Days Out in North East England

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Washington Wetland Centre

WWT Washington, Barmston Lane, Washington, Pattinson, UK

Cbk’s Adventure

CBK's Adventure Co., Norma Crescent, Cullercoats, North Shields, Whitley Bay, UK

Dynamix

Dynamix Skatepark, A184, Gateshead, UK

Climb Newcastle

Climb Newcastle, Quality Row, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Kiki’s Kabin

Kikis Kabin, Albion Road, North Shields, UK

Jesmond Dene

Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Parklands Mini Golf

Parklands Golf Club, B1318, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Washington Old Hall

Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington, UK

Pots & Pancakes

Pots & Pancakes, Russell Street, North Shields, UK

Simonside Outdoor Adventure

Simonside Outdoor Adventure, Saint Simon Street, South Shields, UK

National Museum Of The Royal Navy

National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, UK

Wynyard Hall

Wynyard Hall, Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham, UK

Rivershack

RiverShack CIC (Boat trips & hire), Wharf, Silver Street, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Funky Monkeys

Funky Monkeys Stockton, Durham Road, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Play World

Play World, Middlesbrough, UK

Air Trail

Air Trail Tees Barrage, Tees Barrage Way, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Browns Rowing Boats

Browns Rowing Boats, Durham, UK

Weardale Adventure Centre

Weardale Adventure Centre, Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom

Old Durham Gardens

Old Durham Gardens, Durham, UK

High Force

High Force Waterfalls, Alston Rd, Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, UK

Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum, Beamish, Stanley, UK

Locomotion

Locomotion, Dale Road, Shildon, UK

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, UK

Colourful Chameleons

Meadowfield, Durham DH7 8PN, UK

Adventure Northumberland

Adventure Northumberland, Greensfield Court, Alnwick, UK

Castle Mania

Castlemania Indoor Adventure Play, A1068, Amble, Morpeth, UK

Tj’s Jungle

TJ's Jungle, Hubbway Business Centre, Basssington Ind Est, Bassington Lane, Cramlington, UK

Kielder Observatory

Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Kielder, Hexham, UK

Aydon Castle

Aydon Castle, Off Aydon Road, Corbridge, UK

Coquet Shorebase Trust

Coquet Shorebase Trust, Amble, UK

Airbox

Airbox Bounce Trampoline Park, Atley Way, Cramlington, UK

The Alnwick Garden

The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, UK

Allen Banks And Staward Gorge

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, Bardon Mill, Hexham, UK

Pedal Power

Pedal Power Cycling Ltd, Amble, Morpeth, UK

Northumberland Country Zoo

Northumberland Country Zoo, Felton, Morpeth, UK

Linnels Farm

Linnels Farm, Corbridge, Hexham, UK

Durham Cathedral

Durham DH1 3EH, UK

Middlesbrough Sports Village

Alan Peacock Way, Middlesbrough TS4 3AE, UK

Teesside White Water Centre

Tees Barrage, Tees Barrage Way, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 2QW, UK

Canny Crafty

Salters Rd, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3, UK

Teesside Karting

Teesside Karting, South Bank Road, Middlesbrough, UK

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, UK

Infinite Air

Infinite Air Trampoline Park, Durham, UK

Krazy Kingdom

Krazy Kingdom, Parkhead, Annfield Plain, Stanley, UK

Mister Twisters

Mister twisters, Follingsby Avenue, Gateshead, UK

Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth, Grand Parade, Tynemouth, North Shields, UK

Ryhope Engines Museum

Ryhope Engines Museum, Waterworks Road, Sunderland, UK

National Glass Centre

National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, UK

Tees Wildlife Trust

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK

Preston Park

Preston Park Museum & Grounds, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Ormesby Hall

National Trust - Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, UK

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Grange Road, Middlesbrough, UK

Whitehouse Farm Centre

Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, UK

Paxton House

Paxton House Reception, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK

Newbiggin Maritime Centre

Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Church point, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, UK

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, UK

Hall Hill Farm

Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, Durham, UK

Diggerland

Diggerland Durham, Langley Park, Durham, UK

Adventure Valley

Adventure Valley, The Bungalows Finchale Abbey F, Durham, UK

Region Information

North East England is home to three large conurbations: Teesside, Wearside, and Tyneside. There are only three cities in the region; Newcastle upon Tyne is the largest, followed by Sunderland and the city of Durham, the county town of County Durham. Other large settlements in the region include Darlington; Gateshead; Hartlepool; Middlesbrough; South Shields; Stockton-on-Tees and Washington.

Visit North East England to discover some of our country’s real gems – both hidden and well known. The counties of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire all have their own delights to offer, including Leeds, York, Scarborough and Beverley. As you travel further north, you can discover majestic Durham and its famous Durham Cathedral, cosmopolitan yet historic Tyne and Wear with Newcastle and Gateshead, and picture-perfect Northumberland with its castle-lined coastline. The region is steeped in history, with the Roman influence on view in York and further north at Hadrian’s Wall. Read all about the best things to do in North East England, no matter what type of visit you’re looking for.
The rolling hills and dry stone walls of the Yorkshire Dales contrast sharply with the ruggedness of the central peaks. The calm eastern shores provide home to many important species of birds and plants. The influence of the Industrial Revolutions is still evident on the landscape, where large areas once used for heavy industry have been redeveloped for modern leisure pursuits. Museums abound to celebrate the area’s industrial heritage.

This large region offers over 150 miles of coastline, dotted with long golden sandy beaches like Embleton in Northumberland. There are historic ports such as Whitby and quirky fishing villages like Robin Hood’s Bay.

Cyclists are well catered for, whether it is along gentle coastal cycle tracks or testing their mountain biking skills in Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland. In Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, they have invested heavily in a spectacular network of forest mountain biking trails for all levels, including a World Championship route!