What's on in the North East for Kids and Families | 4th & 5th February 2017

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What's on in the North East for Kids and Families | 4th & 5th February 2017

4th Feb | Bones : Skeleton Secrets of the Animal Work Opens | Great North Museum

The museum launches it's new exhibition this weekend featuring the skeletons, fossils, teeth and bones of over 100 creatures. FREE entry.

4th Feb | Alphabet Photography Workshop (ages 6+) | Whickham Library

Create a digital photographic alphabet using iPads, SLR cameras and even your own smart phone. FREE event but place need to be booked in advance. 

4th Feb | Dino Bricks at Woodhorn Opens | Woodhorn Museum

Enter the Jurassic period and meet dinosaurs face to face - each one is made using LEGO bricks. You can then try building your own dinosaur. Admission charges apply.

4th Feb | Pirates & Princess Party | Rowlands Gill Library

A fun-filled morning for under 5's filled with music, song and dance. Tickets must be bought in advance and cost £2/£3. 

4th Feb | The First Hippo on the Moon | Tyne Theatre & Opera House

The First Hippo on the Moon is by No1 Bestselling author David Walliams. Aimed at children aged 3 and up, this exciting space adventure is not to be missed. 

4th Feb | Walking with Wildfowl | WWT Washington

This guided walk is included in normal admission. Expect fascinating facts and learn all about the WWT's conservation work.

4th Feb | Chinese Dragon Making Workshop | Washington Arts Centre

Join Washington Arts Centre and celebrate Chinese New Year with their Chinese Dragon Making Workshop. All materials are provided (cost £3.50 per child on the day). Aimed at children aged 4+ and their families.

5th Feb | Chinese New Year Celebration | Sunderland Winter Garden

This free family event includes firecrackers, dragon dancing, arts and crafts, martial arts, lion dancing and more.

5th Feb | Make Wellie/Glove Clips | Seaton Delaval Hall

Seaton Delaval Hall host free crafts (included with admission) every Sunday from 11am-1pm. This week, it's wellie/glove clips.

As always, events could change so please check before setting off. Other ideas include Brick History and North East Landmarks at Life (check out our video tour below):-

Or how about a family walk around Plessey Woods or Dunstanburgh Castle? If you're still feeling a little skint after Christmas, you can try one of these 10 FREE days out in NewcastleGateshead.

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



  1. Arlo would love the Dino bricks. Will share this on Fb tomo and have just RT on twitter

  2. Might head to seaton deleval hall on sunday. been ages since we went there. great list as always!

  3. Some great suggestions. Thanks for sharing :)


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