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Week 3 of our FREE Children's summer activities

Week 3 of our FREE Children's summer activities
27 July 2021

Free children’s summer activities



Children benefit from moving more. Playing, walking, running, jumping, dancing, riding bikes and scooters* all help to improve behaviour, attention levels, self-confidence, social skills, health and fitness, mood, sleep and maintain a healthy weight and strengthen muscles and bones.


Whether it’s a game of rounders, a kick about or trying a team challenge, free summer fun activities are on offer during every weekday of the summer holiday, up to and including Friday 27 August. Due to the popularity of the sessions, extra sessions from 4-6pm have been arranged.


See the timetable below to find out where the summer activities will take place







Lingfield Green

Skerne Park football pitches

Hurworth Grange



Firthmoor – opposite

Community centre

Red Hall – grassed area near

Community centre



Albert Hill – next to play area

Field opposite

Hummersnott School

Middleton St George

Play park and field in centre of village


Dene’s field – near

Tennis courts

North Lodge Park



West Park – near

Comets Garth entrance

Springfield Park


Fields and pitches opposite primary school



All activities are FREE and will run at the same time and venue each week, for the full duration of the

school summer holidays. There’s no need to book, children can just turn up and join in, but please make sure they wear suitable clothing, sunscreen and footwear and bring plenty of water to drink.


Councillor Jon Clarke, Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet member for children and young people said “We are delighted to work with Outdoor Ambition Limited to offer every child aged 8-12 years, living in the Darlington, Hurworth, Heighington and Middleton St George such a fantastic opportunity. The activities are proving popular and are very well attended. It’s great to see so many children enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new talents, and loves of sport.”


Lloyd Murray from Outdoor Ambition Ltd. added “These activities offer fantastic opportunities for young children to get outdoors and have some fun! They are and going down well with the whole community. “Numbers doubled in the second week and we are looking forward to welcoming even more children to next week’s sessions.”


Moving more improves our physical and mental wellbeing and there’s no better time for children to join in now at these free activities, but for more ideas of how to get active visit the Council’s Move More webpage


A healthy diet and regular exercise have been medically proven to help us live healthier lives, reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, breast, and colon cancer as well as

boost low mood and help improve sleep quality and concentration levels.


There are many ways to move more – take the stairs rather than the lift, walk rather than

drive or catch the bus. Lovely parks and open spaces; great walking and cycle routes and a new indoor bowling alley are in easy reach, so why not get those trainers on, embrace the healthy you and move more to reap the health benefits?



For health information visit to find out how to get active in Darlington and for health and wellbeing tips.


*safety helmets are recommended

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