What's On in the North East for Kids & Families 20th & 21st August

I can't believe I am sitting here typing out events for 20th and 21st August! I am determined to make the most of the rest of the summer holidays (especially now we have a car again - whoop whoop). We're off to the Just So Festival in  Cheshire this weekend so please pray for sunshine for us. There's loads going on in the North East though and I'm gutted that Heidi is missing Kirkley Hall's Family Day Out as it sounds right up her street. Let me know what you're up to this weekend in comments. 

What's On in the North East for Kids & Families 20th & 21st August

Clash of the Knights 
Tynemouth Priory
Saturday 20th August - Sunday 21st August |  11am - 5pm

Tynemouth Priory will be taken over by four teams of highly skilled Knights this weekend. Expect adrenillin fuelled battles and demonstrations throughout the weekend. Free entry for English Heritage Members, admission charges apply for non-members.

Arbeia Festival
Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum | South Shields NE33 2BB

Saturday 20th August (11am-4pm) - Sunday 21st August (1pm-4pm)

Time and Tide Events will be returning to host Arbeia's annual festival. Expect Artisan food markets and celebrations of all things Roman. There will be a Roman-themed market, artisan food and drink, re-enactments, activities, music and demonstrations FREE ENTRY (donations welcome).

Kids Club at Liberty Brown

Liberty Brown, Sunderland. SR5 3XG  
Saturday 20th August (12 noon - 3pm) - Sunday 21st August (12 noon - 3pm)

We were really impressed when we tried out Kids Club at Liberty Brown earlier this year. Their Kids Club features story telling, face painting, cookie decorating, giveaways, colouring competitions, arts and crafts alongside a yummy family lunch. Booking is highly recommended.

Kirkley Hall's Big Family Day Out
Kirkley Hall, Ponteland. NE20 0AQ
Sunday 21st August (10am - 5pm)

Join Kirkley Hall for some adrenaline fuelled activities including high ropes, zip wires, archery and even knife throwing! Yikes! There will also be lots of activities in the zoological gardens including animal demonstrations, handling and feeds.

Our Wildlife 2016 with Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Blagdon Hall, Seaton Burn (NE13 6DE)
Saturday 20th August 10am - 4pm

Hands on activities, worshops and demonstrations allowing visitors to get hands on with wildlife. See wild birds up close with experts, go pond dipping, take a tractor ride, meet a real life polar explorer, browse local food stalls and make your own seed bomb to create your very own meadow. Entry charge applies.

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What's On in the North East for Kids & Families 20th & 21st August



  1. Wow there is lots going on near you this weekend! I think we're going to have a quiet weekend, catch up on some housework (so boring!) Enjoy the Just So Festival

  2. Looks like there is a lot to do! It's a shame the weather is going to be so bad this weekend :(

  3. There's so many great activities on in the summer for children!

  4. Looks like is lots to do we are going to go to a family food festival at the end of this month.

  5. Can't believe how quickly the summer has gone this year, before we know it we'll be on the countdown to Christmas. Some great suggestions here x

  6. Sounds like a lot of fun hopefully the weather is good and you're able to really enjoy!!

  7. Sounds like loads of things are going on! I'm trying to make sure we do as much before the end of the summer but down south instead... we need the summers to last longer!

  8. Wow! I wish I lived in the Northeast! There seems to be so very much to do. Hope you get good weather for the weekends too x

  9. Climbing walls are so good for kids. It helps them overcome fear of heights without even realising :)

  10. The wildlife day out looked great. Did you manage to get along to any yourself?

  11. Looks like there is many fab events at the moment x


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