May half term at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Visitors in wet suits swim off a rocky shore as they enjoy a coasteering event

There’s plenty going on at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas to get the kids outdoors and active during May half term.

We’ve teamed up with the Cullercoats Bike & Kayak team to offer two exciting coastal adventures, new for 2018. Coasteering on Saturday 26 May offers the chance to explore the coast from a thrilling new angle, jumping from height, swimming and bouldering along the way. Suitable for ages 12 and over (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). While Extreme rockpooling on Tuesday 29 May is just for kids aged 8-14, a brilliant opportunity to discover rocky shore wildlife and build confidence in the water. 

Younger families and those who prefer their rock pooling to be a little less extreme can join rangers and the local Coastal Conservation Group for a Seashore safari on Wednesday 30 May. 

Booking is essential for all three of the above events. For full details, including how to book, please visit our what’s on page.

Archery for beginners
A child fires a toy arrow at a target
Archery for beginners

Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 May are Souter sports days; you can have a go at outdoor games and mini sports activities in the Foghorn Field. These are free and there’s no need to book. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you improve your skills or try something new.