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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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ART CART

1st January-31st December 2019

Time: Every Saturday 10am-12pm

Venue: Hatton Gallery

Address: The Quadrangle, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU

Website: www.hattongallery.org.uk

Drop-in Family Fun! Get creative with the Hatton's Art Cart! Full of help-yourself art activities for families to do together. Free activity but donations welcome. Tel 0191 2226059.

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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...

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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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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....

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DIPPY ON TOUR!

18th May-6th October 2019

Venue: Great North Museum

Address: Barras Bridge, NE2 4PT

Website: www.greatnorthmuseum.org.uk

The Natural History Museum's famous Diplodocus cast 'Dippy' is at the Great North Museum: Hancock. Dippy lived in London for over 100 years. The full skeleton is 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide & 4.25...

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GAME ON 2.0

25th May-4th September 2019

Venue: Life Science Centre

Address: Times Square, NE1 4EP

Website: www.life.org.uk

Game On 2.0 explores the vibrant history, culture & future of gaming, entertainment & technology through more than 150 playable games. Visitors can play a range of games from arcade classics to modern...

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BOOKWORM BABIES

4th June-9th July 2019

Time: 11.30 – 12.30pm

Venue: Seven Stories

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

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

A 6-week course to experience the joy of reading together with your baby & use activities, props & child-led exploratory play to develop a strong love of books from an early age. £36 (six week course...

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BOOKWORM BABIES

5th June-10th July 2019

Time: 11.30 – 12.30pm

Venue: Seven Stories

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

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

A 6-week course to experience the joy of reading together with your baby & use activities, props & child-led exploratory play to develop a strong love of books from an early age. £36 (six week course...

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STORY SPROUTS

6th June-11th July 2019

Time: 11.30 – 12.30pm

Venue: Seven Stories

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

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

A 6-week course to discover the magic of children’s books & cultivate a lifelong-love of reading with your toddler! Exploring messy play, movement, narrative, imagination & much more in this engaging...

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STORY SPROUTS

7th June-12th July 2019

Time: 11.30 – 12.30pm

Venue: Seven Stories

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

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

A 6-week course to discover the magic of children’s books & cultivate a lifelong-love of reading with your toddler! Exploring messy play, movement, narrative, imagination & much more in this engaging...

Arts & Crafts

MORE THAN A GAME

15th June-12th October 2019

Venue: South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Ocean Road, NE33 2JA

Website: www.southshieldsmuseum.org.uk

The story of football in South Tyneside. This FREE exhibition explores stories of players & fans from the early days & up to the present day, from the famous, to the local & unsung heroes of the game in...

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GOSFORTH NATURE RESERVE EXPLORATION DAY

22nd-22nd June 2019

Venue: Gosforth Park Nature Reserve,

Address: Salters Lane, NE3 5EP.

All are welcome to learn about the plants & creatures of the Reserve. This event is free & open to the public. No booking required. To find out more visit nhsn.ncl.ac.uk

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NORTH EAST POLICE HISTORY SOCIETY

22nd-23rd June 2019

Venue: Beamish Museum

Address: Beamish, DH9 0RG

Website: www.beamish.org.uk

Visit the North East Police History Society to discover the history of law & order & all about policing in the past! Tel 0191 3704000.

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ARMED FORCES PARADE & FAMILY FUN DAY

23rd-23rd June 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Bents Park

Address: Sea Road, NE33 2LD

Celebrate our Armed Forces at a special military parade along the seafront, followed by The Badlanders Motorcycle Club family fun day in Bents Park featuring live bands, motor bikes, entertainment, funfair...

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HOTEL FLAMINGO

23rd-23rd June 2019

Time: 2.30-3.15pm

Venue: Seven Stories

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

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

Check in at Hotel Flamingo, the funniest & sunniest hotel in town, for musical sing-alongs & live illustration with author-illustrator Alex Milway. You'll even learn how to draw the characters along the...

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OLD KING COAL

26th-30th June 2019

Venue: Beamish Museum

Address: Beamish, DH9 0RG

Website: www.beamish.org.uk

Old King Coal celebrates the region’s proud coal mining heritage with impressive banner parades, enjoy brass band performances& discover more about the important contribution made by North East miners...

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SENSE EXPLORERS

29th-29th June 2019

Time: 2pm

Venue: Seven Stories

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

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

Engage your five senses with researcher Sean Peacock as you explore Ouseburn Valley & create some exciting ideas to make it an even better place to be. You will also be given some experimental technology...

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ASHINGTON FAYRE DAY

30th-30th June 2019

Time: 10.30am-4.30pm

Venue: Wilko's Car Park

Address: Wansbeck Square, NE63 9XH

An event for the whole family to enjoy with lots to do & see- Fairground Rides, Market Stalls, Live Music, Hot & Cold Food, Facepainters, Street Entertainers, Rock Climbing Wall & much more. Tel 01670...

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CHILDREN'S CANCER RIDE

30th-30th June 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: The Cycle Hub, 

Address: Ouseburn Regeneration Centre, Quayside, NE6 1BU

The Children's Cancer Ride is a sponsored family friendly bike ride along the River Tyne. Choose from a 9 mile or 22 mile route, both starting & finishing at the Cycle Hub on Newcastle Quayside. Adults...

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ELMER'S SPECIAL DRAG STRUT

30th-30th June 2019

Time: 11.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Seven Stories

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

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

It’s Elmer’s special day & everyone is invited! What makes your family special? What do you like most about yourself? Wear what’s on the inside, outside, & show the world your true colours in this...

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PROUD STORY TIMES

30th June-21st July 2019

Time: 10.30am, 1pm & 3.30pm

Venue: Seven Stories

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

Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk

Our LGBTQ+-themed ‘Proud to Be Me’ Month will see Story Catchers sharing the best of our favourite books that make us feel proud to be ourselves – stories which smash gender stereotypes, include...

Arts & Crafts

SATURDAY ART CLASSES

6th-6th July 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.

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MOUTH OF THE TYNE FESTIVAL

11th-14th July 2019

Venue: Tynemouth Priory

Address: NE30 4BZ

Website: www.mouthofthetynefestival.com

Full line up of events at mouthofthetynefestival.com

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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