Fun activities to do with the kids in Newcastle this May half term

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There are plenty of children’s activities taking place this May half term in museums in Newcastle.

This May half term families will be on the search for things to keep the little ones entertained while they are off school. 

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Tyne and Wear Metro are set to continue their award-winning partnership, to offer families fun days out at a low cost during the school holiday.

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Here are some of the activities taking place this May half term in and around Newcastle. 

Discovery Museum

Family Challenge: Build A Bridge

Get the whole family involved and build a bridge together, experimenting with different bridge shapes.

Build A City

Build a LEGO™ city together as part of a team, as a way to celebrate Newcastle being granted city status in 1882.

Train Master

Perfect for youngsters who love trains, Train Master are toy-train party experts, who will lay a toy train track for the little ones to explore. There will also be a ride-on train and a train roller coaster to be played with.

Great North Museum: Hancock

Discover, Listen & Try

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As part of Discover, Listen & Try, children can explore nature, by crafting butterflies, listening to sounds of underwater worlds, and meeting experts who will reveal the mysteries of creatures.

Mythquest: AR Adventure

Explore the museum via the Mythquest app, which will allow children to interactively experience and learn about myths from around the world.

Space: Investigators North East

Space is an immersive exhibition which will take the little ones on a multi-sensory journey in the hidden worlds of the universe.

Stephenson Steam Railway

Heritage Train Rides

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At Stephenson Steam Railway, embark on a four-mile return trip which will allow families to follow the route of coal trains from the collieries to the River Tyne in 1950s passenger carriages.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

In this exciting train ride, the little ones can bring their favourite bear along with them. To add to the fun, the bears will be given their own tickets, and the kids can even make their own teddy bear passport.

Bio Blitz

At Stephenson Steam Railway’s brand-new Woodland Walk, children can get involved in a Bio Blitz, which will give children the opportunity to explore and find species of plants, animals and fungi.

Heritage Train Rides at Stephenson Steam RailwayHeritage Train Rides at Stephenson Steam Railway
Heritage Train Rides at Stephenson Steam Railway

Shipley Art Gallery

Underwater Ceramics

Inspired by the ceramics on display, children will be able to create their own crafts, with designs inspired by underwater creatures.

Create a keepsake box

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A good way to inspire children to keep special items of theirs safe, they can create their own keepsake box using air drying clay, paint and decorative pieces.

For more information on these events and more in Tyne and Wear, please visit the TWAM website. To learn more about Tyne and Wear Metro’s take the kids for free offer, please visit their website.

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