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Into the Wild

Get outdoors and closer to nature in one of our many green spaces and family attractions. Feed the birds at the WWT Washington Wetland Centre or take an underwater safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium.

Take advantage of all green spaces in NewcastleGateshead with a huge selection of parks all with easy distance of the city centre. Slightly further afield enjoy the countryside at Gibside in Gateshead and remember you are just less than 30 minutes away from the beach in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay!

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  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. Add Paddy Freeman's Park to your Itinerary

    Paddy Freeman's Park

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Paddy Freeman’s Park is situated to the north east of Newcastle City Centre

  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 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 Chopwell Woodland Park to your Itinerary

    Chopwell Woodland Park

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    Forest

    Gateshead

    Chopwell Wood has miles of paths and old colliery railway tracks making it very popular with walkers and cyclists.  There are four walking trails of varying lengths that criss-cross through the woodland, offering glimpses of the area’s industrial…

  8. 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.

  9. Add Path Head Water Mill to your Itinerary

    Path Head Water Mill

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    Water Mill

    Blaydon-on-Tyne

    Nestled away and just off the road out of Blaydon towards Ryton is Path Head Water Mill. The mill is an 18th century feat of engineering located in a tranquil valley, close to meadows and wooded walks with picnic facilities and a safe garden area. 

  10. 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.

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