Summer Programme 2022

To start the holiday we are paying tribute to our member PJ Grindley who sadly passed away at the end of last year. All are welcome to come and take part or just to remember PJ. The Challenge is for scooter riders to reproduce PJ’s favourite trick -“Nothing Front Scoot”. The prize is brand new Reaper bars kindly donated by PJ’s family.

Throughout the summer the Skate Project will take place daily – usually during drop-in. Come and join Bradley in some creative, skate-related projects. Design badges and t-shirts for the skate shop and help Brad with his makeover of the shop.

As part of the Vicky Park Kids Takeover - on Tuesday 26 July - we will be running some skateboarding in the park – scooters and bikes also welcome. Come and join us at the Fountain!


All trips are free of charge except Thorpe Park. Young people wanting to take part will ned to sign up, complete consent forms and leave a £5.00 deposit per trip. This will be refunded on the day of the trip. Those going to Thorpe Park will need to split the cost with Sk8side and pay £20.00.

Sports Connect are joining us at Sk8side on Thursdays and Fridays this summer. They will be running some Sports Coaching Courses accredited by NCFE.

We are running a singing workshop with our vocal coach Chloe and then taking participants to the Pie Factory Recording Studio in Ramsgate.

Join us for some football sessions in Civic Park on Thursday evenings with Charlton Athletic. Then put together a team for our 5-a-side Tournament later in the summer.

Two visits to CycloPark in Gravesend this holiday. Ride the bike mountain trail or skate in the skate park. Bikes can be hired on the day.

We will continue to deliver our popular Girls Skate Project throughout the holiday. Come and join us and our helpful coaches Ages from 8+.


Last summer’s Skate Park Fest was such a success we are repeating it this year on 14 August. There will be competitions for all levels in skateboarding, scooter and BMX skills. In addition there will be food, live music, t-shirt design and stalls from outside providers.

On 16 August we will visit Margate – a day on the beach! Anyone wanting to go to Dreamland will have to fund that themselves.


To take part in any of Sk8side’s activities we ask young people to sign up as members. It is free and a simple process.


All trips away from Ashford will be available to 12 young people as we will be using the MotoV8 minibus.

Throughout the holiday we will be having a few outdoor games days – giant chess, dominoes, draughts etc. All out on the grass and table tennis on the patio.

Come along and try our Arts and Crafts activities including t-shirt printing, badge making, batik, candle making, clay modelling, tie dye and jewellery making.

On Wednesday afternoons we will be in Vicky Park running bike repair workshops. Come down if your bike needs fixing or if you want to learn more about bike maintenance.

Back by popular demand our DJ workshop with Dean. Come and spin the decks!

We are hoping to visit the lakes in Hawkhurst for a day’s fishing but it needs confirming….keep an eye on our social media!


Sk8side Is a Community Interest Company that is registered with Company House. The three Directors are Rebecca Guntrip, Simon Woods and Deirdre O’Neill who is also employed as Project Manager.

Sk8side has to raise all their funding from a range of sources each year and in term time are open 5 days a week running arts, a girls group., skate project, GSP, Issue-based workshops, bike project. What Next (employment project) and music evenings.

Sk8side is open to young people aged 8-19.

Sk8side support the MotoV8 Project – Ashford’s own motorbike project run by young people for young people. Open workshops will take place over the holidays. For more information contact deirdre@sk8side.org

Sk8side are also running summer programmes in Tenterden; Bockhanger and Willesborough.

Please click on the links below to download the summer programmes and find out more information...