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Family Days Out near to Newcastle
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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 and an under 5s area.
Newcastle United Stadium Tour (< 1 mile)
Newcastle
Newcastle United Stadium Tour The tour will take you on an historic journey around areas that you will never have seen before. All tours must be pre booked. Tours last approximately 75 minutes.
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.
Castle Keep (< 1 mile)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Castle Keep One of the finest surviving examples of a Norman Keep in the country. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with kids.
Victoria Tunnel (< 1 mile)
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.
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.
Newcastle Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Newcastle
Newcastle Treasure Trail is a fun way to explore the city on foot. The route engages a group in seeking the answers to clues and eventually finding the answer to the mystery. Clue answers are found on statues, monuments and signs around Newcastle.
BBC Newcastle Tour (< 1 mile)
Newcastle
BBC Newcastle Tour Public 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, or dress up and sit at Tracy Beakers desk.
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (< 1 mile)
Gateshead
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.
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...
Centre for Life (< 1 mile)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Centre for Life Life is an award-winning Science Centre full of exciting exhibitions and activities. Life's science explainers are on hand around the Centre to help you get the most out of your visit. Life is home to the North East's only 4D Motion Ride, the biggest planetarium in the North, the Young...
1st Bowl Newcastle (1 miles)
Newcastle
1st Bowl Newcastle Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Newcastle Climbing Centre (1 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.
Popolo Ceramico (2 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.
F1 Karting North East (2 miles)
Gateshead
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.
Saltwell Park (3 miles)
Gateshead
Saltwell Park 55 acres of landscape â€" with ornamental and woodland gardens, boating lake, sports facilities, bowling greens, play areas, animal house, maze, education centre and the beautiful Victorian Saltwell Towers.
Namco Funscape Gateshead (3 miles)
Gateshead
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.
The Giants Den (3 miles)
Gateshead
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!
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum (3 miles)
Wallsend
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum It is the most excavated Fort along the Wall and has a large interactive museum plus a 35 metre high viewing tower providing outstanding views across this World Heritage Site.
Parklands Mini Golf (4 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Parklands Mini Golf Beautifully crafted, floodlit 18 hole course featuring a synthetic putting surface so it’s open all year round. There’s no need to book and open competitions are available.
Squiggles N Giggles (4 miles)
Killingworth
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.
Pirates Cove (4 miles)
Jarrow
Pirates Cove Pirate themed indoor playground, with dedicated toddler section and plenty of classic fun features like slides, climbs and ballpits to keep them entertained.
Bowes Railway (5 miles)
Gateshead
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 (5 miles)
Gateshead
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.
Stephenson Railway Museum (5 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.
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.
Tanfield Railway (6 miles)
Gateshead
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.
Override Skate Park (6 miles)
Jarrow
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.
Murton Equestrian Centre (6 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Murton Equestrian Centre is a friendly, family run riding school approved by The British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools and The Pony Club. Established in 1976 by the Sharp family and today managed by their daughter Leigh Belbin, the centre has a long-standing love of horses and teaching people to ride.
Starbowl North Shields (6 miles)
North Shields
Starbowl North Shields Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Wacky Warehouse - Story Book (6 miles)
Boldon
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!
AMF Washington (6 miles)
Washington
AMF Washington Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 26 lanes!
Gibside (6 miles)
Gateshead
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.
Pockerley Riding School (7 miles)
Stanley
Pockerley Riding School BHS approved facility offering lessons, off road hacking, woodland trails and Pony Club.
Pots and Pancakes (7 miles)
North Shields
Pots and Pancakes We are a paint your own pottery cafe located in North Shields.
Beamish Wild Adventure Park (7 miles)
Stanley
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 (7 miles)
Stanley
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, it’s a must for families, schools, groups, team building and any other thrill seekers.
Wacky Warehouse - Magic Lantern (7 miles)
North Shields
Wacky Warehouse - Magic Lantern Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Tynemouth Pool (7 miles)
North Shields
Tynemouth Pool Standard swim facility with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards and fun sessions.
The Ark at Crawcrook (7 miles)
Crawcrook
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.
KiKis Kabin (7 miles)
North Shields
KiKis Kabin Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
Beamish Open Air Museum (7 miles)
Beamish
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.
Enchanted Forest (7 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Enchanted Forest Captivating forest themed indoor playground which welcomes parents in the play frame, with separate toddler area. Also does parties!
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (7 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.
Arbeia Roman Fort (7 miles)
South Shields
Arbeia Roman Fort Explore reconstructed Roman buildings and see excavations of the Roman Fort. Also holds exciting events during summer.
Concordia Leisure Centre (7 miles)
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.
Laser Battlefield (7 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Laser Battlefield Bruise free combat games for over 6s. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with kids.
Whitley Bay Ice Rink (7 miles)
Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay Ice Rink Whether you are an experienced ice skater, hockey player or absolute beginner, the Ice Rink is available all the year round for you to have fun and also home to Whitley Warriors Ice Hockey team.
TJ's Jungle (8 miles)
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...
Haven Point (8 miles)
South Shields
Haven Point Offering competition size and teaching pools plus leisure waters with slides, sprays, bubble spa and water play.

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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