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A Summer Of Fun In Newcastle & North Tyneside - Find out what's On

Updated: Aug 3, 2022

We recently put together a cheap/free what's on Summer guide elsewhere in the Northeast and the post proved really popular, so we decided to do a Newcastle/North Tyneside version. I can't believe how much is on for kids this year. Its lovely to see everyone out enjoying themselves again. Click on the BLUE links to find out more and to book

What's On

Discovery Museum

The museum is free to enter and there's lots to see.

🌞Lego Mini-figure Trail running throughout the Summer Holidays £1 per trail

🌞Discovery Days - Free Drop in activities different themes each week


2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Aug

🌞Wonky Olympics- 3rd Aug - Get the family moving Free event

🌞Mascot Design Challenge Competition for the museum. Free drop in


3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 29th, 31st

🌞Play on the Plaza - Free drop in events every Thursday throughout the Summer holidays

🌞A Hole In One Family Challenge - 10th Aug £6 per family 10.30am-12pm & 1pm-2.30pm suitable for ages 7+ Booking is needed

🌞Bubbles Galore - 31st Aug - Free outdoor event

The Great North Museum Hancock

Entry to the museum is free and they have dinosaurs!

🌞The Way My Body Feels - Exhibition with interactive play. On until 1st Jan 2023

🌞Voyage & Home: Ostracod Odyssey on until 21st Aug

🌞Every Wednesday until 31st Aug - Wonder Wednesday

3rd - Powerful Plants & Mighty Mini Beasts

10th - Marvellous Menagerie - Meet real birds of prey

17th - Patterned Planet

24th Watery Worlds

31st Roman Day

Segedunum Roman Fort

🌞Free entry to the museum for under 16s - Admission applies for over 16

🌞Marvellous Mondays - Every Monday throughout the summer holidays enjoy different themed Crafts.

🌞Wood, Weapons, Warriors 7th Aug

🌞Roman Herbs & Food 8th Aug - Plant some herbs and taste sessions

🌞Coins & Roman Soldiers 15th - Crafts

🌞Hadrian's Festival 20th-21st Aug

🌞Woolly Romans 22nd Aug - Crafts

🌞Gods, Goddesses & Victor the veteran 29th Aug

NE1s Summer of fun

Screen on The Green free movies for everyone to enjoy

🌞Tuesday 2nd Aug 12pm The Incredibles 2 6pm Night At The Museum 🌞Wednesday 3rd Aug 12pm Soul 6pm The Dark Night Rises 🌞Thursday 4th Aug 12pm Gnomeo & Juliet 6pm Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 🌞Friday 5th Aug 12pm Dolittle 6pm The Notebook (12a) 🌞Saturday 6th Aug 12pm Tangled 3pm Eddie The Eagle 🌞Sunday 7th Aug 12pm School Of Rock 3pm P.S. I Love You (12a)

Find out more and to see what else is showing Click HERE

Holiday Activity Fund

Fun summer activities across Newcastle. To find out where your nearest centre is click HERE

Free for anyone in receipt of free school meals ages 4-16 years just some of the centres taking part include:

🌞Newbiggin Hall Active Kids 1st-4th Aug - Cheviot Primary School, ages 7-11 Sports, Arts, Crafts, Games and more. 10am-2.30pm

🌞Farne Primary School, ages 5-11, 1st-4th Aug 10am-2.3-pm

🌞Lemington Primary St George Primary School ages 5-11

Checkout the link above for more info, to find your closest and for further dates.

Leazes Park

🌞Nature Discovery Day, 2nd Aug 10am-2pm Beelines North East

Pop Up Games, 3rd, 10th, 17th Aug suitable for ages 7-11 lots of outdoor games. Lunch is included

Walker Activity Dome

🌞Fun Sessions 10am-2pm 2nd,3rd,4th,16th,17th,18th Aug

Newcastle City Library

As part of the Reading Challenge this year libraries across the North East have various activities taking place. Call into your local library to find out more.

🌞Every Wednesdays 1pm - 2pm, Curious challengers- creative session based around a different theme each week including building Lego, making slime.

