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Summer Holidays 2024 - Low Cost and Local Listings

Summer Holidays 2024 - Low Cost and Local Listings

A whole host of community organisations and local businesses have planned a summer full of fun right on our doorstep! This day by day listing includes links to activities which need booked. Fill your summer with free or low cost, local activity.

* To book Hexham Youthy activity text Amber on 07854235966

Week One

Monday 22 – Friday 26 July Hexham Holiday Club 10am – 12.30pm (All ages) FREE Booking Essential Click here to find out more and register

Monday 22 July - Thursday 27 July Hexham Holiday Club ’Night Shift’ 7pm – 8.30pm (Secondary) Different activities every evening for 13-18 years olds. FREE No need to book. Find out more by clicking here

Monday 22 July - Jurassic Park Games & Craft Room at Hexham Community Centre,  10am – 2pm (Primary and SEND) LEGO, Ping Pong, games and dinosaur crafts. FREE. No need to book. Click here for more information and weekly themes. We are also offering a Quiet Start from 9am - 10am each week for families who require a quieter space. Numbers are very limited to the quiet session and so booking is essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite

Monday 22 July - LEGO @ the Library Hexham Library, 10.30am – 11.30am (Primary) FREE, Tinker with tech at a programmable LEGO® workshops, using LEGO Education SPIKE™ Essential kits and tablets to build and experiment with. Suitable for children aged 6 + who must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please note this event is not suitable for younger children. Booking Essential via Eventbrite

Wednesday 24 July - Holi-Toddles Playroom at Hexham Community Centre 10am – 2pm (Preschool) Soft play and toddler toys in a big kid free zone! FREE No need to book Click here for more information

Wednesday 24 July - Storytelling ‘Train Stories’ Cogito Books 11am (Preschool and Primary) FREE No need to book

Thursday 25 July - Karbon Holiday Squad ‘Fun Little Foodies’ at Hexham Community Centre 10am – 1pm (Primary) FREE Booking Essential - Booking links coming soon

Thursday 25 July - Jubilee Garden Games & Crafts at Hexham Community Centre. 10am – 2pm (Primary and SEND) Garden games and creative upcycling crafts in our stunning Jubilee Garden. FREE No need to book. Click here for more information and weekly themes. We are also offering a Quiet Start from 9am - 10am each week for families who require a quieter space. Numbers are very limited to the quiet session and so booking is essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite

Friday 26 July - Tanga in the Woods 10am – 2pm. (SEND) FREE FULLY FUNDED SESSIONS IN THE WOODS! (For young people with additional needs, their friends and families) Booking Essential via Bookwhen FULLY BOOKED

Sunday 28 July - Bandstand sessions, Hexham Bluegrass Festival, 12 - 2pm FREE Get there early to grab a deckchair or park bench or bring a picnic blanket along.

Week Two

Monday 29 July - Pokemon Games and Craft Room at Hexham Community Centre 10am – 2pm (Primary and SEND) LEGO, Ping Pong, games and Pokemon crafts, we'll also have a swap shop 10am - 12pm. FREE. No need to book. Click here for more information and weekly themes. We are also offering a Quiet Start from 9am - 10am each week for families who require a quieter space. Numbers are very limited to the quiet session and so booking is essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite

Tuesday 30 July - 'Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Tuesday 30 July - Hexham Youthy Parks Day (Age 8+ or bring an adult) Sports, games, arts and crafts. Picnic lunch provided. FREE No need to book Priestlands 11am – 12.30pm and Rocket Park 1pm – 3pm

Wednesday 31 July- Holi-Toddles Playroom at Hexham Community Centre 10am – 2pm (Preschool) Soft play and toddler toys in a big kid free zone! FREE No need to book Click here for more information

Wednesday 31 July - 'Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Wednesday 31 July - Hexham Youthy Cinema and Bowling (Age 8+ or bring an adult) 11.30am at Forum Cinema, pick up 3.30pm Wentworth. FREE Booking Essential*. Greggs Packed Lunch Available

Wednesday 31 July - Storytelling ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ at Cogito Books 11am (Preschool and Primary) FREE No need to book

Thursday 1 August - Karbon Holiday Squad ‘Circurama’ at Hexham Community Centre 10am – 1pm (Primary) FREE Booking Essential - Booking links coming soon

