Family Fun

Whatever you're into NewcastleGateshead offers a superb range of activities to banish boredom for good.Highlights include Life Science Centre where the wonders of modern science are revealed, or Great North Museum: Hancock where you can explore 350 million years of evolution, complete with a life-size dinosaur skeleton!

Budding writers will love Seven Stories  which is the UK's National Centre for Children's Books and where words and pictures come to life with interactive exhibitions, storytelling sessions and all sorts of crafty activities. Sports fans can take a behind-the-scenes tour of Newcastle United's St James' Park or Sunderland AFC's Stadium of Light, or get hands-on with a climbing lesson at Climb Newcastle - just remember not to look down!

Lovers of the great outdoors should head to Washington Wetland Centre to encounter all sorts of wildlife from mini-beasts to their resident hunting sparrowhawk, or get your hands dirty Down at the Farm. Families wanting to travel back in time can enjoy an immersive visit to Beamish Museum and get hands-on with history every day.

If the weather's good, why not take a trip to the beach. North Tyneside’s beaches – at Whitley Bay, Tynemouth Longsands, King Edward’s Bay and Cullercoats Bay - are award-winningly beautiful beaches. Sunderland’s Roker and Seaburn beaches and South Shields’ Sandhaven also showcase the North East's stunning coastline. Tynemouth Aquarium, with sea-creatures from all around the world and a colony of miniature monkeys, is the perfect way to escape the sun and enjoy a family day out in the North East.

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  1. Add BBC Newcastle Children's Interactive Tour to your Itinerary

    BBC Newcastle Children's Interactive Tour

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    Walking Tour

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Our Children’s Interactive tour is designed especially for 6-12 year olds, it is not about the parents, teachers, or grandparents (as lovely as they always are!). Pre booking essential.

  2. Add Vallum Farm to your Itinerary

    Vallum Farm

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    Farm

    Northeast

    Vallum is a community of food producers who have gathered together on our family farm out of their shared ethos and commitment to traditional, local produce.

  3. Add Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books to your Itinerary

    Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Ouseburn

    Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books is where our rich heritage of children’s books is collected, celebrated and brought to life. With exhibitions, dressing up, storytelling and crafts, Seven Stories spells the perfect day out for…

  4. Add Angry Birds Adventure Golf at Intu Metrocentre to your Itinerary

    Angry Birds Adventure Golf at Intu Metrocentre

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    Golf Course

    Gateshead Metro Centre

    Prepare to swing into action when a huge 36 hole indoor golf course opens at intu Metrocentre on Monday 14 October.

    A world first, the 18,000 sq ft site will stretch across the upper and lower mall levels at the Gateshead shopping centre and…

  5. Add The Victoria Tunnel to your Itinerary

    The Victoria Tunnel

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    Museum

    Ouseburn

    Discover ‘Newcastle’s Hidden Heritage’ - experience the sounds of a wartime air raid and follow your guides underground to discover the Tunnel's role as a colliery waggonway. Listen out for the oncoming coal wagons!

  6. Add The Alnwick Garden to your Itinerary

    The Alnwick Garden

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    Garden

    Alnwick

    The Alnwick Garden is one of the most exciting contemporary gardens on earth. A garden for gardeners with a design that looks to the future. It's a stunning attraction and a floral wonderland.

  7. Add Daniel Farm to your Itinerary

    Daniel Farm

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    Farm

    Crawcrook

    Daniel Farm is both a working farm and visitor attraction, with a café, deli serving home-baked cakes and pastries, whilst the adjoining farm shop is well stocked with local artisan foods and deli-goods including fresh bread, cheese, eggs, quiches…

  8. Add Saltwell Park and Saltwell Towers to your Itinerary

    Saltwell Park and Saltwell Towers

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Gateshead

    Saltwell Park, based in the heart of Gateshead, is one of Britain's finest examples of a Victorian Park. The park has seen an amazing transformation and has been restored to its Victorian splendour.

  9. Add Beamish Wild TreeTop Adventure to your Itinerary

    Beamish Wild TreeTop Adventure

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Stanley

    Welcome to the home of adventure in the North East! Set in the Treetops of our ancient woodland, our High Ropes Course is 2 hours of non-stop fun and challenges guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. We’ve packed your fun day out in the treetops…

  10. Add Clip n Climb at Gateshead Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Clip n Climb at Gateshead Leisure Centre

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    Family Activity Centre

    Gateshead

    GO Gateshead’s brand new Clip ‘n Climb is a healthy, action-packed climbing experience suitable for both children and adults alike.

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