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. Mowbray Park
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Sunderland City Centre and have a picnic in one of the oldest parks in the North East. Pack a picnic, feed the ducks or have a walk round the lake on a sunny day.
2. 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.
3. Hadrian's Wall
Step 2000 years back in time on a walk by the ancient Hadrian's Wall. Some parts are ticketed, but there are public footpaths that you can wander along for free.
4. 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.