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

Our what's on guide for the summer is always really popular.

Our Newcastle/North Tyneside version is packed with fun things to do over the holidays. I can't believe how much is on for kids this year.

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.

🌞Summer family crafts 25th July, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August

🌞Circus skills with Circurama 27th July

🌞Discover a story - Bird Builds a nest - 2nd August

🌞Play on the plaza - 3rd, 17th August

🌞Discover a story - The cat, the mouse and the runaway train - 9th August

🌞Train Master - 10th August

🌞Discover a story - Look Up 16th August

🌞Discover a story - The boy who sailed the world - 23rd August

🌞Play on the plaza bubbles galore! 24th August

🌞Discover a story - Emergency 30th August

🌞Professor Pumpernickels science show 31st August

Great North Museum Hancock

Entry to the museum is free and they have dinosaurs!

🌞Myth Quest Monsters & Mortals - Until 3rd September

🌞Get Creative! An archaeological experience 25th, 26th July

🌞Relaxed Opening 25th July 1st, 8th, 15th August

🌞Moss Troopers - Makers day 26th July, 9th,16th August

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Segedunum Roman Fort

🌞 Marvellous Monday - explore archaeology 24th July

🌞 Roman Living History - Join the legions 24th July

🌞 Victor the veteran - 31st July

🌞 Marvellous Monday - Wild animal mask making

🌞 Call the cavalry - 6th August

🌞 Graham the potter, Roman souvenirs - 7th August

🌞 Marvellous Monday - Clay lamp making - 7th August

🌞 Gladiator Encampment - 12th-13th August

🌞 Marvellous Monday - Bath Bags - 14th August

🌞 Hadrian Festival 19th-20th August

🌞 Marvellous Monday - Make a flower garland 21st August

🌞 Make a gladiators helmet - 21st August

🌞 Marvellous Monday - Roman Amphitheatre 28th August

NE1s Summer in the city

🌞Screen on The Green free movies for everyone to enjoy

You can find a full list of movies HERE


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.

🌞Bollywood Boogie 24th,25th July

🌞Meet the Author - James Campbell 25th July

🌞Library Arcade 26th,27th July

🌞Mind Monkeys with Holly Taylor 3rd,10th August

🌞Ready set read with Liz Million 8th,17th August

🌞Nerf gun battleground 9th August

🌞Ready set read - Family games 25th August

The Common Room

🌞Graft & Glory Family Activities Making Models - 25th, 28th July 22nd, 25th August

🌞Graft & Glory - Do it the safety way, live science show 8th,11th, 29th August 1st September

🌞Graft & Glory Family Activities - Scribble bots 8th,11th, 29th August 1st September

🌞Graft & Glory Family activities - Connect & Explore 15th, 18th August

Spanish City

🌞Feast by the sea 12th, 13th August

🌞Spanish city Funfair 24th, 28th August

Visit North Tyneside

🌞North Sea Weekender from 15th July - October

🌞Salt market Summer Fete 29th July

🌞Whitley bay sandcastle competition 6th August

🌞Cirque Du Hilarious Wallsend - 8th August - 3rd September

🌞Cullercoats Harbour day 12th August

🌞North Tyneside together festival 29th August

Stephenson Railway Museum

Free entry to the museum

🌞Make & Take Summer activities -

🌞Heritage Train Rides - 23rd, 27th,30th July, 3rd, 6th,1 0th, 13th, 17th, 24th, 27th, 31st August, 3rd September

🌞Metro Hat Making - 27th July

🌞Bio Blitz - 3rd August

🌞Make your own paper insect - 10th August

🌞Fairytale Express 12th August

🌞Train print making 17th August

🌞Freight Demo day 20th August

🌞Creative clay making 24th August

🌞Meet the baby dinosaurs experience 28th August

🌞Nature painting 31st August

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.

🌞Open your eyes to butterfly lives - 6th August

St Mary's Lighthouse and Visitor Centre

🌞Rockpool Rambles 25th July, 3rd, 8th,17th, 23rd August

🌞Fossil Frolics 27th July, 4th, 10th, 16th, 21st August

🌞St Marys Wildlife festival 5th, 6th August

🌞Picnic Party 31st August

Whitley Bay Ice Rink

🌞Polar club summer camp 24th-26th July

Newcastle Cathedral

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

🌞Woolly tales Storytime 27th July, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st August

Pets Corner Jesmond Dene

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

Laing Art Gallery

🌞Little artists - Running throughout the holidays

🌞Art school for various ages - Running throughout the holidays

Seaton Delaval Hall - National Trust - Summer of Play

🌞Creative Mondays & Tuesdays Nests & Dens 24th, 25th July

🌞Wednesdays & Thursdays Lets Circus 26th July - 3rd August

🌞Nature Fridays -28th July - 1st September

🌞Creative Mondays & Tuesdays Mad Hatters 31st July - 1st August

🌞Mondays & Tuesdays Beautiful Bats and Bugs 7th - 8th August

🌞Wednesdays & Thursdays The junk orchestra 9th -17th August

🌞Mondays & Tuesdays High Tea & Cakes 14th-15th August

🌞Wednesdays & Thursdays Sock puppets 23rd - 24th August

🌞Wednesdays & Thursdays Mischief makers comedy - 30th -31st August

🌞Delaval Bat Night 1st September

Centre For Life

🌞Marvellous molecules and medicine day take over 29th July

🌞WOW Zone - running throughout the summer

🌞Space zone - Running throughout the summer

🌞Gross & Glorious Me science show - Throughout summer

🌞Just look up planetarium show - Throughout Summer

Lots of fun things to do here.

Seven Stories - The national Centre for children's books

🌞Shakespeare summer club - 24th, 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August

🌞Can you see the stars tonight? 25th July

🌞A night at the museum 28th July, 4th, 11th August

Gosforth Nature Reserve

🌞Open day - 22nd July

🌞Newcastle Tree trail - 17th August

Whitley Bay Playhouse

🌞Fireman Sam saves the Circus - 23rd July

🌞Summer Panto - Snow White 2nd - 6th August

🌞Jurassic Earth 23rd August

Tyne Theatre & Opera House

🌞Dinosaur adventure live - 1st August

🌞In the night garden - 26th, 27th August

Newcastle Theatre Royal

🌞Winnie the pooh 7th-9th August

Tynemouth Aquarium

🌞Beach clean - Longsands 29th July

🌞Seal hospital pop up - 5th - 6th August

🌞Walk-a-saurus visit - 12th-13th August

🌞Mermaid visit 26th-28th August

Other Events

🌞Brinkburn Market - 19 August

🌞Pride March - Newcastle Civic Centre 22nd- 23rd July

🌞Barbie afternoon tea - Tyneside cinema 22nd July

🌞Lee Sterry sports coaching - Throughout summer

🌞First kicks football - Gosforth Academy

🌞Turpentyne fine arts classes - summer Summer art workshop - Throughout Summer

🌞Shaun the sheep on the Tyne trail - 19th July - 27th September

🌞Nature crafts at St Nicholas Park Gosforth 26th July

🌞Kids holiday sessions - Newcastle climbing wall - 24th July - 3rd September

🌞Nunsmoor Beach on the park Funfair - Fenham 5th August - 13th August

🌞Family fun festival - Rising Sun Country Park 16th August

🌞Mela Festival Exhibition Park 27th - 28th August

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