The Swan Youth Project, Berkhamsted

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If you are aged 12-18 the Swan Youth Project in Berkhamsted is for you! We organise a wide variety of activities for you to get involved with every week day and gig nights once a month. Come and hang out with your friends, play pool or table football, use the internet or just chill out.

The Swan Youth Project's main aim is the provision of a safe, drug-free and alcohol-free environment where young people aged 12-18 years can meet informally and participate in a variety of social education programmes and activities.

The centre is equipped with a pool table, DJ booth, table football, internet room, play station, chill-out room, coffee bar and drum kit.


  • After school drop-in: 3-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Youth Council meetings 4.30-6pm on Wednesdays once or twice a month.
  • Swan Skater meetings 4-5pm on Wednesdays once a month.
  • Swan Activities planning group 4-5pm on Wednesdays once a month.
  • Year 9 drop in, Tuesdays 6-8pm.
  • Year 8 drop-in, Thursdays 6-8pm.
  • Gig Nights 7-10.30pm once a month.

In addition to our regular activities, we hold one-off sessions organised in consultation with the members and trips out. These include quiz nights, pool competitions, yoga, African drumming, ice skating and theatre trips. We hold rehearsal sessions for local bands, hire the centre out for private parties for under 16s, and hire out the space to local community groups when we're not running our own activities.

What is the c-card Hertfordshire scheme?

c-card Hertfordshire is a sexual health scheme for young people aged 13-25 that aims to help you:

  • Make the right CHOICES regarding relationships
  • Get free CONDOMS to prevent unplanned pregnancies and reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Get tested for CHLAMYDIA and other STIs
  • Understand the types of CONTRACEPTION available

When you register with this scheme you will be issued with a card which contains a unique ID number. You will then be able to use this to pick up free condoms from any registration or easy access point in Hertfordshire where you see the c-card logo.

Visit the c-card Hertfordshire website for more detailed information.


Venue: 137-139, High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 3HH

Age Range: 12-18

Cost: Free or low cost

Timing and Repeats:
See above for opening times on each day.

Booking Info: Drop-in / no booking needed

Contact: Anthony Heaton, tel:01442 384349

Organisation: Swan Youth Centre, tel: 01442 384349, email:, website: click here...

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