February half term Newcastle 2022: fun things to do with the kids near me during the school holidays

Here are some activities in Newcastle that are fun for the whole family.

It seems like it was just yesterday that kids were off for the Christmas holidays, but already February half-term is fast approaching.

Schools in Newcastle will be breaking up for a week from Monday 21 February to Friday 25 February, with pupils returning on Monday, 28 February.

Kids will be looking for plenty of fun activities to do over the holidays, so here are some ideas for things to do.

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    Life Science Centre

    Complete with an indoor play area for children, and a cafe suitable for everybody, the Life Science Centre appears to be the ultimate day out, for all ages. With interactive areas dotted around the centre, you can be educated whilst having fun.

    They do state that Covid-19 measures are still in place, so take masks and the usual Covid-related equipment to be safe.

    The nearest car park is the Times Square Car Park.

    Prices: Adults (18 & over): £13.50/ Concession (Over 60s, Students, Unwaged): £10/ Child (aged 5-17): £7.25/ Child (aged 4 and under) £0.00/ Carer Ticket (Please bring proof) £0.00

    Opening times: Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm (recommended last entry: 3:00pm). On weekdays during term term, between 10:00am - 2:00pm, there may be school groups visiting the science centre.

    Address: Life Science Centre International Centre for Life Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP

    Mr Mulligans Space Golf

    Kitted out with three nine-hole courses, each space themed and different from the last, it’s a sure hit with the kids, and adults too! Mr Mulligans becomes a strictly 18 and over venue after 8:45pm every day.Prices: Adult (12 & over) 18 holes - £10 - 27 holes - £12.50/ Child (under 12) 18 holes - £8.50 - 27 holes - £11/ Family of 4 -1 or 2 Adults & 2 or 3 Under 12’s - 18 holes - £32.50 - 27 holes - £42

    Opening times: 10:00am - 10:00pm

    Address: 117 Newgate St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5RZ

    Beamish Ice Skating

    Masks but be worn inside, but outside includes the ice skating, with a range of on-ice objects fun for all ages.

    Prices: £6 for children (up to 16 years)/ £6.50 for adults, for at least a 20 minute session. Tickets include skate hire. Special offer: For every full paying adult, one child skates free of charge.

    Opening Times: 10:15am - 3:15pm

    Address: Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

    Newcastle United Stadium Tour

    From walking down the tunnel, to sitting in Eddie Howe’s seat, this immersive experience is fun for all.

    You can see the trophies the club has won over the years, and learn about the rich history of the club.

    Prices: Adult £15/ Junior £8/ Concession £12

    Opening times: Wednesday - Friday: 12.30pm and 2.30pm/ Saturday - Sunday: 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm (additional times may be available). No tours on match days.

    Address: St. James’ Park, Strawberry Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

    Stephenson Steam Railway

    During the February half-term, Thursday and Sunday looks great fun, with heritage train rides available. At just £4 a ticket it looks great fun.

    The cafe is closed, so pack food and take advantage of the many picnic tables available.

    Prices: Free (Donations welcome)

    Opening Times: 11:00am - 4:00pm - Closed on February 22, 23 & 25.

    Address: Middle Engine Ln, Wallsend, North Shields NE29 8DX

    Explorer Quest at Belsay Hall

    Roam around the grounds and gardens to find games and activities inspired by knights, soldiers and ancient Olympians. In addition, whilst you’re freely wandering out, stumble across great facts, and try and solve tricky puzzles.

    Prices: Adult £11/ Child (5-17) £6.60/ Concession £9.90 / Family (2 Adults) £28.60/ Family (1 Adult) £17.60

    Opening Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Address: Belsay, Morpeth NE20 0DX

    Cineworld Newcastle

    Watch the latest blockbuster movies, with Sing 2, Death on the Nile, Uncharted, Marry Me & Spiderman: No Way Home currently out now.

    Prices - (Standard 2D): Adult (18 & Over) £10.20/ Child (14 & Under) £7.70/ Student £8.20/ Senior £8.20

    Opening Times: 10:00am - 9:30pm

    Address: The Gate, Newgate St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5TG

    Fun Shack

    Equipped with a cannonball cove, a football court & a pirate ninja course, not only will this be the best place for your kids, it will tire them out, too! Don’t worry parents, as there is a cafe there too, so you can sip on your coffee whilst your youngster runs around all day.

    Prices: 90 minutes: Age 1-4 £8.50/ Age 5-14 £10.50/ Adult £2.00

    Opening times: 10:00am - 6:30pm

    Address: Unit A3, Benfield Business Park, Benfield Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4NQ

    Clip ‘n’ Climb Newcastle

    Described as a ‘vertical playground’ clip ‘n’ climb has 25 climbing walls, and has attractions such as the Detonator, SkyScraper, and you can also try to balance your way up the Crag, or reach for the stars on Cloud 9.

    Prices: 4-5 years £10/ 6-16 years £12.50/ Adults (17+) £12.50

    Opening Times (Half term only): Monday – Sunday – 10am-6pm (last session 5pm)

    Address: Benfield Business Park, Units A4-A5, Benfield Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4NQ

    Saltwell Park

    Let’s get back to basics with a simple park visit. With parking onsite, as well as a cafe and toilets, it’s a perfect day out for the family. A boating lake and the chance to see some beautiful wildlife, it’ll be a day long in the memory for everyone.

    Prices: Free

    Opening Times: 7:30am - 3:30pm

    Address: E Park Rd, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5AX

    Inflate Space Newcastle

    Located in the same place as Clip ‘N Climb, you could spent the majority of the half term here!

    A line from their website reads: “Speed down extreme rocket drop slides, bounce on giant inflatable planets, suit up in inflatable sumo wrestling rings and take on the challenge on the gladiator podium with battle sticks and more.”

    Prices (Open bounce): £14 per person/ £11 per person off peak

    Opening Hours (Half term only): 9.30am-6pm

    Address: Benfield Business Park, Unit A4-A5, Benfield Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4NQ