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WHERE YOUR WINGS WERE

21st-30th June 2019

Time: ONGOING

Venue: Seven Stories

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

Embark on a journey through Tyneside like never before, discovering how its landscapes, language & people inspired the magical stories of David Almond. Delve into the writer’s dreamlike world where tales...

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CIRCUS! SHOW OF SHOWS

20th October-2nd June 2019

Venue: Discovery Museum

Address: Blandford Square, NE1 4JA

Website: www.discoverymuseum.org.uk

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of circus in Great Britain through rare memorabilia & original props at this new exhibition. Delve into the drama of the big top & explore the incredible stories behind...

Outdoor Events

COAL FOREST ART TRAIL

27th October-19th April 2019

Venue: Woodhorn Museum & Country Park

Address: NE63 9YF

Website: www.experiencewoodhorn.com

Magical art installations pop up throughout Woodhorn Museum & change with the seasons. Adults £7, Child Free. www.museumsnorthumberland.org.uk

Christmas

ALIEN INVASION

22nd December-28th April 2019

Venue: Life Science Centre

Address: Times Square, NE1 4EP

Website: www.life.org.uk

In this new exhibition, see 39 original & replica props from film & TV showcasing the best in sci-fi. Is there life out there in the Universe? The imaginations of tv & film producers let you believe there...

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GOSFORTH SEA CADETS

1st January-31st December 2019

Time: Every Tuesday & Friday 7-9pm

Venue: Aln Crescent

Address: Gosforth, NE3 2LX

Gosforth Sea Cadets meet every Tuesday & Friday night, 7-9pm. More details from PO Michael Stewart (Officer in Charge) at info@sccgosforth.com or 0191 284 3108.

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VICTORIA TUNNEL SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

1st January-31st December 2019

Time: Times to suit

Venue: Victoria Tunnel

Address: 55 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, NE1 2PQ

Website: www.ouseburntrust.org.uk/visit-vt

Two-hour workshops in the historic Ouseburn Valley focusing on World War 2 , Victorian History & Industrial Revolution & include an underground Tour of the Victoria Tunnel on Ouse St. Workshops are at...

Indoor Activities

ELMER & FRIENDS

8th-29th February 2020

Venue: Seven Stories

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

A new exhibiton celebrating 30 years of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. It is the first major retrospective of children’s author & artist David McKee’s artwork & manuscripts from the world famous Elmer...

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CRACKED! SECRET CODES & COMMUNICATION

9th February-2nd June 2019

Venue: The Word

Address: National Centre for the Written Word, Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF

Website: www.theworduk.org.

Since the dawn of time, people have had secrets they wish to hide…and share. Delve in to the mysterious world of covert communications in this new FREE exhibition. Try your hand at cracking a secret...

Outdoor Events

EASTER ADVENTURE QUEST

6th-22nd April 2019

Time: 11am - 5pm

Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Address: NE20 0DX

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/belsay-hall-castle-and-gardens

Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you follow the trail through the gardens and around the castle. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon...

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EASTER ADVENTURE QUEST

6th-28th April 2019

Time: 11am - 5pm

Venue: Chesters Roman Fort & Museum

Address: NE46 4EU

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/chestersromanfort

Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you follow the trail through the Roman fort. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate...

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EASTER ADVENTURE QUEST

6th-28th April 2019

Time: 11am - 5pm

Venue: Warkworth Castle

Address: Northumberland, NE65 0UJ

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/warkworth-castle-and-hermitage

Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you follow the trail through the castle grounds. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a...

Indoor Activities

EASTER HOLIDAY FUN

6th April-6th May 2019

Venue: Life Science Centre

Address: Times Square, NE1 4EP

Website: www.life.org.uk

Whether you prefer a Mars or a Milky Way, Life Science Centre is a feast for the whole Galaxy this Easter & children go free* until 6 May 2019! (*One child for every paying adult. See life.org.uk for full...

Indoor Activities

HAPPY STORYTIME

6th-22nd April 2019

Time: 10.30am, 1pm & 3.30pm

Venue: Seven Stories

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

Join the team of Story Catchers for a riot of joyousness as they bring you the very best in cheerful, joyful & upbeat books to raise your spirits this Easter!

