Days Out in North East England
Places to see and days out in the North-East of England, Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Teeside.
Families and individuals can benefits from plenty of activities based in this region which has a lot of attractions set in idyllic locations with beautiful views. There are many things to do in this part of the country including cycling routes, gardens and city breaks.
Northumberland has a long list of country pubs based around the magnificent Northumberland National Park as well as walking and cycling locations to take in the breath-taking views. There are golf courses for the seasoned golfer as well as courses for intermediates and first time golfers.
Warkworth Castle is a great destination for a family day out in North East England. It is one of the margest and most impressive fortresses in the region, located on a hilltop above the River Coquet.
The beautiful area near Hadrian’ s Wall offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits, from hill walking to mountain biking, cycling, bird watching or fishing. A great destination for the whole family all year round.
Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in Europe – home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family. Pay for a day, visit for a year- click here for details
Kielder Water & Forest Park is home to northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England’s largest forest. It is an ideal base for exploring the rest of Northumberland, Cumbria, Hadrian’s Wall Country and the Scottish Borders. The Park houses the Kielder Birds of Prey Centre, based at Leaplish Waterside. Kielder Castle Visitor Centre is home to a variety of exhibitions and also the hub for mountain biking in Kielder Forest, with its purpose built skills loop and world class trails. Last but not least, Kielder Water offers a wide range of activities include canoeing, kayaking, sailing and water skiing.
Bike enthusiasts can join the Great North Bike Ride, a sponsored charity bike ride alongside the stunning North Northumberland coastline. The ride is organised and run by The Chris Lucas Trust.
Hadrian’s Cycleway runs the full length of Hadrian’s Wall, from Ravenglass on the west coast to South Shields and Tynemouth on the east coast.
Newcastle and Tyne & Wear
Newcastle has a wealth of inspirational activities based around many areas. There are many activities in this area including 5 Star Accommodation and Historical Museums as well as Children’s Farms and Theatres. If you are looking for a trip to a sporting event or a simple city break there are many ideas here.
Chopwell Wood is Tyne and Wear’s largest woodland, measuring 360 hectares. For cycling and mountain biking lovers, the wood offers a range of tracks including a railway path trail and a 2 km single-track red grade trail. Walking enthusiasts can choose from numerous woodland trails.
The BUPA Great North Run is the second largest half marathon in the world and takes place in North East England each September. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000 m bronze medallist Brendan Foster.
Moorbank Garden spans 3 hectares and is part of the Town Moor, a large working farm in the centre of the city, adjacent to the campus of Newcastle University. The landscaped gardens are maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers, known as The Friends of Moorbank – whom everyone is welcome to join.
Durham has numerous locations designed to help the holiday maker relax and enjoy their time whilst helping to clear the mind. Durham boasts luxury hotels. There are sporting events and many outdoor activities such as Cycling and Golf courses as well as Stately Homes and fine dining Restaurants.
The 10 hectares Durham University Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham City.
Visit Mount Oswald Manor Golf Course, a top golf club in Durham City centre, with facilities including an immaculate course, a quality restaurant, and wedding/conference facilities. Junior visitors welcome.
Adventure Point in Darlington is a fantastic fun-filled destination for all the family, for adults and kids of all ages, whatever the weather.