Exit Accessibility View

Activities for young people

Working alongside local, regional and national partners, the sports development team and leisure centres help young people to get involved with sport in a fun and safe environment.

Term time activities

We work with local clubs and sport providers to develop weekly basketball opportunities for young people. Sessions provide a great introduction to basketball with the option to attend one of our Slam Dunkz basketball camps during the school holidays.

Day and Time
Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury

Monday's 6pm - 7pm

Monday's 7pm - 8pm

Friday's 6pm - 7pm

Friday's 7pm - 8pm

Y10 - Y11 boys only

Y12 - Y13 boys only

Y7 boys and under

Y8 - Y9 boys only


St John's School, Marlborough

Thursday's 6.30pm-8pm

Thursday's 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Friday's 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Saturday's 12 noon - 2pm

Under 14 boys

Under 18 boys

Under 14 & Under 16 girls

boys and girls 7 - 13 years


07986 009127

St Augustine's School, Trowbridge
Sunday's 10.30am - 12 noon
boys and girls 8 - 16 years


07837 535499

Sheldon School, Chippenham
Wednesday's 5pm - 6pm
boys and girls 8 - 16 years


07837 535499

For more information about the junior basketball programme please contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or 01225 770213.


Our Aqualetes swim school runs for 50 weeks of the year and is a fantastic way to introduce your child to swimming through our Learn to Swim programme. Working in partnership with Swim England, we follow their learn to swim guidance and have fully qualified instructors leading lessons in all our Wiltshire Council swimming pools.

So from toddler to accomplished swimmer, there is a structured learning pathway for all young people to help them to learn, have fun, achieve and develop a healthy love for, and confidence in, water. 

Full information on the Aqualetes programme.


This is currently available at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury, Tidworth Leisure Centre, and Springfield Community Campus in Corsham. We are hoping to extend to further centres in the future.

Gymastics School caters for young people aged 2 to 14 and provides weekly sessions following the British Gymnastics accreditation pathway. For full information on the courses available visit the indivdual centre pages.


For specific activities available at each leisure centre around the county, please go to the home page and select the relevant leisure centre from the list at the bottom of the page. 

Holiday activities

Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we have made the decision to cancel all planned summer projects for 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates for future holiday programmes in due course. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope we can welcome you back to one of our projects in the future.

Events calendar

Events page

Kick it Out

‘Kick it Out' is Football's equity and inclusion campaign and uses football as a tool to promote inclusion, challenge discrimination and to work for positive change.

Wiltshire Council team up with Swindon Town Football in the community to deliver local events during October half term for young people aged 10 to 19. The events feature an individual Swindon Town Foundation Skills Zone and alongside these activities, the events also include tournaments for players in year 8 and 9,the winners will compete in a grand final at half-time during Swindon Town fixture at the County Ground.

The local events will also feature the Ability Sports programme for young people aged 10- 19 years with a disability.

Our 2020 programme has yet to be confirmed, as soon as these become available they will be published on this page.

In the meantime if you wish to have further information on the Kick It Out programme please email sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or telephone 01722 434760.

StreetGames sports programme

StreetGames is a national sports charity that supports a network of projects which give sports, training and volunteering opportunities to young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK. StreetGames are aligned with Sport England’s Youth Sport Strategy.

Visit the StreetGames website for more information about the national work of StreetGames.

Doorstep sports clubs are for young people from disadvantaged communities. Sessions are delivered free of charge and also provide opportunities to attend high-profile events as well as opportunities to undertake training or to gain volunteering experience. Clubs operate in the following venues:

Days and times
Studley Green Community Centre and MUGA
Wednesdays 5.30pm - 7pm
Dance, football, rugby, boxing and basketball
The Friary Community Centre and MUGA
Thursdays 5.30pm - 7pm
10+Football, tag rugby and basketball
Gainsborough Close MUGA, Bemerton Heath
Tuesdays 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Football, basketball and rugby

Through the StreetGames network participants are also able to access high quality sports experiences such as a sports festival at the Olympic Park, tickets and outdoor activities at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and access to pitch activities at Bath Rugby RFC fixtures.

For more information about the doorstep sport programme contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 01225 770248.


Young volunteer leaders have been selected through our Doorstep Sports Clubs and Skate Series programmes to act as advocates for ‘their’ projects. Volunteers support weekly delivery, organise events and help shape future activities. Leaders each receive a StreetGames hoodie as well as the opportunity to access free mentoring, training, StreetGames volunteer training residential and certificated sports qualifications.


Wiltshire Skate Series is an annual series of four competitive events for the Wiltshire skate community. The programme is led and delivered by a young person forum, which is made up of local young skaters with the support of our staff. Held at different skate parks across the county the Wiltshire Skate Series encourages volunteering amongst young people with judges, skate marshals, DJs and helpers all giving up their time free of charge to ensure the success of the events.

Event details:

  • Young people must be 11+ to enter
  • Free to enter
  • Registration is at 10am at all venues
  • Helmets must be worn

Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we have made the decision to cancel all planned summer projects for 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates for future holiday programmes in due course. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope we can welcome you back to one of our projects in the future.

For information on the programme contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 01225 770248 or find us on Facebook.

‘Fit and Fed’ is a national programme combining food and sport developed by the sports charity Street Games. Fit and Fed is a response to the growing body of research on the inequalities of holiday hunger, isolation, and inactivity.
Sessions will return this Easter and Summer 2020 across Wiltshire in partnership with Salisbury City Council, Anybody Can Cook, The Trussell Trust, Selwood Housing Group, Studley Green Primary School and Active Trowbridge.
These free activity programmes will enable young people and their families to prepare a healthy meal, provide advice on healthy eating, and the opportunity to take part in fun games and multi sports activities. The programme will support families on lower incomes or free school meals, and aims to help alleviate the issues of isolation and improve fitness levels during the school holidays.
For further information contact:
Daniel Geeson, sports development officer, on 01225 770248 or email sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk

The Wiltshire Street Games Club 1 programme aims to enhance and connect young people aged 15-25 years old to activity opportunities in their local area, help them make use of local facilities and prepare them to be active independently.

The programme will provide free of charge 12 month gym memberships for NEET/vulnerable young people or those that are part of the Wiltshire Council Doorstep Sports Club.

The Club 1 programme will be delivered at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury.  The young people taking part in the programme will obtain a free gym induction and a free tailored programme review. A referral is required and terms and conditions apply.

For more information contact Karlene Jammeh, Sports Development Officer, Wiltshire Council on 01722 434437 or email sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk.


Share this page

Last updated: 16 June 2020 | Last reviewed: 16 June 2020