Details are subject to change, there may be a waiting list for some activities. Please check the latest updates and booking requirements directly with providers.

πŸ“† Fridays, 1-1:45pm
πŸ“Œ Raven Valley Gym Club, Metro Riverside Park, NE11 9DJ

An active, relaxed class for little ones to learn the FUNdamentals of Basketball, developing skills in balance, co-ordination, throwing and catching.

πŸ‘‰ Β£5.80 per class, info and enquiries here.
18 months-4 years

0191 447 1720


πŸ“† Thursdays, 4.45-5.30pm
πŸ“Œ The Whitehills Centre, Whitehills Drive, Whitehills, Gateshead, NE10 8XU

The Mini Warriors group isn’t as challenging or intense as senior or junior boxers. Fun fitness and team building activities educating children to take instructions, with a focus on balance, co-ordination, early stage self-protection and the fundamentals of rough play.

πŸ‘‰ Β£3 per session, drop-in. More info & enquiries here.
4 – 7 years

07736 036547


πŸ“† Tuesdays, 6-7pm
πŸ“Œ Birtley Town Sports Complex, Durham Road, Birtley, Gateshead, DH3 2TB

Sessions are designed with an emphasis on development and fun!

πŸ‘‰ Β£3 per session, info & enquiries here.
4-6 years

07769 349 450
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πŸ“† Tuesdays
πŸ“Œ 9.30 – 10.15am @Springwell Village Hall, NE9 7RP

πŸ“Œ 4 – 5.45pm @Dunston Activity Centre, NE11 9SS

πŸ“† Wednesdays
πŸ“Œ 9.30 – 10.15am @Blaydon Youth & Community Centre, NE21 5LU
πŸ“Œ 4.45 – 6.30pm @Whickham School, NE16 5AR

πŸ“† Fridays
πŸ“Œ 4 – 5.35pm @Barley Mow Community Centre, Birtley, DH3 2AJ

πŸ“† Saturdays
πŸ“Œ 9am – 12.15pm @Blaydon Youth and Community Centre, NE21 5LU
πŸ“Œ 9am – 12.20pm @Emmanuel College, Lobley Hill, NE11 0AN

πŸ“† Sundays
πŸ“Œ 9am – 12.30pm @Cardinal Hume School, NE9 6RZ

πŸ“Œ 9am – 12.30pm @Whickham School, NE16 5AR

Teaching football in a fun, pressure-free environment, to give children a positive introduction to sport as a whole so they’re more likely to stay healthy and active throughout life.

πŸ‘‰ Β£25.99 per month, 45 min sessions. Book here.
*Plus Β£23 registration fee, inc shirt & shorts.
Little Kicks: 1Β½ to 2Β½ years.
Junior Kickers: 2Β½ to 3Β½ years.
Mighty Kickers: 3Β½ years to 5th birthday.
Mega Kickers: 5 years to 7th birthday.

0191 406 6224
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πŸ“† Fridays, 5-6pm
Farnacres, Beggarswood Park, Coach Road, Lobley Hill, NE11 0HH

Fun filled football on a 3G pitch, giving kids a chance to get used to the footballs at their feet. Once the children turn 6 years old we look to feed them into U7’s where they can play matches too.

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here, or contact 07891 639 503.
Age 4 – 6 years

0191 460 1868
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πŸ“† Saturdays, 9-10am (3-4 years)
πŸ“† Saturdays, 10-11am
(5-6 years)
πŸ“Œ Albion Street Playing Fields, Gateshead, NE10 9SJ (behind Fiddlers Three Pub)

A fantastic opportunity for children to kick off their footballing journey, with Felling Magpies FC in partnership with Tyneside Futsal.

πŸ‘‰ Β£15 per month. Info & enquiries here.
Age 3-6


Tiki Taka Soccer Skills football development classes for boys and girls from age 3+. Children can then move into the Swalwell Under 7 Junior teams and progress from there. Join a friendly club with family events held frequently!

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here.
Ages 3+

07799 315 294
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πŸ“Œ West Lane, Winlaton, NE21 6PH

Football sessions for ages 4+ via FA qualified coaches in a fun and safe environment.

