Get down to park for summer play

The new sensory garden at Seaton Carew Park.
The new sensory garden at Seaton Carew Park.

YOUNGSTERS have got no excuse for being bored during the school summer holidays.

An environmental charity has chosen Seaton Carew as one of its venues for a packed play programme.

Groundwork North East and Cumbria runs Active Play every week in Seaton Park.

The programme, being run at a host of venues across the region, includes bug hunting, giant games, sports, cooking, role play, arts and crafts.

It has been running on a Tuesday in Seaton Park since July 22.

But if your children have not been involved yet, there is still time as the programme runs in the park until August 26.

A Groundwork spokesman said: “Play is fundamental to a healthy and happy childhood.

“Every child needs a safe environment in which to test and explore their skills, somewhere they can run, jump, climb and move without constraint.

“Good play experiences help children to grow, develop and understand their place in the world.”

Groundwork’s Active Play programme provides open access, inclusive play for children aged from five to 13.

The sessions in Seaton Park take place from 1pm-2.30pm and Groundwork provide all the equipment necessary.

And it is all free.

Play leaders have judged the scheme a big success so far,

They said on Facebook: “Thank you to everyone who has joined us at some point across the region.

“We hope to see you all again next week, don’t forget to bring your friends.”

Contact play co-ordinator Sarah Small on (01325) 353791 or 07876 682754.