Activity at Carvers Clubhouse – previously known as The Place – has been ramping up over the past few weeks and they are getting ready for a busy summer holiday period.

The Clubhouse, situated on Carvers Recreation Park just behind the Skate Park and Play area, is a centre for the enjoyment of all children and young people in Ringwood.

It is owned and run by Ringwood Town Council.

They are currently hosting the National Citizens Service (NCS) which is a 3-4 week summer programme for teenagers aged 15-17 years old.

It provides an amazing opportunity for young people to boost their CV, develop life skills and take their next steps with confidence.

Whilst based at the Clubhouse the groups of young people have been working in teams to plan and deliver a community project of their choice.

On Sunday 22 July there was a fabulous Skateboarding Competition, the first in a series across the New Forest.

With skateboarding set to appear in its first ever Olympics in Tokyo 2020 we are expecting the popularity of the sport to increase hugely.

And there is no doubt that we have some serious talent right here in Ringwood if Sunday‘s competition is anything to go by!

The Community Café is at Carvers is open to all  and over the summer holidays it will be open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

The Manager, Charmaine Bennett says, ‘we hope that it is seen as much more than a café.

We have games for older children and toys for younger ones.

You are welcome to use our sports equipment including table tennis, Frisbees and footballs all free of charge.

There is free wifi and toilets available for users of the park. And, we hope a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.’

I am going to win!

There is a planned programme of activity including a pop-up roadshow every Friday organised by New Forest District Council and sports activities.

All information will be on the Carvers Clubhouse Facebook page.