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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 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…

  2. 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.

  3. Add Wet ‘n’ Wild to your Itinerary

    Wet ‘n’ Wild

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    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…

  4. Add Dunston (Acer) Pond Local Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Dunston (Acer) Pond Local Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Dunston

    Dunston Acer (Ace) Pond is a small wetland Pond. It is home to a pair of beautiful breeding mute swans. Mallards and moorhens can also be found, nesting among the reeds and rushes. In the summer, the meadow is full of wildflowers and also insects.…

  5. 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).

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. Add Ryton Willows Local Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Ryton Willows Local Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Ryton

    Located between the river Tyne and the attractive ‘old’ Ryton village, Ryton Willows features beautiful grassland, ponds, woodland and open spaces, all of which attract people to enjoy this peaceful place.

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