Groovy events for children

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IT’S groovy baby! In fact, weekly sessions of fun are on the way in Hartlepool and they promise to be brilliant for boogie-loving tots.

Hartlepool Borough Council is launching a fabulously funky experience for all children aged up to five.

It promises non stop music, lights, glitter balls, bubbles, performers and plenty of disco dancing.

There’s food and refreshments and tickets are just £5 and it’s free for parents.

It all happens at the Town Hall Theatre in Raby Road and the first session starts on Saturday, April 21.

More Saturday sessions are on the way on May 19, June 23 and July 21, and each starts at 1pm.

Anyone wanting more details should contact the theatre box office on (01429) 890000.

But that’s not the only fun on the way for town children.

Adventurous youngsters can test their bushcraft skills on Wednesday, April 4.

The Hartlepool Borough Council Countryside team will be holding a Bushcraft Bonanza at Summerhill, from 11am to 2pm, for people to try their hand at shelter building, fire lighting (without a match) and cord making using natural materials.

The event is open to anyone aged eight or over and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Remember to bring wet weather clothing and footwear, as well as a packed lunch. Advanced booking is essential by contacting (01429) 284584

A day later, young visitors to the Summerhill centre in Hartlepool can find out more about bugs and beasties on Thursday, April 5.

An event called a Minibeast Safari will be held on the day between 10am and 12pm and between 1pm and 3pm.

Children aged five years and over will get a chance to explore Summerhill on a walk around the site.

For details of charges and to make a booking, contact (01429) 284584.

The entertainment continues on Easter Sunday when a funday will be held at Ward Jackson Park.

The Easter Sunday event runs from 1pm to 5pm and includes fairground rides, face painting, art exhibitions, craft workshops, and a bouncy castle.

Anyone wanting more information about outdoor events for Hartlepool should contact (01429) 853325.