The Beacon of Light will be the place to be this summer as it hosts an action-packed calendar of events throughout the six-week school holidays.
Summer at the Beacon has something for everyone from toddlers, children and teenagers, through to families, adults and people aged over 55.
The Beacon of Light – home to Sunderland AFC’s official charity Foundation of Light – opened to the public in 2018 and pre-Covid welcomed an average of 7,000 people a week through its doors to use the award-winning facility to play sport, learn new skills and improve their health and wellbeing.
As the nation slowly starts to move out of restrictions, the Foundation of Light has created an exciting programme of events for the whole family to enjoy safely this summer.
As well as a comprehensive range of football and multi-sport holiday courses, Summer at the Beacon features exciting events including:
- Fortneet – a Mackem take on a global phenomenon, youngsters will battle their friends with Nerf guns in the Beacon’s indoor arena
- Family baking – parents and children will learn how to cook healthy takeaway classics including pizza, burgers and chicken curry in the Beacon’s state-of-the-art teaching kitchen
- Extra Time Hub – a chance for over 55s to get together and take part in gentle exercise and fun social activities.
The Beacon will also play host to I am Team GB Festival of Sport in August, giving families from across the region the chance to take part in a wide range of sports for free and meet an Olympian.
Speaking about the Summer at the Beacon campaign, Foundation of Light Managing Director Jamie Wright said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming the public back to the Beacon this summer. After such a tough 18 months for everyone, we want to create something really special, really engaging and, most importantly, lots of fun.
“Summer at the Beacon showcases just how versatile this brilliant building can be. We want to become a destination of choice for families in the holidays where they can get together, have fun and learn something new.
“All proceeds from the Beacon of Light are donated back to the Foundation of Light, so anyone who visits us this summer will not only feel great because they are doing something fun but because they are helping to make a real difference to lives across the north east.”
To find out more and to book visit www.beaconoflight.co.uk/summer
24 June 2021