Families hit the water and the targets at Bede’s World

FLOATING ... Jemma McGarry floating on a coracle Bedes World, Jarrow.
FLOATING ... Jemma McGarry floating on a coracle Bedes World, Jarrow.

YOUNGSTERS and their families hit the water as part of Easter weekend fun at a South Tyneside tourist attraction.

People turned out at Bede’s World after the visitor centre offered children the chance to ride in a coracle, a small Anglo-Saxon boat, as well as try their hand at archery.

Claire Douthwaite, of the renowned heritage site, said: “It’s not been quite as busy as we expected but that’s because the weather has been so rubbish.

“Hopefully it will be better during the rest of the Easter holidays as we’ve got some fantastic stuff going on.”

A stunning Sikh fortress turban is on display at the attraction’s treasury, while out on the farm Sid and Peanut the donkeys have returned from their winter break and can be seen by visitors. There will be events of interest to adult visitors too, with a salon being hosted most afternoons, an opportunity to meet someone from the community who will be demonstrating a skill or talking about their area of interest.

The fun is set to run throughout the Easter school holiday, until Sunday, April 19.

For details of admission prices and opening times contact Bede’s World on 489 2106 or visit www.bedesworld.co.uk.

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