Family Fun Days

Gateway North East responds to the needs of Children and Young people and parents/carers of children with a disability or barrier to learning and their families by providing a variety of short breaks, activities and support.

Every Friday of each week during our Holiday Scheme is used as a day for the families of the children that attend the Gateway Holiday Scheme to go enjoy time together away from their homes.

Past family fun days have included places such as: Blackpool, Alnwick Castle, Legoland Manchester, Edinburgh Zoo, York and many others

Parents/Carers that can’t go on the family fun days but their children do will still be able to go onto the family fun days as they will be looked after by a trained member of the Gateway staff so that no one misses out on these fun days.

For more information please contact Joanne or Laura on 0191 526 3112 or and

If you have already joined us on one of our Off site Activities in the past, then fabulous you are ready to go, just email and agree and confirm the offsite Activity and pick up point that you require. This must be booked at least 2 weeks before the Holiday Week with a 10% none returnable deposit and must be paid in full the Friday before.

If you are NEW to Gateway North East, please book a home visit by contacting Ashlea or Gary. We do home visits to support you to complete the forms and to ensure that you are given all the information that you need.

Easter 2019

Week 1 Activity Venue Times Cost
Monday 12th April  Forbidden corner    



May Half Term 2019

Activity Venue Times Cost
Friday 31th May York York city  



Summer Programme 2019

Activity Venue Times Cost
 Friday 26th July


Alnwick Castle    


Friday 2rd August Mencap family day      


Friday 9th August Holy island      
Friday 16th  August Cullercoast    



Saturday 17th August Kynren      
Friday 23rd August Light water valley    



Friday 30th  August Dalby forest    



October half term 2019

  Activity Venue Times  
Friday 1st November  Whitby   Whitby city  



Christmas 2019

  Activity Venue Times Cost
Saturday 21st December Polar Express Weardale Railway    
Friday 27th December  Beamish      
Friday 3nd January Pantomime – Beauty and the Beast  Newcastle theatre Royal    

February Half Term 2020

  Activity Venue Times Cost

20thth February




Important Notes:

Please REMEMBER to send your child with the following each day.


  • Coat /waterproof
  • Suitable clothes for the day
  • Swimming kit if needed

(including towel and any armbands and/or goggles)

  • Packed Lunch including drinks for the day and any extra snacks (Please avoid fizzy, sugar drinks & Energy Drinks e.g. Red Bull, Rock star)
  • Spare clothes

(Include a carrier bag for wet or mucky clothes)

  • Sun Hat
  • Sun Block (named)

PLEASE avoid sending your child in any good/new clothes as young people can become mucky/messy.

Any medication MUST be given to STAFF and MUST NOT be left in your child’s bag.