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Get ready for a summer of free children’s activities

Get ready for a summer of free children’s activities
17 July 2023

We are getting ready for a summer of free children's activities starting next week at venues across the town.

Sessions, run by Outdoor Ambitions and funded by the government, are open to all 7-12 year-olds, living in Darlington and surrounding villages, and will run from next Monday (24 July) until Friday 1 September.

There’s no need to book - just turn up ready for fun, wearing suitable clothes and shoes and with a drink of water.

Activities will include rounders, football, cricket and sports day games.

There will be bike parking available and Sustrans will be providing a Dr Bike health check and minor repair service at a different location each week.

Nick Wallis, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “It is great news that we are able to put these free sessions on again with the help of Outdoor Ambitions.

“There are sessions throughout the town at different times and days. All the events provide a great chance to have fun outdoors, take part in different activities and make friends!”

Times and venues:
Mondays (Dr Bike in attendance week August 21)

Hurworth Grange football pitch 9.30-11.30am

Hummersknott field opposite school 9.30-11.30am

Skerne Park football pitch 12.30-2.30pm

Fryers Field, Whinfield 12.30-2.30pm

Red Hall community centre – 3.30-5.30pm

Tuesdays (Dr Bike in attendance week July 24)

Springfield Park football pitch 9.30-11.30am

North Park near the football pitch 12.30-2.30pm

Wednesday (Dr Bike in attendance week July 31)

Heighington sports pitches 9.30-11.30am

North Lodge Park 12.30-2.30pm

Eastbourne Park 3.30-5.30pm

Thursdays (Dr Bike in attendance week August 7)

Middleton St George play park 9.30-11.30am

Lingfield Green 12.30-2.30pm

Fridays (Dr Bike in attendance week August 14)

West Park near Comets Garth 9.30-11.30am

Denes near tennis court 9.30-11.30am

Firthmoor green 12.30-2.30pm

Albert Hill near park 12.30-2.30pm



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