Things to do for Teenagers York

Sports & Active Clubs

Ainsty GTC provides 1 hour classes in Gymnastics for children age 5-16 years old.
Children learn floor, beam, vault and bar skills. Trampoline skills taught on competition trampolines. Max 4 children per trampoline.
GymPacT for children to combines Gymnastics, Parkour and Trampoline skills at a Trampoline Park.

Energise Sports Centre, Acomb Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Gymnastics Recreational Mixed classes & Trampoline Recreational .

Steiner School. Fulford Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Gymnastics Recreational Mixed classes

Vale of York School, Clifton Friday & Saturday
Gymnastics Recreational Mixed classes & Gymnastics Development classes 2 hours (Saturday)

Huntington School, Huntington Road Tuesday & Friday
Gymnastics Recreational mixed classes

Point Zero Trampoline Park, Poppleton Monday & Wednesday
GymPacT classes 5-14 years & Trampoline Recreational mixed age.

Office Hours 09:00 – 16:00 (Monday to Friday)
Club Hours 15:30 – 21:15 (Weekdays)
09:00 – 14:00 (Weekends)

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Evolution Dance and Fitness will keep you and your children moving, fit and motivated through lockdown. We loved dancing and working out with you all online last year and had fab feedback so please come join our friendly community!

We’re running a huge variety of live Dance and Fitness classes online, for all ages and abilities, and hope to keep you physically and mentally well.

The first two weeks include Open Workshops and Masterclasses and then our term starts on 18th January, when we’ll have weekly Freestyle Dance classes and Fitness classes available for ages 4-adult.


07800 865214
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Would you like to be part of something amazing? At Fantasy Cheer and Dance Academy we offer Cheerleading and Dance classes from 4-years these are competition teams. We also have gymnastics from 3-years upwards.

Our head coach has over 14 years’ experience and also the Coach for Team England’s adaptive abilities pom team. We have a great team of coaches across all of the classes and our amazing junior coaches are all cheerleaders themselves.

Our classes run thought-out the week at the Vale of York Academy, we also have a team in Selby. You do not need any previous experience or skills our team of coaches will be there to support you and help teach you new skills. Everyone is welcome at Fantasy boys and girls and you can start at any age it’s never too late to start something new.

If you are looking for something after all our time in lockdown and would like more details please get in touch, we are happy to answer any questions you have or why not have a look at our social media pages.


Wired is an exhilarating high ropes adventure in York; a great place to visit with friends and family. It offers a real challenge to even the most fearless adventurers comprising 22 separate activities of varying difficulty.

Wired has state of the art safety equipment and you are attached all the way around the course. No expense has been spared to ensure that this course is using the safest and best quality kit available in the world!

We are sure that children, teenagers, and adults will have a superb, exciting, challenging experience and you will be totally safe!

Wired welcomes group bookings, whether it is families, friends, clubs or colleagues and we do offer great discounts for pre-booked groups.

Wired High Ropes Challenge is suitable from ages 7 years old and upwards.

Also wired High ropes is part of the Yorkshire activity centre in York  which offers Archery,Axe throwing,crossbow shooting and air rifle shooting.

Our qualified, experienced staff make it an unforgettable experience for everyone who visits and we’re open all weekend!

Can you face the challenge?

Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH

01904 692221
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Kick About
This is a FUN and SOCIABLE environment where you can get together with friends and enjoy playing football ⚽⚽
Can you show the coaches new skills or if you have never played with us before can you come and learn something new

❓ Mondays @ Huntington Secondary School (Astro)

⏰ 5-6pm (8-12yrs) ➕ 6-7pm (13+)
❓ Thursdays @ Energise
⏰ 5.30-6.30pm (8-12yrs) ➕ 6.30-7.30pm (13+)
Spaces are limited and will be on a first come first served basis. QR code on site for registration which must be completed prior to taking part in the session. Please do not attend more than 10 minutes before the start time.
All necessary COVID protocols in place – SEE YOU ON THE PITCH

Walking Football – Adults
Walking Football is our slowed down version of the beautiful game. This does not stop the electric atmosphere that we have. We are keen to keep the sessions FUN and SOCIABLE for all. No experience necessary just grab you trainers and come and join us!
Get Your Kit On – Adults
Get Your Kit On is our recreational session taking place on a Thursday morning, this is a no commitment, pressure free place to play football. Nothing beats a good game of 5 a side on a morning to get you ready for the day ahead!
Covid protocols are in place and places must be booked in advance for all sessions


01904 559508
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Heworth Gym Club is hugely popular in York for children’s Gymnastics

We are a charitable organisation focused on recreational gymnastics and trampolining for the ages of 2-18.

