October Half Term Highlights in NE1
Diaries at the ready for another wonderful week in NE1. Strut to the Theatre Royal for an all-singing, all-dancing production, get your Monday foodie fix at Revs, join a circus skills workshop, join Diane Shaw for an evening of dazzling music and follow the tale of Fagin at Northern Stage.
27 OCTOBER - 4 NOVEMBER 2018
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I’M NOT SCARED DANCE PARTY
Saturday 27 October & Wednesday 31 October
Tots are invited to toddle, waddle and dance along to some (not so) scary songs at Seven Stories this half term. A super sensory session for under 4s and their grown-ups.
MAKE SOME MOVES (11-16)
Thursday 1 November
Make some moves and meet new people at Dance City’s fun-filled, half term workshops. A great way to learn something new, keep active and have fun this week. Time to strut your stuff and try some new skills!
ZOMBIE TAKEOVER EXPERIENCE
WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER
Worrying about what to wear this Halloween? Don’t fancy spending your half term holidays fixing up a freaky outfit? Worry not… the Laing has got you covered this time! If you’re aged 8 - 13, get down to the gallery and work with a professional special effects artist to transform yourself into a zombie! Learn about special effects makeup and create your very own zombie wounds.
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HALF TERM TREATS
Saturday 20 October - Sunday 4 November
Get some half term treats (without the tricks) at the Life Science Centre this October! Go here for all the potion-prepping, monster-chasing, science-fuelled fun you can get in the city. There’s lots going on for the whole family, and what’s more? Kids go free throughout October half term! It'd be rude to miss out on all the Halloween fun...
BUGS N STUFF
Monday 29 - Wednesday 31 October
Check out the ‘Bugs n Stuff’ experience if you dare! Meet mini beasts, have your photograph taken in the creepy crawly cage, and see how long you can handle it! Join Guy Tansley at
The Gate this October half term to find out all about his travels from the rainforest to the desert, and some of the creatures he’s come across along the way!
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LITTLE MONKS COOKERY CLUB
Wednesday 31 October
Calling all foodies aged 7-10... crack the basics of cooking at Blackfriars’ Little Monks Cookery Club this half term. After some morning cooking and a bit of pumpkin carving, youngsters will make their own delicious lunch. Go here for foodie thrills for little ones!
HALLOWE’EN HOARD ROCKY ROADS
Thursday 1 November
Got more treats than you know what to do with in your trick or treat stash after Halloween? Pop down to Ouseburn Farm this Thursday and transform your choccies and sweets into delicious rocky roads! Halloween never tasted so good!
LITTLE DONS MENU
Throughout October & November
Treat the kids to a feast at one of Newcastle’s favourite Italian restaurants this half term. Don Vitos’ ‘Little Dons’ menu means your little ones can enjoy a tasty main and a soft drink for just £6.95. From British classics like fish and chips, to Italian specials such as spaghetti bolognese, this friendly restaurant has a wide selection for the whole family.
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DISCOVERY DAYS: CIRCUS
Tuesdays 23 & 30 October, Thursdays 25 October & 1 November
Revel in a day of discoveries at the Discovery Museum this half term. It’s the perfect time to take part in a whole host of family activities based around the new ‘Circus! Show of Shows’ exhibition.
MARVEL AT OUR MYSTERIOUS WORLD
Wednesday 31 October
Explore some of the Great North Museum's mysterious objects this Halloween with a drop-in session in the hands of the archeology team. Take the family trail, where visitors can get to know some more grisly objects on display around the site!
WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER & WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER
Get your film fix this half term at Tyneside Cinema, with a must-see screening of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit! Join the duo on their big screen adventure as they hunt down the mysterious and terrifying Were-Rabbit!