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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 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.

  3. 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…

  4. Add Jesmond Dene to your Itinerary

    Jesmond Dene

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Jesmond Dene is a unique haven of peace and tranquility, just minutes from Newcastle City Centre. It is a narrow wooded valley that follows the river Ouseburn between South Gosforth and Jesmond Vale.

  5. Add Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf to your Itinerary

    Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

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    Golf Course

    South Tyneside

    Battle it out at Smugglers Cove, a pirate themed mini adventure golf course located at the heart of South Shields seafront.

  6. Add Sunderland Aquatic Centre to your Itinerary

    Sunderland Aquatic Centre

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    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.

  7. Add The Branch to your Itinerary

    The Branch

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    Arts Centre

    Gateshead

    The Branch is home to a selection of creative businesses offering handmade arts, crafts and food products. Studios are based in Gibside’s historic stables and surrounding woodland while the onsite Bakery and Butchery are based in Market Place, near…

  8. Farne Islands

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    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.

  9. 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…

  10. Add The Word, National Centre for the Written Word to your Itinerary

    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word

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    Family Activity Centre

    South Shields

    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word is South Tyneside's new state-of-the-art cultural venue which has a lot to offer! The spectacular building opened in October 2016.

    The building is brimming with exciting new experiences, activities…

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