At Devonport Park Activity Centre we, at Routeways, deliver a range of fun, challenging activities for families, children and young people with a range of abilities specialising in Autism, ADHD and/or mental health.  We offer access to a natural environment in the heart of the City with a variety of activities including horticulture, outdoor education, creative play, music, cooking and personal development. The project is supported by a range of local partners.


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Where are we?

Devonport Park Activity Centre, Fore Street, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4BU   01752 300700

How to find us 

What We Currently Offer At Devonport Park Activity Centre:


Growing Together

For young people with a disability aged 14 - 24 offering vocational opportunities to learn and improve their skills in cooking, gardening, woodwork, computers, personal development and employability skills, social enterprise opportunities and other social activities. 

When: Monday and Friday 

Cost: Free for a full day and  Free for half a day session (sessions are currently funded through the SEND Innovation)

Reserve your place click here or visit on


14 - 24 Youth Group in Beckly and Devonport Park Activity Centre

Youth Club

For young people with a disability from 14 - 24 offering trips out, social opportunities, on-site activities (movie nights, games night, disco, recycled fashion shows, pamper sessions)

When: Every Thursday (7pm - 9pm) - (alternate weeks at the Beckly Centre and Devonport Park Activity Centre)

Cost: Free per session (sessions are currently funded through the SEND Innovation)

Reserve your place click here or visit on


Rooted Club 

For young people with a disability aged 8 - 14 offering opportunities to get involved in cooking, gardening, crafts and other social activities. 

When: Sunday 10am - 1pm

Cost: £10

Reserve your place click here or visit on the website

Mark the Park

Mark the Park logo


Routeways has recently recieved funding from Active Devon to encourage young people to get out and active.  Our Rooted group, which runs on a Sunday morning, will be visiting local parks on the first Sunday of each month and giving us their opinions on a number of areas: accessiblity, equipment, facilities, etc.  We're going to be keeping this blog of their findings! 

Please feel free to provide some of your own feedback on your nearest park via this form. 


Routes to Grow

The Routes to Grow project addresses the issues of loneliness and isolation. Our site is open on a Tuesday and Friday from 10am unitl 3pm. Gardening, creative activities and sociaising with others. Free refreshments available all day. 

Who: Suitable for anyone

When: Tuesday and Friday between 10am and 3pm. No need to book just drop in. 

Where: Devonport Park Activity Centre

Cost: Free

For further information please call 01752 300700


In Other Words groups

The In Other Words groups are mental health related supportive self-governing groups with fun activities and ongoing development opportunities. An opportunity to get together and socialise in an informal group with fun acitivites, arts, crafts, music, cooking, outdoor play and much more. The groups help build confidence, self-esteem and belief in a non-judgemental, confidential, safe and non-clinical environment.

Primary age group

Who: For children and young people aged 8 - 12years

When: Monday 4 - 6pm fortnightly - Please call for the next date

Where: Devonport Park Activity Centre

Cost: Free

Older group

Who: young people aged 13 - 18 years

When: Monday 4 - 6pm fortnightly - Please call for the next date

Where: Devonport Park Activity Centre

Cost: Free

You could be part of our closed facebook page or meet regularly face to face, maybe even taking part in some activities. You could be involved in:

  • Promoting Mental Health issues
  • Organising events to raise the awareness of mental health in young people
  • Mystery Shopper
  • Young Commissioner
  • Participation in interview panels
  • Shadow board meetings with the NHS

A chance to share your experience of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Plymouth and help shape the future of the Service in Plymouth with regular drop-ins from CAMHS staff.

For further information contact  

Lucy 01752 856702      

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Children's Minds - Families Matter

Children’s Minds ~ Families Matter is a free parent participation project focussed on children and young people’s mental health led by Routeways, supported by Plymouth Parent Carer Voice.

The group is attended by professionals to give advice and support to families. Routeways staff run fun activities for the young people in a separate space allowing parents/carers the opportunity to share their experiences and voice their concerns in a relaxed supportive environment.

When: To be restarted again soon

Cost: Free



If you are 18 or over you could be a volunteer. Coming from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities, our volunteers help with many jobs around the gardens and buildings. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided!



Twitter:  @Rooted_plymouth




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Phone 01752 300700
Monday-Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4:30pm


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