Family fun in store at Summerhill Play Day

Published Thursday, 1st August 2019

Families in Hartlepool don’t want to miss out on a day of fun at Summerhill Country Park and Visitors Centre.

Organised as part of National Play Day on Wednesday 7 August, visitors to the event can look forward to a whole host of free taster sessions and activities suited to all ages and abilities.

On offer will be Xplorer activity sessions from 10am onwards, before a range of additional activities will follow on from 1pm until 4pm.

There’ll be fun for all the family including archery, climbing, slack lining, property marking with Cleveland Police and a Cleveland Fire Brigade engine on site for budding fire-fighters to explore. Those interested in photography can also attend a session with the Camera Club.

National Play Day

Indoor activities will include storytelling with staff from Community Hub Central, arts and crafts led by Artrium, fruit snacks from Tesco, bird-feeder making with RSPB, and activities with the Council’s Child Injury Prevention team, EDF Energy, Newcastle Building Society and Heugh Battery.

A range of delicious snacks and meals will also be available to purchase from Summerhill Country Café, situated within the Visitors Centre.

Claire McDonald, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Outreach Officer, said: “We are excited to once again welcome families from across the town to our National Play Day event here in Hartlepool.

“We understand how difficult and often expensive it can be to keep children entertained throughout the summer holidays, and so encourage families of all ages to come along, get involved in National Play Day and enjoy the wide range of free activities we have in store throughout the day.”

The Council’s Participation Team will be available on the day to speak to families about what they would like to be able to access through the Sports England-funded Family Time programme, which began last year. Families are encouraged to come along and share their views.

For more information, please contact Summerhill Country Park and Visitors Centre on 01429 284584.