Disabled Access Day for Children: Newcastle

2016, museums & galleries, Tyne and Wear, England

Disabled Access Day for Children: Newcastle

Are you wondering what Disabled Access Day activities you can get up to with the kids? We have enough events in Newcastle to keep the whole family occupied all day long! Take a look at this itinerary we’ve put together with some suggestions on how to spend the day:

9am: Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books

Busy crowds and queues can be overwhelming, so Seven Stories are offering early bird entry at 9am for people who show an Access Day email. This means you can arrive and check out the exhibitions a whole hour before the doors are open to the public.

Make sure you don’t start the day on an empty stomach! Seven Stories will also be offering early bird entry to the café, so you get a yummy breakfast and kids can take part in a hands-on activity which involves using all their senses to explore food.

Throughout the day there will be lots of activities and storytelling sessions, including ‘Jungle Journey Story Times’ which offers accessible ways to bring stories to life, such as using tactile props like sand and bubbles!

Find out more what’s going on at Seven Stories on their event page.

 Photograph of people in a 3D cinema

11.30am: Newcastle Life Science Centre

From Seven Stories, catch the 22 bus from New Bridge Street to get to the Newcastle Life Science Centre.

The Centre is a fun, hands-on museum which aims to bring science alive for kids in creative and interesting ways. Little ones can try out the Young Explorer’s Zone for under 7s, and everyone can have fun on the 4D motion ride or at the biggest Planetarium in the North! For Disabled Access Day, the Centre will be offering 50% off tickets for disabled people and their carers.

After a busy morning of learning, you can pop into Times Square Café, which is located within the Science Centre for a break and some lunch.

Photograph of children on a tour at the BBC

1.30pm BBC Tours Newcastle children’s tour

Did you know that CBBC favourites ‘Wolfblood’ and ‘The Dumping Ground’ are filmed in Newcastle? BBC Newcastle’s children’s tour is all about inspiring the next generation of TV and radio makers by getting them thinking about how their favourite programmes are made. The studios are around a 6 minute walk from the Life Science Centre – just head down Forth Street.

The tour is designed for 6-12 years olds and is packed full of fun facts and activities to keep them entertained. Kids can have a go at one of the Horrible Histories: Gory Games or even have a go at presenting an episode of Newsround!


There are lots more events for kids going on across the country, you can take a look at our ‘what’s on’ guide to see what’s happening near you. You can also take a look at our Newcastle blog to see what else is going on in the North East.