Here in the North East, Primary Times Newcastle, Sunderland & Durham are operated under a franchise license by Round Sun Limited. Due to the coronavirus, we are unable to print and distribute the magazines as normal. However we want to keep in touch with you, our readers, by publishing regular e-newsletters listing things to do for you and your children. This is our first issue and we want to keep you informed of local events you can access as a family – all of which are FREE!


Life Goes Online

Life Science Centre's doors are temporarily closed, but that isn't stopping them from bringing you live demos, kitchen science experiments and making activities that can be replicated at home with everyday materials.


Seven Stories Digital Storytime

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, is partnering with Andersen Press to provide free and accessible readings of their picture books in exclusive weekly virtual story times every Friday at 10am on the Seven Stories’ Facebook page.


TWAM Activities and
Virtual Tours

Get stuck in to some family-friendly learning activities or take a virtual tour of your favourite venue with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.


Durham University Online Learning

Durham University Library & Collections have created a suite of online family & children resources based upon the collections of the Oriental Museum, Palace Green Library Archives & Special Collections, Museum of Archaeology, Durham Castle and the Art Collection.


WWT Learning Hub

WWT has launched an online ‘wild’ home learning hub to help parents teach their primary school aged children key parts of the science curriculum. This hub is updated every Monday morning with new videos, quizzes and activities, created with family learning in mind.


Sunderland Culture - Stay Connected

Arts Centre Washington, National Glass Centre, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens are all connected to bring you some interesting and inspiring content which will help brighten your days during this period.


Discover Beamish Museum from Home

Experience Beamish Museum from home with a steam train ride at Pockerley Waggonway, a horse & carriage ride around the museum or have a lesson with The Beamish School Headteacher. New activities constantly being added, so keep visiting online!


Durham Story Telling

Enjoy storytelling sessions from DCC library service, the online service has been extended following a fantastic response! Classic tales, retold by regional artists, will go live each Thursday.

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