Top School Summer Holiday Activities

The six-week holidays have begun and you might be wondering how to keep the little ones amused for such a long period of time. In and around our Maguires Country Parks, there is plenty of holiday activities to keep the whole family entertained during the summer break.

From fun-filled days on the sandy shores to white-knuckle roller coaster rides and tempting picnics; there is a whole load of summer holiday activities to keep the sprogs off their mobile phones and tablets and loving the atmosphere around them.

Let’s take a look at the activities you can enjoy in and around our friendly country parks across Northumberland, North Yorkshire and County Durham.

Enjoy pub grub at The Prince William Bar & Grill

Located at Forget Me Not Country Park in Longhorsley, Northumberland; The Prince William Bar & Grill is open all summer long.

Take a seat inside or outside and enjoy a tempting menu of traditional pub favourites as well as ice-cold beers and lagers on draft, real ale, chilled wine, fruity cocktails, and a range of soft drinks, coffees and teas.

Transport back in time at Beamish Museum

The famous open air museum in County Durham allows you to immerse yourself in the industrial history of the North East of England.

Head out with the whole family and wander through the reconstructed town to visit the unmissable sweet shop, chemist and fragrant bakery. Don’t forget to pop in to The Sun Inn for lunch to enjoy a pint of locally brewed ale and choice of tasty snacks.

Experience the pre-First World War pit village filled with miners’ cottages, a school and a colliery to see what life was really like down the mine during these times. No trip to Beamish Museum is complete without a tram ride, so be sure to hop on!

Take a dip at Newbus Grange Country Park

If you own one of our beautiful holiday homes in County Durham at Newbus Grange Country Park, why not get your trunks or swimming costume out of the suitcase and enjoy a dip in the water?

Live your wizard dream at Alnwick Castle

Immediately recognisable from the much-loved Harry Potter franchise, it’s time to have your wand at the ready as you enter the magical world of Alnwick Castle.

Throughout the school summer holidays, the castle delivers plenty of activities to keep both you and the kids amused. Enjoy costumed guided tours, performances and even famous broomstick training seen in the Harry Potter films.

Hit the rides at Lightwater Valley

With over 40 rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy,, there is an adventure waiting around every corner at Lightwater Valley. With a pay-once, ride-all-day ticket and free on-site parking, it really is the best family day out!

Looking to explore the North East of England during the six-week summer holidays? Book your touring spot with Maguires Country Parks or check out our collection of holiday homes and discover what’s right on the doorstep.

Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team who will be happy to help you plan your summer getaway.

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