Youth Zones are purpose-built spaces fizzing with energy, and crammed with incredible facilities. These youth centres, what we call Youth Zones, provide local young people aged between eight and 19, or up to 25 with a disability, affordable access to high-quality sports, arts and leisure facilities and activities, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. They are staffed by skilled and dedicated youth workers who truly believe in young people – helping them see what they could achieve, and giving them the skills, confidence and ambition to go for it.Find out how we develop new Youth Zones
Carlisle Youth Zone was the first of OnSide’s Network of Youth Zones to open in July 2011. A three-storey building, located on the site of the Richard Rose Central Academy, it is part of the city’s ‘learning village’.View details
Manchester Youth Zone opened to young people from across the city in February 2012.View details
Mahdlo, Oldham Youth Zone stands on a generous site at the heart of the town centre, just a short walk from the bus interchange after it officially opened in March 2012.View details
Blackburn Youth Zone is situated in the heart of the town centre within the Cathedral Quarter. Located just yards away from the bus and railway station.View details
Wigan Youth Zone is a purpose built, youth facility in the town centre which opened in June 2013. The facility is prominently positioned for accessibility and designed to make an impact on the young people of Wigan and the surrounding area.View details
The Way, Wolverhampton Youth Zone opened in January 2016. It's a purpose-built facility for the city’s young people aged 8 – 19 (and 25 with disabilities).View details
Chorley Youth Zone self-labelled Inspire by young people is a purpose-built facility for the town’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities.View details
Barking and Dagenham Youth Zone, named by young people as ‘Future’, is a purpose-built facility for the borough’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities.View details
Barnet Youth Zone, named by young people as ‘Unitas’, is a purpose-built facility for the borough’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities.View details
Croydon Youth Zone, is London’s third OnSide Youth Zone and is located in Whitehorse Road, Selhurst. Within three months of its opening, the Youth Zone - named 'Legacy' by local young people, had acquired over 4,500 members!View details
Horizon, Grimsby Youth Zone is a brand new youth charity. Located in the heart of the town, Horizon Youth Zone, Grimsby is set to be built in the former West Haven Maltings and Migar House buildings which front the River Freshney.View details
Whether you are interested in supporting your local Youth Zone or want to understand how your community project can work with us to create a better future for the young people of our area we’d recommend that you come and see us in person!
Fill our the form giving us a brief description of your reason for requesting a visit and we will be in touch to arrange a convenient time.
We look forward to welcoming you into the Onside network.