Summer Holiday Activities

Summer Holiday Activities

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All activities are FREE unless a cost is listed, for some activities booking is required. For more information on each activity click on the links in the table.

If you want to see activities near you or see activities on a map use the Postcode Search

If you want to find activities that are specific for children and young people with SEND, please click here.

If you or your child are eligible for Free School Meals please see the targeted Summer Holiday programme

Did you know, up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry and on Go North East buses with a fare-paying adult!

There are lots of places offering FREE or discounted children's meals there are also lots of places you can refill water bottles

 

What's On Week 4 (15  - 21 August) **Booking required

Date

What On

Where

What time

On every day

23 July – 4 September

Grey Street Gathering/Northumberland Street Village Green

Grey Street and Northumberland Street

All day, every day

On every day

23 July – 4 September

Quayside Seaside

Quayside

All day, every day

On every day 24 July – 4 September

Play Rebellion

Old Eldon Square

Every day 9am - 6pm

 

 

Date

What On

Where

What time

Monday 15

August

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Mascot Design Challenge

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Mountain Biking Visit to Leeds Urban Bike Park

Hodgkin Park

9am - 6pm

Mondays Fundays

Health Resource Centre, Benwell

10am – 11.30am

Family Fun Sessions

Byker Sands Family Centre

10am - 1pm

Girl’s Cricket

Cowgate Cricket Club

10am - 3pm

Dance and fitness session**

Fawdon Community centre

10am – 2pm

Dance and Fitness session**

Pottery Bank Community centre

10am – 2pm

Creators

Northern Stage

10am – 4pm

Inspire Youth (Throckley)

Throckley Community Hall

10am – 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Inspire Youth (West Denton)

Holy Spirit Church

10am – 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Curious challengers

Fenham Library

11am – 12pm

Pop up Festival**  

Red House Farm JFC

11am – 2pm

Arts and Crafts

Blakelaw Centre Library

11am – 3pm

Gadgeteering

Newcastle City Library, City Centre

1pm – 2pm

Curious challengers

West End Library

2pm – 3pm

Inspire Youth (Lemington)

The Lemington Centre

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Tuesday 16

August

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Tremendous Tuesdays

South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

All day

Girl’s Cricket

Cowgate Cricket Club

10am - 3pm

Dance and fitness session**

Fawdon Community centre

10am – 2pm

Food and Fuel – Cooking with the family **

Cowgate Centre

Times TBC

Fun Sessions

Walker Activity Dome

10am – 2pm

Discovery Days

Craft are free £1 or £2

Discovery Museum, City Centre

10am - 12pm and 1pm – 3pm

Nature Discovery Day

Iris Brickfield Park

10am – 2pm

Inspire Youth (Hazlerigg)

Hazlerigg Community Centre

10am – 1pm

1.30pm to 4.30pm

Inspire Youth (Lemington)

The Lemington Centre

10am – 1pm

1.30pm to 4.30pm

Lino printing**

£3 plus booking fee per person

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

10.15am - 11.30am

12pm - 1.15pm

2pm - 3.15pm

Gadgeteering

Gosforth Library

11am – 12pm

DJ Workshop and filmmaking

Betty’s Hut and Garden, Cowgate

11am – 3pm

Come to Us! Festival

Northern Stage

12pm - 4pm

Tales on the Tyne **

Wesley Square, Quayside

12pm

Meet the animals

Ouseburn Farm

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Summer of Fun sessions

Nunsmoor Centre

12pm – 4pm

Inspire Youth (West Denton)

Holy Spirit Church

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Gadgeteering

High Heaton Library

2pm – 3pm

Curious challengers

Newburn Library

2pm – 3pm

Bike Ride

Hodgkin Park

4pm - 8pm

Football and Gaming

NUF, Arthurs Hill

4pm – 6pm

Creators

Northern Stage

5pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 17

August

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Crafty Romans

Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort

All day

Mascot Design Challenge

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Boogie Bairns

Health Resource Centre, Benwell

10am – 11am

Girl’s Cricket

Newcastle Cricket Club, Jesmond

10am - 3pm

Pop Up Games

Leazes Park

10am – 2pm

Fun Sessions

Walker Activity Dome

10am – 2pm

Dance and fitness session**

Fawdon Community centre

10am – 2pm

Dance and Fitness session**

Pottery Bank Community centre

10am – 2pm

Inspire Youth (Throckley)

Throckley Community Hall

10am – 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Inspire Youth (Lemington)

The Lemington Centre

10am – 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Patterned Planet

Great North Museum, Hancock, City Centre

11am – 3pm

Pop up Festival

The Galafield Centre

11am – 2pm

Screen on the green 

Old Eldon Square, NE1 City Centre

TBC

Curious challengers

Blakelaw Library

11am – 12pm

Come to Us! Festival

Northern Stage

12pm - 4pm

Curious challengers

Newcastle City Library, City Centre

1pm – 2pm

Wildlife Wednesdays in Walker

Walker Park

2pm – 5pm

Inspire Youth (Newbiggin Hall)

