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FREE Ways to Play at Discovery Museum

Every Thursday during the school holidays you’ll find FREE family events on different themes outside on the Museum Plaza.

10.00am – 2.00 pm

Free, just drop in.

Most suitable for ages 5+, but all families are welcome.

28 July – Families of all ages can join us on the Plaza to play games, build kites and create folding games challengers to take home.

4 August – Join us to investigate light. Take part in shadow tracing, build a camera obscura to see the world upside down and try sun printing. 

11 August – Try your hand at a range of games and toys from the past like ring toss, hoop and sticks, skipping ropes and more. 

18 August – Build and test straw gliders and paper plate frisbees. How far will yours travel?   

25 August – This week we’re investigating architecture. Can you build a LEGO™ or K’nex museum? Who can build the tallest tower?

1 September – A wet week! Paint with water and create a water squirt.

If you have any questions please email

Make your ‘Ways to Play’ adventure a great value day out by travelling to our venues by the Metro and / or Ferry.  Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Metro is the convenient, fast and frequent way to get to your favourite attractions and now it’s even more affordableFind out more.

Ways to Play is sponsored by Tyne and Wear Metro.

Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA.  Just a few minutes walk from Central Station Metro. 

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