Days Out Tyne and Wear

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1st Bowl Newcastle upon Tyne
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1st Bowl Newcastle upon Tyne
1st Bowl is Newcastle's best value and tenpin bowling and entertainment venue with 16 professional bowling lanes, fully licensed bar, pool tables, cutting edge arcade entertainment complex and a diner serving the best quality food around - all at the right price!.
Adventurelands - Newcastle upon Tyne
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Adventurelands - Newcastle upon Tyne
Philosophy and Aims Our overall philosophy is to provide a high quality environment placing parental comfort alongside child safety and security, whilst working towards wider health related targets. Physical Activity Adventurelands works to reduce the level of childhood obesity and generally to improve the fitness of children as part of its...
AMF Bowling Washington
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AMF Bowling Washington
Bowling, delicious food and drink, amusements and more. Find out why were the best in all round family entertainment! Opening Times Monday 10am-11pm Tuesday 10am-11pm Wednesday 10am-11pm Thursday 10am-11pm Friday 10am-12am Saturday 10am-12am Sunday 10am-11pm Bowling games can be booked up to 30 mins before closing.
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum - South Shields
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Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum - South Shields
An insight into Roman Britain Built around AD160, Arbeia Roman Fort once guarded the entrance to the River Tyne, playing an essential role in the mighty frontier system. Based four miles east of the end of Hadrian's Wall at South Shields, the Fort was originally built to house a garrison and soon became the military supply base for the 17 Forts...
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art - Gateshead
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Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art - Gateshead
BALTIC is a place where visitors can experience innovative and provocative new art, relax, have fun, learn and discover fresh ideas.
Battlezone Laser Gateshead
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Battlezone Laser Gateshead
Get ready to enter a world of adrenaline-pumping, nerve-jangling, heart pounding action! A world where your courage will be pushed to the very limit, your daring put to the sternest of tests and your ability to stay cool-headed under pressure given its most demanding challenge ever. Get ready to enter Battlezone Laser, the ultimate laser tag...
BBC Newcastle Tour
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BBC Newcastle Tour
The National Television Awards 2016 were held on Wednesday 20th January 2016 at the 02 in Greenwich. We've collated the BBC winners from the evening in this blog post, including awards for Great British Bake Off, Doctor Foster, actress Suranne Jones (for her performance in Doctor Foster), Danny Dyer (for his performance in EastEnders) ...
Bede's World - Jarrow
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Bede's World - Jarrow
Come for a fun and leisurely day out at Bede’s World, where you’ll learn all about Bede and the Anglo-Saxon way of life in Northumbria. Find out what life would have been like with a visit to our working farm. See our replica buildings made of wattle and daub, built with truly original materials and methods, using skills that would...
Belsay Hall - Castle and Gardens
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Belsay Hall - Castle and Gardens
With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in north-east England. Explore the grand medieval castle, later extended to include a magnificent Jacobean mansion and don’t miss the stunning views from the top of the tower. Then it’s on to Belsay Hall, an architectural masterpiece inspired...
Benwell Roman Temple - Hadrian's Wall
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Benwell Roman Temple - Hadrian's Wall
The remains of Benwell Roman Temple can be found in a residential area a few miles from the centre of Newcastle. It was a small temple to the native god Antenociticus, in the civilian settlement which stood outside Benwell fort. Read more about the history of the temple. Before You Go Parking: On street parking is possible close to the...
Benwell Vallum Crossing
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Benwell Vallum Crossing
A stone-built causeway, where the road from the south crossed the Vallum earthwork on its way to Benwell fort. Opening Times 30 April 2017 - 24 March 2018 Open any reasonable time during daylight hours 25 March 2018 onwards Opening times will be available nearer the time
Bowes Railway - Gateshead
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Bowes Railway - Gateshead
We are the only operational preserved standard gauge rope-hauled railway in the world. Our Springwell site is open Monday to Saturday throughout the year. Trains operate on selected Sundays and special days as advertised.
Castle Keep - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Castle Keep - Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Castle of Newcastle Upon Tyne stands on a steep sided promontory overlooking the River Tyne. The site has been occupied for nearly 2000 years, with flint flakes and a stone axehead found in archaeological excavations testament to much earlier prehistoric activity.
