Half term fun at Oscars

Parents in Hartlepool have been reminded about an action-packed week of fun and activities for their children during the February half term school holiday break.

9 Feb 2016

The council-run Oscar club is based at West Hartlepool Rugby Club on Catcote Road and has arranged an exciting package of activities for children aged 3 to 16 from Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February.

The service, which has been running for over 20 years, has been hailed as “outstanding” by Ofsted inspectors.

During the half term break, parents are able drop off their children from 8.00am with breakfast provided for them on arrival. They then embark on an action-packed day of fun and thrills prior to being collected by parents by 5.45pm.

A wide range of activities have been lined up for youngsters as Sandra Robinson, the Council’s Out of School Coordinator, explains: “The team have put together a varied programme which includes fun with food, sports and games, film and toy day plus visits to Summerhill and the Family Wood.

“There will also be a chance for children to make their own bird feeder and the week will finish with a music event.

“Our experienced team are great with the children and everyone is looking forward to the half term programme. As a parent myself, I know how difficult it can be to balance working and looking after the children and Oscars can ease the pressure on parents.

“The emphasis is always on fun at Oscars and parents can relax knowing that their children are enjoying themselves and are in safe hands.”

Oscars also operate an after-school service on weekdays which involves children being collected from school and transported to the Catcote Road centre where they take part in a wide range of educational and fun activities. Parents then have until 6pm to collect their children.

Anyone wishing to book, view the Oscar Playcentre facilities or requiring further information should email sandra.robinson@hartlepool.gov.uk or call 07771 936968.