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Family Days Out in Northumberland
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The Sanctuary Wildlife Centre
Morpeth
The Sanctuary Wildlife Centre has over 100 animals in permanent care including foxes, badgers, pigs, donkies, peacocks, ponies, goats, sheep and unwanted pets including rabbits and terrapins.There are also toy tractors and trampolines for the kids.
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre
Falstone
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre The Centre contains one of the largest & most fascinating collections of Birds Of Prey in the North of England. Watch a Falcon stoop down from the skies at over 100mph, see the grace and speed of Eagles, Hawks & Kites. Experience the thrill & excitement of handling some of these beautiful & extraordinary...
Falconry Days
Hexham
Falconry Days A professional bird of prey centre that provides a range of different experiences, from falconry days to owl encounters. Family Activity Experience available. Over 75 birds from around the world. Visitor centre and picnic area.
Whitehouse Farm Centre
Morpeth
Whitehouse Farm Centre The farm is a great place for families, school and group visits of all ages enabling visitors to see, handle and feed a wide variety of animals from traditional breeds to unusual and exotic species.
Chain Bridge Honey Farm
Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Chain Bridge Honey Farm Family friendly working bee farm, with a great visitor centre from which you can learn and observe the foundations of the work. A most popular display is the observation hive where a living colony of bees can be viewed behind glass.
Eshottheugh Animal Park
Morpeth
Eshottheugh Animal Park Animal Park covering 10 acres with lots of animals including meerkats, miniature donkeys, a skunk, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, raccoons, parma wallabies, tortoises, micro pigs, miniature Shetland ponies, donkeys, a fox, goats and many different breeds of hens. We also have a Tea Room & outdoor play centre
Bailiffgate Museum
Alnwick
Bailiffgate Museum is a museum and gallery telling the history of Alnwick and district with colourful displays and activities. It is an indoor attraction.
The Heritage Centre at Bellingham
Bellingham
The Heritage Centre at Bellingham A fabulous local history facility with oodles of interactive bits for younger kids to break up the visit. Regular events held, contact for details.
Newbiggin Maritime Centre
Newbiggin by the Sea
Newbiggin Maritime Centre Discover life in a historic fishing village through the interactive exhibitions and thoughtful exhibits. It's next to a play park and a sandy beach with rock pools, so take a picnic and make a day of it!
Grace Darling Museum
Bambaugh
Grace Darling Museum Learn the story of Grace Darling and discover the details of what happened that stormy night in 1838 when she and her father risked a terrible storm to help those in danger. A RNLI facility.
Prudhoe Waterworld
Prudhoe
Prudhoe Waterworld A large leisure pool with wave machine, aqua slide and beach area where children and adults can swim, play and relax, or while the children are playing in our Space Jack's Soft Play area, you can enjoy a drink or something to eat in the cafe.
Swan Centre For Leisure
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Swan Centre For Leisure A 25m swimming pool which include, inflatables, waves and flume
Concordia Leisure Centre
Cramlington
Concordia Leisure Centre features an interactive kids' leisure pool with squirtums, sensory boards and underwater artwork. There is also a huge indoor play area for children with bouncy castles, Little Tykes climbing frames and more.
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre
Haltwhistle
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre 25 metre pool with giant flume slide, dedicated learner pool and tots' paddling pool with fun toys for toddlers and babies. There is also a great adventure play area. Tickets give same day free return.
Banana Beach Indoor Adventure Play
Ashington
Banana Beach Indoor Adventure Play Indoor Play in Northumberland - waiting for more details - please ring
Bounce Indoor Play Centre
Blyth
Bounce Indoor Play Centre 11,000 square feet of kiddies playcentre on three levels including ball pools, wavy slides - toddler and baby area - great idea if you are looking for things to do with the kids
TJ's Jungle
Cramlington
TJ's Jungle - has two play areas designed to suit all ages. The toddlers area is designed for under 4's and has a slide shooting into a ball pool, soft toys and a climbing area. The large play area has five levels which holds 5 different slides, a large ball pool, 4 ariel runways, log climbs, rope bridge and a tree...
Treasure Island Play Centre
Roecliff
Treasure Island Play Centre Treasure Island themed indoor play centre for kids.
Castle Mania Indoor Adventure Play
Amble
Castle Mania Indoor Adventure Play Massive indoor adventure play centre! Adventure play frame and go karts.
Space to Play Bedlington
Bedlington
Space to Play Bedlington An exciting world of discovery and adventure, where children of all ages can come to learn, explore and have fun.
