About Berkshire Youth charity

Berkshire Youth has been serving the young people of Berkshire, delivering excellent and efficient youth support services for more than 80 years. We are proud of our track record and committed to building on it over the coming years to support young people make successful transitions to adulthood.

Waterside Centre is Please contact the Waterside Centre direct for any queries or bookings:

Email: waterside@berkshireyouth.co.uk
Phone: 01635 018500
Address: Waldegrave Place, 31 Northbrook Street, Newbury, RG14 1DS

We are currently working hard to finalise the Waterside Centre’s offer over the coming months, including a youth club, an exciting programme of events and a safe space where local young people can go to make friends with others their age, as well as trusted adults.

Waterside Centre boasts inspiring facilities, including a climbing wall, dance studio and water-based activities.

We are still calling for help from local individuals and organisations to help finance the Waterside Centre’s transformation. Further information here.

Room Hire

We have a wide range of rooms and spaces available to hire at Waterside, at very competitive prices. We can accommodate a variety of work meetings, parties, clubs, activities and much more – including any catering. We will also do our very best to support any special requests or requirements you may have.

Click here to see our brochure with prices, facilities and room capacities, Please pop in to see us, email us or phone us on 01635 018500 to learn more.

Amazon Wishlist

We’ve created our very own Amazon Wishlist for items which would really enhance our centre and young people’s experiences. Please would you treat us to something? We have a wide range of lovely items on our list, from £3 skipping ropes to more expensive items. Thank you!

Volunteer with Us

Please click here to view the current volunteering opportunities available at Waterside Centre.

Community Larder

We were delighted to open the Waterside Community Larder in January 2022. This is a membership scheme which provides healthy and affordable food to the West Berkshire community; which would otherwise be sent to landfill. Please refer to the poster for further information.

The Community Larder is open every Tuesday, 2 – 4pm.

We desperately need volunteers to help run the Community Larder on Tuesday afternoons. Please contact us if you can help.


Berkshire Youth have partnered with BoxWise to deliver a free 6-week non-contact boxing programme, from Wednesday 15 June. Please click here for further information and email us to book your places.

Climbing Club

Join us from 10 June – 15 July for Climbing Club – Fridays, term time only.
Climbing sessions run from 7 – 8pm for young people in school years 7 – 11.
All sessions cost just £5 per person per session.
Please email us to book your places.

Colline’s Kitchen

Colline’s Kitchen is now open! The cafe is open Tuesday – Saturday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

DWP Youth Hub

Young jobseekers (under the age of 25) can access extra support at the DWP  Youth Hub, based at the Waterside Centre.

They aim to be available from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, but recommend contacting them in advance to avoid disappointment. Please email Rene or phone 07827 223631.

Imaginary Yoga

Join Sharon for her yoga classes on Thursdays, 10 – 11am. All levels welcome – bring your own mat. Please click here to see the full poster. £10 per session.

Paddling Club

Join us after May half term for Paddling Club – Fridays, term time only.
Paddling sessions run from 4.30 – 5.30pm for young people in school years 7 – 9, and 5.30 – 6.30pm for young people in school years 10 – 13.
All sessions cost Just £5 per person per session.
Please email us to book your places.

Sport in Mind

Sport in Mind are running FREE social sports and games at Waterside Centre for young people aged 13 – 16 who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. These term time sessions are free, fun and interactive opportunities for young people; a great way to help build confidence, support self-esteem and meet new people. Please click here to see the full poster. Please book places by emailing Sport in Mind.

The Music Lounge

We were thrilled to launch the new Music Lounge at the end of February 2022, with a special event for talented young musicians. We have teamed up with Berkshire Maestros to open this new safe space for young people wanting to make, create and record music. Watch this space for further news and opportunities!

VoxFresh Newbury Singing

VoxFresh Newbury is a professional and exciting singing group where young vocalists can discover their full potential through contemporary music. Come and join in the fun on Fridays. Please their timetable here and general information poster here. Book your free trial today (information on their poster.)

Working Parent Village Newbury

Parents and carers of toddlers are invited to get together with other local young families at Waterside on Saturdays, 10am – 12pm. Our second session will be on Saturday 11 June 2022. Please just turn up – sessions don’t need to be pre-booked. If you have any queries, please email Jaz.

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