Kids Fun-Fest set to entertain youngsters in South Shields

South Tyneside Summer Festival Kids Parties at the Amphitheatre with Craig and Steven.
South Tyneside Summer Festival Kids Parties at the Amphitheatre with Craig and Steven.

The Kids Fun-Fest is returning to South Shields to keep youngsters in the region entertained this summer.

Kicking off at the South Shields Amphitheatre this week, sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 4pm, until August 23.

On Tuesday afternoons young people can enjoy two hours of entertainment with Tony Junior and guests, with lots of free fun activities.

While Thursdays will see the return of Stephen Sullivan and Craig Johnson with a packed programme of fun and games – including the return of the Gunge Tank.

Children who take part in the activities can be in with the chance to win prizes, gunge Stephen and Craig and can even nominate a friend or family member to face the tank.

The Kids Fun-Fest is just one of a whole host of activities which make up the three-month South Tyneside festival, which also includes free brass band performances at the Amphitheatre on Sunday afternoons throughout August.

The festival has already seen thousands of visitors turn up to enjoy the free Sunday Concert series at Bents Park, which ended last weekend with performances by Rebecca Ferguson, Atomic Kitten and Heather Small.

Coun Alan Kerr, deputy leader of South Tyneside Council with responsibility for culture and leisure, said: “This is a firm favourite every summer and we know that lots of youngsters will be looking forward to going along.

“It is also a great opportunity for families to get out and about and enjoy the fresh air and have some fun at the same time.”

For more information and for full listings, please visit: www.southtynesidefestival.co.uk.

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