Newcastle half term events: Family events for the upcoming school holiday

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Kids are due another week away from school in May and we are here if you are stuck for ways to keep them entertained.

This year’s Spring half term break clashes with warm weather and clear skies across the city, meaning there is plenty to do during the final one week break given to students this academic year.

Starting in the city centre, Fenwicks is offering something very different for kids when they open their doors to families for a pizza making and parents’ brunch session. Hosted at the site’s Fuego space, kids can make pizzas while parents get a relaxing brunch break. Tickets can be ordered online through Eventbrite.

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Any children wanting to create something else can head to the nearby Laing Art Gallery which is hosting a four day art school which starts on the Monday of half term and runs until the Thursday. Young people will work with a professional arts educator to experiment with a variety of materials to explore and create artwork and tickets can be ordered online.

Newcastle half term events: Family events for the upcoming school holiday 
Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty ImagesNewcastle half term events: Family events for the upcoming school holiday 
Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle half term events: Family events for the upcoming school holiday Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

Elsewhere, Newcastle United fans can celebrate the success of Eddie Howe’s team this season and head to a tour of St James Park. Although no tours will take place from Friday, June 2 until Monday, June 12, there is still plenty of time at the start of the week to get a behind the scenes look at the club’s home stadium. Tours run twice a day on weekdays and three times a day on weekends. Tickets can be booked through the Newcastle United ticket portal.

Museums across the city are also offering special experiences to families over the coming days. The Great North Museum: Hancock are opening their doors an hour early on Tuesday, May 30 for a quieter, more relaxed experience for kids and the site’s regular attractions will all be open while Gateshead’s Baltic gallery offers meet and make, artmix, an under 5s play hive and more throughout the week.

Elsewhere, further afield in Ponteland, the village’s farm is hosting a holiday club throughout the half term break where children aged 5-11 get a chance to spend time with animals in fresh air to the north west of the city centre.

Half term holiday club sessions can be booked online.

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