in the UK
Sage is a fantastic purpose-
The Blue Reef Aquarium has over 40 naturally themed habitats that take you on a fantastic journey from the Newcastle coast to exotic tropical waters. You will come face to face with everything from adorable seals and otters to clown fish, seahorses and graceful stingrays. The centre has a giant tropical ocean tank with an underwater tunnel and it's own colony of monkeys, including tiny pygmy marmosets and cotton topped tamarins.
The activity centre has a range of activities
that include dry ski slopes, archery, assault course, climbing, high ropes,
orienteering, sledging and tubing. Visitors can choose to either just 'call-
The Life Science Centre is a science and discovery centre. The exhibits explain complex issues such as human evolution in a way that children can understand. The centre often has children's favourites such as Dinosaurs and mythical monsters. The centre has a planetarium and motion simulator.
Whitley Bay Ice Rink is used by thousands of people each week. Whether you are an experienced ice skater, hockey player or absolute beginner, the Ice Rink is available all the year round for you to have fun. The rink is home to Whitley Warriors Ice Hockey team.
Beach Pleasure Park is a small theme park with over 50
rides, amusement arcades, ten-
Seven Stories is the national centre for children’s books and is based in Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle upon Tyne. The centre has several exhibitions and workshops to make the centre an enjoyable and entertaining place. Visitors can explore the amazing world of children’s books where magical words and pictures are brought to life through exhibitions, dressing up, story telling, craft workshops, interactive activities and special events.
The Tanfield Railway is a steam heritage railway and it is the oldest existing railway in the world. Visitors can take a scenic railway trip from Sunniside to East Tanfield and back. The trip takes you into Causey woods where the Causey Arch bridge is the centrepiece deep in the valley.
Also: Stephenson Railway Museum
This is one of the most impressive sculptures
in Europe and is the iconic symbol of the area. When first erected it was hated
by many but over time has become a much-
Racecourse is the north-
Newcastle Stadium is a greyhound stadium located on The Fossway, Byker, Newcastle. Racing at the stadium takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Supporters will be taken to the highest point of the stadium where they will have a Magpie's view of St James' Park. The tour also includes a visit to the Home Dressing Room, Media Suite and the Dugouts, in addition to many other areas.
Visit the press box, walk down the tunnel, take a seat in the Directors box, check out the corporate facilities, take a good look at the stadium, visit the players lounge and dressing rooms, sit in the dug outs. Plenty of photo opportunities.
The Victoria Tunnel is a preserved 19th century waggonway under the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne, to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river and operated between 1842 and the 1860s. The Tunnel was converted in 1939 into an air raid shelter to protect thousands of Newcastle citizens during World War 2.
The tour guide will walk you through the Victorian streets of old Newcastle pointing out the sites of many murders and the tragic Victorian ghostly history of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
The Quayside has virtually everything, from spectacular views of the Tyne and its bridges to the historic timber fronted houses opposite the Guild Hall. The area becomes packed at weekends as it has a brilliant selection of bars and restaurants.
The Tynemouth Priory & Castle dominate the headland overlooking the North Sea and the River Tyne. The setting makes it a popular place for a day out and many come to enjoy the view and a portion of fish and chips.
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