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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 and admire the natural beauty of green spaces like the Northumberland National Park, which represents a tranquil retreat.
Nothing can compare to feeling the pulse of the crowded urban environment and discovering 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?
Have fun with your kids at The Discovery Museum
In the midst of the top things to see and do in Newcastle upon Tyne, do not disregard The Discovery Museum. This science and local history museum is headquartered in the centre of Blandford Square. The exhibits are absolutely fascinating and they can be enjoyed by the entire family. The Newcastle upon Tyne Discovery Museum is constantly creating interactive exhibits, covering topics like maritime and military history, fashion, not to say scientific breakthroughs. The staff is extremely attentive and they will answer any question without hesitating. Out-of-towners can take advantage of free entry. The prestigious museum opens its doors for free, so you and your loved ones can enjoy the cream of the crop of Newcastle culture free of cost.
Such a place can truly help you discover the heart of this university city. If your children are in love with science, then you need to know that there are numerous other interactive exhibits and museums that have the purpose to bring the past to life and captivate the attention. They are positioned quite close and have connections to public and private transport. In addition to The Great North Museum, it is worth mentioning the Beamish Museum and Newcastle Castle, which reopened in 2015. Getting back on topic, The Discovery Museum is a real gem for kids and adults. It educates, excites, and entertains. If you do not feel like strolling through the museum, then at least take the time to admire its magnificent façade.
Experience a family adventure by engaging in exciting activities
If you all want to experience a family adventure, then you should undoubtedly add The Rising Sun County Park to the list, which offers various experiences for everyone. The management, as well as the leaders, will do their best to ensure that you and the children have a great time. The sanctuary is located right at the heart of the borough and it is set in 400 acres. The spectacular park is open every day of the year, so you do not have to worry that your family will miss on the excitement.
Kids are allowed to bring their bikes. However, you and your youngsters are
better off taking a stroll around the land and admiring the wildlife. There are many footpaths and equestrian trails. During the summer season, when the temperatures rise and the air becomes difficult to breathe, you can stop at the café and get refreshments. Make it possible for your kids to experience wildlife encounters in a controlled and safe environment. They have the chance to see the great crested grebe and little grebe. Let us not forget about the Iceland gulls that make a stop here every year.
There are so many things that a family can do in Newcastle upon Tyne that it would be a shame not to allocate enough time. Perhaps you may want to consider a short-term property rental in and around the Newcastle area instead so that you can spend even more time here and discovering everything that’s on offer for all the family. This is better than staying at a hotel. When you get sick and tired of all the attractions, you can simply go for a picnic at the Jesmond Dene. This public park is situated in the east taking possession of the narrow, steep-sided valley that we all know as Ouseburn, far away from the busy and frenetic activity.
The unique ambiance and fill your lungs with fresh air. Spending time outdoors is beneficial for little ones, as they can learn about nature, with its many plants and animals. When visiting the parkland, make sure that your kids are on their best behaviour. Jesmond Dene is a piece of heaven and it should stay that way.
Locate and visit the best places for children
What do your kids say about having fun at the Quayside, stationed along the banks of the River Tyne? The Quayside has something for everyone and it is interesting to note that it has improved significantly in the last years. There are so many things to do that you and your loved ones will have a hard time making up your minds. You can, for instance, visit the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and see displays from contemporary designers, photographers or artists. You can equally go shopping for toys and presents in the boutique stores. There are plenty of independent shops in Newcastle Quayside. And restaurants. Take your family out to eat at a nice place.
Consider taking your loved ones out on the golf course. Your children will learn the game right away, but it is not about learning. It is about having fun. A place that should be on your travel bucket list is Parklands Golf Club. Here, your beloved family members can enjoy mini golf. This novelty version of the game is incredibly fun, not to mention that it improves concentration and patience. If the weather is good for playing ball, go to the Parklands Golf Club. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a quiet afternoon. Here is a tip: do not try to hit the ball too hard.
Are you a nature-loving family? Then cycling, fishing, camping, and hiking probably represent your favourite outdoor pastimes and in Newcastle, you can do them all in great style. Do you want to feel the adrenaline? Then you should definitely think about high-speed bumper cars and playing laser tag. 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 parks, museums, art galleries and sports 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 for exploring historic sights and landmarks, such as The Segedunum Roman Fort, the Crook Hall, and Gardens or Hexham Old Gaol. Make sure that you visit the Ouseburn Farm, which allows you to soak up the natural beauty, run around the wide-open green spaces, enjoy a picnic or a barbecue. Do not forget to visit St. Mary’s Islands. Apart from this, other interesting locations that will captivate your interest within the first minute refer to the Centre for Life, Circus Central, and David Fry Ceramics.
Following all the adventures experienced, the kids will probably want delicious food to
give them fuel for another day in Newcastle. You do not have to stick to the same restaurant taking into account the numerous options available. Blackfriars’s Restaurant is a good choice. 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 holiday.