As kids, many of us will remember joining a whole load of after-school activities. We’d dive in head first, get all of the gear, and we’d be moving on to the next thing within weeks.
It’s a tiresome task having to keep kids motivated away from the classroom, but there are so many long-lasting benefits to extracurricular activities – even if not all avenues are pursued in the long term.
SALTBURN SURF SCHOOL >>
Saltburn Surf School’s Junior Surf Academy is great for youngsters new to riding the waves. A fun and safe environment for kids to start or improve their surfing while making new friends and staying active outdoors.
KALMA MINDS >>
Kalma Baby offers something for everyone, whether it’s baby yoga, junior yoga, teen mindfulness or autism-friendly sessions.
Yoga and meditation can help to ease the stress of everyday life. It can improve body awareness, self-control, flexibility, clarity and coordination.
Kalma classes can be found in various locations throughout the North East, including Durham, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Northumberland, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Stockton, Yarm and Darlington.
NINJA FITNESS >>
Got yourself a little warrior? Ninja Fitness is the ultimate challenge.
Obstacle courses include everything from rock climbing and ropes, to monkey bars, hurdles and more.
Set up at the skate park alongside Sandhaven Beach in South Shields, it’s a great way for youngsters to let off some steam and challenge their chums to a fun-filled adventure fitness trail.
SKI SLOPE >>
Silksworth Sports Complex & Ski Slope is the place to be for winter sport enthusiasts.
With three ski slopes available and various lessons led by high-qualified instructors, it’s the perfect place to practice at home before hitting the mountains when it comes to ski season.
HIGH TIDE ADVENTURE >>
The High Tide Adventure Company is your kids best friend when it comes to getting out and about in the great outdoors after school.
Based in locations across Northumberland, the Lake District, North Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders, these thrilling sessions focus on the wild things in life.
From mountaineering and ghyll scrambling, to climbing and gorge walking, there’s plenty to keep youngsters busy in the fresh air.
ICE BEARS >>
Little ones can learn to skate at Whitley Bay Ice Rink. With gentle group sessions for 2-6 year olds, your child could be the next budding figure or hockey skater.
The Ice Bears classes are held every Thursday, 4.15pm – 4.45pm.