Things to do for kids in Newcastle 

You can rest assured that your little ones will never become bored in the friendly and buzzing city of Newcastle upon Tyne. An ever changing, year round calendar of events offers a range of exciting activities, many of which are educational as well as fun, and are guaranteed to keep children entertained for hours on end.


Seven Stories ·

30 Lime Street , Ouseburn Valley , Newcastle Upon Tyne , NE1 2PQ

Located within a stunning listed building and covering seven stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books is the perfect educational yet fun activity for little ones, and grown-ups can get involved too. Take part in special events and workshops and browse their collection of work by over 250 authors including illustrations by Enid Blyton and many more. Seven stories includes a specialist children’s book shop and two cafes.


Great North Museum Hancock ·

Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT

Mesmerizing sites to fascinate both children and adults alike, The Great North Museum Hancock is bursting with exciting and intriguing displays to keep little ones entertained for hours. Discover International famous fossils and a full size T-rex skeleton, take a tour through the animal kingdom with a full size model of a great white shark, learn about mummification and see Egyptian artefacts in the Ancient Egypt Gallery as well as many more displays and exhibitions.


Exhibition Park ·

Claremont Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PZ

If your little ones need to burn off some energy, a visit to Newcastle’s Exhibition Park is a great option. Kids can run wild in the large open spaces, perfect for ball games or a relaxing picnic. This stunning park boasts tennis and basketball courts, two croquet lawns, a skate board park, playground, café, a fascinating military museum and a beautiful lake which is home to a family of swans and ducks.


Life Science Centre ·

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

Kids can learn through play at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre with a range of fascinating zones to explore. The Young Explorer’s Zone (under 7’s) encourages open-ended play with a sensory den and a soft play area. You will also discover a Space Zone, The Planetarium, a Brain Zone, Experiment Zone as well as live theatre shows and much more.


Ouseburn Farm ·

Ouseburn Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PA.

Just a mile for Newcastle city centre you will find Ouseburn farm, offering a great opportunity for kids to learn about and care for nature through engagement with farm life. A regular event schedule includes animal petting and feeding sessions as well as drawing classes and child friendly activities to entertain and educate. The onsite café serves delightful treats created using ingredients grown on the farm.