Thursday 1 August - Jubilee Garden Games and Crafts at Hexham Community Centre 10am – 2pm (Primary and SEND) Garden games and creative upcycling crafts in our stunning Jubilee Garden. FREE No need to book. Click here for more information and weekly themes. We are also offering a Quiet Start from 9am - 10am each week for families who require a quieter space. Numbers are very limited to the quiet session and so booking is essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite

Thursday 1 August - 'Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Thursday 1 August - Wild Woods with Hexham Youthy, 11am - 3pm (8+) Come and explore the woods, splodge in the swamp, swing in the hammock and sit round the campfire. Pizza for lunch. FREE Booking Essential*

Friday 2 August - Hexham Youthy trip to Holmside Park, 11am - 5pm (Age 8+ or bring an adult) Indoor and outdoor activity centre with minigolf, archery, go karting, inflatables, roller skating, softplay and more. Packed lunch provided for kids. FREE for over 5s. Adults and under 5s £10. Booking Essential*

Friday 2 August Pinocchio’s Puppeteers at Hexham Library 10.30am – 12pm (Primary) Join in with some Marvellous Making at our hands-on puppetry session as part of this years Summer Reading Challenge at Hexham library - no strings attached! Bring your imaginary friend to life before giving them their moment in the spotlight on our special Marvellous Makers Main Stage. This pay-as-you-feel session is most suitable for families with children of primary school age. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Booking Essential via Eventbrite

Friday 2 August - Tanga in the Woods 10am – 2pm (SEND) FREE FULLY FUNDED SESSIONS IN THE WOODS! (For young people with additional needs, their friends and families) Booking Essential via Bookwhen FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 3 August - Kids Clubs Taster Day at Hexham Community Centre 10am – 3pm (Preschool and Primary) A fun filled day with loads of taster sessions to have a try and find your new favourite club, including gymnastics, taekwondo, basketball, music, baby sensory, yoga, dance and more. FREE No need to book - for more information and session times visit the website

Week Three

Monday 5 August - Trolls Games & Craft Room at Hexham Community Centre, 10am – 2pm (Primary and SEND) LEGO, Ping Pong, games and rainbow and Trolls themed crafts. FREE. No need to book. Click here for more information and weekly themes. We are also offering a Quiet Start from 9am - 10am each week for families who require a quieter space. Numbers are very limited to the quiet session and so booking is essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite

Tuesday 6 August - Hexham Community Garden (Primary) 10am - 2pm

Tuesday 6 August - Sele Day with Hexham Youthy, 11am - 3pm (8+ or bring an adult) Skateboard tuition, graffiti art, art & crafts, sports, and games. Hot meal provided (Batik Noodles) FREE No need to book

Wednesday 7 August - Summer Sport Day with Hexham Youthy at QEHS, 11am - 3pm (8+ only) Boxing, basketball and football. Arts, crafts and lunch in the garden. Packed lunch provided. FREE Booking Essential*

Wednesday 7 August - Holi-Toddles Playroom at Hexham Community Centre 10am – 2pm (Preschool) Soft play and toddler toys in a big kid free zone! FREE No need to book Click here for more information

Wednesday 7 August - Storytelling ‘Explore!’ at Cogito Books 11am (Preschool and Primary) FREE No need to book

Thursday 8 August - Jubilee Garden Games & Crafts at Hexham Community Centre. 10am – 2pm (Primary and SEND) Garden games and creative upcycling crafts in our stunning Jubilee Garden. FREE No need to book. Click here for more information and weekly themes. We are also offering a Quiet Start from 9am - 10am each week for families who require a quieter space. Numbers are very limited to the quiet session and so booking is essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite

Thursday 8 August - DiSH (Dinners in School Holidays) at Trinity Methodist Church, 11am - 2pm Free lunch for families in Hexham, with activities and space to play. Text 07951113413 to book.

Thursday 8 August - Fun Little Foodies at Hexham Library, 2pm – 3pm (Preschool and Primary) At Fun Little Foodies, our main goal is to get kids involved and interested in food and cooking. We focus on having fun, getting stuck in, tasting new food and flavours and exploring where our food comes from. Suitable for kids aged 3 - 12 years old. Tickets £5, Booking Essential via Eventbrite

Thursday 8 August - Art Attack at Hexham Youthy, 11am - 3pm (8+ only) A creative day with art, scuplture, spray painting and more. Hot meal provided. FREE, Booking Essential*

Friday 9 August - Beach Day with Hexham Youthy, 11am - 5pm (Age 8+ or bring an adult) Who can build the biggest sand castle? Don't forget towels and spare clothes. Picnic lunch provided. FREE, Booking Essential*

