Things To Do With The Kids In The Summer Holidays 2017

The schools have broken up for the summer holidays and if you’re struggling for ideas of where to take them we’ve come up with a few suggestions that is fun for kids and adults:


The Beamish Open-Air Museum is a great place to bring the kids for a day and with unlimited family tickets for under £50 you can go back to see more. As well as the usual Beamish museum, there are also different activities on daily such as crafts on Mondays or Falconry Fridays.

Alnwick Castle

One of the most famous castles in England thanks to providing settings to films and TV shows such as Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. With concerts, theatre, films and activities such as Broomstick Training available. With family tickets available at £57.80 with unlimited access for a year. With entertainment for the whole family it’s a great place to visit over the summer holidays.

Hadrian’s Wall

You could take a trip to Hadrian’s Wall for the day and take a look at Birdoswald Fort, Steel Riggs or Housesteads depending on where you’re visiting the wall. You’ll be able to see the wall-wide Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition new for 2017. It will show you a day in the life of a Roman Cavalryman. Vindolanda, Chesters Roman Fort and Museum and the Roman Army Museum are also good places to visit to learn more about the Romans.

Falconry Days

In Northumberland’s National park you can find over 75 birds of prey. You will be presented with information regarding the birds as well as a flying display and a chance to get involved with falconry.

South Shields

If the weather calls for it, head to the beach at South Shields. Though there are various beaches in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, South Shields is a family favourite. With an easy to get to location and an arcade, rides, mini golf, skateboard park, playground and lake next to the beach.

Kielder Observatory

Take a visit to Kielder Observatory where you can learn about the skies and universe. During this interactive talk, you will receive a tour of the observatory and a chance to take a look through the telescope.

Go Ape

Head to Matfen, Northumberland for a high ropes treetop adventure. With a variety of obstacles 30ft up in the air it will be a fun challenge for you as well as the kids.