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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. 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 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...

  3. Add Shibdon Pond and Meadow to your Itinerary

    Shibdon Pond and Meadow

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    Nature Reserve

    Blaydon-on-Tyne

    Shibdon Pond is one of the few large open water bodies left in the southern part of Tyne and Wear and is one of the best wetlands in the region for wintering wildfowl. Excellent site for bird-watching, especially waterfowl. Observation hide...

  4. Add St Mary's Lighthouse to your Itinerary

    St Mary's Lighthouse

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    Lighthouse

    North Tyneside

    Lighthouse, bird-watching hide and visitor centre are all open to the public. Permanent and changing exhibitions, gift shop and educational facilities.

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  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 Tynemouth Longsands to your Itinerary

    Tynemouth Longsands

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    Beach

    North Tyneside

    Golden sandy beach with rocks, dunes and cliffs. 10 minute walk from Cullercoats Metro station (north) and Tynemouth Metro station (south).

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

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