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Summer holiday activities


Find out about free activities across Gateshead during the school holidays. 

Contact the organisation to find out more and book a place. 

These activities are funded by the Department for Education for children and young people who live in Gateshead. 

Best of Bensham - Make Your Move dance project

Bensham Grove Community Centre, NE9 2XD

Best of Bensham are offering free dance sessions for children age 0-16, delivered by Dance City at Bensham Grove Community Centre. Children will get to try out moves from popular TikTok stars!

Free lunch provided.

Wednesdays 4, 11, 18 and 25 August - times vary depending on children's ages 

The sessions for children aged 0 to five and 6 to 11 are now fully booked. Places are still available for children aged 12 to 16

Contact us for more information

Birtley Community Centre

Ravensworth Road, Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 1EN

Birtley Community Centre are offering a range of exciting activities such as circus skills, music, sports, and hot food. A truly 'Freestyle Summer'.

26 July to 20 August, Monday to Friday

Age 8 to 11 years from 10am to 1.30pm 

Age 12 to 16 years from 1.30 to 5pm    


0191 410 2343

Blaydon Youth Club 

Shibdon Road, Blaydon NE21 5LT

Blaydon youth club are offering a a Summer Holiday Club with sports, arts and crafts, themed activities, outdoor play, exploring our local nature reserve, healthy and fresh snacks and meals for young people aged three to 11 years.

26 July to 20 August, Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.

All sessions are now fully booked


Dunston Activity Centre

Ellison Rd, Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9SS    

Dunston Activity Centre are offering a range of activities for families with children aged five to 11 years and siblings.

26 July to 3 September, Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm (times may vary on some dates)


0191 425 2222

Gateshead Fell Cricket Club

2 Eastwood Gardens, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5UB 

The Holiday Club @ Gateshead Fell cricket club is offering sports fun, crafts, board games, table top games and cooking to children aged six to 11 years over the summer holidays. All equipment will be provided with a packed lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays, and homemade pizza on Wednesdays.

26 July to  25 August, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am to 3pm


Groundwork @ Watergate Forest Park

Lobley Hill Community Centre
47-49 Scafell Gardens, Gateshead NE11 9LS

Groundwork at Lobley Hill will be offering a range of activities for children aged six to 11 years. These include walks in Watergate Forest Park, scavenger hunts, bird ID, planting and climate work.

2 to 27 August, Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 2pm    


0191 460 4280

Rutherford AFC

Farnacres Beggarswood Park, Gateshead, NE11 0HH

Rutherford FC are offering a sports camp for children aged 7 -12 years a packed lunch will be offered to all participants.

2 August to 1 September, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm


0191 460 1868

St Chads Community Centre 

21 Liddell Terrace, Gateshead NE8 1YN

St Chads are offering activities for five to 11 year olds with lunch and trips out for local families.

27 July to 2 September, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm


0191 490 1032

St Georges Church

1-9 Inskip Terrace, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 4AJ

St Georges Church will offer children, teenagers and families a range of exciting activities including sports, games, outdoor activities and cooking.

Summer Hangout, a holiday club for primary children from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 August from 9.30am to 3pm
Family brunch, every Wednesday morning from 10.30 to 11.30am
Youth activities, every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4pm

Contact us about age related activities.

0191 340 4844

Strathmore Road  Methodist Church 

Rowlands Gill, NE39 1HX

Fun and games and lunch for young people aged 5 - 11 years in the Rowlands Gill area

28 July - 1 September, Every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm


Teams Life Centre

Askew Rd W, Gateshead NE8 2PW

The Teams Life centre are offering a range of activities for families with children ages five to 11 years and siblings with a packed lunch included.

26 July to 3 September, Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm    


Margaret Carlin
0191 478 1003 

The Comfrey Project

Windmill Hills Centre, Chester Place, Gateshead NE8 1QB

The Comfrey project is a charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Gateshead. They would welcome local families with children aged five to 16 and siblings from all backgrounds,to join them this summer in nature based activities at their community garden. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as a parcel of goodies to take home.

29 July to 3 September, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.30am to 3pm


0191 447 7801

Whitehills Community Centre

96 Whitehill Dr, Gateshead NE10 8NG    

The Whitehills Community Centre is offering young people sports and fun with lunch included.

29 July to 20 August, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2.30pm


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