The summer holiday is around the corner, and with six weeks of fun ahead for children and young people, we know that means families need to find ways to fill the time. We know how challenging it can be to find affordable childcare or summer holiday clubs – but the OnSide Network of Youth Zones has you covered. We’ve put together this handy list of summer holiday clubs at Youth Zones.
OnSide Youth Zones are state-of-the-art, purpose-built spaces fizzing with energy, and crammed with incredible facilities. Youth Zones across the Network are offering summer holiday clubs, giving hundreds of children and young people fun activities to do every day, including sports, games, arts, crafts, cooking sessions and more. They also provide parents and guardians with safe and affordable childcare options – it’s a win-win! There are a number of free places for children and young people who receive free school meals, primarily funded by the Government’s Holiday activities and Food (HAF) programme.
|Youth Zone||Location||Age||Cost/Capacity||Dates||Find out more|
|Unitas, Barnet Youth Zone||76 Montrose Ave, Edgware HA8 0DT||8-12 years old||£10 per day including breakfast and lunch (8:00-15:00) additional £5 to stay until 18:00||25 July – 2 September||Unitas Youth Zone website|
|Future, Barking & Dagenham Youth Zone||201 – 225 Porters Ave, Dagenham RM9 5YX||8-12 years old||£14 per day including breakfast and lunch.||24 July – 18 August||Future Youth Zone website|
|Blackburn with Darwen Youth Zone||Jubilee St, Blackburn BB1 1EP
2 Knott St, Darwen BB3 3BU
|Junior offer: 8-12 years old
Junior HAF offer: 8-12 years old
Senior HAF offer: 13-19 years old
HAF SEND offer: 8-21 years old
|£12 per day /£6 half day.
A number of free places per day funded by HAF.
|Junior offer: 31 July – 25 August (Mon to Fri)
Junior HAF offer: 1 August – 25 August (Tues to Fri)
Senior HAF offer: 31 July – 26 August (Mon, Tues, Thur, Sat 6-9pm)
HAF SEND offer: 1 August – 25 August (Tues to Fri)
|Blackburn with Darwen Youth Zone website|
|Bolton Lads & Girls Club||BLGC @ Infinity, 18 Spa Rd, Bolton BL1 4AG||Junior offer: 8-12 years old
Senior offer: 13-18 years old (19-21 SEND)
Inclusion offer: 8-25 years old
£16 per day / £8 half day.
Junior offer: 80 spaces per day, 40 free places per day funded by HAF.
Senior offer: 120 spaces per day, 60 free places per day funded by HAF.
Inclusion offer: 25 spaces per day, 15 free places per day funded by HAF.
|Junior offer: 24 July – 31 August (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur)
Senior offer: 25 July – 31 August (Tues and Thur)
Inclusion offer: 28/7/23, 4/8/23, 1/8/23, 18/8/23
|Bolton Lads and Girls Club website|
|Carlisle Youth Zone||Youth Zone, Victoria Pl, Carlisle, CA1 1LR||Junior offer: 8-12 years old
Junior HAF offer: 8-12 years old
Senior HAF offer: 12-16 years old
|Full day 8:30-17:00 £16 per day / Short day 08:30 – 15:30 £12 per day
Junior offer: 35 spaces per day, 30 free places per day funded by HAF.
Senior HAF offer: 7 spaces on Wednesdays, 12 spaces on Fridays, 12 spaces on Saturdays. All spaces funded by HAF.
|Junior offer: 24 July – 1 September (Mon – Fri)
Junior HAF offer: 31 July – 24 August (Mon – Thurs)
Senior HAF offer: 2 August – 25 August (Wed, Fri, Sat)
|Carlisle Youth Zone website|
|Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone||Chapel St, Chorley PR7 1BS||Please check the Youth Zone website for updates||Please check the Youth Zone website for updates||Please check the Youth Zone website for updates||Inspire Youth Zone website|
|Legacy, Croydon Youth Zone||125 Whitehorse Rd, Croydon CR0 2LG||8-12 years old||
Full day: £14 per day.
Half day morning (08:00 – 12:30): £8
Half day afternoon (13:00 – 17:30): £8
|24 July – 31 August||Legacy Youth Zone website|
|HideOut, Manchester Youth Zone – East||1 Queens Ave, Manchester M12 5PX||8-12 years old||
£15 per day including food.
|24 July – 18 August||HideOut Youth Zone website|
|Mahdlo, Oldham Youth Zone||Egerton St, Oldham OL1 3SE||Junior offer: 8-14 years old
Senior experience day
CADs 12-18 years old disability provision.
Junior offer: £13 per day. 60 spaces per day, 40 free places per day funded by HAF.
Senior experience day: 10 free spaces funded by HAF.
CADs offer: £10 per day.
|Junior offer: 24 July – 1 September
Senior experience day: TBC
CADs offer: 24th July/ 28th July, 31st July / 4th August, 7th August/ 11th August, 14th August/ 18th August, 21st August / 25th August, 28th August/ 1st September
|Mahdlo Youth Zone website|
|Manchester Youth Zone||931 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M9 8AE||Please check the Youth Zone website for updates||Please check the Youth Zone website for updates||Please check the Youth Zone website for updates||Manchester Youth Zone website|
|Warrington Youth Zone||Dallam Lane, Warrington, WA2 7NG||7-16 years old in the Youth Zone
6-17 years old at Aspire SEND Holiday Club
Youth Zone: £20 per day including breakfast, lunch, drinks & snacks.
50 paid places per day, 100 free places per day funded by HAF for Juniors over 2 sessions. 150 free places per day funded by HAF for Seniors.
Aspire: £25 per day bookable through local council.
Up to 32 places in 4 groups. 20 free places funded by HAF.
|25 July – 2 September||Blackburn and Darwen Youth Zone website|
|Wigan Youth Zone||Parsons Walk, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1RU and satellite sessions in 3 community venues||8-11 years old||
£14 per day including food.
50 paid places per day, 70 free places per day funded by HAF.
|24 July – 8 September||Wigan Youth Zone website|
|The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone||Bright St, Birkenhead CH41 4EA||8-12 years old||
Full day: £12.50 per day
Half day: £7 per day
55 paid places per day, 18 free places funded by HAF.
|31 July – 24 August||The Hive Youth Zone website|
|The Way, Wolverhampton Youth Zone||Bright St, Birkenhead CH41 4EA||8-12 years old||
£30 per day
|7 August – 1 September||The Hive Youth Zone website|