Children and young people who are eligible for benefit related free school meals or are in a family currently experiencing hardship in South Tyneside can attend free activity sessions throughout the 2021 summer holidays.
The sessions will include:
a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, crafts, outdoor challenges, nature and treasure trails
fun problem-solving challenges
wellbeing and healthy eating sessions
exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills
a nutritious meal each day
There will also be support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or additional needs.
All activities are subject to availability and COVID-19 restrictions.
Who can attend
To be eligible to attend the free Summer Holiday Club activities, children and young people must:
live in South Tyneside, and
be 5 to 16 years old, and
be eligible for benefit related free school meals, or be in a family currently experiencing hardship
We are operating on a trust based booking system which will hopefully allow families who will really benefit from free meals and activities, to access them.
Family walking and activity trails - Stretch your legs, get some fresh air and enjoy some family time. Each walk has activities to do and sights to see along the way. Suitable for the whole family. Visit South Tyneside: Walking trails
The Centre for Life resources - we have teamed up with The Centre for Life to bring you regular online resources:
10 minute Shake Up games - This summer, 10 Minute Shake Up is back! Public Health England has teamed up with Disney to help get kids active throughout the holidays - NHS: 10 Minute Shake Up games
Take kids on the metro for free - Up to three kids aged 11 and under can travel for free on Metro and the Shields Ferry, all day, every day when accompanied by a fare-paying adult - Nexus: Take kids free
What's On around South Tyneside - There's more events and activities to enjoy around South Tyneside this summer, see Events calendar.
Go to the Visit South Tyneside website for further inspiration on how to spend your time in South Tyneside this summer. Discover the area's attractions, outdoor spaces, and places to eat and drink.
If you would benefit from a free food pack, contact:
Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge have set up 'Full Time: Get Cooking with Marcus & Tom'. They want to help give children and families the skills and confidence to cook good, proper food in their own kitchens, using the equipment available to them. Visit Full Time: Get Cooking with Marcus & Tom.
Get the family involved and make tasty meals from scratch. Visit NHS: Change4Life.
If you took part in the Summer Holiday Club, we want to hear from you.
Whether you took part in outdoor sports and games, indoor activities, went on the Family Discovery Trail, tried one of the online activities or collected a free picnic pack, we would love to know what you think.
Your comments will help us to make decisions for future programmes.
All completed surveys will be entered into a prize draw at the end of the summer, where you and your family could be in with a chance of winning Love2Shop vouchers, family swims, family passes for Simonside Climbing Wall, Cineworld tickets, The Customs House tickets, vouchers for local restaurants and more!