About the Hive

About The Hive

Wirral’s Youth Zone, named by young people as The Hive, is a state-of-the-art space for young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities which opened on 8th April 2017.

There’s something for every young person here.  

From getting active in our sports hall, kick pitch, gym or boxing studios, to sessions in our music room with built-in recording suite, getting creative in the arts and crafts space, expressing yourself in the performing arts studio, tackling the climbing wall, working on your moves in the skate park, planting in the garden, cooking up a storm in the training kitchen or getting competitive in the gaming area – there’s a huge range of activities for young people to jump into. 

When they need a break, there are loads of places at The Hive to chill out, chat with friends and grab a bite to eat. 

Our greatest strength is our team of dedicated and caring youth workers. Whether through a conversation, a project, a game or targeted support, they are always here for young people, however they need them. #TeamHive works here in The Hive, out in the community and with young people needing more focused support – through a broad range of projects including access to training and employment opportunities and wellbeing and resilience skills-building. 

Young people can access everything we offer, any day of the week for just 50p per visit and £5 annual membership. We even provide hot nutritional meals for just £1. 

Click below to take a virtual tour of our incredible facilities!

Did you know? 

  • There are 36,200 10-19 year-olds on the Wirral (Census 2021)
  • Across the Wirral, 22% of children are living in poverty – but in some parts, the figure is much higher. In some of the areas around The Hive, the percentage reaches more than 60% of children and young people – among the highest rates of deprivation in the country.

Creating the Brand

Creating our brand

More than 300 of Wirral’s young people were involved with creating our brand.

It was developed to represent the values young people wanted from The Hive. Our brand is about adventure and fun here in our hive of activity and opportunity for all young people – where they can try new experiences and learn new skills. Read all about it here.





Young people of Wirral

Young people of Wirral

Young people were involved with The Hive’s development at every step along the way – and still are today. Their steer leads us on everything from brand identity and transportation to the activities we offer, our fundraising and the way the youth zone looks and feels when you’re here.

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