5-12 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

Supper & Play Sessions term time only

Free play sessions for children including a hot healthy meal, usually vegan or vegetarian to cater for all dietary requirements.

Term time:

  • Tuesdays 3:30-6pm  
  • Thursdays 3.30–6pm  Families are welcome, 8-12 year olds can attend unaccompanied, but under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

Bikes are welcome!
Children’s bike workshop with Life Cycle UK every Tuesday 3:30 – 5:30pm

Parents & carers must register using the parent information and consent form before your first visit. You can fill this in online, using the link below:

Cooking club

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

Aimed at young people aged 8 – 12.

Every Monday during term time from 4.30pm-6pm.

For more information / booking enquiries please contact:


The Vench holiday hunger lunch club cooking food baking

Coding club

The Coding Club at The Vench is ran by DigiLocal. This great project guides children to develop their problem solving skills and build resilience. 

Aimed at young people aged 8 – 12.

Every Tuesday 6 – 7pm.

For more information / to enquire about a place, please contact Digilocal

Capoeira for kids

Free, inclusive sessions for 8-12 year olds.

Capoeira is an African-Brazilian martial art that has elements of acrobatics, music, team spirit and playfulness. Come and join us on Monday evenings for movement and rhythm games, learn how to do head-stands and kicks and fast response to those. As well as learning musical instruments that are part of the Capoeira roda (circle) and songs. Sessions are open to all abilities.

Refreshments & break included

Every Monday during term time from 5-7pm.

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!

Email lockleaze@groundwork.org.uk for more information.