Looking for fabulous family fun events over the autumn half-term holiday? Enjoy an exciting time in the city with our budget friendly October half-term guide!
25TH OCTOBER - 4TH NOVEMBER
OPENS 26 OCTOBER
Be inspired by the wonders of the Universe this half term with a mesmerising exhibition at Life Science Centre. Fly to the skies and learn about how space exploration impacts our everyday lives with an amazing intergalactic experience. Life Science Centre’s new Space Zone brings the stars closer to home this half term, learn about the latest space technology, discover how the North East is helping to shape space exploration and the amazing science behind our universe! Space adventurers can build and launch their own rocket, explore the inside of a mock-up model of the International Space Station and operate a Mars rover from mission control. While you’re floating among the stars, check out the biggest planetarium in the north of England too! An amazing interactive area that features a variety of shows, including a presenter-led tour of the night sky. Perfect for fun for the whole family!
NUFC V WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Cheer on the Toon at St James’ Park as they face Wolverhampton Wanderers fighting for three points! Expect a fierce clash as both teams go in search of a much needed victory! Having secured impressive wins against Tottenham Hotspur, and Man Utd, in recent weeks, the Toon go in search of another home victory that will propel them up the table! Premier League football descends on the city once again and you can be there to cheer on the lads and the Longstaffs! Junior tickets are priced at £17, with adult prices starting from £26. Book yours now and enjoy a fab afternoon of quality Premier League football in NE1!
28 - 30 OCTOBER
Keep the kids busy this autumn with an amazing art class at Laing Art Gallery. Working alongside a professional artist, kids will experiment with a variety of materials, hone their drawing skills and learn about painting techniques. Creating work inspired by current Laing Art Gallery exhibitions, this fantastic event is the perfect opportunity for budding artists to showcase their talents.
The friendly faces at Ouseburn Farm are doing the hard work for us this year, hosting tonnes of half-term events for friends and family to enjoy! Located in the heart of the city, Ouseburn Farm is a working farm and vibrant green place that has been open for over 40 years. Welcoming tonnes of families every week, get involved with a Meet The Animals interactive tour, explore the Secret Garden Treasure Hunt and enjoy a bit of piglet petting! All that plus heaps of delicious food and drink for everyone to tuck in to!
WHERE'S WALLY? THE BIG MUSEUM HUNT
19 OCTOBER - 3 NOVEMBER
Join the search for Wally this half term at Great North Museum: Hancock! Part of the national 'Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt', celebrate the release of the new Wally book, Double Trouble,
at the Museum with a massive museum-wide search! Complete with fun games and an awesome activity sheet, we can’t wait to visit Great North Museum: Hancock this half- term.
MR MULLIGANS SPACE GOLF
Space explorers! Dust down your moon boots and tee off with Mr Mulligans Space Golf! Opening at 10am just for the school holidays, enjoy an extra-terrestrial space bonanza that’s bursting with fun and special offers! As if golfing around the universe wasn’t enough, Mr Mulligans Space Golf are inviting kids to eat free during the half-term holiday! With any paying adult, children can enjoy one of the delicious junior dishes for free. Get stuck into juicy beef burgers, tender chicken strips and crispy french fries! Make sure you don’t miss out!
29 - 30 OCTOBER
Head over to Tyne Theatre & Opera House this half-term as a special show of Tabby McTat arrives into NE1! From the team behind Tiddler and other Terrific Tales and Zog, settle in for this heart-warming tale of friendship, love and loyalty as Tabby McTat heads on a magical adventure! Join Tabby McTat and his guitar- playing best friend Fred on an amazing journey of friendship at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House. Ideal for children and families of all ages, make sure you get involved with this feline fun show this October!