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What's On for families in NewcastleGateshead?

A trip to NewcastleGateshead is guaranteed to banish boredom for good with a great range of family-friendly activities and events taking place all year round.

Choose from hands-on exhibits and events at the best attractions from live science experiments at Life Science Centre to events with published authors and illustrators at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books. Newcastle and Gateshead have plenty of excellent free museums, like Discovery Museum, Great North Museum: Hancock and art galleries, such as Shipley Art Gallery, which have creative events throughout the year.

Families looking for things to do with the kids in Newcastle and Gateshead will be impressed with the variety of events and activities during the school holidays too. Don't miss family festivals, workshops and even a chance to learn more about wildlife at venues like WWT Washington Wetland Centre and Tynemouth Aquarium.

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14 Nov 2020 to 13 Dec 2020

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Brick Dinos LEGO® Experience

1 Aug 2020 to 3 Jan 2021

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14 Nov 2020 to 13 Dec 2020

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3 Dec 2020 to 10 Dec 2020

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The Night Before Christmas

3 Dec 2020 to 20 Dec 2020

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The Emperor's New Clothes

12 Dec 2020 to 31 Dec 2020

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St Oswald's Hospice - Light up a Life...

6 Dec 2020 to 6 Dec 2020

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Santa vs Science - a virtual event

12 Dec 2020 to 12 Dec 2020

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POSTPONED Robin Hood Socially Distanced...

19 Dec 2020 to 10 Jan 2021

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Love From - A brand new festive, family...

3 Dec 2020 to 24 Dec 2020

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I Spy Holiday Trail

1 Dec 2020 to 31 Dec 2020

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Humpty Dumpty Pantomime

23 Nov 2021 to 9 Jan 2022

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4 Dec 2020 to 11 Dec 2020

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Engineer a Gingerbread House

27 Nov 2020 to 14 Dec 2020

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