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Since I became a mammy, I have tried to find lots of fun activities, days out, events and holidays for my family. I love being busy and visiting new places and I hope you will enjoy reading them. My blog is jam packed with reviews of places we have been, maybe I get help you with a little inspiration.  We are lucky enough to travel quite a bit so the blog features lots of places in the North East and beyond.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Summer Fun - Week Three

Here we are, halfway mark, running out of ideas yet? Here are a few

Saturday 1st August


Maximus the Roman Soldier is at Segedunum this weekend.  He will be on hand to put your little centurions through their paces and learn about life as a Roman Soldier.  Children under 16 admitted free, adult entry fee applies.


Stephenson Railway Museum has a free Family Fun Pirate and Princess day on today.  Pop along and meet pesky pirates and the Snow Queen for a day full of fun and activities.

We love Wallington Hall it is a wonderful place to explore. Today they are celebrating 30 years of Sylvanian Families with a big family picnic event.  There will be live character shows, face painting and treasure hunts amongst other activities.  The event is free however normal admission into Wallington applies.


Sunday 2nd August


Make and do Sunday is on at Seaton Delaval Hall.  Each Sunday throughout the holidays there is a free craft activity for the children (entry fee into the hall)

The lovely village of Gilsland has their annual agricultural show on today.  Loads of activities for the family including various animal shows and competitions.  Great day out.

Playhouse Playtime at Playhouse Whitley Bay today features the wonderful superheroes and princesses of Hopscotch Entertainment.   An action packed show where the Snow Princess will take on Bat Hero. The children will join in a series of challenges and princess lessons.  An absolutely super time is guaranteed.

Today's Monument Movie at Grey's Monument is Penguins of Madagascar.  Free screening of the smash hit movie starts at 11am.

The fabulous free summer music events at South Shields Bents Park continue today with a host of North East talent, Joe McElderry, Collabro and Lola Saunders will all be performing for you, Starts at 1pm.

Monday 3rd August


West Boldon Lodge has a Minibeast Open Day today.  You can take part in pond-dipping, meadow sweeping and hunting in the woods for minibeasts. £5 per child, contact the Lodge to pre-book.

Little Sparklers music workshops for the Under 6's have a session on today at Forest Hall library at 2.30.  Free session, contact the library on 0191 643 2085 for more information

Northumberlandia at Blagdon has a fun Wild Tots session today. Enjoy outdoor activities with your toddler, sessions aimed at under 5's. £3 per child but you must register in advance. 10am - 11.30 am. Contact 0191 284 6884 for more information.

Tuesday 4th August


Pop along to the Discover Museum today for a free event All About Animals, all sorts of friends from the animal kingdom will be making an appearance today and you can learn all about how they live.  11am - 3pm

How brave are you feeling? Great North Museum is all about the spiders today.  A brand new exhibition, Spineless has opened and there are various events running in conjunction with it.  Free drop in event, 11am - 3pm.

Glooptastic are at Tynemouth Metro Station today. Fun and free, messy play sessions for the under 5's. A drop in event, first come first served. Between 10am and 12noon.  Contact 0191 643 7409

Wednesday 5th August


This looks great fun, Alnwick Gardens are playing host to The Most Dangerous Cup of Tea in the World.  A comedy show full of juggling, acrobatics and general silliness.  Show is free, entry into the Gardens applies.

This weeks Big Wednesday at The Laing Art Gallery is all about Paddington Bear.  Bring along your own bear and get him ready for a journey.  These are always wonderful events, £2.50 per child, 10am - 2pm

There is a family bushcraft activity over at Kielder Water today.  build your own fire, bring food to BBQ and cook your supper.  £10 per person or £30 for a family  of four. 1pm - 5pm. Booking is essential, contact Bruce on 01388 529 154.

Thursday 6th August

The Under the Dome inflatablplaza in Whitley Bay has a free roller rink all this week, starting on Tuesday 4th until Monday 10th.  Advisable for aged 4 years and older, there are also skates available in various sizes,  Contact 0191 643 7409 for more information.

Bookhappy are running free sessions today at Tynemouth Station.  These are lovely sessions packed full of story telling based on your favourite story book characters.  Sessions are drop in on a first come first served basis between 10am and 12 noon.

Friday 7th August


A full day of fun today at The Rising Sun Centre.  10.30 - 12 is Aquatic Adventures where you can go pond dipping (nets supplied).  At 1pm is Butterflies, Bugs and Beasties, get up close to some of our smaller critters,  Both events are £2.50 per child, contact the Centre on 0191 6432241 for more information and pre-booking.

Another lovely event at Northumberlandia today, a Family Woodland Day. £7 per child, a day full of den building, bug hunting and a picnic round the campfire.  Aimed at children 7 - 11 years old, £7 per child. Contact 0191 284 6884 for more information.

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