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Clubs and Activities in the North East Over the Summer Holidays







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The Summer holidays are almost here for those who are in mainstream schooling. Although our boys are home educated they do have a bit of a break over the summer and like joining in with every day clubs and activities like others. I have found some great clubs taking place this summer and it will be great to see kids just having fun again after the last year.

Please make sure you check each individual business for more info or to book.


If you have a club running in the North East, please email me and I will add it to my list.


National Glass Centre, Sunderland

*Range of clay and glass workshops for the whole family throughout the summer.

*Explore with us family trail 19th July - 26th Sept

*Fused Glass Workshops 21st July - 1st Sept

*Beaded Clay Handprints 20th July - 31tst Aug

*Saturday Summer Ceramics 24th July - 28th Aug

*Family Fusing Inspired by Nature 28th July - 25th Aug

National Glass Centre have lots more going on throughout the Summer Holidays. You could also take a walk along the sculpture trail and the marina. Find out more HERE




Arts Centre, Washington

*Crafty sessions on a Thursday 1.30 - 3.30

*Make together workshops are free for all to enjoy 22nd July - 19th Aug

*Artzine ages 8+ 27th July - 31st Aug


Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens are celebrating their 20th Birthday!

*Birthday Trail 17th July - 4th Sept

*Story Explorers until 8 August.

*The Postcard Project Family Sessions

*Winter Gardens Birthday Family Session 21st July

*Various Family sessions to be held over the summer holidays celebrating the Birthday.

Find out more HERE





Beamish Open Air Museum have various activities running throughout the summer holidays.

You can enjoy things like Cricket, Playground games, Funfair rides, Den Building, Summer trail and toasting Marshmallows in the woods. Find out More HERE




Alnwick Gardens Wizard of Oz Themed self led Trail. Combine your visit with a trip to the Castle.



Arbeia Roman Fort have a new Escape room style game lasting around an hour, not to mention the rest of the fab museum and shop that will be open.




Sunderland Enchanted Garden Trail

Sunderland Bid have worked their magic once again and transformed the city centre into a magical Enchanted Garden with an interactive trail using the Sunderland Experience App 17th July - 5th Sept


Wheelbirks Parlour Summer Holiday Fun

*Miniature Railway (24/25 July, 10/15 Aug, 11/12 Sept)

*Go Karting & Bouncy Castle fun (17/18 July, 21/22 Aug, 4/5 Sept)



Great North Museum Hancock, Newcastle

*Activity Trail for the whole family to enjoy




Preston Park Museum and Grounds, Stockton on Tees

*Summer Sundays at the Farm starts 25th July



The Bridges Sunderland

Virtual Reality Dino Trail in the city this summer. 19th July - 3rd Sept


Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Range of craft activities planned including Science club (9th - 13th August)



St Peters Big Family Bike Ride August 1st, 10.30am -3pm


Summer reading challenge across various Local libraries. Check out your local library for more info.


Foundation of Light, Sunderland

Foundation of Light are holding various courses on various days check out the website for further details. HERE

You can expect things like:

*Football course, Dance, Disability multisport and cookery courses

*Summer at the beacon Science Coding club


Durham School are holding themed weeks.

For ages 5 - 11. 5 weeks of fun themed activities such as Olympics, Durham, Nature, Space and Ancient civilisation.


Adventure Sunderland, Roker Beach - Adventure Day slots spaces are filling up quickly.


Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough

Summer Sport sessions, throughout the summer holidays. Including archery, tennis, badminton, cricket, table tennis, mini golf, croquet, field athletics and team games.

Find out more here.


Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Summer school. A different topic every Monday. Build a den, learn magic tricks, put on a play. Find out more here.



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