Youth & Children

Youth & Children

Our dedicated teams welcome and inspire our children and young people, creating a place to have fun, feel safe and deepen relationships with God.

Every Sunday morning, there are activities for everyone, newborn to 18 years old. We also have a great provision throughout the week. In all our activities we try to find different ways to reach young people, whatever their age or the stage of their walk with God. If you have questions for any of the team, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Personal and Emergency Details Forms

Parents/Carers: complete your child’s personal and emergency details by visiting one of the links below:

Child (Under 11)

Young Person (11 or over)


Sunday Mornings

During the Sunday morning services, the children and young people join these groups:

GroupSchool Year Group RangeAge Range
CrèchePre-school3 years old and under
Lighthouse (Children)Nursery to Year 63 to 11 years old
Lighthouse (Youth)Year 7 to Year 1311 to 18 years old

Weekday Activities

There are lots of other activities for youth and children throughout the week:

GroupSchool Year Group RangeAge Range
Empowered (Girls' Bible Study)Year 7 to Year 1311 to 18 years old
Lads' NightYear 5 to Year 139 to 18 years old
Girls' NightYear 5 to Year 139 to 18 years old
Youth SocialsYear 7 to Year 1311 to 18 years old

Other Activities

Young footballers can join the Coast Academy FC.

Carers and Toddlers is on every Monday and the Open the Book team regularly leads fun, interactive, Bible-based assemblies in local primary schools.

Carers and Toddlers

Carers and Toddlers meets on Monday mornings  during term time. 9.45 am to 11.15 am Babies to pre-schoolers are welcome to come and play with our construction toys, crafts, a play kitchen, sit-on cars, books and bubbles! There’s a special baby area, singing, juice time and a warm welcome! There tends to be a waiting list, so please put your child’s name down early. Please send us a message, which we’ll pass on to Marion and her team, to find out more…

Crèche

Age 3 or under During the Sunday morning services, there is a crèche with toys and games for children aged 3 or under in the Small Hall, through the side door marked ‘crèche’. You can stay with your child or to leave them to play in the care of our team.

Lads Nights

For middle and high school boys (Year 5 upwards) When 7 – 9 pm on Friday nights. Check out the calendar for the dates. Featuring football, table tennis, XBox, pool, testimonies, Nerf Guns, snacks and more What can I expect? Come join us to hang out, play sports and videos, and hear a little about what Jesus means to some of the men of WBBC. Can I bring friends? Of course! If you have any mates who love to kick a…

Open the Book

Our Open the Book team regularly visits primary schools in Whitley Bay to lead fun and interactive assemblies based on a Bible story. This video explains how the national Open the Book scheme works:

Coast Academy FC

A bit of history… Coast Academy FC was founded by Pete Kaine as the Whitley Bay Baptist Church Football Club (WBBCFC) in 1998 with a group of teenagers who played in 5-aside teams in the Churches Together Football League. Over the following years it grew slowly and steadily as players starting inviting their brothers, sisters and friends to training and more teams were entered into the league. Some of the teams were successful – scoring lots of goals, winning leagues and…

Safety – Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults

Every child, young person and vulnerable adult is important to us at Whitley Bay Baptist Church. We want them all to feel secure and safe as they join in our Church activities. The church has a safeguarding policy which provides guidelines and safety procedures for children and vlnerable adults of all ages. Every adult that works with children and vulnerable adults has Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and reference checks completed in accordance with the Baptist Union of Great Britain‘s…

Privacy & Cookie Policy

Whitley Bay Baptist Church [www.wbbc.org.uk] Privacy and Cookie Policy This policy covers the services provided by the WBBC website. Its purpose is to inform visitors and users of this website, which is managed by the WBBC Web Admininistrator, about what data is collected about them, and how it is stored and used, and the ways in which we protect users’ privacy. The WBBC Web Administrator may be contacted through the Church Office. The Data Controller is the WBBC Church Leadership Team. Any information you…