Bede Youth Adventure Project is for local young people aged 8 to 19. We’ve got activities throughout the year that are fun, thought provoking and challenging. There’s a big emphasis on Adventure at Bede, plus we’ve got a music studio and bike repair workshop.


After nearly 17 years of running our Youth club members around, our Blue Ford Minibus says enough is enough and wants to retire from service!

Bought new in 2001, it has done nearly 150,000 miles mainly in Southwark for home pick-ups and drop offs ,  taking our members aged 8 – 19 on week-long camps to the Brecon Beacons, Forest of Treago and New Forest, as well as Surfing in Newquay and the Isle of Wight plus many more trips.

The minibus is also used by our Learning Disability project for vulnerable adults aged 18 – 65.  The bus helps them to travel to Millwall Football sessions and gives them the freedom to travel safety to and from events.

The Bede Youth Project Holiday Club with The Mayor’s Fund for London.

Bede would appreciate it if you can give your support by helping us to raise the money for a replacement bus.  You could run an event or do a sponsored activity.   The parent of one of our club members, Julie Weston, has kindly set up a JustGiving page, which you can donate to as an alternative to doing an event:

If you make a donation using Julie’s page, you may be able to Gift Aid it (where Bede claims back from the Government an additional 25p for each £1 donated) or you can hand good old fashioned cash (not too old fashioned though!) into the Bede office at 351 Southwark Park Road.

Please spread the word: tell your friends, tell your work colleagues!

Thank you all very much on behalf of Bede House / Bede Youth Staff Team all Bede Members young and old.

Fokrul Meah, Youth Project Manager


Monday Club: 6pm to 8.30pm term time for 16 to 19 year olds (up to 25 years for people with special needs).
Tuesdays: We have a new club for 8 to 10 year olds from 6pm to 7.30pm and a club for 11 to 13 year olds from 6pm to 8.30pm.
Wednesday Club: 6pm to 8.30pm term time for 13 to 16 year olds.
Thursdays: We go out on detatched Youth Work from our mini bus, contacting young people on local estates between 5pm and 8pm.

Each month we  follow a four week programme:

1st Week – Planning
This is where you get to plan and choose your activities for the month including: issues you want to discuss, places you want to visit and skills you want to learn. Members must attend planning sessions before taking part in the other sessions.

2nd Week – Learn a Skill
Based on your earlier choices, you can learn something new like cooking, ice skating or go-karting, or writing job application letters.

3rd Week – Discussing the Big Issues
This is your chance to discuss the big issues affecting you and your friends. Sometimes we will invite experts like lawyers, careers advisers or health workers to join the discussion.

4th Week – Film night
This is when we watch a film you’ve chosen, usually linked with the big issue we’ve been discussing.  We’re usually in the club that night and enjoy food and refreshments whilst we discuss the movie.

Adventure Activities

Each year we go away for short residentials to activity centres in England or Wales. Last year we went to Hereford for adventurous activities including horse riding in the forests and gorges of South Wales.

We also do day trips and short adventure activities like dry slope skiing and indoor skydiving. See our YouTube clip to find out what indoor skydiving  is like when our club members attended a session at Airkix in Basingstoke:

Kitchen Social – good things to eat and do

Over the next three years, the Mayor’s Fund for London (a social mobility charity), aims to identify and help 330 community organisations across London develop a healthy food and social development offer during the school holidays.  See what happened during the school holidays when Bede got assistance from the fund:

Find Us

Girls in the water

Come and see us one club evening at the Bede Centre, Abbeyfield Road, London SE16 and pick up a membership form. We’re situated besides the big Maydew House tower block backing onto Southwark Park.

Information for Parents

Join us today – only 50p per week with additional contributions towards trips and activities. We’ve only got a limited number of places in each club, so do call us on 020 7231 6027 to find out more.


  • Alan & Babette Sainsbury Trust
  • Bermondsey & Rotherhithe Community Council
  • The Capital Group
  • Children in Need
  • The Gerald Palmer Eling Trust
  • Grange Farm Centre Trust
  • Jack Petchey Foundation
  • John Laing
  • Kitchen Social
  • Mayor’s Fund for London
  • Newcomen Collett Foundation
  • North Southwark Environment Trust
  • Southwark Employment and Enterprise Development Scheme (SEEDS2)
  • Southwark Council Neighbourhood Fund
  • Southwark Youth Service
  • St Saviour’s and St Olave’s Charity
  • Team London Bridge
  • and many other charitable trusts




Contact us

Youth Adventure Project
Bede Centre
Abbeyfield Road
London SE16 2BS
020 7231 6027

Fokrul Meah (Manager)                             07979 386 215
Donna Wallace (Deputy Manager)          07951 549 641
Yusuf Karga (Youth Worker)                     07921 700 575
Bobbi Mace (Youth Worker)                     07921 700 575

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