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 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

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  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 Souter Lighthouse and The Leas to your Itinerary

    Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

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    Lighthouse

    South Shields

    A magnificent Lighthouse, family friendly and located on a beautiful stretch of coastline.

  7. 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.

  8. Add King Edward's Bay to your Itinerary

    King Edward's Bay

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    Beach

    Tynemouth

    King Edwards Bay is a small sandy bay enclosed by cliffs and grassy banks and as such is an excellent environment for family use. The beach is at the foot of Tynemouth Priory and Castle, a historic site run by English Heritage.

  9. Add Hamsterley Forest to your Itinerary

    Hamsterley Forest

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    Forest

    Hamsterley Forest

    Discover our picturesque woodlands which sprawl along the sides of a stunning sheltered valley

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday at County Durham’s largest forest. 

    From wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for…

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