Treasure Island
Morpeth
Treasure Island is an indoor soft play centre, cafe and party venue with a giant frame and pirate ship for the kids and reasonably priced food, free Wi-Fi and decent coffee for the adults. We also run weekly classes during term and special events during the school holidays.
The Funstation
Prudhoe
The Funstation Offers a multi level adventure playframe with giant 4 lane slide, spiral slide, football area, aerial skyglide and a fantastic baby and toddler area with interactive ball juggling machine and more!
Crackers Soft Play
Haltwhistle
Crackers Soft Play Multi level indoor play centre with fun features for all plus a sensory room! Particularly popular restaurant facility.
Chillingham Castle
Alnwick
Chillingham Castle This 12th century stronghold, just 20 minutes from the Seaside, became 'base-camp' for the 1298 conquering attack on William Wallace by King Edward 1st. Tours available (including Ghost Tours and events all year.
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick
Alnwick Castle Alnwick Castle is a glorious medieval castle, used as a film location for Harry Potter and Blackadder. Children can take part in activities including Knight's Quest and Dragon's Quest.
Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh
Bamburgh Castle One of the most imposing castles in England, Bamburgh castle sits on a basalt crag dominating this part of the beautiful Northumberland coast - perfect for exploring with the kids.
Lindisfarne Castle
Alnwick
Lindisfarne Castle Perched on top of a rocky island crag, accessible only by causeway, this charming castle with Getrude Jekyll walled-garden and fantastic views of Farne Island and Bamburgh Castle is great for exploring.
Hexham Old Gaol
Hexham
Hexham Old Gaol Tour the Old Gaol, 1330AD, by glass lift. Meet the gaoler, see a Reiver raid and try on costumes.
Woodhorn Museum and Gardens
Ashington
Woodhorn Museum and Gardens A great attraction for the whole family with hands-on activities, an events programme and that all important cup of tea! Don't forget to enjoy a trip on the Woodhorn Railway Society's Narrow Gauge Train.
Vindolanda
Hexham
Vindolanda A Roman encampment site with adjacent museum combine to make a memorable day genuinely enjoying learning! Offers a captivating insight into the garrisons of Hadrian's Wall.
Hadrians Wall and Fort
Hexham
Hadrians Wall and Fort Walk alongside the wall to Milecastle 37 and the infamous Sycamore Gap, taking in the amazing sights on the way and visit the Fort for a real insight into Roman military life.
Kielder Observatory
Kielder
Kielder Observatory A public astronomical observatory under some of the darkest skies in Europe. Open most evenings for a variety of different events. Interactive and informative. Weekly family Astronomy evenings, plus special events during school holidays.
Hexham Abbey
Hexham
Hexham Abbey A stunning abbey with over 1300 years of history to discover. An interactive exhibition, full of facts and things to do. Anglo Saxon crypt, medieval stairs plus a monastic herb garden to explore.
Lindisfarne Centre
Bewick-upon-Tweed
Lindisfarne Centre A great little place to find out about the history of Holy Island, from viking attacks to wildlife, the land, and its people. Interactive displays, plus activities for kids. Check tide times for visit.
Preston Tower
Chathill
Preston Tower An ancient tower and clock, surrounded by garden and walks. Guardroom, prison, plus rooms furnished as they may have been around 1400. Fascinating displays and information. Great view from the top.
Go Ape Matfen
Morpeth
Go Ape Matfen Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
The Bike Place in Kielder
Kielder
The Bike Place in Kielder Bike hire centre located in superb habitat for rare birds and animals. Varied range of trails available to cycle along, suitable for all abilities. Trail maps and helpful free advice available.
Alnwick Treasure Trail
Alnwick
Alnwick Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Alnwick? Don’t just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will keep you all absorbed as you seek the answers to clues and eventually solve a mystery. They are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Seahouses Treasure Trail
Seahouses
Seahouses Treasure Trail involves finding the answers to clues. This leads to solving the mystery of the buried treasure. A brilliant way to get out and have family fun in the fresh air.
Golden Gate Boat Trips
Seahouses
Golden Gate Boat Trips For boat trips you'll always remember. Explore Grace Darling's Lighthouse on Longstone Island, the Inner Farne Bird Sanctuary and Staple Island Bird Sanctuary and see grey seals, puffins and shags.
Heatherslaw Light Railway
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Heatherslaw Light Railway A 15” gauge railway which runs from Heatherslaw Mill to Etal Village - a return journey of 50 minutes
Puffin Cruises
Amble
Puffin Cruises Take a boat trip around Coquet Island to see the puffins, terns, ducks and seals. Also a lighthouse, built by monks and ruins of a monastery window is visible.
