Activities for teens

Active Teens

Cycle training in Bournemouth and Poole.

  • Lead instructor at Bournemouth Council Bikeability Team for schools
  • Bikeability training from Kings Park in Bournemouth, for ages 10+
  • ‘This girl can’, female sessions for girls aged 14+
  • Bikeability balance – For teaching Reception and early years children the precursor to Bikeability Level 1 control skills learned from 10 years upwards.

For more information contact Jason on 07455 315715.

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Oakmeadians RFC

Oakmeadians RFC is a traditional rugby club based at Meyrick Park, in “the heart of Bournemouth”.

A family-friendly community rugby club that has been growing for over 50 years with over 20 teams
from our Little Bears to the Oakmeadians Old Gits!
  • Ladies Teams
  • Men’s teams
  • O2 Touch
  • Acorns
  • Little Bears

For more information call 07715 531143.

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Poole Runners

Poole Runners welcomes new members of all abilities, ages, experience and aspirations. From racers to casual and social runners, we have the experience, opportunities and coaches to help you enjoy and get the most from your running.

Adults all ages and abilities.

Children aged 8+.

For more information contact

Steppin’ Out Academy of Performance

A safe, friendly and lively environment in Poole where children can gain self-confidence and learn new skills in all aspects of performing arts. From Ballet, Tap, Acrobatic Arts, Commercial & Street, Jazz and more,  children and young adults have the opportunity to work along side qualified teachers and experienced professionals from the performing arts industry.

For further information contact 01202 667 893.




Playgolf Bournemouth

Juniors Golf for ages 3-16. Our DBS checked PGA Professionals are experts at harnessing that youthful enthusiasm and developing juniors into skilled athletes with a passion for golf.

And with new Flexi-time learning at Playgolf everyone can learn at their own pace. Simply top up on credits and learn-as you-go.

For more information call 01202 436436.

Archery Tag South

CombatArchery, Tag Archery and BubbleFootball in Poole, Dorset.

Tag Archery is an exciting new game which combines elements of archery, paintball and dodge ball. An absolute must for active families which can be played both indoors and outdoors.

Children’s parties also available.

For more information contact 01202 802673.

AK Academy of Dance

We are a friendly, family-run dance school offering a range of disciplines led by our professionally trained instructors from walking through to adulthood.

Classes include ballet, tap, modern/jazz, Contemporary, Disco, Rock n Roll, Street Dance Acrobatics and Musical Theatre

Classes are held in Parkstone, West Moors, Christchurch, Ferndown, Corfe Mullen



Aimee’s Dance Academy

Classes for children & adults. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Pointe, Street, Musical Theatre and Irish dance under the British Theatre Dance Association.
Classes for children as young as 2-4, progressing when they are ready.
For more details contact 07828789147.

Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre

Avon Tyrrell is a Youth Activity Centre, in the New Forest National Park. It offers something for everyone, from animal orienteering, archery, art outdoors, coding and much more.

For more details contact 01425 672347.

Bendalls Boxing

Train with a champion, feel like a champion!

Boxing classes for adults and children.

Classes available:

  • Bootcamp
  • Ladies bootcamp
  • Boxing fitness
  • Boxing Classes
  • Kids aged 6+

For more information contact Steve on 07855 942151.

BH Live Active – Corfe Mullen

Creche facilities, kids soft play zone, 23-meter pool, QUAD and MyZone functional fitness zone, gym and fitness group lessons, spin studio, spa, steam and treatment rooms, tennis courts and much more.

13 Wareham Rd, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne BH21 3JU. T: 01202 055505.

Bournemouth Netball Club

We love welcoming new members, so if you would like to give netball a go, please get in touch!

  • Junior training: Years 3-6, 7-9 and 10+
  • Adult sessions
  • Back to Netball and Club training

Venue: David English Netball Centre, East Way, Bournemouth, BH8 9PZ.

For more information e-mail

Bournemouth Velodrome

A brilliant public facility, set in Slades Farm Open Space in Ensbury Park, Bournemouth, providing excellent cycling experiences for everyone. We would be delighted to welcome you to use this facility, whatever standard of rider you are; from novices through to experienced track riders.

For more details e-mail

Bournemouth Youth Marching Band

BYMB meet most Wednesday evenings from 6:45pm till 8.45pm at Howe Croft Community Centre in Turnbull Lane which is off Holloway Ave.

Suitable for anyone aged 8+.

There is no minimum standard required to join. All standards and abilities are welcome. For younger members we have our excellent Training Band.

For more information e-mail

Dorset County Football Association

We develop and administer football across Dorset, offering opportunities to play, volunteer, coach and referee across all formats of the grassroots game in the county.

Training sessions available for everyone, from toddlers (aged 3+) to adults.

Also training and playing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.

For more information e-mail

East Dorset Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club – Junior Coaching Programme

Our junior tennis coaching programme covers an 11 week term with a week’s break for half-term. Please see details below. Non-members are welcome too!

