Carlisle Youth Zone offers a fun, safe and affordable Holiday Club for members aged 8-12 during school holidays.
With fantastic activities on offer every single day including a host of sports, games, challenges, cooking, arts & crafts, singing, dancing, experiments – the list is endless!
Full day – 8.30am – 5.30pm
£13 (£11 if booked more than 1 week before the start of the holidays) – includes breakfast, if required.
Half day – 8.30am – 1pm / 1pm – 5.30pm
£7 (£6 if booked more than 1 week before the start of the holidays).
Any young person wishing to attend HITZ must be a member of CYZ – the membership fee is £5 per year.
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Q. What age is the holiday club for?
A. HITZ is for 8 to 12 year old members of Carlisle Youth Zone.
Q. Does the young person have to be a member of CYZ to attend HITZ?
A. Yes – HITZ is for our junior members age 8-12. To join CYZ there is a £5 annual membership fee, please Click Here for the online form, or sign up in person at our reception.
Q. What time are the sessions?
A. HITZ starts at 8.30am and finishes at 5.30pm. A morning session is 8.30am to 1.00pm and an afternoon session is 1.00pm to 5.30pm.
Q. Can I drop my children off at a later time
A. Children can arrive between 8.30am and 9.30am for the full day or morning sessions.
For the afternoon session, they can arrive up to 1.30pm. It is important that you let us know if you will be arriving outside of these times – Tel: 01228 516280.
Q. When is breakfast served?
A. Breakfast is available between 8.30 and 9.30am and is included in the cost of the session.
Q. Is lunch provided?
A. Lunch is not provided – please provide a packed lunch and a drinks bottle.
Q. Do you cater for dietary needs or allergies?
A. Yes – please telephone reception on 01228 516280 to discuss your child’s requirements.
Q. Do my children need to wear anything specific?
A. Children should wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for them to take part in activities such as team sports and arts & crafts. They may also need any weather appropriate items such as a waterproof jacket.
Q. Do my children need to bring any money?
A. All HITZ activities are included in the session price. We do have snacks and drinks for sale in the Cafe at certain times of the day, so bring a pound or two if you wish. During free time there is an air hockey machine, which takes 50p coins.
Q. What activities are on offer at HITZ?
A. Throughout the day we have a full range of activities using the facilities that CYZ has to offer. During the HITZ period we offer sports (in the sports hall, and on the astro turf – weather permitting), games, challenges, cooking, arts & crafts, singing, dancing, bush craft, yoga, and some chill time too!
Q. My child has additional needs, can they attend HITZ?
A. Yes, all our provision is inclusive! If your child needs extra support with their needs please let us know in advance.
Q. My child is on medication, can they attend HITZ?
A. Yes, certainly. Please label all medication. We also require a short form completed on the day to specify such things as dosage and emergency information.
Q. Can I turn up on the day and pay for my child to come in?
A. No – HITZ spaces must be booked prior to the day of attendance. If you turn up without a booking we may not be able to accommodate you
Q. I’ve booked a session and now my child cannot attend – can I get a refund?
A. We can issue a refund if we have more than 5 days’ notice. Unfortunately we cannot refund if your child does not attend, or for illness on the day. We do ask that you let us know if your child cannot attend.
Q. Will normal CYZ evening and Saturday sessions still be on?
A. Yes – our regular session timetable will run as normal throughout the school holidays. We do however suggest members who have attended HITZ all day don’t stay on for the evening session, as it is a very long day.
Q. Can I book spaces in HITZ in person at CYZ, or over the phone?
A. If you prefer to book in person, paper booking forms are available at reception. Unfortunately we are unable to take bookings over the telephone. Internet bookings are the easiest way to book.