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Families enjoy the Heart of Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian’s Wall and its surrounds has a great variety of attractions to suit families with young children, families with older children in fact, children of all ages!

Many of the historic sites and museums offer exciting activities for children, learning about Roman history the interactive way, while further afield lovely beaches provide hours of seaside fun.

As well as family friendly walks and cycle routes, the local cinemas and swimming pools will also keep children entertained.

Have a look at a selection of family attractions below... and remember a day is never long enough...

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Whitehouse Farm Centre

Adventure Activities
Whitehouse Farm Centre is Northumberland’s largest family-run Farm attraction. A g...

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Adventure Activities
As well as being a hugely popular wedding venue and the campus of Northumberland C...

Beamish Wild

Adventure Activities
Beamish Wild Treetop Adventure course is set in the ancient woodland treetops in t...

Northumberland County Zoo

Adventure Activities
An up and coming family-run animal collection in the heart of Northumberland. The ...

Endless Adventure North East

Adventure Activities
Endless Adventure North East provides bespoke and individually adapted activities ...

Broomley Grange Residential

Adventure Activities
Broomley Grange sits in 22 acres of private grounds - an outdoor activity centre f...

Dukeswood House

Adventure Activities
A popular choice for Scottish and English schools and non-school groups, Dukeshous...

Allout Adventures

Adventure Activities
If you fancy a bit of outdoor adventure with a difference, then this is the place ...

Go Ape

Leisure Activities
Set in the grounds of Matfen Hall, this course is set high amongst the trees and i...
Tynemouth Castle and Priory on the coast of North East England was once one of the...

Edlingham Castle

Forts and Castles
Edlingham Castle dates mainly from the 14th century, although a manor house of the...

Newcastle Castle

Forts and Castles
A hugely important structure in Newcastle's history, Newcastle Castle has had a ch...

Warkworth Castle

Forts and Castles
The pre-Norman history of the site at Warkworth is still not entirely clear, but i...

Norham Castle

Forts and Castles
For 450 years Norham Castle, first built in the 12th century, was one of the great...

Etal Castle

Forts and Castles
Set in the charming village of Etal by a ford over the River Till, this Northumber...

Dunstanburgh Castle

Forts and Castles
An awe-inspiring sight, Dunstanburgh Castle stands proudly at the edge of the coas...

Bamburgh Castle

Forts and Castles
Bamburgh Castle has a long and fascinating history, with the area being occupied f...
The Sill features exhibitions, learning & event spaces, café, a world-class Youth ...

Willowford Roman Bridge

Hadrian's Wall
Built around 122AD, Willowford Bridge was used to carry both Roman soldiers across...
The largest Iron Age hill fort in Northumberland, Yeavering Bell sits at the top o...
The Sill is the UK’s National Landscape Discovery Centre at Once Brewed in the Nor...
Free to enter, this is a firm favourite for both North East residents and visitors...
The Great North Museum: Hancock was purpose built in Newcastle as a natural histor...

Brunton Turret

Forts and Castles
One of the best-preserved turrets on the line of Hadrian's Wall, with a stretch of...

Brampton Golf Club

Leisure Activities
Founded in 1909, and designed by James Braid, Brampton Golf Course is blessed with...

Tynedale Golf Club

Leisure Activities
Tynedale Golf Club is a 9 hole set along the banks of the River Tyne, with stunnin...

Cherryburn

Heritage
The birthplace of Thomas Bewick, the cottage and farmhouse of Bewick is perhaps No...

Corbridge Roman Site

Forts and Castles
Thriving communities built up around Hadrian's Wall, with settlements and forts be...

Crackers Soft Play

Leisure Activities
With plenty of space for little ones to run, jump, climb, and crawl to their heart...

Wentworth Leisure Centre

Leisure Activities
With two swimming pools with moveable floors, a large and well-equipped gym, regul...
With 3 outdoor pools featuring a water slide and giant inflatables; a large sports...

Glendale Pool

Leisure Activities
Glendale Pool is a self contained, indoor, heated swimming pool, available for pri...
This quaint small stone cottage was built circa 1760 to accommodate mining familie...

Beamish Museum

Museums
Beamish is a wonderful place that brings history to life but you must allow a full...
The Cumbrian Coast Line, as its name suggests, hugs the scenic coastline between C...
This historic and scenic route was one of the last main line railways built in Bri...
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Vindolanda

Forts and Castles
Vindolanda is a fascinating Roman fort and civilian settlement lying just to the s...
The North of England’s double gold award winning narrow gauge railway winding from...

Tanfield Railway

Railways
With an unparalleled history dating back to 1725, spectacular scenery and a truly ...

Weardale Railway

Railways
The Weardale Railway, situated in County Durham, was a mothballed branch line from...
This is the most recent of the heritage railways in the area and only opened in 20...
A 15” gauge steam railway running from Heatherslaw, 6.4km to Etal Village - a retu...
The Eden Valley Railway is based at Warcop in Cumbria (or Westmorland, in old mone...
On the Cumbrian Coast line you could consider alighting at Ravensglass and enjoy a...
England’s most northerly and least populated National Park is 400 square miles of ...
The Stainmore Railway is based at the Kirkby Stephen East Heritage Centre and is o...

Bowes Railway

Railways
This historic railway is sited south of Gateshead in Springwell village just east ...
The Museum is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the ...
The Shildon branch of the National Railway Museum is well worth a visit. It is bas...
Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum in Nor...
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