Phone: 01454 869441
The Armadillo Youth Venue and Café in the heart of Yate provides a contemporary, safe environment for all young people of the locality aged between 11 and 19 to use and enjoy.
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, fully-equipped band area and a fantastic 60-seater cinema.
As well as fostering a spirit of enterprise among those involved in its operation, the centre aims to help tackle anti-social behaviour within the town by providing a safe and stimulating environment for local young people to socialise.
The centre is funded from a range of public and private sector sources with the majority coming from Yate Town Council and South Gloucestershire Council. Merlin Housing Association also funds young trainee staff.
At the heart of the Armadillo is the Café, which provides hot and cold food as well as a variety of refreshing cold drinks, good quality coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
The Armadillo provides a host of facilities and activities for young people to enjoy in a relaxed environment, including:
In addition to the above, the Armadillo offers workshops, which give young people the opportunity to get involved with activities and learn new skills.