Gala Field Centre

5.45pm - 7.45pm

Thursday 18

August

Make a Book

Stephenson Steam Railway

All day

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Baby Sensory

Health Resource Centre, Benwell

10am – 11.30am

Play on the Plaza

Discovery Museum, City Centre

10am – 2pm

Girl’s Cricket

Newcastle Cricket Club, Jesmond

10am - 3pm

Dance and fitness session**

Fawdon Community centre

10am – 2pm

Fun Sessions

Walker Activity Dome

10am – 2pm

Dance and Fitness session**

Pottery Bank Community centre

10am – 2pm

Make a mosaic**

£3 plus booking fee per person

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

10.15am - 11.30am

12pm - 1.15pm

2pm - 3.15pm

Curious challengers

High Heaton Library

10:30am – 11:30am

Nature Discovery Day

Paddy Freeman’s Park

11am - 2pm

Curious challengers

Kenton Library

11am – 12pm

Inspire Youth (Newbiggin Hall)

The MUGA @ Gala Field Centre

11am - 1pm

Puppet Making Workshop

Wesley Square

12pm - 2pm

Come to Us! Festival

Northern Stage

12pm - 4pm

Meet the animals

Ouseburn Farm

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Summer of Fun sessions

Nunsmoor Centre

12pm – 4pm

Inspire Youth (Blakelaw)

Blakelaw Park

1.15pm - 3.15pm

Inspire Youth (Fenham)

 

URC Church Robert Stewart Memorial

2pm - 5pm

Curious challengers

Walker Library

3pm – 4pm

Inspire Youth (West Denton)

 

The MUGA @ Holy Spirit Church

3.30pm - 5.30pm

Football and Gaming

NUCASTLE, Diana Street

4pm – 6pm

Inspire Youth (Arthurs Hill)

Clarewood Community House

4pm - 6pm

Street Cricket

NUcastle, Diana Street

5.30pm – 7pm

Friday 19

August

Mascot Design Challenge

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Nature Discovery Day

Hodgkin Park

10am – 2pm

Dance and Fitness session**

Pottery Bank Community centre

10am – 2pm

Inspire Youth (Newbiggin Hall)

 

Gala Field Centre

10am – 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Inspire Youth (Fawdon & Kenton)

 

St Mary’s Church

10am – 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Curious challengers

Outer West Library, Denton

11am – 12pm

Curious challengers

East End Library, Byker

11am – 12pm

Ukelele

Wesley Square

2pm -3pm

Curious challengers

Cruddas Park library

2pm – 3pm

Curious challengers

Gosforth Library, Gosforth

2pm – 3pm

Saturday 20

August

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Horrible Science**

Newcastle City Library, City Centre

All day

Weekend Play

Nunsmoor Centre

12pm – 4pm

Sunday 21 August

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Weekend Play

Nunsmoor Centre

12pm – 4pm

What's On Week 5 (22  - 28 August) **Booking required

Date

What On

Where

What time

Monday 22

August

Mascot Design Challenge

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Watersports Visit to Druridge Bay

Hodgkin Park

9.15am - 5pm

Mondays Fundays

Health Resource Centre, Benwell

10am – 11.30am

Dance and Fitness session**

Pottery Bank Community centre

10am – 2pm

Dance and fitness session**

Fawdon Community centre

10am – 2pm

Community Family Fun Day

NUCASTLE, Diana Street

10am – 12.30pm then 1.30 - 4pm

Creators

Northern Stage

10am – 4pm

Inspire Youth (Throckley)

Throckley Community Hall

10.30am - 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Inspire Youth (West Denton)

Holy Spirit Church

10.30am - 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Curious challengers

Fenham Library

11am – 12pm

Arts and Crafts

Blakelaw Centre Library

11am – 3pm

Curious challengers

West End Library

2pm – 3pm

Inspire Youth (Lemington)

The Lemington Centre 

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Tuesday 23

August

Tremendous Tuesdays

South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

All day

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Dance and fitness session**

Fawdon Community centre

10am – 2pm

Food and Fuel – Cooking with the family **

Cowgate Centre

Times TBC

Discovery Days

Craft are free £1 or £2

Discovery Museum, City Centre

10am - 12pm and 1pm – 3pm

Inspire Youth (Lemington)

 

10am – 1pm

1.30pm to 4.30pm

Inspire Youth (Hazelrigg)

