Free Events Taking Place Throughout The Summer In And Around The North East

Looking for ways to occupy the children over the holidays without having to spend a penny? Below is a list of events taking place across the region that are family – and budget – friendly


Art In Action Trail hosted by BALTIC, Gateshead

About: Walk from BALTIC to Dunston Staiths this summer and power up your creativity with fun activities, videos, sound and movement to discover along the route.

Website: https://baltic.art/whats-on/art-in-action-trail

Image by BALTIC

Into The Wild hosted by The Galleries, Washington

About: Take a walk on the wild side and discover the animals inhabiting the malls of the Galleries this summer.

Website: https://www.gallerieswashington.co.uk/into-the-wild/


Screen On The Green hosted by NE1, Newcastle

About: NE1’s open-air cinema is back at Old Eldon Square from the 26th July. You can enjoy two movies a day with a six-week programme filled with family favourites, cult classics, rom-coms and some new blockbusters.

Website: https://www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/ne1-events/screen-on-the-green


Summer In The City hosted by NE1, Newcastle

About: A series of free pop-up interactive installations, activities and exhibits at various city centre locations.

Website: https://www.ne1summerinthecity.co.uk


Unlock The Magic hosted by Metro Centre, Gateshead

About: From Monday 26th July 300 Mickey Mouse stickers will be hidden around Metrocentre. Explore the centre to find them and scan as many as you can to unlock magical rewards from retailers inside Metrocentre.

Website: https://themetrocentre.co.uk/unlockthemagic

Image by Metro Centre

And if you’re travelling anywhere by Metro over the Summer Holidays, remember Kids Go Free when accompanied with a fare paying adult


Let me know in the comments below of any other free family-friendly events happening over the Summer.


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