Skip to main content

‘Please, 5 more minutes!’ Great North East activities for under 7s

Are you stuck for something to do with your little ones? Dreading the thought of the weekend when you’ll need to keep the kids entertained? Or just sick of going to the same old places in the week? 

Don’t panic - we’ve found a few of our favourite workshops and activities to get your kids excited about tech, science, coding and creativity (so you don’t need to spend another weekend at a soft play). These workshops and activities are held at either the Discovery Museum and the Life Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Tiny Sparks @ The Discovery Museum - Wed 26th Feb to Wed 1st April, £4 per session

Tiny Sparks is ideal for children aged 2-4 years old, and is a play session focused around fantastic scientists who made a difference. There’s plenty of opportunity for engineering and inventing if that’s what takes your 2 year old’s fancy, as well as stories and singing for your little performer, and designing and creativity if you can’t get them away from the felt tip pens at home. It runs from 10:30-11:30 on a Wednesday, and you can get a discount if you book a block of sessions.

The Making Studios @ Life Centre - Monday to Sunday, Free with admission

The Making Studios is Life Centre’s answer to, can anyone be creative? And of course, the answer is yes. There’s a ton of different interactive activities for all ages, (adults included!) including sewing, cardboard construction and coding. There’s also a poetry robot. We don’t know what that is, but we’re really keen to find out. Best of all, the Making Studios is open from Monday - Sunday, and there’s no surcharge for attending; it’s all included in the price of your ticket.

Young Explorer’s Zone @ Life Centre - Monday to Sunday, Free with admission

The Young Explorer’s Zone at the Life Centre is a space just for under 7s, where they can play and create in an amazing environment. Think big blocks just waiting to be crafted, a soft play made of linkable pieces so that they can create a world of their own design, and a sensory den for smaller children focusing on light, sound and colour. Just like The Making Studios it’s free admission when you purchase a ticket, which is ideal if you’ve got a few kiddies in tow.

Pre-school Days @ Life Centre - 24th March, 28th April,  Free with admission

Do you sometimes find that your smallest is a bit too little for workshops? The Pre-school Days at the Life Centre are days focused on the Under 4s - perfect for the littlest scientist. These events are crammed full of toddler friendly activities, such as music workshops, mini-beast handling, and a toddler bubble disco. There’s also a water play, so make sure you bring a change of clothes for you and the kids! You can also hit up the Young Explorer’s Zone and the Planetarium while you’re there - it’s all accessible when you purchase a ticket. 

Naughty Monsters in the Sky @ Life Centre - Monday to Sunday, Free with admission

This is an amazing little show at the Planetarium in the Life Centre, which asks, ‘Do naughty monsters move the sun and make the moon change shape? Or can we explain everything using science?’ It’s a lovely premise and is a great accessible way to get your kids interested in the world around them, as well as helping you answer the never-ending series of ‘Why?’s if your kids are the curious types. It’s about ten minutes long, so a perfect way to start or end your day at the Life Centre. 

Tweet us @TranscenditUK


The Transcendit Way

Transcendit understand that when you choose to work with us, whether we're taking care of your IT, app or web development, you're trusting us with part of your business. So whether we're looking after your computers, phone systems or servers we always do things 'the Transcendit way'.

The whole of our team adhere to the same values, beliefs and policies - the principles that were written when Transcendit first formed in 2000. Whether you come to us for cloud services or recovery backup you can be confident that you'll always receive the same excellent service.

The Transcendit way outlines how we do business; following the same straightforward principles with every client and customer, regardless of how big or small they may be.

That means we get to know you and your business. We offer you a friendly, professional and efficient service, and we'll always be honest with you.
We understand that not everybody speaks fluent IT, so we try to explain things in a way that is simple and clear. We always spend as much time as is necessary explaining things to you.
If you need to talk to us about something, no matter how insignificant, we are only ever a phone call away – and we’re never too busy to make you a cup of tea and have a sit down with you in person.
We understand how frustrating it can be when things are late. When we schedule an appointment with you, we are there when you’re expecting us. If something prevents us from getting there, we always call you in advance to let you know.
Sometimes things can go wrong, but we never lie to you or try to cover something up. If things go askew we tell you what’s happened and how we plan to prevent it affecting your business.
We want you to continuously benefit from working with us. We regularly discuss your business and make suggestions for improving systems and processes wherever we can – but we never try to push you into a purchase.
When we quote a fixed price, that's always the amount we charge – you won’t find any nasty surprises on a bill from us. If you are paying by time and materials, we inform you if our approximations could change.
We understand the importance of privacy for your business and your customers. We respect the confidentiality of your data, and we will never pass on your information to third parties.
We appreciate it when you take the time to give us feedback. A system called CustomerSure records our client's responses, so you can trust that our reviews are from real people.
Find out what they're saying here.
Everything explained very well. Great service, thank you. Susan Hunt, York Minster

Based on 9108 reviews our customers rate us 9.8/10. Reviews and ratings by Customersure. 22-June-2020

Transcendit are proud sponsors of CHUF, the Children's Heart Unit Fund.

Transcendit is a Living Wage employer