For Kids

These venues are either aimed at our younger visitors or regularly put on events with children in mind.



The historic county town of Northumberland. 

The stars here are the ancient Castle and fabulous garden but the town itself is not to be missed

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art


The UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution outside of London and with great views over the Quayside and cityscape.

It's in our Top 10!



Historic buildings from North England are brought brick by brick and rebuilt. Relive life from the 1890's to 1940's and ride the trams, trains and omnibuses.

Castle Keep


Feel the power of the Norman invaders who built the first castle and which has seen lots of action in the centuries since

It's in our Top 10!

Chopwell Woods

A bit of green on the furthest edge of Gateshead. Walking, Cycling, Horseriding under the canopy of trees

Discovery Museum

A fabulous museum with lots for kids to  enjoy - and the adults will be amazed at the range of exhibits charting Tyneside' industrial and social heritage

Great North Museum


Newcastle's museum of natural history, archaeology, geology and world cultures. Formerly known as "The Hancock".

Jesmond Dene & Pets Corner

An oasis of calm. A park that follows the gently flowing Ouseburn, and there's a petting zoo for the kids to enjoy.

Leazes Park

Popular city centre park with lake, tennis and bowls

Life Science Centre

A great place for kids -  Lots of exhibitions and science aimed at the younger generation but adults will love it too.

Rising Sun Country Park

Nature reserve with lake and bird watching facilities.



One of the premier music venues in the region catering for all tastes

Saltwell Park

An oasis in urban Tyneside. A park with lots for the kids and their familes to enjoy.

Seven Stories


This is definitely one for the kids!

Seven stories is the National Centre for Children's books and always has lots to do

Shipley Art Gallery

Arts, craft and ceramics lovers will like the Shipley.

The Shipley’s art collections were designated as being of national importance in 1998 and include local favourite, William Irving's painting The Blaydon Races.

St Mary's Lighthouse


This landmark is accessible at low tide and you can climb to the top of the lighthouse and see how the keepers once lived and worked.