The Alnwick Garden
Alnwick
The Alnwick Garden One of the most exciting contemporary gardens to be developed in the last century, it is a magical landscape of unique gardens, features and structures, with walkways in the sky, rope bridges and a Woodland Walk.
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park
Alnwick
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park The park contains wild cattle and many other interesting creatures. Roe Deer and Fallow Deer can often be seen, while the Red Squirrels, Foxes and Badgers who live here are more wary and are not so often seen. The park is also home to over 50 species of birds, and is the most northerly outpost of the Nuthatch.
Farne Islands
Seahouses
Farne Islands The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the magnificent Castle of Bamburgh. As well as being the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles they also have a large colony of Atlantic or Grey Seals. Join one of the...
Druridge Bay Country Park
Morpeth
Druridge Bay Country Park 3.5 miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, plus a large freshwater Lake surrounded by woods and meadows. Visitor centre, cafe, shop and a young children’s play area.
Ridley Park
Blyth
Ridley Park Comprises a water play area, two big playgrounds well equipped for differing age groups, tennis courts, putting and bowling greens. Part of Sustrans National Cycle Route 1 too!
Hauxley Nature Reserve
Amble
Hauxley Nature Reserve This is a great place for experiencing wildlife, with hides for bird watching, ponds for pond dipping, meadow and woodland areas (good for picnics!) plus it is next to a lovely beach.
Tower Knowe Visitor Centre
Kielder
Tower Knowe Visitor Centre One of three visitor centres in Kielder Water and Forest Park. Great for walks, biking, sailing and fishing. Explore Centre, ferry and sailing club. Great place for a family day out.
Leaplish Waterside Park
Kielder
Leaplish Waterside Park One of three visitor centres in Kielder Water and Forest Park. A number of activities including archery, fishing and snorkelling. Great place for a family day out or an active holiday.
Kielder Castle Visitor Centre
Kielder
Kielder Castle Visitor Centre One of three visitor centres in Kielder Water and Forest Park. Exhibition to see. Centre for cycling, Salmon centre, plus squirrel room and viewing hide. Great for mountain biking and forest activities.
Kielder Art and Architecture
Kielder
Kielder Art and Architecture A number of self guided trails including interactive art and architecture, through Kielder Forest and Water Park. Includes Minotaur Maze, Mirage Deck and Kielder column. Three main trails with free online guides to download.
Carlisle Park
Morpeth
Carlisle Park A beautiful park that is free to visit. Contains an aviary, an 11th century motte and bailey, an herb garden and woodland. Play areas, paddling pool plus a skate park. Free to visit.
Amble Links Beach
Amble
Amble Links Beach Sand and shingle beach with nearby medieval monastery and the first Hogwarts. Home to the UKs largest colony of puffins.
Bamburgh Beach
Seahouses
Bamburgh Beach Miles of sandy beach looking up at Bamburgh Castle. Swimming, surfing and windsurfing permitted but no lifeguard cover. A walk to the south may reveal seals!
Beadnell Beach
Beadnell
Beadnell Beach A magnificent golden sandy beach with watersports including, diving, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing. Good cycling and rambling routes.
Pots and Paws
Rothbury
Pots and Paws - is a large spacious ceramic pottery painting studio in Rothbury. Drop in and paint a piece of pottery from our huge range or make a bear. We also have a fantastic gift area which also have upcycled furniture and home ware.
Cragside House and Gardens
Morpeth
Cragside House and Gardens There is something for everyone at Cragside House and Gardens including a rhododendron labyrinth and an adventure playground for kids.
The Bunker
Seahouses
The Bunker Giant indoor soft play area, 18 hole crazy golf and the best fish n chips in town! Worth a walk around the area too as stunning ocean views.
Wentworth Leisure Centre
Hexham
Wentworth Leisure Centre A leisure centre with pool, play and bowling facilities. Swim and have fun in our pools and splash areas. Enjoy a game in our bowling alley at Wentworth Bowl,play in Jungle Jacks soft play area and enjoy refreshments at our pool side Cafe.
Slate Hall Riding Centre
Seahouses
Slate Hall Riding Centre A riding centre offering lessons, beach rides and treks through beautiful beaches and countryside. All weather arena for lessons. Families are welcome, something for all levels of ability.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Northumberland with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Northumberland can enjoy the great day out as well.



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