Activities for Children

If you would like more information about our Childrens Clubs, please contact Stephanie Bain whose details can be found on the Contact page.

Further information with regard to dates and venues can be found on the Ability Shetland Facebook Page.

Clubs

Holiday Clubs

Various Locations

A variety of activities including swimming, soft play and crafts are planned for children and young people during school holiday periods with the exception of Christmas.

Activities are tailored to meet the needs of individual club members and are suitable for all ages from primary to secondary school.

Morning sessions normally run from 1000 to 1230 and afternoon sessions run from 1230 to 1500. Fees are £5 for a half day or £10 for a full day. Bus trips last a full day so there are no half day option on those days.

Further details and a booking forms can be accesses here prior to the holiday periods as appropriate.

Unst Saturday Club

Unst Youth Centre and Unst Leisure Centre

This club has a relaxed atmosphere and activities ranging from arts and crafts to fun and games are tailored to suit attendees.

Saturdays 1100 to 1300 fortnightly throughout the year.

Unst Sports Club

Unst Leisure Centre

A range of dry side sports activities including ball sports, racquet sports and boccia suitable for all children.

Wednesdays 1630 to 1730 during school term.

Unst Swimming Sessions

Unst Leisure Centre

Supported ASN swimming arranged on a bespoke basis in conjunction with the Baltasound Junior High School that take place during school term time.

Yell Sunday Club

Sellafirth Hall

This club has a relaxed atmosphere and activities ranging from arts and crafts to fun and games are tailored to suit attendees.

Sundays 11:30am to 1:30pm every second week throughout the year.

Yell Swimming Sessions

Yell Leisure Centre

Supported ASN swimming arranged on a bespoke basis in conjunction with the Mid Yell Junior High School which take place during school term time.

North Roe Youth Club

North Roe & Lochend Public Hall

This club is run by Ability Shetland for all children of primary school age.  Club members can supported by Ability Shetland staff.

Friday 18:30 to 20:00 every second week during school term.

Urafirth Youth Club

Urafirth Primary School

This club is run jointly by Ability Shetland and Urafirth Primary School for all children of primary school age. Club members can supported by Ability Shetland staff.

Thursdays 1530 to 1700 fortnightly during school term.

Saturday Club

Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre

This club has a relaxed atmosphere and provides a social meeting point for school aged children and young people aged 4 -18. Activities ranging from arts and crafts to fun and games are chosen to suit individuals. This club has an entry fee of £2 per session. It’s possible that we can negotiate this charge in circumstances where payment may be difficult.

Saturdays 1100 to 1300 throughout the year

Thursday Youth Club (Secondary School age)

Islesburgh Community Centre

This club provides a social meeting point for secondary aged children and young people and has a relaxed but lively atmosphere.

Thursdays – 1830 to 2000 during school term.

Mossbank Social Group for children

Mossbank Primary School

This group aim to develop and encourage social interaction among primary aged children. The club runs on a Wednesday evenings from 6.30 – 8pm during school term time.

Peerie Stars Club

Brae Youth Centre

Parent and child group to develop social skills in pre-school children while encouraging social interaction and peer support for parents and carers. The clubs runs each Wednesday from 1 – 2.30pm.

Transition Project

Various as required

The transition project supports young people who are moving on from Children’s Services and Clubs and in to an adult world.  We can provide 1:1 support to individuals to help them access activities and opportunities that support their development and transition.

Policies and Procedures

Ability Shetland has a full set of policies and procedures as listed below.  Full copies of these are available to anyone on request.

  • Anti-Bullying, Harassment and Abuse
  • Case Recording
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints
  • Confidentiality and Access to Records
  • Individual Risk & Assessment / Management
  • Management of Violence
  • Personal Relationships and Sexuality
  • Project Planning
  • Risky Activity
  • Stakeholder Involvement
  • Supervision
  • Support Planning and Review
  • Volunteer Policy & Terms & Conditions