Centre for Life - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Centre for Life - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Exhibitions, events, theatre shows and the biggest planetarium in the North- all included in the price of admission!   Have you come to Life yet? We’re an award-winning science centre full of exciting exhibitions, activities and events for all ages. Our programme changes regularly so there’s always a new reason to visit. And...
Cheeky Charlies - Sunderland
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Cheeky Charlies - Sunderland
Cheeky Charlies has a large play area for over 3's with slides, ball pools, mini zip slide & lots of areas to climb and play around. In addition there is a Go-Karting area for the Children to ride on & large raised play area for football and playing.  Birthday Parties at Cheeky Charlies, book your Childrens party with a party...
City Pool -  Newcastle Upon Tyne
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City Pool - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Situated in the heart of the City Centre, the City Pool is an ideal place to get active, with excellent swimming & gym facilities. It’s also a perfect place to relax, boasting Newcastle’s oldest Turkish bath
Cosmic Kids - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Cosmic Kids - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Cosmic Kids, The Killingworth Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE12 6YT, England tel: 01912 566677 fax: 01912 566688

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Curious About Newcastle
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Curious About Newcastle
If you're curious about the town or city that you're visiting, you'll love our self-guided walks which take you to the most fascinating areas - download them, or we'll post them to you. You'll discover what's important, at your own speed, and level of interest. Admission: £4.99 for a download, or £5.50 plus P and P for a pre...
Denton Hall Turret - Hadrian's Wall
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Denton Hall Turret - Hadrian's Wall
The foundations of this turret and a 65-metre length of Hadrian's Wall lie immediately beside the A69. Built of unusually large stones, the turret has a platform in one corner which probably served as the base for a ladder to reach the upper floors. Before You Go Parking: On street parking is available at the site. Plan a Great Day Out ...
Discovery Museum - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Discovery Museum - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Discovery Museum is the ideal place to find out all about life on Tyneside, from the region's shipbuilding heritage to inventions which changed the world. Packed full of interactive displays it is the perfect place for all ages to learn and have fun. Discovery also has special displays for children under 5 and 7 years old.
Dunes Bowl - South Shields
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Dunes Bowl - South Shields
he Dunes Ten Pin Bowl is part of the newly formed Ignition Event Group. As a group we specialise in offering our customers value entertainment linked with a social experience for families, friends and businesses. The Dunes is an entertainment centre with a spacious interior that offers the participant a relaxed, friendly atmosphere...
Dynamix Skatepark
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Dynamix Skatepark
We are an Indoor Skatepark, Circus Skills training and Performing Arts Centre, and we run as a not for profit Community Interest Company. Please see our News page for details of our Christmas Holidays opening times, including a fun event on Monday 21st December for Under 18s to participate in. We run timetabled sessions, with supervised...
F1K Indoor Karting -Gateshead
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F1K Indoor Karting -Gateshead
Junior & Cadet Go Kart driving experiences and children’s parties are a great way of getting your budding F1 stars of the future to take to the track and experience this exhilarating motorsport. Our experienced trained track staff will be on hand at all times to ensure their safety and their full enjoyment of this very special...
Facepainting and temporary tattoos Newcastle
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Facepainting and temporary tattoos Newcastle
Facepainting and temporary tattoos for children's parties, special occasions. Corporate events, Hen parties and birthdays.
Gibside - Gateshead
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Gibside - Gateshead
Stunning 18th-century landscape park and nature reserve A taste of the country on the edge of the city… Discover fine Derwent Valley views, winding paths and refreshing open spaces while exploring our elegant buildings and ruins. Gibside is a Georgian 'grand design' on a spectacular scale; the vision of coal baron George...
GO APE Matfen - Tyne and Wear
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GO APE Matfen - Tyne and Wear
If you like the idea of an amazing high wire forest tree top course then Go Ape could be just your thing. We have Tarzan swings, rope bridges, ladders, tunnels and zip lines suspended up to 40 feet high in the tree tops. Go Ape is an award-winning confidence course with branches throughout the UK.  The Go Ape course will appeal to a...
