Return of the play rangers in the borough

A series of ‘Play Rangers’ are returning to the borough’s parks this summer to offer free fun activities to young people.

Sessions run on Saturdays from 2pm to 6pm for eight to 13-year-olds, and offer creative crafts such as badge making, card making, painting and junk modelling as well as sporting games like football, cricket, volleyball, tennis and skipping.

Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “With lots of different activities, and at no cost, the Play Ranger sessions are an excellent way to keep youngsters entertained on Saturday afternoons.

“I would encourage families to come along and enjoy North Tyneside’s beautiful parks while joining in with various events.”

Children are able to drop into the park on the day and join in as much or as little as they like.

The Play Rangers sessions are part of the Ban Boredom campaign, aiming to highlight the range of activities and events available to young people in North Tyneside.

Under-eights are also welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

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