Holiday Activities and Food (HAF): Information for parents and carers

Other things to do

Places where kids eat free (or for £1)

View the places where kids eat free (or for £1) during the school summer holidays.

Free public transport

Through the summer holidays, bus operators across the North East, metro, and the Shields Ferry will allow free travel for up to three children aged 11 and under, when travelling with an adult with a valid ticket or concessionary pass holder.

For more information, see kids go free on public transport.

Family walking and activity trails

Stretch your legs, get some fresh air, and enjoy some family time. Each walk has activities to do and sights to see along the way. Suitable for the whole family.

Visit South Tyneside: Walking trails

10 minute Shake Up games 

Public Health England has teamed up with Disney to help get kids active throughout the holidays.

NHS: 10 Minute Shake Up games

Local TV Northeast videos

Local TV Northeast brings you energetic, fun bitesize content aimed for a healthier body and mind. From toddlers to teenagers, enjoy activities from arts and crafts, cookery, and fitness, to music, mindfulness and languages and everything in-between.

The programmes include:

What's on around South Tyneside

For more events and activities to enjoy around South Tyneside, see the events calendar.

More inspiration

For further inspiration on how to spend your time in South Tyneside, and to discover the area's attractions, outdoor spaces, and places to eat and drink, go to the Visit South Tyneside website.

Recipe ideas

There are also some nutritious, tasty and simple recipe ideas at Food - A Fact Of Life: Recipes.

Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge have set up 'Full Time: Get Cooking with Marcus & Tom'. They want to help give children and families the skills and confidence to cook good, proper food in their own kitchens, using the equipment available to them. Visit Full Time: Get Cooking with Marcus and Tom.

Get the family involved and make tasty meals from scratch. Visit NHS: Change4Life.

For ideas on how to help your family cut back on sugar, visit NHS: Change4Life sugar swaps.

Free NHS Food Scanner app

Download the free NHS Food Scanner app and find healthier swaps for next time you shop.

Just scan the barcodes of your family's favourite foods, swipe to see the healthier options available and make a swap next time you shop. Scan, swipe, swap.

NHS: Food scanner app