Outdoor Events

LAMBING SHED LIVE!

6th-22nd April 2019

Time: 12.30pm, 1.15pm & 2pm

Venue: Wallington NT

Address: NE61 4AR

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington

Take a scenic tractor trailer ride to Broomhouse Farm where you will get a close-up experience of lambing on a working farm. Enjoy a guided tour of the lambing shed and help to bottle feed the lambs, you...

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

6th-22nd April 2019

Time: 11am-3pm

Venue: Gibside NT

Address: NE16 6BG

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside

The gardens are bursting into life after the winter & there are lots of activities to help you embrace the spring.Take part in free activities & discover the signs of spring. Take the nest test, make a...

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SPRINGTIME FAMILY FUN

6th-22nd April 2019

Time: 11am-3pm

Venue: Cragside NT

Address: NE65 7PX

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside

Spring into nature this Easter holiday for fun that's guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained. See if you can solve the family trail, or drop into fun activity sessions running at regular dates...

Arts & Crafts

THE CITY IS WHERE WE'RE GOING NEXT

8th April-2nd June 2019

Time: 10am-6pm

Venue: Baltic

Address: Gateshead Quays, NE8 3BA

Website: www.balticmill.com

BALTIC invites you to an alternative landscape where the structures of urban development become the stuff of play. Free. Just drop-in. www.baltic.art/family

Indoor Activities

COLOURFUL CHICK NESTS

19th-19th April 2019

Time: 10.30 – 11.15am

Venue: Seven Stories

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

Join a Story Catcher to make a colourful nest for your very own Easter chick. Fill your nest with multi-coloured feathers, coloured gems, sequins & tissue paper & nestle your chick in their new home with...

Outdoor Events

EASTER EGG HUNT

19th-22nd April 2019

Time: 11am-3pm

Venue: Cragside NT

Address: NE65 7PX

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside

Uncover some of nature’s best kept secrets whilst exploring the relationship between engineering & the beautiful environment, just like Lord Armstrong did. Make your way around the lakeside trail to...

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EASTER EGG HUNT

19th-22nd April 2019

Time: 11am-3pm

Venue: Gibside NT

Address: NE16 6BG

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside

Little Mary Eleanor Bowes, who grew up at Gibside in the 18th century, loved unusual plants. She collected brightly coloured plants and fragrant flowers to fill her own childhood garden. Follow in her...

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EASTER EGG HUNT

19th-22nd April 2019

Time: 11am-4pm

Venue: Souter Lighthouse & The Leas NT

Address: SR6 7NH

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/souter-lighthouse-and-the-leas

Collect clues on an Easter Egg Hunt at Souter Lighthouse to receive a yummy Cadbury chocolate treat. Start your search in the Foghorn Field. £2.50 per trail. Tel 0191 529 0909.

Outdoor Events

EASTER EGG HUNT

19th-22nd April 2019

Time: 11am-3pm

Venue: Wallington NT

Address: NE61 4AR

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington

Celebrate the arrival of spring & find out more about some of the animal families who make their homes at Wallington. Choose an animal at the beginning of the trail, head out into the West Wood to collect...

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EASTER FUN

19th-22nd April 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Beamish Museum

Address: Beamish, DH9 0RG

Website: www.beamish.org.uk

Enjoy a cracking day out at Beamish this Easter with lots of egg-citing activities happening at the museum including baking, crafts & games. Hop along to the museum to find out how Easter was celebrated...

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ST MARY'S LIGHTHOUSE EASTER TREASURE TRAIL

19th-19th April 2019

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Venue: St Mary’s Lighthouse,

Address: Whitley Bay, NE26 4RS

Drop in & complete the ‘St. Mary’s run around the Island trail’ & hand in to collect your prize. Suitable for children over 3 years old, £1.00 per child. No booking required. Telephone 0191 200...

