Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
#SelfcareSummer Secondary – help in summer holidays for mental health and wellbeing
Self-care is all about what you can do to help yourself feel better or to keep yourself feeling good. It’s a way that we can look after our own mental health and wellbeing.
The #SelfcareSummer Secondary pack helps young people to create their own individual self-care plan for the summer holidays based on strategies which other young people have found helpful. It also sign-posts young people and their families to additional support if they need it.
It’s all part of the Centre's #SelfcareSummer campaign which highlights activities, support and advice every day throughout the summer. It includes Challenge Tuesdays where young people can share their artwork, photography, poems, crafts or activities which are helping them stay mentally healthy over the summer.
Indoor activities for kids
10 Minute Shake Up games
Sports and activities
Accessible activities to keep disabled children and young people active
Create and Paint
Create and Paint is a creative studio, gift shop and café located in Darlington’s bustling town centre
Facebook Page - Bookstart in Darlington - Summer Reading Challenge
It wouldn't be Summer at Darlington Library if they didn't have their Summer Reading Challenge.
Launching today, all you need to do is pop in and borrow books to enter!
FREE to enter for children aged 0 - 16.
Darlington Library, Crown Street is open Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Day Out With The Kids
Various days out around the UK
Enjoy Tees Valley
Days out across Tees Valley
Head of Steam – Darlington
Family day at local museum – Covid Safe
Home - Start
Free and easy games to play at home with children
Writing activities to do with children – making books
Activities for families during self isolation
Hungry Little Minds
Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five
We understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, you and your children are spending more time at home and you might be looking for a bit more inspiration for things to do. Start by trying some of these simple, fun activities
Support for Children, Young People and Families
This section of the directory provides information on support relating to children, young people and families. The directory provides up to date information on local organisations, services and activities including:
- Registered childcare
- Free funded places for 2 and 3-4 year olds
- Schools and Education
- Activities, groups and things to do
Family days out at various sites – need to book
Returning to school and coronavirus (COVID-19)
Return to school resources for primary and secondary schools
Spread the Happiness
50 things to do for summer 2020
Activities and Games - Holiday Club
Blue Peter: Six Badges of Summer
Coronavirus: Preparing children and young people to return to school
Talking to your child about coronavirus - Ten tips from our Parents Helpline
From parent to parent: a guide to getting through coronavirus for parents and carers
Helping Your Child with Anxiety