Youth Club Sessions

Dj in headphones mixes the track in the nightclub at party

Friday Bar Night

Age Group 11-18

Friday: 7pm-10pm.

This is where it all started! Bar Night is still our busiest session attracting over 60 young people each week. This is a great opportunity for anyone aged 11 – 18 to socialise with friends or meet new people. Bar Night has a lively atmosphere, with our very own DJ’s guaranteeing great music. A wide range of refreshments are available for purchase from the Bar including our signature ‘Mocktails’ (non-alcoholic cocktails) which come in a variety of flavours.

It’s great to see so many young people getting off the streets and socialising in a safe and supportive environment. Zac’s is a non-alcoholic youth bar and so alcohol is strictly prohibited in all sessions, including Bar Night.


After School Clubs

Age Group: School years 6 – 9

Tuesday and Thursday

Our After School Clubs, currently running in Farnworth, Kearsley and Tonge Fold, are always fun packed sessions filled with lots of activities. From crafts and cooking to game consoles, pool table and much more, this session is bound to have something for everyone. It’s a space where young people can socialise with friends or get help with homework in a safe and friendly environment. The clubs offer time for young people to reflect on their week and decide what they want to achieve in the coming week. Free meals are available at the Farnworth and Kearsley Clubs due to Zac’s partnering with Fareshare.

Cool teenagers hanging out together outdoors

Zac’s Teens (SEND)

School year 6 up to age 18

Wednesday 6pm – 8pm

We have trained, experienced and passionate staff providing valuable skills to young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Zac’s Teens provides an opportunity for young people to develop social skills, gain independence and provide valuable respite for carers. Planned activities vary from week to week and include craft, cookery, dance sessions and trips which encourage young people to develop aspects of their own independence within a safe environment. Young people have access to all our regular facilities including but not limited to pool table, games consoles, dance mats and much more.

Little boys playing football on field


Age Group 11-18

Tuesday: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

This session regularly attracts a crowd of young people throughout the year. Through popular demand and in order to deliver an enhanced service, Zac’s hires a floodlit pitch at Harper Green. Young people are encouraged to be more active and through the medium of sport they develop their skills in team work, strategy, decision making and technique.

Cool teenagers hanging out together outdoors


Age Group 14-18

Tuesday 7pm-9pm

Z-Bar provides a relaxed atmosphere for an older age group where young people can talk openly about issues affecting them. Thematic discussions are encouraged around current and relevant topics which young people have experience with and are often challenged by. At this age, many young people are often considering the next steps in their life. This session helps young people explore options like apprenticeships, college and university applications, traineeships and applying for jobs.

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121 Mentor Scheme 

Friday: 4pm – 6pm

Young people between the ages of 10 – 18 (and up to 25 for those with SEND) can book a 30 minute slot each week with a Youth Worker or volunteer of their choice. Many young people use this space to work through issues which may be affecting them at home, in school or with friends and family. This time can also be used to get help with homework, learn to play a musical instrument or experiment with making mocktails.

To book a slot please call the office (01204 706200) and ask to speak to a Youth Worker.


Saturday Kitchen

(Every fortnight : 10am-2pm)

Saturday Kitchen is where our budding entrepreneurs take control of both Kitchen and Cafe! Saturday Kitchen is when Zac’s opens its doors to the public and runs as a Cafe. Everything on the menu is cooked and served by our business savy young people.


Detached Youth Work

This session takes place outside of our centres and on the streets where young people are likely to socialise. It is an important part of what we do at Zac’s because it gives our team the opportunity to do youth work with young people who may not want to engage in centre based activities or perhaps can’t get to one of our youth clubs.

It also enables youth workers to promote centre based activities to young people who may not know about what we do. Youth Worker Paul was on a Detached session in Farnworth when a local Police Officer told him about two young people playing football in a public space. Paul spoke to the two young people and invited them to the After School Club that day. They have been attending session at Zac’s ever since.