Indoor Activities

COLOURFUL CHICK NESTS

20th-20th April 2019

Time: 10.30 – 11.15am

Venue: Seven Stories

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

Join a Story Catcher to make a colourful nest for your very own Easter chick. Fill your nest with multi-coloured feathers, coloured gems, sequins & tissue paper & nestle your chick in their new home with...

Outdoor Events

KITE FESTIVAL

20th-21st April 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Newbiggin Maritime Centre,

Address: Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, NE64 6DB

The 8th Annual Kite Festival with special kite making workshops for children & international kite flyers demonstrating spectacular kite flying displays. Tel 01670 811951.

Arts & Crafts

SATURDAY ART CLASSES

20th-20th April 2019

Time: 10:15am - 11:45am

Venue: Laing Art Gallery

Address: New Bridge Street, NE1 8AG

Website: www.laingartgallery.org.uk

An inclusive art class held on the first & third Saturday of every month for 10-15 year olds. £5 per child.Book in advance at laingartgallery.org.uk.

Arts & Crafts

SPRING TIME ADVENTURERS WITH FOR PAWS

20th-20th April 2019

Time: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm & 2.45pm

Venue: South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Ocean Road, NE33 2JA

Website: www.southshieldsmuseum.org.uk

Go along & meet a whole host of wonderful spring time animals to celebrate the arrival of spring & also National Pet Month. These 45 minutes long sessions will be fun & informative & give little hands...

Outdoor Events

ST MARY'S LIGHTHOUSE EASTER TREASURE TRAIL

20th-20th April 2019

Time: 10:30am-1pm

Venue: St Mary’s Lighthouse,

Address: Whitley Bay, NE26 4RS

Drop in & complete the ‘St. Mary’s run around the Island trail’ & hand in to collect your prize. Suitable for children over 3 years old, £1.00 per child. No booking required. Telephone 0191 200...

Outdoor Events

HERITAGE TRAIN RIDES

21st-22nd April 2019

Time: 11.30am, 12.30pm 2pm & 3pm

Venue: Stephenson Railway Museum

Address: Middle Engine Lane, NE29 8DX

Website: www.stephensonrailwaymuseum.org.uk

Take a four mile return trip following the route of the coal trains from the collieries to the River Tyne behind a vintage locomotive in our 1950s passenger carriages. Prices from£4 children/£6 adults,...

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HERITAGE TRAIN RIDES

21st April-31st October 2019

Time: 11.30am, 12.30pm 2pm & 3pm

Venue: Stephenson Railway Museum

Address: Middle Engine Lane, NE29 8DX

Website: www.stephensonrailwaymuseum.org.uk

Every Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday, take a four mile return trip following the route of the coal trains from the collieries to the River Tyne behind a vintage locomotive in our 1950s passenger carriages....

Outdoor Events

SEASHORE SAFARI

21st-21st April 2019

Time: 12-2pm

Venue: Souter Lighthouse & The Leas NT

Address: SR6 7NH

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/souter-lighthouse-and-the-leas

Join a ranger to search Souter's rock pools for salty sea creatures galore. Learn how to tell winkles from whelks & lots more watery wildlife facts. Booking essential on 0191 529 0909.

Outdoor Events

ST MARY'S LIGHTHOUSE EASTER TREASURE TRAIL

21st-21st April 2019

Time: 10:30am-2pm

Venue: St Mary’s Lighthouse,

Address: Whitley Bay, NE26 4RS

Drop in & complete the ‘St. Mary’s run around the Island trail’ & hand in to collect your prize. Suitable for children over 3 years old, £1.00 per child. No booking required. Telephone 0191 200...

Outdoor Events

ST MARY'S LIGHTHOUSE EASTER TREASURE TRAIL

22nd-22nd April 2019

Time: 10:30am-3pm

Venue: St Mary’s Lighthouse,

Address: Whitley Bay, NE26 4RS

Drop in & complete the ‘St. Mary’s run around the Island trail’ & hand in to collect your prize. Suitable for children over 3 years old, £1.00 per child. No booking required. Telephone 0191 200...

Indoor Activities

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT…DOWN A TUNNEL

22nd-22nd April 2019

Time: 10 - 11am & 2 – 3pm

Venue: Seven Stories

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

Celebrate 30 years of We're Going on a Bear Hunt with a very special hunt in Ouseburn’s own Victoria Tunnel. What will you see? What will you hear? Find out & after the trip settle down in the Seven...

