Fun on cards for youngsters

Manor West Centre workers(left to right) Julie Marshall, Joanne Blackwood, Lynette Stokes and David Simpson pictured outside the Brierton Lane premises.
Manor West Centre workers(left to right) Julie Marshall, Joanne Blackwood, Lynette Stokes and David Simpson pictured outside the Brierton Lane premises.

COMMUNITY centre staff have organised a host of fun activities to keep youngsters entertained during the half-term holiday.

Youngsters will be able to go swimming, bowling, take a trip to the cinema and enjoy a day out at a children’s farm during a packed week which gets underway on Tuesday, May 31.

Staff at the Manor West Youth Project, which is based at Brierton Lane shops, have organised the activities for youngsters aged between eight and 18.

There are no planned activities for Monday, May 30, as it is a Bank Holiday.

On Tuesday, May 31, children will be able to enjoy a ‘mystery day’ and are asked to meet at the Manor West Centre at 9am.

No other details have been released, but parents have been told to make sure their children have a packed lunch, spare clothing and a towel.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, June 1, children will be able to enjoy a day at Tweddle Farm, in Blackhall Colliery, between 9am and 4pm, where a packed lunch is a must.

Thursday, June 2, will see the youngsters travel to Splash, in Stockton, and Preston Park, between 9am and 4pm.

Staff at Manor West have asked that children bring suitable clothing, a packed lunch, towel and swim suit.

The half-term comes to an end on Friday, June 3, with a visit to Vue Cinema to see the latest blockbuster release and bowling between 9am and 4pm.

All of the sessions cost £7.

Lynette Stokes, a youth worker at the Manor West Youth Project, said: “We have a fair few children signed up so far, but we would always encourage more to put their names down.

“We have managed to organise another fun-packed week to keep children busy during the half-term holiday.

“This time we also have a mystery day which will be a something bit different. There will be plenty of thrills and spills.”

Bookings are now being taken at the centre, which is open Monday to Thursday between 9am and 1pm and between 9am and noon on a Friday.

No bookings will be taken over the phone and parents are asked to provide warm clothing and a coat for all outdoor and sport activities.

For more information call the centre on (01429) 273123.