Great North Museum - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Great North Museum - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Highlights include a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian's Wall, major displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms, spectacular objects from the Ancient Greeks and mummies from Ancient Egypt, a planetarium and a life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton and much more...Free entry
Haven Point
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Haven Point
Haven Point is our state of the art leisure facility at South Shields seafront, boasting:     a 25 metre competition pool and 18 metre teaching pool, both with adjustable floors for varying age groups and abilities     leisure waters with slides, sprays, bubble spa and water play     a sauna and steam...

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Hotpotz Ceramic Painting - Whitley Bay
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Hotpotz Ceramic Painting - Whitley Bay
Hotpotz, as featured on CBeebies, is a Ceramic Painting Studio in the coastal town of Whitley Bay. We offer an innovative opportunity for people of all ages to come and try something different and create their very own work of art. At Hotpotz everyone can create a work of art to treasure forever. Our 'Pop in and Paint' studio is open for...
Hylton Castle
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Hylton Castle
 This distinctive and highly decorative gatehouse-tower of a castle was built by the wealthy Sir William Hylton shortly before 1400. Originally containing four floors of self-contained family accommodation, its entrance front displays royal and family heraldry, including Richard II's white hart badge. Read more about the history of Hylton...
Jacks Den - Whitley Bay
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Jacks Den - Whitley Bay
Jack's Den is a family run business that is aiming to provide the Whitley Bay area with a safe, fun, exciting children's entertainment facility for children aged from 0 to 8 years old. This will assist children to grow physically, emotionally and mentally through interactive play with their parents, peers and the facility itself.
Karting North East
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Karting North East
With a highly experienced and dedicated team, we offer the UK's leading Karting experience and much more, with Paintball, Rage Rally, Archery + Tomahawks and Off Road 4x4 also available on site. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, arranging a stag or hen weekend to remember or simply planning a fun-packed day out, we've got it covered.  ...
KiKis Kabin - North Shields
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KiKis Kabin - North Shields
Kiki's Kabin is an award-winning indoor soft play area and café spread over 10,000 sq feet in an old church in North Shields, Tyne and Wear. Kiki's Kabin caters for children aged 0-12 years and has facilities for adults to relax and enjoy spending quality time with the family or take a seat in our large café which seats over 130...
Laing Art Gallery - Newcastle upon Tyne
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Laing Art Gallery - Newcastle upon Tyne
The Laing is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture and its exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East. The Gallery has a packed programme of free events including gallery talks, family activities and artists’ events. Free entry.
Laser Battlefield - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Laser Battlefield - Newcastle Upon Tyne
If you've played Call of Duty on XBOX or Playstation, or just want to know what it feels like to be a member of a special ops team....its time to test your skills for real at Laser Battlefield. Our laser weapons are used by the Royal Marine Commandos in training exercises, we're talking some serious technology. Missions can be played either...
Laser Quest Sunderland
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Laser Quest Sunderland
Quasar Laser Quest Sunderland  is a real life, first person shooter experience! Using laser tag equipment in a safe environment arena, Laser Quest provides you with a unique and exhilarating experience. Cunning, stealth, precision shots or all out rapid fire, whatever your strategy our high tech laser targeting weapon system allows you to...
Longsands Beach - Tynemouth
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Longsands Beach - Tynemouth
Golden sandy beach with rocks, dunes and cliffs. 10 minute walk from Cullercoats Metro station (north) and Tynemouth Metro station (south). Accessible at the north and south by access road and steps from the seafront. Blue Flag award. Dogs banned from 1st May to 30th September on Tynemouth Longsands south from Beach Road to the former outdoor...
MFA Bowl Newcastle
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MFA Bowl Newcastle
For the best bowling has to offer, join the club! The Family Club scores you access to tons of great offers, coupons, discounted bowling and more. Exclusive offers delivered to your inbox and/or mobile device. News about Upcoming events and promotions Admission: Adult £4.95 £9.90 £10.90 Under 16s £3.95 £7.90...
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun - Gateshead
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Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun - Gateshead
Exciting indoor play and party centre with 10,000sq ft of family fun including multi level soft play climbing frame and Aztec tower, inflatable temple and spooky tomb. Separate under 5s play village with baby crawling pit, activity room with daily events and games room with Sony Play Stations. The Enchanted Kingdom party room, themed private party...
