Free family events this summer

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under Get involved, News, On your estate.

Thinking about how to “Fill the Holiday Gap” and keep your youngsters entertained over the school holidays? Then why not come along to the free activity and lunch sessions across Gateshead this summer.

The sessions aim to bring the community together, enabling parents and carers to participate in activities with their children.

“Fill the Holiday Gap” sessions are aimed at under-11s, their siblings, and parents or carers. The sessions include games or arts and crafts activities along with lunch.

Brian Kielty, from Neighbourhood Management and Volunteering Team, said: “Fill the Holiday Gap events actively engage residents and their children and help relieve pressure on families during the summer holidays.”

Sound good? Take a look at the events list below and book your place by either calling or emailing: Kay Robson on 0191 433 2042 or Mick Kelly on 0191 433 2499.

Places are limited, so booking is essential.

Gateshead Central Library

Sessions include fun activities organised by Friends of Central Library, then a picnic lunch!
Wednesdays 9, 16, 23 and 30 August, 12:30–3pm.

Shipley Art Gallery

Sessions include work with ceramics, textiles, glass or clay, then a picnic lunch!
Fridays 4, 11, 18 and 25 August, 11am-2pm.

St Mary’s Heritage Centre

Sessions include Victorian games and venturing out for a walk, then a picnic lunch!
Wednesdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 August, 11am-2pm.