Free Monday Nights? Aged 13-18?


Come relax with your friends, enjoy our cafe with a range of snacks, drinks and hot food, play games, and enjoy the fun termly programme on offer. Formerly known as YouthSpace running since 2006, the Youth Cafe Penryn runs a free entry drop-in Monday evenings between 7pm to 9pm in Highway Community Centre. Our youth team have received up to date training in safeguarding and child protection, and all carry current DBS checks. We are also supported by ‘Young People Cornwall’ project.


Chill Out Sessions

Most sessions typically have games tables and board games, with our comfy sofas and cafe, providing valuable time for young people to relax together in a safe space.

Youth Cafe Penryn - Highway Church - Cornwall
Youth Cafe Penryn - Sofa Time Sessions - Highway Church - Cornwall

Sofa-Time Sessions

Occasionally we’ll cover topics and issues that our young people want to know more about, like how to better look after ourselves, managing stress, healthy relationships and staying safe.

Thank you everyone for making the Youth Cafe feel like a whole big family to us. We really enjoy all the evenings we spend here.
— Young person (13)

Outings & Visits

Building memories together is a priority for our youth group. We’ve been out for meals, beach BBQ’s, paddle boording and canoeing. We also like to get involved in local events put on for young people, such as ‘Glow’.

Youth Cafe Penryn - Climbing - Highway Church - Cornwall
Youth Cafe Penryn - Outings - Highway Church - Cornwall

Creative & Active Sessions

Realising staying active and creative is important for our physical and mental health we like to offer fun opportunities to boost creativity and inspire them to keep fit.


Themed Sessions

Being introduced to new skills is important for building confidence. We’ve spent time cooking,(which included catering for 70 people!), budgeting and like to invite people from different careers and generations to speak to us.

Youth-Cafe-Penryn - Cooking - Highway Church - Cornwall
Youth-Cafe-Penryn - Camping - Highway-Church - Cornwall


providing new opportunities and quality time to build on relationships. So far we have been to Creation FestMasada UK, Spree, and our own small youth camps.


Help and Support For Young People


Highway Community Centre

Church Road, Penryn,
Cornwall TR10 8DA