Marshmallow snowmen and clay trolls among Frozen-themed fun at outdoor events

Groundwork South Tyneside stage spook trail at West Boldon Lodge for youngsters.
Groundwork South Tyneside stage spook trail at West Boldon Lodge for youngsters.

Youngsters in South Tyneside can swap the classroom for the great outdoors to enjoy a half-term holiday break full of Disney delight.

Frozen-themed marshmallow snowmen and clay trolls will be brought to life in a programme of events lined up at education centre West Boldon Lodge.

Bushcraft day at West Boldon Lodge.
From left Joy O'Mahoney aged 7, Grace O'Mahoney aged 11 and Mia Chantler aged 5

Bushcraft day at West Boldon Lodge. From left Joy O'Mahoney aged 7, Grace O'Mahoney aged 11 and Mia Chantler aged 5

Creative children can try their hand at making figures from the animated blockbuster when the site swings open its doors next Tuesday and Thursday.

Young visitors an their parents or guardian can also savour a Story Book Trail to celebrate National Story Telling Week.

The page will take centre stage during a self-led stroll through the woods, while reading popular paperbacks The Gruffalo, Freddie and the Fairy, Stickman and Superworm.

An expert team at the centre, which is operated by communities’ charity Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle (STAN), will oversee activities.

The Story Book Trail, which includes the chance to play in a mud kitchen, visit a fairy village and go on a bug hunt, is on Tuesday, with Frozen-based activities two days later.

Communities manager Rebecca Maw said: “These are exciting and interesting events for children, and we know that adults will also enjoy taking part.

“Youngsters can show just how creative they can be by getting stuck in and making Frozen figures and others, and they’ll have lots of fun on our Story Book Walk.

“The centre is beautiful at this time of year and a great place to come to enjoy the half-term holidays.”

Each event at the purpose-built centre, which is off the A184 Newcastle Road, opposite the Quadrus business centre, lasts two hours.

They cost £5 per child and £2 per adult, with a five per cent booking fee.

Places can be booked by visiting www.westboldonlodge.co.uk.

For more information on events at West Boldon Lodge, visit www.facebook.com/westboldonlodge

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