Located in Birkenhead, The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone was officially opened in April 2017. The facility follows the ground-breaking Youth Zone model pioneered by the OnSide Youth Zones charity
With over 3000 current members, The Hive’s state-of-the-art facility is designed for young people between the ages of 8-19 (8-12 Junior and 13-19 Senior) or up to 25 for those with a disability.
Every week, the team at The Hive delivers a broad programme of activities to thousands of young people from across Wirral. The Youth Zone is open seven days a week and last year clocked up over 80,000 visits from its young members. It takes over 80 staff and more than 100 volunteers to ensure that The Hive is providing what young people need.
Open 365 days of the year, The Hive provides at least 20 activities every day using facilities including; dance and performing arts studio, music room, recording studio, radio station, creative art and fashion room, multimedia suite, salon, garden, skate park, rooftop pitch, climbing wall, 4 court sports hall, fitness gym, boxing ring, training kitchen, cafe, sensory room, small group work rooms and extensive general recreation area. In addition to these activities The Hive runs employability and enterprise projects and courses, mentoring projects and offers significant support and opportunity for disabled young people.
Created to provide young people in Wirral with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to, The Hive is also focused on raising aspirations, improving health and well-being, enhancing prospects, and increasing confidence.