The Common Room - A Fun, Free Day Out in Newcastle

AD - This post has been published by our writer Bethanie who visited The Common Room in July 2022. Any shares / edits beyond this date have not been asked or paid for. 


Last week we headed into Newcastle for a fun filled morning at The Common Room, Newcastle. Never heard of The Common Room before? No, neither had we. But now we have been I will be recommending a visit here to anyone planning a day out in the city centre with kids. 


The Common Room - A Fun, Free Day Out in Newcastle



The Common Room is a gorgeous, unique building situated right next to Newcastle central station. It is a heritage venue and celebrates the regions engineering history through education and engaging events to inspire the next generation. 

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Enjoying Northumberland Car Free

 This is an advert for July 2022. Any edits or shares beyond this have not been asked or shared for. 

As most of you will know, we live in Northumberland. I absolutely love where we live and feel so lucky that we have access to so many lovely towns and villages, coast and countryside as well as some fantastic attractions to visit too. 


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This Show is Rubbish at Alphabetti Theatre Review

AD - Our writer Gaia received press tickets 

If you're looking for something a bit different to do with little ones this summer that's fun and educational then check out 'This Show is Rubbish'.

  • Pay as you feel - whatever you can afford (booking essential)
  • Small theatre near the Discovery Museum
  • Aimed at 3-8 year olds
  • Lots of songs and interactive bits
  • Relaxed performance, not too loud
  • Eco-puppets made of recycled rubbish
  • Runs until 13th August, plenty of tickets currently available 
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Top Tips for Visiting the Northumberland Coast with Kids

Thanks to our writer Bethanie for this post. 


Over the course of the school holidays, many people flock to Northumberland’s beaches. Who can blame them? With wide stretches of sand and dunes, it never feels crowded and you are rewarded with views along one of the most picturesque coastlines in England.

Top Tips for Visiting the Northumberland Coast with Kids
Embleton Beach 


In this blog post I want to share my top tips for visiting the Northumberland coast with kids. I have packed in all you need to know for the perfect family day out at the beach. Where to park, tide warnings, where to find play parks and ice cream vans and tips for keeping the kids safe on the beach. 

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30 Things to do in Sunderland this Summer

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If you’re looking for fun creative activities to keep the family busy this summer then Sunderland Culture have you covered!

30 Things to do in Sunderland this Summer

They’ve put together a jam-packed programme of workshops and activities at venues across Wearside - from seaside sculpture and photography to messy science, a bubble fest and exciting new shows. There’s loads of fun to be had.

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Bounce Extreme Review & Tips

This is an advert for July 2022. Any shares/edits beyond this date have not been asked or paid for. The photos in this post were taken at the Kingston Park event in July 2022.

Other event set ups may differ slightly but will be similar. As always, check with businesses direct for the most up to date information before heading out. Thanks to our writer Gaia for this post and photos. 



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Rock Pooling & Crabbing in the North East

Thanks to our writer Gaia for this post (and some of the photos). 

Where to Go Rock Pooling & Crabbing in the North East
St Abbs 

5 Reasons to Go Rockpooling / Crabbing 

  1. It's FREE / super low cost 

  2. Kids and grown ups love it 

  3. No booking required 

  4. Accessible by public transport 

  5. Educational activity 

How to go Rock Pooling & Crabbing in the North East


When you’re looking for a cheap day out you can’t jumping in the car packed with fishing nets, bucket, towels and a picnic and heading for the seaside for one of our favourite things to do – rock pooling!

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