Classes run from a dedicated facility.

Our Pre School Classes run Monday – Friday during term time, with 5 classes running per day.

Boys and Girls plus trampoline classes are running too.

Many changes have been made due to Covid-19 – please see the website for all the details of this.

For further information please contact us.

The Gymnastics Centre, St. John’s WalkHeworth, York, YO31 7SX


01904 611111
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York Dance Works offer dance classes for children and adults and are currently taking on new students, for our fun and friendly classes, where you can learn new skills and make new friends.
We have Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Ballroom and Contemporary classes with new classes coming soon.
We hold our live classes in York and lockdown classes are online as we love to dance ! We are Covid secure for your safety and well-being.
Our teachers are qualified professionals and will pass on their knowledge and help you develop as a dancer.
We hold regular examination sessions through the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and offer performing opportunities and the chance to be in our show.
Come for a free trial and start your dance journey with us !

07821 765422


Agility Fitness Park

AGILITY is one of the most exciting and unique centres for fitness in the UK. The main feature is two ninja warrior style obstacle courses catering for the whole family.

T: 01904 340495

AI Martial Arts – Easingwold

Martial Arts club teaching Kickboxing, Shotokan Karate, Aikido and Judo . Open to novices through to black belts. Boost your child’s confidence and fitness all whilst giving them a life long skill.

Share this experience with your child in our Tiny TIger’s and parents class. Kids classes from 4yrs.
Don’t worry grown up’s we have classes for you too, suitable for all levels.

Unit 20, Ground Floor, Shires Bridge Business Park, York Road, Easingwold, YO61 3EQ
T: 01347 811351

Air Cadets

Now returned to in-person training in-line with government guidance.

Join the Air Cadets! You’ll get access to activities such as canoeing, mountain biking and abseiling as well as training in first aid and leadership skills.

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

Army Cadets

Now returned to in-person training in-line with government guidance.

Joining the Army Cadets will give you access to adventurous training such as kayaking, mountain biking to military-themed activities as well as training in first aid, you’ll discover lots of new experiences.

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

Charlie’s school of dance.

I am a new dance school based in Huntington. I do variety classes which include tap, ballet, jazz and contemporary. My ethos is to have fun while we learn so there’s always laughter and happiness. I have classes aging from 3-75 and everyone is welcome regardless of age or ability.

T: 07743862954

Ebor Fitness

Catering for a wide range of people we have everyone from teenagers to pensioners. We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and our fully qualified staff. Please get in touch if you would like information on our personal trainers.

33 Hospital, Fields Rd, Fulford, York, YO10 4DZ
T: 01904 611070

Emerge Dance York

I am now running regular LIVE-STREAM classes via Zoom Monday though to Friday. The timetable is subject to change however so please visit the emerge dance website for more info. Emily specialises in dance fitness classes for adults. Easy to follow, happy making ZUMBA fitness, ZUMBA gold and Contemporary dance classes.
Trial a class for FREE. Contact Emily to arrange. 07821902702

T: 07821 902702

Gym Fox Fitness

We offer:
– Kids & adult wrestling, Brazilian jiu jitsu, boxing and fitness classes
– Capoeira classes
– Parkour classes
– Personal coaching sessions in all above
– Affordable kids, adult & family memberships

Unit 24, Rose Avenue, York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RR
T: 07949 761293

I can play tennis

Would you like your child to learn tennis in a fun, friendly and professional environment? We provide expert tennis coaching for children from 4 years to 84 years! We inspire children so that after their first lesson they can say “I can play tennis!”

To find out more contact Matt
T: 07882267971

Team Jorvik Swimming Club

Jorvik Swim Academy
Welcoming swim classes for children aged 3+ on Sundays, 45 minute lessons taught in small groups.

Team Jorvik
A friendly, inclusive swimming club, training at pools across York up to 6 days a week. We welcome both serious competitive swimmers and those wanting to swim for fun and fitness.

T: 07779 565559

Kirsty Higgins School of Dancing

Childrens ballet, tap and freestyle classes held on Saturdays at Knavesmire Primary School. 30mins £2.50, 45mins £3.50. Patient and qualified teacher.

Adult ballet classes held on Friday at Steiner School costing £5 per hour. Also available for private lessons and ballet parties.

T: 07931346140

Martial Arts 4U

Classes in Acomb, Thorp Arch, Haxby, Heworth, Selby and Doncaster. For age 2+

MartialArts4u, 201 Acomb Road, York,YO24 4HD
T: 0800 069 9305

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

Now returned to in-person training, in-line with government guidance.

