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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 where words and pictures come to life with interactive exhibitions, storytelling sessions and all sorts of crafty activities, while sports 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.

If the weather's good, why not take a trip to the beach. In 2010 all of North Tyneside’s Beaches – at Whitley Bay, Tynemouth Longsands, King Edward’s Bay and Cullercoats Bay - were awarded prestigious Blue Flag status alongside Sunderland’s Roker and Seaburn beaches and South Shields’ Sandhaven, whilst Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium, with sea-creatures from all around the world and a colony of miniature monkeys, is the perfect way to escape the sun.

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  1. Add Sport Central to your Itinerary

    Sport Central

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    Sports Ground

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Sport Central is home to the hopes and aspirations of thousands of Northumbria University students, staff and members of the North East community.

  2. Add Alnwick Castle to your Itinerary

    Alnwick Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Alnwick

    Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in England.

  3. 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.

  4. Add Blue Reef Aquarium to your Itinerary

    Blue Reef Aquarium

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    Aquarium

    Tynemouth

    Situated on the sea front at Tynemouth, Blue Reef Aquarium is the perfect attraction for when the rain ruins your trip to the beach!

  5. 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.

  6. Add WWT Washington Wetland Centre to your Itinerary

    WWT Washington Wetland Centre

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    Animal Collection

    Washington

    Whatever the season, come rain or shine – the award-winning WWT Washington Wetland Centre is the perfect place to connect with nature.

  7. Add Beamish Museum to your Itinerary

    Beamish Museum

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    Museum

    Beamish

    Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish and discover what life was like in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. Add Kielder Water & Forest Park to your Itinerary

    Kielder Water & Forest Park

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    Forest

    Northumberland

    Home to northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England's largest forest, Kielder Water & Forest Park is one of Northumberland's best attractions.
    It is perfect for individuals or families that love nature, water sports, exploring, walking,...

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