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Easter holiday food and activities


  1. Overview
  2. Walking trails and picnics
  3. Easter holiday TV
  4. Customs House online events
  5. Recipe ideas
  6. Support with food costs


What will you be doing with your family this Easter holidays? We're here to help!

We have ideas to keep everyone busy, including walking trails, brand new Easter holiday TV and recipe ideas to help keep you and your family happy, healthy and entertained during the holidays.

Walking trails and picnics

Stretch your legs, get some fresh air and enjoy some family time while walking along South Tyneside's beaches and coastline, in our parks and over our hills.

Visit the link below for seven different walking trails, suitable for the whole family.

Each walk has activities to do and sights to see along the way.

The walks range from 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete.

Visit South Tyneside: Walking trails

Do you know a family that would benefit from a free picnic?

If you are, or know of, a family in South Tyneside that would benefit from a free picnic pack, contact either: 

More about food banks in South Tyneside.

Easter holiday TV

Tune in to channel 7 on Freeview (Tyne & Wear TV) for activities over the Easter holidays. 

From Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, Tyne & Wear TV will be broadcasting engaging content for school children.

  • Kids' Breakfast Show (4 to 8 years): 7 to 8am
  • Lunchtime Show (9 to 12 years): 1 to 1.30pm
  • Evening Show (13 to 16 years): 7 to 8pm

The programmes will cover topics such as PE, cookery, arts and crafts, wellbeing, life skills, science, Horrible History, music, yoga, photography and dance.

See the full listings:

Easter holiday TV listings

Customs House online events

The Arbuthnot and Dennis Show will be online for free via The Customs House Facebook page from Monday 5 to Friday 9 April at 1pm. Crafty creativity for the family with jokes and songs.

Facebook: The Customs House

Take a look at some more ideas for holiday fun on our Visit South Tyneside website.

Recipe ideas

Check out our recipe ideas: 

There are also some healthy, tasty and simple recipe ideas at Food - A Fact Of Life: Recipes.

Support with food costs

Supermarket vouchers will be provided to families entitled to benefits-related free school meals.

Free school meals

Department for Education

Activities and food are funded by the Department for Education.

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