Out & about




Getting out and about with your older baby or toddler is so easy – energy allowing of course – because there is so much on our doorstep. There is something for every pocket and for all weather…



Free places to explore…

Tynemouth Park & Boating Lake
Whitley Bay Park
Northumberland Park in  North Shields
Wallsend Park
Exhibition Park in Newcastle
Leazes Park in Newcastle
South Marine Park in South Shields
Mowbray Park in Sunderland
Saltwell Park in Gateshead
Ridley Water Park in Blyth
South Beach in Blyth
Jesmond Dene and Pets Corner
Bill Quay Farm
Rising Sun Country Park
Discovery Museum in Newcastle
Great North Museum in Newcastle
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
And don’t forget the beach – there’s something for everyone from the wonderful, wild stretches of beach at Bamburgh to the land of lemon-top ice-creams in Redcar

blue reef

The stuff you pay for

It can be worth investing in an annual pass or looking for an online deal for some of these options…

 Centre for Life

Blue Reef Aquarium

Seven Stories

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

National Trust  – there are a number of brilliant NT properties across the North East

English Heritage – there are so many castles to explore

Alnwick Garden

Stephenson Rail Museum

Whitehouse Farm near Morpeth

Mini Moos Farm in County Durham

Down at the Farm, Houghton le Spring

And there’s always a trip to the cinema, soft play or the swimming pool for an hour or two.


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As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and parent support - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, different voices and links to the best products and services for families.