Stuck for something to do with your family this summer?
Take a look at our guide for some inspiration.
As well as free events in and around the region there are also some suggestions of what you can do at home.
Get in touch if you think there's anything else we should include.
And remember, take a quick picture of your summer activity and send it in for a chance to win a Vancation holiday. Click here for details.
Life Centre, Newcastle: Various activities to keep you and your little ones entertained, click here for details.
Monkwearmouth Station Museum: The ever popular Sunderland based railway museum has a plethora of events happening this summer, click here for details.
Washington Arts Centre: Music, art and crafts for all ages at one of Washington's most popular venues, click here for details.
Fenwick Kids’ Cook School: A great way to keep the kids entertained for a few hours, click here for details.
The Big Film UK: Wants you! Find out more here.
Washington F Pit: Open for tours this summer, click here to find out more.
Day out in Durham: A beautiful cathedral city right on our doorstep. There's lots to see and do in Durham, not least the magnificent architecture. Get a rowing boat out on a sunny day and admire the bridges and university buildings.
Click here for local transport links. Or you can get the train from Central Station in less than 15 minutes. And it won't set you back that much either.
Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene: There's now new aviary, animal pens and paths. And a new play area is situated next to pets corner.
Head to one of our beaches: Check out our Tyne & Wear Beach Guide.
Monument Live: Catch nearly-new releases and classics on a large outdoor screen at Monument, Newcastle, and if you get there early you might be lucky enough to grab a deck chair! Click here for further details.
Whitley Bay Film Festival: A must for film-enthusiasts, check it out.
The Baltic: A fantastic art gallery with superb views across the Tyne. Lots of events on this summer including this.
The National Glass Centre: Find out about Sunderland's glass-blowing history this summer, click here.
Freelance Dance Through Disney Films: A great one for all dance and disney lovers, click here to find out more.
Washington Wetland Centre: Always a fantastic family day out, find out about the Otter feed here.
Summer Reading Challenge - Story Lab - Crafty Wednesday, Boldon Lane Library. To find out more click here.
Make salt dough at home: Read our article on how to make salt dough sculptures, hours of fun:
Gateshead Summer Flower Show: A colourful, floral, family fun day out. Click to find out more.
Discovery Museum: Family tours, find out more here.
Down At The Farm: Have fun with the animals this summer in Stoneygate. Click here to find out more.
Geocaching: The idea is to find some 'treasure' that is hidden in a box and is findable using a hand held satnav system. There are handy apps you can download to your phone. Click here for details.
Olympic Football At St James Park: Be part of the North East Games 2012 at St James Park. Find out more here.
NewcastleGateshead Bridges Festival: Back for another year this delightful festival has something for everyone, celebrating the bridges over the Tyne. For details click here.
EAT! Festival: Everybody's favourite food festival hosts a market on Northumberland Street this year, for details on all the tasty treats available, click here.
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