A range of our favourite activities from toddlers to teens (and all people in-between!)
An old converted flour mill, the Baltic sits as a local show piece on the Tyne just over the iconic millennium bridge. It’s six floors are filled with both permanent and travelling exhibitions for the smallest to oldest members of your family to enjoy. On the ground floor is a café and local gift show and the building is crowned with SIX restaurant, offering exquisite dining with panoramic city views.
The Baltic asks for a donation in lieu of an entry fee
Seven stories, the national centre for children’s books is nestled in Ouseburn Valley, an area of cultural regeneration located about half a mile from Newcastle’s city centre. It’s seven floors are full of exhibitions, coveted book collections and make and do fun activities. Visits from Children’s authors are pencilled in throughout the year alongside professional animation classes for the bigger kids!
Centre for Life
The centre for life is a must do for families visiting Newcastle. Directly next to Central station, it’s bursting at the seams with information, activities and wonderful experiments. With a curiosity zone, a brain zone and even a young explorer’s area for the little ones you can spend a full day exploring. The Centre is also the locations for Newcastle’s winter Ice rink running from November to February
Immerse yourself in the history of North Tyneside told through permanent displays and visiting exhibitions. Come face to face with Turbina, Charles Parson’s iconic steam powered ship as you enter and climb the floors to find More maritime history and even a mock model of the River Tyne for the little ones to play in. The top floor is the home of scientist discovery with experiments, tricks and an interactive maze.
The discovery museum is free entry but welcomes donations for their upkeep