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Heritage Open Day, Washington F-Pit Museum

Step back in time and remember the region's coal mining heritage. See the impressive winding engine which once took pitmen to the coalface and brought coal to the surface, now operated by an electric motor. The 'F' pit, which was sunk in 1777, became the largest coal-producing pit at the colliery but eventually closed on 21 June 1968 when the last coals were drawn to the surface.

Open 11am - 3pm

You can also Join us and look at mining artefacts and fossils and make a pit pony. 50p per child.

Locations

Albany Way, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 1BJ

4.1 miles  
  0191 ​553 ​2323    
It’s only cold when you’re standing still…

It’s only cold when you’re standing still…

Sarah from Xercise4Less gives Raring2go! some great ideas for family fun to keep fit and healthy. Don't get stuck indoors just because it is winter. Dark mornings, cold blustery evenings and it seems we would all rather reach for our duvet than even contemplate heading outdoors to get active! Remember it’s only cold when you’re standing still…     

Raring2go! KidsZone

Raring2go! KidsZone

Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!