What's on in the North East for families & kids | 29th & 30th October 2016

I hope everyone's had a fab half term! I can't believe it's almost over. There is A LOT happening in the North East this weekend and plenty to keep you entertained and allow you to end half term in style. Here are our top picks:

What's on in the North East for families & kids | 29th & 30th October 2016

!Vamos! Day of the Dead | Family Celebration
¡Vamos! Social, Market Street, Newcastle. 
Saturday 29 October 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm

Join ¡Vamos! Social and their family 'Day of the Dead' celebrations. A perfect alternative to Halloween. There will be live music, colourful costumes, face painting, craft workshops, food stalls, performances and more. We're heading to the afternoon performance so we may see you there. Tickets are £6. Find out more & book here. 

Preston Park | Half Term Hocus Pocus
Preston Park Museum & Grounds
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 October 

We visited Preston Park this week and honestly had THE best time. For this week only, their Victorian Street has been transformed into the North East's very own Diagon Alley. You can shop for wands, visit an owl emporium and find the perfect broomstick (all at a small extra charge). It really feels as if you are walking around Hogwarts. There are free activities across the weekend including Mini beasts, Owl display & Magic school. Plus a fab adventure playground. Entry is £5 per family and last for a full year. Find out more here and check out our YouTube video below featuring our visit last week:-

Family Disco with Disco Dog at Sage
Sage Gateshead
Sunday 30 October | 3pm

This is a FREE event with no need to book - just turn up! Join Disco Dog in the Sage for a special family disco featuring lots of classics. Time to dust off those dancing shoes. Find out more here. 

Northern Stage | Newcastle
Sat 29 October | 1pm & 5pm

We're heading to this performance on Friday night and really can't wait. I can't remember the last time we all went to the theatre together as Steve is always at work - I have a feeling it was probably panto! Anyway, Hogwallops is part of the Juice Festival and combines thrilling circus skills, physical comedy, slapstick and more. I can already tell my kids are going to love it. Tickets are £40 per family and available here.

Halloween Weekend at Woodhorn
Woodhorn Museum | Ashington
29 & 30 October 

Join Woodhorn for their special Halloween weekend. There will be Terrible Tales as told by professional storyteller Gary Cordingly who will share some of the scariest stories from Northumberland's past. There will also be birds of prey on display and a pumpkin trail to complete. Find out more here. 

As always, make sure you follow North East Family Fun on Facebook for more ideas and let me know what you're up to this weekend. 



  1. As ever you always seem to find the most fun stuff! Hopefully we can make it along to something this weekend after our high jinks in London this week :-)

  2. Great round up as always. Sharing now!


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