Family Hubs

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North Tyneside Family Hubs

North Tyneside Family Hubs provide free activities for the whole family. Everything on offer is aimed at giving your family the chance to have fun together, develop skills for school, work and life.

Centres are open Monday to Friday for regular activities and you can find more about each centre below:

Joining a Family Hub

As a member, you can visit all of the Family Hubs in North Tyneside.

You can find the link to join online above, or you pick up an application form from any of the Family Hubs (Health Visitors can also provide you with one).

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What’s on at our Family Hubs?

Summer 2024 activities with the Family Hubs team

Week 1:

  • Tuesday 23 July, 10am-1pm, Howdon Family Hub. Summer Fayre! Bouncy castle, snails and tails animal experience, story and song time, fire engine, bracelet making, decorating plant pots, bookmark making, hook a duck and more! (Ages 0-5).
  • Wednesday 24 July, 1-2.30pm, Whitley Bay Customer First Centre. Story theme including ‘Elmer the Elephant’ and ‘Whatever Next’ activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Thursday 25 July, 9.30-11am, Shiremoor Family Hub. Story theme including ‘Elmer the Elephant’ and ‘Whatever Next’ activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Friday 26 July, 9.30-11am, Riverside Family Hub. Story theme including ‘Elmer the Elephant’ and ‘Whatever Next’ activities. (Ages 0-5).

Week 2:

  • Monday 29 July, 10-11.30am, Howdon Family Hub. Bracelet crafting, fruit skewer making, rock decorating, games. (Ages 6-11).
  • Tuesday 30 July, 10am-1pm, Howdon Family Hub. Come learn more about activities we deliver at Family Hubs with an animal therapy session, a dance session, mindful colouring and lavender playdough. (Ages 0-5).
  • Wednesday 31 July, 1-2.30pm, Whitley Bay Customer First Centre. Under the sea theme including ribbon threading sea creatures and under the sea collage picture activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Thursday 1 August, 9.30-11am, Shiremoor Family Hub. Under the sea theme including making jelly fish, water play and blow painting activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Friday 2 August, 9.30-11am, Riverside Family Hub. Under the sea theme including making jelly fish, water play and blow painting activities. (Ages 0-5).

Week 3:

  • Monday 5 August, 9.30-11am, Howdon Family Hub. Pirate and Princess theme including crown and hat making. Will you be brave enough to walk the plank? (Ages 0-5).
  • Tuesday 6 August, 10-11.30am, Shiremoor Family Hub. Bracelet crafting, fruit skewer making, rock decorating, games. (Ages 6-11).
  • Wednesday 7 August, 10am-1pm, Shiremoor Family Hub. Summer Fayre! Bouncy castle, snails and tails animal experience, story and song time, fire engine, bracelet making, decorating plant pots, bookmark making, hook a duck and more! (Ages 0-5).
  • Thursday 8 August, 1.30-3pm, Whitley Bay Customer First Centre. Pirate and Princess theme including crown and hat making. Will you be brave enough to walk the plank? (Ages 0-5).
  • Friday 9 August, 9.30-11am, Riverside Family Hub. Pirate and Princess theme including crown and hat making. Will you be brave enough to walk the plank? (Ages 0-5).

Week 4:

  • Monday 12 August, 9.30-11am, Howdon Family Hub. Jungle theme including rainforest pictures, wiggly pasta snakes and playdough activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Wednesday 14 August, 10am-1pm, Shiremoor Family Hub. Come learn more about activities we deliver at Family Hubs with an animal therapy session, a dance session, mindful colouring and lavender playdough. (Ages 0-5).
  • Thursday 15 August, 1.30-3pm, Whitley Bay Customer First Centre. Jungle theme including rainforest pictures and wiggly pasta snake activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Friday 16 August, 9.30-11am, Riverside Family Hub. Jungle theme including rainforest pictures, wiggly pasta snakes and playdough activities. (Ages 0-5).

Week 5:

  • Monday 19 August, 9.30-11am, Howdon Family Hub. Beach theme including seashell pictures, mermaid tails, sand dough and rainbow fish activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Tuesday 20 August, 9.30-11am, Shiremoor Family Hub. Beach theme including seashell pictures, mermaid tails, sand dough and rainbow fish activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Wednesday 21 August, 1-2.30pm, Whitley Bay Customer First Centre. Beach theme including seashell pictures, mermaid tails and rainbow fish activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Thursday 22 August, 10-11.30am, Riverside Family Hub. Bracelet crafting, fruit skewer making, rock decorating, games. (Ages 6-11).
  • Friday 23 August, 10am-1pm, Riverside Family Hub. Summer Fayre! Bouncy castle, snails and tails animal experience, story and song time, fire engine, bracelet making, decorating plant pots, bookmark making, hook a duck and more! (Ages 0-5).

