Newcastle is a fun city no matter what age you are. If you’re staying in our luxury hotel in the city centre with your family, you might wonder what things you can get up to. Well, from learning about science to exploring nature, here are some fun family things to do in Newcastle.
Life Science Centre
If you and the kids are into science, there’s no better place to be than the Life Science Centre. It’s only a 10 minute walk from your hotel so grab your breakfast and get ready for a day of scientific fun. The exhibitions change regularly here but you can expect live science demonstrations, a 4D ride on the Polar Express and a visit to the north’s biggest planetarium. In the winter, there’s also an ice rink outside so grab your skates and enjoy an hour on the ice!
Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art
Contemporary Art isn’t for everyone but as well as some of the world’s most modern art, the BALTIC is a great place for young families to enjoy. Explorer packs are available on reception to ensure your little ones get the most out of their visit. There’s also an area called QUAY where kids can create art while adults spend a few minutes relaxing. The BALTIC is also free to enter so if you’re on a budget, this is a great place to explore!
Jesmond Dene, a narrow wooded valley with native and exotic trees, is the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs after a good night’s sleep. Venture from your hotel and walk the three kilometres back into the city centre. Along the way, you’ll see honey pots of wildlife activity and areas of calm too. Kids will love trying to spot red squirrels in the trees and if you’re lucky, you might see a kingfisher dart by along the water.
Seven Stories is the only place in the UK that’s dedicated to children’s literature. It was set up by a charity in 2005 and since then has gone from strength to strength by working with poets and authors from all around the world. Exhibitions change throughout the year but are always dedicated to immersing children in books and stories from both past and present. As well as archives from authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Seven Stories includes digital exhibitions to bring the centre up to date with modern technology.
The Newcastle Spy Mission Treasure Trail
For an afternoon away from your Luxury hotel, head out on a 2 mile spy mission trail. You and the kids will discover hidden historic sights of Newcastle while trying to solve 22 clues in the Treasure Trail booklet. It’s suitable for any ages over 6 years old but even if you’ve got young children, the route is pushchair friendly so this really is an activity for all the family. Download the booklet from the Treasure Trail site and look forward to discovering Newcastle in an exciting way!
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This post was written by Emma Hart