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The Hive – Wirral Youth Zone

The Hive is a brand new £6m youth zone in Birkenhead which opened in April 2017, for all young people aged between 8-19 (or up to 25 with a disability).  The Hive is open 365 days a year and membership costs just £5 a year, with members then paying just 50p per visit.  During their visit young people can get a nutritious hot meal for just £1 as well as accessing a huge array of activities in our various room which include:

  • Climbing Wall
  • Sports Hall
  • Skate Park
  • Hair and Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Suite
  • Boxing Room
  • Performing Arts Studio
  • Music Room
  • Art and Craft Room
  • Recharge/Sensory Room
  • Media Room
  • 4G Football Pitch
  • Enterprise and Employability Room (with dedicated employability co-ordinator for help and support with finding work)
  • In our rec area is Pool, Table Tennis, Table Football, Xbox, Playstation and a range of challenges/activities on offer every single session!

Sessions are split into Juniors, Seniors and Hiveability (specific inclusion session for young people with disabilities and additional needs aged 8-25), with session times as follows:

  • Monday 4-10 (seniors)
  • Tuesday 4-10 (seniors)
  • Wednesday 4-8 (juniors)
  • Thursday 4-10 (seniors)
  • Friday 4-10 (seniors)
  • Saturday 10-2 (juniors)   4-10 (seniors)
  • Sunday 10-2 (Hiveability Inclusion session)    3-7 (juniors)

All sessions at The Hive are fully inclusive for members with disabilities and additional needs and we have a dedicated inclusion team on every session for those who require additional support.  On Sundays we run a dedicated Hiveability session for young people aged 8 – 25 with disabilities and additional needs. This is a family session. Parents and support workers are welcome to stay for those who have higher support needs. Siblings are also welcome.

Young people who are thinking of attending the youth zone who have any particular additional support needs are encouraged to discuss these further with our Inclusion Manager, Dougy Oliver who can be contacted via reception on 0151 705 8000 or [email protected] You will be offered the chance to have an induction with the inclusion team who will ensure that you settle in well at the youth zone and will talk through any support needs to make sure you have the best possible time here every time you attend.

*Please note: Any young people who would like to attend the youth zone with a support worker due to specific one to one support needs is welcome to do so. However, the support worker must be able to provide a DBS check prior to attending which is less than three years old.  In order to make arrangements for this, please contact Dougy on the contact details above.

Contact Us

  • The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone, Bright Street, Birkenhead, United Kingdom
  • 0151 705 8000
  • [email protected]

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