Things To Do During Half Term: North East Edition

It’s half term this week for the majority of the country and we live in the North East so here are five things to do in the North East of England this half term week!

Whitehouse Farm Centre, North Whitehouse Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 6AW

Whitehouse Farm are celebrating their 22nd anniversary this year so have lots planned for the whole year, but this half term week you can expect to see the new life on the farm, bottle feed the lambs, a cool critters show, Birds of Prey, Go carts, tractor rides and much more! Whitehouse Farm Centre costs £10.95 for adults and kids aged 2-16 are £9.85.

Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4JA

The current main exhibition is Circus! Show of Shows celebrating 250 years of the circus in Great Britain. There are also circus themed activities on for the school half term week including circus skills workshops, clown crafts and much more. What we love about the Discovery Museum is the fact its free so you can go as many times as you would like! 

Great North Museum: Hanncock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4PT

This is always a great day out and my boys are always asking to go here in the holidays. With it being free entry you can go as many times as you want. Over this week they have loads of activities on including seed planting and a drawing the exhibits session! There is also a chance to meet animals that live in rock pools along the coast

The Alnwick Gardens, The Gardeners Cottage, Greenwell Road, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1HB

This half term sees The Alnwick Gardens taken over by Adventure Northumberland, so if you fancy yourself as the next Bear Grylls then this is the place to be. Entry to the Gardens over the winter months is £8.40 for adults with children age 5-16 priced at £4.60. This is somewhere we have not been yet with the boys so maybe we will adventure up!

And finally we have 

Northumberland County Zoo, Eshottheugh Farm, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 9QH.

We last visited here a couple of years ago for James birthday and we had a brilliant day out! In fact one of my old school friends actually works here and loves it! There are so many different types of animals and since we last visited they have opened a lemur walk and have also gained some Canadian Lynx. They have also had a complete overhaul of the children’s play area!! Entry to the zoo costs £7.95 for adults with under 16s costing £6.25 and under twos are free.

So here are five places to visit in the North East this February half term!


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