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About CYZ

Here at CYZ, we aim to provide a fun and safe environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled.

We first opened our doors in April 2011 – and since then we’ve welcomed thousands of members! If you would like to learn more about the History of CYZ, Please view our timeline

Who is CYZ For?

Membership is open to any young person aged 7-18 (and up to 25 if they require additional support).

What is on offer at CYZ?

We run 2 main clubs – Junior Club, which is open to members aged 7-12; and Senior Club, which is open to members aged 12-25. Senior Club members also have access to our gym for a few hours after school each weekday.

A third club, Inclusion Club, runs on Saturday mornings for members aged 8-25 who need additional support. This is to give members a quieter and more structured club to attend if they need it, although both Junior and Senior club are fully inclusive.

For more information on each club, please view their dedicated page – accessible under Young People in the main menu, or by clicking on the name above.

We also run multiple projects, including our very successful mentoring program. Mentoring gives young people someone great to talk to who listens without judging. It may be they are having a hard time at school or home, or maybe they are having confidence issues – but it could be something more serious they are dealing with in their life. Mentoring helps them cope and develop.


To ensure Carlisle Youth Zone is a Safe and Fun environment for all, we ask all members to agree to the following:

  • Respect Each Other.
  • Respect the Staff.
  • Respect the Building and Equipment.

We also have robust behaviour policies in place, to help tackle behaviour that goes against our values. Although we won’t compromise the safety of others, we would always want to help members change their behaviour for the better.

If you would like to read our behaviour policies, please click here

What facilities do you have at CYZ?

Our state-of-the-art building is truly unique, in that we have such a range of facilities under one roof. To name just a few, we have a fully equipped gym; recreation area with table games, computer games, and space to chill out with friends; we have access to a large sports hall and climbing wall; a dedicated training kitchen; a state of the art music studio; arts and crafts area and dance/drama studio. All of our facilities are used extensively during club.

If you would like to look around CYZ, we have an online interactive tour, or you can call down and we can show you around in person.

I still have a question

Not to worry, we understand that you will want all of your questions answered before letting your child(ren) become a member at CYZ.

If you haven’t been able to find an answer to your query through our website, please feel free to send us an email (click here), or telephone us on 01228 516 280

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About Carlisle Youth zone

Carlisle Youth Zone is a safe and fun environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled. We are open 6 night a week and during school holidays we run our successful Holiday Club.