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What's on in the North East for children and families | 8th & 9th July 2017


Anyone else on summer holiday countdown? I can't wait and after spending last weekend having lots of fun in Whitley Bay (if you haven't checked out our video, you can catch it here), I am hoping for lovely weather again this weekend so fingers crossed! We're blogging for Go North East this weekend and will be using their £10 family bus ticket to visit the NE1 Motor Show and Dino Jaws at Life Science Centre (kids go free if you show your bus ticket) before heading to Tynemouth for dinner. Follow North East Family Fun on Twitter to see where we end up.

What's on in the North East for children and families | 8th & 9th July 2017


Enough of what we're up to though - check out our guide to what's on in the North East for kids and families here:

Hilarity Bites | 8 July | Hartlepool


This hour of fun for kids and well-behaved grown ups features stand-up, interactive digital media, lots of silliness and jokes. Find out more here

NE1 Newcastle Motor Show | 8 - 9 July | Newcastle City Centre


Expect show-stopping cars on display from 10am-4pm with Aston Martin, Porsche, Tesla, Bentley and more all set to turn heads around Grey's Monument. Old Eldon Square will also be transformed into a fan zone with virtual reality, remote controlled cars, kids movies and reaction testers. Entry is FREE. Find out more here. 

Beamish 1950s Festival | 6 - 9 July | Beamish Museum


Dance away to live music, treat yourself to a vintage hairdo and be transported back to the days of rock and roll at Beamish this weekend. There's absolutely loads going on during this popular annual event. Find out more here. 

Mouth of the Tyne Festival | 6 - 9 July | Tynemouth Priory & Surf Cafe


The popular Mouth of the Tyne Festival returns this weekend with Elbow, Laura Marling, Tom Odell and Billy Ocean headlining. Expect free entertainment on Front Street Tynemouth too with lots of walkabouts and street theatre and Tynemouth Station will host local musicians and dance troops. Find out more here. 

KT Tunstall | 9 July | Bents Park, South Shields


KT Tunstall will be performing live from Bents Park this Sunday. Gates open at around 12:30pm. Entry is FREE or priority tickets can be booked in advance for £5. Find out more here. 

Vintage Car Rally | 9 July | Woodhorn Museum


The North of England Classic and Pre-War Automobiles will be on site with their array of cars. Enjoy taking photos and meeting the owners. Free entry (parking costs apply). Find out more here. 

Explore the Rocky Shore | 9 July | St Mary's Lighthouse 

At this family event there will be activities such as being a rockpool detective, scavenger hunts and more! The activities are suitable for children aged 2 to 12 years old who need to be accompanied by an adult. All events are drop-in between 10am and 3pm so can be attended at any time during the time advertised and all are completely free! Find out more here


Music on the Avenue with Tyne Valley Big Band | 9 July | Gibside


Head to Gibside between 1 - 4pm on Sunday and enjoy some live music on the Avenue. Expect jazz, funk and a bit of rock and roll. Find out more here

Teddy Bears Picnic | 9 July | Ormesby Hall


Pack a picnic and bring along your favourite Teddy Bear to Ormesby Hall between 12noon - 4pm for their special Teddy Bear's Picnic event. There will be stories, games and crafts plus a special Teddy Bear doctor. Find out more here.



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Let me know what you're up to this weekend - whatever it is, have a good one. 





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