Youth Clubs and Groups

York has many inclusive clubs and groups. You can find out more information about clubs and groups in York in the list below as well as information about choosing out of school clubs.

Out of school clubs

If you would like your child to access an out of school club please get in touch directly with your preferred club. The manager or inclusion coordinator will then ask you about your child’s individual needs and how they can be supported appropriately at the club.

Top tip - tell your out of school club as much information as you can, so they understand what your child enjoys and how to meet their needs. Playwork staff in out of school clubs have access to training and support to ensure high quality clubs cater for every child’s needs. For further queries regarding access to out of school clubs, contact the access and inclusion support advisor.

3 - 21 Saturday Club - York Down Syndrome Support Group

York Down Syndrome Support Group is for families who are enlivened by those with a little extra 21st chromosome (Down Syndrome). The group runs a regular “3-21 Saturday Club” on the third Saturday of the month (with the exception of July, August and Dec), at the Avenues Childrens' Centre, 6th Avenue, York YO31 OUT We also run social events, training workshops and distribute relevant information to local families and professionals via email. At 3-21 Saturday Club we usually ask for a £1 per family donation. At other events we also ask for small donations to cover costs.

Choose2 Wednesday Youth Club

Wednesday: Choose2 is a youth club for young people who have additional needs and/or are disabled and their friends and siblings. It has a range of activities, including snooker, indoor hockey, a wii and arts and crafts. There is a waiting list, please call for details 07933115448


: IT'S FREE! IT'S FUN! IT'S FOR YOU! Children aged 7 - 14 who live in North Yorkshire with any degree of hearing loss and their hearing siblings are invited to join us at a local youth centre for fun filled afternoons and the opportunity to meet other children and their families. For more information on where to go please contact the Lollipop Office Lollipop gatherings are the perfect place to meet new people and hang out with friends who share the same experiences of deafness and hearing loss. Activities take place in York & North Yorkshire, usually during the school term; on weekday evenings and during the day at weekends.

Senior Snappy

Runs Thursday evening 6.00pm-9pm. Please contact for more details.

Snappy Saturday Scheme (12 - 19 Years)

Saturday: The Saturday Youth Project provides good quality activity projects for young people aged 12-19. It is a place where young people can hang out, get involved with various activities and projects and also learn key life skills in a fun but safe environment. We have loads to get involved with from photography to gardening to sports to crafts, to dance and drama, you name it we'll do it! To attend the project you will need to book in advance. Just ring the office on (01904) 640562 before Friday to book your place for the following Saturday.

Whizz-Kidz Ambassador Club

: We run the club every month, every 6-8 weeks in York and the club day is from 10am until 3pm We provide fully trained health care staff at our clubs, meaning parents can leave kids knowing they will be safe and cared for whilst having fun and the opportunity to be a kid in our parent free clubs. So best health care can be provided it is essential that prior to attending you contactus and complete an application to fill in about medical needs of kids. We can also provide wheelchair skills training, help with work experience and have a young leaders programme. Whizz-Kidz, all have the ISO 9001 quality standard More information can be found here:

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