A SIX-week programme of fun has been lined up for youngsters on a Durham estate during the school holidays.

Eight to 16-year-olds on the Sherburn Road Estate will be able to enjoy a range of sports, arts and crafts funded by the area's regeneration initiative.

The programme will start on Monday (July 24) with a play scheme at the Laurel Avenue Community Centre, held between 10am and 12.30pm and 1pm to 3.30pm.

The sporting activities will run from Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 18. Admission is free.

Another play scheme will be run at Gilesgate Comprehensive Community School from Monday, August 21 to Friday, September 1 between 10am and 12.30pm and 1pm to 3.30pm.

Sessions cost £1.50 per child but there are concessions for other children in the same family.

A learn-to-swim course will be held at Durham Baths for anyone aged eight to 25. The course will be held from Monday (July 24) to Friday (July 28).

Children North-East is running a play scheme that will include trips and creative activity days.

For details of the play schemes and swimming call Jackie Graham on (0191) 3845427.

For information about the Children North-East activities call (0191) 3844247