What's On in the North East for Kids & Teens - February 2023

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I am SO happy that February is here! It's so nice to have things to look forward to this month including lambs being born, snowdrops flowering, Valentines Day, Pancake Day and Half Term. 

New Website Features 

I'm really excited to share some new FREE features which have been added to my website recently. To access them, click the share button / heart in the bottom corner of this post. 

  • A Search Box - Quickly and easily search for posts using this button 

  • Save Posts - Click the heart to save a post to come back to at any time. To find your saved posts, simply click the heart again and select 'my bookmarks' and you can quickly find them all in one place

  • Share Post - Easily share posts with friends and family at the click of a button 

To access all of these features, you do need to 'sign up' to my website which is quick and easy to do the first time you click the button. You should stay signed in once you have signed up. There will also be a prompt to sign up to my new monthly newsletter which will focus on key ideas for this to do in the upcoming school holidays. I really hope you sign up and make the most of these features. 

Lambing at Spilmans 

I don't know about you but the arrival of lambs fills me with so much hope. Spring is finally on it's way! This February, Spilmans Farm is hosting a special 'Lambing Live' event.

Designed to encourage little farmers to learn all about this special event, there are a range of activities included: 

  • Lambs born every day - visitors can watch and take it all in. I have been lucky to see this once and I can't explain how emotional it is! It's something we will never forget 

  • Hourly educational talks by the farm's sheep farmer and shepherd across the day where you will learn lots of lambing facts 

  • Visit the other farm animals including the farm's friendly Alpacas and Rare Breed Sheep 

  • You can touch the animals but it is at your own risk and please use the handwashing facilities on site and supervise children. Pregnant women should read guidance before visiting

  • Visit newly born lambs in the lambing shed 

  • Create your own wool crafts to take home and remember the day

  • Photo opportunities around the site

  • Food and drinks will be available to purchase on the day
This event takes place daily from 11 - 20 February. Tickets are £6.50 per person and under 2s are free (but still require a ticket. Find out more and book here. 

Kynren February Ticket Deal 

Kynren is the most incredible experience and we are so lucky to have it here in the North East.

If you've always vowed to buy tickets, or perhaps like us you would love to see the show again (it is slightly different each year), now is the time to buy tickets with a huge 25% early bird discount available on tickets purchased in February. 

Kynren is a 90 minute unforgettable performance which showcases Britain's history with stunning special effects, costumes, thrilling stunts, incredible horsemanship and more. I'd recommend for all ages and it's an excellent night out to enjoy with grandparents too (we have visited with our parents and kids a few times and it's a lovely 'shared' experience / memory). 

The show runs on Saturday evenings in Bishop Auckland from 29 July - 9 September 2023. 

Take advantage of this special early bird offer and book your tickets here (discount is automatically applied at check out): 11arches.com

FREE Ancient Egyptians Under 7s Play Area at Dorman Museum 

February is the last chance to enjoy the FREE drop-in Ancient Egypt themed play area for under 7s at the Dorman Museum. Highlights include: 
  • Discover hidden treasures 
  • Dress up area 
  • Puzzles and games 
  • Interactive marketplace with measuring & weighing activities 
  • Activities to inspire creativity 

Open daily from 10am-4pm (closed Mondays). Use postcode TS5 6LA. Parking nearby or public transport to Middlesbrough available. Find out more here. 

FREE Ancient Egyptians : secrets of the afterlife exhibition at Dorman Museum 

February is the last chance to visit this FREE special exhibition in collaboration with the British Museum. 

  • View 12 exciting objects on loan from the British Museum which give an insight into Ancient Egyptians and their belief that we live forever 
  • Explore the process of mumification 
  • Learn about mummy masks and canopic jars which were used to store various body parts 
  • Interactive puzzles and memory games 
  • Discover inscribing curses 
  • Learn about casting spells against enemies and the original book of spells, the Book of the Dead 

See the link above for more info. 

Unexpected Twist at Newcastle Theatre Royal 

Book Now for Next Month……

  •  1 - 4 March 2023 
  •  Tickets are a bargain from just £10 
  •  Recommended for families with children aged 8+  
  •  Michael Rosen (of 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt' fame) has created a modern re-telling of the classic Oliver Twist 
  •  Matinee and evening showings available 
  •  Original music by rising R&B star Yaya Bey and BAC Beatbox Academy’s Conrad Murray

Shona and her class are studying Oliver Twist at school. She's the new girl and finding it hard to stay out of trouble (much like Oliver himself). She is given a phone by a stranger and suspects there is something rather unusual about the new boys she has met........

Find out more and book here. 

FREE Family Fun Days at The Common Room Newcastle 

Join the Common Room on 23/24/25 February for some FREE family fun / STEM workshops based around the Bicentenary of Robert Stephenson & Co. These workshops are suitable for ages 5+ and you will need to reserve a free ticket in advance. Under 12s need to be supervised by an adult.

FREE Activities include: 

The Common Room is located next to Newcastle Central Station so super easy to get to by public transport and if you'd like to make a day of it, it's easy to combine with a trip to Life or Discovery Museum (who are also running a transport themed week). The building is accessible. 

FREE Youth Theatre Group - Sign Up Now 

Know a young person aged 7-19 years who would be interested in joining a Youth Theatre Group? Mortal Fools is now accepting new members.

It's completely free to attend and if you sign up before February Half Term, you'll be able to participate in their new spring/summer project and interactive performance in July. Find out more and sign up here. 

11 & 12 February - Book these events 

11 & 12 February - Drop in with no booking required 

18 & 19 February - Book these events 
Are you looking for ideas for pancake day? Make sure you check out our guide to the best pancakes in the North East. 

18 & 19 February - Drop in with no booking required 

25 & 26 February - Book these events 

25 & 26 February - Drop in with no booking required 

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