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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 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 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…

  2. 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

  3. Add Escape Newcastle to your Itinerary

    Escape Newcastle

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Escape Newcastle is a new, fun, challenging live exit game. We are based in Newcastle City Centre and our games are designed for teams of 2 - 5.

    With 2 rooms in operation we can accommodate teams of up to 10. We lock you up in a mysterious…

  4. Add Watergate Forest Park to your Itinerary

    Watergate Forest Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Gateshead

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

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  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. Add Heworth Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Heworth Leisure Centre

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    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Gateshead

    Heworth Leisure Centre is part of GO Gateshead, one of the region’s leading gym, swim and exercise class providers. Heworth is home to FlowRider®, where you can experience the thrill of catching and riding a wave on our indoor surfing and body…

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