Hazelrigg Community Centre

10am – 1pm

1.30pm to 4.30pm

Giant Drawing!**

£3.23 per person

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

10.30am - 11.30am

11.30am - 12.30pm 1pm - 2pm

2pm - 3pm

Woodwork, building with pallets

Betty’s Hut and Garden, Cowgate

11am – 3pm

Tales on the Tyne **

Wesley Square, Quayside

12pm

Inspire Youth (West Denton)

Holy Spirit Church

1.30pm - 4.30pm 

Curious challengers

Newburn Library

2pm – 3pm

Bike ride

Hodgin Park

2.30pm to 6.30pm

Football and Gaming

NUF, Arthurs Hill

4pm – 6pm

Creators

Northern Stage

5pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 24

August

Crafty Romans

Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort

All day

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Mascot Design Challenge

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Boogie Bairns

Health Resource Centre, Benwell

10am – 11am

Dance and fitness session**

Fawdon Community centre

10am – 2pm

Dance and Fitness session**

Pottery Bank Community centre

10am – 2pm

Inspire Youth (Lemington)

The Lemington Centre

10am – 1pm 

1.30pm - 4.30pm 

Screen on the green 

Old Eldon Square, NE1 City Centre

TBC

Screen on the green 

Old Eldon Square, NE1 City Centre

TBC

Inspire Youth (Throckley)

Throckley Community Hall

10am – 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Family Challenge: Marble Roller Coasters**

£6 per family

Discovery Museum, City Centre

10.30am - 12pm 1pm - 2.30pm

Giant Drawing!**

£3.23 per person

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

10.30am - 11.30am

11.30am - 12.30pm 1pm - 2pm

2pm - 3pm

Crafts, games and outdoor fun

The Haven, Cowgate School

11am – 3pm

Curious challengers

Blakelaw Library

11am – 12pm

Watery Worlds

Great North Museum, Hancock, City Centre

11am – 3pm

Curious challengers

Newcastle City Library, City Centre

1pm – 2pm

Wildlife Wednesdays in Walker

Walker Park

2pm – 5pm

Inspire Youth (Newbiggin Hall)

Gala Field Centre

5.45pm - 7.45pm 

Thursday 25

August

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Tracks Ahead!

Stephenson Steam Railway

All day

Baby Sensory

Health Resource Centre, Benwell

10am – 11.30am

Dance and fitness session**

Fawdon Community centre

10am – 2pm

Dance and Fitness session**

Pottery Bank Community centre

10am – 2pm

Play on the Plaza

Discovery Museum, City Centre

10am – 2pm

Curious challengers

High Heaton Library

10:30am – 11:30am

Giant Drawing!**

£3.23 per person

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

10:30am – 11:30am

11.30am - 12.30pm 1pm - 2pm

2pm - 3pm

Curious challengers

Kenton Library

11am – 12pm

Nature Discovery Day

Paddy Freeman’s Park

11am - 2pm

Inspire Youth (Newbiggin Hall)

The MUGA @ Gala Field Centre 

11am - 1pm

Community Craft Day

Betty’s Hut and Garden, Cowgate

11am – 3pm

Gadgeteering

East End Library

1pm – 2pm

Inspire Youth (Blakelaw)

Blakelaw Park

1.15pm - 3.15pm

Inspire Youth (Fenham)

URC Church Robert Stewart Memorial 

2pm - 5pm

 

Inspire Youth (West Denton)

The MUGA @ Holy Spirit Church

3.30pm - 5.30pm

Football and Gaming

NUF, Arthurs Hill

4pm – 6pm

Inspire Youth (Arthurs Hill)

Clarewood Community House

4pm - 6pm

Street Cricket

NUcastle, Diana Street

5.30pm – 7pm

Friday 26

August

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Mascot Design Challenge

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Dance and Fitness session**

Pottery Bank Community centre

10am – 2pm

Inspire Youth (Fawdon & Kenton)

St Mary’s Church

10am – 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Inspire Youth (Newbiggin Hall)

Gala Field Centre

10am – 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Nature Drop-in

Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene

11am - 2pm

Curious challengers

Outer West Library, Denton

11am – 12pm

Curious challengers

East End Library, Byker

11am – 12pm

Curious challengers

Cruddas Park library

2pm – 3pm

Wilderness Forest Day

The Haven, Cowgate

TBC

Curious challengers

Gosforth Library, Gosforth

2pm – 3pm

Saturday 27

August

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Weekend Play

Nunsmoor Centre

12pm – 4pm

 

 

 

Weekend PlayCreative Crafts

Wesley Square

11am-3pm

Sunday 28 August

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Weekend Play

Nunsmoor Centre

12pm – 4pm

What's On Week 6 (29 August  - 4 September) **Booking required

Date

What On

Where

What time

Monday 29

August

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Mascot Design Challenge

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Creators

Northern Stage

10am – 4pm

Curious challengers

Fenham Library

11am – 12pm

Curious challengers

West End Library

2pm – 3pm

Tuesday 30

August

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Tremendous Tuesdays

South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

All day

Discovery Days

Craft are free £1 or £2

Discovery Museum, City Centre

10am - 12pm and 1pm – 3pm

Food and Fuel – Cooking with the family **

Cowgate Centre

Times TBC

Bike Ride

Hodgkin Park

TBC

Nature Discovery Day

North Kenton Park

10am - 2pm

Multisport and Football**

NUCASTLE, Diana Street

10am - 2pm

Inspire Youth (Hazelrigg)

