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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  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’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 and enjoy a family day out in the North East.

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  1. Add Derwent Walk Country Park including Red Kite Watch and Derwenthaugh Park to your Itinerary

    Derwent Walk Country Park including Red Kite Watch and Derwenthaugh Park

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    Nature Reserve

    Rowlands Gill

    Woodlands, riverside meadows and the Derwent Walk (a disused railway line). Served by Thornley Woodlands Visitor Centre and Swalwell Visitor Centre.
    By 2009, 94 red kites had been re-introduced into Gateshead's lower Derwent Valley.

  2. Add Gateshead Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Gateshead Leisure Centre

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    Type:

    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…

  3. Add Heworth Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Heworth Leisure Centre

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    Type:

    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Gateshead

    Heworth Leisure Centre is part of GO Gateshead, one of the region’s leading gym, swim and exercise class providers. Heworth is home to FlowRider®, where you can experience the thrill of catching and riding a wave on our indoor surfing and body…

  4. Add Escape Newcastle to your Itinerary

    Escape Newcastle

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    Type:

    Adventure Park / Playground

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Escape Newcastle is a new, fun, challenging live exit game. We are based in Newcastle City Centre and our games are designed for teams of 2 - 5.

    With 2 rooms in operation we can accommodate teams of up to 10. We lock you up in a mysterious…

  5. Farne Islands

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    Type:

    Beach

    With rocky shores, grey seals and many species of seabird, the Farne Islands are as stunning as they are interesting. If you’re planning a day trip, be sure to take a picnic.

  6. Add Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills to your Itinerary

    Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills

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    Type:

    Nature Reserve

    Ryton

    Besides the A694 at Stargate roundabout, Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills is an area of grassland and wildlife rich ponds, reclaimed from former quarrying and opencast activities. It is an important area for many species of plants, birds and insects…

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

    Dunston (Acer) Pond Local Nature Reserve

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    Type:

    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.…

  8. Add Blaydon Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Blaydon Leisure Centre

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    Type:

    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Blaydon-on-Tyne

    Blaydon 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

     - Fitness studio

     - Wi-Fi

  9. Add Namco Funscape to your Itinerary

    Namco Funscape

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    Type:

    Funfair

    Gateshead

    Enjoy a family fun day out at Namco Funscape, in Metrocentre, Gateshead. You'll find a mix of arcade games and entertainment for all ages.

  10. Add Sunderland Aquatic Centre to your Itinerary

    Sunderland Aquatic Centre

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    Type:

    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Sunderland

    Sunderland's newest and most ambitious regeneration project Sunderland Aquatic Centre opened to the public on 18 April 2008. This is the regions first 50m pool and the only facility of it's type between Leeds and Edinburgh.

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