Swan Youth Project, Paradise Road, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 9JE | t. 01366 386259

Open Access

Our Open Access sessions are a chance for young people to come together and spend time with friends in a positive environment. We have activities going on for those who want to be involved in these, but essentially we are there to enable conversations, support and friendships. We are lucky enough to have 3 rooms at our centre in Downham Market:

  • Room 1: a place for anyone to join in art/craft activities and enjoy talking to friends and listening to music (relatively quietly!)
  • Room 2: a place for games and being loud, think Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, Swing Ball, Team Games, Ball Games
  • Room 3: a place for our ‘older’ young people. If you are in year 8 or older, this is the space to call your own; it has a kettle and microwave as well as ‘chill out’ zones. There is a projector screen and laptop in this room for music or film

Our usual groups are:

  • Tuesday 4pm – 5pm Quiet Group, limited to 15 young people at the Downham Market Centre. Age 8+
  • Tuesday 5pm – 7pm at the Downham Market Centre, 50p entry. Age 8+
  • Thursday 4.45pm – 6.45pm at Watlington Village Hall, free entry (term time only). Age 10+
  • Friday 5pm – 7pm at the Downham Market Centre, 50p entry (term time only). Age 8+

Please note, these groups are not currently going ahead due to the current situation. Contact the centre for the timetable over the summer.

Everyone over 8 is welcome, we just need registration forms filled prior to entry please. Please note that the Tuesday sessions get particularly busy, with up to 50 young people attending regularly

Registration form: Registration Form

Safeguarding policy: Safeguarding Policy

Behaviour Policy: Behaviour Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy: Equal Opportunities Policy

Online Safety Policy: Online Safety Policy

Young Persons Agreement for Online Sessions: Agreement for online sessions

We are also a C-Card Point in Downham Market – contact us for an appointment and to find out the latest ‘drop-in’ times
The Your C-Card Scheme gives FREE condoms to young people in Norfolk aged 13-24. You can access the service whether you’re male or female, no matter what your sexual orientation is. It doesn’t matter whether you’re having sex, thinking about having sex, or if you’re just curious.