North East

Whizz around the cycle trail at Wallington, Northumberland

Get lost in characterful houses and their glorious gardens, discover atmospheric woodland and rugged coastlines and explore the gems of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Places to visit

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Family rockpooling on the beach

Summer fun in the North East  

Stuck for ideas for what to do during the summer holidays? Then let us help. Here’s a round-up of great days out for all the family in the North East...

Wallington Cycle Trail

A Summer of sport in the North East 

Ditch the gym and get active outdoors this summer in the North East. Whether it's whizzing around Wallington’s new cycle trail or learning to kayak at Cragside, there’s plenty to do throughout the summer holidays.

Three children looking down from a wooden tower.

Play areas in the North East  

Find the perfect place to play out this summer. From pirate ships, trains and forts to natural play areas, mazes and low ropes, the North East has got them all.

Family playing giant draughts at Souter Lighthouse

Perfect picnic spots in the North East 

There's nothing like getting friends and family together with a hamper in beautiful surroundings. Here are some of our very favourite places for an al-fresco lunch.

A family sitting by a tree watching open air theatre

Staying out late in the North East 

Pack a picnic hamper and bring along your family and friends to see theatre performances in the open-air settings of some of our places.