It can end up being costly, but family friendly days out don’t have to break the bank. Here are 20 of the best days out across the North East that cost nothing – or close to it.
1. Barter Books
Take the kids for a day at Barter Books for a day among the shelves browsing the treasures and watching the model railway.
2. Kielder Minotaur Maze
The mythical "Minotaur Maze" is set in the picturesque grounds of Kielder Castle and is perfect for an afternoon of getting lost. Parking rates are fairly cheap and entrance to the maze itself is free.
3. Roker Park and beach
Take a stroll through Roker Park on a sunny day before heading on foot to the Blue Flag Roker Beach for a paddle and some ice cream.
4. Chain Bridge Honey Farm
Got little ones who are curious about how honey is made? Chain Bridge Honey Farm is a free hidden gem in Berwick where families can see bees in action making delicious honey.