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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 Namco Funscape to your Itinerary

    Namco Funscape

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    Funfair

    Gateshead

    Enjoy a family fun day out at Namco Funscape, in Metrocentre, Gateshead. You'll find a mix of arcade games and entertainment for all ages.

  3. Add Souter Lighthouse and The Leas to your Itinerary

    Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

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    Lighthouse

    South Shields

    A magnificent Lighthouse, family friendly and located on a beautiful stretch of coastline.

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. Add ODEON Cinema to your Itinerary

    ODEON Cinema

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    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.

  7. Delta Force Paintball Newcastle

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    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?

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