Things to do for Teenagers York

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Visit our brand new fitness Park in Nether Poppleton opposite Manor CE Academy on Millfield Lane, YO26 6QY

  • Book an hour long session on our 2 State of the art obstacle courses:
    • Ninja Course – for primary school age children
    • Warrior Course –for big kids & grown ups
  • Selection of Children’s Fitness classes
  • Parkour for ages 7+ years / Ninja Gymnastics including babies and pre school age Taking bookings now for new term!
  • Adult fitness classes – Boot Camps, Circuits and Warrior training for events
  • Children’s Parties – Ninja Warrior parties for all age groups
  • Corporate Team building days
  • Alternative training sessions for sports teams

01904 340495


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When it comes to ENERGI BEATS XL is there a better way to spend your Friday night? From 6pm the lights turn down, the music goes up and the excitement begins. Three hours to jump out to our resident DJ, soak in the party atmosphere and chill out with one of our famous Slushies (Slush not included in the price).

Strictly no parents allowed to bounce..!

Energi Trampoline Park, 3-7 Rose Avenue, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU

01904 360 500


Enjoy taking the challenge on our amazing Wired High Ropes course. With 22 different activities of varying difficulty – all of which are designed to test your nerve and ability – you’ll have fun making your way around and ending in a thrilling zip wire finish back to earth!  You’ll be harnessed on at all times, with friendly, qualified and experienced staff on hand to help if you need it.  Our Adventure Pass is available weekends and school holidays and includes Wired High Ropes as well as entry into the indoor and outdoor play areas of the Web Adventure Park for just £12.50

You can also test your nerve and skill on ‘Summit’ a 10m high climbing wall with challenges for all abilities.

Wired High Ropes is open at the Web Adventure Park from Easter through to Autumn at weekends and during school holidays. It is suitable for children aged 7 and is an ideal shared family experience if adults want a go too!

Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH

01904 692221


4 Corners

This youth club is run in association with RAY (Refugee Action York) for ages 11-19 years. This club is for refugees, first generational teens with dual heritage or those with asylum seeker status. They offer a range of activities such as sports, drama and baking.

Mondays 7-8:30pm

Moor Lane Youth Centre, Wains Road, York, YO24 2TX

T: 01904554444

Air Cadets

If you’re a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then join the Air Cadets! You’ll get access to loads of activities such as canoeing, mountain biking and abseiling as well as training in first aid and leadership skills. Plus you may even have the opportunity to take to the skies in a glider or small aircraft!

Air Cadets York, 110 (City of York) Squadron, Duncombe Barracks, Burton Stone Lane, York, YO30 6BY
T: 01347 847190

Army Cadets

Joining the Army Cadets will give you access to a wide range of exciting activities. From adventurous training such as kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling to military-themed activities including shooting, fieldcraft and skill at arms, as well as training in first aid, you’ll get the chance to discover lots of new experiences.

Groups held at: Acomb, Strensall, Fulford & Burton Stone Lane
T: 01904 490529

Community Ties Wednesday Youth Group

Community Ties Wednesday Youth Group in Haxby is an open space for young people ages 10-14 to take part in exciting activities, games, baking, sports, trips and more, delivered by qualified Youth and Project Workers! Wednesdays, term time, 6:30-8:30pm at Oaken Grove Community Centre, £2 per week.

T: 01904 769176

Community Ties Wigginton Drop-In

Community Ties Wigginton Drop-In provides young people ages 13-16 free access to youth services and support on making positive and healthy lifestyle choices through exciting activities, games, and more, delivered by qualified Youth and Project Workers! Tuesdays, term time, 7:30-9:00 pm at the Wigginton Old School.

T: 01904 769176

Door 84 Youth Club

We run various activities such as; sports, arts & crafts, gaming, pool, cooking, baking, music and much more!!! We also go on regular Trips and Residentials.

Monday – Ages 8-17 (5.30-8.30pm)
Monday – Ages 16-25 (7.45-9.15pm)
Tuesday – Ages 8-12 (5.30-7.30pm)
Wednesday – Ages 12-17 (5.15-6.15pm) = Separate Boys & Girls Group
Wednesday – Ages 13-17 (6.30-8.30pm)

First Session is FREE!!! All sessions are £1 each apart from Girls & Boys Group is 50p.

