Let’s go to … Newcastle

May 3, 2015

The newly reopened Newcastle Castle is just one reason to hit the Toon. If you’re bringing the kids there’s loads to do – and plenty of fun stuff for adults, too

Why now?
Newcastle Castle has just reopened after a £1.67m renovation project, and has fun events for kids over the Easter holidays – including egg-jarping (think conkers, but with eggs). The medieval keep is one of the best in the UK.

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Anything else for children to do?
Yes, you’re genuinely spoilt for choice. Moving Stories at the National Centre for Children’s Books showcases film and TV adaptations of fairytales and kids’ classics (until 20 April). Maker Faire at the brilliant Life Science Centre is a family-friendly festival of invention, from 3D-printing to bio-hacking (26 and 27 April) – plus there’s the biggest planetarium in the north. The Great North Museum has a lifesize T-rex, mummies from ancient Egypt and a virtual Hadrian’s Wall.

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Related: The UK’s best city: in praise of Newcastle upon Tyne

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