Newcastle’s Best Spring Ever programme will support over 16,000 youngsters across Newcastle this Easter by providing them with free food and a programme of ‘fun activities’.
Newcastle City Council is partnering with voluntary organisations like NE Youth to host a series of events and projects in 80 community venues.
Sessions will run across the full two-week Easter break.
Children eligible for benefit-related free school meals and those in need can enjoy a range of activities.
In the Kenton district of Newcastle, Kenton Park Sports Centre, NE Youth and Active Futures will play a key role in delivering a localised programme of activities aimed at over 900 children.
Active Future Newcastle is hosting Best Spring Ever .
For ages 6- 12.
Held at Wyndham Primary School, Montagu
The activities will consist of multi-sports, free play, yoga, wellbeing, science project, arts and crafts and healthy eating.
NE Youth: Kenton –
There is free open access activities such as: sports, games, arts and crafts and trips.
For ages 11- to 17.
Kenton Park Sport Centre are offering a programme over Easter.
The programme consists of cookery, go-karting, bouncy castles, and Tik-Tok dance sessions.
They include a free lunch.
For ages 4 to 16.
Aimed at children from across the Kenton, Fawdon and Coxlodge neighbourhoods.
Food vouchers are to be distributed by local schools.
Over 16,750 children will benefit from the vouchers.
Vouchers are part of the council’s anti-poverty strategy.
The anti-poverty strategy maps out the Council’s vision for Newcastle to be a fair and inclusive city where every resident can lead a full and happy life free from poverty and inequality.
There are also advance details of summer activities (Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever) on Newcastle City Councils website