Things To Do With The Family This Summer Bank Holiday Weekend In The North East

Published: Saturday 13th Aug 2016

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

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Are you stuck for something to do this Summer Bank Holiday? Thinking of something to do as a family before the children go back to school?

If you live, or are holidaying, in the North East of England this weekend, then there are plenty of things to do to entertain the whole family.

  • Titan the Robot at The Discovery Museum

Incredibly cool and funny, Titan the Robot is the ultimate family entertainment. Performing on The Discovery Museum’s new plaza, the world famous robot is sure to guarantee lots of laughs for children and grown-ups alike.

Titan the Robot will be at the Discovery Museum on Saturday 27th August and children can see him perform free at 12pm and 2pm.

  • North Tyneside’s Summer Festival

This weekend, families can enjoy street entertainment at Whitley Bay’s Spanish City Plaza with some top street performers and buskers singing popular crowd-pleasers.

Acts from across the world will be performing, with names such as Logy on Fire, of Northern Ireland, and Witty Look, all the way from Japan.

Hosted by international variety artist Todd Various, visitors can watch fantastic shows every hour between 12pm and 3pm.

  • Family Fun: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

This weekend, families can pop along to the BALTIC for two family fun activities, Family Quest and Busy B’s.

On Saturday, between 11:30am -12:30am, families can come along to Family Quest where you can all take mini tours of the centre, play games, and enjoy creative activities. Family Quest is suitable for children aged 11 and under with their families.

Or you can take the kids along on Saturday and Sunday between 2pm -4pm for Busy B’s – a hassle free, drop-in creative session, where young artists can do a range of activities. Busy B’s is suitable for children age 13 and under with their families.

Visitors can also see the latest BALTIC exhibition, The Playground Project.

Visitors can take part in a host of summer activities inspired by seven Stories’ brand new Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories exhibition. Drop into the Studio and illustrate poignant soldiers’ letters, create a kite to spread your message of peace and get close to nature with farmyard fun.

On arrival, pick up a Scrapbook to create your own Summer Story. Explore Seven Stories for inspiration and unlock your imagination to sketch, doodle and write your own story. Then head to the Studio to add the final touches.

This is a free drop in session for all the family but admission to the centre is required. The sessions are running until Sunday September 4th.

  • Tall Ships, Blyth

Up to 30 of the world’s largest and most spectacular Tall Ships in the world will sail into Blyth for the 4-day North Sea Tall Ships Regatta in Blyth from Friday.

Thousands of visitors will be able to see the famous vessels including topsail schooners, brigantines, brigs and barques before they set off on a race to Gothenburg in Sweden. There will be lots to see and do during the Regatta with 1.5 miles of entertainment such as live music, grand parades and firework displays.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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