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Summer holiday activities

Things to do this summer 

See below for a list of activities and events taking place over the summer. 

Or, for ideas about days out and places to visit, go to Visit South Tyneside

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  • Name
    Junior Athletics
    Location
    Monkton Stadium
    Time
    9:30am to 3:00pm
    Cost
    £32 for the 4 days
    Description
    Athletics for children aged 8-15 years old.
  • Name
    Mystical Mermaid Workshop
    Location
    West Boldon Lodge
    Time
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    £12 per child
    Description
    Children will create all the gadgets, gizmos, whosits and wotsits every little mermaid needs.
  • Name
    Cookery Session
    Location
    Horsley Hill Children's Centre
    Time
    10:00am to 11:30am
    Cost
    £1 donation per child
    Description
    Join us for a family cooking session hosted by Groundworks. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. A donation of £1 per child would be appreciated.
  • Name
    Tennis
    Location
    Cornthwaite Park
    Time
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    £15 for the 5 days
    Description
    Tennis suitable for 6-16 year olds.
  • Name
    Cleadon Park Fun Day
    Location
    Ridgeway Primary Academy
    Time
    11:00am to 2:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Join us for a family fun day with entertainers, face-painting, arts and crafts, chocolate tombola and more.
  • Name
    FabLab Drop in: Design and Create
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Cost
    £4 per creation. Suitable for all ages.
    Description
    This session gives children the chance to see their design made in front of their eyes on our laser cutters! It could be a key-ring, a coaster or head-phone tidies or anything else you can dream of!
  • Name
    Mystical Mermaid Workshop
    Location
    West Boldon Lodge
    Time
    1:30pm to 3:30pm
    Cost
    £12 per child
    Description
    Children will create all the gadgets, gizmos, whosits and wotsits every little mermaid needs.
  • Name
    Rock Pool Exploration
    Location
    South Shields Seafront
    Time
    3:00pm to 5:00pm
    Cost
    £5 per person
    Description
    Families can spend time exploring local rock pools to see what creatures they can find.
  • Name
    Junior Athletics
    Location
    Monkton Stadium
    Time
    9:30am to 3:00pm
    Cost
    £32 for the 4 days
    Description
    Athletics for children aged 8-15 years old.
  • Name
    Treasure Hunt
    Location
    Boldon Children's Centre
    Time
    10:00am to 11:00am
    Cost
    £1 voluntary contribution
    Description
    Suitable for 0 - 4 year olds. Pre-booking is essential.
  • Name
    Under 1s Messy Stay & Play session
    Location
    Ridgeway Children's Centre
    Time
    10:00am to 11:00am
    Cost
    £1 donation per child
    Description
    A messy play session with lots of fun activities for you and your child to enjoy. Spaces are limited so please contact Ridgeway Children's Centre to book your place. A donation of £1 per child would be appreciated.
  • Name
    Tennis
    Location
    Cornthwaite Park
    Time
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    £15 for the 5 days
    Description
    Tennis suitable for 6-16 year olds.
  • Name
    T-shirt Making
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Cost
    £12.50 per person (+£4 if FabLab provides the T-shirt). Suitable for ages 9-14
    Description
    Learn how to design your own bespoke logo for a T-shirt using our vinyl cutters in this exciting FabLab course. Watch as our expert team make it into a unique T-shirt to take away with you.
  • Name
    Messy Play Session
    Location
    Bede Children's Centre
    Time
    1:30pm to 2:30pm
    Cost
    £1.00 voluntary contribution per family.
    Description
    An activity for 0-4 year olds. Lots of Messy play activities to explore and enjoy. (wear old clothes and get messy). Older siblings welcome.
  • Name
    Kids Fun-Fest
    Location
    Amphitheatre
    Time
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Afternoons of free fun, games and activities for the kids at South Shields seafront.
  • Name
    Tennis
    Location
    Cornthwaite Park
    Time
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    £15 for the 5 days
    Description
    Tennis suitable for 6-16 year olds.
  • Name
    Tales of space adventures
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    10:30am to 11:20am
    Cost
    £3.50 child/ £2.50 adult / £10.50 family of 4/ under 12 months £1 to be paid at the shop on the day/ £25 group ticket (10x tickets). Suitable for under 7's and their families.
    Description
    Get ready to blast off into outer space in this immersive StoryWorld session.
  • Name
    Tales of space adventures
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    12:45pm to 1:35pm
    Cost
    £3.50 child/ £2.50 adult / £10.50 family of 4/ under 12 months £1 to be paid at the shop on the day/ £25 group ticket (10x tickets). Suitable for under 7's and their families.
    Description
    Get ready to blast off into outer space in this immersive StoryWorld session.
  • Name
    Tales of space adventures
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    2:15pm to 3:05pm
    Cost
    £3.50 child/ £2.50 adult / £10.50 family of 4/ under 12 months £1 to be paid at the shop on the day/ £25 group ticket (10x tickets). Suitable for under 7's and their families.
    Description
    Get ready to blast off into outer space in this immersive StoryWorld session.
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