11-16 year olds

Our children and young people are the heart of the Vench and we run youth and play sessions for all ages. 

Our vision is all young people in Lockleaze and the surrounding areas living happy and healthy lives. If you have an idea that will help make that happen, please get in touch: lockleaze@groundwork.org.uk

Vench Youth Sessions

Free youth group for 11-16 year old with a variety of optional activities including cooking, sports and pump track.

  • TERM TIME: TUESDAYS 6:30 – 8:30pm

Parents & carers must fill in the registration form before the young person’s first visit. Fill this in online, using the link below:

Lockleaze foxes netball

Every Monday 6-7pm

Free Netball club for girls from school years 7-9 run by qualified coaches.
No need to book, just turn up!
Parents – join the Facebook group for updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/489772885076798/


Cooking club

Leaning to cook fresh, healthy and delicious food, with our team of Vench volunteers and staff.

Aimed at young people aged 8-16.

Every Monday during term time from 4.00pm-6pm.

For more information / booking enquiries please contact:


The Vench Bristol art craft painting

Start a club?

What is Lockleaze missing? If you have got an idea for a youth activity, get in touch!

We are setting up a Youth Advisory Board. This is a great opportunity for local young people to steer the direction of the Vench whilst giving back to the community and adding to their CV. Email lockleaze@groundwork.org.uk for more information.