5 Of The Best Events For Younger Kids In NE1
Make the most of the summer with our selection of regular events for younger children in Newcastle, from singing to storytelling, arts and crafts to magic tricks and everything in between!
The Discovery Museum’s Play and Invent events are your secret weapon against boredom this summer. With creative, crafty sessions held every Tuesday and Thursday and no booking necessary, they make for an easy daytime plan to get you and the family out of the house. Ranging from drawing to magic to engineering, they’re led by friendly and enthusiastic staff and are guaranteed to get those little cogs whirring. Wander around the rest of the museum after the session for a full day of fun. £1.50 per child.
Let’s hear it for The Great North Museum: Hancock – they’ve answered our prayers and laid on a whole summer of fabulous educational events. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are full of events with a different theme each week, so stumped parents can enjoy a whole host of outings at the museum. Upcoming topics include Warrior Week, Under the Sea Week and Wildlife Week, all complete with demos, arts sessions and talks with real life experts. Take advantage of a lunch deal and you’ve got yourself a fuss-free day out. Free
Get the kiddies along to the Sage’s Summer Specials for mornings of music, dance and play. With themes such as In Our Garden and At The Seaside, they’re sure to help you make some sweet memories with the family and are perfect for very young children. So dress up to go with the theme, whether it’s in a summer dress or sandals and sun hat, and prepare to sing and dance to summer sounds…you might even end up writing some of it yourself! £3.50 per person. £1.75 for second child.
Budding explorers will love Wor Jackie’s Toon Trail, the self-guided treasure hunt that just happens to take you round all of Newcastle’s most iconic landmarks. Solve clues on buildings and statues to find the hidden treasure, and learn all about the toon as you go! Great for kids aged six and upwards, it’s a day with a real difference that’ll get their imaginations running wild. The trail begins at central station and snakes around the city walls and St James’ Park and is recommended for groups of four or five. £6.99
Seven Stories invites families with young children to Early Risers Story Time, the mid-morning story session to see everyone through to lunch. The sessions are held every Monday and Tuesday from 10.30 to 11am and no booking is required. With early years story books to get the little ones’ attention, and friendly story tellers who tell every tale in a playful and imaginative way, the joy of story will enchant you whatever your age. Free with normal admission.