If you didn't already know... The Hive Youth Zone has now opened its doors, and over 1,000 members have signed up!
A special opening celebration was held at the weekend, with everyone from Wirral invited to look at the world-class facilities on-offer on Bright Street in Birkenhead.
A samba band welcomed young people and their parents as they waited in the sunshine for the doors to open at 1pm, before they headed inside for an afternoon packed with activities.
The membership number hit the 1,000 mark just moments before the big opening, with Rosie Lovett named as the lucky member. Rosie was presented with a £30 voucher and t shirt in celebration. Rosie, aged 14, also played a part in naming The Hive back in 2014.
Several hundred more joined Rosie on the day signing up as members, with the anticipated numbers of young people expected to reach over 3,000 after the first year. Membership costs just £5 a year with young people then paying 50p per visit. Young people can sign up online.
The Hive offers up to 20 activities per night: from a 4G football pitch, four court sports hall, iconic climbing wall, fully fitted gym, skate park, music room, media room, arts and crafts areas, dance studio - and even a boxing gym and recording studio!