Outdoor Events

HORSES AT WORK

27th-28th April 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Beamish Museum

Address: Beamish, DH9 0RG

Website: www.beamish.org.uk

Enjoy an equine extravaganza! As well as Beamish’s own horses, there will be a number of visiting horses(including Clydesdales, Percherons & Gelderlanders) & horse-drawn vehicles. Watch displays, meet...

Indoor Activities

TELL A STORY DAY

27th-27th April 2019

Time: 10.30am

Venue: Gateshead Central Library

Address: Prince Consort Road, NE8 4LN

Tell us your favourite story then we'll tell you some of ours! Suitable for children of all ages. Free - Just turn up. Tel 0191 4338420.

Indoor Activities

THE GRUFFALO PARTY!

27th-27th April 2019

Time: 2 - 3pm

Venue: Seven Stories

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of family-favourite The Gruffalo with a very special party. Grab your gladrags & head into the wood for an afternoon filled to bursting with Storytimes, rhyming & craft-acular...

Outdoor Events

SPRING SPORTS

28th-29th April 2019

Time: 11am-3pm

Venue: Souter Lighthouse & The Leas NT

Address: SR6 7NH

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/souter-lighthouse-and-the-leas

Have a go at outdoor games & mini-sports activities for all the family, with activities including archery, badminton and football. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/souter-lighthouse-and-the-leas

Arts & Crafts

BE CREATIVE (AUTISM FRIENDLY)

4th-4th May 2019

Time: 1pm & 2pm

Venue: Baltic

Address: Gateshead Quays, NE8 3BA

Website: www.balticmill.com

These free creative sessions are for families & friends on the autistic spectrum. Recommended for ages 5-13. Booking essential. Tel 0191 4781810.

Arts & Crafts

SATURDAY ART CLASSES

4th-4th May 2019

Time: 10:15am - 11:45am

Venue: Laing Art Gallery

Address: New Bridge Street, NE1 8AG

Website: www.laingartgallery.org.uk

An inclusive art class held on the first & third Saturday of every month for 10-15 year olds. £5 per child.Book in advance at laingartgallery.org.uk.

Indoor Activities

HAPPY SUNDAYS!

5th-5th May 2019

Time: 2 - 3pm

Venue: Seven Stories

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

Boogie along with the family to an uplifting set by The Saxologists – a quartet of young musicians from the North East. £5 pp(children & adults).

Outdoor Events

MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS

5th-6th May 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Beamish Museum

Address: Beamish, DH9 0RG

Website: www.beamish.org.uk

Join Beamish in The Pit Village for a host of May Day activities! The May Day King and Queen will be crowned as we celebrate this special event with parades, music, Maypole dancing & headdress making.

Outdoor Events

ROMAN MAY DAY MARKET

6th-6th May 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Address: Buddle Street, Wallsend NE28 6HR

Website: www.segedunumromanfort.org.uk

Browse the Roman market, witness gladiators doing battle, have a go at archery or get involved in the hands-on craft activities, all from historical tents. Kids under 16 go free. Tel 0191 2784217.

Indoor Activities

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR PARTY!

6th-6th May 2019

Time: 2 - 3pm

Venue: Seven Stories

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

It's 50 years since The Very Hungry Caterpillar first munched his way through a variety of delicious food. Join in a celebratory Caterpillar Conga & party the afternoon away with Storytimes, creative activities...

Outdoor Events

GEORGIAN FAIR

10th-12th May 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Beamish Museum

Address: Beamish, DH9 0RG

Website: www.beamish.org.uk

Enjoy the hustle & bustle of a Georgian Country Fair at 1820s Pockerley Waggonway. Experience a fair like no other as The Squire of Pockerley sets about hiring his staff for the coming months!

