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Kids Kabin helps curb cabin fever!


As the school summer holidays kicked off, so did Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever, the now annual holiday activity scheme funded by the Department for Education. And Kids Kabin is proud to be involved.


Aimed at five to 18-year-olds across the city, Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever, which is now in its third year, brings together organisations like Kids Kabin that work in local neighbourhoods, to provide a huge range of activities to help the young people of our communities to be both fit and well-fed throughout the school break.


Lots to do


As part of this, local community organisations delivered a week of activities in park in Walker during the first week of the school holidays – in Stotts Park on Monday and Tuesday and then in Walker Park on Wednesday and Thursday. The Kids Kabin team brought our pottery wheel and famous smoothie bike, and also provided accessible activities including woodwork, arts and crafts and bubble art. Local partners ran some other great workshops, including tie-dye t-shirt and cap making, cookery, drama performances, sports and games.


The Walker Workers partners included Building Futures East, The Bostey, Hat-Trick, The Children’s Foundation, YMCA Newcastle, Skimstone Arts, Newcastle Active Leisure and Mission Initiative Newcastle East (MINE) Youth – all committed to starting the summer off with a week of positive community events.


Only the start


Our Newcastle project manager Will Benson said: “It was great to see such a fantastic turn out for Walker Workers Week, and to see local families enjoying such a broad range of activities.


“With Covid restrictions causing the 2020 event to be cancelled, we were all happy to run the Walker Workers Week again – for the 16th year! The summer holidays can be tough for parents who worry about finding affordable activities for their kids over the holidays as well as providing six weeks of nutritious meals while schools are closed.


“The Walker Workers are a great team – committed to getting out there and bringing the community together. There was a really positive buzz in the park after so many month of isolation. Thanks to all the kids, families and local organisations for making this happen.”


Local organisations are providing lots of other positive actvities over the summer. Please get in touch with them directly or drop us a line at admin@kidskabin.org.uk.


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