do something positive today!
Phone or text: 01375 754749 / 07747 621782
Ever heard Kanye West mashed up with Opera?
Taylor Swift with a classical twist?
Mozart with a hint of Beatbox?
Neither have we... but we want to!
and we need your help
Taster session: Saturday 17 November, 11am to 2:30pm in Purfleet (includes free lunch).
If you can't make the taster session but would like to register your interest in joining the regular group, please contact us on the telephone number or email address above.
No previous singing experience required - just enthusiasm, a love of music, and an open mind!
Identity is a group for young people aged between 11 and 19 to explore self-image, strereotypes, sexual orientation, culture, diversity and other issues that surround our everyday lives. Help us to create an exciting new space where young people's views really make a difference!!!
We offer a safe and supportive space to discuss and explore different issues. Help us to break down barriers within our community. Phone or text: 07876 391306 and ask to speak to Anna or Jillie.
It's your chance to make a change!
For more information about the Young Inspectors Programme please contact:
We are a community club that welcomes new members.
We have qualified coaches and are accredited with Volleyball England. Current members ages range from 11 to 60 and we cater for all abilities including new players.
On Saturdays we play socially and train more seriously and play matches in the Essex leagues
Want to know more?
If you are aged between 11 and 13 and looking for a place to chill out, meet new people, do homework, use the internet and gain new skills, and even have the opportunity to plan day trips, then come and join us every week at the One Stop Shop.
Need a new challenge? Do you like Music? Into Arts and Crafts? Thinking of Acting? Then come along to our new project. The project will run every Monday from 4pm - 6.30pm.
Please come along and have some fun. We hope to see you there!.
The The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme offers young people the opportunity to enjoy and achieve and encourages volunteering. It enables young people to make a positive contribution, through the service section; develops health through the physical activity section; and personal development through the expedition and skills sections.
Young people can achieve economic well-being through improved employment prospects having achieved the award. The award encourages young people to keep themselves safe with training in risk assessment for all activities.
An elected group of young people from across Thurrock who represent the voice of young people in their areas. The role of the Youth Cabinet is to ensure that young people's opinions and fair representation is heard, from within whatever structure or process. Some of the issues the Youth Cabinet may look at are the environment, sex and relationship education, transport and leisure. The Youth Cabinet creates a solid link from local groups and committees, to the local council and also represents Thurrock on the UK Youth Parliament, working with central government.
For more information on the Thurrock Youth Cabinet please contact:
This is a personal development programme for groups of 16 to 25 year olds who work together on a 12 week programme to develop their personal and work skills. Activities include a team building residential, work experience, basic skills, fundraising and involvement in a community project. Participants can achieve Wider Key Skills and City & Guilds Certificate in Personal, Teamwork and Community Skills.
Out of School events are all about providing fun, exciting and rewarding opportunities for children and young people. A positive activity can be anything from performing arts, play, sports and recreation, or simply taking part in a local youth club.
In Thurrock there are public, private and voluntary organisations providing a range of activities for children and young people 5-19 years. We've put together some of the options available for spending your free time in a rewarding and hopefully interesting way.
You can also find out what's out there and get involved by visiting the Ask Thurrock website: Ask Thurrock - www.askthurrock.org.uk
For all enquiries, please contact
Find out more about activities and services for young people in Thurrock by visiting the Family Information Service (FIS) online directory: Ask Thurrock - www.askthurrock.org.uk