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Eggs-treme, Eggs-iting, Eggs-otic.

Byline: By Chloe Griffiths

Eggs-tra special activities are being lined up to provide family fun for Easter.

And many of them kick off tomorrow.

In Newcastle city centre, families can head down to the Centre for Life, where the museum has been re-invigorated by a new attraction.

The Dome and Our World is the first phase of a pounds 4.5m permanent display at the popular centre.

It incorporates a lively exhibition called Our World and an interactive digital dome theatre ( a 65-seater planetarium ( showing Lifeseeker.

Lifeseeker is an immersive audio-visual experience where the audience join a crew of explorers.

There are also 20 interactive displays including a snowmobile.

For more information and opening times, call (0191) 243-8210. Those looking for fresh air can head for Gibside, near Burnopfield in Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, where the National Trust is holding an Easter Extravaganza. Their feast of family fun will include an Easter egg trail, mouse-house building and a bouncy castle from 11am to 4pm, with normal admission prices and a pounds 2 charge for some activities.

At Whitehouse Farm Centre in Morpeth, Northumberland, an Easter bunny and a magician will help make the day sparkle.

And youngsters will be able to try their hand at bottle feeding new-born lambs.

Activities, starting at 9am, will include an Easter egg trail and an indoor soft playground.

Entry is pounds 5.95 for adults and pounds 4.95 for concessions. Sharks, piranhas, poison-dart frogs and other deadly creatures are on display at the Blue Reef aquarium on Grand Parade, Tynemouth.

The Predators display runs until April 23 and offers hands-on talks and the chance to get close to the animals.

The Aquarium costs pounds 5.99 for adults, pounds 3.99 for children and is open from 10am.

Alternatively, step back in time at Segedunum and try your hand at a Tudor Easter.

The museum on Buddle Street, Wallsend, is free to anyone who arrives with an egg painted with a Tudor theme.
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