Summer fun in the North East

Get out in the fresh air for an adventure this summer. With nature explorer trails, seaside safaris and outdoor theatre there’s plenty of fun for the whole family at special places in the North East.

Family Pond Dipping in Spring at Cragside, Northumberland

Go wild at Wallington  

Get closer to nature with six weeks of wildlife fun at Wallington. Join a bee keeper on a mini garden safari, learn about watery creatures and start your own edible garden. Mucky hands and muddy knees guaranteed!

A girl looking at nature

Discover the sights, sounds and smells of nature at Gibside  

Venture into the woods on the nature explorer trail every day of the summer holidays. Plus, each week there will be a different activity to get you closer to nature at Gibside.

Children playing in the garden at Seaton Delaval Hall

Fabulous fun and marvellous mayhem at Seaton Delaval Hall 

Take inspiration from the mischievous Delaval family and enjoy pop-up performances, illusions and magic tricks at Seaton Delaval Hall.

Two boys in the gallery at Cragside

Let off STEAM at Cragside  

A scientist, an eco-explorer, or a young engineer... what will you become this summer? Try a different activity every day of the summer holidays at Cragside.

Man and little girl rockpooling at Souter Lighthouse

Stay out at Souter  

Enjoy a summer of sport at Souter Lighthouse & the Leas with free outdoor games and sports. Don’t want to go home? Stay out for the Souter sleepover- a one night seaside mini camping holiday.

Children building woodland dens

Get crafty at Cherryburn  

Take a leaf out of Thomas Bewick’s book and unleash the inner artist at Cherryburn. Try your hand at printing and take home a masterpiece, head into the garden and create some wild art or build a den in the wild garden.

A family make sandcastles on the beach

Make memories on the Northumberland coast 

With watery wildlife tours with rangers and beach activity days to spotting seabirds and dolphins on a boat trip, an outdoor adventure is guaranteed.

Family picnicing in summer

Little explorers go nuts at Washington Old Hall  

There's a different activity to keep little explorers busy every day at Washington Old Hall. Join in with Nature Nuttery, relax with garden games or get creative with wild art.