01707 263 201

About Us

Breaks Manor Youth Centre is voluntary organisation and a charity. Set in large manor house set in 4 areas of grounds and close to the town centre of Hatfield and within 10 minutes walking distance of the train station. It is within easy reach of several residential areas and is close to two secondary schools. Breaks Manor has been a youth centre since 1951 and is supported by Hertfordshire County Council's children and young people’s services Hertfordshire - Youth Connexions.

Young people come to the Centre in order to participate in the planned activities, hangout with their peers and make new friends. The project is staffed by friendly, approachable, trained youth workers who put young people's interest at the centre of their work.

There is a 'chill out' lounge for young people to relax, a computer suite with internet access, a music and recording studio, art and craft room, floodlit play area and a motor bike project within the centre.

In addition to these facilities, young people have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities such as basic cooking, drama, DJ mixing etc and develop life and social skills.

The centre has a wide range of facilities, which include:

A hall (300 seating capacity)
A stage with lighting, sounds and large projector screen for films
Floodlit play area & Sports field
Extensive gardens
Games room with pool table and table tennis tables
A cafeteria with adjoining comfortable lounge and flat screen TV and games console
A computer room with 4 internet-linked computers and printers
A fully equipped Music studio
Creative Arts room
Motorcycle workshop and Riding Area

Youth Club times

The youth centre caters for different age groups from Monday to Thursday.

Monday 13 - 19 yrs – 7pm – 9.30pm
Tuesday 13 - 19 yrs – 7pm – 10pm
Wednesday 8 - 12 yrs – 6pm – 8.30pm
Thursday 13 - 19 yrs – 7pm – 10pm

Come along, join in, have a great time, make new friends and try something new.

Other Organisations

A number of external organisations use the centre including:

• SPLITZ Dance and Drama School
• Upholstery Classes
• Impact Christian Centre
• Pre School Learning Alliance
• Welwyn Hatfield U3A
• Weight Watchers

Community groups are welcome to hire rooms and facilities at Breaks Manor.

For bookings, general enquiries or more info contact:
Barry Clark - Head of Centre on barry.clark@hertscc.gov.uk
Kirstin Whybrow - Centre Secretary on kirstin.whybrow@breaksmanor.org

Breaks Manor Youth Centre
Link Drive
AL10 8TP
Tel: 01707 263 201 - Fax: 01707 263 669