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



This guide has been updated for 2024!

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.

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.

🌞Steam to Green 20th July-6th September

🌞Spark Club 22nd, 29th July 5th, 12th, 19th August

🌞Curiosity Sparks Ocean Clean Up 23rd July

🌞Self Led Trails


Great North Museum Hancock

Entry to the museum is free and they have dinosaurs!

🌞The Missing Lynx Exhibition 20th July - 4th August

🌞Relaxed Early Open 23rd July, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August

🌞Mouse House

🌞Self led trails

🌞Planetarium shows daily



Segedunum Roman Fort

🌞Marley the Roman Pony 20th July

🌞Marvellous Mondays All Summer Long 22nd July-26th August

🌞Exploring Archeaology 22nd July

🌞Victor the veteran 22nd July

🌞Desging a badge 29th July

🌞Gladiator encampment 3rd-4th August

🌞Roman Living - Join the legions 12th August

🌞Make your own Jewellry 12th August

🌞Writing through time & Roman Cavalry 19th August

🌞Hadrian Fest 24th-25th August

🌞Become a Roman god or goddess 26th August

Self led trail


NE1s Summer in the city

🌞Screen on The Green free movies for everyone to enjoy from 22nd July -1st September

You can find a full list of movies to be announced. Other events include:

🌞Toddler takeovers every Tuesday with shorter movies & story telling

🌞Eldon Square fun for the family with free activities and the return of Play Rebellion

🌞Old Eldon Square Tiny Toon Play Village

🌞Dance city will be back on the banks of the river with free Yoga, ballet & Zumba for all

🌞Movie characters, activities and live music at Wesley Square 27th July - 31st August

🌞Novum Festival will be at various venues with free family activities from 8th-11th August

🌞HMVs Music by the marina 17th August

🌞Dog on the Tyne 24th August




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.

🌞Learn to crochet 22nd July

🌞Marvellous makers with an author 22nd July, 3rd August

🌞Design with Daisy 23rd, 29th July, 2nd August

🌞Manga Illustrations 24th, 26th July

🌞Sew a notebook cover 24 July

🌞Techy tea party 25th July, 1st August

🌞Be water safe with RNLI 31st July, 1st, 2nd August

🌞Be pet safe with The Dogs Trust - 5th, 7th August

🌞Coding with Lego fun - 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th August

🌞Music Making 20th August




Stephenson Railway Museum

Free entry to the museum

🌞Freight Demo Day - running until 28th July

🌞Model Railway Weekend 27th-28th July

🌞Meet Baby Dinos! 26th August


Ouseburn Farm

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






St Mary's Lighthouse and Visitor Centre

🌞Fossil Frolics 24th,20th July, 5th,12th,20th,27th August

🌞Rockpool Ramble 23rd, 29th July, 7th,13th,21st,28th August


Whitley Bay Ice Rink

🌞Polar club summer camp


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

🌞Summer line up is Still to be announced



Centre For Life

🌞A summer of fun


Seven Stories - The national Centre for children's books

🌞Shakespeare summer club - 22nd July-9th August

🌞The worlds first rollercoaster & other amazing Inventions 27th July

🌞Various Exhibitions

🌞Story Stompers


Gosforth Nature Reserve

🌞Open day - 17 August


Whitley Bay Playhouse

🌞Science museum Live Show - 27th July

🌞The Little Mermaid Summer Panto 3rd-4th August

🌞Pop Princess 21st August

🌞Annie the musical 28th-31st August


Tyne Theatre & Opera House

🌞Cirque - The Greatest Show 20th-21st July

🌞Milkshake live on holiday 27th July

🌞Dinosaur adventure live 7th August

🌞In The Night Garden Live 24th-25th August


Newcastle Theatre Royal

🌞Peppa Pigs Fun Day Out 21st - 22nd August

🌞101 Dalmatians the musical 27th August - 1st September


Tynemouth Aquarium

🌞SOS Quiz Trail Pirate Takeover 20th July - 1st September


Other Events

🌞Northern Pride Newcastle city centre - 19th-21st July

🌞Gosforth Farmers Market All Saints Gosforth 20th July

🌞Sing NE free summer vocal day for years 6-9 Newcastle university 20th July

🌞Arts & Crafts club Hebburn Central 22nd July

🌞Virtual Builders Minecraft club - 27th July Farrell Centre Newcastle

🌞Gosforth Wild web bio blitz Jesmond Old cemetery 28th July

🌞Build a buddy workshop Blue Flames 30th July

🌞Summer story telling special - Owl Tree Café 30th July

🌞A Knights Tale - Movie night Newcastle castle keep

🌞Bugs! Grainger market 31st July - 28th August


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