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 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 Everyman Cinema Newcastle to your Itinerary

    Everyman Cinema Newcastle

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    Cinema

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    New for 2019! Everyman Cinema opens on Newcastle's historic Grey Street in the heart of the bustling city. Revolutionising your cinema experience, film-goers to Everyman Cinema in Newcastle will be treated to at their seat service and the chance to…

  2. Add Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm Village and Bede Museum to your Itinerary

    Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm Village and Bede Museum

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    Museum

    Jarrow

    Set across 11 acres, Jarrow Hall features a museum dedicated to exploring the life and legacy of Bede, alongside an extensive Anglo-Saxon farm and reconstructed Anglo-Saxon dwellings.

  3. 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!

  4. 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…

  5. Add The Custody Code at Kielder Forest to your Itinerary

    The Custody Code at Kielder Forest

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    Nature Reserve

    Kielder Water & Forest Park

    This autumn will see Northumberland’s Kielder Water and Forest Park welcome The Custody Code, a new art film and installation produced by Amanda Loomes and developed as part of the Forestry Commission’s centenary celebrations.

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. Add Heworth Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Heworth Leisure Centre

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    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…

  9. Add ODEON Cinema to your Itinerary

    ODEON Cinema

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    Cinema

    Wallsend

    The ODEON Cinema Silverlink in North Tyneside is amongst the first in the country to install a new digital 3-D screen. Armed with a pair of high-tech polarized 3-D glasses, audiences are able to experience a range of exclusive 3-D releases.

  10. Add Ouseburn Farm to your Itinerary

    Ouseburn Farm

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    Farm

    Ouseburn

    Ouseburn Farm is a community led project located in the Lower Ouseburn Valley, just a mile from Newcastle city centre.

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