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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 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. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  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 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…

  7. Add Blaydon Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Blaydon Leisure Centre

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    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

  8. Add Exit Newcastle to your Itinerary

    Exit Newcastle

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    Family Fun

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Exit Newcastle is a live exit game in which you are locked in with friends, family or colleagues and have to solve a series of puzzles and mysteries to escape.

  9. Delta Force Paintball Newcastle

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Want an extreme experience in Newcastle, or know someone who does? How does dodging pellets of paint flying at over 170mph, while you’re running through a field littered with real red double decker buses and replica villages sound?

  10. 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.…

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