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ALS Services


We're delighted to continue with successful provision at our Youth Zone & Fun Time services in Chard & Crekwerne, and to be returning with Fun Time in South Petherton from Easter 2022 (in partnership with our friends at Reach).


We've been delighted to return to more normal services over the last year, within whatever changing restrictions have allowed. Centre-based services take place (during term-time) in Chard at The Young People's Centre (by The Rugby Club) and upstairs at The George Reynolds Centre + outdoors at Henhayes, in Crewkerne. For South Petherton we're running at The Youth Club (whose facilities we greatly appreciate) & using Lightgate Rec (with kind permission of the Parish Council).


In an ever-changing world, please check our Facebook pages for latest updates & details, as this website may not be kept fully up to date. Our current Facebook pages are:


         @ActiveLearningandSkills.als                   @YouthZone.als                                    @FunTime.als


We post our plans for sessions, on Facebook too (which can sometimes change at short notice e.g. if weather impacts), so it's a great way to stay up to date & find out more about what we're doing.


For the Fun Time age groups we email parents on the day before a session, with planned activities, relevant info etc, so please feel free to email us & ask to be added to our email list for Fun Time, in Crewkerne, Chard or South Petherton.



We continue to train our team & develop how we work, to maintain good Covid practices & keep services as safe & enjoyable as possible, in the circumstances & changing times. 


  We are happy to discuss any queries / concerns you may have - simply contact us with your details & query & we'll get back in touch.


The continued partnership & support of our key funders & contract holders (Chard Area Youth Committee*, Crewkerne Town Council & South Somerset District Council) are massively appreciated!


*who, in turn, receive support from Chard Town Council & SSDC



Active Learning & Skills is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in 2008, currently delivering services for teenagers and children in South Somerset.


During term time, we usually run Fun Time sessions for children aged 6-11 and Youth Zone for young people aged 11-19. 


In school holidays, we sometimes run activities such as 'Fun-Time Day-Time' events & activities for the Youth Zone age group.



Please feel freee to enjoy our pre-Covid video, made with the children and young people of ALS & keep an eye out for an update version, hopefully coming soon.


Want to know more?


Chat to Pete on 07711244357

or email


Alternatively, message us on our Facebook page or use our online contact form by clicking here.


With Thanks

ALS is delighted to be/have been supported, part-funded and/or work in partnership with:

Somerset County Youth & Community Group Grants

South Somerset District Council

Crewkerne, Chard and Ilminster Town Councils

South Petherton, Combe St Nicholas and Merriott Parish Councils

The George Reynolds Centre, Crewkerne

Chard Young People's Centre

Ile Youth Centre

Yarlington Housing Group

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