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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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Add Namco Funscape to your Itinerary

    Namco Funscape

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    Funfair

    Gateshead

    Enjoy a family fun day out at Namco Funscape, in Metrocentre, Gateshead. You'll find a mix of arcade games and entertainment for all ages.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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!

  9. 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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