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Sunderland Leisure Centre's Summer Programme

Friday 17 Jul 09 - Friday 04 Sep 09
Various Times

Various Locations


There?s plenty of activities this summer in Sunderland Leisure and Wellness Centres to keep children and young people happy and healthy during the heatwave. From learn to swim crash courses to diving summer camps, badminton to karate and tennis workshops to dance mat sessions to help children of all ages and abilities to beat boredom and make the most of their summer holidays.

Children and young people can learn something different at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre. There are a number of new crash courses that could teach them to play mini water polo, help them to learn how to swim or dive or even save lives. Courses take place on various dates throughout the six weeks summer holidays and cost from as little as 8 per week per activity.

Sunderland Tennis Centre will be running a summer coaching programme for anyone who is interested in learning tennis from a licensed Lawn Tennis Association coach for less. Courses will teach children and young people basic strokes, serving and positional play. Anyone who has demonstrated exceptional performance will be offered the chance to showcase their skills in a tournament at the end of the summer. Adult courses are also available on a Monday and Tuesday evening from July 27 and cost as little as 19.50.
Silksworth Ski Slope offers children a chance to try an alternative sport throughout the summer. Various courses are available to teach skiing and snowboarding for both beginners and the more advanced. If anyone is unsure about learning in a group they could take advantage of the slope?s 2 for 1 holiday offer on private tuition or enjoy themselves sliding, spinning and skidding during the centre?s snow tube sessions on the nursey slope.
Soft play will be free on Fridays for families with children under 7 years old at Houghton Sports Centre from 10am ? 4pm. Anyone interested in learning the age old art of playing bowls, can every Saturday free of charge from 12noon ? 2pm. Pre-school children can climb and play with various equipment including trampolines, soft toys, hoops and balls during the centre?s ?playtime? sessions on a Thursday morning. Older children can have fun on the bouncy castle and slides, play giant connect 4, badminton or table tennis in the ?fun zone? for just 2.50 per person.
Parents can give their tots a taste of trampolining and gymnastics at Washington Leisure Centre every Tuesday and Thursday. Each session promises to be packed with fun. Children aged between 8 ? 12 years can join in ?team time?, which include rounders, mini circuit training, quick cricket and basketball for 2 hours every Monday from 10am ? 12noon. Professionals will be available to teach older young people the techniques of trampolining every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm ? 4pm. Alternatively, kids of all ages can get a team together to play football, basketball or netball and book a court at a reduced rate of 10 per hour.
Children aged 5 years and over can learn the art of Karate with the Dendai Karate Club every Wednesday from 9am ? 12noon for free. Kids can have a kick about on the indoor or outdoor 5-a-side football pitches at the Northumbria Centre and Community North Sports Complex or take part in football coaching sessions every Wednesday at the Seaburn Centre or Thursday at Crowtree Leisure Centre from 10am ? 12noon.
There will even be a ?playtime party games? session with party favourites such as pass the parcel and musical chairs on Thursday September 3 from 10am ? 11.30am for children under 5 and a hawaiian disco packed with fancy dress, hula dancing and fruit cocktails on Friday September 4from 2pm ? 4pm at Houghton Sports Centre for just 3 per person.
There?s much much more to take part in?.
For full details of each of the activities taking place over the summer pick up a programme from any of Sunderland?s Leisure Centres, public libraries or the Tourist Information Centre. Alternatively, you can contact 0191 561 6161 or download a copy from

Click here to download pdf version of leaflet

Event information may be subject to change or cancellation, please check before travelling. Sunderland City Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website but cannot accept responsibility for any error or alteration to details which may occur.

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