Young people are being encouraged to take part in a series of events to celebrate Easter in County Durham.
Events throughout Easter in County Durham are taking place thanks to Durham County Council’s Culture and Sport Team to encourage young people to take part in a wide variety of sporting activities, some of which they likely won’t have tried before.
Any young people are encouraged to turn up to one of the organised events and give things a try, some planned events include; street dance, touch rugby, street tennis, ping pong golf, inflatable cricket, and freestyle football games. The main target of these events is young people aged roughly eight to eleven with separate groups for eleven plus, organised events are taking place from 1pm to 4pm. East Durham Area Action Partnership is partly funding the events taking place in Peterlee.
A number of local sports clubs and volunteer groups are expected to attend some events to further promote the ideals of taking part in traditional sports and getting involved with local communities. Parents looking for something to keep their kids occupied will be glad to hear that fun activities are being held at leisure centres during the Easter school holidays, including:
- Soft play for toddlers and a football five-a-side drop-in session at Abbey Leisure Centre
- Swimming crash courses at Freeman’s Quay, Chester-le-Street, Newton Aycliffe, Teesdale and Woodhouse Close leisure centres
- Young Lifestyles sessions (ages 11 to 15) in the fitness suite at Abbey and Meadowfield leisure centres
- Judo (ages eight and older) and Hapkido (ages five and older) at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre
- Multi-sports, netball and arts and crafts at Spennymoor Leisure Centre
- Trampoline and climbing wall sessions at Teesdale Leisure Centre