Activities for all at Summerhill

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A POPULAR country park is to host a packed programme of events for all the family over the school holidays.

Summerhill is a 100-acre site run by Hartlepool Borough Council based off Catcote Road, in the town.

Staff there have organised a raft of fun activities for all the family over the six-week summer holidays.

There will be the venue for a range of activities, including minibeast hunts, archery, den building, boulder climbing, arts and crafts, indoor climbing, cup cake decorating and a session on the high ropes course.

Activities over the next 10-days include:

Tuesday, July 29 between 1pm and 3pm - Minibeasts and Water Monsters. Join the safari looking for the wild creatures of Summerhill. For ages between four and 10.

Wednesday, July 30 between 11am and 3pm - Storybook trail - The Gruffalo. Games and activities on the trail to look for a Gruffalo. Bring a packed lunch. Ages three plus. Pushchair accessible, but rough ground in places.

Thursday, July 31 between 1pm and 3pm - Bouldering for Beginners. If people have tried the indoor climbing wall they can come along and improve their skills on the boulder park. It is aimed at ages 10 and over. For a full list of events for the six-weeks people are asked to visit

Unless otherwise stated, activities cost £4.60 for Active Card members, £3.45 for concessions or £5.75 for casual participants. Advance booking is essential - with the exception of “drop in” activities. To book call Summerhill Visitor Centre on (01429) 284584/284592.