Ronnie on rope bridge

Our club for 8-12 year olds runs at The Yard Edinburgh on Fridays from 4.30 to 7pmOur playworker Ronnie leads this club.

This pre-teen club is often the first experience of independence for many of our young people. With friends and staff, they are able to take their first steps towards independence and develop social skills. The 8-12s club is a haven of creativity; arts and crafts is king!  Also popular are outdoor games such as water fights, obstacle courses, and hide and seek. We also go on occasional trips to do activities like trampolining, or have visits from the animal man.

This club is for The Yard members, who can be dropped off and attend independently.

All of our youth clubs are currently full and we have a long waiting list. A reduction in local services for disabled young people has contributed to a great increase in demand for places in our clubs. In order to avoid disappointment, we have taken the decision to close our club waiting list. Based on the predicted number of transitions through our clubs, our waiting list will remain closed for the foreseeable future, until such time as it becomes manageable. We will continue to review this decision quarterly and keep our members and families who have expressed interest updated with any changes.

These are interim measures pending the outcome of our wider membership review later in 2018. Families who are affected and have questions or concerns about these changes are encouraged to contact our Edinburgh Service Manager Aneta and we will work with you to ensure we address your individual concerns. We offer support on a case-by-case by basis to ensure we assist families as best we can with transitions and sources of support.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. In the meantime, all our members 0-18 are of course still welcome to attend our family sessions in Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife every weekend. Just because there is not a place at club, does not mean there is not still a place for everyone.