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 and boys learn pommel skills in addition to this.
  • Acro & Tumbling for children wanting to concentrate on floor skills.
  • Trampoline skills taught on competition trampolines. Max 4 children per trampoline.
  • Parkour where children learn to run, jump, land over a range of apparatus
  • 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 & boys only (not Thursday).
Trampoline Recreational and Development 1 hour.
Parkour (not Thursday) age 8-16. Includes an outdoor course in good weather.

Steiner School. Fulford – Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Gymnastics Recreational Mixed classes
Parkour age 8-16

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

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

Energi Trampoline Park, Poppleton – Monday & Wednesday
GymPacT classes 5-14 years.

York St John Sports Centre, Haxby Road – Saturday
Gymnastics Recreational mixed classes
Acro & Tumbling




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


AI Martial Arts – Easingwold

Martial Arts club teaching Judo, Shotokan Karate and Kickboxing
Open novices through to black belts
We can make you fitter, more confident and a champion!

Kids Martial Arts from age 3+

‘Ai Martial Arts Easingwold have a Family Class. It’s fab. My Daughter and I go together.’

JJ, May 19

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

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

Chok Dee Academy

Family-orientated gym.
At the Yumi Mummy Fitness Mums can bring babies to work out. Pre & postnatal fitness is a speciality.
When the kids are growing up, they can sample the punchbags, monkey bars and exciting playground before joining the kids classes. Dads can come down and train with their sons or daughters, for an empowering, developing and holistic fitness for the whole family

Unit 24, Rose Avenue, York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6RR
T: 07887 812139

Ebor Fitness

Catering for a wide range of people we have everyone from teenagers to pension-ers and people just wanting to tone up and get a little fitter to elite athletes. We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and our fully qualified staff.

‘Ebor Fitness has a fantastic selection of free weights, it’s a hammer strength gym. The staff & members are just so lovely, I love going there x’

MF, June 19

‘It’s friendly and has some of the best professionals in the industry offering personal training and advice.’

MH, Aug 18

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

Emerge Dance York

ZUMBA fitness for adults
Mon evenings , Tues evenings , Fri mornings
ZUMBA Gold for adults
Tues afternoons , Wed mornings , Fri afternoons
FLOWETICS Contemporary Dance classes for adults
Thurs evenings
ZUMBA Kids – 4-6 years, ZUMBA kids Jr – 7-11 years.

Contact Emily to arrange a FREE trial class or to book a dance party for either kids or adults or arrange a school workshop.

T: 07821 902702

Fantasy Cheer & Dance

Offers classes for ages 5+ such as competitive cheer, tumbling and dance. They also compete in competitions across the country. Check out their timetable on Facebook.

‘Highly recommend Fantasy Cheer & Dance. My daughter has been going 6 years.’

MC, July 2019

‘Another vote for Fantasy Cheer & Dance. My 5 year old daughter loves it xx’

DHS, May 2018

Cannon Lee School, Rawcliffe Dr, Clifton, York, YO30 6ZS

T: 01904769649

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!”

‘I can recommend I Can Play Tennis, my children are 11 and 9 and have been with them for the last 5 years. The coaches are great and have sessions in Wilberfoss, Sutton on Derwent, Wheldrake, Escrick amongst others.’

HS, Aug 18

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 competitive swimming club, training at pools across York.  Our members range from ASA Stage 7 up to County, Regional and National level, and those swimming for fitness.

‘I can recommend Jorvik Swim Academy…there are lessons right the way up from beginners to competitive swimming and the teachers are fab 🙂’

KF, March 19

‘My 5 year old goes here, they run lessons on a Sunday at archbishops school – the classes are quite small and well structured!’

FT, Jan 19

T: 07871 261529

Martial Arts 4U

Classes in Acomb, Copmanthorpe Heworth & Haxby.
For age 2+

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

O’Connor Academy of Irish Dance

The O’Connor Academy of Irish Dance teaches children age 3+, in a safe and friendly environment. Classes are held from beginner to championship level, whether they want to compete or just dance for fun, it’s a great way to keep fit and make new friends!
Monday – English Martrys Church Hall YO244DA – 6pm
Thursday – St. Joseph’s Church Hall YO306JX – 6pm

T: 07506868448

Red Goat Climbing

We are a Bouldering specific facility welcoming climbers of all ages and abilities. We aim to provide a fluid progression for all abilities, to help even the most seasoned of climber, to improve! We offer Kids Clubs (age 7 – 16) term time & school holidays.

‘The red goat climbing place behind Morrison’s (foss island) is brilliant with kids.’

KH, March 18

‘Red goat climbing are amazing.’

NP, April 18

Redeness Street, Layerthorpe, York
T: 01904 731548

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

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

TCV runs practical volunteer sessions from 9am to 4.30pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and provides transport from York. Join us for fun or to gain work experience in the environmental sector.

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 5:30-7:30pm – Senior Level 1 – Ages 10+
Monday 7:30-10pm – Open Level 1 – Ages 17+
Thursday 5-6:30pm – Junior Level 1 – Ages up to 14
Thursday 6:30-9pm – Senior Coed 2/3 – Ages 10+
Friday 5-6pm – Youth Rec – Ages 5-11
Friday 6-7pm – Senior Tumble – Ages 10-17

Millthorpe School, Nunthorpe Avenue, York, YO23 1WF

Visit their website for more info.

York Atemi Martial Arts

Classes in Karate and kickboxing for children from 10 years and adults.
Classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Acomb Primary School
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 Dance Works

We welcome all ages and offer a range of classes taught by industry professionals in Ballet, Tap, Freestyle, Theatrecraft, Street, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Zumba, Boogie Babies and Ballroom. We hold regular examination sessions and offer many performing opportunities in our show and other local events.

11 Redeness Street, Layerthorpe, York, YO31 7UU
T: 01904 637313

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 and Tang Hall Primary School.

‘Another recommendation for York Hotshots cheer and dance 👌’

NZ, June 19

T: 07507 638804 (Anna)

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 Kenshinkan Karate Club

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

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.

‘No need for prior skating experience and you can even borrow the gear during the initial intake programme. If you find the contact part isn’t for you, there’s still other things you can do, e.g. refereeing.’

AT, July 19

Energise Leisure Centre, Cornlands Rd, York YO24 3DX

York Sharks Wheelchair Basketball

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 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

We will create a safe training environment for adults and children to learn to handle boats and sailing techniques. As we are based on the river Ouse at Naburn, you will also get used to other river traffic, river current and the interesting effect that a river environment has on the wind.

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

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