A Summer of sport in the North East

Ditch the gym and get active outdoors this summer in the North East. Whizz around Wallington’s new cycle trail or make a splash at Cragside and learn to kayak. If you’re looking for fun things to do during the summer holidays, there’s plenty on offer for the whole family to get active and burn off some energy.

Wallington Cycle Trail

Get on your bike 

Bring your bike and whizz around the Dragon cycle trail at Wallington. Designed with beginners and little legs in mind, this trail is the ideal way to get out and about with all the family.

A man and boy explore rock pools

A summer of sport at Souter Lighthouse 

There’s no excuse for letting boredom creep in over the summer holidays at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas. With free sports activities and taster sessions taking place every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays, join in with archery, badminton, rounders, and much more.

Kayaks and canoes by Tumbleton Lake

Make a splash at Cragside 

Get on the water and experience Cragside like never before. Grab a kayak or canoe and head out onto Tumbleton Lake for your own adventure, or join a canoe tour and explore the lake with an expert guide. Kids can join Splashdown! and have a go at kayaking and canoeing games as well as learning how to rescue from the water.

Runners at Gibside

Limbering up at Gibside 

Stay motivated while you get fit this summer with inspiring views of the Dewent Valley countryside at this outdoor gym. Sign up to a Parkrun, the Great Run Local, Nordic walking or even prambling.

Playing games at the National Trust

Family games at Cherryburn 

If you’re looking for something a little less strenuous, take a picnic blanket and play some of the lawn games at Cherryburn. With Giant Jenga, mini golf, skipping ropes and the Viking kubb lawn game on offer, there’s plenty of fun and games to play with that over competitive sibling of yours!