Written by Gemma Hall
Visiting Newcastle with children? Here are some of our favourite free, family-friendly activities in and around the city.
Rockpooling around St Mary’s Lighthouse is a great family activity © Dave Head, Shutterstock
– Spot the Vampire Rabbit above a doorway behind St Nicholas’s Cathedral.
– Go treasure hunting along the River Tyne at low tide from the promenade.
– Fly a kite on the Town Moor or go sledging.
– Watch planes coming into land at the end of Newcastle airport’s runway (take the public footpath through fields at Low Luddick, Callerton Parkway).
– Roll down the hill at Tynemouth Priory.
– See Fenwicks’s Christmas window on Northumberland Street.
– Cross the stepping stones in Jesmond Dene.
– Visit the Discovery Museum.
– Count the Long Stairs on the quayside.
– Pet goats and pigs at the Ouseburn Farm.
– Go rockpooling at low tide around St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay.
– Sea the animals at Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene.
– Look down at the kittiwakes from the top of the Tyne Bridge (mid summer only).
– Find the Egyptian mummy in the Great North Museum.
– Be the last one off the Millennium Bridge before it tilts.
– Feed the ducks at Newcastle’s Civic Centre.
– Run to the end of North Shields pier to the lighthouse.
– Build a sandcastle on Tynemouth’s Longsands.
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