Membership

Become a member

Become a member of HideOut Youth Zone and you’ll gain access to the amazing activities on offer.

HideOut Youth Zone is a state-of-the-art youth hub, open to young people aged 8-19 and up to 25 for those with additional needs, offering a place where you can make new friends, take part in activities, chill out, play sports, or try something new.

Our annual membership fee is £5, and then only 50p every time you come after that! The Zone is open to young people from all backgrounds, for all abilities, for all of the community – 52 weeks a year.

Renew your membership 

HideOut members need to renew their membership each year to keep accessess the amazing activities we have on offer.

When renewing your membership, it’s important that you:

  • Update your information (any changes to your information like change of address, school, or contact details)
  • Include two different emergency contacts
  • Read and accept consent carefully
  • Pay your £5 membership renewal fee by card

Please read the below FAQs for more information

Membership FAQs

What facilities will you have access to?

HideOut Youth Zone is a purpose-built facility offering a wide range of activities, including dance, sport, music, media, employability and mentoring.
The Youth Zone includes a four-court sports hall with facilities for indoor tennis, badminton, football, netball and basketball and a separate climbing wall, as well as a fitness suite with the latest gym equipment and an outdoor multi-use games area.

Inside the Youth Zone there is also a kitchen and café area selling healthy food and drink, multi-purpose areas for dance, music, arts and crafts, gaming and DJ-ing, martial arts and boxing facilities.

How much will it cost to attend?

Annual membership is £5 then members pay just 50p per visit, which includes access to over 20 activities per night.

What is the difference between a Junior and Senior member

A Junior member is someone aged 8 – 12. A Senior member is someone aged 13 – 19 (or up to 25 with additional needs).

Why do I need to renew my membership?

HideOut is a charity for Manchester’s young people set up to give them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. As HideOut is a charity, we can only continue to offer this service through financial support, which comes from our Founder Patrons, charitable donations, support from the local council, and through young people memberships. It’s important for our members to renew their membership: your £5 keeps HideOut going, and even better… it makes HideOut yours.  

I can’t remember when I got my membership, how do I know?

If you can’t remember when you became a HideOut member, simply ask at reception when you come in on session. Our team is on hand to help. Please refrain from calling HideOut for this information. 

How do I renew my membership?

You’ve automatically renewed my membership before, why can’t you do it again?

In 2021, HideOut made the decision to automatically renew all memberships. This decision was made because we opened mid-pandemic, and we were unable to offer our members the complete HideOut experience for the year (due to things like bubbles and restricted access). We believe it was only fair.

Now all Covid-19 restrictions have been removed, we can offer the full HideOut experience to all our members. As HideOut is a charity, we can only continue to offer this service through financial support, which comes from our Founder Patrons, charitable donations, support from the local council, and through young people memberships.

Why should I renew my membership, I haven’t been to HideOut in a while?

We understand that some members haven’t been to HideOut in a while, and are unsure about continuing membership with us. But we want to let you know that there have been some changes to the way we work that you might not be aware of… for example, maybe you found it difficult to come to a session due to the booking system we had in place due to Covid-19? We no longer have that in place! This means you can just turn up to a session and enjoy the fun.  

How do I update my contact details if I don’t need to renew my membership

If it’s not time to renew your membership yet (as you became a member after 27th September 2021), it’s still vital that HideOut has the most up-to-date information for you. When you come onto session, please let the reception team know that you have changes that you need to update. Changes we need to be aware of include:

– any changes in your information (like if you changed schools (primary – to high school)

– if you/your parent’s contact details have changed (phone number/address)

What happens if I forget to renew before my renewal date?

We understand that the cost of living is causing struggles for more and more people.

That’s why we are offering a one month grace period for renewals. If you do not pay £5 after the month since your renewal date, you will no longer be able to access HideOut.

If you are struggling financially, please talk to a member of staff who will discuss options with you.

Can you help me renew my membership?

We have a number of dedicated dates and times available if you need support renewing your membership. Our team will be on hand to help:

  • Monday (6 – 7pm)
  • Wednesday (7 – 8pm)
  • Saturday (12 – 1pm)

HideOut Youth Zone is a charity dedicated to providing Manchester's young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

Address: HideOut Youth Zone, 1 Queens Avenue, Manchester, M12 5PX

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