South Tyneside Family Hubs has been a hive of activity this week, bringing three generations together to mark Global Intergenerational Week.

This celebration embraces the power of connection between younger and older people, highlighting the amazing outcomes that are achieved when people of all ages come together.

In its third year, Global Intergenerational Week proved popular across South Tyneside, as scores of children, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents engaged and connected in various Learning with Play activities.

All Saints and Horsley Hill Family Hub kicked off the fun and games, inspiring families to showcase their creative talents. Biscuit and bunting decorating were first up on the agenda before families took turns creating their very own handprint.

Bede and Hebburn Family Hub also delivered a day to remember with Hebburn treating families to a special breakfast. The event was concluded by one of our lovely grandparents as they led our singing time activity.

Reflecting on the support available and the importance of spending quality time with their grandchildren, one grandparent said: “I have developed a strong bond with others from sharing experiences.

“There’s a lot of help and a great network of support here. Having grandchildren has improved my quality of life and my health.”

Another grandparent added: “It is really important to me to spend time with my granddaughter. I have really enjoyed this group and we have made lots of friends.”

One grandparent commented: “We have loved coming here today. It’s lovely being able to spend time together in a new place with lots of toys. It gives you an idea of new things to do with them at home.”

One parent couldn’t hide her delight after seeing her own child having fun with their grandparent. “It means the world to me as I got to spend all of my time with her, now I get to watch my baby do the same.”

Check out some of the photos from All Saints and Horsley Hill here.

To view the best of the action from Bede and Hebburn, click here.