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The welcoming atmosphere, the rich culture, and the eye-catching architecture are not the only reasons that make Newcastle an appealing destination for tourists around the world. Travel enthusiasts who decide to explore this university city located on the River Tyne have the opportunity to take the most relaxing walk on the nearby beaches due to the city’s proximity to the coast, admire the natural beauty of green spaces like the Northumberland National Park, which represents a tranquil retreat after feeling the pulse of the crowded urban environment and discover interesting buildings, apart from the famous landmark, namely the Tyne Bridge. The numerous museums and galleries in the city prove its rich culture so those who are not just passionate about football, because many people come in the weekends to watch the game, but also about art should definitely become familiar with the heritage and taste the absolutely delicious food. All the pubs, clubs and bars create a great ambiance for partying and having fun, but what if you visit Newcastle with the kids?
Discover numerous interesting places in Newcastle
Among the top things to see and do in Newcastle upon Tyne, you should not overlook Newcastle Museum, Crowne Plaza, Street Art in Wickham and Belmont, Caves Beach Resort, Inner City Winemaker, Rustica Newcastle Beach, Three Bears Kitchen, Hunter Wetlands Centre, Newcastle Memorial Walk and Newcastle’s Famous Tram, among others. Such places can truly help you discover the heart of this university city. If your children are in love with science, then interactive exhibits and museums that have the purpose to bring the past to life represent the most suitable locations that will definitely captivate their attention. Even more, they will never have another opportunity to see a female Australian sea lion while riding the bike. The entire family can take a ride from the Crowne Plaza to the Hunter River and admire the beauty between the starting and the ending point. After a walk or a bike ride, anyone would feel hungry so taking a well-deserved break and enjoying the savory dishes represents the most logical step. Make sure that you really get a slice of Mediterranean flavor and Moroccan spice because you might never have the same chance when going back home.
Experience a family adventure by engaging in exciting activities
If you all want to experience a family adventure, then you should undoubtedly add Blue Mountains, Luna Park and Sydney Opera House to the list. During the summer season, when the temperatures rise and the air becomes difficult to breathe, water parks are great places for children and in Newcastle, you will surely find plenty of such spaces designed for entertainment during hot days. Allow your kids to experience wildlife encounters in a controlled and safe environment. Australia Reptile Park, the Australian Shark and Ray Centre as well as Camels Australia and Otford Farm Trail Rides are perfect options that every parent should consider when traveling with children and visiting Newcastle. There are so many areas and places that a family can explore in Newcastle upon Tyne that it would be a shame not to allocate enough time – at least a week – to really cover all the main attractions but also discover natural hidden gems that not everyone has the possibility to see. This is a once in a lifetime journey and you really have to know how to take advantage of it in order to feel the unique ambiance and fill your lungs with fresh air.
Identify and visit the best places for children
What do your kids say about having fun in a shoreline tidal pool, taking ice skating lessons, heart pounding tactical play, swimming and playing with the sharks, admiring interpretive and artistic exhibitions, dodging, crawling, bouncing and spinning, visiting the Storybook Garden where they can meet their favorite fairytale characters? Farm animals, kayaks, picnics, roller coaster zip lines, jumping castle, air hockey tables, toy trains, water activities and wildlife shows in and around the Newcastle area make it the perfect destination for a family vacation. Are you a nature-loving family? Then cycling, fishing, camping, and hiking probably represent your favorite outdoor pastimes and in Newcastle, you can do them all in great style. Do you want to feel the adrenaline? Then you should definitely consider spin zone bumper cars, top arcade, laser tag canon blaster bunker and cliffhanger steep drop slide. If you want to try all the activities available, then prepare physically and emotionally for the best time of your lives because this renowned city does not disappoint when it comes to providing quality entertainment, not just for children but for adults as well.
Other interesting locations in Newcastle ideal for families
Between historic sites, parks, theaters, museums, art galleries and sport complexes, the time will fly so fast that you will not even realize when the journey will come to an end. Thus, before regretting that you did not allocate enough time to exploring certain popular locations or engaging in new activities, make sure that you visit Blackbutt Reserve, which allows you to soak up the natural beauty, run around the wide-open green spaces, enjoy a picnic or a barbecue, kayak the harbor and do not forget to visit the Newcastle Ocean Baths. Apart from the Blackbutt Reserve and the Newcastle Museum, other interesting locations that will captivate your interest within the first minute refer to Fighter World, Misty Valley Blueberry Farm, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Spoonbill Café and Fused Café, Speers Point Park and Cowrie Hole, which allows children to explore natural rockpools and search for crabs on the beach. Once again, following all the adventures experienced, the kids will probably want some delicious food to give them fuel for another day in Newcastle but you do not have to stick to the same restaurant taking into account the numerous options available.
In conclusion, whether you go alone, with your partner or with the entire family, Newcastle upon Tyne has plenty to offer. From eye-catching buildings and interesting architecture to engaging activities and interactive exhibitions, you will feel anything but boredom during the vacation.