7 fun family days out May Bank Holiday Weekend

There’s so much to do in the North East this forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend. Here’s a few of our top picks for the ultimate family days out …

Gangsta Granny, Darlington Civic Theatre

24th – 28th May, various times


It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

From the acclaimed producers of HORRIBLE HISTORIES comes the world premiere of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.

The hugely popular Carnival will once again return to the streets of Whitley Bay and this year the theme will be ‘Circus’. A colourful procession will weave its way to through the town with music, street entertainment and food stalls offering fun for all the family.

Wild West Week, Adventure Valley, Durham

28th May – 5th June 

adventurevalley-logoThis May Half Term, grab a cowboy hat and join the rootin’ tootin’ fun at Adventure Valley’s Wild West Week! Pan for gold, see how far you can throw a cowboy boot to win a prize, challenge your friends to a ball cannon shoot-out and splat the cowboy for charity*! Plus, there’ll be themed entertainment in the Showtime Theatre daily, Goat Racing Cowboys, plenty more animals to see and six huge playzones to run wild in! And all the extra fun is included in the usual entry price – Yeeee Haaaaa! *Charity donation of 50p per sponge or 3 for £1.00 applies.[easy-tweet tweet=”7 Great family days out in the North East this May Bank Holiday” user=”@razzdurham” hashtags=”#fun, #NorthEastHour, #family, #events”]

Frosty Fun Day, As You Like It, Jesmond

29th May, 12pm

Keep the little people entertained this Bank Holiday Monday with our Frozen Sisters kids club, we have free face painting, cookie decorating and best of all … its completely FREE! Call our lovely team on 0191 281 2277 to book your table

Angry Birds at Light Water Valley Theme Park

29th – 30th MayAngry Birds

Come along and meet Red, Bomb & Chuck stars of the brand new Angry Birds Movie. Have your photograph taken with them and then run wild on our Angry Birds Activity Park. Half Price Tickets available using discount code: MAYMADNESS
Back by Popular demand – Ted’s school of wizadry is a fun filled family day at Walworth castle birds of prey, with Fancy dress (prizes for 1,2,3rd place and even for best dressed dads!) quizzes, meet the birds at 11.30am, flying displays at 1.30 and 3pm and MYO activities in Ozzy’s Workshop including make your own wizard wand. Come and go all day, no booking needed.
During this fun packed day of drop in activities, you will become royalty, make your own crown jewels, create a king or queen, produce a Coat of Arms for your family and much more!
More ideas can be found here, here and here!
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