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What is Family Time?

‘Family Time’ is an exciting project aimed at increasing opportunities for families to be active together.  

The goal? To encourage families to sit less and move more, aiming for at least 60 minutes of exercise every day for lifelong participation in physical activity and promote positive wellbeing for the families in our community.

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Start by making positive changes today!

Here are a few ways you can get involved:

  • Like the ‘Get Hartlepool Active’ Facebook page

  • Follow ‘Get Hartlepool Active’ on Instagram

  • Follow ‘Get Hartlepool Active’ on Twitter

  • Take part in the ‘Half-Term Family Fun Challenge’ - download the challenge here. How many of the activities can you complete over the half-term holidays? Share your photos with us on social media using the #HalfTermFamilyFun #LoveHartlepool #GetHartlepoolActive

Busy Pages – Things to do when you are out and about around Hartlepool

Ward Jackson Park Busy Page

Rossmere Busy Page

Headland Busy Page

Summerhill Busy Page

Seaton Park Busy Page

Burn Valley Gardens Busy Page

Hartlepool Hide-a-seek-a-saurus – A rock hunt with a dinosaur twist

Watch the video tutorial below to find out how to make your dinosaur fossil using the materials in your pack!


Seaton Interactive Trail

An exciting 2 mile trail along Seaton Promenade, starting at the clock tower and finishing at Maritime Avenue, is coming soon! Keep your eyes peeled on social media for the launch date.

Wheel of Wellness

After all the stresses and strains, which often come with Christmas, it's no surprise that after the festive period we can sometimes find ourselves feeling, well... a little bit drained not just physically but mentally too.

With that in mind, Family Time have created what we think is the perfect family challenge to push the reset button so you're ready to face the New Year with renewed confidence and a positive mind-set!

Click on the image below to view the Wheel of Wellness, 14 fun challenges that will help boost mental health and wellness. You'll find a printable version, which you can colour as you can complete the challenges and an interactive one, complete with videos and images explaining the challenges in more detail


Burn Valley Fairy Trail 

There's magic brewing down at Burn Valley Gardens!


Burn Valley Gardens is a mysterious place and home to many magical beings. From fairies to goblins, it is the job of 'The Council of Magical Creatures' to make sure all the forest creatures live peacefully together.


On our last visit, we found that our resident elves had left us a very special Christmas surprise, which will be sure to add some festive cheer to your holidays. Find out more tomorrow when all will be revealed!


Tag us in your fairy adventure #FamilyTimeHartlepool #GetHartlepoolActive #lovehartlepool #hartlepoolholidayfun


Contact us

If you cannot find what you are looking for or you have a question you would like answering contact the Participation Team by call / text 07787697643 or emailing