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10 things to do with the kids this February half-term

News   •   Feb 13, 2017 13:08 GMT

Looking to keep the kids entertained over the February half-term holidays? We've put together a guide of 10 fantastic days out you can enjoy. 

Don't forget, you can also save on your travel with our Family Day Ticket - only £10 when bought on the Go North East app, or £13 on the bus. 

Beamish Museum – save 25% on admission

  • Beamish is a great day out for all of the family, and the great news is that you can save 25% on the admission price when you travel with us. 
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Life Science Centre – free child admission

  • Life Science Centre's new LEGO exhibition is not to be missed. See models of some of the North East's favourite landmarks, including the Angel of the North and the BALTIC - and you can even save on the admission price when you travel with us. One free child entry per full paying adult. 
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Blue Reef Aquarium 
 £2 off per person

  • Catch the bus to Tynemouth Seafront and enjoy close encounters with incredible creatures from around the world at Blue Reef Aquarium. Save £2 per person on the entry fee when you travel with us.
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Foodie fun at intu Metrocentre

  • Join in the free fun from Monday 20 until Sunday 26 February in Exhibition Square, as they whip up a tasty week filled with fun cooking activities for all your little chefs.There will be loads of foodie arts and crafts, including biscuit decorating, comedy chef demonstrations and taste testing with the Metrognomes. 
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Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

  • Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens combines a museum, art gallery, exhibition space and Winter Gardens to create stunning free visitor attraction in the heart of the city centre. 
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Great North Museum: Hancock

  • Great North Museum has a great deal on offer - a T-Rex skeleton, an interactive model of Hadrian's Wall and so much more. Entry is free.
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Stephenson Railway Museum

  • Entry to the museum is free. Re-live the days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields. A range of fascinating locomotives are on display including George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of the world-famous Rocket. Interactive exhibitions explore how trains work and so much more!
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The Angel of the North

  • Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley's The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about pieces of public art ever produced. Getting there couldn't be easier on our very own Angel bus.
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Chester-le-Street Riverside Park

  • With relaxing gardens, delightful riverside walks and a play area, there's plenty of fun to be had for all of the family. 
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  • Seaham is a great little town that has a number of attractions along the busy seafront. Lickety Split can’t be a miss, with its delicious menu served in a 1950’s American themed ice cream parlour! Don’t forget you can also see ‘Tommy’ - a World War One Memorial statue.
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