Activities for children

Trampolining in the snow

Most of the museums in the area put on alot of activities especially aimed at children - check out the museum section for more details. Two very popular examples would be Beamish and the Discovery Museum. For small children many of the leisure centres have soft play areas. But as well as these here are some attractions that might keep the children (and adults) amused.

Seven Stories

Seven Stories 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ (Near Newcastle Quayside ).

Admission : Charges apply currently £5.50 Adult, £4.50 Child, family tickets available

Seven Stories is the only exhibition space in the UK dedicated to the celebration of British children's literature. Our changing programme of exhibitions is designed to spark the imaginations of children and adults, and inspire exciting new work.

Whitehouse Farm

Near Morpeth, Northumberland (Just of the A1 before Morpeth - it's well sign posted).

Admission : Charges apply, family tickets available

An all-weather attraction with farm animals, soft play and tractor rides. Learn about how a farm works and see guinea pigs, rabbits, chicks, ducks and exotic animals plus pedal tractors, go karts, crafts and cafe.

Eden Ostrich World

Is sadly now closed.


Langley Park, Co. Durham, DH7 9TT .

Admission charges apply

Try out driving dumper trucks and diggers.

Blue Reef Aquarium

Grand Parade, Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear (Cullercoats metro).

Admission charges apply

Right on the coast at Tynemouth; there are over 30 living displays featuring fascinating marine life from around the world, including Seals, Otters, and a spectacular coral reef.