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What family things to do are on in Newcastle for May Bank Holiday Monday? There are plenty of things to see and do in Newcastle and the North East on bank holiday Monday; There are plenty of things to see and do in Newcastle and the North East on bank holiday Monday.

Byline: Sarah Jeffery

Believe it or not May is nearly over which means we have yet another long weekend to enjoy and there are plenty of things to see and do in and around Newcastle.

If you are lucky enough to have Bank Holiday off but are stuck for what to do to with your family then here are some ideas: Northumberland County Show, Bywell

The annual Northumberland County Show attracts visitors of all ages who flock to Bywell in Northumberland to cast an eye over the cream of the crop of local livestock and other attractions.

There is a huge variety of things for you to see and do with over 350 trade stands, live music and entertainment, animal displays and competitions throughout the day to keep you entertained.

All you need to know about the County Show is here.

Date: Monday, May 25

Times: 9am -6pm

Cost: Advanced ticket prices - Adults [pounds sterling]12; OAP [pounds sterling]10; Children [pounds sterling]3; (4 to 16 years); Family Ticket (2 Adults, 3 Children) [pounds sterling]30.

Tickets are available on the day: Adults [pounds sterling]15; OAP [pounds sterling]12; Children [pounds sterling]5 (4 to 16 years); Family Ticket(2 Adults, 3 Children) [pounds sterling]35. Ouseburn Farm, Byker

If your children are animal lovers then why not take them to Ouseburn Farm where they can get up close and personal with some of the farm's residents. During half-term the farm has organised a range of activities and on Monday, May 25 children can enjoy a nature trail of Ouseburn Valley and Farmers Club where you can join Richie or Karl and learn how they look after their big animals. There will also be the chance to meet some of the farm's friendliest residents, as well as learning how to look after small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens.

Date: Monday May 25 - Sunday May 31

Times: 9:30am to 3:30pm. Farmers Club between 10am and 11am: Nature Trail at 1pm.

Cost: Entrance to the farm is free but donations are welcome.

Also read: May bank holiday: 57 free things to do with the family in the North East Gibside - Family Camping Festival

Give your kids a taste of the wild with two nights and three days of family fun whilst camped out under the stars. Activities include storytelling, a bat walk, live music, den building and lots more.

Date:Saturday 23 May - Monday May 25

Cost: [pounds sterling]70 per pitch Spongebob Squarepants 4D Jelly Rescue ride, Centre for Life, Newcastle

Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wildly hilarious 4- adventure to rescue the Jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields from Plankton's evil clutches.

Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen in the 4D Motion Ride. You can expect to be blasted with wind, smoke and water, and you'll even be able to smell the action!

There will also be shows in the planetarium, live theatre shows, the Experiment Zone and Young Explorers' Zone

Date: Saturday May 23 to Sunday May 31

Times: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm

Cost: Normal admission charges apply Gibside - May Half Term Family Fun

Free family activities and adventures every day! Join us for Explorer Monday, Foodie Tuesday, Wildlife Wednesday, Adventure Thursday and Fit Friday. *

Date: Monday May 25 - Friday May 29

Time: 11am -- 3pm

Cost: Free Seaton Delaval Hall - Family Games Day

Join Seaton Delaval Hall for a day of outdoor fun in the paddock with something for all the family. We'll have games, races, hoops, and have-a-go archery (all dependent on weather).

Date: Monday May 25

Time: 11am - 4pm

Cost: Free (normal admission charges apply) Wallington: Shaun the Sheep's Baa-rilliant Bank Holiday

Flock to Wallington to meet the nation's favourite fleecy friend, Shaun the Sheep, and celebrate the release of Shaun the Sheep The Movie on DVD on 1 June. Enjoy two days of sheep-filled fun with a special character hunt, tractor trailer rides, sheep shearing demos and appearances by Shaun the Sheep himself.

Date: Sunday May 24 and Monday May 25

Time: 11am - 4pm

Cost: Normal admission charges apply & small charge for some activities Cherryburn - Bewick's Feathered Friends

Come along to Cherryburn to meet beautiful birds of prey at the home of Northumberland's most famous naturalist.

Date: Monday May 25

Time: 11am -- 3pm

Cost: Free event (normal admission charges apply) Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Get Crafty sessions

Come along for a week of different crafy sessions including making kites; designing and constrcuting a working lighthouse; and designing a T-shirt.

Date: Monday May 25 - kite making

Time: 11am - 4pm

Cost: Tickets [pounds sterling]2 per kite; [pounds sterling]3 per lighthouse and T-shirt. Great North Museum, Newcastle - Planetarium

Take an immersive journey into the wonders of the night sky with a trip around the solar system or see ancient creatures brought back to life using the latest and greatest technology.

There are a variety of shows to see in the Planetarium, all of which are shown at different times during the day including: Sea Monsters - A Prehistoric Adventure; Earth, Moon & Sun;

Seasonal Stargazing; Infinity Express; and Dawn of the Space Age

Date: Monday - Sunday

Time: Shows are screened at various times from Monday - Sunday

Cost: Tickets can be purchased from the museum shop on the day. Washington Old Hall - Nature Nuttery

Come along to Washington Old Hall's Nuttery at half term for wildlife investigations. Discover what lives in a pond, hunt for bugs and play at building insect habitats. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Monday May 25 to Wednesday May 27

Time: 11am -- 4pm

Cost: Free event (normal admission charges apply. George Stephenson Railway Museum - Heritage Train Rides

Do you Love trains? Well if you do and want to share the love with the Stephenson Railway Museum, come down during half term for an activity filled day and even take a ride on our train pulled by one of their much loved heritage engines.

Dates: Sunday May 24, Monday May 25 and Sunday May 31.

Times: 11.30am, 12.30pm 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Cost: Adults [pounds sterling]4.50; Concessions [pounds sterling]3.00 (children 5 - 16 years, people over 60 years, and students with a valid student ID card); and family [pounds sterling]10.00 (2 adults and 2 children). You don't have to book and access to the Stephenson Railway Museum is free.
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