A number of family-friendly activities will take place to mark the official opening of Cumberland's first Family Hub.

It will be located at 1 Strand Street in the Old Bank building near the harbour.

The Family Hub on the Harbour will offer an array of services in partnership with local entities.

Families in and around Whitehaven are invited to attend the event on April 11 between 11am and 3pm.

Free activities, such as face painting, trampolines, magic & puppet shows and balloon modelling are due to take place.

Members of the local community and local families will officially open the hub by cutting the ribbon at 12pm.

Cllr Emma Williamson, executive member for children’s and family wellbeing and housing at Cumberland Council said: "I am thrilled that we are placing our new Family Hub services right into the heart of Whitehaven, and at the same time, bringing the Old Bank building back into use for the local community.

"We are ambitious for our communities and are determined that our first Family Hub will make a lasting positive impact on the lives of families in Whitehaven."

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Martin Birch, director of children and family wellbeing at Cumberland Council, added: "Whitehaven’s Family Hub on the Harbour belongs to the community.

"We have been working closely with local families in the run up to the launch.

"It’s set to be a fantastic day and I’m very much looking forward to welcoming families into the Hub."

On the opening day, advice and guidance stalls with more information will be available.

Local services including the police and fire services, Copeland Wellness Service, Citizen’s Advice Bureau and more will be represented.

Megan, a parent and carer champion from the local community, expressed her excitement for the hub.

She said: "The Family Hub will have a positive impact for local families.

"Everyone will be welcomed and there will be a range of different services available with lots of support on offer in one place."

Families can keep updated through Cumberland Family Hubs’ social media channels and website.