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Family Days Out near to Newcastle
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BBC Newcastle Tour (< 1 mile)
BBC Newcastle Tour Children's Interactive Tour of BBC Newcastle Television and Radio Studios. You can visit our busy newsroom see how studios are set up and what goes on behind the scenes. Have a go at presenting the news or weather in our interactive studio. Plus lots of added fun from Horrible Histories and Diddy Dick...
Centre for Life (< 1 mile)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Centre for Life Life is an award-winning Science Centre full of exciting exhibitions and activities, including an ice rink each November - February. Life's science explainers are on hand around the Centre to help you get the most out of your visit.
Curious About Newcastle (< 1 mile)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Curious About Newcastle Get out with the kids and explore Newcastle in a different way! Our two self-guided Treasure Hunt style walks will help you discover new things about this vibrant city. Buy a booklet or download instantly then enjoy the walks in your own time.
Eldon Bowl (< 1 mile)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Eldon Bowl An 8 lane bowling alley also offering parties which has some terrific side acts in the same centre, like indoor play, adventure climbing walls, velodrome and sports halls!
Jungle Jacks (< 1 mile)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Jungle Jacks Jungle themed multi level mega play zone for under 8s: let your little explores monkey around and get some exercise in this bright and colourful climbing maze!
Discovery Museum (< 1 mile)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Discovery Museum Discovery is the North East's most popular free museum and the place to find out about life on Tyneside. From the area's renowned maritime history to world-changing science and technology it has something for everyone. The museum is bursting with hands-on interactives, which makes it the perfect...
Laing Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Laing Art Gallery A dynamic exhibition programme brings an exiting variety of art to your doorstep, while fun learning events encourage even the youngest children to get involved. Our impressive permanent collection includes work by John Martin and Henry Moore.
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (< 1 mile)
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Children of any age can come along and get creative! There is a huge area where you can draw, create and play. And if you like detective work, we have free explorer packs to take around the exhibitions. Plus special free events for families in the holidays.
The Great North Museum (< 1 mile)
Newcastle upon Tyne
The Great North Museum A family friendly museum that is free to visit, with lots to see. Interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, life size T Rex skeleton, planetarium, objects from Ancient Greece and Egypt, and a full sized elephant.
Stepney Bank Stables (< 1 mile)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Stepney Bank Stables is a BHS approved riding school. Our well mannered horses and highly qualified and experienced instructors cater for complete beginners up to competent riders. Lessons available for children aged 3 upwards. Birthday parties and pony days also available. Indoor and outdoor riding arenas. Free parking.
Seven Stories (< 1 mile)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Seven Stories The UK's first children's book museum. As well as oodles of books to examine, join in with dressing-up and dramatic fun, story times, creative writing and wordplay, illustration and craft activities.
Dynamix Skatepark (< 1 mile)
Dynamix Skatepark Welcoming skaters but also teaching circus skills and performing arts, this is an eclectic and streetwise little mix that most older kids will find endearing.
Victoria Tunnel (1 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Victoria Tunnel An authentic and immersive historical experience down in the tunnel, with guided commentary. Educational and entertaining, but if taking young ones be warned of the ghostly element! Limited opening. One or two hour tours available.
MFA Bowl Newcastle (1 miles)
MFA Bowl Newcastle offers 16 lanes of tenpin bowling plus arcade and amusement area, pools tables, diner and leagues for the bigger ones if they're starting to beat you regularly!
F1 Karting North East (2 miles)
F1 Karting North East 8+ only. Karting race events, training and parties. Race up to 40mph in their 200cc biz karts. Their track is 450m long with 100m main straight.
Newcastle Climbing Centre (2 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle Climbing Centre A spectacular climbing environment with an internal height of 15 metres and over 1200 square metres of climbing walls for roped climbing and bouldering for over 5s.
Saltwell Park (2 miles)
Saltwell Park 55 acres of landscape with ornamental and woodland gardens, boating lake, sports facilities, bowling greens, play areas, animal house, maze, education centre and the beautiful Victorian Saltwell Towers. All free!
Battlezone Laser Gateshead (2 miles)
Battlezone Laser Gateshead A whopping 15,000 sq ft of post apocalyptic gaming arena where you'll be packing the laser laser phasors and running cool missions! Zero contact and played with infra red equipment, this is heaven for gamers over 6 years.
The Giants Den (2 miles)
The Giants Den is a massive 15,000sq ft of non-stop fun for children up to 12 years of age. Features include 3 level play structure and mini village with cars, plus new finga box interactive console and new go kart track!
Namco Funscape Gateshead (2 miles)
Namco Funscape Gateshead Will entertain young and old! Open 7 days a week from 10am to midnight, it features 18 ten-pin bowling lanes, the fastest dodgem track in Europe, a children's soft play area, arcade games and a fully licensed bar for the grown ups.
Popolo Ceramico (3 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Popolo Ceramico Children’s ceramic parties in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. All activities take place indoors in central Gosforth at the amazing Play Station soft play children's activity centre. Each party lasts around 2 hours and prices start at £10 a head. Food and drinks available all day.
Bill Quay Community Farm (3 miles)
Bill Quay Community Farm An educational farm experience offering access to rare, indigenous, award winning breeds of sheep, pigs and goat plus plenty of small creatures besides.
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum (4 miles)
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum is the most excavated Fort along Hadrian's Wall and has a large interactive museum displaying the cool excavated artefacts plus an enormous 35m high viewing tower!
Bowes Railway (4 miles)
Bowes Railway Originally a colliery railway built to carry coal, it opened in 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways. It is the only operational preserved standard gauge rope-hauled railway in the world.
