Egg-citing Easter at the Beacon

Egg-citing Easter at the Beacon

Keep your youngsters busy this Easter with a range of different sessions at the Beacon of Light.

Courses kick-off on Tuesday 2 April and there’s something happening on each day of the two-week break. Here are some of the sessions available:

Holiday Club

Every day at Holiday Club is different. Participants will take place in a range of activities, from multi-sport to arts and crafts or films and fancy dress. The mixed activity sessions offer the perfect environment for your child to be creative.

Disability Football and Multi-Sports

As part of our commitment to ensure young people across our region have access to sport and activity, Foundation of Light hosts disability football courses, featuring a range of activities and small-sided games. Or for children that would prefer a mix of sports activities, we also offer disability multi-sports sessions, including dodgeball, handball, and basketball.

Be a Streamer Day

A brand-new session taking place in the Beacon’s state-of-the-art Esports room, your child can become their favourite streamer for the day and game to their heart’s content.


This Easter we have a Peter Rabbit themed baking class split into two sessions – morning for children aged 2-5 and afternoon for ages 6-14.

Football Courses

We have various football courses, offering something for every child, from those starting their footballing journeys to the ones trying to refine their skills further. Football courses are based at the Beacon and further afield in Beamish, Wellfield, and Kirkby Stephen. There are also opportunities to book 1:1 coaching sessions during Easter and our ‘Train Like a Pro’ day returns on Friday 5th April at Ford Quarry Football Hub.

Family Fun Day

Also taking place this Easter is Foundation of Light’s Family Fun Day. The jam-packed day of sports, play, and activity has been a hit with families across Sunderland and is back by popular demand. The Beacon of Light will be open to the community on Friday 5th April from 10am to 3pm, with advance booking required for £2. This year’s event will be split into various time slots to manage capacity.


Holiday courses can be booked online through our online booking system: Click Here to book holiday courses >

Family Fun Day can be booked online through Eventbrite: Click Here to book Family Fun Day >

Guide to Holiday Course Booking:

To complete a booking online, please follow the steps below:

  • Click the course you want to book
  • Select ‘I’m buying for someone else’ then ‘Add to Basket’
  • The window will close as the course is added to your basket.
  • Click basket icon at top right of screen and then follow the instructions to set up your account.
  • Once you fill in your details (you will only be asked to do this once) you will be sent a confirmation email with a verification link to click.
  • After clicking the verification link in your email, come back to the checkout page and add the details of the person you are booking the course for via the ‘Add New Person’ button.
  • Continue to emergency contact and consents page, once completed, answer additional questions.
  • Once answered, proceed to payment, choosing PayPal or Debit / Credit Card options to complete the booking.

Once you have set up your account, the next time you make a booking you will choose the ‘sign-in’ option and the booking process will be much quicker. 

Stagecoach on board to support Holiday Courses

18 April 2024

Scores of youngsters enjoyed a day at the Beacon of Light with a difference thanks to Stagecoach Group after the UK's largest transport operator gave their backing to the Foundation's half-term holiday courses.