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The Hive Wirral Youth Zone

What is The Hive?

Opening on 8th April 2017 in the heart of Birkenhead, The Hive Youth Zone will be somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to for all young people in Wirral.

The Hive will be a high quality facility open to all young people in Wirral aged between 8 to 19 (up to aged 25 for those with disabilities or learning difficulties). It will be built next to Birkenhead community fire station, on Bright Street / Bentnick Street.

The Hive is working in partnership with local organisations, Wirral Council, and young people, and is supported by the OnSide youth charity.

What facilities will The Hive have?

The Hive will offer a wide range of activities, including sport, fitness, dance, arts, music and media. It will include a four-court sports hall with facilities for indoor tennis, badminton, football, netball and basketball.

A boxing gym, dance studio and recording studio will help to keep young people entertained, alongside cooking classes and an employability zone to nurture skills for adult life. There's even a rooftop football pitch and a climbing wall for the adventurers!

The Hive will also have a kitchen for use by young people, and café area selling healthy food and drink. A canteen will sell hot meals for around £1.00.

The Hive will staffed by a team of specialist staff including Youth Workers and trained volunteers

Will we have to pay to visit The Hive?

Annual membership to the Youth Zone will be £5, with each visit to the club costing young people just 50p. The club will be open seven days a week when schools are closed, 52 weeks a year. It will even be open on Christmas Day!

Somewhere to go:

  • 250 young people each evening
  • safe place
  • open to all young people
  • £1 hot nutritious meal

Something to do:

  • 20 activities each night
  • expert staff
  • sport, arts, personal development
  • regular events
  • residential

Someone to talk to:

  • one-to-one youth work
  • mentoring
  • employability programmes
  • inclusion
  • a second home for young people
  • raise aspirations

Find out more

For more information please contact:

Kevin Burke
Youth Engagement Worker,
Wirral Youth Zone

T: 07578 624 883

  • The Hive artist's impression
    The Hive artist's impression
  • Activities at The Hive
    Activities at The Hive