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Pigs racing at Bill Quay Community Farm in Gateshead

Bill Quay Community Farm

  • Gateshead
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Bill Quay Community Farm prides itself on protecting rare breeds and providing fun, interesting and informative activities for families. As a registe...

Steam train at Bowes Railway in Gateshead

Bowes Railway

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The atmospheric Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway which was built to carry coal mainly from the pits in North West Durham over to the T...

Pond at Saltwell Park in Gateshead

Saltwell Park

  • Gateshead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Saltwell Park is one of Britain’s finest examples of a Victorian park. There’s so much going on that you’ll find an activity for every member of the...

Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

The Newcastle Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to explore the streets for clues on The Newcastle Spy Mission Trail. It’s a self-guided adventure which wil...

People learning horse riding at Stepney Bank Stables in Newcastle upon Tyne

Stepney Bank Stables

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Stepney Bank Stables is located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. They have two 20x40m arenas and 22 horses and ponies. The centre has both indoor...

Men dressed as Romans at Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum in Wallsend

Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum

  • Wallsend
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Segedunum Roman Fort is the most excavated and developed Fort along the famous Hadrian's Wall and features a 35m high observation tower providing...

Newcastle Codebreaking Walk

Newcastle Codebreaking Walk

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Planning a day out in Newcastle? Discover one of the most exciting cities in the UK on a whirlwind puzzle-solving adventure with the Tramble app and...

Family at No Limits Paintball and Laser in Gateshead

No Limits Paintball and Laser

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Prepare for battle at No Limits Paintball and Laser in Gateshead! Choose between indoor paintball, laser tag, or airsoft and experience different act...

Millenium Bridge on huntfun Newcastle upon Tyne trail

Huntfun Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for something fun to do with the kids in town? Turn your family walk into an adventure quest with the huntfun treasure hunt in Newcastle upon...

Tyne bridge on Curious About Newcastle trail

Curious About Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Discover Newcastle with two fabulous discovery walks around this famous city. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is England's most northern city: more than twice as...

Outside view of Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne

Life Science Centre

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Hitch a ride to the stars and beyond at the Life Science Centre. Here your kids can learn loads about the weird world of science and even conduct the...

Lake at Exhibition Park in Newcastle upon Tyne

Exhibition Park

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

During your visit to Exhibition Park play the role of royalty on the croquet lawns or let loose with a round of crazy golf. Families can team up and...

Girl on soft play bridge at Washington Leisure Centre

Washington Leisure Centre

  • Washington Village
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Washington Leisure Centre is buzzing with all sorts of activities for the whole family. Enter the modern indoor sports hall for a game of badminton,...

Man feeding otter at WWT Washington Wetland Centre

WWT Washington Wetland Centre

  • Washington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Treat your family to a day of wildlife encounters, fun play, and beautiful scenery. WWT Washington Wetland Centre is home to rare wildfowl, flamingos...

Kynren

Kynren

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you ready for something truly epic? Time to experience Kynren - the must-see live action outdoor theatre  show which brings 2,000 of English hist...

Outside view of Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields

Stephenson Railway Museum

  • North Shields
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at the Stephenson Railway Museum. The Museum is home to George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of t...

Rider and horse jumping at Penshaw Equestrian Centre in Houghton le Spring

Penshaw Equestrian Centre

  • Houghton-le-Spring
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Penshaw Equestrian Centre is one of the north east longest running riding schools. We offer lesson from 4 years old onwards. Here at Penshaw you can...

People running with horses at Pockerley Riding School in Stanley

Pockerley Riding School

  • Stanley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The friendly and welcomingPockerley Riding School is set in the gorgeous heart of the Beamish countryside and boasts beautiful riding through peacefu...

Train at Canfield Railway in Marley Hill

Tanfield Railway

  • Marley Hill
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Tanfield Railway is a standard gauge heritage railway that can be found less than half an hour from Newcastle, and within easy reach of Tyneside, Wea...

Entrance to Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields

Arbeia Roman Fort

  • South Shields
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Arbeia Roman Fort housed a garrison and once guarded the entrance to the River Tyne. The excavated remains, stunning reconstructions of original buil...

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