The Wayz

Calfridus Way, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 9ET


01344 483 596

About The Wayz

The Wayz is a safe and pleasant place for young people in the local area to attend, where there are numerous projects available which cater for a wide cross section of young people.  The Wayz enables and empowers young people to be engaged and actively participate in a variety of activities and opportunities.  This provides an arena to help support young people gain confidence and understanding when dealing with the current issues and challenges in their lives.

The work of the detached team in Bracknell has been recognised by local stakeholders as making a real difference.  Berkshire Youth sits on the key local decision-making groups; including the Bracknell Town Regeneration ASB group, Bracknell Against Crime Group, Local Safeguarding Children's Board Communications and Community Engagement Group, Sexual Exploitation Missing and At Risk Committee and the Early Intervention Hub.  We also have bi-weekly meetings with local Police at ward level.

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The Wayz Youth Centre was one of three voluntary groups in Berkshire to gain the 2018 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of providing services and support to young people and adults to enable them to volunteer within their local communities.

A record 250 voluntary groups from across the UK will receive a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for their work in their communities.  This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise exceptional service within their communities.

The Wayz provides the following youth sessions:

Juniors: Tuesdays 5.30 - 7.00pm, for ages 8 years old - end of Year 6

Inters: Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.00pm for Year 7,8 and 9

Seniors: Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm, for ages 14 - 19 years

Chillout: Fridays 5.00 - 6.30pm, for ages 12 - 16 years living with moderate learning difficulties

Hangout: Fridays 7.15 - 9.00pm, for ages 16 - 25 years living with moderate learing difficulties


Feedback from  young people attending sessions at The Wayz

Juniors sessions:

'I get one and a half hours away from my brothers where I can relax and see friends!'

'I love The Wayz because they have fantastic sweets and activities.'

 'It is fun here! I love going to the park!'

'The Wayz is really fun and you can get candy!'

'The Wayz is a great place to make new friends and meet new people.'

'I like to play here and I like the coffee bar and games in the TV room.'

'I can be with my friends.'

'The Wayz is really fun, it’s really relaxing – I can relax here.'

Inters Sessions:

'I get bored at home. I like Paige & Jess and I get away from my little sister and brother.'

'I like The Wayz because it’s fun. It’s better to be here than at home, plus you make new friends!'

'The Wayz gives me something to do.'

'It’s just fun. Something to do on week days, I don’t do anything usually.'

'I get to see my friends. It is good to get away from my family for peace and quiet!'

'I started coming because I heard my friends were going. I like how much fun I have here, especially outside. I want to go outside more.'

Seniors Sessions:

'I come to Seniors because it is fun and something to do.  I volunteer because when I'm older I want to work with young people and it is good direct experience and I meet nice people.'

'I come here because it's fun, it makes me feel confident.  I enjoy coming to my session and volunteering.'

'I can relax here and I can be social and still be indoors.'

'I come here to unwind after work.  I enjoy beating Gareth at FIFA.  It's helped me with my confidence.'

'It gives me time to relax and it has helped with my confidence.  Volunteering has helped me to decide what I want to do with my future, working with children.'

'It gets me out of the house and I get to meet new people.'



01344 483 596