School holidays in the North East

Make the most of the school holidays and enjoy an adventure this half term. There's plenty of fun to be had in nature’s playground throughout the holidays. Explore your wild side with some ’50 things to do before you're 11 3/4’ activities, plan an action-packed day in the great outdoors or simply enjoy family time with a crunch through the leaves at your favourite places in the North East.

Children at a Halloween event

Enjoy Halloween Happenings at Ormesby Hall  

Let your imagination run wild this half term as Ormesby Hall comes alive for Halloween.....Follow the Potions and Poisons trail through the house and garden to find out about the darker side of nature, learn the witches' dance and enjoy spooky storytelling by the fire in the kitchen. On Sunday 31 October, Kirkleatham Owl Centre will be visiting too, with a collection of fun but frightful creatures and creepy crawlies.

A family runs towards the red and white striped tower of Souter Lighthouse in wintry sunshine

Half term adventures at Souter Lighthouse  

Bundle up for an outdoor adventure at Souter Lighthouse and the Leas. Climb to the top of the lighthouse, fly a kite in the Welfare Field or try different exercises on the Active Mile trail. You can also get into the spirit of Halloween with a spooky outdoor trail and pick up a pack of creative crafts to take home on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October. If you need to warm up after a blast of chilly North Sea wind, why not treat yourself to a luxury hot chocolate while you’re there?

A family play in the autumn leaves in the garden at Wallington

Family activities in the North East 

Head off on new adventures in the North East. Go on a sculpture hunt, set off on a family bike ride in the countryside or let off steam at the seaside - there’s plenty of fun to discover.

 Visitors in the garden in autumn at Wallington, Northumberland

Autumn family activities  

Delve into our garden shed of fun activities for the kids throughout autumn. Explore things to do, games to play and recipes to bake. There's lots to be done outdoors in nature or indoors on a rainy day