Hazelrigg Community Centre

10am – 1pm 

1.30pm to 4.30pm

Inspire Youth (Lemington)

The Lemington Centre

10am – 1pm

1.30pm to 4.30pm

Stained Glass Tealight Holders**

£3.23 per person

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

10.15 - 11.30am 12pm - 1.15pm

2pm - 3.15pm

Curious challengers

High Heaton Library

10:30am – 11:30am

Tales on the Tyne **

Wesley Square, Quayside

12pm

Screen on the green 

Old Eldon Square, NE1 City Centre

12pm and 6pm

Inspire Youth (West Denton)

Holy Spirit Church

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Curious challengers

Newburn Library

2pm – 3pm

Football and Gaming

NUF, Arthurs Hill

4pm – 6pm

Creators

Northern Stage

5pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 31

August

Crafty Romans

Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort

All day

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Mascot Design Challenge

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Boogie Bairns

Health Resource Centre, Benwell

10am – 11am

Multisport and Football**

NUCASTLE, Diana Street

10am - 2pm

Inspire Youth (Throckley)

Throckley Community Hall

10am-1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Inspire Youth (Lemington)

The Lemington Centre

10am – 1pm 

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Stained Glass Tealight Holders**

£3.23 per person

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

10.15 - 11.30am 12pm - 1.15pm

2pm - 3.15pm

Curious challengers

Blakelaw Library

11am – 12pm

Roman Day

Great North Museum, Hancock, City Centre

11am – 3pm

Screen on the green 

Old Eldon Square, NE1 City Centre

12pm and 6pm

Curious challengers

Newcastle City Library, City Centre

1pm – 2pm

Wildlife Wednesdays in Walker

Walker Park

2pm – 5pm

Inspire Youth (Newbiggin Hall)

Gal Field Centre

5.45pm - 7.45pm

Thursday 1

September

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Rock Painting

Stephenson Steam Railway

All day

Baby Sensory

Health Resource Centre, Benwell

10am – 11.30am

Play on the Plaza

Discovery Museum, City Centre

10am – 2pm

Multisport and Football**

NUCASTLE, Diana Street

10am - 2pm

Stained Glass Tealight Holders**

£3.23 per person

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

10.15 - 11.30am 12pm - 1.15pm

2pm - 3.15pm

Nature Discovery Day

Paddy Freeman’s Park

11am - 2pm

Inspire Youth (Newbiggin Hall)

The MUGA @ Gala Field Centre

11am - 1pm  

Screen on the green 

Old Eldon Square, NE1 City Centre

12pm and 6pm

Inspire Youth (Blakelaw)

Blakelaw Park

1.15pm - 3.15pm

Inspire Youth (Fenham)

URC Church Robert Stewart Memorial  

2pm - 5pm

Inspire Youth (West Denton)

The MUGA @ Holy Spirit Church

3.30pm - 5.30pm

Football and Gaming

NUF, Arthurs Hill

4pm – 6pm

Inspire Youth (Arthurs Hill)

Clarewood Community House  

4pm - 6pm

Street Cricket

NUcastle, Diana Street

5.30pm – 7pm

Friday 2

September

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Mascot Design Challenge

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Multisport and Football**

NUCASTLE, Diana Street

10am - 2pm

Inspire Youth (Fawdon and Kenton)

St Mary’s Church

10am – 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Inspire Youth (Newbiggin Hall)

Gala Field Centre

10am – 1pm

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Stained Glass Tealight Holders**

£3.23 per person

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

10.15 - 11.30am 12pm - 1.15pm

2pm - 3.15pm

Nature Drop-In

Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene

11am - 2pm

Curious challengers

East End Library, Byker

11am – 12pm

Curious challengers

Outer West Library, Denton

11am – 12pm

Screen on the green 

Old Eldon Square, NE1 City Centre

12pm and 6pm

Curious challengers

Gosforth Library, Gosforth

2pm – 3pm

Hang Out and Dance **

Scotswood Garden

1.30pm-2.30pm

3pm-4pm

Saturday 3

September

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Screen on the green 

Old Eldon Square, NE1 City Centre

12pm and 6pm

Sunday 4 September

LEGO® Minifigures Trail

£1 per trail

Discovery Museum, City Centre

All day

Screen on the green 

Old Eldon Square, NE1 City Centre

12pm and 6pm