21 things to cross off your North East bucket list this summer - how many can you do?

Can you cross everything off our North East summer bucket list?
Can you cross everything off our North East summer bucket list?
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It's hard to believe that the summer holidays have rolled around already. Don't worry though - there's plenty to keep you busy.

If you fancy getting our and about over the next six weeks and checking out the best that the North East has to offer, then we have a challenge for you.

Have you ever been to the Heugh Battery Museum?

Have you ever been to the Heugh Battery Museum?

Take a look at our North East summer bucket list below - and see how many of these places you'd like to visit.

We're looking for someone who can tick off the whole list by September 4. Are you up to the challenge?

Share your photos with us on Facebook when you've ticked off one of the items - and keep us updated on your journey.

THE BUCKET LIST

How about a trip on the Shields Ferry?

How about a trip on the Shields Ferry?

1. Penshaw Monument (Sunderland): Climb Penshaw Hill, explore the monument and enjoy the view. It's well worth the view. Click here for more information.

2. Pets Corner at Jesmond Dene (Newcastle): Perfect for a sunny day! Find animals of all shapes and sizes at the fantastic outdoor attraction. Click here for more information.

3. High Force Waterfall (County Durham): Enjoy nature at its finest with a trip to the waterfall. Click here for more information.

4. Ocean Beach Pleasure Park (South Shields): Rides! Ice creams! The seaside! Do we really need to persuade you? Click here for more information.

Take some time this summer to visit the Ocean Beach Pleasure Park.

Take some time this summer to visit the Ocean Beach Pleasure Park.

5. Tynemouth Longsands (North Tyneside): Get yourself lunch from the chippy of your choice, kick back and just enjoy the weather (we hope). Click here for more information.

6. The National Glass Centre (Sunderland): We always need a plan for a rainy day - and this is one of the best places to visit in the city. Click here for more information.

7. Hartlepool Maritime Experience (Hartlepool): Travel back in time and learn a little something - even in the holidays! Click here for more information.

8. Durham Market Hall (Durham City): Everyone loves a treat - especially when it comes to the kids. So see what you can get here. Click here for more information.

Enjoy the outdoors in the gardens of Washington Old Hall.

Enjoy the outdoors in the gardens of Washington Old Hall.

9. The gardens at Washington Old Hall (Washington): Escape from the hustle and bustle and find some peace in this gorgeous outdoor haven. Click here for more information.

10. BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead): A perfect place to start the artistic education - and with a playground exhibition on until October, the perfect place for the school holidays! Click here for more information.

11. Heugh Battery Museum (Hartlepool): The First World War is an important part of our history - so learn about it here. Click here for more information.

12. New Moor Farm (Darlington): Get up close and personal with the Jersey cows - and enjoy an ice cream afterwards too! Click here for more information.

13. Roker and Seaburn beaches (Sunderland): With fun days planned across the summer holidays, there really is no better time to be beside the seaside. Click here for more information.

14. The Shields Ferry (North and South Shields): It's practically an institution if you live in the region to take a trip on the ferry!

Take a trip to The Alnwick Garden.

Take a trip to The Alnwick Garden.

15. The Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle): With a variety of films, exhibitions and screenings on the diary you're bound to find something for your tastes. Click here for more information.

16. The Alnwick Garden (Alnwick): There is so much to do you best block out a whole day. Click here for more information.

17. Beamish (County Durham): You may have been before, but we think you'll agree that no summer holiday is complete without a quarter of your favourite sweeties from the shop! Click here for more information.

18. RSPB Saltholme (near Hartlepool): Make the the most of the summer weather with a trip here to meet the minibeasts! Click here for more information.

19. Arbeia Roman Fort (South Shields): With a packed programme of summer events, it's the perfect time for a visit. Click here for more information.

20. Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (Middlesbrough): Check out the latest collections and exhibitions - save it for a gloomy day. Click here for more information.

21. Gravity Force Trampoline Park (Sunderland): Jump to it, have fun and keep fit with this day out with a difference. Click here for more information.