  • Parent and Toddler (3-4 years)
  • Mini Tennis Red (4-8 years)
  • Mini Red Advanced (6-9 years)
  • Mini Orange / Green (8-12 years)
  • Mini Orange Advanced (8-11 years)
  • Tennis Levels 1-3 (10-17 years)
  • Junior Academies (6-17 years)

For more information contact 01202 740219.

Elite Academy of Dance Poole

Dance classes in Oakdale, Poole & West Moors, and Ferndown.

Toddlers to young adults.

First lesson free and 25% discount for first term.

For further information contact



Gymstars Gymnastics Academy

Fun and enjoyable gymnastics, run by experienced and qualified gymnastics coaches. Parent and child (18 months to 3 years) Stand Alone (3-4 years), Pay and Play Drop In Sessions (6 and younger), Stepping Stone Class (For children in Reception at school), Gymnastics for all (For children aged 5 to 17 years old) Adult Gym.

For further information contact 01202 986871.

Haymoor Junior Squash Coaching

Squash or raquetball coaching for boys and girls aged 8 years and over in Poole. Saturday mornings between 10am and 12pm. All they need to bring is a pair of non marking trainers, we’ll provide all rackets and balls needed for the sessions.

First session free, then £4 per session.

For more information contact Keith on 07880618641.

Inspire Dance Academy Poole

Our classes work on developing a sound technique and enhancing expressive performance quality.

Some classes:
  • Mummy and me
  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Modern
  • Musical Theatre
  • Acrobatic Arts
  • Adult Classes

And more…

For further information contact 07922 570918.

Junior Chess by Poole Chess Club

Junior chess at Poole Chess Club. Juniors from ages 11-16. Next season we will play a team in the newly formed Bacchus league. We are directly responsible for teaching juniors at Bournemouth Library every Saturday morning from 10 to 12 noon.

For more information contact 01202 744515.

Land & Wave

Epic outdoor adventures for kids aged 8-14. Childcare vouchers accepted. Ofsted registered. Limited spaces. BOOK NOW.

Week itinerary: Rock climbing & abseiling at Dancing Ledge, woodland adventures incl. fire-lighting, archery, den-building & campfire cooking. 3 days at Sandbanks enjoying the beach for watersports tuition in kayaking, raft-building & paddle boarding.

For more details, please call 01929 423 031.

Laser Quest

A game of tag made even more exciting with lasers! Suitable for everyone aged 6+. The minimum recommended height is 1 metre (3ft 4in).

For more information call 01202 556888.



Legacy Academy of Dance and Performing Arts Poole

A brand new family run, fully accredited Dance & Performing Arts Academy under BTDA & LAMDA for all ages! Giving the very best & enjoyable training!

  • Toddler Classes
  • Main School Classes
  • Acrobatics
  • Adult classes

For further information contact 07753 320336.

BH Live Active – Littledown Bournemouth

Littledown is an award-winning leisure centre where people can get active, regardless of age or ability. Local families can enjoy the gym, crèche, activities for under 5’s, swimming lessons, after school activities and much more.

Other highlights include:

  • Littledown Juniors Football
  • ALTITUDE High Ropes
  • Kids Parties

For further information contact 01202 055500.

Mainstage Performing Arts Poole

Mainstage Performing Arts providing performance and examination classes from 18 months to Adult. Established for 6 years delivering only the best tuition!


  • Tap
  • Ballet
  • I.S.T.D Modern
  • Acrobatics
  • Jazz
  • Drama
  • Musical theatre

And more.

For further information contact 07595 503357​​​.

AFC Bournemouth weekly coaching sessions

Weekly coaching sessions to a variety of different age groups throughout the week. Sessions cover children from as young as one-years-old, to adults over 50.

Mini Cherries – (1-4 year old)

Wednesday – The Branksome Centre – 10.30-11.30am – £2.00

Thursday – The Shack, Muscliff – 10.30-11.30am – £2.00

Also: Minikickers (ages 4-11), Premier league girls sessions (ages 6-16), Premier league kicks (ages 8-13 and 14+), and more.

For more information contact 0344 576 1910

Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf

Indoors mini golf, restaurant, bar and much more. Suitable for the entire family. A unique experience in the heart of Bournemouth.

For more details contact 01202837850.

New Forest Activities

Outdoors activities in the New Forest, led by experts. Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery, Ropes Course, VR Experiences and much more, suitable for the whole family.

Parties also available.

Unforgettable school holiday for children aged 8 to 14.

For more information contact 01590 612377.

Play Netball Poole

Play Netball is a company that runs social Netball Leagues in England! Completely hassle free.

Opportunity to join as individual / team / group.

Training in Rossmore Leisure Centre on Mondays.

For more information e-mail 

Poole Athletic Club

Poole AC activities include Road Running, Cross Country and Track & Field Leagues. We have a busy calendar of events, training and social sessions. Everyone from 8 upwards is welcome, irrespective of ability. We’ll provide qualified coaches, encouragement and a friendly atmosphere.

