Bellingham Gateway
Youth & 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 & crafts, homework support, gaming, pool, IT and computer sessions and football.

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Summer Holidays

Tuesday 30 July - Friday 23rd August 2024

We’re opening sites during the Summer holidays. Full of fun-packed activities and free for young people aged 8-19 years old (up to 25 with SEND) to have fun, develop skills, meet other young people and talk to our dedicated youth workers. See times at other sites here

Sessions at Woodpecker Youth Club, TNG Youth Club and Bellingham Gateway will include a free food offer from Tuesday 30th July - Friday 23rd August. This offer is only available for young people ages 8-16, living/attending school in the Lewisham area and who are eligible for free school meals. 

If your child is eligible for free school meals, you should have received an email via your child’s school with a unique code to sign up for the holiday activities and food (HAF) programme.

Day Time Age
Tuesday - Friday

11am - 3pm

ages 8-19* 

Download this venue's summer scheme schedule here >

*Up to ages 25 with SEND

Term-time opening hours

Day Organisation Time Age
Monday  Trinity Laban 6:15pm - 7:45pm ages 11-16  
Tuesday  Beavers 5:00pm - 6:15pm ages 6-8  
Tuesday  Cubs 6:30pm - 8:00pm ages 8-101/2  
Wednesday Scouts  6:45pm - 8:30pm ages 10-14  
Thursday   Youth First 

6:15pm - 8:45pm

ages 13-19 Up to 25 SEND
Friday Youth First  2:45pm - 5:15pm ages 8-12 Up to 13 SEND
Friday  Youth First 6:15pm - 8:45pm ages 13-19 Up to 25 SEND

Site contact

Nicola Lambell

Youth, Play & Community Manager

Mobile: 07580 777 859


Bellingham Gateway Youth & Community Centre

185 Brookehowse Road
United Kingdom


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Transport to this youth club

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 this youth club

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.