It’s back! After the success of last summer’s events and activities on the Byker Estate, we are pleased to be partnering up with the Best Summer Ever team to help present this year's programme.

Last year, more than 1,000 people got involved in free events, activities, sports and healthy eating for all ages and we hope to repeat the same this summer, albeit on a smaller scale.

The Byker Children and Young People’s Partnership will deliver activities in Byker on Tues – Fri afternoons throughout August.

The funding is part of the Government's ambition to connect children and young people with fun physical and creative activities and food and has come via national charity Street Games via the Department of Education as part of the food vouchers campaigned for successfully by Manchester United and England footballer, Marcus Rashford.

The BBSE team have responded positively to the challenges that the current pandemic brings and are able to offer an engaging and fun activity programme which prioritises the safety and wellbeing of all of those taking part. It will inevitably be different to last year's offer, with all activity taking place outdoors in smaller groups and a pre-booking system. For more information head over to the Byker: Best Summer Ever Facebook page.