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
  • Monday to Friday: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Saturdays: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • School Holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Date Range: All year round
  • Location: Town Park Recreation Centre
  • FREE drop-in
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 a Youth Drop-In. Each week will include free food, fun, and different activities such as games, crafts, cooking and more.

  • For any students grade 7 to 12
  • Thursdays: 2:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Date Range: during the school year only
  • Location: Port Hope High School room 128
  • FREE drop-in

Youth Drop-In Athletics

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

This schedule is valid from January 9, 2023 to February 12, 2023

Badminton ball hockey and volleyball
Youth 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.

No Gym Drop-In February 8, 2023

Youth boy shooting a basketball
Hoops

Come practice your jump shot or play basketball with friends!

Kids playing shinny in Port Hope
Youth and Pre-Teen Shinny

Join us for some pick-up hockey!  Shinny is an informal game of hockey and no registration is required. We offer two shinny options: youth and pre-teen. CSA approved hockey helmet with a face shield  is mandatory for all participants and full hockey equipment is strongly recommended.

Child Drop-In Activities

This schedule is valid from January 9, 2023 to February 12, 2023

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!

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

No Active Start Wednesday, February 8, 2023

dodgeballs in a gym
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.

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. 


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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 event calendar

Drop-in Fees

Drop-In Gym Fees Tier 1 - Badminton and Basketball
Age Category2023 Fee (taxes included and rounded to the nearest quarter)
Adult $3.75
Senior $2.50
Child/Youth $1.00
Drop-In Gym Fees Tier 2 - Pickleball
Age Category2023 Fee (taxes included and rounded to the nearest quarter)
Adult $5.00
Senior $3.25
Child/Youth $1.00
Drop-In Gym Fees Tier 1 - Indoor Tennis
Age Category2023 Fee (taxes included and rounded to the nearest quarter
All Ages (Child, youth, adult and senior) $5.00