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19 March 2024

Food support and free holiday activities for children over the Easter holidays

Key Community is once again ensuring children stay fed and entertained during the upcoming holidays (29 Mar-14 April).

The charity is providing FREE packed lunches and Easter activities for children, for any family who would benefit, aboard its Key Community Bus, which will be running to the usual timetable.

Activities and food provision, for up to 20 children per day, will take place on selected days and locations over the 2-week holidays – first come, first served.

Fun-filled arts and craft activities onboard will include making bookmarks, kites and sun catchers, along with fun colouring activities, plus weather permitting, pop-up seed starter pot planting delivered from the bus awning.

In addition, families who jump aboard will also be able to take advantage of the bus’s book swap library and access a free pre-loved school uniform exchange, catering for primary and secondary schools throughout South Tyneside.


No booking required; to take part, simply turn up at any of the regular bus stops listed below:

Week 1

  • Tue 2 Apr AM, 10.30-12.00, Dunn Street Primary School, NE32 3QH
  • Tue 2 Apr PM, 12.30-14.00, Boldon Community Association, NE35 9DS
  • Wed 3 Apr AM, 10.30-12.00, Rose & Crown Pub, NE34 7RQ
  • Wed 3 Apr PM, 12.30-14.00, Ocean Road Community Association, NE33 2DW
  • Thu 4 Apr AM, 10.00-11.30, St Michael’s Avenue North, NE33 3BP
  • Thu 4 Apr PM, 12.00-13.30, Biddick Hall Family Hub, NE34 9JD

Week 2

  • Tue 9 Apr AM, 10.30-12.00, Hebburn Family Hub, NE31 1QY
  • Tue 9 Apr PM, 12.30-14.00, Clegwell & Hartleyburn Community Hub, NE31 2QP
  • Wed 10 Apr AM, 10.30-12.00, Rose & Crown Pub, NE34 7RQ
  • Wed 10 Apr PM, 12.30-14.00, Ocean Road Community Association, NE33 2DW
  • Thu 11 Apr AM, 10,00-11.30, Laygate Flats, NE33 4QL
  • Thu 11 Apr PM, 12.00-13.30, Dunn Street Primary School,NE32 3QH

Please note:

  • The scheme is open to any family who would benefit from extra help over the holidays
  • All activities and packed lunches are subject to availability & while stocks last 
  • All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the duration of the session 
  • Events taking place aboard the upper deck of the Key Community Bus are accessible by staircase only