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Monday 19th August 2019

Life's Good at The Beach
Yate Shopping Centre

It must be summer - the ever popular beach is back in Yate Shopping Centre for the summer.

Andy Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager: “The beach is one of our favourite and most successful attractions, appealing to visitors across all ages. It signals the start of the summer months and runs through to the end of August.

“As always there will be a programme of fun-filled activities throughout the summer months. These events are an important element of our customer relations allowing shoppers to relax in the Centre with their families.”

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Active Lifestyle Centre Children's Holiday Programme

22nd July-30th August, for boys and girls - school years 1 to 7

Our holiday day camps offer a wide range of fun activities catering for a range of interests. Throughout the day children are encouraged to choose the activity they would like to participate in.

All day camps are guaranteed full day care, and provide an opportunity for children to learn new skills, keep active, make new friends, and have some fun outside of school.


8am: Wild About Play! Holiday Club - Foodie Festival Week
Ridgewood Centre, Yate


Our Holiday Club welcomes children aged 4-11 years who are attending school in September or attending Infant or Primary School.

We look forward to providing a professional service where your child can relax and play. We offer a variety of activities including games, arts and crafts, construction, den building and outdoor sports!

Click below to download the latest Holiday Club Programme and Booking Form.


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10am: 19th-22nd: Razzamataz Summer School 2019
Yate Academy

Monday 19th August - Thursday* 22nd August
Times: 10am - 1pm (ages 4-8), 10am - 4pm (ages 8-16)

If you're a Razz student or not, come and give our Summer School a try. We offer classes in singing, dance and drama. We will be working on Matilda and other musicals along with pop songs and dances.

£65 age 4-8 or £110 age 8+
You get to perform for your parents on the Thursday.
*Thursday finishes at 1pm.

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Early Drop off is available from 9am every morning but must be booked a week in advance and subject to a fee of £4 per hour which is payable on the day.

On Thursday 22nd August there will be a short performance onstage for parents/guardians, family and friends to attend at 12.30pm (doors... Read more >>


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Welcome to Yate Youth Hub!

The Yate Youth Hub has been created by the Yate and Dodington Priority Neighbourhood Group.

Our aim is to keep you up to date with the latest events, clubs and services available to young people in the local area.

What else would you like us to include? Please email: with your thoughts and ideas.

Bright futures for theatre trained students

If you think being a parent in today’s world is hard, take a moment to consider what it is like for children. With increased pressure from school, distractions with social media and the normal teenage angst, it is no wonder many young people are feeling lost.

In fact, it is commonly reported that being a teenage is harder than being an adult. Their bodies are changing physically and mentally, many are not getting enough sleep and on top of all that, trying to decide what to do with the rest of their life is something that can cause real concern.

Every year, Dragons’ Den backed theatre school Razzamataz Bristol North, decides on a new theme to best help its students. This academic year, every school across the UK will be focussing on ‘What will you become?’ #BrightFuturesAtRazzamataz.


Principal of Razzamataz Bristol North, Georgia Davies explains: “We have lots of students who have gone on to make performing arts their careers, but equally, we have many that have used the life skills they have learnt at Razzamataz to find the confidence to pursue a wide variety of jobs. Our role is to empower young people to have a positive mindset and to build resilience.”

As Razzamataz prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020, we have many inspiring stories from students who have attended one of our schools. Tom Taylor former student at Razzamataz West Cumbria is now a history teacher in Newcastle, Alice Ghorst, former student from Razzamataz Carlisle is a solicitor and Robyn Gracie, a Razzamataz Dumfries student is now a Razzamataz teacher. Here in Yate we have Sophie Cook and Tom Pressey who are both Razzamataz assistants. Ryan Carroll an ex student is a cover teacher of ours.

"I loved my time at Razzamataz and although I didn't realise it at the time, it really helped me to achieve what I’m doing now by giving me lots of life skills and confidence,” says Tom Taylor former student at West Cumbria. “Having performing skills are really useful in interviews and being on stage and coping with stage fright definitely helped to control my nerves during exams. Having the support from my Principal and teachers at Razz certainly gave me the confidence to believe I could achieve the goals I had set out for myself. Razzamataz is such a positive experience and I have so many fond memories of my time there." 

