Get North Family Expo @ St James’ Park

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The Get North Family Expo is a huge, free event dedicated to kids and feeding their infinite imaginations. A mash-up of interactive activities, it will raise eyebrows, open minds and expand horizons.

Expect endless inventing, crafting, making, experimenting and tinkering with ideas with experts in the know. And we couldn’t hold the event at Newcastle United in a World Cup year, without throwing in some football!

It’s a chance for kids to discover the Great Exhibition of the North’s themes of innovation, art and design and explore the part they can play in the North of tomorrow.

Activities are ideal for seven to 14-year-olds but younger children will love them too with a little help from the grown-ups.

Stretching over six days, the event kicks off with the Family Expo Weekend of drop-in fun on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August followed by four days of ticketed workshops from Monday 6 to Thursday 9.

The Get North Family Expo is a free to attend event, however visitors will need to book tickets for the workshops.
*WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED* We have a waitlist for each day.

Family Expo Weekend
Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 August, 10.00-16.00

Free and easy! No booking is necessary for this two-day extravaganza – just drop in and get stuck in.

A huge gathering of artists, scientists, engineers, makers, inventors and designers will gather in Newcastle United’s Bamburgh Suite with 60 hands-on activities for families to make, do and explore.

Think gadget factories, gaming, comic book making, crafting, coding and 3D printing and you’re on the right lines. There’ll be workshops dedicated to making music and art, upcycling junk, creating robots and all kinds of other fun stuff. Be sure to check into the inflatable planetarium and a museum of the future too.

The fun doesn’t end there. Spilling out onto Strawberry Place, there’ll also be inflatable football and other favourite activities from the popular annual NUFC Family Fun Day. Take the Family Expo challenge and see how many experiences you can tick off.

Monday 6 August

  • The Gadget Factory by Siemens
  • Coding, robotics and 3D printing by Accenture
  • Autonomous Vehicle Challenge by Power up
  • Art Workshops by Team Juice

Workshops are now fully booked. We have a waitlist for the day but cannot guarantee specific workshops.

Join the Waitlist

Tuesday 7 August

  • The Gadget Factory by Siemens
  • Coding, robotics and 3D printing by Accenture
  • Autonomous Vehicle Challenge by Power up
  • Art Workshops by Team Juice

Workshops are now fully booked. We have a waitlist for the day but cannot guarantee specific workshops.

Join the Waitlist

Wednesday 8 August

  • The Gadget Factory by Siemens
  • Coding, robotics and 3D printing by Accenture
  • Autonomous Vehicle Challenge by Power up
  • Art-Bots by House of Objects
  • Football in the Park with Newcastle United Foundation

Workshops are now fully booked. We have a waitlist for the day but cannot guarantee specific workshops.

Join the Waitlist

Thursday 9 August

  • Coding, robotics and 3D printing by Accenture
  • Autonomous Vehicle Challenge by Power up
  • Art Workshops by BALTIC
  • Football in the Park with Newcastle United Foundation

Workshops are now fully booked. We have a waitlist for the day but cannot guarantee specific workshops.

Join the Waitlist

Nearest Metro: St James’ / Haymarket

Opening times

10.00 – 16.00 daily

Get North Family Expo @ St James’ Park

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