What's On for Kids across North East England | February 2019 (including half term)


Welcome to my bumper guide to what's on in February (including half term) for families in North East England. Please remember, this guide is published well in advance and details do change so always double check details with the venue before heading out.

What's On for Kids across North East England | February 2019 (including half term)

Why not join our North East Days Out Reviews Facebook group here for more ideas? Please feel free to post your own recommendations and ask for days out advice in there. I'll be posting a new idea for a place to visit each day over half term in there.



Days Out Ideas for February 2019


  • Zog Trail at Kielder Forest, Hamsterley Forest & more - details here 
  • Preston Park Behind the Seams Exhibition - details here 
  • Leonardo da Vinci : A Life in Drawing Exhibition at Sunderland Winter Gardens - details here 
  • Museum of the Moon at Life Science Centre (from 2 Feb) - details here 
  • Elmer and Friends at Seven Stories (from 8 Feb) - details here 
  • The Fallen Forest Crafts at Woodhorn (weekends and school holidays) - see here 
  • Shirt Tales Exhibition at The Word - details here 
  • Freight in February at Tanfield Railway (Sunday) - details here 
  • Cracked! Secret Codes Exhibition at The Word (from 9 Feb) - details here
  • When the Bugle Calls Exhibition at The Word (from 9 Feb) - details here
  • Plodge at Gibside Welly Trail & Muddy Activities - details here 
  • Saturday Nights  - Cinema Night at St Mary's Village Hall, Morpeth - details here
  • Big Bugs On Tour at intu Metrocentre (from 2 February - 2 March) - details here 


Family Theatre for February 2019 


  • 6 - 9 Feb - We're Going On A Bear Hunt at Northern Stage - details here
  • 6 - 23 Feb - War Horse at Sunderland Empire - details here (affiliate) 
  • 7 - 9 Feb - Sleeping Beauty at Tyne Theatre and Opera House - details here
  • 16 Feb - Black Magic | The Little Mix Show at Whitley Bay Playhouse - details here 
  • 17 Feb - Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show at Custom's House - details here
  • 18 Feb - The Little Mermaid at Whitley Bay Playhouse - details here 
  • 19 - 22 Feb - Arbuthnot and Pals' Detective Agency at Custom's House - details here 
  • 20 Feb - Mister Twister's Magic Show at Whitley Bay Playhouse - details here 
  • 21 - 23 Feb - What The Moon Saw at Northern Stage - details here
  • 23 Feb - The Showstoppers Kids Show at Northern Stage - details here 
  • 23 & 24 Feb - Bing! at Tyne Theatre and Opera House - details here 




2 & 3 February 

  • 2 & 3 Feb - Half Price Weekend at Whitehouse Farm - details here 
  • 2 Feb - Wildlife Walk at St Mary's Lighthouse - details here
  • 2 Feb - The Storyteller at Northern Stage - details here 
  • 2 Feb - Chinese New Year Celebrations at Sunderland Winter Gardens - details here 
  • 2 Feb - Chinese New Year Art Workshop at Gateshead Central Library - details here
  • 2 Feb - Rebel Pages Making Workshop at  Ampersand Inventions - details here
  • 3 Feb - Sunday Film Kids Club at Thought Foundation - details here
  • 3 Feb -Plastic Freedom Day at Star & Shadow Cinema - details here 
  • 3 Feb - Kids pottery class at Muddy Fingers Jarrow - details here



9 & 10 February 






Days Our Ideas for February Half Term (16 - 24 Feb)





  • MAPS Festival (15-17 Feb)  - details here 
  • Into the Woods Exhibition at Woodhorn (from 16 Feb) - details here
  • Dream Jar Making at Gateshead Central Library (16 Feb) - details here 
  • Future Gateshead Animation at Thought Foundation (17 Feb) - details here 
  • Thoughtful Huge Family Painting at Gateshead Central Library (18 Feb) - details here
  • Dance and Drama Workshop at Bishop Auckland Town Hall £1 (18 Feb) - details here
  • Build a Bird Box at Souter Lighthouse (18,19 and 21 Feb) - details here
  • Marvellous Mondays - Crafts at Segedunum (20 Feb) - details here
  • Family Day at Baltic (20 Feb) - details here
  • LEGO Block Party Workshop at Bishop Auckland Town Hall (20 Feb) - details here
  • Fairytale storytelling at Ormsby Hall (20 Feb) - details here
  • Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Draw Along at Gala Theatre Durham (20 Feb)- details here 
  • GemArts Mini Mela at Gateshead Central Library (21 Feb) - details here
  • Fire and Ice InDurham (22 & 23 Feb) - details here 
  • Under 5s Storytelling at Northern Stage (23 Feb) - details here
  • Sea Cadets Junior Taster Session (Whitley Bay - 23 Feb) - details here


Looking for more ideas? Check out these reviews for more inspiration:

Looking for more days out ideas? Why not follow North East Family Fun on Instagram here. I post a new idea every morning at 7am each day and my stories share real-time and an un-edited look at some of the things we get up to. 




Let me know your plans for the month ahead and if you'll be checking out any of the events mentioned.....


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