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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 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.

  2. Add Bill Quay Farm to your Itinerary

    Bill Quay Farm

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    Farm

    Gateshead

    Farm livestock from the traditional to the bizarre, an abundance of artworks and a green retreat for wildlife. Panoramic views of Tyne and urban parkland. Picnic area.

  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 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  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 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.

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