Murton Equestrian Centre
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Murton Equestrian Centre
We are a friendly, family run riding school and livery yard approved by The British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools and The Pony Club. Established in 1976 by the Sharp family and today managed by their daughter Leigh Belbin, the centre has a long-standing love of horses and teaching people to ride. Admission: Lessons...
Namco Funscape - Gateshead
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Namco Funscape - Gateshead
Namco Funscape is the North Easts most unique venue. 38'000 sq ft of state-of-the-art arcade games, spectacular bar and pool area, 18 lanes of Tenpin Bowling including a VIP bowling lounge and the fastest dodgem track in Europe! Located conveniently in the Yellow Mall at Gateshead's famous Metrocentre, Namco Funscape has 1000's of free parking...
National Glass Centre
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National Glass Centre
Enjoy a wonderful mix of traditional, regional fayre accented with flair and a modern twist. Our amazing daily glass blowing, lathe and flame working demonstrations are free and run throughout the day. Echoing the philosophy of National Glass Centre, the menu showcases heritage and innovation, delivered with creativity and passion. Open...
Newburn Activity Centre - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Newburn Activity Centre - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newburn Activity Centre is found fifteen minutes away from Newcastle City centre on the banks of the River Tyne in the beautiful Tyne Valley. At Newburn we offer a wide variety of indoor & outdoor activities that will appeal to novices and experts, children and adults, individuals, groups, families or schools. Our indoor facilities boast a...
Newcastle Climbing Centre
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Newcastle Climbing Centre
Newcastle Climbing Centre welcomes everyone whether you are a novice who wants to gain experience and develop skills or a dedicated rock athlete looking to push your limits. We provide an environment that caters for all abilities and offers the best indoor climbing experience. Admission: Starter sessions begin from £9 for...
Newcastle United Football Club Tour - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Newcastle United Football Club Tour - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Your knowledgeable tour guide will show you many areas you will never have seen before - as well as some very famous ones! Tour highlights include: · Take a look inside the changing rooms · Find out what it feels like to stand pitchside · See the dugouts · Find out what happens in the Media Suite · See the...
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park - South Shields
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Ocean Beach Pleasure Park - South Shields
Here at Ocean Beach, we regularly change the rides and attractions to ensure that each visit is an exciting new experience for both new and regular visitors.To have a look at some of our previous attractions click here or to see some of the rides we are introducing to the park this year, view the coming soon section. If you would like to be the...
Override Skate Park
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Override Skate Park
Override Indoor Skatepark is a space where riders of all ages can practice and improve their skills, rain or shine. We work with beginners in a safe environment to show them how to use the skate park responsibly and enjoyably. See our opening times page for information on our regular events and competitions as well as demos by sponsored...
Parklands Mini Golf
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Parklands Mini Golf
The Mini Golf provides synthetic putting greens, obstacles and water features and has been designed to suit all abilities from the novice to the experienced golfer, we also provide scorecards to enhance the fun and competitiveness. Admission: Adult £4 Child £2.75 Family £12 Children under 3 admitted free!   ...
Penshaw Equestrian Centre
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Penshaw Equestrian Centre
Welcome to Penshaw Equestrian Centre, Penshaw Equestrian Centre is situated at the foot of Penshaw Monument and is a British Horse Society approved centre. We offer riding tuition for riders at all levels from tiny tots (age 2 1/2) to riders wishing to do their BHS Examinations Admission: Initial assessment lesson £23; further...
Popolo Ceramico
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Popolo Ceramico
Popolo Ceramico is a ceramics business that specialise in personalised ceramics. The business was founded by Christina Taylor-Chisholm in 2010. Christina studied Art in Newcastle upon-Tyne and has always had a passion for ceramics. As a working mother, after a career in Project Management Christina decided to leave her job and set up her own...
Pots and Pancakes - North Shields
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Pots and Pancakes - North Shields
Our Café in North Shields provides an exciting environment for ceramic painting. We have a wide range of pottery pieces and colours to choose from or you can even create your own piece using clay. Pots & Pancakes is a great place to spend a couple of hours relaxing and creating a unique piece of pottery no matter what your age of...
