Lots to Fill a Day Out

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England), December 6, 2005 | Go to article overview

Lots to Fill a Day Out


Byline: By Andrew Hill

When the children break up from school, it can be a headache. How do you keep them occupied? Andrew Hill offers some suggestions

TheNorth East is one of the UK's most attractive regions boasting beaches, history, countryside and fun right on the doorstep.

Here we give you a run-down of just some of the great places to visit.

Segedunum Roman Fort:

Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend is a showcase of what life was like in Roman Britain.

Museum displays and reconstructions are part of the enjoyment and experience for visitors.

Admission is pounds 3.50 adults, pounds 1.95 children and concessions, pounds 9 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children), under 4s free.

For information tel: 0191 236 9347 or visit www.twmuseums.org.uk/segedunum

Bede's World:

This Jarrow attraction is a good place to learn about history, especially early Christianity.

A day out will give an insight into the life of monks from the eighth century and the Golden Age of Northumbria.

Admission prices are: Adults pounds 4.50, Concessions (including children) pounds 3, Family Ticket (two adults and two children) pounds 10, Concession family pounds 7. Special discounts for pre-booked parties of 15 or more.

For information Tel: 0191 489 2106 or visit www.bedesworld.co.uk

Theatre Royal:

The Theatre Royal, in Grey Street, is home to musicals, dramas, children's shows and, at the moment, Jill Halfpenny as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella.

Ticket prices vary on performances. For information Tel: 0870 905 5060 or visit www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Life Science Centre:

Situated in Times Square, Newcastle, this is where you can learn about life.

Take the children and visit the open air Ice Rink, as well as the exhibitions.

Admission prices are: Adult pounds 6.95, Child (under four) free, child (five-16 years) pounds 4.50, concession (students, senior citizens, unwaged) pounds 5. …

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