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More details - Penshaw Monument - Tour to the Top 2019
Enjoy the magnificent views of the North East from the top of Penshaw Monument, climbing up through the secret staircase. Climb the 76 steps, built into one of the columns, and enjoy the wide spread views of County Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire Dales, Pennines and the Coast.
Penshaw Monument, Chester RoadY, Penshaw
Today to Mon 27 May

More details - Gibside - parkrun
Whether you’re new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am. It’s an opportunity to enjoy running in a historic garden where the background noise includes birdsong, perhaps a lawnmower or two, and not much else.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today

More details - Confetti Cabaret
Join us at The Tynebank Brewery to witness a unique medley of live entertainment from acrobatics to stand-up, juggling to drag, fulfilling all your entertainment needs. ?This event is FREE ENTRY, although we may ask for a small donation at the end of the show to buy a couple of delicious pints for our performers.
Tynebank Brewery
Today

More details - This is Tomorrow
This is Tomorrow festival, which last year welcomed over 30,000 music fans through its gates at Spillers Wharf to take in performances from the likes of Catfish and The Bottlemen is back once again, this time taking place at its new home of Exhibition Park on Newcastle’s Town Moor.
Exhibition Park, Newcastle
Today

More details - Elmer’s Birthday Party!
Have you Herd?  Elmer turns 30 this year.  And it’s only Relephant that we celebrate this special occasion on Elmer Day!    With music, games and colourful crafts aplenty you’ll want to be part of this jubilant and elephant-astic party!
Seven Stories the National Centre for Childrens Books 30 Lime Street Ouseburn Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Today

More details - May half-term fun at Life Science Centre
Make sure you put your game face on when you come to Life this May half-term for an action-packed family day out.
Times Square
Today to Sun 2 Jun

More details - Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure
Following visits to Dorchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus cast Dippy is coming to Newcastle upon Tyne’s Great North Museum.
Great North Museum: Hancock Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne
Today to Tue 16 Jul

More details - Gibside - Route to relaxation
The route to relaxation walk is all about finding some quiet time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring. We all need some quiet time to think and recharge our batteries. Our popular route to relaxation walk is back to provide you with the tools you need to take some time for yourself.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Fri 31 May

More details - Game On 2.0 at Life Science Centre
Game on 2.0 at Life Science Centre 25 May – 4 September 2019 Game On 2.0 explores the vibrant history, culture and future of gaming, entertainment and technology through more than 150 playable games.
Life Science Centre Life Science Centre Times Square Newcastle upon Tyne
Today to Tue 23 Jul

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Car Boot Sale
Pick up a bargain or clear your clutter. By buying and selling at our car boot sale, you’re not only being green by giving goods a new home, you’re helping care for The Leas and Whitburn Coastal Park. All profits go towards habitat improvements and looking after nature, now and for the future.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 26 May 19

More details - Gibside - Summer of Music: Cobweb Orchestra
Listen to the enchanting music of the Cobweb Orchestra as they play a range of classical symphonies in the stunning setting of the Gibside Orangery. Its the perfect way to spend a peaceful afternoon.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 26 May 19

More details - Newcastle Record Fair
A charity benefit record & memorabilia fair being held on behalf of the Road to Recovery Trust at their cafe and dry bar George Street Social A great mix of record dealers from across the UK selling some superb vinyl, cd’s and associated memorabilia. Most genres covered.
45-51 George Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sun 26 May 19

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Great Run Local
Free weekly 5k and 2k runs, open to all. 5k and 2k timed courses on Souter’s scenic coast. Open to runners of all levels and ages including absolute beginners and families, as well as more experienced runners. The perfect way to get fit and stay fit. Booking Not Needed.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 26 May

More details - Gibside - History walk
Join a history walk for a glimpse into the past. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens. Gibside’s story is one of tragedy, scandal and triumph.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 26 May, Mon 27 May, Fri 31 May

More details - Gibside - History talk
History talks give you a taste of Gibside’s past. There are 6 topics to hear about: George Bowes, Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Stables, Coal, the chapel and Gibside’s timeline. Meet your guide outside the caf for a 30 minute talk about one of the 6 topics.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 26 May, Mon 27 May, Fri 31 May

More details - Gibside - Great Run Local
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. The runs will take place at Gibside each Sunday throughout the year.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 26 May

More details - Washington Old Hall - May half term
Every day during May half-term there’ll be fun outdoor activities that all link to nature. There’s lots to be discovered, and plenty to learn here in the gardens.
Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington
Mon 27 May 19 to Fri 31 May

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Coasteering
Explore the coast from a thrilling new angle with Cullercoats Bike & Kayak. Jump from height, swim and do a bit of bouldering as you experience an exciting new adventure with the team from Cullercoats Bike & Kayak.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Mon 27 May 19

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Extreme rockpooling
A kid-friendly adventure with Cullercoats Bike & Kayak. Kids can build confidence in the water while exploring overhangs, caves, cliffs and reefs with the Cullercoats Bike & Kayak team. Find the best wildlife on the rocky coastline; this is no ordinary rockpooling experience! Booking Essential.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Tue 28 May 19

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Walks for all
Weekly walks to suit all ages and abilities. Get the week off to a great start with a short to medium distance (1.5 - 3 miles) guided coastal walk. Perfect for people who are new to walking for exercise and pleasure or anyone who likes a social stroll.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Tue 28 May

More details - The Tin Foil Astronaut
On your marks....get set...BLAST OFF! Today is the day of the space race! A race to put the first human on the Moon! But our astronaut isn’t quite like others, she’s... different.Alba has been in training and she has even made her own rocket! But can she really power a rocket with crisps?
Northern Stage Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne
Tue 28 May 19 to Sat 1 Jun

More details - What a Wonderful World
Discover What a Wonderful World - a truly special book featuring the lyrics from the much-loved song by Louis Armstrong and simply bursting with joy, colour, and optimism.
Seven Stories the National Centre for Childrens Books 30 Lime Street Ouseburn Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Wed 29 May 19

More details - Wonderful Worms in your Garden
Come and take part in a worm themed trail and learn more about how valuable gardens are for wildlife. This is an outdoor event. No toilet facilities available. Drop in any time. Free event but donations are welcome.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust, St Nicholas Park, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
Wed 29 May 19

More details - Gibside - Health Walk
Join in and take part in a weekly, short, free health walk and head off for a relaxing stroll around this 18th century landscape garden. Perfect for some ’me’ time. Its been proven that getting outdoors and breathing the fresh air can improve your mental and physical health.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Wed 29 May

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Beach clean
Become an environmental hero by helping us clean up the coastline. Whether it’s dropped by visitors, blown out of bins, or washed up by the tide, beach litter is an ongoing problem. You can help make the Souter’s beaches safer for people and wildlife by joining us in the battle for a cleaner coast.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Thu 30 May 19

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