Welcome to our Children's and Youth Services!

We want all of our children and teenagers to reach their full potential and experience fullness of life in body, mind and spirit. Through Open Access Clubs, Targetted Interventions and Schools’ Work, we provide safe spaces where they feel valued and we equip them with the tools they need to thrive.

From sports and games, to arts, crafts and residentials, we strive to inspire each young person to play a positive role in benefitting their local community. We also have informative conversations about mental health, drugs & alcohol, sex, crime, racism, money, employment, education, social media, and world issue and young people can have one to ones if they want to talk about things they are struggling with.

We also support families in the community through the work of our Young Families Workers in Exwick and Newcourt. More details can be found below.

Interview with Rachel Davey, YMCA Exeter Youth Club Alumni.

At age 12, Rachel Davey moved to the rural village of Broadclyst and discovered YMCA Exeter’s Youth Club, almost literally, right on her doorstep!

Now 18 years old, Rachel kindly met with us to chat about how YMCA Exeter has supported her. We take her to Exeter’s Chococo Café – after six years at Youth Club, we know she is a big fan of hot chocolate!

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What's on


Messy Church is a family friendly activity based way of doing church. Exwick Messy Church usually meets in Exwick Parish Hall on the 2nd Sunday of the month between 4-6pm and includes a free cooked meal.
Friday Friendship – Friday Friendship currently meet on Fridays (Usually Fridays during term times) between 10-12 at Exwick Parish Hall. Refreshments for all and toys and activities for children aged 0-5 years old. Friday Friendship is free to attend and welcomes all ages.
Young Families Workers who can help support individuals in the local area. If you would like to see if we can help please get in touch.
To find out more about any of our community activities in Exwick contact Harri Sharp, Chris Carter or Debbie Carter by emailing office@ymcaexeter.org.uk.


Thursdays @ Broadclyst Pavilions

4.30pm – 6pm for School Years 7-9

Holly Close, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3JB

Please follow this page, and our Broadclyst Youth Instagram account, for details of when the activities will be and when you can join in.


Becky Merriman

Harri Sharp

Chris Carter

Debbie Carter


Email: youthservice@ymcaexeter.org.uk
Call: 01392 410530


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Our accreditation to UK Youth means we are involved in the strategic direction of youth work across the country, developing innovative ideas for the sector and being a voice for young people.