North East England
For family days out visit the award-winning science attraction, Life Science Centre or Seven Stories, The Centre for Children's Books in Newcastle, whilst the wide sandy beaches of Roker and Seaburn in Sunderland will provide lots of seaside fun.
And if you crave culture, don't miss Sunderland's National Glass Centre and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead and mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.
For a breath of fresh air, head to The Alnwick Garden or Kielder Water and Forest Park in Northumberland, Washington Wetlands Centre or the award-winning RSPB Saltholme Nature Reserve and Discovery Parkin Tees Valley. Or discover your adventurous side by taking to the rapids atTees Barrage White Water Course.
And when its time to refuel, stroll along the vibrant NewcastleGateshead Quayside and take in the ambience of the many restaurants and bars, and of course that famous view of the seven bridges across the River Tyne.
Make Durham your base to enjoy the incredible annual events taking place nearby, including the Great North Run, and the Sunderland Air Show.Find out more about exciting events taking place on Durham’s doorstep.