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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 Milkwellburn Wood Nature Reserve  to your Itinerary

    Milkwellburn Wood Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Chopwell

    Milkwellburn Wood, near Blackhall Mill features an excellent network of surfaced tracks within the woodland providing access for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Currently undergoing a restoration project that aims to gradually remove the conifers in…

  2. Add Down at the Farm to your Itinerary

    Down at the Farm

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    Farm

    Houghton-le-Spring

    Please check the front of our website for availability and times www.downatthefarm.co.uk

  3. Add Weetslade Country Park to your Itinerary

    Weetslade Country Park

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    Nature Reserve

    Northumberland

    A former colliery site, Weetslade Country Park has been extensively landscaped to create a wildlife haven on the edge of the city with a hill, grassland, scrub, reed bed and woodland areas.

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. Add Blaydon Burn Farm  to your Itinerary

    Blaydon Burn Farm

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    Nature Trail

    Blaydon-on-Tyne

    Small farm with field reared traditional breed cattle and sheep, fed on our own rich variety of naturally fertilised clover lay. High quality frozen meat for sale.

    We also have 26 acres of woodland which boasts many beautiful natural camping spots…

  7. 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!

  8. Add Blaydon Burn Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Blaydon Burn Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Blaydon-on-Tyne

    Once the heart of the industrial revolution in Gateshead, Blaydon Burn is a wonderful example of what happens when industry moves away and nature returns. Over one mile long and covering over 50 hectares of woodland, grassland and wetland, Blaydon…

  9. Add Ryton Willows Local Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Ryton Willows Local Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Ryton

    Located between the river Tyne and the attractive ‘old’ Ryton village, Ryton Willows features beautiful grassland, ponds, woodland and open spaces, all of which attract people to enjoy this peaceful place.

  10. Add Bill Quay Farm to your Itinerary

    Bill Quay Farm

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    Farm

    Gateshead

    Farm livestock from the traditional to the bizarre, an abundance of artworks and a green retreat for wildlife. Panoramic views of Tyne and urban parkland. Picnic area.

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