Indoor Activities

CHILDREN'S KNITTING GROUP

11th-11th May 2019

Time: 11am

Venue: Gateshead Central Library

Address: Prince Consort Road, NE8 4LN

Join a friendly & fun children's knitting & craft group. Wool, yarn & needles all supplied and the group is run by experienced knitters! This group is for boys and girls; everyone welcome. For ages 8-14years....

Outdoor Events

MECCANO EXHIBITION

11th-12th May 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Beamish Museum

Address: Beamish, DH9 0RG

Website: www.beamish.org.uk

The North East Meccano Society will once again hold their annual exhibition at Beamish with construction sets dating from the early 1900s up to the present day.

Outdoor Events

CLASSIC & VINTAGE VEHICLE SHOW

12th-12th May 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Kielder Castle

Address: NE48 1ER

An amazing display of vintage vehicles - cars, motorbikes, tractors, buses & more! Visit the craft fair in the castle to browse for unusual handmade gifts. Entry to the vintage show is free. Parking costs...

Indoor Activities

UP (FILM CLUB)

12th-12th May 2019

Time: 10.30am

Venue: Seven Stories

Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

Join 78 year-old Carl Fredricksen on a thrilling journey to fulfil a lifelong dream. By tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl flies away to the South America & encounters wild terrain, unexpected...

Arts & Crafts

SATURDAY ART CLASSES

18th-18th May 2019

Time: 10:15am - 11:45am

Venue: Laing Art Gallery

Address: New Bridge Street, NE1 8AG

Website: www.laingartgallery.org.uk

An inclusive art class held on the first & third Saturday of every month for 10-15 year olds. £5 per child.Book in advance at laingartgallery.org.uk.

2 – 4pm BUSY B’S

Hassle free, no need to book – just drop-in and get stuck in. Activities for young artists inspired by our exhibitions. Suitable for children 12 years and under with their families. Children must be...

BUSY B’S

Every Sat & Sun 2 – 4pm Hassle free, no need to book – just drop-in and get stuck in. Activities for young artists inspired by our exhibitions. Suitable for children 12 years and under with their families....

BUSY B’S

Hassle free, no need to book – just drop-in and get stuck in. 2 – 4pm Activities for young artists inspired by our exhibitions. Suitable for children 12 years and under with their families. Children...

BUSY B’S

Hassle free, no need to book – just drop-in and get stuck in. Activities for young artists inspired by our exhibitions. Suitable for children 12 years and under with their families. Children must be...

HATTON ART CART

Every Saturday 1.30 – 3.30pm Free art activities for children & young people in the gallery every Saturday. THE HATTON GALLERY The Quadrangle, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU Tel (0191) 222 6059 www.twmuseums.org.uk/hatton

HATTON ART CART

Free art activities for children & young people in the gallery every Saturday. THE HATTON GALLERY The Quadrangle, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU Tel (0191) 222 6059 www.twmuseums.org.uk/hatton.

HATTON ART CART

Free art activities for children & young people in the gallery every Saturday. THE HATTON GALLERY The Quadrangle, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU Tel (0191) 222 6059 www.twmuseums.org.uk/hatton.

HATTON ART CART

Free art activities for children & young people in the gallery every Saturday. THE HATTON GALLERY The Quadrangle, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU Tel (0191) 222 6059 www.twmuseums.org.uk/hatton.

LITTLE DISCOVERERS

Discovery Museum's group for children under five. Come along & make things, sing songs, listen to stories & learn about the museum & the world around us. Meet lots of new friends & have lots of fun in...

Saturday Storytimes at 10:30am and 11:30am

Great North Museum, Barras Bridge, NE2 4PT. Every Saturday, free, no booking  NEW from 1:30pm – 3pm after storytimes the Mouse House is transformed into a creative workshop where...

SHIPLEY SCAMPS

A fun arts & crafts session suitable for children aged 2 - 4 offering a range of creative activities along with singing & stories. Sessions are £2 per child. THE SHIPLEY ART GALLERY Prince Consort Rd,...

TOTS & TINY’S STORYTIME

every Friday thereafter 10.30am – 11am St Mary’s Heritage Centre Bring your baby or toddler down to St. Mary's & enjoy an informal rhyme & story session. Cost £1 per child, payable on the door. Tel...

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