There are a number of ideal locations for rock climbing, including Simonside, Thrunton, Coe and Callaly crags.
Please take a look at http://thenmc.org.uk/ where you will find information for experienced and novice climbers within the area.
Go Ape, located at Matfen Hall in Newcastle combines climbing with tree top adventure. Nestled within some of the UK’s most unspoiled and beautiful areas, you can fly through the trees on zip lines whilst taking in some breath taking scenery. Go Ape is a family friendly environment making this a fun, family day out, https://goape.co.uk
For those wishing to do some indoor climbing, Clip N Climb is an exciting new rock climbing indoor theme park in Cramlington. Clip N Climb makes indoor climbing fun and safe so all family members, aged 4 and above are able to join in. Due to its indoor location, you can still enjoy climbing, even on a rainy day, http://www.clipnclimbcramlington.co.uk