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun (4 miles)
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun Perhaps the north's largest children's play venue with a massive 4-storey climbing frame, soft sports pitch, and separate toddler zone.
Parklands Mini Golf (5 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Parklands Mini Golf is an 18 hole mini golf course suitable for all ages and abilities and is fun for the whole family.
Pirates Cove (5 miles)
Pirates Cove Pirate themed indoor playground, with dedicated age restricted areas the center boasts a unique under 2 section a separate section for under 5's and the main frame for 5 years plus with classic fun features like slides, climbs and ballpits to keep them entertained. Now with cool dual seater Go Karts
Tanfield Railway (5 miles)
Tanfield Railway With an unparalleled history dating back to 1725, spectacular scenery and a truly unique atmosphere, it is no wonder that the Tanfield Railway is the North East's biggest and most popular steam railway!
Squiggles N Giggles (5 miles)
Squiggles N Giggles Is an Award Winning messy, creative and sensory group, the only one in the North East with both indoor and outdoor space. Sessions are suitable for babies aged from 5 or 6 months up to age 7. Children grow in confidence as they become part of a sociable group and develop their skills by participating.
At The Castle (5 miles)
Blaydon on Tyne
At The Castle A well themed play frame inside a very grand building, with 3 floors of castle based craziness including huge slide back down again. Great parties and seasonal events plus regular themed bonus activities to join in with: huzzah!
Newburn Activity Centre (5 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newburn Activity Centre Soft play and a great range for smalls including junior climbing courses, trampolining, dance stars, mini gymnastics and martial arts. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Newcastle with kids.
Bedes World (6 miles)
Bedes World Learn all about Bede and discover how the Anglo Saxons lived in Northumbria. Demonstration farm with wonderful animals including Hilda the wild boar. Replica buildings plus a number of exhibitions.
Pockerley Riding School (6 miles)
Pockerley Riding School BHS approved facility offering lessons, off road hacking, show jumping, woodland trails and a Pony Club. They've got indoor and outdoor arenas but it is largely an outdoor place so it's all floodlit too. Helpful!
Stephenson Railway Museum (6 miles)
North Shields
Stephenson Railway Museum Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at the Stephenson Railway Museum. Many fun activities for all ages are also held alongside varying exhibitions.
AMF Washington (6 miles)
AMF Washington Classic tenpin bowling is the great leveller for family competition: most adults suck at it and kids can use the ramps and bumpers to get an edge! It's anyone's game!
Gibside (6 miles)
Gibside Glorious National Trust site, a 'grand design' of spectacular vistas, winding paths and grassy open spaces. Ideal for hiking, picnics and natural study. There are 3 adventure playgrounds outdoors, plus the Stables discovery room and indoor play area.
Override Skate Park (6 miles)
Override Skate Park Welcomes over 5s: their ramps are suitable for all ages and levels from beginners to experienced. They work with beginners in a safe environment to show them how to use the skate park responsibly and enjoyably.
Beamish Wild Adventure Park (6 miles)
Beamish Wild Adventure Park Zoom on zip wires, build dens, scale the tree creeper and become a modern day Robin Hood archer. And if that wasn't enough, upgrade to the High Ropes Course for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Go,Go, Go for super-family day out adventure!
Beamish Wild High Ropes (6 miles)
Beamish Wild High Ropes Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush! High in the treetops, tackle Burma Bridge, jump the leap of faith and whizz down zip wires. With over 25 daredevil elements, itâs a must for families, schools, groups, team building and any other thrill seekers.
Wacky Warehouse - Story Book (6 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Story Book Following the familiar Wacky pattern of kids indoor play structure attached to a pub serving reasonably priced food and refreshment, so the kids run themselves ragged while you have a rest, simple but effective!
Beamish Open Air Museum (6 miles)
Beamish Open Air Museum makes the past comes to life. Beamish is unique. This is no ordinary museum but a living, working experience of life as it was in the Great North in the early 1800s and 1900s set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside. A great family day out in County Durham!
Wet N Wild (6 miles)
North Shields
Wet N Wild is the North East's largest waterpark, with 10 thrill rides, a wave pool, a lazy river and discovery island for the younger children! We also offer food in the Beach Hut Cafe.
MFA Bowl North Shields (6 miles)
North Shields
MFA Bowl North Shields Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun especially when they turn on the Cosmic Bowl and Disco Lights! There are quite sessions too, though!
Laser Battlefield (6 miles)
Laser Battlefield All weather, bruise free combat gaming for over 6s, using lightweight infra red laser guns! One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with kids.
Murton Equestrian Centre (7 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Murton Equestrian Centre Friendly family run riding school approved by The British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools, and The Pony Club. The centre has a long standing love of horses and teaching people to ride.
The Ark at Crawcrook (7 miles)
The Ark at Crawcrook is a soft play centre with something for everyone. The 3 story play frame will keep children busy, our sensory room is suitable for and children with special needs and babies, and the conservatory cafe serves hot and cold snacks, speciality teas and coffees.
Pots and Pancakes (7 miles)
North Shields
Pots and Pancakes We are a paint your own pottery cafe located in North Shields.
Castledown Fun Factory (7 miles)
Castledown Fun Factory Bright and colourful indoor play facility attached to a family friendly pub with a healthy kids' menu. Classic fun features include slide and ball pit plus toddler zone.
KiKis Kabin (7 miles)
North Shields
KiKis Kabin Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (8 miles)
South Shields
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery Explores the story of South Tyneside through sensational displays, hands-on exhibits and stunning art. Worth timing a visit for an event day.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Newcastle 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 Tyne and Wear can enjoy the great day out as well.

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