🌞Monday 15August 1pm - 2pm, Gadgeteering- explore toys and gadgets from the past

🌞Special events include.... ( tickets are free but do need to be booked in advance)

Tuesday 26 July- Gadgeteers kick off party with illustrator Liz Million

Wednesday 10 August- Space Day: Planetarium, Create a planet and Rocket design

Saturday 20 August- Horrible science with Nick Arnold

The Common Room

🌞Stamp Print Workshops - 9th, 23rd Aug

🌞Do It The Safety Way, Live science & History show 12.45pm showings on 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Aug

🌞Lego Mini Model Workshops 13th, 20th Aug

🌞School of Rocks Workshops 16th, 30th Aug

All events are free, booking is necessary

Spanish City

🌞Summer Fun Fair, 25th Aug-29th Aug

North Prom Whitley Bay

🌞Vintage Bus Rally from 10am. Free for all to enjoy. Free bus service will operate along the coast.

North Tyneside Together Festival

🌞Celebrating Cultural Diversity, 29th Aug, Free for all

Stephenson Railway Museum

Free entry to the museum

🌞Make & Take Thursdays - Every Thursdays throughout the holidays. Different crafts to enjoy, drop in sessions free to take part.

🌞Heritage Train Rides, every Thursdays and Sundays throughout August. (Charges apply)

🌞Coal Train Day 21st Aug - Pop along and watch some shunting demos

Ouseburn Farm

Free Entry to the farm although donations are very much appreciated.

There is a small fee for each event which you can find on the booking page.

🌞Rabbit & Guinea Pig Petting - Still a few dates available

🌞Meet The Animals - Still a few dates available

🌞Goat Walking - Still a few dates available

🌞Reptile bathing - still lots of availability

🌞Farmers Club - Still lots of availability

🌞Chicken Run - Still available

🌞Farmyard tales - 2 dates available

St Mary's Lighthouse and Visitor Centre

🌞Wildlife Festival - 13th/14th Aug 11am-2pm free entry for all

🌞Rockpool Ramble - Booking needed. 4th, 11th, 26th, 30th, £3.50

🌞Under 5s at the Lighthouse - £3.50 per session covering a range of different topics each time.

15th Painting, 16th Rockpools, 22nd Pirates, 23rd Beach all sessions are 10am-12pm

Whitley Bay Ice Rink

🌞Ice Skating Lessons start from £6 if you fancy learning something new.

Royal Quays Outlet

Every Weekend you can find free events throughout the day.

🌞Carnival at the Quays - 6th & 13th Aug 12pm-4.30pm

🌞Rockpool School - 9th & 24th Aug 11am-1pm

🌞Meet Pikachu 20th Aug 1pm-3pm

🌞Bugs N Stuff 29th Aug 11am-3pm

Newcastle Cathedral

🌞Dare you climb tours - running throughout August - Enjoy stories from the past

🌞Family Tours - Throughout August - ages 2-10 Must pre book, Hunt for dragons, crafts, Storytime and more.

🌞Here Be Dragons 20th Aug - Drop in between 10am-1pm with the parade starting at 2.30pm (Pay as you feel with a minimum of £1 per child)

🌞Explore & Draw with artist Josie Brooks 24th Aug suitable for ages 5-12

🌞Cathedral Creatures 25th Aug ages 12+ 6.30pm-7.30pm Pay as you feel

Pets Corner Jesmond Dene

🌞11am-3pm everyday free to look at the animals. You could also explore Jesmond Dene

Laing Art Gallery

🌞Lindisfarne Inspired Family activities from 16th Aug -1st Sept. Free Drop in

Seaton Delaval Hal - National Trust

Come Out & Play - fun garden games to enjoy throughout summer

Gardening & Nature crafts - from 5th Aug

Centre For Life

I know this is a bit more expensive but it is worth it. Pay once, you can then visit again another twice. Which works out fantastic because there's loads to do. However a family ticket for 5 people will set you back £40 and the free visits need to be used by the 4th Sept.

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