Professionally we have students in numerous West End shows including Hamilton, Matilda and School of Rock as well as students starring in TV shows and on the radio. Their performing arts success comes from the strong curriculum that Razzamataz offers which includes equal emphasis on dance, drama and singing across the commercial and classic musical theatre genres. For students looking to be accepted into a performing arts college, there is an additional class called Razz Project Intense that focusses on the specific dance techniques that will be required.


Creating confident and socially aware young people should ideally start as early as possible. It has been proved that performance-based activities have positive effects on the youngest children and research has shown how receptive babies’ brains are to music, movement and touch from birth. To support this research, Razzamataz offers classes for babies and their parents with the Razz Tots programme created inline with EYFS guidelines.

“Razzamataz believes that all children can achieve whatever they set their minds to with support from those closest to them,” adds Georgia Davies. “Our schools are inclusive and safe environments where they can start to explore what their futures look like. With determination, resilience and hard work, we teach students that if they can dream it, they can achieve it.”

Razzamataz Bristol North has a special taster day on Saturday 14th September where children and their families can find our more and join in classes for free. To find out more and secure your child’s place, contact Georgia bristolnorth@razzamataz.co.uk or 07809709003.

Classes at Razzamataz Bristol North are held every Saturday during term time at Yate Academy High, Sundridge Park. Yate. Students range in age from 2-18 and cover a wide spectrum of performing arts styles to create well rounded performers in all three disciplines. The emphasis in all classes is on having fun, getting fit and making friends.

Follow us on Social Media:

FB: @RazzBristol
Instagram: @razzbristol
Twitter: @razzbristol
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RazzamatazTheatreSchoolsLtd
Linked In: Razzamataz Theatre Schools 

Our Dragons’ Den success story still going strong

Dragons’ Den, the BBC television show is still incredibly popular and has produced some of the most successful businesses in the UK.


Although the Dragons have missed a few golden opportunities such as the innovative hair brush the Tangle Teezer now worth £200 million and the Trunki, which went on to sell more than three million suitcases for children, Duncan Bannatyne was the one to spot the potential of part-time theatre school Razzamataz, which is still rated as the number five most successful Dragons’ Den business even after 12 years of appearing on the show.

Razzamataz Bristol North has been part of the Dragons’ Den backed network since 2008 and is gearing up to offer even more young people more opportunities with the opening up of a New Razz Tots parent assisted class launching in September, performing in Her Majesty’s Theatre London,and Disney Paris in the Main Street Parade.

“Razz skills keep young people active, instil a confidence and pride and encourage social skills,” says Duncan Bannatyne. “All of which are vital today.”

Razzamataz Bristol North Yate are getting set to offer a free day of performing arts fun for all children between the ages of 2-18 on Saturday 14th September.

During the Open Day, children will get a taster of the classes and opportunities that are open to Razzamataz students. These include the chance to perform annually at the school’s show case, the opportunity to audition for a partner talent agent that has secured students starring roles on TV and the stage, summer schools and guest workshops from top industry experts.

To participate in the free Open Day, or to book a free trial place, contact Georgia Davies on 07809 709003 or . For more information, visit www.bristolnorth.razzamataz.co.uk.

Priority Neighbourhood Goals

  • To ensure a range of activities are available for children and young people
  • Map existing activities in the area and promote to residents
  • Identify gaps and survey young people to inform future provision
  • Put on a Summer Film showing (Possibly with picnics) at Abbotswood. Darren? Phil T?
  • Provide information and signposting

Forthcoming events

Monday 19th August 2019

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Friday 23rd August 2019

Tuesday 27th August 2019

Thursday 29th August 2019

Friday 30th August 2019

Saturday 31st August 2019

Saturday 14th September 2019

Sunday 15th September 2019

Thursday 19th September 2019

Friday 20th September 2019

Saturday 21st September 2019

Saturday 26th October 2019

Thursday 31st October 2019

Saturday 30th November 2019

Saturday 7th December 2019

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