Get involved! See what’s on for you

Coronavirus and our services – due to the coronavirus pandemic our venues are closed and all our activities are taking place online.  Connexions advisers are providing their services by phone.  Please call them on 020 8708 2600 . 

For information on all service changes please see our services changes page.

To attend any of our activities below you must be registered with us.  If you haven't completed it before please complete our youth services registration form.

May 2021

Throughout January, February and March we offered an exciting range of online sessions for young people.  Some of them were to help young people develop practical skills such as how to take good pictures with your mobile phone and an introduction to First Aid while others were to support young people with their mental health by offering hints and tips on self care and also ways to stay positive.  We are currently developing some new and exciting sessions for you to get involved with.  Come back regularly to see what new sessions have been added.

Dates for your calendar:

Thursday 6th May

From 7pm to 8pm - HYC Games Night - Hainault Youth Centre - online via zoom

Come and join us for an evening of fun, games and quizzes.  For more details contact Liaquat Ali

Monday 10th May

From 5pm to 6:30pm - Redbridge Youth Council Meeting - online via zoom

This session is open to all young people in Redbridge. If you like to spend your time learning new skills and are passionate about making a positive change in Redbridge please come along. For more details contact Raina Gee

From 7pm to 8.30pm - Monday Night Youth Group - online via zoom

This session is for young people with additional needs aged 13-24, to meet, chat and learn new skills. For more details contact Jan Booth

Tuesday 11th May

From 5pm to 6pm - How To Take Better Photos With Your Phone - Hainault Youth Centre - online via zoom

Come and join us to learn how to take better photos with your mobile phone. This is week 4 of a 6 week course which takes place every Tuesday until 25th May. During this course you will improve your skills and develop better techniques in using your mobile phone camera.  From focus to filtering, each week we will be exploring different elements of how mobile phone cameras work.  These sessions have limited spaces so for more details and to book a space please contact Liaquat Ali

Event 1 - From 7pm to 8pm - Support on CV writing - Hainault Youth Centre - online via zoom

This will be a 1:1 session to help build a brilliant CV. Booking is essential. For more details and to book contact Liaquat Ali

Event 2 - From 7pm to 8pm - Talk 2 our Youth Workers - Hainault Youth Centre - online via zoom

Come and join our youth workers and explore ways to stay positive, busy and focussed. For more details please contact Liaquat Ali

Wednesday 12th May

From 5pm to 6pm - Creative Arts Session - Hainault Youth Centre - online via zoom

Join us, learn new drawing skills and explore your creativity. For more details contact Liaquat Ali

Thursday 13th May

From 7pm to 8pm - HYC Games Night - Hainault Youth Centre - online via zoom

Come and join us for an evening of fun, games and quizzes.  For more details contact Liaquat Ali


Other ways to get involved

There are many venues across Redbridge open for young people aged from 7 to 19 years to visit.

Get involved in sport activities, including boxing, basketball and table tennis or visit a gaming zone. Our youth club also provides additional support with homework as well as advice and guidance.   

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's award, also known as DofE, is a life-changing adventure you don’t want to miss. 

It’s about going the extra mile! Learning new skills for work and life, getting fitter, making a difference and broadening your horizons. The coronavirus doesn’t mean your DofE needs to stop – far from it.  You can start your volunteering, physical and skills sections from home or remotely using the DofE  website.

There are various levels of programme which when completed lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE Award, check our DofE page for more information and information on how to enrol.

Detached Team

We work with you, the young people of Redbridge on the streets, estates and parks, who are not accessing existing youth services in Redbridge. Email Youth Service for more information.

We offer a wide range of activities including:

  • two after school clubs - activities include arts and crafts, music DJing, sports, cooking and workshops
  • holiday activities, including day trips
  • DJ, MC and Music Tech come and learn to DJ and produce your own tunes with the latest software
  • information, advice and guidance (including Young People friendly)
  • C Card distribution point
  • chlamydia screening and pregnancy testing

Membership is £4 a term.

Opening times and activities at Hainault Youth Centre from January 2020 - all closed at present




Age group


7pm to 9.30pm

Young people with learning disabilities

13yrs - 25yrs


3.15pm to 5.45pm


7pm to 8.30pm

7pm to 9.30pm

After School Club, homework support, sports


Box Up Sessions 

Youth Club Session - Activity Night DJing and sports

13yrs - 19yrs


13yrs - 19yrs



3.15pm to 5.45pm


Youth Club and DJ'ing session

13yrs - 19yrs


7pm to 9.30pm


Youth Club Session - Activity Night DJing and sports


13yrs - 19yrs

Contact us

Hainault Youth Centre
116 Huntsman Road
Hainault, Road

Telephone: 07908 809 765


Currently closed 

A free hub for young people aged from 11 to 16, which promotes positive activities for girls and boys.

Offers a wide range of activities, including table tennis, snooker, gaming, and sports such as kickboxing, football, and basketball. Role models and mentors support each activity and every young person who attends can also enjoy a free hot meal, drink and dessert.

Each session will provide competition prize giveaways, with the opportunity for young people to win vouchers to a wide range of retailers including Amazon, Nando’s and JD Sports.

Open every Monday and Wednesday between 4.30pm and 9pm at RAP, Starch House Lane, Barkingside, IG6 1PU.


If you have any questions or would like further details, please call or email.

Telephone: 02085016080


Currently closed

Box-up is an award-winning organisation which provide free boxing sessions to young people aged 7 to 19 years, focusing on boxing technique, fitness and discipline, in a fun and relaxed space. We also have a team of positive role models that are willing to listen to and support you.

Free sessions


Time: 7pm to 8.30pm

Age group: 13 to 19 year olds

Location:  Hainault Youth Centre, 116 Huntsman Road, Ilford, IG6 3SY

Thursday sessions will be launching soon from the new Box-up gym in Ilford Town centre

For further details call 0208 5174 446, email or follow @boxupcrime

Contact us

For general enquires:

Telephone: 020 8708 3444

Text Relay: 18001 020 8708 3444


Follow us on Instagram: @redbridgeyouth

If you would like information on well-being, education, training and employment please look at our Redbridge Youth Hub pages.

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