The Centre for Life building makes a break from the imposing architecture of previous centuries. © Roland Hancock
If you get fed up of watching endless repeats over the holidays here is our guide as to what’s on in the museums and galleries in the Newcastle area over the Christmas holidays.
Getting very much into the spirit of Yuletide generosity Bede’s World is offering free entry to both the museum and its farm on December 28 and 29. Visitors will be invited to celebrate the Anglo-Saxon midwinter festival that gives us the name “Yule” and to take part in special Yuletide crafts.
Newcastle’s Centre for Life is hosting a skate rink in Times Square until February 11 2007 and they are offering special party and group packages including children’s parties with free access to the Science Centre and 3-D simulator rides.
For a Boxing Day walk with a difference why not take the family on a trip across the sea causeway to Lindisfarne Castle, which is opening specially on Boxing Day. Holy Island itself will also have lots of other activities taking place throughout the day.
Other walks available include a five-miler, which takes you past the majestic Dunstanburgh Castle. For a full list of walks available on National Trust land go to the Neptune Walks page of the National Trust website where you will find pdf downloads and all the information you need for a festive walk with a difference.