THERE’S a feast of fun in store for children under five and their families at a host of summertime activities at Hartlepool’s Sure Start Children’s Centres from now until the end of August.
Teddy bears' picnics, children and parents' cooking sessions, story times and action rhymes to music are just some of events being organised by the centres, which are 'one-stop-shops' giving help and advice to young families.
All the activities are free but places at the sessions (except for the Well Baby Clinics, Baby Talk, Baby Time and Little Uns) must be booked in advance by contacting the relevant centre on the telephone numbers below.
The full line-up is:
Rift House Children's Centre, Masefield Road - Tel. 01429 284610
Baby Time - Thursdays 1pm-2.30pm - Baby Time - parents and their babies enjoy messy play together.
Rossmere Children's Centre, Rossmere Way - Tel. 01429 292444
Active Play - Mondays 10.30am-11.30am - movement for active toddlers.
Baby Talk - Tuesdays 10am-11.30am - advice and support from the health team while the babies play together. Suitable for babies who are not yet walking.
Bookworm Babies - Tuesdays 10am-11am - action rhymes to music.
Time For Play - Tuesdays 1pm-2.30pm - a chance to try some new play activities.
Teddy Bears' Breakfast - Wednesdays 10am-11am - Bring along your teddy bear to this parent and child cooking session.
Little Uns - Wednesdays 1pm-2.30pm - a chance to join in some messy play, meet new friends and try a tasty treat.
Let's Get Cooking Summer Fruits - Thursdays 10am-11am - a chance for families to have fun cooking together.
Sing and Sign - Fridays 10.45am-11.30am - action rhymes to music.
Plus watch out for the special Community Games on Saturday 18th August from 11am to 2pm on Rossmere Field - fun and games for all the family.
Stranton Children's Centre, Southburn Terrace - Tel. 01429 231329
Tiny Tots - Mondays 1pm-3pm - fun for all the family.
Bookworm Babies - Tuesdays 1pm-2pm - action rhymes to music.
Play Time - Wednesdays 10am-12 noon - join in with fun activities with other families.
Little Stars - Fridays 1.30pm-2.30pm - songs, stories and activities.
The Bungalow at Golden Flatts Primary School, Seaton Lane - Tel. 01429 274711 / 292444
Teddy Bears' Picnic - Tuesdays 2pm-3pm - bring along your teddy bear to this cooking session for children.
Plus don't forget the regular Well Baby Clinics which are: Rift House Children's Centre - Thursdays 1pm-3pm; Rossmere Children's Centre - Mondays 2pm-3.30pm and Fridays 2pm-4pm; Stranton Children's Centre - Tuesdays 1pm-2.30pm; The Bungalow at Golden Flatts - Tuesdays 10am-11am.
Avis Brough, Family Support Worker for the Children's Centres, said: "We've got lots of great activities to keep the under-fives amused over the summer, plus there will be all our regular support available for the youngsters and their mums and dads."