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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 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 Blaydon Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Blaydon Leisure Centre

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    Type:

    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

  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 TopGear Karting to your Itinerary

    TopGear Karting

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    Indoor Attraction

    Durham

    The North East's Premier Indoor Karting Venue for ages 8+ at a minimum height of 4ft 2inches.

  6. Add The Custody Code at Kielder Forest to your Itinerary

    The Custody Code at Kielder Forest

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    Nature Reserve

    Kielder Water & Forest Park

    This autumn will see Northumberland’s Kielder Water and Forest Park welcome The Custody Code, a new art film and installation produced by Amanda Loomes and developed as part of the Forestry Commission’s centenary celebrations.

  7. Add Cullercoats Bay to your Itinerary

    Cullercoats Bay

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    Beach

    Cullercoats

    Cullercoats is a sandy bay enclosed by small piers and as such is an excellent environment for family use. The south of the bay is a launching area for local fishing boats and leisure craft.

  8. 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.

  9. Delta Force Paintball Newcastle

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    Type:

    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 Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf to your Itinerary

    Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

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    Golf Course

    South Tyneside

    Battle it out at Smugglers Cove, a pirate themed mini adventure golf course located at the heart of South Shields seafront.

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