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.

Please help us fund our new minibus

In summer 2018, when our 17-year-old minibus was forced to retire, we replaced it with a new model.

Already our smart new minibus has taken our Youth Club members aged 8-19 to adventures in London and the nearby countryside. It has transported vulnerable adults from our Learning Disability project to take part in football sessions at Millwall, and distributed Christmas presents to isolated members of our community.

We are now paying back costs advanced for its purchase from Bede central funding. If you would like to contribute to this valuable asset, and ensure that Bede continues to stay on the move, please contact our office on 020 7237 3881 or email our director, Nick Dunne,


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.


Every year we provide fun, challenging and positive activities to do for young people aged 11-17 who live in Southwark. To find out about this Summer’s activities, please click here.

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
  • Charterhouse in Southwark
  • Children in Need
  • The Gerald Palmer Eling 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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