8-2-5 Club | Kids Half-term Activities

School holiday activity club for kids at YMCA Plymouth

Join the non-stop fun from 8am – 5.30pm at YMCA Plymouth’s 8.2.5 Club every school half-term and summer holiday!

Our 825 club is for children aged 8-16 and include all kinds of activities such as; street surfing, arts & crafts, climbing, sports and trips to adventure parks. Our Multi-activity day sessions start from just £17 per day. With additional early and late add-on sessions also available from £3 each.

We’re proud of our reputation for offering safe, fun and engaging youth activities in Plymouth for over four decades.

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Next club:
Summer Holiday 2024

Monday 22nd July – 30th August 2024 

We have lots planned this summer holiday, including: team games, themed arts & crafts, dodge ball, nerf party, street surfing in our sports hall, talent shows and lots more!


Our main multi-activity session runs each day apart from special trip days where specified. After booking a main Multi-activity session you can also extend this by booking early and late add-on sessions for £3 each.

Club sessions run on weekdays during the school holidays and half term breaks (except for bank holidays).

Early Add-on  – £3 per session
8am – 9:30am

Multi-Activity Club£17 per session
9:30am – 3:30pm

Late Add-on  £3 per session
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Trips (Select clubs only) £17
(8:00am – 5:30pm) 

Food options

Our Bistro is open from 9am – 2pm Monday – Friday, located upstairs in the main building. It offers both hot and cold food, including: sandwiches, baked potatoes and vegetarian options. 

Please be aware children will need to bring a packed lunch on trip days.

Childcare Vouchers

We accept voucher payments for the following places:
– Care-4
– Computershare
– Edenred
– Sodexo
– Childcare Grant Payment

Free Funded Spaces – Fit & Fed are available for summer holiday club!

Free spaces in our Multi-Activity (9.30am – 3.30pm) session are available this summer for some young people as part of the Fit & Fed Scheme with Plymouth City Council. 

These free places are available for children who receive Free School Meal benefit. These spaces include lunches from our cafe and are valid for up to 16 days per child per club.

Please note: These funded spaces are limited and subject to availability.

Please use the ‘Fit & Fed’ Booking Option below if available.

To be eligible your child must be entitled Free School Meal-related Benefit (FSM)


We offer a huge range activities throught our club. The timetable changes each club so please get in touch if you want to know more. Each day children have a choice of what activities they will perfer to do and all sessions are led by our youth workers, ensuring every child is included, able to participate and have fun!

Arts & Crafts

We run themed arts and crafts sessions each club with crafts they can take home with them. It may be making funky easter eggs, pumpkin carving or making their own acessories. Kids will have lots of chance to express themselves and develop their creative skills!

Sports & Activities

Kids will be able to skate around our sports hall on our “street surfing” boards, test their agility in dodgeball, or play more traditional sports like tag-rugby or shooting hoops with in a basketball session.

Team Games

We offer lots of team game sessions including playing “Nerf tag” with our nerf party gear, or testing their brain with a quiz or board game test their skills and team work abilities in all kinds of way.


On select clubs we run trips to various local attractions including Woodlands, Crealy and more. Please check the booking form to see what trip is offered in the next upcoming club.

Sample Week Timetable

Please note, this is only a sample timetable showing the types of activities we offer across a week.
Each club will have its own timetable and activities, which may or may not be shown here.


With over 40 years experience delivering youth clubs we ensure the highest safeguarding standards for our club. We ensure all staff are enhanced DBS checked, have all had child protection training and hold relevant accredited qualifications. Additionally, there is always a rst aid officer on-site.

Ofsted No. EY447994

Booking into 8-2-5 Club

Please click below to complete our provisional booking forms online.

Standard booking 

 Please note, your booking is not confirmed until we have contacted you to confirm the place and recieved your deposit. 

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Fit & Fed (free spaces booking)

Please note your booking is not confirmed until we have approved your booking.

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