Five unique things to do with the kids in the last weeks of the summer holidays

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As we near the end of the summer holidays, we are desperately looking for things to do with the kids to get everyone out of the house.

We all know by now the usual stuff to do with the kids, but here are some activities you may not have thought of!

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The Author and the Stick People at Seven Stories in Jesmond

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books is located in Jesmond. It is a lovely, educational place to take the children. It also has various activities and exhibitions to enjoy. Coming up this Saturday August 27, is a unique interactive workshop called The Author and the Stick People. The event is hosted by award winning author Richard O’Neill, who will create stories based on the stick people the kids will draw.

Tickets are £7.50 per child. You can book here.

LEGO Minifigures Trail at the Discovery Museum

A clue-hunting, treasure finding task with a twist! LEGO Minifigures are hidden in the Discovery Museum, and the kids must follow clues and perform tasks to find them! There are prizes available for winners. It is only £1 per trail, and they have been running throughout the summer holidays. The last minifigure trail is Sunday September 4.

You can book here.

Giant Drawing at Shipley Art Gallery

Let the kids get creative and artistic in this group painting challenge. A long roll of paper will be spread across the gallery floor, and with plenty of drawing and painting material available, everyone will create an enormous drawing together! There will also be opportunities to make smaller drawings to take home. Perfect for those creative minds! The event will run from Tuesday August 23 til Friday August 26.

Booking is required and is £3 per person. You can book here.

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Wildlife Wednesdays in Walker Park

This event is in collaboration with the YMCA. Every Wednesday until the end of the summer holidays, there will be nature-based games and activities in Walker Park suitable for all ages and families. Activities differ each week, but have the same theme of nature. The sessions take place between the hours of 2pm and 5pm.

You can book by calling 0191 284 6884 or emailing [email protected].

Stephenson Railway Museum

Experience the 1950s by riding the steam train at Stephenson Railways Museum in North Tyneside! There are a range of locomotives to admire, as well as animated film and displays educating visitors on how trains work and the development of railway power.

For more information please visit the website.

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