What's on for young people

Young Thurrock – the blog

Share your content, your views and your talent, and find out more about what's going on in Thurrock at the Young Thurrock blog.

Something for everyone

There are great opportunities to get involved across Thurrock.

Game and Media Entertainment (G.A.M.E.)

G.A.M.E. is a fantastic club in Stifford Clays for people aged 18 or over who want to play video games, tabletop games and role-playing games with like-minded people. It's friendly group who are always happy to welcome new faces. They have:

  • PS4
  • PS3
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox 360
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PC games
  • a pool table
Venue Days Times
Acorn Community Centre, Headon Hall, Crawford Avenue, Stifford Clays, RM16 2AS Thursdays 5pm to 7pm

G.A.M.E. is totally free – just turn up, hang out and play some great games! If you have any questions, contact Acorns Community Centre.

If you love video games or tabletop games and you live in Thurrock, you must visit G.A.M.E.!


If you love music and are between 11 and 19 years-old, #UrSound invites you to express yourself. Whether you want to sing, rap, MC, play instruments, produce, write songs or music, all aspects of music have a place here.

#UrSound has everything you need to make yourself heard, including a professional recording studio. If you have other interests that require a recording studio – such as recording a podcast or hosting your own radio station – they can help with that too!

Venue Days Times
Inspire Youth Hub, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5EB Wednesdays 5pm to 7pm

Step 'n' Street

If you're between 11 and 16 years-old and you love street dance, then this is the place to express yourself. We're mainly about street and hip hop, but you can bring in any styles you like.

Each session mixes routines led by a dance teacher with sections created by young people, either in small groups or individually. You can freestyle your own moves and have a say in how each session develops. It doesn't matter who you are or how good you are, just come along and have fun!

Venue Days Times
George Tilbury House, Godman Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4TF Thursdays during term-time 6pm to 7pm

Street football

Our street football sessions are brought to you in partnership with local sports coaches! All sessions are free, with no need to book – just turn up and play. Sessions are for 11 to 19 year-olds unless otherwise stated.

Venue Days Times
Purfleet Primary Academy, Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, RM19 1TA Mondays 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Riverside Youth Centre, Quebec Road, Tilbury, RM18 7RA Thursdays 5pm to 6pm
West Thurrock Memorial Ground, London Road, Grays, RM20 3BT Tuesdays 4:30pm to 5:30pm

You can find many more ways to get active through our sports and leisure pages.