Category: News

MYZ Adventure on Bee in the City Trail

The Bee in the City sculptures only have a few weeks left in the wild before they’re auctioned off for the We Love Manchester Fund (don’t worry – Harpurbee will be staying put at the Youth Zone) so some of our young people took the opportunity to go on the trail and take as many pictures… Read more »

So Far at Manchester Youth Zone’s Holiday Club

School’s our for summer, and Holiday Club at Manchester Youth Zone is well underway! It’s been a hectic few weeks with dozens of young people running around, playing games and getting to know each other – but it’s been a lot of fun!   The main reason UKFast and the Department for Education funded the Holiday… Read more »

Youth Zone Shortlisted for North West Charity Awards

North West Charity Awards

Earlier this month we shared the news that our Junior Choices programme was awarded Community Project of the Year at the UKFast Community Education Awards. Now we’re on a roll and have been shortlisted for three more awards at the North West Charity Awards! Fundraising Event of the Year Our second annual Reds v Blues… Read more »

Charity Golf Day at The Mere

We can’t believe a week has already gone by since our Charity Golf Day at The Mere, kindly supported by MPG Legal. The sun was shining, the rain stayed away and our wonderful golfers raised an amazing £16,000 for the Manchester Youth Zone. A huge congratulations to our winners of the day: First Place: OBI… Read more »

Harpurbee Creates Buzz Around MYZ

Bee sculpture outside Manchester Youth Zone

We’re buzzin’ to introduce you to Harpurbee, one of over a hundred bee sculptures marking Manchester’s landmarks and hidden gems.  Manchester’s iconic worker bee emblem was the inspiration for Bee in the City, bringing Manchester’s local communities and visitors together on a fun, family-friendly tour of the city’s best bits. Each Bee was designed by… Read more »

Junior Choices Programme Wins UKFast’s Community Project of the Year Award

Kirsty, Jak, Danny, Helen and Jake at UKFast Awards

We are delighted to announce that we were shortlisted for two awards at UKFast’s Community Education Awards, which took place Wednesday 11th July. Not only were two of our Young Leaders shortlisted for ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’, our Junior Choices Programme was awarded Community Project of the Year. Our Junior Choices Programme, heavily funded… Read more »

Youth Zone CLOSED This Weekend

Sorry, but the Youth Zone will be closed this weekend, 21st and 22nd of July 2018 – we’re taking our members to the Tatton Park Flower Show. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

UKFast and Department for Education Tackle ‘Holiday Hunger’

We are happy to announce that we will be working alongside both UKFast and Department for Education to help tackle ‘holiday hunger’, where families with children who receive free school meals during term time aren’t always able to provide those extra meals during the summer holidays. We will be hosting a Holiday Club for 50… Read more »


It’s official and it’s VERY exciting … even if we do say so ourselves. The Factory Youth Zone, the iconic yellow building standing on Rochdale Road, is moving on to its next chapter as it becomes the ‘Manchester Youth Zone’. After six action-packed years as ‘The Factory’, we believed that it was time for a change…. Read more »

Joe Gallagher Unveils Plans for New Boxing Academy

Today, world-renowned boxing trainer, Joe Gallagher, has unveiled his plans to launch The Joe Gallagher Academy at the start of the 2018/19 academic year.  Manchester-born Joe Gallagher’s stable of boxers cover the North West, and include household names such as fellow Mancunian Anthony Crolla and Tasha Jonas, who also attended the press conference to announce… Read more »