Friday 9 August - Tanga in the Woods 10am – 2pm (SEND) FREE FULLY FUNDED SESSIONS IN THE WOODS! (For young people with additional needs, their friends and families) Booking Essential via Bookwhen FULLY BOOKED

Week Four

Monday 12 August - Minions Games & Craft Room at Hexham Community Centre, 10am – 2pm (Primary and SEND) LEGO, Ping Pong, games and minion crafts. FREE. No need to book. Click here for more information and weekly themes. We are also offering a Quiet Start from 9am - 10am each week for families who require a quieter space. Numbers are very limited to the quiet session and so booking is essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite

Tuesday 13 August - Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Tuesday 13 August - Hexham Youthy Parks Day (Age 8+ or bring an adult) Sports, games, arts and crafts. Picnic lunch provided. FREE No need to book Priestlands 11am – 12.30pm and Hexham Community Garden 1pm – 3pm

Wednesday 14 August - Cinema and Crafts with Hexham Youthy (8+ or bring an adult) meet at Forum cinema 10.45am, pick up from Youthy at 2.45pm. Hot meal provided. FREE, Booking Essential*

Wednesday 14 August - Holi-Toddles Playroom at Hexham Community Centre 10am – 2pm (Preschool) Soft play and toddler toys in a big kid free zone! FREE No need to book Click here for more information

Wednesday 14 August - Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Wednesday 14 August - Storytelling ‘Frank & Bert’ at Cogito Books 11am (Preschool and Primary) FREE No need to book

Thursday 15 August - Jubilee Garden Games & Crafts at Hexham Community Centre. 10am – 2pm (Primary and SEND) Garden games and creative upcycling crafts in our stunning Jubilee Garden. FREE No need to book. Click here for more information and weekly themes. We are also offering a Quiet Start from 9am - 10am each week for families who require a quieter space. Numbers are very limited to the quiet session and so booking is essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite

Thursday 15 August - Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Thursday 15 August - DiSH (Dinners in School Holidays) at Trinity Methodist Church, 11am - 2pm Free lunch for families in Hexham, with activities and space to play. Text 07951113413 to book.

Thursday 15 August - Surf School with Hexham Youthy (Secondary 12+) 2pm - 6pm. At Tynemouth Surf School. Wet Suit provided, wear swim wear and bring a towel. Chips on the beach after the lesson. FREE, Booking Essential*

Friday 16 August - Kielder Big Day Out with Hexham Youthy (8+ only) 11am - 5pm. Swimming, bird of prey centre and bring your bike and helmet if you'd like to take part in a bike ride. Packed lunch provided. FREE, Booking Essential*

Friday 16 August - Tanga in the Woods 10am – 2pm (SEND) FREE FULLY FUNDED SESSIONS IN THE WOODS! (For young people with additional needs, their friends and families) Booking Essential via Bookwhen FULLY BOOKED

Friday 16 August - Animal Origami at Hexham Library 2pm – 3pm (Primary) FREE  Booking Essential via Eventbrite FULLY BOOKED

Week Five

Monday 19 August - LEGO Movie, Dreamz and Ninjago Games & Craft Room at Hexham Community Centre, 10am – 2pm (Primary and SEND) LEGO, Ping Pong, games and LEGO themed crafts. FREE. No need to book. Click here for more information and weekly themes. We are also offering a Quiet Start from 9am - 10am each week for families who require a quieter space. Numbers are very limited to the quiet session and so booking is essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite

Tuesday 20 August - Hexham Community Garden (Primary) 10am - 2pm

Tuesday 20 August - Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Tuesday 20 August - Sele Spectacular with Hexham Youthy (8+ or bring an adult) 11am 3pm Skateboard tuition, graffiti art, art & crafts, sports, and games. Hot meal provided (Fire and Dough) FREE No need to book

Wednesday 21 August - Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Wednesday 21 August - Holi-Toddles Playroom at Hexham Community Centre 10am – 2pm (Preschool) Soft play and toddler toys in a big kid free zone! FREE No need to book Click here for more information

Wednesday 21 August Storytelling ‘All about Trees’ at Cogito Books 11am (Preschool and Primary) FREE No need to book

Wednesday 21 August - Girls Day at Hexham Youthy, 2pm - 6pm (Secondary 12+) Self defence workshop, confidence with Shelley, arts & craft session. FREE Booking Essential*

Thursday 22 August - Jubilee Garden Games & Crafts at Hexham Community Centre. 10am – 2pm (Primary and SEND) Garden games and creative upcycling crafts in our stunning Jubilee Garden. FREE No need to book. Click here for more information and weekly themes. We are also offering a Quiet Start from 9am - 10am each week for families who require a quieter space. Numbers are very limited to the quiet session and so booking is essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite

Thursday 22 August - Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Thursday 22 August - DiSH (Dinners in School Holidays) at Trinity Methodist Church, 11am - 2pm Free lunch for families in Hexham, with activities and space to play. Text 07951113413 to book.

