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Outdoor Activities

 

Grab some fresh air and join in some of the activities we have on offer to get you and your family fit and healthy in your local area. The following activities are all free and for all the family to enjoy, whatever the age and ability. Please book in advance for all these activities.

Family Orienteering

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with your family around one of our family friendly orienteering courses. With the help of a map (no compass required), find your way round by the quickest and easiest route. This is orienteering for beginners and is more like a giant treasure hunt that anybody can do whilst being active and having fun.

For more orienteering opportunities please visit www.muddy.org for fixtures and competitions.

Family Cycling

Have some fun with your family discovering your local area by bike. Most sessions use cycle paths but there may be some roads and off road cycling to access cycle routes. All children must be supervised with one adult to a maximum of two children. Please bring a road worthy bike, safety helmet, puncture repair kit, suitable clothing, drink and snacks. Some cycle hire may be available, for more details call 0191 433 8112.

Family Boot Camp

Get mucky and muddy and enjoy a fun and free work out in the outdoors with your family. Sessions take place every week from the first week in April until the last week in September.

Family activities meeting locations

Saltwell Park - at the outdoor gym near the tennis courts

Watergate Park - meet in the main car park

Windy Nook Nature Park - meet at the back gates of Windy Nook School

Oliver Henderson Park - by the tennis courts

Whickham Thorns meet in the car park

Tyne United Rowing Club - meet in the car park

Adult Activities

This year why not get out in the great outdoors and take get fit and have fun in the fresh air. The following activities are all free for you to enjoy, whatever your age and ability (unless specified).

Beginners Running (aged 16yrs +)

If you want to get up and running this summer why don’t you join us for a 10 week block of running. Perfect for beginners and involves lots of fun running based exercises. Also the perfect way to prepare for the Race for Life taking place just 10 days after the course ends. Booking essential.

Adult Only Cycling

If you prefer to cycle as part of a group why not come along to our adult cycling group. You will need to bring a road worthy bike, safety helmet, puncture repair kit, suitable clothing, drink and snacks. Some cycle hire may be available, for more details and to book your place please contact 0191 433 8112. Booking essential.

Other Activities

Health Walks

There are a range of health walks across Gateshead for you to enjoy. To find out more about walks in your local area or if you fancy walking as part of a group visit click HERE to go to our walking page for more information.

Outdoor Gyms

Enjoy the benefits of exercising free in one of our outdoor gyms at Windy Nook Nature Park and Saltwell Park. To find out more speak to one of our advisors at Windy Nook Nature Park at 10.15am on Thursday mornings, or at Saltwell Park 11am on Friday mornings.

Active Mums

Come along with your baby in their pushchair and enjoy the fresh air as you take part in a structured walk led by a fitness professional, incorporating various exercise techniques. Meet new mums and get back in shape after you’ve had your baby. Meet at the outdoor gym at Saltwell Park 1pm on a Tuesday afternoon.

Dates and Times and further information

To find out more about the dates and times of the sessions please click HERE to download a ‘pdf’ file document.

To book your free place on any of the activities or to find out further information please contact the Sport, Physical Activity and Health Development Team on 0191 433 8112 or

email sportdevelopment@gateshead.gov.uk

Outdoor Activities News

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