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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham, Northumberland, DH1 3EH
www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

Standing resplendent above the medieval city below, this masterpiece of Norman engineering is one of the most striking and historically important sights in England.

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Durham Castle

Palace Gree , Durham, County Durham, DH1 3RW
www.dur.ac.uk

Uncover the secrets of this striking castle that's been in continuous use for over 900 years and is now home to the university's students!

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High Force Waterfall

Forest in Teesdale, County Durham, Northumberland, DL12 0XH
www.highforcewaterfall.com

A wonderfully impressive waterfall, where you can truly appreciate the power of nature, as the River Tees cascades 21 metres down into scenic plunge pools.

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Longsands Beach

Tynemouth
www.visitnorthtyneside.com

Breathe in the sea air and soak up sublime views of the coastline as you walk the beautiful golden sands of this popular beach.

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The Alnwick Garden

Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU
alnwickgarden.com

This spectacular paradise in the pretty town of Alnwick, is one of the most exciting contemporary gardens in the world.

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The Farne Islands

Northumberland
www.visitnorthumberland.com

Adorable puffins and enchanting seals are just some of the gorgeous species of wildlife you'll spot at the Farne Islands - an unforgettable natural spectacle!

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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF
www.bamburghcastle.com

Surely one of Britain's most picturesque and spectacular castles, standing stoically above the gorgeous sand dunes and sprawling beach below - a truly epic sight!

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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
www.alnwickcastle.com

A 700 hundred-year-old castle simply brimming with enchantment - delve into a dragon's lair or learn to ride a broomstick exactly where Harry Potter did!

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Whitehouse Farm Centre

North Whitehouse Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW
www.whitehousefarmcentre.co.uk

See, stroke and feed a lovely variety of animals at this family-fun farm, from classic goats and sheep to exotic meerkats and skunks!

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Newbiggin Maritime Centre

Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland, NE64 6DB
www.nmcentre.org.uk

Explore the history of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea at this lovely little museum which celebrates the industries and people that made the town what it is today.

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Blue Reef Aquarium - Tynemouth

Grand Parade, Tynemouth, Northumberland, NE30 4JF
www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk

Come face-to-face with spellbinding creatures from the depths of the ocean - including graceful cownose rays, deadly lionfish and the most charming clownfish!

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Newbiggin Promenade

Northumberland
visitnewbiggin.com

Wander along Northumberland's longest promenade and breathe in spectacular views of the bay and the UK's first off shore sculpture - The Couple.

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intu Metrocentre

Metrocentre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9YG
intu.co.uk

The largest shopping centre in the UK with more than 340 shops to enjoy, ranging from high street favourites to independents - ready, set, shop!

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Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG
www.beamish.org.uk

Immerse yourself in history at this unique open-air living museum where the past really does come to life all around you!

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Durham

County Durham
www.thisisdurham.com

The glorious cathedral dominates the skyline of Durham, but explore the medieval streets below and you'll quickly find there's so much more to this city!

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Tweddle Children's Animal Farm

County Durham, TS27 4BT
www.tweddlefarm.co.uk

A fun-filled day for the kids where they'll make friends with lovable animals and run wild on indoor or outdoor play areas. Guaranteed energy-burning entertainment!

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Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, Hartlepool TS24 0XZ
www.hartlepoolsmaritimeexperience.com

Journey back to the times of Nelson and Napoleon at this working recreation of an 18th-century seaport, that's home to Britain's oldest floating warship.

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Crimdon Pony World and Kids Club

Crimdon Dene, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS27 4BL
www.crimdonponyworld.co.uk

Situated on the Durham Heritage Coast this expansive golden beach makes the most sublime setting in which to learn horse riding.

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Go Ape Newcastle

Golf Driving Range, Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE20 0RH
goape.co.uk

11m high tightropes, swings over giant drops... who knew that such an idyllic woodland could be filled with such fear... and wild excitement!

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Pots & Pancakes

12a Russell Street, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 0BL
www.potsandpancakes.com

Combining the fun of painting your favourite ceramics with the opportunity to feast on gorgeous pancakes - this is a match made in heaven!

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Newcastle Castle

The Black Gate, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1RQ
www.newcastlecastle.co.uk

The city's most historic building is filled with dark secrets and striking architecture and rewards those who climb it with the most breathtaking urban views.

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Urban Wave At Ocean Beach Pleasure Park

Middle Arcade, Sea Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2LD
www.oceanbeach.co.uk

The fun of surfing just without the water! Ride this awesome simulator to feel the sensation of riding the waves no matter what the weather.

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Parklands Mini Golf Course

High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 5HQ
parklandsgolf.co.uk

Set within the surroundings of High Gosforth Park, this 18 hole mini golf course can be delightfully relaxed family entertainment or a seriously competitive challenge.

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Parklands Golf Course

High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 5HQ
parklandsgolf.co.uk

Whether you're pushing yourself to perfect your swing or enjoying a relaxed game on the 18 hole course; this is a wonderful spot for golfers.

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Ocean Beach Pleasure Park

Middle Arcade, Sea Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2LD
www.oceanbeach.co.uk

Ride heart-stopping roller coasters, swing on a giant pirate ship and fly on the chair swings at the North East's largest amusement park!

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Quasar Amusements

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, Sea Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2LD
www.quasarsouthshields.co.uk

Dramatically blending action and adrenaline, this multi-level arena is the ideal place to battle it out in a frenetic game of laser tag!

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Birkheads Secret Gardens

Near Sunniside, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 5EL
www.birkheadssecretgardens.co.uk

Smell aromatic herbs, hear beautiful bird song and experience the calm of a meditative space in this wonderfully diverse country garden.

