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What's On For Families - Summer 2022

The official start of the Summer Holidays is so very close, I feel like this year has gone by so quickly so far. I know a lot of people can panic when it comes to thinking about the summer holidays and what to do with the kids to keep them entertained for the 6/7 weeks they are out of school. Our boys are all home educated, but we do try to stick with term times and the boys have previously been in school, so we know how the last half of the holidays in particular can drag out. We have put together a list of fun family things to do in the North East and I have also added some of my most popular blog posts, in the hope that it may give you just a glimmer of inspiration this summer,

I would love to see and hear about what you get up to this summer so please do tag us on social media @nefamadventures. I will regularly be updating this post so please do keep checking for updates.

What's On

Summer Reading Challenge in partnership with Local Libraries - The Gadgeteers various activities taking place check with your local library

Forestry England Trails - Kielder forest, Hamsterley Forest, Guisborough Forest all have Julia Donaldson Trails

Lightyear Inspired activities at Life Science Centre - runs until October

Adventure Valley Summertime Fun 23 July - 4th Sept

Sunderland Roller Rink 24th July - 4th Sept

A Summer of fun at Beamish Museum 22nd Jul - 31st Aug

Junior Wetland Rangers at WWT Washington - 23rd July - 4th September

Summer Of Play - The Alnwick Gardens 23rd July - 3rd Sep

Lets Play! Gibside NT From 23rd July

6 weeks of summer fun at Whitehouse Farm 25th July - 4th Sept

Cooking For Kids at Stack Seaburn 25th July - 22nd Aug

Summer In The City - Sunderland 25th July - 4th Sept

Summer at The Beacon 25th July - 2nd Sept

Sports at Souter Lighthouse NT 25th July - 31st Aug

Animal Glass Painting - National Glass Centre 29 July - 26th Aug

Summer Harvest Festival at Jarrow Hall 31st July

Crafty Romans at Arbeia Roman Fort 27th July - 31st Aug

Bird Of Prey Display at Alnwick Castle 16th - 20th July

Festival of Archaeology at Segedunum 16th July

Sandcastle Competition at Whitley Bay 31st July

Enchanted Woodland Trail at Northumberlandia 30th July - 7th Aug

Crafts at Stephenson Railway 3-7years old 28th July, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Aug

Heritage rides at Stephenson Railway every Thursday, Sunday & Bank Holidays

Marvellous Mondays - Segedunum 25th July, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Aug

Summer Family Arts Festival at Shipley Art Gallery 26th July - 1st Sep

Darlington Vintage Vehicle Rally 23rd July

Scarborough Sea Festival 22nd - 24th July

Darlington By The Sea 26th - 28th July

Meet St Bede at Durham Cathedral

Sports on the field at Ormesby Hall NT 23rd July - 28th Aug

Dino Trail at Peasholm Park

Family Fun Day at The Palm Sunderland 31st July

Summer Story Club at Seven Stories for ages 7 - 10 runs throughout Summer

Hardwick Park Annual Summer Camp 1st Aug - 12th Aug

Summer Science Club - The Discovery Museum 1st - 5th Aug

Health Check Heroes WWT Washington 2nd,8th,31st Aug

Car Show at North East Land Sea & Air Museum 7th Aug

Knights Tournament - Warkworth Castle EH 9th - 10th Aug

Run Rainton - Rainton Meadows 14th Aug

Teddy Bears Picnic at Preston Park 14th Aug

Teddy Bears Picnic at Durham University 15th Aug

Clash of the Romans - Chester Roman Fort 20th - 21st Aug

Hadrian's Wall Festival 20th - 21st Aug

Bubble Bonanza at WWT Washington 21st Aug

Fun Fair - Spanish City 25th - 29th Aug

Tremendous Tuesdays at South Shields Museum 26th Aug - 30th Aug

Steam Weekend at Ryhope Engines Museum 27th - 29th Aug

Georgian Weekend at Belsay Hall EH 27th - 29th Aug

The Big Birthday Bash Vindolanda 27th - 28th Aug

Bellingham Show 27th Aug


Arbuthnot & Dennis 26th - 28th July at Customs House

Wizard Of Oz 12th - 14th Aug at Customs House

The Tortoise & the Hare A Suitcase Story 16th Aug at Arts Centre Washington

Wind In The Willows 3rd Aug - Washington Old Hall

Cinderella at Gibside 7th Aug

Pepper Pig at Theatre Royal 10th - 11th Aug

Adams Family - Tyne Theatre 13th - 14th Aug

Peter Pan - Guisborough Priory 24th July

Rapunzel Middlesbrough Town Hall 17th July

Other Ideas


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