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 winter holidays.
The sessions will include:
a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, crafts, outdoor challenges, nature and treasure trails
fun problem-solving challenges
exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills
a nutritious meal each day
All events are subject to availability and appropriate COVID-19 measures.
Who can attend
To be eligible to attend the free Winter 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.
The Winter Holiday Club is funded by the Department for Education's holiday activities and food programme 2021. As part of this funding, there is criteria regarding eligibility which includes children receiving benefits related free school meals or children who are part of a family experiencing hardship. All recipients of the funding must follow this criteria.
Children who aren't eligible can still attend some of the same activities, as well as other free and paid-for activities, see What's on.
Calendar and bookings
The Winter Holiday Club runs from Saturday 18 December to Sunday 2 January.
Details of activities and and booking information will be announced soon.
There's more events and activities to enjoy around South Tyneside throughout the winter, see the events calendar.
For further inspiration on how to spend your time in South Tyneside this winter, and to discover the area's attractions, outdoor spaces, and places to eat and drink, go to the Visit South Tyneside website.
If you would benefit from a free winter 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.