Spring has sprung in North Tyneside as the council prepare to launch a jam-packed programme of events.

Parks around the borough will be holding a huge variety of events between April and September as part of this year’s spring and summer events guide.

Available now from North Tyneside parks and customer first centres, the guide has events for people of all ages, ranging from live performances and fitness, to family fun and nature activities.

Families can celebrate the Easter weekend with an array of activities including Good Friday Fish & Chips at the Rising Sun Countryside Centre and the Tree Top Easter Egg Hunt at Richardson Dees Park.

And at Northumberland Park, youngsters and their parents can follow a brand new sculpture story trail, ‘The Tale of the Pow Burn Imps’.

Told by Scarlett, a Pow Burn Imp, the trail follows the adventures of a gingko troll around the park and links to the story told in Wallsend Parks’ sculpture story trail, ‘The Tale of the Sleeping Gingko Trolls’.

The illustrated trail booklets are free of charge and can be found at the Glasshouse Tea Room within the park.

For more information on any of the events, programmes can be picked up from any North Tyneside parks or libraries. They are also available online at www.northtyneside.gov.uk.

Many of the activities found within the booklet can be booked online at www.eventbrite.co.uk.