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 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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    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.

  2. Add Blaydon Burn Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Blaydon Burn Nature Reserve

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    Type:

    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…

  3. 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.

  4. Add Blaydon Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Blaydon Leisure Centre

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    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

  5. 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.

  6. Add Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills to your Itinerary

    Stargate Ponds and Bewes Hills

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    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…

  7. 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…

  8. Add The Word, National Centre for the Written Word to your Itinerary

    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word

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    Type:

    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…

  9. Add Escape Newcastle to your Itinerary

    Escape Newcastle

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    Type:

    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…

  10. Add ODEON Cinema to your Itinerary

    ODEON Cinema

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    Type:

    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.

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