Bleak, rugged, stunning: the North East is home to perhaps England’s wildest countryside (no wonder Hadrian got cracking with his wall!). With national parks, AONBs, and miles of stunning coastline, moors, beaches and forests, if you thought you needed to visit other countries to see spectacular views, think again.

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We bet you’ve heard of the Beamish Living Museum, the world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s, 1940s and 1950s. But that doesn’t cover the half of it, and if you haven’t been yet, summer is the perfect time!

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Lots of people come to Newcastle for the city’s modern attractions: sporting venues, theatre, comedy, live music, vibrant architecture and of course its famous nightlife. But few know the dark heart of history set right in the centre of the twenty-first century city, Newcastle Castle.

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Some people head to the North East for the wild countryside and dramatic views, others for city breaks and culture- at Go Ape Matfen there’s plenty to please both sides of your party. Just 20 minutes from the heart of Newcastle, you’ll find yourself in the heart of a stunning National Park and a World Heritage Site, surveying some of the finest scenery in Northumberland.

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We love places that adapt and change over the years to offer something a little bit different and keep us on our toes. Your little ones will definitely be kept dancing, giggling and shrieking with fun at Lightwater Valley, the North-East adventure park that’s packed full of family fun. Situated just north of Ripon, you’ll find over 30 rides and attractions

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