So we’re on week 4 of the holidays now , sorry for the lack of updates…holidays are a pretty busy time for us and I just haven’t had the time or mental capacity to actually write anything! Yesterday we decided to try a bit of Vlogging….you can watch our first video here…
We visited Shiremoor Adventure Playground for a session just for children with additional needs and we had a great time. Toby took a bit of time to come round as it was somewhere new and he’s been finding the holidays challenging but we had lots of fun. IMG_3174

Shiremoor is about 40 minutes from our house (10 mins from the Tyne Tunnel if you’re a bit closer than us) and was well worth the journey. There’s lots to climb on and explore, bikes, scooters, multi sports area, allotment with some chickens and a lovely community cafe –  only 50p for a toast too! The equipment is all free to use and is managed by The Shiremoor Adventure Playground Trust and North Tyneside Council. There’s also a main building, kind of like an old Sure Start Centre with toilets, activity spaces and the cafe. IMG_3173

You can find more info on and times of various activities on their website And from what we understand the Additional Needs session is usually on a Sunday between 12:30-4:30pm in term time. As you can see from our video, the session that we went to yesterday was lovely and quiet = perfect for children who get overwhelmed in busy places.  Play sessions are a bit different during the holidays so I would ring first or check their Facebook page (Shiremoor Adventure Playground Parents Page) IMG_3175

We’ll definitely be back!