Week 6:

  • Tuesday 27 August, 9.30-11am, Howdon Family Hub. Recyclable craft theme including elephant milk bottles, shredded paper play milk bottle lid necklaces and flower painting activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Wednesday 28 August, 1-2.30pm, Whitley Bay Customer First Centre. Recyclable craft theme including elephant milk bottles, shredded paper play and milk bottle lid necklaces activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Thursday 29 August, 9.30-11am, Shiremoor Family Hub. Recyclable craft theme including elephant milk bottles, shredded paper play milk bottle lid necklaces and flower painting activities. (Ages 0-5).
  • Friday 30 August, 10am-1pm, Riverside Family Hub. Come learn more about activities we deliver at Family Hubs with an animal therapy session, a Mini Movers session, mindful colouring and lavender playdough. (Ages 0-5).

 

Information on the sessions and activities taking place at North Tyneside Family Hubs or with the Family Hubs team (in term time):

Monday:

  • Healthy Child Clinic: 10am-12pm at Shiremoor Family Hub
  • Young parents group (under 25's): 10am-12pm at Shiremoor Family Hub
  • Creative Stay Play and Learn (0-5 years): 1.30-3pm at Howdon Family Hub
  • After school board games and crafts (6-11 years): 3.30-5pm at Howdon Family Hub
  • After school board games and crafts (6-11 years): 3.30-5pm at Riverside Family Hub

Tuesday:

  • Creative Stay Play and Learn (0-5 years): 1.30-3pm at Riverside Family Hub
  • Brilliant Babies (0-3 years): 1.30-3pm at Howdon Family Hub*
  • After school board games and crafts (6-11 years): 3.30-5pm at Shiremoor Family Hub

Wednesday:

  • Stay, Play and Learn (0-5 years): 9.30-11am at Battle Hill Primary School 
  • Childminder drop-in: 10–11.30am at Shiremoor Family Hub
  • SEND drop-in coffee morning (0-3 years): 10.30–11.30am at Riverside Family Hub
  • Young parents group (under 25's): 1.30-3pm at Howdon Family Hub
  • Stay, Play and Learn (0-5 years): 1.30-3pm at Whitley Bay Customer First Centre
  • Healthy Child Clinic: 1-2.30pm at Howdon Family Hub
  • Brilliant Babies (0-3 years): 1.30-3pm at Riverside Family Hub*

Thursday:

  • Healthy Child Clinic: 1-2.30pm at Riverside Family Hub
  • Young parents group (under 25's): 1-2.30pm at Riverside Family Hub
  • Brilliant Babies (0-3 years): 1.30-3pm at Shiremoor Family Hub*

Friday:

  • Creative Stay, Play and Learn (0-5 years): 1.30-3pm at Shiremoor Family Hub
  • Stay, Play and Learn (0-5 years): 1.30-3pm at Wallsend Customer First Centre

All activities are available in term time only with the exception of Healthy Child Clinics, the full timetable of Healthy Child Clinics available across North Tyneside can be found on the 0-19 Children's Public Health page.

*Older siblings are welcome to attend Brilliant Babies sessions

Online learning

Courses for parents and carers

Being a parent or carer is one of the most rewarding but challenging jobs there is.

Providing the care, love, security and support your child needs to develop as a happy, healthy and confident individual is crucial.

Whether you’re pregnant and looking to do some formal learning, a new parent or a parent to a primary or secondary age child or young person, there are comprehensive online courses residents of North Tyneside can access for free.

Each course aims to improve emotional health and wellbeing by supporting the relationships in families. 

To create a Solihull Approach Training account, use the access code ‘QUADRANT’ and get started here.

Healthy relationships for parents

Online courses are available for parents and carers in different circumstances:

  • Me, You and Baby Too - for new and expectant parents
  • Arguing Better - for parents or carers who want help with stress and/or arguing
  • Getting It Right for Children - for separating or separated parents.

You can register for an account for and find support on registration here

Please note you will be asked to enter your name and email address and to set a password.

Helpful information and events

Helpful information for families in North Tyneside can be found below. 

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Domestic abuse

For information on domestic abuse support services in North Tyneside please visit here.

Ofsted Reports

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