This Show is Rubbish at Alphabetti Theatre Review

AD - Our writer Gaia received press tickets 

If you're looking for something a bit different to do with little ones this summer that's fun and educational then check out 'This Show is Rubbish'.

  • Pay as you feel - whatever you can afford (booking essential)
  • Small theatre near the Discovery Museum
  • Aimed at 3-8 year olds
  • Lots of songs and interactive bits
  • Relaxed performance, not too loud
  • Eco-puppets made of recycled rubbish
  • Runs until 13th August, plenty of tickets currently available 
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Top Tips for Visiting the Northumberland Coast with Kids

Thanks to our writer Bethanie for this post. 


Over the course of the school holidays, many people flock to Northumberland’s beaches. Who can blame them? With wide stretches of sand and dunes, it never feels crowded and you are rewarded with views along one of the most picturesque coastlines in England.

Top Tips for Visiting the Northumberland Coast with Kids
Embleton Beach 


In this blog post I want to share my top tips for visiting the Northumberland coast with kids. I have packed in all you need to know for the perfect family day out at the beach. Where to park, tide warnings, where to find play parks and ice cream vans and tips for keeping the kids safe on the beach. 

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30 Things to do in Sunderland this Summer

AD - This is a paid post by Sunderland Culture for July 2022. Any shares / edits beyond this date have not been asked or paid for. 

If you’re looking for fun creative activities to keep the family busy this summer then Sunderland Culture have you covered!

30 Things to do in Sunderland this Summer

They’ve put together a jam-packed programme of workshops and activities at venues across Wearside - from seaside sculpture and photography to messy science, a bubble fest and exciting new shows. There’s loads of fun to be had.

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Bounce Extreme Review & Tips

This is an advert for July 2022. Any shares/edits beyond this date have not been asked or paid for. The photos in this post were taken at the Kingston Park event in July 2022.

Other event set ups may differ slightly but will be similar. As always, check with businesses direct for the most up to date information before heading out. Thanks to our writer Gaia for this post and photos. 



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Rock Pooling & Crabbing in the North East

Thanks to our writer Gaia for this post (and some of the photos). 

Where to Go Rock Pooling & Crabbing in the North East
St Abbs 

5 Reasons to Go Rockpooling / Crabbing 

  1. It's FREE / super low cost 

  2. Kids and grown ups love it 

  3. No booking required 

  4. Accessible by public transport 

  5. Educational activity 

How to go Rock Pooling & Crabbing in the North East


When you’re looking for a cheap day out you can’t jumping in the car packed with fishing nets, bucket, towels and a picnic and heading for the seaside for one of our favourite things to do – rock pooling!

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Canny Crafty Review

This is an advert for July 2022. Any shares or edits beyond this date have not been asked or paid for. This post has been published by Bethanie and Sam. Please check with Canny Crafty direct for the most up to date information.  

Canny Crafty Review


If you are looking for something a little bit different for a birthday party, gathering with friends or simply looking at ways of keeping the kids entertained, I recommend a visit to Canny Crafty.
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What to do in Washington with Kids

Thanks to our reader Maria for sending in this guest post. 

Washington is a small town in Tyne and Wear which sits between Newcastle and Durham. I think there is so much to explore for families here, from cafes and restaurants to nature reserves and parks.


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100 FREE Things To Do In The School Holidays

This post has been updated for the Summer Holidays 2022 and contains adverts. I will add new events as I spot them so please do pop back. You can also check out my full guide to what's on in the summer holidays here. 



Ticketed free events do tend to go quickly so apologies if any of these have sold out. Ticketed events will remain on the list in case of any cancellations/last minute ticket allocation. Always check with venues direct for up to date info when setting out as the info in this post may have changed. 
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The Ultimate Guide to What's On in the North East for Kids | Summer Holidays 2022



The Ultimate Guide to What's On in the North East for Kids | Summer Holidays 2022


Disclosure : This post contains advertisements and affiliate links. The information in this post is for guidance only and it is super important you check with venues direct for the most accurate and up-to-date information when making plans or before heading out.

This post was last updated in July 2022 and new events are added each week. 
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Cycling with Kids at Wallington

 This advertisement post has been published by our writer Gaia and is based on a visit in July 2022. Any shares/edits beyond this date have not been asked or paid for. 

Cycling with Kids at Wallington

We’ve been to Wallington Hall National Trust many times over the years but always discover something different to do while we’re there.

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Adults Go Free Deal (Alton Towers & Other Merlin Attractions)

AD - the accommodation links in this post are affiliate links 
 

Adults Go Free Deal (Alton Towers & Other Merlin Attractions)


This fantastic deal is back. Purchase a promotional pack of Kelloggs cereal and you can buy a child ticket to a Merlin attraction and an adult will go free. A quick and easy way to save money on a day out. 
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