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East Links Family Park Features a train safari where you can feed the farm animals, pony rides and small animal handling zone. For play there are go karts, toboggan run and giant maze plus soft play and trampolining indoors.
Scottish Seabird Centre This award winning Centre has something for all ages. including soft play zone and wildlife cinema! The world leader in remote wildlife viewing, featuring interactive cameras beaming incredible live close ups of nearby marine wildlife onto giant screens.
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre Visit the Salmon Centre and watch live footage from the Cauld: you might just spot a wild Salmon battling it's way through the water! There is also a brass rubbing nature trail, fully restored working waterwheel, and wildlife such as otters, red squirrel, roe deer, badgers, bats, owls, heron and foxes.
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre With regular flying demonstrations, handling sessions and loads to learn not just about the birds themselves but the captive breeding and conservation programmes, this is a fascinating day out for bird lovers of all ages.
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch Two osprey watch centres showing live images from an osprey nest in the Tweed Valley Forest Park and other wildlife features.
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens With over 100 species of animals to visit, with close up encounters and keeper talks available. Plus 120 metre Zip Slide, High Wire Challenge, Boot Camp, Bushcraft sessions, Orienteering and Forest School: off you go then!
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.
St Andrews Aquarium Full of adventure, fun and learning for children and adults alike, here you can come face to face with some of the more beautiful and dangerous creatures of the watery world, meet our two loveable seals, our meerkats or new to the aquarium, our waddle of Humboldt penguins!
Edinburgh Zoo - is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland offering the opportunity to see over 1000 wonderful animals, including their new, first ever banteng calf! Great idea for fun things to do with kids in Edinburgh
The Scottish Deer Centre A visit to the picturesque Scottish Deer Centre is a truly unique experience where the whole family is guaranteed to find something to enjoy. Daily talks and feeding sessions, woodland trails, treetop walkways. inside shelter areas for the family picnic and children's indoor play area.
Blue Reef Aquarium Take the ultimate undersea safari at the award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth where there's a world of underwater adventure just waiting to be discovered.
Deep Sea World With so many fascinating creatures to meet, a visit to Deep Sea World offers a great day out for your family. Explore the aquarium's hidden depths at this triple award-winning National Aquarium of Scotland. For the really adventurous visitor, there are diving opportunities, as well as shark awareness...
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 Eshottheugh Animal Park covers 14 acres of beautiful countryside with a wide range of domestic and exotic species of animals including Meerkats & Raccoons as well as friendly Donkeys, Ponies & Goats. We also have a Tea Room & outdoor play area for the kids. NEW for 2015, Mini-Golf and Electric Tractors!
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.
Bailiffgate Museum is a museum and gallery telling the history of Alnwick and district with colourful displays and activities. It is an indoor attraction.
Swan Centre For Leisure Features a 25m swimming pool which include inflatables, waves and flume sessions plus lessons, lane swimming, age zoned sessions and more besides. Friendly, warm and great exercise!
Castle Mania Indoor Adventure Play Massive indoor adventure play centre! Adventure play frame and go karts.
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.
Lindisfarne Castle Time your trip wisely across the tidal causeway and you'll be rewarded with a charming castle with sympathetic furnishings surrounded by a walled garden and the headland beyond, plus Family Trail and the chance to sea seals on the beach!
Bamburgh Castle dominates this part of the beautiful Northumberland coast and is perfect for exploring with the kids! There are 14 public areas to tour, live archaeological excavations to watch and loads of fascinating history to learn!
Chillingham Castle Take a tour, freely explore or bring a notepad and learn absolutely loads of fascinating history. Keep an eye out for their resident ghosts or even take a nighttime guided ghost walk! Plus see their herd of special cattle that are rarer than giants pandas!
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.
Dunstanburgh Castle An iconic castle surrounded by rock pooly beaches and pleasant walks surrounded by livestock, boasting a tall tower, giggle worthy garderobes and a resident ghost. Charming, atmospheric and great for kids!
Alnwick Castle A worthwhile experience from several angles: historically significant and luxuriantly furnished with antiques plus art and artefact exhibits on the one hand, and an adventurous Knight's Quest adventure full of immersive interactive activities from the dress up through to the dragon!
The Seahouses Treasure Trail Can you and the kids solve the mystery of the Golden Kipper? Follow the Trail to find and solve the clues as you explore Seahouses on this self-guided treasure hunt themed Trail.
Wicked Wizard of Alnwick Treasure Trail Get out with the kids and explore Alnwick with a self guided detective style Treasure Trail. Follow the Trail route whilst hunting around for the answers to the clues to solve the mystery, all whilst learning about Alnwick!
Heatherslaw Light Railway A weatherproof or sun loving 15 inch gauge steam rail ride, with fully enclosed, partly glazed, and fully open carriage options! Travel alongside the River Till and do some otter spotting or jump off at the stations and explore!
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.
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.
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park Come and visit the only herd of purebred Wild Cattle left in England! Truly wild they're a little dangerous and have to be approached with a professional guide: exciting! There are also Roe and Fallow Deer to spot, plus over 50 types of bird so bring your binoculars!
Farne Islands Explore above and below the water with guided cruises around the islands and diving tours of shipwrecks! Plus see loads of seals, sea birds and other natural wonders.
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.
Hauxley Nature Reserve The reserve is closed until Summer 2016 while we build our new Wildlife Discovery Centre! The entire reserve is classed a construction site. There are Open Days on 13 September, 11 October, 8 November and 13 December, 10.30am to 3.30pm.
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: sounds good to us!
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 A magnificent golden sandy beach with watersports including, diving, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing. Good cycling and rambling routes.
Amble Links Beach Sand and shingle beach with nearby medieval monastery and the first Hogwarts. Home to the UKs largest colony of puffins.
Pots and Paws - is a spacious ceramic pottery painting studio in Rothbury. Drop in and paint a piece of pottery from our huge range. We also have a fantastic gift area which also has upcycled furniture and homeware.
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.
Cragside House and Gardens Visit the world's first hydroelectrically lit house, see Britain's tallest tree, get lost in the labyrinth and enjoy the adventure playground, plus spot green woodpeckers, red squirrels and dragonflies!
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.
The Bunker Crazy Golf An 18 hole outdoor course with locally themed landmarks around the greens and great scenic views. Fun for all, with soft play and fish and chip shop next door!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Berwick-Upon-Tweed 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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