It’s the summer solstice today, and so what better way to start the summer than a heatwave here in the UK. It’s been scorching, and I’ve loved every minute of it.
Last weekend my daughter and I decided to visit the Hancock museum in Newcastle. Located only a 5 minute walk from Haymarket metro station, this little museum is a great place to visit with kids.
It has free entry which is good for the summer holidays on days where you’re trying to save money and a great selection of things to admire.
Whether you’re looking to teach your kids about history or go on a quest through exciting ancient cultures. The Hancock has something for everyone.
We visited the new exhibition called Monsters and Mortals which was really fascinating. It gave me a lot of inspiration for writing. A study of monsters, folklore and strange traditions. You could spend a while here.
There’s also a planetarium which I would totally recommend checking out. With a reasonably priced cafe, don’t forget to grab some lunch, or simply have a picnic in the grounds. The iconic building is home to the Mouse House, a play area for kids.
Fun Places to Visit on a Budget in Newcastle with Kids
Now in true archaeological fashion I’ve dug through my previous posts and collected a list of fun place to visit with kids on a budget, when you’re out and about this summer! Everything I do is on a budget, so let me share the best places to visit with children.
- Stay at home and have a garden party! I share some recipes to make for a little get together that your kids will love to help you to make, and some garden party games to play. Stay on budget with these easy ideas!
- Visit events at Art Galleries! Usually hosting free events for kids to get creative or with low costs to join classes, art galleries are a great place to explore with small kids. I share my favourite two art galleries in Newcastle with free entry.
- Enrol your child on an online business course! Encourage your child to be a budding business owner with this cute online course.
- Make a road trip easier with my ultimate travel essential list for kids! Make those log car journeys ten times easier with my travel basics for with kids in the car.
- Visit Scotswood Garden! A large park in Newcastle which host great events for kids throughout the summer.
- Visit the life Centre! Learn about science, space and more at the Centre for life. Visit the new Wow exhibition. A little more expensive than other places to visit however, it’s an interactive experience and a great day out for the whole family.
- Spend the day at Heaton Park! A fab place to relax and enjoy some sunny rays. It’s a great place for a day out and it’s free!
- Visit Marsden Rock in South Shields! Grab a bit to eat at this famous little restaurant and then spend the day on the private beach.
- Go to Longsands Beach in Tynemouth! Speaking of beaches. You have to explore the delights of Tynemouth. It’s a picturesque little town filled with boutiques and restaurants, a castle and some amazing beaches.
- Visit Northumerlandia! A big sculpture in Blyth that you can enjoy free of charge. Enjoy climbing these steep hills and the view points.
- Explore Plessy Woods and have an adventure! A great place for exploring with active kids, dog walking and surrounding yourself with nature.
- Visit the Rising Sun Country Park! Look out for events and activities during the summer. It’s a pretty place to wander around.
- Visit local libraries! Libraries are a great place to find free events! Find one near you now by visit the local council website near you.
- Go on a boat trip of the river Tyne! Fun no matter the weather. Explore the river and the iconic bridges of Newcastle.
- Explore Tynemouth Market! Visit the iconic market, browse the stalls on a Saturday or Sunday.
Thanks for reading,