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Learning Lounge

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FREE, Booking essential Booking available Wed-Sun, 10.45-12.15 & 13.15-14.45 BALTIC’s Learning Lounge is open and ready to welcome you back safely.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA
Today to Wed 29 Sep

Art in Action Trail

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Walk from BALTIC Gateshead to Dunston Staiths this summer. Get outside and power up your creativity with fun family activities, videos, sound and movement to discover along the route.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA
Today to Wed 29 Sep

BALTIC’s Sensory Room

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BALTIC’s Sensory Room is open and ready to welcome you back safely. We’ve put changes in place so that you can enjoy a safe visit in a relaxed environment.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA
Today to Wed 29 Sep

Family Arts Festival

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With artist Shiori Naruse  Join Shiori to create your own wallpaper repeat pattern or placement print using traditional hand-drawn techniques inspired by patterns found in the Design section at the
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB
Today

Discovery Days: Super Sports

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Join 45-minute craft sessions with your family on different themes each week. Each child will receive a bag with five exciting craft activities to make and take home.
Discovery Museum Blandford Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA
Today

Sensory Room

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FREE, Booking essential Time slots available Wed-Sun, 10.30-12.00, 13.00-14.30 & 16.00-17.30 BALTIC’s Sensory Room is open and ready to welcome you back safely.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA
Today to Wed 29 Sep

BALTIC Meet & Make

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From 25 July - 5 September Every Sunday 14.00-16.00 FREE Drop-in Take part in free artist-led workshops this summer, perfect for families with children ages 5-12.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA
Today to Sun 5 Sep

Summer Fairs at the Marsden Inn

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During the Summer Holidays, there is an added attraction at the Marsden Inn. A great atmosphere, good food and a variety of refreshments - of course!
Marsden Inn, South Shields NE34 7JS
Today, Thu 12 Aug, Thu 19 Aug, Thu 26 Aug

Heritage train rides

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Heritage train rides are back on selected dates throughout the summer. Re-live the glorious age of steam with a four mile return trip following the route of the coal trains from the collieries to...
Stephenson Steam Railway Middle Engine Lane North Shields NE29 8DX
Today, Sun 8 Aug, and more dates until Mon 30 Aug

Sheila from Shields, her cat and the rainbow

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This family-friendly exhibition brings together the full range of Graber’s engaging and passionate work, including landscapes, portraits and delightful animations.
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery Ocean Road South Shields NE33 2JA
Today to Wed 29 Sep

Family Meet & Make

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From 29 July – 2 September Thursdays 10.30-18.00 FREE Drop-in Take part in Family Meet & Make this summer, a self-led creative activity taking place in BALTIC’s Learning Lounge.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA
Today to Thu 2 Sep

Toddler Time

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28 July – 1 September Every Wednesday 10.30-18.00 FREE Drop-in Join Toddler Time this summer where your under 5’s can explore the world around them through imaginative play in this self-led...
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA
Today to Wed 1 Sep

Come and play trains! SEND session and regular session

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Join us for an hour of train filled fun, perfect for mini train fans with SEND. We’ll be filling the main hall with a giant hands-on train track, electric trains, a ride on train and a train slide.
St Mary’s Church Hall, Pelaw, Gateshead NE10 0UP
Sat 7 Aug

Fix It Café

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Don’t throw it away, fix it!  Join the skilled makers and menders from the Fix it café to bring your broken and worn items back to life.
Great North Museum: Hancock Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT
Sat 7 Aug

Gardener’s Cottage Plants - Open Garden for NGS

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This compact (¼ acre) experimental garden and nursery provides an education in organic and sustainable gardening.
Gardener’s Cottage Plants, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE19 2LE
Sun 8 Aug

One World Summer Dance Camp

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This summer we will take you on an amazing globetrotting adventure where we travel to a different international destination every day to explore the dance styles and create inspirational routines
Dance City Temple St Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 4BR
Mon 9 Aug

Discovery Days: Transport

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Join 45-minute craft sessions with your family on different themes each week. Each child will receive a bag with five exciting craft activities to make and take home. Get moving, get crafting!
Discovery Museum Blandford Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA
Tue 10 Aug, Thu 12 Aug

Family Arts Festival

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Beach trip!?  Visit the seascape paintings and spot ships and big waves; then get creative making some fun beach toys. Decorate a miniature?
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB
Tue 10 Aug

Timbuktu Afrikan Heritage Kitchen and Library

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Come and learn about all things Afrikan including OurStory (Afrikan history), heritage, culture, environment, arts, crafts, literature and cuisine.
Great North Museum: Hancock Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT
Tue 10 Aug

BALTIC’s Sensory Room

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BALTIC’s Sensory Room is open and ready to welcome you back safely. We’ve put changes in place so that you can enjoy a safe visit in a relaxed environment.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA
Thu 12 Aug

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