Bellingham Gateway Youth and Community Centre

At Bellingham Gateway there are lots of exciting and engaging activities that will entertain and build the skills and confidence of young people.​ 

Regular activities include: table tennis, cooking, rollerskating, arts and crafts, homework support, gaming, pool, IT and computer sessions and football.

Mon 23rd July – Fri 17th August 2018
(Weeks 1-4)

Mon-Weds: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Thursdays: Off-site trips
Fridays: 4:00pm-8:00pm

Activities include: African Drumming, Mural Art, Arts & Crafts, Inflatables, Hama Beads, Flower Planting, Cooking, Jewellery Making, Roller skate disco, Mask decorating, Candle glass decorating, Art therapy, Competitions

Off-site trips include: Trampolining, Water sports, Farm, Southend-on-Sea

22nd August – 24th August
Superheroes Parade Project

Wed-Fri: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Ages: 8-12 years

Make your own Superhero Costume!
Funded by Phoenix. Limited spaces first come first served, priority will be given to those who live in the Bellingham, Beckenham Hill and Downham areas.

28th August – 29th August
Award in equality, diversity & inclusion
Archery sessions

Tue-Wed: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Ages: 15-19 years

An OCNLR Level 1 course aimed at ages 15

Summer registration dates

You can drop-in on these dates:

Fri 6th July, 1pm-7pm
Mon 9th July, 1pm-7pm
Wed 11th July, 10am-5pm
Mon 16th July, 2pm-8pm

Missed these dates?  Get in touch

Young people aged 8-19 years, up to 25 with SEN.
New members will need to register with the service.

Site contact

Gershom Clarke    Senior Youth Worker

Site Telephone: 020 8314 6389


Mobile: 07580 777 874

Term-time opening times

6:15pm - 8:45pm
ages 12-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
6:15pm - 8:45pm
ages 12-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
2:30pm - 5:00pm
ages 8-12 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 13
6:15pm - 8:45pm
ages 13-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25


Arts and crafts


Bellingham Gateway Youth and Community Centre
185 Brookehowse Road, Bellingham, SE6 3TT

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Public Transport

Bellingham 6 min walk (0.3 miles away) Thameslink 
Bellingham Road 8 min walk (0.4 miles away) 320 54 136 208 
King Alfred Avenue 6 min walk (0.3 miles away) 181 

More about Bellingham Gateway

Bellingham Gateway was built in 2007 funded by the Bellingham Community Project, Big Lottery Fund and Sport England. It is an innovative design with a large indoor space that has the capacity for a range of uses including bowls, roller skating, table tennis, and community meetings. 

The club hosts special events requested by the club's youth forum such as a Valentine's roller disco. Bellingham partners with others orgnisations like Cubs, Scouts and Beavers and also runs special sessions for young girls to help build confidence and positive self-worth. 

The team at Bellingham works especially hard to create local partnerships that benefit the local community. They pride themselves on being open to a wide range of users, even running a ‘walking’ bus to bring primary school children to the site so they can safely experience the full range of fun and engaging activities. 

Since September 2016 Bellingham has also been the site of the Youth First central office. We are very proud to call it our home. 

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