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What's On in the North East for Kids & Families | 11th & 12th March 2017


It's nearly the weekend! Yeah! After a full-on visit to Beamish Wild last weekend, we are living life a little slower this weekend with just a trip to the swimming baths and the park planned. If you are looking for somewhere to take the kids, there is quite a bit going on in the North East this weekend:

What's On in Newcastle and the North East for Kids & Families | 11th & 12th March 2017


11 March | Disabled Access Day | Seven Stories

Seven Stories are hosting a day of fun for families and carers who have additional needs (but everyone is welcome). There will be relaxed story times, relaxed beach adventures and Street Scientists from Newcastle University.  Find out more here


11th March | Play & Invent - Codebreaking | Discovery Museum

Special sessions for children aged 7-11 plus their families where you can gain skills and learn how to break codes. There are four sessions throughout the day and tickets (£5 per child) must be pre-booked. Find out more here


11th March | Disabled Access Day | Discovery Museum

There are a variety of activities happening across the day from balloon modelling to 'Play Tyne' and a special Moving Ducks exhibition. Some activities need to be pre-booked & are chargeable, others are FREE of charge and operate on a drop in basis. Find out more here


11th March | Quentin Blake : Inside Stories Opens | Laing Art Gallery 

A new exhibition opens at Laing Art Gallery today featuring the work of Quentin Blake. Expect first works, roughs and finished storyboards and learn how Quentin's illustrations and ideas evolve. Ticketed event.  Find out more here 



11th March | Music for Youth Festival | Sage Gateshead

From 1:15pm - 5:15pm FREE concourse concerts will be taking place at Sage Gateshead as part of the Music for Youth Festival.  Find out more here


11th March | The Owl & The Pussycat | Arc Stockton Arts Centre

Join Stockton Arts Centre for their 50 minute performance of The Owl & The Pussycat. Aimed and children aged 3-7 years, tickets are priced at just £20 per family of 4. Find out more here


11th & 12th March | Geocaching Weekend | Gibside

Join Gibside on their modern day treasure hunt. Tickets should be pre-booked and cost £10 per handset (+ regular admission). Use your handset to find 10 hidden boxes around Gibside and claim your certificate. Find out more here


11th & 12th March | Hauxley Open Weekend | Hauxley Nature Reserve

Hauxley Nature Reserve is FREE to visit this weekend between 9:30am - 3:30pm. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and there will be access to bird hides to allow birdwatching. Find out more here


11th & 12th March | British Science Weekend | Seven Stories

It's British Science Weekend at Seven Stories! There will be actual real life Scientist in attendance who will bring science to life with their crazy experiments and answer any questions. Normal admission applies.  Find out more here


11th & 12th March | Get Crafty with Dr Seuss | Souter Lighthouse

Kids can get crafty with The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who between 11am - 4pm. Normal admission applies, crafts cost £1 each. Find out more here



12th March | The Great British Dog Walk | Gibside

The Great British Dog Walk is an annual event in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. An 8km walk will start at 11am and a 3km walk will start at midday.  Find out more here


Don't forget to join our North East Days Out Facebook Group for more ideas and inspiration and follow North East Family Fun on Instagram to see photographs from our weekend adventures.

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Have a good weekend - let me know if you're planning anything exciting. 


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  1. Hang on a second! Did I spot Geocaching at Gibside? It's probably worth having a go, but I'm guessing that the set up is slightly different to the Geocaching.com version. They currently only have one GC listed on site.
    The hardest thing is starting off as you're not 100% sure what your looking for. After about 10 you start to get your eye in.

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