There's nothing like splashing around at a water park or leisure pool to get the young ones smiling and there are plenty attractions around the North East that have all the facilities you need under one roof.
And those living and around Newcastle are within easy reach of them all.
From Northumberland to County Durham there are a number of swimming baths and leisure venues geared up to provide an ideal family day out, with extra treats in store such as slides and rides.
For those looking for undercover fun in coming months while the cold weather discourages them from venturing into the great outdoors, here are some ideas of where to splash around and enjoy some energetic activity.
Situated on The Links in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, families can always combine a trip here with a visit to the adjacent beach.
Besides the usual swimming pool attractions, there are three 'high octane slides' in the main pool area here all ages can compete against each other to see who had descend in the fastest time.
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