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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 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.

  2. Add Blaydon Burn Farm  to your Itinerary

    Blaydon Burn Farm

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    Nature Trail

    Blaydon-on-Tyne

    Small farm with field reared traditional breed cattle and sheep, fed on our own rich variety of naturally fertilised clover lay. High quality frozen meat for sale.

    We also have 26 acres of woodland which boasts many beautiful natural camping spots…

  3. 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.

  4. Add King Edward's Bay to your Itinerary

    King Edward's Bay

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    Beach

    Tynemouth

    King Edwards Bay is a small sandy bay enclosed by cliffs and grassy banks and as such is an excellent environment for family use. The beach is at the foot of Tynemouth Priory and Castle, a historic site run by English Heritage.

  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 The Branch to your Itinerary

    The Branch

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    Arts Centre

    Gateshead

    The Branch is home to a selection of creative businesses offering handmade arts, crafts and food products. Studios are based in Gibside’s historic stables and surrounding woodland while the onsite Bakery and Butchery are based in Market Place, near…

  7. Add Dunston Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Dunston Leisure Centre

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    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Dunston

    Dunston 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

    - Gym

    - Two fitness studios

  8. 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.…

  9. Farne Islands

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    Beach

    With rocky shores, grey seals and many species of seabird, the Farne Islands are as stunning as they are interesting. If you’re planning a day trip, be sure to take a picnic.

  10. Add Jesmond Dene to your Itinerary

    Jesmond Dene

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Jesmond Dene is a unique haven of peace and tranquility, just minutes from Newcastle City Centre. It is a narrow wooded valley that follows the river Ouseburn between South Gosforth and Jesmond Vale.

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