Juniors, Seniors, Para Athletics, Joggers and more.

For more information contact HQ at Ashdown Leisure Centre on 01202 387362.

Poole Dolphins (Juniors U19’s & Youth U17’s)

British American Football based in Poole, Dorset. We are looking for junior players for our new team. We are aiming to run a Junior team (16-19 year old) 9v9 full contact team.

There is no strict minimum age, but 13+ is advised.

For further information check the Facebook Page: Poole Dolphins (Juniors U19’s & Youth U17’s)

Poole Netball Club

Recruiting young players aged 8+ All coaches and volunteers are CRB checked. First session FREE.

Training venue: Talbot Heath School

For further information call 7789001026.

Poole Rugby Club

New and Old players are welcome! Junior teams U6’s to U16’s: For boys and girls aged between 5-16. We’re looking for enthusiastic youngsters to join our teams. Training and Matches are on Sunday mornings 10am.


  • 1st XV
  • Vets

For more information contact

Poole Town Youth FC

Football coaching by a family club. All coaches FA Qualified and CRB checked. Boys and girls of all ages, from under 7’s to 18’s.


For further details or to book a place call Elliott Head on 07974205066.

Prevail Skatehouse

The South’s leading indoor skatepark!

  • Skatepark sessions
  • Equipment rental
  • Lessons for BMX, scooter and skateboarding
  • Parties, private hire and more.

For more information e-mail

RockReef Indoor Activity Centre

An all weather attraction in the centre of Bournemouth. A sporty adventure suitable for anyone climbing mad aged 4+.

Birthday parties and PierZip also available.

For more details contact 01202 983983.

Sky High Gymnastics Club

We are a family orientated gymnastics club based in Poole Dorset. We offer gymnastics classes to children of any age and ability in a fun, safe and responsible environment.

For more information e-mail

Slades Farm Skate Park

It’s a community area with an outdoors skate and cycling park, primarily suitable for older children. The Park is located in Bournemouth, but very close to Poole to the West (Just a few meters). Also available football pitches, a cricket table, as well as a dog exercise area and play-patch. A small area has also being designated for younger children.

A review of this public facility is coming soon. Keep an eye on our blog for more details.

StreetLight Project – Community Skatepark and Cafe

We are a Christian Charity organisation who set up an indoor Skate park, cafe and soft play area in Wimborne, Dorset.

StreetLight Centre, Stone Lane Ind Estate, Wimborne, BH21 1HB.

T: 01202 848355




Super Swimmers

Swimming lessons for babies and toddlers in Poole. An STA qualified teacher will guide you in how to confidently handle your child through their first stages in the water, using song and constructive play. When your child is old enough, they can progress to toddler lessons, where they continue to learn while having fun.

For more information e-mail

Swanage Gymnastics

Professional gymnastics coaching for both, boys and girls in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. We aim to give a great gymnastics experience to everyone, from those members who simply enjoy participating in weekly classes, to those wishing to get involved in outside projects such as competitions and displays. Classes for children aged 5 to 17.

For further details e-mail

Swanage & Wareham RFC

Swanage & Wareham RFC has long been established as the premier rugby club in Dorset.


  • Senior teams
  • Ladies
  • Vets
  • Girls
  • Junior U6’s to U16’s
  • Under 6’s and Younger

New players welcome!

For more information please contact 01929552224.

Tennis Bound Poole

Tennis coaching by professional coach William Bound and suitable to all ages and abilities.

  • Tots (3-5 years)
  • Mini (5-10 years)
  • Junior (10-18 years)
  • Adult (18+)

Also available: Express coaching, nurseries and pre-schools, parties and more…

For further information contact



The Junction Broadstone

Pre-school, and junior as well as holiday clubs, covering a whole host of activities such as swimming, trampolining, football, gymnastics, badminton and much more.  Our Fusion Fitness is aimed at 11 – 15 year olds, as an introduction to health and fitness.  Plus there are a large amount of adult activities also available.

Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8AX. T: 01202 777766.

The Parkour Project Poole

Dorset’s first and only purpose-built, indoor Parkour facility. It boasts a dedicated space for training in all aspects of Parkour as well as offering a fully-sprung floor, foam pit, and padded walls.

Sessions running seven days a week, and start from 3-years-old to adults (18+).

First coached session free.

Home educated courses available.

For more information e-mail



The Project Climbing Centre

Indoor climbing for anyone over the age of 4.

  • Courses for under 18’s
  • Courses for adults
  • Coaching 1-2-1
  • Outdoor courses
  • Schools / Scouts and Groups

Yoga and Pilates classes also available at The Studio.

For more information e-mail

The West Hants Club Junior Squash Pay & Play

Saturday Morning are for junior squash pay and play sessions. Juniors can simply turn up on the day with no booking required. Players will learn all shots and tactics through drills, technical instruction and games. Members: £4.50  Non-Members: £6.50.

For more information contact