With summer fast approaching, a North Tyneside leisure centre will be launching a new weekly event to help families keep fit and enjoy the warmer weather.

On Sunday, June 25, Hadrian Leisure Centre will be holding the first of its new family health walks.

Held every Sunday, these health walks are an excellent way for the whole family to get out and about, improve fitness and meet new people.

Led by an experienced gym instructor, the walk will follow a route through Richardson Dees Park and back to the leisure centre. It will incorporate a stop at the park to allow the children time to play before completing the walk.

And to mark the launch of the weekly events, the first 20 children to attend will receive a free goodie bag.

The walks will start at 10.30am on the day, but it is asked that attendees arrive around 15 minutes beforehand so that the walk leader can take register.

Just ten continuous minutes of brisk walking every day can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood. Over time, it can lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

For more information on the health walks, you can call Hadrian Leisure Centre on (0191) 643 2025.