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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 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...

  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 Life Science Centre to your Itinerary

    Life Science Centre

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    Museum

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    The Life Science Centre is a must-see if you are visiting the region or for locals looking to be inspired. Attractions range from 4D Motion Rides to Gaming.

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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...

  9. Add Gibside to your Itinerary

    Gibside

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Rowlands Gill

    Escape to this tranquil 18th century landscaped garden created by one of the richest men in Georgian England, George Bowes.

  10. Add The Dunes to your Itinerary

    The Dunes

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    South Shields

    The Dunes, at the heart of South Shields seafront, is a hugely popular entertainment complex offering hours of fun for all the family. Bowling, amuseuments, indoor soft play area, restaurants and much much more!

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