Easter activities for families on offer in North Tyneside

A Celtic-style jewellery-making workshop in Wallsend and chance to make waistcoats for teddy bears in North Shields are just two of the activities on offer to families at museums in North Tyneside this Easter.

Monday, 21st March 2016, 12:53 pm
Updated Monday, 21st March 2016, 12:56 pm
Segedunum Roman Fort at Wallsend.

For details, go to www.segedunumromanfort.org.uk or www.

The jewellery workshop will take place at Wallsend’s Segedunum Roman Fort on Monday, March 28, from 11am to 3pm.

Usual adult admission charges apply, and children under 16 go free.

The Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields will host its teddy bear-clothing sessions on Sunday, April 3, from 11am to 3pm. Entry is £5 per child, plus one accompanying adult. Booking is required.

This Sunday, March 27, from 11am to 3pm, the Middle Engine Lane museum will host an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland-themed event including a White Rabbit trail.

Entry is free, but a fee is payable for heritage train rides.

Iain Watson, director of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, said: “We’ve just enjoyed one of our busiest February half-terms to date, and we’re expecting the Easter holidays to be just as popular.

“That’s why we’ve programmed lots of fantastic family activities – everything from building a flying machine and meeting rainforest animals to designing teddy bear waistcoats and learning skills from our Roman ancestors.”

Other events are being lined up at Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields, Gateshead’s Shipley Art Gallery and in Newcastle at the Great North Museum Hancock, Discovery Museum and Laing Art Gallery.