Monday, 9 December 2019


“I’m so bored… what should I do?” It’s a phrase familiar to most parents – especially at weekends and during the long school holidays.

Thankfully if you live in north Cumbria there’s an inexpensive solution that might save you being asked that question every time your child or teenager struggles to keep him/herself occupied.

Carlisle Youth Zone (CYZ) offers a safe and fun environment where young people can enjoy themselves while developing their potential and learning life-long skills.

Membership costs just £5 a year and it’s open six night’s a week as well as at weekends and when the area’s schools are on holiday.

CYZ, which is based on Victoria Place next to the Richard Rose Central Academy, runs two main clubs: Junior Club (open to anyone between the ages of eight and 12) and Senior Club (for 13 to 18-year-olds). There’s also an Inclusion Club that’s aimed at those who might need a little extra time or support for whatever reason; whether it be a physical disability, learning difficulty or an Autism-spectrum condition.

Activities include sports, games, challenges, cooking, arts and crafts, singing, dancing – the list is endless.

Whatever your child’s hobbies, passions or interests there’s sure to be something for them to learn and enjoy while meeting up with friends or making new ones.

You can easily sign up your child or teenager with the click of a button, just head to their website or simply pop into Carlisle Youth Zone with your child or teenager during their opening times. These are listed on their website. 

Also you can get the latest from their social media pages; Facebook Twitter @CarlisleYZ and on Instagram @carlisleyouthzone 

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