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here.


πŸ“† Mondays, 10-10.45am
πŸ“† Wednesdays, 2-2.45pm

πŸ“† Fridays, 10-10.45am & 2-2.45pm
πŸ“Œ Station Lane, Birtley, DH3 1QT

Structured sessions starting with a warm up then onto the apparatus learning basic skills such as forward rolls, backward rolls, etc, followed by free play exploring larger equipment. Finishing with parachute play and bubbles.

πŸ‘‰ Β£5 per child. Info & enquiries here.
Under 5 years

0191 338 9865
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Mini Ravens:
πŸ“† Mon, Wed & Thurs
(3 to 4 sessions daily, from 9.15am-1.30pm)
Independent Minis:
πŸ“† Thursdays, 12.30-1.30pm
πŸ“Œ Raven Valley Gym Club, Riverside Park, Gateshead, NE11 9DJ

Structured pre-school gymnastics classes, where little ones can explore and learn to roll, jump, catch and balance. Mini Ravens parent & child sessions, and Independent Minis which is fully coach led.

πŸ‘‰ Β£24.17 per month. More info & enquiries here.
Mini Ravens: 18 months – 4 years
Independent Minis: 3 – 4 years

0191 447 1720


πŸ“† Saturdays, 9.15 – 9.45am
Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Road. Gateshead. NE8 4JA

Kaizen Kids is a fun Shotokan Karate class with an emphasis on self-defence, control, respect and discipline. Incorporating karate techniques with games and exercise to promote physical and mental skills in a safe secure environment.

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here.
4 – 6 years

07800 992 119
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πŸ“† Tuesdays, 6 – 7pm
πŸ“Œ Hertfordshire House Community Centre, Pelaw, NE10 0QY

Shotokan Karate class to improve self confidence, become fitter, learn self defence and meet new friends. Fully insured, licensed and DBS certified instructors with years of martial arts experience.

πŸ‘‰ Β£4. Info & enquiries here.
Age 4+

07487 668 461


πŸ“† Mondays, 5-6pm
πŸ“Œ St John’s Church, Church Road, Low Fell, NE95RD
πŸ“† Fridays, 5-6pm
πŸ“Œ Heworth Leisure Centre, NE10 0PD

All ages welcome, children and adults. Goju-Kai Karate classes taught by Sensei Blane Stamps, 2nd Dan Black belt. Club affiliated to the IKGA, EKF and WKF.

πŸ‘‰ Β£5 per class (first lesson free). Info & enquiries here.
4+ years

07956 610 292
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πŸ“† Sundays, 9 – 12pm
πŸ“Œ Blaydon Youth & Community Centre, Shibdon Road, NE21 5LT

Fun, structured play sessions taking children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.

πŸ‘‰ Β£7.50 per 30/45 min session. Book here.
*Plus Β£29.99 welcome pack with kit.
Age 2 – 3.5 years | 3.5 – 5 years | 5 – 7 years

0345 313 3257
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πŸ“† Sundays, 9am
Saltwell Park, Gateshead, NE9 5AX

Junior parkrun is a free, timed 2k event for children. Children can walk, skip, hop, jog or run.

πŸ‘‰ Free. Register your child here and present their barcode at the run (either on screen or printed out).
Ages 4-14
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πŸ“† Saturdays, 11-11.45amΒ 
πŸ“Œ 3d Health & Fitness, Cardinal Hume School, Gateshead

ITF KIDS martial arts classes (*International Taekwon-Do Federation). Learn new skills, improve fitness, gain confidence and make new friends.

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here.
Ages 4-8

07821 169234


πŸ“† Thursdays, 4:30pm – 5:15pm
πŸ“Œ Heworth Leisure Centre, High Lanes, Heworth, NE10 0PD
πŸ“† Saturdays, 2 – 3pm
πŸ“Œ Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Road, NE8 4JA

A fun and safe fitness training programme loosely based on martial arts, with a mixture of simple training exercises and games to assist in physical development whilst building confidence and self-esteem.

πŸ‘‰ More info & enquiries here. Free trial lesson available.
3-5 years

07971 818 282