Spring family adventures in the North East

Take to the water on a kayak, spot wildlife on a cycling adventure, discover salty sea creatures on a seashore safari and let your imagination run wild with a stick. Whether visiting during half-term, or at the weekend, there’s so much for the whole family to explore in the North East this spring.

Wallington Cycle Trail

Get on your bike at Wallington  

The Dragon cycle trail at Wallington has been designed with beginners and little legs in mind. Explore the wider estate and the surrounding countryside on two wheels.

Children walking with sticks

Unleash your imagination at Gibside  

There is so much fun to be had with the humble stick. From building tiny mouse houses to creating huge dens, identifying trees and making stick art.

Kayaks and canoes by Tumbleton Lake

Grab a paddle at Cragside  

Whether you fancy getting adventurous on a kayak, or peacefully paddling a canoe with your family around Tumbleton Lake, there's watery fun for everyone to enjoy.

Visitors in wet suits swim off a rocky shore as they enjoy a coasteering event

Coastal adventures for the whole family at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas  

With extreme adventures for teens and watery wildlife tours for little ones there’s plenty to get the kids outdoors and active during May half term.

A mother a child on the playscape

Crafts, trails and treasure hunting at Seaton Delaval Hall  

Burn off some energy crawling, jumping and climbing around our natural playscape, try your hand at geocaching or take part in free craft activities at Seaton Delaval Hall.

Child with rock pool creature

Explore the seaside on the Farne Islands  

Tick off some of your 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ and grab some binoculars to go bird watching or search for crazy creatures in a rock pool.