Children and Youth Drop-In Programs

two phones one with a child the other with youth friends

We offer many children and youth drop-in programs throughout the year. There is something for everyone! Registration is not required for drop in programs, but fees apply. Check back often to see what we are offering as programs change regularly.

Youth Drop-In Spaces

Looking for more fun? Join us at one of our Youth spaces to build new friendships, develop self confidence or learn something new.

Interior of the youth centre in Port Hope
Youth Centre Drop-in

Our Youth Centre is a safe and inviting space for youth to socialize and engage in activities. Try your hand at air hockey, arcade games, ping pong or foosball. You can also lounge on one of our couches while charging your phone. Bring your friends and come join the fun!

  • Ages 13 to 19 years
  • Tuesday to Friday: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Date Range: All year round
  • Location: Town Park Recreation Centre
  • FREE drop-in

Join us on Mondays for our Pre-Teen night in the Youth Centre:

  • Ages 10 to 12 years
  • Mondays: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Interior Youth space at Port Hope Highscool
Port Hope High Drop-in

Join us every Thursday during the school year at Port Hope High for our Youth Drop-In program. Each week will include free food, fun, and a variety of activities such as games, crafts, cooking and more.

  • For any students grade 7 to 12. You do not have to attend Port Hope High!
  • Thursdays: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Date Range: Every Thursday from January 11, 2024 to June 20, 2024.
  • Location: Port Hope High School
  • FREE drop-in

Youth Drop-In Athletics: April 29, 2024 to June 30, 2024

Join us for these youth drop-in activities that provide a safe space to play and keep you active.

The Gymnasium at the Town Park Recreation Center will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 until Friday, June 21 as the floor is being resurfaced. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Youth Gym Drop-In

Come drop into the gym and play basketball, floor hockey, soccer, etc. 

Youth Gym Drop-in details

The gym can be divided into two to offer different activities and choices.

Youth boy shooting a basketball

Hoops and Late Night Hoops

Come practice your jump shot or play basketball with friends!

Hoops details

Late Night Hoops details

For Saturday Gym Drop-In, please call the Town Park Recreation Centre ahead of time to see if the program is running.

Volleyball on a gym floor

Youth Volleyball

Practice your serve, play a game with new or old friends, and
have fun!

Youth volleyball details

 

Hockey player taking a slap shot

Youth and Pre-Teen Stick and Puck

Join us for some pick-up hockey!  

Pre-Teen Shinny details

Stick and Puck is an informal game of hockey and no registration is required.

CSA approved hockey helmet with a face shield  is mandatory for all participants and full hockey equipment is strongly recommended.

Youth Shinny details

Stick and Puck is an informal game of hockey and no registration is required.

CSA approved hockey helmet with a face shield  is mandatory for all participants and full hockey equipment is strongly recommended.

Child Drop-In Activities: April 29, 2024 to June 30, 2024

Looking for something to keep your kids active? Join us for some drop-in activities that require no pre-registration or commitment. Develop social skills, confidence and skill development - fun for kids of every age and stage!

The Gymnasium at the Town Park Recreation Center will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 until Friday, June 21 as the floor is being resurfaced. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Child in a gym

Active Start: Gym Drop-In for Toddlers

Open gym for children to have unstructured play and plenty of space to burn off energy and socialize with other children.

Active Start details

Children will strengthen their gross and fine motor skills with a variety of equipment including toddler cars, balls, tunnels and more. 

Dodgeballs in a gym

Family/Child Gym Drop-In 

Come drop into the gym and play basketball, floor hockey, soccer, etc. The gym can be divided into two to offer different activities and choices.

Family/Child Gym Drop-in details

This time slot is for children 10 to 13 years old and families. Any child under the age of 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Mondays and Saturdays
  • 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For Saturday Gym Drop-In, please call the Town Park Recreation Centre ahead of time to see if the program is running.

Group of children in a gym

Homeschool Gym

A great way to incorporate physical education as a part of home school curriculum. Come out to enjoy some active play in the gym.

Homeschool Gym details

Equipment will be available for independent play.

Skates and gogglesDrop-in swimming and skating for youth or children

If you are looking for more we offer a number of drop-in style activities in our arena and pool. 


Calendar app on phone

Stay connected with our events calendar

We often have one-off community events posted to our calendar. Check back often for events like pick-up floor hockey, community campfires or skate park events.

Browse our recreation schedules

Drop-in Fees

Drop-In Gym Fees Tier 1 - Badminton and Basketball
Age Category2024 Fee (taxes included and rounded to the nearest quarter)
Adult $4.00
Senior $2.50
Child/Youth $1.00
Drop-In Gym Fees Tier 2 - Pickleball
Age Category2024 Fee (taxes included and rounded to the nearest quarter)
Adult $5.00
Senior $3.50
Child/Youth $1.00
Drop-In Gym Fees Tier 1 - Indoor Tennis
Age Category2024 Fee (taxes included and rounded to the nearest quarter
All Ages (Child, youth, adult and senior) $5.25