Summer Holidays

Summer Clubs (with childcare)


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Acting Up Show Week Workshop (Cardinal Hume School)

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July: 9am – 3pm

Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Old Durham Rd, Gateshead, NE9 6RZ
Tel: 07876 595 204

Theatre workshop with singing, dancing and drama working towards a production of the Lion King. No previous experience required. Pupils should attend in suitable clothing they can move in with a packed lunch. Age 4-16 years.

5 days: £100
3 days: £65
1 day: £25

Active Kidz Holiday Play Scheme (Cardinal Hume School)

9am – 3.30pm, Monday 22nd July – Friday 26th July
9am – 3.30pm, Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August

Cardinal Hume School, Old Durham Road, Beacon Lough, NE9 6RZ
Tel: 0191 433 7117

A variety of activities for ages 5-14 with a team of experienced play workers, including: sports, arts and crafts, dance, cookery, drama, messy art, swimming (8+) and parachute games.

£15.30 per child per day
£76.50 per child per week (£61.20 per four day week)
Subject to availability, places are limited.

Active Kidz Holiday Play Scheme (Heworth Grange School)

9am – 3.30pm, Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August
9am – 3.30pm, Tuesday 27th August – Friday 30th August

Heworth Grange School, High Lanes, Gateshead NE10 0PT
Tel: 0191 433 7117

A variety of activities for ages 5-14 with a team of experienced play workers, including: sports, arts and crafts, dance, cookery, drama, messy art, swimming (8+) and parachute games.

£15.30 per child per day
£76.50 per child per week (£61.20 per four day week)
Subject to availability, places are limited.

Active Kidz Holiday Play Scheme (Kingsmeadow School)

9am – 3.30pm, Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August

Kingsmeadow School, Market Lane, Gateshead, NE11 9NX
Tel: 0191 433 7117

A variety of activities for ages 5-14 with a team of experienced play workers, including: sports, arts and crafts, dance, cookery, drama, messy art, swimming (8+) and parachute games.

£15.30 per child per day
£76.50 per child per week (£61.20 per four day week)
Subject to availability, places are limited.

Active Kidz Holiday Play Scheme (Lord Lawson Academy)

9am – 3.30pm, Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August

Lord Lawson Of Beamish Academy, Birtley Lane, Birtley DH3 2LP
Tel: 0191 433 7117

A variety of activities for ages 5-14 with a team of experienced play workers, including: sports, arts and crafts, dance, cookery, drama, messy art, swimming (8+) and parachute games.

£15.30 per child per day
£76.50 per child per week (£61.20 per four day week)
Subject to availability, places are limited.

Art Academy (Shipley Art Gallery)

Tues 6th August – Thurs 8th August, 10am-3pm
Tues 20th August – Thurs 22nd August, 10am-3pm

Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4JB
Tel: 0191 477 1495

3 day art course for 7-12 year olds, including painting with acrylics and watercolours, drawing and illustrating, sculpting with clay and experimenting with printmaking. Packed lunch required.

£75 per child for 3 days.

Creation Station Art Club (Felling)

Tuesdays 10am – 2pm
6th – 27th August

Happy Feet Studios, 53 High St, Gateshead NE10 9LU
Tel: 07939 587538

Craft activities with a different theme each week, including Magic School, Pirates, Elephants and the Circus. Staff are DBS checked and first aid trained. Snacks and juice provided, parents provide packed. For children aged 5-11.

£20 per child, sibling discount available.

Cricket Camp (Gateshead Fell Cricket Club)

Tuesday – Thursday, 9am – 3pm
23rd-25th July, 6th-8th August, 20th-22nd August

Eastwood Gardens, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5UB
Tel: 0791 771 1977

Participants need to bring a packed lunch, drinks, sun cream and suitable clothing and footwear.

£10 per day. Ages 5 – 13 years.

Dance Week (JLJ Studios Ryton)

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August, 10am – 2:30pm

Above DBM Garage, Main Road, Ryton, Gateshead, NE40 3RS

Kids & teens dance week, with varied styles of dance, tasks, workshops and fun delivered by JLJ tutors and professional guests. Packed lunch required & comfy clothes and trainers. Advance booking recommended online on Bookwhen.com.

£20 per day
£80 for all 5 days
15% discount for siblings

Freelancers Networking Days (Shipley Art Gallery)

Fri 26th July & Wed 21st August
11am – 4pm (drop-in session)

Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead NE8 4JB
Tel: 0191 477 1495

A child friendly co-working day with free WIFI and activities to keep kids entertained so that you can get some work done. Creative play mats/play area for under 3s, toys and activities for 3-6 years, arty activities for 7+ years. Refreshments provided at 12.30pm.

Free (donations welcome), booking required.

