About Thurrock Youth Zone

Thurrock Youth Zone will be built in central Tilbury, near bus stops and within easy walking distance of Tilbury Town Train Station.

Tilbury will be home to the fifth Youth Zone in the South-East, the project is supported by Thurrock Council and Tilbury’s Towns Fund Board. It will provide local young people with affordable access (£5 annual membership and 50p entry fee) to over 20 fantastic activities every session.

Young people will be involved throughout the process of developing the Youth Zone, they will create and decide on the Youth Zone’s name and branding, it’s interior design, and to recruit the key staff who will run it.

Thurrock Youth Zone, set to open in 2024/25 will be open every day of the week, every week of the year, and staffed by skilled and dedicated youth workers who truly believe in young people.

What will be in Thurrock Youth Zone?

  • a 4-court indoor sports hall
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Fitness Suite with state-of-the-art gym equipment
  • Boxing and martial arts room
  • Performing arts studio
  • Music suite with instruments and recording equipment
  • Large open plan recreation area
  • Project rooms, including arts, crafts and fashion
  • Film and multi-media facilities
  • Teaching/mentoring kitchen
  • Café serving hot nutritious meals costing no more than £1
  • Multi-use games area/kick pitch with flood lights
  • Breakout room to include activities such as employability workshops, general and gender specific health/youth issue topics/projects and youth participation.

If you would like to know more about supporting Thurrock Youth Zone, please contact:

Julia Bates,

Head of Philanthropy (Capital Campaigns)

We are seeking the support of those who love Thurrock and want to make a positive difference in the area, whose endorsement and generous support will truly help us change the lives of young people.


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