Quasar South Shields
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Quasar South Shields
Looking for something different to do? Weather not great but don’t want to be stuck in the house? Why not come down to Quasar South Shields where you can have serious fun with a laser gun, whatever the weather. Situated within Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, Quasar is a non-contact activity which can be enjoyed by everyone – no matter...
River Escapes - North Shields
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River Escapes - North Shields
Escape the everyday and do something different; be it for business or pleasure. A River Escapes cruise is perfect for any occasion - a sightseeing trip, a corporate event, an exclusive celebration or an upbeat evening party.
Roker Park
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Roker Park
Roker Park by the coast is home to many leisure features such as children's railway, play area and model boating lake. Roker Park right next to the coast has almost seven hectares of leisure features including: Floral displays Model boating lake Water features Model railway Bowling greens Tennis courts Basketball court Kick about area ...
Rosebud Ceramics
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Rosebud Ceramics
Established since 2004, Rosebud Ceramics have brought an enjoyable, relaxing activity to Sunderland City Centre, covering the North East. Anyone of any age and ability can achieve something special. We are a family run business based in Sunderland City Centre, offering silver handprint, fingerprint and pet print jewellery, pottery painting,...
Royal Quays - North Shields
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Royal Quays - North Shields
Royal Quays is located on the Royal Quays Outlet Centre in the Port of Tyne beside a retail park.  A short distance away the ferry boats can be seen coming to and from destinations such as Amsterdam along with Mediterranean Cruise ships which come in twice a week.  We are therefore a very popular destination for travellers to meet up and...
Saltwell Park - Gateshead
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Saltwell Park - Gateshead
Nestling in the heart of Gateshead’s urban centre is Saltwell Park, one of the borough’s hidden gems. Step through the gates and enter a different world. This enchanting park has cast its spell on visitors since 1876, and is still captivating visitors today. The park has over two million visitors each year. 
Seaton Delaval Hall - Whitley Bay
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Seaton Delaval Hall - Whitley Bay
Seaton Delaval Hall is an English baroque house, built between 1718 and 1728 for Admiral George Delaval.  The house is regarded as the finest example of design by Sir John Vanbrugh; who also built Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard.  Of particular note are the Coach House with a collection of interesting vehicles and a restored Ice House....
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum - Wallsend
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Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum - Wallsend
In AD122 the Emperor Hadrian ordered a mighty frontier system to be built across Britain to defend the Roman Empire from the barbarians to the North. The result was Hadrian's Wall, a 73 mile barrier stretching from the River Tyne in the east to the Solway Firth in the west. Segedunum, which means strong Fort, stood at the eastern end of...
Seven Stories - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Seven Stories - Newcastle Upon Tyne
We celebrate the art of children's books, their place in our childhood and in our culture. Seven Stories opened on the 19th August 2005, to showcase a national collection of manuscripts and illustrations of some of the UK's finest authors and illustrators for children. Seven Stories is The National Centre for Children's Books. We select...
Souter Lighthouse - Sunderland
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Souter Lighthouse - Sunderland
Striking Victorian lighthouse above 2½ miles of beach, cliff and grasslands with spectacular views     * The world's first electric lighthouse     * 76 steps to climb to reach the very top of the tower     * Loads of activities for children     * Outdoor play area...
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery
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South Shields Museum and Art Gallery
This friendly venue explores the story of South Tyneside through sensational displays, hands-on exhibits and stunning art, including the lifetime achievement of the successful local author Catherine Cookson. Free entry.
Squiggles N Giggles
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Squiggles N Giggles
I would like to introduce myself to you all and tell you a little bit about myself and my background! My name is Louise Cervantes-Jordan and I am a local mum, resident to North Tyneside.  I have a wealth of skills and over 15 years experience in working with children and their parents in play, educational and support capacities. Being...
St Marys Lighthouse - Whitley Bay
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St Marys Lighthouse - Whitley Bay
Reached between the tides via a short causeway from the car park, St. Mary's has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island. Visitors can climb the 137 steps inside the tower to the lantern room to enjoy spectacular views along the North East coast of England. If you cannot manage the steps, a live video facility...
