Archery, climbing, orienteering – Summerhill lays on half-term activities for Hartlepool families


Hartlepool’s Summerhill Country Park and Visitor Centre has lots of events lined up to keep the whole family busy during the half term holidays.

Climbing, archery, orienteering and craft sessions will all take place at the 100-acre park between Tuesday, May 26 and Friday, May 29.

They begin with indoor climbing for children aged six to nine between 10am and noon on Tuesday. The activity costs £5.25 for Active Card members, £5.75 for non-members and £4.50 for concessions.

From 1pm–3pm, there will be a high ropes session for team and confidence building at a charge of £14 for Active Card members, £15 for non-members and £13 concessions.

Visitors can try spring crafts between 1pm-3pm on Tuesday and costs £1 per person, per activity.

Wednesday offers a self-led Explorer family orienteering challenge from 10am–2pm costing £1 per person.

Later, children aged four to five can practice their balance on special bikes from 3.45pm-4.30pm and costs £4.50.

Thursday sees junior archery sessions for youngsters aged eight to 12, The first is from 10am to noon and another from 1pm–3pm. It is £5.25 for Active Card members, £5.75 for non-members and £4.50 for concessions.

On Friday, youngsters aged four to nine will make animal ears and go in the park in Sounds of Summerhill for £3.50.

All activities except the spring crafts and Xplorer event need to be booked on (01429) 284584.