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

Skyball Club – Beach Volleyball

Super exhilarating and fun sport for all the family. Outdoor weekly training currently available for boys aged 12-16 with beach training and competition at weekends. We are back indoors with York VC from September’21.

Contact Marzena Makowska


The Cage

Friday 7 – 8.30pm (ages 11-18) FREE

Drop in Cage Football
The Cage is new to Belfrey Youth, and is an exciting new group meeting headed by one of our youth leaders who is a semi-professional football player. Feel free to drop in at any time for matches and activities.

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

The Conservation Volunteers York

A community volunteering charity connecting people and green spaces in York and North Yorkshire.

There are practical conservation volunteer activities every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and on the last Sunday of each month.

TCV York, Tang Hall Community Centre, Fifth Avenue, York, YO31 0UG

T: 01904 414927

Vikings Cheerleading

York based cheerleading group offering class for ages 5 to adults.

Monday 7:30-8:50pm – Adult Classes – Ages 17+
Thursdays 5-6:50pm & 7-8:50pm – Cheerleading – Ages 10+
Saturday Mornings/Afternoons – Gymnastics/Tumble Classes – Ages 5+

Millthorpe School, Nunthorpe Avenue, York, YO23 1WF

Visit their website for more info.

Wigginton Squash Club

We are a friendly 3 court Squash and Racketball club which caters for all ages and abilities. We offer a range of training from our SquashTots sessions 3+ to our social Thursday night sessions, we also have a fitness room.

T: 07960854480

York Atemi Martial Arts

Classes in Karate and kickboxing for children from 8 years of age and adults. Classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Acomb Primary School, West Bank, YO24 4ES, York.

18:00-19:00 &

Find us on Facebook.

T: 07867 678932

York City FC Foundation Saturday Morning Hub

Are you looking for something a little different for your son or daughter? Or just some extra fun, social and enjoyable football. Well YCFC Foundation have the sessions for your son or daughter.

Saturdays, 9am – 10am & 10 – 11am
Venue: York Sports Village
Session Types: City Kickers X2 Groups 9 – 10am
City Juniors 10 – 11am
Wildcats Girls Only 10 – 11am
T: 01904 559 508

York Hotshots Cheer & Dance

York Hotshots are a competitive Cheerleading Club who welcome over 60 children every week into their classes from age 3.5 through to adults! York Hotshots enter national competitions and when possible perform at local events. We train Mondays and Wednesdays from 4.30pm at Burnholme Community hub.

T: 07507 638804 (Anna)

York Jugglers

Tuesday evening from 7.00 to 9.00 pm

We are an informal group who meet every week to juggle or practise other circus skills.

We charge £4 for waged and £3 for unwaged to cover the costs of hall hiring. Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

At: St Lawrence Church Hall, York.

York Kenshinkan Karate Club

Classes not currently running.

York Kenshinkan Karate Club is a family friendly martial arts club open to all: young and old, beginners through to black belts. Come train with us. We train on Tuesdays between 6.30pm and 8pm, and Thursdays between 7pm and 9pm at ‘The Cube’, Canon Lee School, Rawcliffe Drive, Rawcliffe, York, YO30 6ZS.

T: 07946 472805

York Minxters Roller Derby

Not currently running.

The team train people who’ve never skated before and also have a competitive team for the more experienced. All genders are welcome. They also have a junior team open to 8-18 year olds. Look out for their next skater intake on Facebook.

Energise Leisure Centre, Cornlands Rd, York YO24 3DX

York Sharks Wheelchair Basketball

Group not currently meeting.

Tuesday 6-8 (Serious Session)
Thursday 6-7 (Fun Session)

All ages and abilities are welcome. Our youngest player is 6 years old and we have some mature players, we also have a lot of able-bodied players so as long as you can push a chair, everyone is welcome.

Fulford School, YO10 4FY

T: 07521827365 (Sarah)

York Tennis Club

York Tennis Club is open! Safe, outdoor exercise. We offer adult beginner classes, female only social sessions, and fun cardio tennis exercise classes! Holiday camps and a brilliant new junior programme are also ready to go!
Contact Head Coach Adam
T: 07791842100

York Volleyball

Term-time (September – May) 7-9pm Fridays, for ages 10 upwards at Huntington School. First two sessions free! Once you are more experienced, we have teams you can join.

Summer (May – September) 6:45-8:30pm at Butcher Terrace YO23 1LS, training and matches on the grass, only £1 a week.

T: 07753241705 (Tim Godson)

Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club

A historic Sailing Club located close to the heart of York.

We will create a safe training environment for adults and children to learn to handle boats and sailing techniques. The sailing takes place on the River Ouse.

Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club, Ferry Lane, Naburn, York, Yo19 4PN
T: 01904 468251