Thursday 22 August - Wild Woods with Hexham Youthy, 11am - 3pm (8+) Come and explore the woods, splodge in the swamp, swing in the hammock and sit round the campfire. Pizza for lunch. FREE Booking Essential*

Thursday 22 August - Mrs B’Arts Marvellous Modelling at Hexham Library 2pm – 3pm (Primary) Join local animal artist Mrs BArts & learn how to sculpt your own woodland animal working with tin foil & polymer clay as part of this summer's Marvellous Makers reading challenge. All materials are provided & take home what you've created. Suitable for ages 6-12 years. Tickets £5 Booking Essential via Eventbrite

Friday 23 August - Blackpool Waterpark trip with Hexham Youthy, 9am - 7pm (Secondary 12+ only) Visit the largest waterpark in UK with 18 slides. Hot meal provided at park. FREE, Booking Essential*

Friday 23 August Tanga in the Woods 10am – 2pm (SEND) FREE FULLY FUNDED SESSIONS IN THE WOODS! (For young people with additional needs, their friends and families) Booking Essential via Bookwhen FULLY BOOKED

Week Six

Tuesday 27 August - Hexham Community Garden (Primary) 10am - 2pm

Tuesday 27 August - Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Tuesday 27 August - Eden Funday ‘Mega Bus & Sports’ at Hexham First School, 11am – 3pm (All ages)

FREE Booking Essential

Wednesday 28 August - Holi-Toddles Playroom at Hexham Community Centre 10am – 2pm (Preschool) Soft play and toddler toys in a big kid free zone! FREE No need to book Click here for more information

Wednesday 28 August - Karbon Holiday Squad ‘Big Science’ at Torch Centre, 10am – 1pm (Primary) FREE Booking Essential - Booking links coming soon

Wednesday 28 August - Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Wednesday 28 August - Storytelling ‘Ralfy Rabbit’ at Cogito Books 11am (Preschool and Primary) FREE No need to book

Wednesday 28 August - Eden Funday ‘Sensory Play & Crafts’ at Hexham First School 11am – 3pm (All ages) FREE Booking Essential

Thursday 29 August - Jubilee Garden Games & Crafts at Hexham Community Centre. 10am – 2pm (Primary and SEND) Garden games and creative upcycling crafts in our stunning Jubilee Garden. FREE No need to book. Click here for more information and weekly themes. We are also offering a Quiet Start from 9am - 10am each week for families who require a quieter space. Numbers are very limited to the quiet session and so booking is essential. Click here to book via Eventbrite

Thursday 29 August - Summer Days at No.28, 10am - 3pm (All ages) Come along to No.28 for crafts and games (outside if the sun is shining!) Refreshments for everyone. FREE no need to book

Thursday 29 August - DiSH (Dinners in School Holidays) at Trinity Methodist Church, 11am - 2pm Free lunch for families in Hexham, with activities and space to play. Text 07951113413 to book.

Thursday 29 August Eden Funday ‘Bouncy Castle & Storytelling’ at Hexham First School 11am–3pm (All ages) FREE Booking Essential

Friday 30 August Tanga in the Woods 10am – 2pm (SEND) FREE FULLY FUNDED SESSIONS IN THE WOODS! (For young people with additional needs, their friends and families) Booking Essential via Bookwhen FULLY BOOKED

Friday 30 August Stories on the Sele with Hexham Library 2pm – 3pm (Preschool and Primary) A Hexham library storytime - with added sunshine (we hope!) Meet in the children's section of Hexham library and wander over to the park together to enjoy all our usual storytime fun and activities outdoors. Children must be accompanied by, and remain the responsibility of, an adult at all times. FREE Booking Essential via Eventbrite

Saturday 24 August - Family Garden Party at Hexham Community Garden (All Ages) Times TBC

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