‘Its a fab club and do a lot of diff activities every week and also do residential trips days out etc x’

BM, Oct 18

84 Lowther Street, The Groves, YO31 7LX
T: 01904 623177

Gaming cafe at The Storehouse

Every Monday in term time from 4pm-6pm at The Storehouse. If you are a boy in school years (year 7-11), come along to our brand new gaming café. We have a selection of video, board and card games, feel free to bring your own!

The Storehouse, Mansfield Street, York.
T: 01904 215201

Girlguiding in York

Whether your daughter wants to join Rainbows (5-7), Brownies (7-10), Guides (10-14) or Rangers (14-18), start her Girlguiding journey here.

Register her interest and find a unit in your area. The leader from your chosen unit will contact you.

Adventure, fun and friendship starts here!

‘My daughter has been in rainbows for a year and loves it. They follow a book to earn badges. They do different activities each week. It’s all just about giving them different experiences with a broad range.’

SF, Feb 19

‘My youngest daughter who is soon to be 6 goes and she loves it! My eldest also went before moving to Brownies. They do a great variety of activities and trips.’

RI, Feb 19


Play It VR

Reopening 11th July

Great for rainy days! Fun for just you, or up to 6 friends and family at the same time. Play multiplayer together; or do your own thing and explore your virtual world. Check out our full games library on our website.

‘My 3 children loved it today. The owner is so friendly and spent time getting everyone sorted and explained how it all worked. Although it isn’t cheap, they do have a loyalty scheme and it’s definitely something new. Plenty of parking for free in Morrisons too. Do book though as there are only 6 machines soit’s easy to find it booked up.’

EB, May 19

‘The ‘Play It VR’ place in Acomb is great! They have a Fb page and website. Take a look 🙂’

NH, July 19

50A York Rd, York YO24 4LZ

T: 01904 373030

Rockin Rollers – York’s Premier Roller Discos

Want to try something fun and different? Are you aged between 2 and 100? Then why not come to Rockin Rollers – Roller Disco! Established in 2003 we hold weekly skating sessions at Manor School in Nether Poppleton on Friday evenings from 5.30-6.30pm and 6.45-7.45pm and on Sunday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm. We also provide private skating parties

T: 01904 890631

Rowntrees Park – FREE Youth Activities

Door 84 and York City have joined forces to offer cool activities in Rowntree Park every Tuesday evening from 5.30 – 7pm. There’s kick abouts, sports, arts & crafts and glitter tattoos. Meet at the bowling green near the Skate Park.
FREE. Ages 11+.

Sea Cadets York

Mondays and Fridays, 7pm – 9.30pm

Whatever you want to do when you leave school, Sea Cadets will give you a bunch of stuff that will help you cope with the big world and enjoy what it brings(Age 12-18).

Sea Cadets York, 21/22 Skeldergate, York,YO1 6DH
T: 01904 658505

Urban Live

A comedy stage show run by young people for young people every other Friday 7:30-9pm. Open to all 11-17 years olds.

£2 entry or introduce a friend and both come for free.

Q Church, 12 Priory Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6EX

T: 01904 659475

York Duke of Edinburgh Open Award Group

We run Bronze Silver and Gold DofE – individuals and groups are welcome on the adventure.
We train in York over the winter and go on Expeditions in the summer in the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales.
Ages 13 (Year 9) to 18 (Year 13).

T: 07592834926

York Jugglers

Tuesday evening from 7.00 to 9.00 pm

York Jugglers is an informal group who meet every week to juggle or practise other circus skills. Everyone is welcome to attend whether beginner or expert. We charge £4 for waged and £3 for unwaged to cover the costs of hiring the hall. Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

St Lawrence Church Hall, Lawrence Street, York, YO10 3WP.

York LGBT Youth Group At Yorkshire Mesmac

Young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will often be isolated. This fortnightly social group will help with your confidence and you will meet friends who are like you.

The Woodshop Margate Lane, YO30 7BJ
T: 07771 931335


York’s LGBTQ youth group for ages 14-25 run by Yorkshire MESMAC. Please get in contact for exact times and dates!

The Workshop, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7BJ

T: 01904 620400

Zoo Skatepark

The Zoo is the only indoor Skatepark in York, offering children and young people the opportunity to skate at a safe, community-focused and professionally run skatepark. We have regular two and three hour sessions for rollerblades, scooters, skateboards and roller-skates.

Under Sainsbury’s Car Park J Sainsbury Plc, Foss Bank, YO31 7JB
T: 01904551440