Bank Holiday opening – 1 May

CHILDREN’S SERVICES (all locations) CLOSED TOMMY’S PLACE (Romford) Members & general public: Open from 9.30am – 5.00pm Resident mealtimes: Breakfast – 9.30am – 10.30am Dinner – 2.30pm – 4.30pm THE Y ON THE LAKE (Thamesmead) CLOSED THE Y ON THE RIVER (Dartford) CLOSED FITNESS (Romford) Gym open 24-hour – instructor not available RPM Les Mills Virtual…



Walking 200 miles to support homeless people

Jacqui Hopkinson was badly injured in a motorbike crash on New Year’s Eve 2021, breaking both her arms and leaving her unfit and feeling old.   Whilst recovering, Jacqui decided she needed a new challenge to help her get back to full fitness and has decided to fundraise for The Bridge Trust Project, supporting young…



One year anniversary of Homes for Ukraine

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the launch of the UK Government Homes for Ukraine (H4U) scheme. Over 116,000 Ukrainians have arrived safely in the UK since. In April we teamed up with Havering Council to open a one-stop shop, offering vital support to help Ukrainian refugees to settle in to the borough. The…



Bank Holiday Timetable & Opening Times

CHILDREN’S SERVICES (all locations) Good Friday (7 April) – CLOSED Bank holiday Monday (10 April) – CLOSED No Parent & Toddler sessions take place during half term TOMMY’S PLACE (Romford) Good Friday (7 April) – normal Sunday hours (9.00am – 4.30pm) Saturday, 8 April – open as normal Easter Sunday (9 April) – CLOSED (to…



Join our book swap event for World Book Day

We need your old / unwanted children’s books! We are hosting a book swap event from 1pm – 5pm at our Romford branch on Thursday, 2 March. You can choose to donate any books before the event or bring them on the day to swap for new ones!  Any book donations dropped off in advance…



New Parent & Toddler Group

New Parent & Toddler Group coming to Thamesmead   We are excited to launch Rubber Duckies – our new Parent & Toddler Group in Thamesmead next week! Sessions will take place on a Wednesday (term time only from 22 February) from 10am – 11am. There will be plenty of fun activities on offer for children…



Join us for a sponsored climb!

February half-term is fast approaching and we now have limited spaces available at our Romford holiday club. We have a fun-packed week of activities planned with a trip to the museum, bouncy castle sessions, rock climbing & lots more!   At the same time, we will be hosting Everest Endeavour – a sponsored indoor climbing…



Gym & group fitness Christmas schedule for Romford

CLASS CHANGES FOR WEEK COMMENCING 1 JANUARY TUESDAY, 3 JANUARY Timetable reverts back to normal WEDNESDAY, 4 JANUARY 7.30pm – Yoga with Elaine  will be covered by Jason with Yoga/Pilates/Stretch THURDAY, 5 JANUARY 1.30pm – Yoga with Elaine will be covered by Jason with Yoga/Pilates/Stretch GYM & VIRTUAL RPM CHRISTMAS EVE (Saturday, 24 December) –…



Opening times for YMCA Romford

HEALTH & WELLBEING See separate timetable   CHILDREN’S SERVICES Pre-school The last day is Friday, 16 December and we reopen on Monday, 9 January After school club The last day is Tuesday, 20 December and we reopen on Thursday, 5 January Holiday club: Wednesday, 21 December – Friday, 23 December Wednesday, 28 December – Friday, 30 December Tuesday,…



Local warm space opening to combat loneliness & the cost of living crisis

With the sudden drop in temperature, coupled with the huge cost of living increases, the thought of people not being able to heat their homes, and the detrimental impact on their health, was too much for one group to sit back and watch happen. YMCA Thames Gateway Group are working with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council…