COVID-19 UPDATE (July 2021): The info in the Weekly Activities sections will be updated once restrictions are lifted and things return to normal (as many groups won’t re-open until Sep21 or are running at reduced capacity).

In the meantime, you can find info on Classes, Playgroups, Days Out & more here. You can also like our Facebook Page here for updates🙂

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📆 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.

👉 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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Forest School (Stomping Grounds)

Saturdays: 12.30 – 2.30pm / 3.30 – 5.50pm

Brockwell Woods, Winlaton, Gateshead
Tel: 07950 118 816

Forest School club run by two of our experienced team to give your children a genuine forest school experience. No grown ups, sorry!

Booking required.

Jedi Academy (Go Maru Defence)

Saturdays 2 – 3pm

St Mary’s Church, Heworth, Gateshead, NE10 0UT

Learn the art of the Jedi knight / Light saber in Gateshead Jedi Academy.

6 – 11 years old.

Mini Monkeys (Springwell Village Community Venue)

Tuesdays 4 – 5.30pm
Term time only

Fell Rd, Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7RP
Tel: 0191 416 2630

The club is ran by SVCV workers with a programme of activities including arts & crafts, sports, team games, role play plus much more. Snack and drink included.

£3. Drop in.
For school children from Reception-Year 3.

Spanish (Lingotots)

Tuesdays 3.30 – 4.15pm
Term time only, from 14th Jan

Conkers Life, The Hagg, Lintzford Road, Hamsterley Mill, Rowlands Gill, NE39 1ND
Tel: 07836 323 022

Parent and child Spanish sessions in a cosy yurt in the forest setting of Conkers Life. Interactive sessions in 5 week blocks, with songs, stories and games.

£30 (£35 for 2 siblings). Booking essential.
Suitable for KS1 children.

Young Human Choir (Thought Foundation)

Alternate Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
from 26th Feb

Clarity House, Durham Road, Birtley DH3 2TB
Tel: 0191 691 0203

If you have a super young human that loves to sing, the Thought Foundations Choir could just be their jam! We will be exploring our voices through games, song and a splash of performance!

£4 per human, drop in.
Ages 8+

Youth Club 812 (Centenary Methodist Church)

Mondays 6.30 – 7.30pm
Term time only, from 9th Sep

Centenary Methodist Church, Main Street, Crawcrook, Ryton, NE40 4TY
Tel: 0191 413 2494

We play a variety of individual and team games, quizzes and other structured activities. We emphasise working playing well together, and friendship. We begin and end with a short prayer, and juice and biscuits are provided.

50p donation. Ages 8 – 12.

Youth Club (Chopwell Community Centre)

Mondays 6 – 8pm (11-13 years)
Thursdays 6 – 8pm (14-16 years)

Chopwell Community Centre, Derwent St, Chopwell, NE17 7HS
Tel: 01207 562 462

We run a purpose converted Youth Club in the basement of the Community Centre which has youth workers present.

Youth Club (Dunston CIO)

Mon & Fri: 5 – 6.30pm
Term time only, from 2nd Sep

Dunston Drop-In CIO Youth Club, Unit 2, Clockmill Road, Dunston, NE8 2QX
Tel: 0191 460 9590

Activities include: drama, journalism, art & crafts, cooking, sports, music, pool and more.

£1, drop-in. Age 10+.

Youth Club (EIghton Banks Village Hall)

Thursdays 5.30 – 7.30pm

EIghton Banks Village Hall, Black Lane, Gateshead, NE9 7UP
Tel: 0191 491 0183

A social group with activities include cookery, camping and discos. Supervision provided by qualified, CRB (DSB) accredited staff.

50p per child, drop-in. Aged 5-19 years.

Youth Club (Springwell Village Community Venue)

4 – 5.30pm: Juniors (ages 8 – 11)
6 – 8.30pm:
Seniors (ages 11+)

Fell Rd, Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7RP
Tel: 0191 416 2630

Youth club with qualified youth workers, including Wii, sports, arts & crafts, information & support, projects, tuck shop and more.

Youth Fellowship (Centenary Methodist Church)

Thursdays 7.30 pm

Centenary Methodist Church, Main Street, Crawcrook, Ryton,  NE40 4TY
Tel: 0191 413 2494

We run a varied program to help with planning and organising. We play team games, run quizzes, have trips out – whatever the group wants to organise. There is a time of reflection each week, and tea/coffee/juice and biscuits.

50p donation. Secondary school age+.

Youth Night (The Soundroom)

Thursdays 6 – 8pm

The Soundroom, Cuthbert Street, Teams, NE8 1PH
Tel: 0191 477 1116

For young people who are interested in learning new skills, becoming part of a band, practicing with their band, learning about sound tech and meeting new people.

£1. Ages 14-17.