Fun family event

Summerhill worker John Swallow ahead of the Coast and Country festival to be held at the popular country park.
Summerhill worker John Swallow ahead of the Coast and Country festival to be held at the popular country park.

ORGANISERS of a family festival due to be held at a countryside park later this month are calling for people to come along.

The Coast and Countryside Festival is being held at Summerhill, off Catcote Road, in Hartlepool, on Saturday, September 20.

It is the first of its kind and will be on between noon and 4pm.

Organisers say there is a host of fun activity for all the family at the event which has been organised by the Friends of Hartlepool’s Wild Green Spaces group.

There will be a host of activities on offer for families including:

l A dog show;

l Entertainers;

l Slack-lining (similar to tightrope walking);

l Chainsaw and wood carving demonstrations;

l and free craft activities.

As well as the festival activities there is also the site’s play areas and walks for people to enjoy.

It is a free event and people are welcome to come and walk around the extensive countrypark site. People can exchange money for tokens to take part in some of the activities.

John Swallow, outreach officer at the Summerhill site, said: “This is the first time that Summerhill has hosted a Coast and Countryside Festival and we are all really looking forward to the event.

“It has been organised by the Friends of Hartlepool’s Wild Green Spaces group and there are plenty of fun activities on offer for all the family.

“We have a dog show, entertainers, slack lining, chainshaw carving and lots of free craft activities.

“It is free entrance to the site and people can buy tokens to take part in the activities.”

The event has been organised by the Friends of Hartlepool’s Wild Green Spaces.

Organisers say activities will start at 12pm until 4pm.

There is also free parking at the Summerhill site, which is managed by Hartlepool Borough Council.

For more information people should telephone (01429) 284584.