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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. Add Weetslade Country Park to your Itinerary

    Weetslade Country Park

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    Nature Reserve

    Northumberland

    A former colliery site, Weetslade Country Park has been extensively landscaped to create a wildlife haven on the edge of the city with a hill, grassland, scrub, reed bed and woodland areas.

  2. Add Dunston Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Dunston Leisure Centre

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    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Dunston

    Dunston 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

    - Gym

    - Two fitness studios

  3. Add Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills to your Itinerary

    Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills

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    Type:

    Nature Reserve

    Ryton

    Besides the A694 at Stargate roundabout, Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills is an area of grassland and wildlife rich ponds, reclaimed from former quarrying and opencast activities. It is an important area for many species of plants, birds and insects…

  4. Add Derwent Walk Country Park including Red Kite Watch and Derwenthaugh Park to your Itinerary

    Derwent Walk Country Park including Red Kite Watch and Derwenthaugh Park

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    Type:

    Nature Reserve

    Rowlands Gill

    Woodlands, riverside meadows and the Derwent Walk (a disused railway line). Served by Thornley Woodlands Visitor Centre and Swalwell Visitor Centre.
    By 2009, 94 red kites had been re-introduced into Gateshead's lower Derwent Valley.

  5. Add Wet ‘n’ Wild to your Itinerary

    Wet ‘n’ Wild

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    Type:

    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…

  6. 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.

  7. 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).

  8. Add Milkwellburn Wood Nature Reserve  to your Itinerary

    Milkwellburn Wood Nature Reserve

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    Type:

    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…

  9. Add Watergate Forest Park to your Itinerary

    Watergate Forest Park

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    Type:

    Country / Royal Park

    Gateshead

    Reclaimed colliery site with large lake and multi user path. Newly planted woodland and additional streamside mature woodland.

  10. Add Blaydon Burn Farm  to your Itinerary

    Blaydon Burn Farm

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    Type:

    Nature Trail

    Blaydon-on-Tyne

    Small farm with field reared traditional breed cattle and sheep, fed on our own rich variety of naturally fertilised clover lay. High quality frozen meat for sale.

    We also have 26 acres of woodland which boasts many beautiful natural camping spots…

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