Walks in South Tyneside - ideas for families to get active this Easter

Families in South Tyneside are being encouraged to get active this Easter.

By David Sedgwick
Friday, 26th March 2021, 4:11 pm
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 4:14 pm
Colliery Wood is one of the places featuring in recommended walking routes
Colliery Wood is one of the places featuring in recommended walking routes

South Tyneside Council is reminding families that a booklet featuring seven walks around the borough is available to download.

The walks take in some of the prettiest or most historical parts in areas as such South Shields sea front, Whitburn, Boldon Colliery, Hebburn and Jarrow.

The booklet includes maps, helpful information such as whether the walks are suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs and family fun activities to keep little ones entertained.

Cllr Moira Smith.

The walks can be downloaded from www.southtyneside.gov.uk/holidayclub

Anyone who would benefit from a free picnic pack should contact KEY2Life on 07833 613393 or their Facebook page @key2lifesouthtyneside. Or call Hebburn Helps on 0191 489 9707.

Engaging content for schoolchildren will also be broadcast on channel 7 on Freeview over the Easter holidays.

A show for youngsters aged four to eight will run between 7am and 8am, a half hour lunch time show for nine to 12 year-olds and a show between 7pm and 8pm for 13 to 16-year olds.

Cllr Moira Smith, Lead Member for Children, Young People and Families, said: “We recognise that families face additional pressures at the moment as a result of the pandemic.

“That is why we have put together some ideas to help families stay healthy, happy and entertained over the Easter break.

"There are organisations which can support those facing hardship while there are plenty of free fun activities on the doorstep.

"If the weather is kind I would encourage families to make the most of their together time and get out into the fresh air and see what our beautiful Borough has to offer.”