North East

Discover castles, houses and open spaces then lose yourself in the dunes of the Northumberland Coast. There's always something to inspire your day out in the North East.

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Summer holidays in the North East

We can almost hear the school bell ringing and that can only mean one thing - it's nearly time for some summer holiday fun. Whether your perfect day out includes gathering the family for a picnic on the beach, adventuring into the great outdoors or taking part in games and activities, we've got it covered. Keep an eye out for new things to see and do in the North East or find an event near you.

Tours to the top

Penshaw Monument can be seen from miles around,  like the Angel of the North, it's an icon of the North East. But have you even seen the views from the top? They're magnificent, and you can see them for yourself on a tour every weekend. It's worth the climb.

Coastal walks

From the sandy beaches and castles of Northumberland to the clifftops, sea stacks and caves of The Leas in South Tyneside, the coastline we look after offers some great walks.Here are our top seven coastal walks in the North East - there's something for all abilities.

Pack a picnic

Plan the perfect day out and don't forget to pack a picnic. From sandy beaches to woodland glades or flowery meadows, we've got some great suggestions of where you can find a spot to put down your picnic rug and tuck in.

Family fun

There's lots going on for families at the places we look after. From adventure play areas to family trails and nature spotting. Have a look at our suggestions for things to do that we hope will keep your little ones entertained and mum and dad happy.

Active & outdoors

Do you love spending time outdoors? Whether you want to get into sport or already love cycling, running or walking, check out our downloadable routes, regular events and guided cycle rides.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

For adventurous kids and nostalgic parents we've created a list of outdoor adventures called 50 things to do before you're 11¾. Now all you need to find out is the best place to do them? That's where our handy list comes in...

Summer holidays

Holiday somewhere special this year. Fancy a cottage in Lord Armstrong's garden at Cragside? How about one that's 50 metres from the best preserved Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall? Or overlooking Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island?