5 Free Half-Term Hangouts

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According to research by Equifax, the North East spends the most on their children over half-term, with families spending on average a whopping £60 a day. Living North have listed our top five things to do with the kids this holiday – and they’re free

1. Ouseburn Farm

With a special half-term itinerary lined up at the farm, your kids can get involved with a whole host of activities to keep them busy, from planting seeds to arts and crafts. If that’s not enough entertainment, they can go and visit the resident goats and guinea pigs. Who doesn’t love all things soft and fluffy?

Ouseburn Road
Newcastle NE1 2PA
www.ouseburnfarm.com

2. Stephenson Railway Museum

Step back to the 1950s in a vintage locomotive and head on a four mile journey that will fill the kids with excitement – and give you a well deserved sit down. Check their website before going, as some days the trains won’t be running. The last thing you want is a howling child on the back seat all the way back home.

Middle Engine Lane
North Shields NE29 8DX
www.stephensonrailwaymuseum.org.uk

3. National Glass Centre

Let your children be mesmerised by glass blowing demonstrations before sampling the culinary delights of the kid-friendly restaurant. Check their extensive events page for half term to see what would appeal most to your little ones.

Liberty Way
Sunderland SR6 0GL
www.nationalglasscentre.com

4. Chain Bridge Honey Farm

Both educational and entertaining, this honey farm has over 2,000 hives and an amazing visitors centre to keep the kids busy. If that’s not enough, there’s a double decker bus that has been turned into a café. Honeycomb makes a sweet treat without the additives – meaning no hyper children buzzing about until 11pm.

Horncliffe
Northumberland TD15 2XT
www.chainbridgehoney.com

5. High Force Waterfall

If all else fails, tire them out on a walk to one of the biggest waterfalls in England. With a 21 metre drop to the plunge pool, this makes a very impressive sight even for grumbling teenagers who have been dragged along with younger siblings.

Forest-in-Teesdale DL12 0XH
www.highforewaterfall.com

Published in: October 2016

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