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NewcastleGateshead is jam packed with fun for all the family.

Make memories that will last a lifetime by exploring family-friendly things to do in NewcastleGateshead and beyond. From award-winning visitor attractions and museums to epic outdoor adventures, you will discover eye-opening experiences for the entire family.

Explore the award-winning Beamish Museum and lose yourself in its living, breathing history of the North. Live life like a Roman at Chesters Roman Fort or visit the Discovery Museum where the history of Newcastle’s maritime, scientific, and technological history is waiting to be discovered by you and your loved ones. Or why not become scientists for the day at Life Science centre? You’ll be in awe of the groundbreaking exhibitions, including the largest standalone planetarium in the UK.

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For those wishing to explore the great outdoors, Gateshead’s lush countryside is waiting for you. Visit Gibside National Trust, a 600-acre estate and a rare example of an 18th-century landscape garden, where little ones can spot the local wildlife or let off some steam in the play area. Head further afield to Alnwick Garden to discover the world’s largest Tai Haku Cherry Orchard and the small but deadly Poison Garden. Adjacent to the gardens you’ll find Alnwick Castle, one of the largest inhabited castles in England and a must for all Harry Potter fans. Take part in one of the famous Broomstick Training sessions, on the very spot where Harry had his first flying lesson in the film production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!

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Bookworms will be in their element at Seven Stories. The National Centre for Children's Books is a museum and visitor centre dedicated to children's literature, based in the Ouseburn Valley. Afterwards, take a stroll around the charming Ouseburn to discover Ouseburn Farm, a free community lead farm that is home to pigs, sheep, chickens, and goats. If you are looking for something more active, The Valley Climbing Centre is a state-of-the-art bouldering gym on the edge of the Ouseburn Valley with extensive facilities for climbers of all abilities.

Why not round off a family friendly day out in NewcastleGateshead with some adventure mini golf? Angry Birds Adventure Golf with its 36 holes at Metrocentre will have you flocking in for more, or head to Newcastle city centre to Mr Mulligan’s, a space themed course that hosts an amazing 39 holes to test the might of young and veteran astronauts.

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