Parental supervision required.

Get Creative Summer School (BALTIC)

Mon 5th – Wed 7th August
Mon/Tues: 10.30am – 3.30pm
Wed: 10.30am – 1pm

Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA
Tel: 0191 478 1810

Across three days you’ll make amazing art, investigate exhibitions and learn about creative people in relaxed and fun sessions led by a BALTIC artist. If you’re aged 11-13 you will also have the option of working towards a Bronze Arts Award.

£27.54. Booking required. Ages 9-13.

Happy Feet Dance Camp (Felling)

Tues 23rd & Wed 24th July
Thurs 1st & Fri 2nd Aug
9am – 3pm

Happy Feet Studios, 53 High St, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 9LU
Tel: 07939 587538

£10 per day, spaces limited, booking required.

Holiday Care (St Chad’s Community Project)

Daily throughout summer holidays.
Full day: 8am – 6pm
Half day: 8am – 1pm / 1pm – 6pm

21 Liddell Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 1YN
Tel: 0191 490 1032

Themed weeks and trips, including: messy art, gardening, sports, water, science and cultural cooking. Also sessions exploring self esteem and activities with a local artist. Packed lunch is required for full day and morning sessions.

Half day: £11.25
Full day: £22.50

Holiday Club (Lamesley Childcare)

Weekdays Mon 22nd July – Fri 30th August (exc bank holiday)
8am – 6pm

St Andrew’s Church, Lamesley Crossroads, Gateshead NE11 0EU
Tel: 0191 482 2084 / 07862 220 182 / 07860 411 783

A range of activities with themed weeks: get active, ultimate challenge, get creative, dinosaurs & unicorns, sea & sand and the great outdoors. Plus special events and outings to the cinema, parks, bowling and beach. Breakfast and snacks provided, parents provide packed lunch.

£22 per day
Buy 10 sessions get 1 free.

Juno Summer Club (Oakfield Junior School)

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July: 9.30am – 3.30pm 

Oakfield Junior School, Chowdene Bank, Gateshead, NE9 6JH
Tel: 07966 217140

A range of indoor and outdoor activities organised by Juno events, including arts & crafts, games and sports. Snacks are provided throughout the day (packed lunch to be brought). Early drop off/late pick up available.

5 days: £75
1-4 days: £12.50 – £20 per day
(discount for additional days)

Lee Brannigan Summer School (Cromer Avenue Church)

Mon 5th – Fri 9th August, 9am – 4pm

Cromer Avenue Church, Cromer Avenue, Low Fell, NE9 6UL
Tel: 07583 838 482

Theatre summer school working towards a production of the Alice in Wonderland, showtime 7pm on Friday. Ages 6 – 18 years.

5 days: £100

Razzamataz Summer School (Heworth Grange School)

Mon 12th – Fri 16th August 
Full day: 10am – 4pm
Half day: 10am – 1pm (Friday 1pm finish)

Heworth Grange School, High Lanes, Gateshead, NE10 0PT
Tel: 07772 577 855

Theatre school with dance, drama and singing, working towards a short production of The Lion King on Friday afternoon. Plus learning about theatre skills, prop making and costumes. Morning sessions for ages 4-8 and all day for ages 8-18.

Half day: £70 for the week
Full day: £130 for the week

St George’s Kids Mega Makers Holiday Club

Tuesday 27th – Friday 31st of August, 10am – 2.30pm
(Thursday 3.30pm finish)

St George’s Church, 1-9 Inskip Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 4AJ
Tel: 0191 340 4844

A range of activities including: drama, games, challenges, arts & crafts, sports and songs. On Thursday there will be a trip to the beach. Anyone going into Y1 – Y6 in September is invited. There is a voluntary contribution of £20 per child (also offering free places and the option to sponsor a place).

Stem Camp (Thought Foundation)

Wednesday 28th August, 10am – 3.30pm

Clarity House, Durham Road, Birtley DH3 2TB
Tel: 07739 024 891

Three great companies have joined together to host a Coding and Science event developing fantastic projects. Why not keep your child busy this holiday and come along. Lunch and snacks provided. ‬

£25 per child, booking required. Aimed at children 6- 12 years. 

 

 

 

Summer Holiday Club (The Valley Nursery & Kids Club)

Weekdays Mon 22 July – Fri 30th August (exc bank holiday)
Full day: 7.45am – 6pm
Half day: 7.45am – 1pm / 1pm – 6pm

New Road, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0JU
Tel: 0191 491 5050

A range of activities, including bowling, mini golf, trips to different parks, the beach, museum and cinema, pirate maze, Forest School den building and Summer Festival. For children from reception age to Year 6.

Full day: from £26.95
Half day: from £18.65