Active Kidz

Active Kidz

What is Active Kidz?

Active Kidz holiday play schemes are available for children and young people aged 5 to 14. 

There's an exciting variety of activities available including:

  • sports
  • arts and crafts
  • dance
  • cookery
  • drama
  • messy art
  • swimming (8+)
  • parachute games

All our activities take place in a safe and stimulating environment, with our team of experienced play workers always on hand.

Summer play scheme 2019

22 July - 26 July 20199am - 3.30pmCardinal Hume School
29 July - 2 August 20199am - 3.30pmCardinal Hume School
5 August - 9 August 20199am - 3.30pmKingsmeadow School
12 August - 16 August 20199am - 3.30pmLord Lawson of Beamish Academy
19 August - 23 August 20199am - 3.30pmHeworth Grange School
27 August - 30 August 20199am - 3.30pmHeworth Grange School

Please note the scheme will not run on bank holidays.

Please do not allow your child to bring any valuables, as the venue and play scheme staff cannot be held responsible.


Active Kidz costs £76.50 per child per week, £61.20 per child per four day week, or £15.30 per child per day.

How to book

Bookings can be made from Monday 3 June 2019 for children with additional needs and disabilities. All other child places can be booked from Monday 1 July 2019.

Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Places can be booked either over the phone, in person at the Civic Centre or by post. Payment must be made at time of booking.

Book by phone

Call 0191 433 7117 between 8am and 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 5pm on Friday to book your place. You will need to pay at time of booking using a credit or debit card.

Book in person

Call in to the Civic Centre between 8.45am and 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 5pm on Friday. You will need to pay at time of booking using a credit or debit card, cash or cheque. Unfortunately, we cannot take credit/debit card payments after 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 4pm on Friday.

Book by post

Booking forms will be available online from Monday 1 July 2019. Payment by post can only be made by cheque which should be made payable to Gateshead Council.

Completed booking forms should be returned to:

Customer Services,
Gateshead Council,
Regent Street,
NE8 1HH.

0191 433 7117

Bookings for children and young people with additional needs or disabilities

If your child has additional needs, please contact us for an extended booking form which will need to be completed and returned to the address above with payment by Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Your application will be reviewed by the Allocation Panel, which consists of professionals who work with children and young people with additional needs and disabilities.

If you are allocated a place you will be sent a letter confirming details of your booking. If your application is unsuccessful payment will be returned.

Food and drink

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


As your child may be participating in outdoor activities on a daily basis, please provide suitable clothing each day they attend. 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 a swimming costume. When necessary, you'll also need to provide sun protection or water proofs.

We also advise your child doesn't bring any valuables with them to the venue as we cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged items.


Your child must bring any prescribed medication they need to take during the day, to the venues each day. The medication must be in the original packaging that states the child's name and dosage.

Our staff

All our staff have completed and passed an enhanced criminal records disclosure. They've also attended a comprehensive training programme provided by us, which covers:

  • 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

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