What's On in the North East for Kids | March 2018

I am SO excited for the arrival of March! We have a couple of plans so far including a trip to Manchester Legoland Discovery and Museum of Science & Industry to see the capsule Tim Peake travelled back from space in. It's just over 2 hours to Manchester on the train from Newcastle and I've never taken the kids for a day out so I'm really looking forward to it. We're also taking a trip to Scarborough with our friends The Hoopers. We have no real plans yet apart from a treasure trail and fish and chips. Please cross your fingers for sunshine! As always, this guide is written in advance - dates and times change so please always double check details are correct before booking or heading out. I will pin this post at the top of my Facebook page and create Facebook events for the weekends in March and add the link there - you can subscribe to my events here. The Groupon and Living Social links in this post are affiliate links. Let me know what you're up to this March!

What's On in the North East for Kids | March 2018

6 Days Out Ideas for March

March Discounts & Deals

  • Buy five Odeon tickets for £20 - buy here
  • 25% off Pirate Escape Rooms in Whitley Bay - buy here
  • 25% off Jump 360 in Newcastle - buy here 
  • 41% off The Netherlands National Circus (Hartlepool) - buy here
  • £10 for Bowling & Food at The Dunes South Shields - buy here
  • 30% off The Family Activity Centre at Royal Quays - buy here 
  • Family entry to Kirkley Hall Zoo for £10 - buy here

Did you know I also write a money-saving blog? North East Family Fun Deals features everything from FREE days out to advice on the best annual pass to buy and how to apply for a Blue Peter Badge and receive free entry to lots of North East Attractions. Give my new Facebook page a like if you'd like to be kept in the loop.

3 & 4 March

Please note - many events this weekend will have been post-poned or cancelled due to bad weather. Please check details before travelling. 

3 March | The Biggest Book Show on Earth at Theatre Royal
3 March | Gateshead Raspberry Jam Coding
3 March | Silly Science at Birtley Library
3 March | Charlie & The Chocolate Factory themed Techy Tots at The Word
3 & 4 March | World Book Day at RSPB Saltholme 
3 & 4 March | Little Inventors at Discovery Museum
3 & 4 March | World Book Weekend at Souter Lighthouse 
3 & 4 March | Make a  Mother's Day Card at Cherryburn
3 & 4 March | Kielder Birds of Prey at Alnwick Garden 
3 & 4 March | Mother's Day Unicorn Letter Making at Katie's Garden 
4 March | The Owl & The Pussycat at The Exchange
4 March | The Gingerbread Man at Washington Arts Centre
4 March | The Jungle Book at Whitley Bay Playhouse
4 March | Forensic DNA Science Sessions at Life
4 March | Make Snake Mobiles at Seaton Delaval Hall

10 & 11 March 

10 March | Wee Red and Her Wolf at Jarrow Hall 
10 March | Baby Social at Tyne Bank Brewery
10 March | Silly Science at Leam Lane Library 
10 March | International Women's Day at Beamish 
10 March | Be Creative at Baltic 
10 March | Build Mum a Bear at Katie's Garden
10 March | Minions themed Techy Tots at The Word
10 March | Science Buddies Slime Making Workshop at Whitehouse Farm
10 March | Superhero Saturday at Crawcrook Library
10 & 11 March | Kielder Birds of Prey at Alnwick Garden 
10 & 11 March | Little Inventors at Discovery Museum 
11 March | Wee Red and her Wolf at Customs House 
11 March | Mother's Day at Kirkley Hall Zoo (mums go free)
11 March | Mother's Day at Whitehouse Farm (mums go free)
11 March | Mothering Sunday Cake Train at Tanfield Railway
11 March | Make Mother's Day Seed Pictures at Seaton Delaval Hall
11 March | Make a Mother's Day Paper Flower Bouquet at Cherryburn
11 March | Kids Comedy Club at The Stand

17 & 18 March

17 March | Bees! at Great North Museum
17 March | South Tyneside International Magic Festival
17 March | Silly Science at Blaydon Library
17 March | Launch of Monsters! Exhibition at The Word
17 March | Lee Kyle: A Brilliant Comedy Show for Kids & Stupid Adults at Washington Art Centre
17 & 18 March | Science Busking at Seven Stories
17 & 18 March | Great War Weekend at Tanfield Railway
17 & 18 March | Kielder Birds of Prey at Alnwick Garden 
17 & 18 March | World Book Weekend at Whitehouse Farm
18 March | Great British Dog Walk at Gibside 
18 March | Haughall Farm Lambing Event
18 March | Make Animal Finger Puppets at Seaton Delaval Hall

24 & 25 March

24 March | Opera North - Under the Sea at Seven Stories
24 March | Prudhoe Easter Egg 5k
24 March | We're Going On A Bear Hunt themed Techy Tots at The Word
24 March | Marty's Madhouse at Washington Art Centre
24 March | Build an Easter Buddy, Giant Kinder Egg or Unicorn Wreath at Katie's Garden
24 & 25 March | Lambing weekend at Kirkley Hall Zoo
24 & 25 March | Pedal Power at Beamish
24 & 25 March | Peppa Pig's Adventure at Darlington Hippodrome
24 & 25 March | Kielder Birds of Prey at Alnwick Garden 
25 March | Newspaper Plant Pots and Sowing Seeds at Seaton Delaval Hall 
25 March | Dawn Chorus at Seaton Delaval Hall

It's not long until Easter - I'll be publishing a couple of guides to what's on soon.......



  1. I am SO excited about March, it always feels like the month when the diary starts filling up with fun stuff and I can't wait to get involved with loads of Easter activities, so many great things going on in the North East!

  2. The Manchester sounds like a lot of fun and I hope you get some sunshine at Scarborough...
    Fab post x

  3. i really hope we get sunshine too...although no snow would be a start!


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