If you fancy walking then Jesmond Dene is a perfect choice for families. You can enjoy a country walk right in the heart of the city, with a pet’s corner for children and a picnic area for the whole family. Yes, a beautiful wooded area not far from the city traffic with trees and greenery, so you can leave the city alone for a while.
Fancy some quiet time? Then why not bring your entire family over to the library where you’ll find access to computers, and some seriously impressive heritage collections, you can check out their website for details of events coming up too. https://library.newcastle.gov.uk/web/arena
Bessie Surtees House
How about some history? This house will take you back to the 16th and 17th century with Jacobean interiors of 2 five storeys splendour. Bessie Surtees eloped with John Scott, a man her father did not approve of, but won him round eventually when he got the impressive post of Lord Chancellor of England.
Laing Art Gallery
If you like your art then the Laing Art Gallery should be just your thing. It has regular exhibitions from local to nationally recognised artists with an interactive children’s area where they can dress up. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon or a morning and your children will love it.
Angel of the North
Finally, how about travelling a little further outside of Newcastle to see the Angel of the North in Gateshead. You can get up close with it as well as view it from the A1. It receives a lot of visitors each year and rightly so, it is a beautiful symbol of the North East of England and well worth seeing. There is some grassy area around the Angel, so you can stop by and rest your feet and have a picnic if you wish.
Enjoy Your Time in Newcastle
We hope you’ve enjoyed our post on free things to do in Newcastle, there’s a variety of things and we hope that one or two will appeal to you. The city has a surprising amount of free activities for you and your family, so there’s no reason to ever be bored. Pay our escape rooms a visit if you're interested in enjoying a brain teasing, interactive experience for all the family at fantastic prices.