Things to Do as a Family in Newcastle  

You will find something for everyone with the range of family friendly activities in the buzzing city of Newcastle. Discover historical and spooky underground tunnels, experience the passion of a sporting tradition or run wild and free in picturesque parks. Conveniently located and within close proximity, getting from A to B is a breeze, so you can maximise your itinerary with an action packed agenda throughout your stay.


Victoria Tunnel Tours ·

53-55 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Delve deep into Newcastle’s intriguing history with a tour of the Victorian Tunnel. The preserved 19th century waggon way runs under the city and was used to transport coal between 1842 and the 1860’s, before later being converted to an air-raid shelter during World War 2. During your tour you will also discover which Newcastle landmarks you are walking beneath as well as having the unique opportunity to walk underneath Hadrian’s Roman Wall.


Newcastle Castle ·

Newcastle Castle, The Black Gate, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ

Step back in time and discover Newcastle’s rich history with a visit to Newcastle Castle, where the story of Newcastle began. Encounter gruesome tales of captured criminals and executions, discover the 43ft high Great Hall visited by King Edward I in 1292, and climb to the top of the castle keep for the most outstanding views of this vibrant city.


Cycle in the City ·

The Cycle Hub, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1BU

There are some great cycle routes in Newcastle city centre including the scenic Quayside area with stunning views of the river Tyne and its iconic bridges, as well as the small roads around the Town Moor and Ouseburn through to Heaton Park and Jesmond Dene. Bicycle hire is available at The Hub, a bike café and workshop which also serves up great coffee and cake to refuel after an exhilarating day of cycling.


Jesmond Dene ·

Jesmond Dene, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7BQ

Enjoy scenic and peaceful family walks along the wooded valley of Jesmond Dene. Follow the river Ouseburn to the waterfall, along winding paths and picturesque bridges. You’ll encounter both native and exotic trees, as well as a host of wildlife including Kingfishers, Red Squirrels and many woodland birds. A free pet’s corner, children’s playground, café and Visitor Centre are also on-site.


Newcastle United Football Club Stadium Tour ·

ST. James’ Park, Strawberry Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

There’s nothing quite like the electric atmosphere of a football match in Newcastle. Discover the passion, pride and rich history associated with Newcastle United football club and its magnificent stadium, with a tour of St. James’s Park. A range of tours are available including a roof top tour where a guide will lead you 150ft above the ground for panoramic views of Tyneside and its landmarks.