Half Term Hits in NE1 This February
18 - 24 FEBRUARY 2019
Keep the kids entertained with our daily rundown of family fun in NE1 this February half term...
MONDAY 18 FEBRUARY
GRUB WITH GUSTO
Got yourself some hungry little people? Treat them to a Monday feast this half term at vibrant Quayside spot, Gusto. Kids eat free from Monday 18 February until Friday 22 February when dining with a fully paying adult. What’s more? Little chefs can make their own pizzas!
JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND - CHASE OVER ATLANTIS
Start half term on a high at the Life Science Centre’s 4D motion ride. Kids can hitch a ride on this incredible voyage, taking Sean and his friends to an enchanting island. You’ll soar over treetops and dodge birds as you go!
TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY
ROCK POOL ANIMALS
Make your way to the Great North Museum and meet some of our native wildlife from the seashore. Newcastle University’s Dove Marine Laboratory are bringing their touch tanks to the museum!
4-DAY ART SCHOOL FOR 11-16 YEAR-OLDS
Creative kids are invited to join the team at the Laing Art Gallery this half term for an inspiring 4-Day Art School for 11-16 year-olds. Budding artists will work with a professional arts educator to experiment with materials, paintings, illustrations and 3D works.
WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY
CLOWN CAR RACER CHALLENGE
There’s a hands-on Clown Car Racer Challenge workshop going down at the Discovery Museum this half term and it’s an absolute must to keep that brain ticking over. Work with your family to create a crazy air-powered model car and test how far it can go in the Great Hall!
FAMILY DAY ACCESS HOUR
Looking for somewhere to get your culture fix this week? Don’t miss out on BALTIC’S Family Day Access Hour - a quieter and more relaxed opportunity to visit Heather Phillipson’s exhibition, The Age of Love.
THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY
TIN FOIL ASTRONAUT
There’s a space race going down at Sage and you’re all invited! Alba has been in training and she’s made her own rocket - but can she make it? Join her on a cosmic adventure to outer space this Thursday! A theatre must for the whole gang, this promises to keep the kids entertained!
SMART COOKIES COOKERY CLUB
Fed up of making fairy cakes? Do you know an 11 to 17 year-old wanting to get stuck into something more challenging in the kitchen? Join our friends at Blackfriars Cookery School for a masterclass in making incredible edibles!
FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY
Venture upstairs in Eldon Square and you’ll find Eldon Leisure Centre - a hidden gem packed with fun for the whole family! Go here for ten pin bowling, soft play, adventure climbing and more!
WHERE YOUR WINGS WERE... JOURNEYS WITH DAVID ALMOND
Join the Seven Stories team on a journey through Tyneside this Friday, discovering how its landscapes, languages and people inspired the magical stories of David Almond. An inspiring storythemed exhibition!
THE SHOWSTOPPERS’ KIDS SHOW
Taking kids’ ideas and turning them into marvellous, musical adventures from scratch, The Showstoppers’ Kids Show is an absolute half term must! If children could create their very own musical - where would they start? Find out at Northern Stage this Saturday!
End the week with a familyfriendly film at Tyneside Cinema, where Disney’s Mulan will be shown on the big screen! To save her father from death, Mulan hides her true identity and goes to war in his place, becoming one of China’s greatest heroines!