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Active Kidz FAQs


I want my child to attend the scheme. When can I make a booking?

Booking is open now. Phone Customer Services on 0191 433 7117 to book your child's place.

What training have the Active Kidz staff received?

Prior to staff working on the Active Kidz play schemes, they have to have completed and passed an enhanced criminal records disclosure. All staff attend a comprehensive training programme provided by Gateshead Council, this includes:

  • Policies and procedures training
  • Personal Care 
  • First Aid 
  • Health and Safety – including risk assessment training 
  • Child Protection 
  • Challenging behaviour training 
  • Autism associated challenging behaviour 
  • Inclusion training

What time do the schemes start and end?

The scheme starts at 9am and finishes at 3.30pm each weekday.

Does the scheme run on Bank Holidays?

No, the scheme does not run on Bank Holidays.

Does my child need to bring a packed lunch?

Children should bring a packed lunch for each day, including sufficient drinks for the whole day.

What type of activities will my child be taking part in?

During Active Kidz play scheme the children have the opportunity to try a range of activities. This is subject to children’s choice of activities. Some of the activities include:

  • Sports
  • Games 
  • Arts and Crafts 
  • Messy art 
  • Parachute games 
  • Cookery 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Trips 
  • Swimming (8+ only)

What type of clothing should my child wear?

As your child may be participating in outdoor activities on a daily basis, please provide suitable clothing for your child for each day they attend the scheme. A change of clothes may also be necessary, due to some activities being very messy.

If your child is over eight years old they may be swimming, please bring suitable clothing every day. Sun protection and water proofs must be provided as necessary by parents.

Please ensure your child does not bring any valuables with them to the venue, as we cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged items.

What should I do if my child is on prescribed medication?

Your child must bring any prescribed medication to be taken during the day, to the venues each day. The medication must be in the original packaging that clearly states the child’s name and dosage.

For more information or to make a booking please contact Customer Services, Gateshead Council, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH, 0191 433 7117.