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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 The CTRL Pad at The Gate to your Itinerary

    The CTRL Pad at The Gate

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    Indoor Attraction

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Newcastle's very own video gaming lounge is now open in the centre of the Toon at The Gate. The CTRL Pad is packed with retro and bang up to date games and setups.

    There is something for everyone whether casual gamer or hardcore enthusiast as...

  2. Add Souter Lighthouse and The Leas to your Itinerary

    Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

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    Lighthouse

    South Shields

    A magnificent Lighthouse, family friendly and located on a beautiful stretch of coastline.

  3. Add Wet ‘n’ Wild to your Itinerary

    Wet ‘n’ Wild

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    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Tyne and Wear

    Enjoy splashing family fun at Wet ‘n’ Wild UK - the North East’s largest indoor water park. Come and try 10 exciting flumes, including the Abyss and Black Hole. You could even tackle the Kamikaze - if you DARE! Float around the lazy river, and ride...

  4. Add Cullercoats Bay to your Itinerary

    Cullercoats Bay

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    Beach

    Cullercoats

    Cullercoats is a sandy bay enclosed by small piers and as such is an excellent environment for family use. The south of the bay is a launching area for local fishing boats and leisure craft.

  5. Add Pets Corner at Jesmond Dene to your Itinerary

    Pets Corner at Jesmond Dene

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    Animal Collection

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Pets Corner in Jesmond Dene, is a popular, family-friendly attraction. See alpacas, pot-bellied pigs, goats, colourful birds and rabbits up close!

  6. Add Gateshead Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Gateshead Leisure Centre

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    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Gateshead

    Gateshead Leisure Centre is part of GO Gateshead, one of the region’s leading gym, swim and exercise class providers.
    Following a refurbishment in 2010, the centre offers fantastic facilities, including swimming pools, sauna, café, crèche and...

  7. Add Dunston Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Dunston Leisure Centre

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    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Dunston

    Dunston Leisure Centre is part of GO Gateshead, one of the region’s leading gym, swim and exercise class providers.

    The centre offers fantastic facilities, including:

    - Main pool

    - Small pool

    - Gym

    - Two fitness studios

    ...

  8. Add Dunston (Acer) Pond Local Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Dunston (Acer) Pond Local Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Dunston

    Dunston Acer (Ace) Pond is a small wetland Pond. It is home to a pair of beautiful breeding mute swans. Mallards and moorhens can also be found, nesting among the reeds and rushes. In the summer, the meadow is full of wildflowers and also insects....

  9. Add Clara Vale Local Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Clara Vale Local Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Ryton

    After the closure of the Clara Vale pit in 1966 nature reclaimed this site, which was then saved from development in 1986 by a campaign led by local villagers. It became a protected Local Nature Reserve in 1995 and is now home to a wonderful...

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