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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 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 Ocean Beach Pleasure Park to your Itinerary

    Ocean Beach Pleasure Park

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    Funfair

    South Shields

    Situated on the stunning coastline of South Shields, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park is a great experience for a fun filled family day out. With over40 rides, attractions, arcades and more there is something for everyone to enjoy.

    As well as the usual...

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. Add Alnwick Garden to your Itinerary

    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. But this isn't just an attraction for keen...

  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 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

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