Hartlepool Holiday Fun

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Welcome to Hartlepool Holiday Fun!

There’s an exciting programme of free activities in store for children and young people in Hartlepool during the Easter holidays.

It’s part of Hartlepool Holiday Fun – a new project which will be providing activities for children and young people in Hartlepool over this year’s Easter, summer and Christmas school holidays.

It’s organised by Hartlepool Borough Council with support from schools and local organisations and is funded by the Department for Education.

Due to the current COVID restrictions, most of the Easter events will be online, as well as on local television channel Teesside TV.

Comic book illustration, Hip Hop, archaeology, cookery demonstrations, pop and choc art, languages, Mumba, Zumba and Yoga, making music with household equipment, mindfulness, exploring art outdoors, healthy life activities for young adults, boosting your wellbeing, stories and rhymes for the under-fives, arts and crafts, discovering more about local museum items, Funky Feet for Early Years and a Disney Trail are just some of what's on offer.

If you share any photos or video on social media of you enjoying any of our activities, please mention #HartlepoolHolidayFun in your post!

Also, at the end of the Easter holidays please take part in our short survey to tell us which activities you've taken part in, whether you enjoyed them and what else you might have liked to have tried - we'll be organising more activities over the summer and Christmas holidays, so your comments will help us to create an even more exciting programme. The surveys are here: Primary age children and here: Secondary age children and will be open until Friday 23rd April.   

Find out more about what to look forward to in the Easter activity programme ...

Tune in to YouTube

Visit our YouTube channel here for lots of fun videos and workshops – there’s something for everyone, from how to create a mask out of recyclable materials or make a bird feeder or sock puppet to discovering the history behind objects in our local museums.

Boy watching YouTube

Easter virtual activities from Hartlepool's Community Hubs

Stories and Rhymes - fun interactive sessions for the under-fives:

Monday 29th March - 10.30am-11.30am.

Tuesday 30th March - 2.30pm-3pm.

Tuesday 6th April - 10.30am-11am.

Creative Easter Crafting - for children of all ages:

Wednesday 31st March - 10am-11am.

Wednesday 7th April - 10am-11am.

All activities must be pre-booked by emailing hubevents@hartlepool.gov.uk


Healthy Life Activities for Young Adults

There's never been a better time to start on the road to a healthier life!

Check out the One Stop Shop's activity booklet here - it's packed with tips and activities, from tasty recipes to workout programmes and fitness challenges plus lots of great advice for keeping your mind healthy too.

Young adult

Fun sessions with Hartlepool Youth Service

Join musicians on Zoom to learn how to make music using household equipment:

Friday 9th April - 1pm-2pm - For primary age children.

Friday 9th April - 2.30pm-3.30pm - For secondary age children.

Places are limited and must be booked - call 01429 523900 or email hartlepoolyouthoffer@hartlepool.gov.uk


Join the Youth Workers on Zoom for arts and crafts - for young people in secondary school only:

Tuesday 6th April - 1pm-3pm - Pop Art and Choc Art.

Wednesday 7th April - 1pm-3pm - Make Your Own Grass Head and Make Your Own Sun, Moon and Stars Decoration.

Thursday 8th April - 1pm-3pm - Cherry Blossom Painting and Zentangles.

Places are limited and must be booked - call 01429 523900 or email hartlepoolyouthoffer@hartlepool.gov.uk

Packs and materials will be delivered to young people so they can take part.


Also - download these fantastic activity packs:

For primary school age children:

Easter Activity Pack

For secondary school age children and young people:

Pack 1 - Mental Health

Pack 2 - Environment

Pack 3 - Around The World

Pack 4 - Aspirations

Arts and crafts

Have fun with the Get Hartlepool Active team

Hip Hop for 9-11 year olds, Low Level Circuits plus Mumba, Zumba and Yoga are just some of the live Zoom sessions to look forward to in a fun-packed programme for all the family, plus there's Family HIIT and Cricket Skills on Facebook, a safely-distanced Xplorer Easter Trail at Summerhill and Disney Trail in Ward Jackson Park, Funky Feet Easter virtual sessions for Early Years children and a School Games Challenge too!

To find out more click here.

Also, download the Get Hartlepool Active Activity Pack here - it's full of lots more great activities which you can enjoy safely as a family indoors and outdoors.

Family fun

Be inspired with BloomInArt

Take a look at the activities which BloomInArt have created here as part of the Silver Lining Project. Head outdoors and be inspired create art, from flowers to feathers to shadows. Be sure to check out their short videos on our Youtube page too, and don’t forget to share your art with us by using #HartlepoolHolidayFun !

Finding inspiration outdoors.

Switch on to Teesside TV

Tune in to local television channel Teesside TV (Freeview channel 7) each day between Tuesday 6th and Friday 9th April for some great programmes for children and young people.

The daily line-up is:

  • 7am-8am – The Get Up And Go Show, for ages 4-8.
  • 1pm-1.30pm – The L.C. lunchtime club for ages 9-12.
  • 7pm-8pm - Holiday Hub for ages 13-16.

For the full programme listing, click here.

Here's a taster of what's to come:

If you post on social media any photos of you enjoying our activities, please mention #HartlepoolHolidayFun in your post.  

Happy Easter from the Hartlepool Holiday Fun Team!