10 things to do in the North East with kids this weekend

28 Jun

1. Pick your own fruit at Brockbushes Farm – it’s strawberry and gooseberry season and gooseberries are said to make great wine too? There’s also a farm shop and tea room. http://www.brocksbushes.co.uk/

2. Family friendly fun galore at the Heaton Festival: circus skills, animal petting, balloon shapes, hog roasts and much more http://heatonfestival.com/

3. Take a pedalo for a trip on the lake at Saltwell Park, Gateshead http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Leisure%20and%20Culture/parks/Saltwell%20Park/Home.aspx

4. Enjoy a peaceful walk and feed the swans at Bolam Lake, free apart from the parking http://www.northumberlandlife.org/bolamlakecountrypark/

5. The kids driving you up the wall? try Rock Stars Kids Session at Climb Newcastle from age 3 + http://www.climbnewcastle.com/rockstars.html

6. The society wedding is over, now this weekend the water pistols are out at Alnwick Garden for Splash Alnwick http://www.alnwickgarden.com/events/170/splash-alnwick

7. Take a seat at the Tyneside Cinema’s Children’s Film Club for All Stars https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/whats-on/films/kids-club

8. There’s farm fun galore at Adventure Valley, Durham http://www.adventurevalley.co.uk/

9. Park in Wylam and cycle by the Tyne along the perfectly flat Wylam Waggonway past George Stephenson’s birthplace. The 4 mile route to the Tyne Riverside Country Park, plus play area, is great for family cycling http://activenewcastle.co.uk/content/stephensons-track/

10. Explore the rugged wilderness of Cragside: walks through the craggy woods and a great playpark too. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside


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