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Bailiffgate Museum

14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1LX
www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk

This lovely little museum tells the story of the people of Alnwick with lots of fascinating displays and interactive activities to discover.

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Beamish Wild

Beamish Hall, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0YB
www.beamishwild.co.uk

A calm, peaceful, serene ancient forest. That is until you come flying through the canopies on an exhilarating zip wire!

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Crook Hall & Gardens

Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5SZ
crookhallgardens.co.uk

A hidden gem within the city of Durham, this wonderful medieval hall is a treat to explore but it's the sublime gardens that truly shine!

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Hall Hill Farm

Lanchester, Durham, County Durham, DH7 0TA
www.hallhillfarm.co.uk

There are so many animals to make friends with at this family farm - from traditional pigs, sheep and cows, to exotic alpacas and wallabies!

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Diggerland Durham

Langley Park, County Durham, DH7 9TT
www.diggerland.com

Who knew operating heavy machinery could be THIS exciting; get hands-on with real diggers and dumpers at Diggerland - awesome fun whatever your age!

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Adventure Point

Unit 1, Morton Trade Park, Morton Park Way, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 4PT
adventure-point.co.uk

A giant rainforest themed play area, a multi-sports arena, a water park.... prepare for some exhausted kiddies after a day at this adventure centre!

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Adventure Valley

Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5SG
www.adventurevalley.co.uk

The North East's biggest adventure park with 6 gigantic play zones to clamber and explore and the most loveable animals to cuddle.

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Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

Station Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 6ST
www.darlington.gov.uk

Recounting the story of the local historic railway this fascinating museum is home to the world's first steam powered passenger locomotive!

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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Deepdale, Mill Lane, Skinningrove, North Yorkshire, TS13 4AP
www.ironstonemuseum.co.uk

Unearth Cleveland's industrial and social history at this 19th-century ironstone mine that's filled with fascinating and sometimes terrifying tales of life in the dark.

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Dilston Physic Garden

Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5QZ
dilstonphysicgarden.com

A magical garden, filled with beautiful and exuberant displays and yet there's a secret behind these plants - they can heal your body and brain!

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Kiplin Hall

Near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AT
www.kiplinhall.co.uk

A wonderfully striking Jacobean House set in the most idyllic surroundings - step through its doors and be transported back to another age!

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Hadrians Wall

Northumberland
hadrianswallcountry.co.uk

The northern border of the once mighty Roman Empire, much of Hadrian's Wall still stands today, providing a remarkable insight into life in ancient times.

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Alnwick

Northumberland
www.visitalnwick.org.uk

A picturesque market town filled with historic treasures, Alnwick is renowned for its beautifully well-preserved streets, magnificent castle and idyllic gardens.

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne and Wear
www.newcastlegateshead.com

Striking architecture, historic splendour, sensational museums, legendary nightlife... Whatever you're looking for in a city then Newcastle-upon-Tyne surely has it!

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Castlemania Indoor Adventure Play

Coquet Enterprise Park, Amble, Northumberland, NE65 0PE
www.castlemania-uk.com

While the kids scramble, slide and swing through this indoor soft play area you can kick back with a coffee. Talk about ideal!

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Holy Island

Northumberland
www.lindisfarne.org.uk

Sitting resplendent off the Northumberland coast this picturesque island has a deep spiritual heritage and is simply awash with history and natural beauty.

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Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives

Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF
www.experiencewoodhorn.com

An iconic coal mine where you can explore the social heritage of this mining community and discover the difficult and dangerous conditions of the pit.

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Heugh Battery Museum

Moor Terrace, Headland, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS24 0PS
www.heughbattery.co.uk

A historic gun emplacement filled with 20th-century armaments, from rifles to tanks - an absolute treat for those interested in military history.

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Banana Beach

Unit 20a, North Seaton Industrial Estate, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 0YB
banana-beach.co.uk

A seaside themed soft play centre that will lure your kids in with gigantic slides, swings and ball pools for endless energy-burning fun!

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Life Science Centre

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4EP
www.life.org.uk

A hands-on science centre filled with possibilities. Create wonders and compose music in the curiosity zone or explore the stars in the magical planetarium.

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Discovery Museum

Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4JA
discoverymuseum.org.uk

Step back in time and discover the history of Newcastle and Tyneside at this fascinating museum - that houses a 34-metre long steamship!

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Ouseburn Trust

53-55 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ
www.ouseburntrust.org.uk

There's a whole series of tunnels running right underneath the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; so what else to do but get down there and explore them!

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Cragside House

Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The impressive home of Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong is filled with ingenious gadgets but it's his creations outdoors that show true genius!

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Chillingham Castle

Chillingham, Alnwick, Northumberland, UK, NE66 5NJ
www.chillingham-castle.com

A splendid medieval castle with a captivating yet sometimes dark history; discover the glories of the Elizabethan Great Hall and the horrors of the dungeon.

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Dunstanburgh Castle

Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3TT
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The gigantic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, one of the largest in Northern England, are truly picturesque against the dramatic backdrop of the Northumberland coast.

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South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Ocean Rd, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2JA
southshieldsmuseum.org.uk

From 4,000 years in the past to the present day, this fascinating museum explores the social, industrial and maritime history of South Shields.

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Tees Barrage International White Water Centre

Tees Barrage Way, Tees Barrage, Stockton on Tees, County Durham, TS18 2QW
www.tbiwwc.com

An unbeatable offering of water sports - from the adrenaline-fuelled action of white water rafting to the joys of quiet paddle boarding.

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