Bringing colour to the lives of young people and families in Blackpool

Enabling young people to lead their best lives

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Our Programmes


Our Main Entry Programme

A million and one opportunities to meet with your friends, try your hand at new skills and have a whole heap of fun.


Building Confidence

This programme aims to build self-esteem through focused group work sessions, as well as supporting children and young people with additional needs.

Direct Engagement

Be The Best You Can Be

Our Direct Engagement Programme is a series of project-based activities that are designed around our young people’s needs.


Holiday Activity & Food

We provide between 250-300 places every day during the school holidays jam-packed with a whole host of different locally based activities.

The latest

News from The BHY


attendances were recorded in 2023


individual young people benefited in 2023


sessions were delivered throughout 2023


children and young people are currently living in poverty

Maddie Marsden BHY Youth CEO
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Over the last 10 years The Boathouse Youth has taught me so much. I’ve learnt about community, friendship and how to create a good life for myself. Most of the time, we just have a proper laugh – whether we are canal boating, camping or just at normal sessions. What The BHY does is care by placing trusted adults into the spaces where young people want to be. That’s how I’ve become so mentally resilient. Basically, just come and get involved and see your life change.

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Maddie, 14, Youth CEO

Support us
There are 8,000 children and young people currently living in poverty right on our doorstep, here in Blackpool. Your offer of time, experience or finances could help to change one of those childrens’ lives. Help us to help them. Contact us today to see if we can align your gift with our needs.