This summer Hebburn Festival is offering families across South Tyneside seven days of community activities when it returns next week.
The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Councillor Alan Smith and Councillor Moira Smith, will officially open the festival which features a variety of attractions and activities.
Hebburn Festival runs from Monday 25 until Sunday 31 July and events will be held in Hebburn Central and in community associations across the town.
Dates for the diary include an activity and pizza night for young people at Clegwell Community Association on Monday, 25 July from 6.30pm until 8.30pm, a Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Hebburn Children’s Centre on Tuesday, 26 July from, 1.30pm until 2.30pm and a football penalty shootout and tournament on Friday, 29 July from 1pm until 3pm.
People are also invited to afternoon tea at Crusade Walk on Wednesday, 27 July at 3pm until 4pm and at Hartley Burn Community Association on Friday, 29 July at 2pm until 4pm.
As well as the Hebburn Festival Event at Clegwell Community Association on Saturday, 30 July at 11am until 5pm featuring live music, community groups, a funfair, climbing wall and much more.
Turner’s fun fair at Clegwell Community Association on Sunday, 31 July at 10am until 4pm will mark the end of the Hebburn Festival with plenty of family fun.
Over 50’s can also enjoy £1 swimming sessions at Hebburn Central on Monday, 25 July between 7.30am until 8pm and Wednesday, 27 July 7.30am until 6.30pm. While under 18’s can swim for just £1 at Hebburn Central on Tuesday, 26 July between 10am until 6pm and Thursday, 28 July between 10am until 6pm.
The Mayor said: “Hebburn Festival is a highlight in the town’s calendar and plays an important role in bringing the community together.
“With a whole week’s worth of activities and events for families and residents to enjoy there is something to suit all ages and every interest.
“From the fun of the fair to sporting activities and community events all we need now is some good weather to help encourage people from across the Borough and further afield to come along and join the fun.”