About the Venue

The Armadillo Youth Venue and Cafe in the heart of Yate provides a contemporary, safe environment for all young people of the locality aged between 11 and 17 to use, enjoy and call their own.

Named by local young people in recognition of its distinctive shape, and painted a vivid purple colour, the 200-capacity centre is designed to exacting environmental standards and offers high-quality facilities including a café with internet access, DJ Booth, pool table, basketball table tennis, x-box gaming area and a fantastic 60-seater cinema.

Everyone aged 11-17yrs is welcome whether they want to chill out in the café, meet friends and make new ones, or take part in a workshop. They have weekly craft and cooking sessions!

COVID-19 Updates

Minimising Risk

We have published risk assessments and guidance in relation to The Armadillo Youth Cafe which can be viewed Click Here 

We have created the following document to show how we are minimising risk at The Armadillo which can be viewed by clicking the following link: The Armadillo Yate – How Are We Minimising Risk to the Public? document.

Reopening the Venue

We are excited to announce that from 15th September 2020, we reopened our yr6 youth sessions, welcoming back young people to our “new normal”.

We have carefully consulted Government guidance, sought advice from leading youth organisations and consulted with union representatives to inform our reopening plans. When we have devised the yr6 timetable, we will advise and update parents and schools on how we are minimising risk.

Click here to view the full letter to young people and carers.

Thank you for your patience and support and we hope to see you soon!

Parental Contact Consent Form

The Armadillo is accepting applications for young people’s sessions due to start in September.

Click here to download a copy of the application form.

If you have any questions or have completed an application form, please email us.

Opening Hours:

 New session times to follow soon.

Location of The Armadillo in Yate

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