St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow
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St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow
The monastery at Jarrow was one of Europe's most influential centres of learning and culture in the 7th century. The remains standing today are from the medieval monastery, but part of the Anglo-Saxon monastery survives today as the chancel of St Paul's Church. Read more about the history of the monastery. Before You Go Parking: Car parking...
Stephenson Railway Museum - North Shields
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Stephenson Railway Museum - North Shields
Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at the home of George Stephenson's 'Billy' and many other engines from the great age of steam.
Stepney Bank Stables
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Stepney Bank Stables
As part of these lessons riders will be using combined training to develop their overall riding skills.  Combined training involves a balance of flat work and jumping in which riders will review and improve their jumping throughout the course. Jumping can also be taught as part of an indoor private lesson; just ask your instructor if you'd...
Sunderland Aquatic Centre
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Sunderland Aquatic Centre
Sunderland Aquatic and Wellness Centre is a great place to get fit, socialise and have fun.  The centre has the finest swimming and diving facilities in the North East boasting the only 50m swimming pool between Leeds and Edinburgh, as well as a Wellness Centre and exercise studio. The pool has something for everyone, with lanes for swimming,...
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
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Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
A museum, art gallery, exhibition space and Winter Gardens combine to create a stunning visitor attraction in the heart of the city centre. Exciting displays interpret the wide variety of collections, using hands-on exhibits, computer interactives and video presentations. Free entry.
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
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Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a major regional museum, art gallery and archives service. We manage a collection of nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear. We are supported by the five local authorities of the area and Newcastle University. TWAM is also a Major Partner Museum funded by...
Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour
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Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour
The Sunderland Stadium of Light is the magnificent home of Sunderland AFC. With a capacity of 49,000 seats; it stands majestic on the banks of the River Wear, a stadium worthy of a team that has one of the proudest histories in the game.
Sunderland Wall
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Sunderland Wall
Sunderland Wall is the number one climbing wall in Sunderland, and is one of the largest indoor climbing centres in the UK with a range of climbs suitable for new and experienced climbers, a massive 23 metre wall as well as offering over 900m2 of climbing and bouldering. We offer a range of courses for both adults and children, and cater for...
Temple Park Centre - South Shields
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Temple Park Centre - South Shields
Temple Park Centre is one of the largest leisure facilities in the North East. It boasts a fantastic leisure pool with flume and wave machine. Sport and fitness fans can take advantage of the multi-purpose sports hall, squash courts, fitness suites, youth gym, gymnastics centre and aerobics studio. Outside there's two 7-a-side synthetic football...

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The Ceramic Experience - Blaydon
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The Ceramic Experience - Blaydon
Select your own piece of bisque (unpainted pottery), draw your design, and start painting. Let your imagination run wild! We supply everything from stamps and stencils, to aprons, brushes, tiles and paint, all of which are non-toxic and food safe. With hundreds of bisque shapesfor you to choose from, we really do have something for everyone....
The Giants Den - Gateshead
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The Giants Den - Gateshead
The Giants Den .......... is the North East's premier indoor adventure play area and party venue. Located on the Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, The Giants Den is a massive 15,000sq ft of non-stop fun for children up to 12 years of age. Why not let us make your childs party something to remember. Choose from a range of party...
The Magic Lantern - North Shields
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The Magic Lantern - North Shields
The Magic Lantern is an attractive pub with many facilities to suit all ages.  We re-opened in Spring 2008 following a refurbishment with a stylish and relaxed new look. The pub is open plan decorated in warm & inviting colours with touches such as a feature wine wall. Whilst you can eat anywhere there is also a small bar area to enjoy...
The Sandcastle - Sunderland
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The Sandcastle - Sunderland
The Sandcastle is a family pub with amazing children's facilities including a Fun House.  This has an array of modern and safe play equipment. We can cater for children's parties at very affordable prices and always welcome enquires. For the adults we serve a wide range of drinks and serve food from a good quality and varied menu. ...
The Wessington - Sunderland
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The Wessington - Sunderland
The Wessington in Castletown, an estate of Sunderland, is just 100 yards from the A19. Being in quite a residential area but with surrounding industry we attract a good mix of clientele. We are only two miles from Sunderland Football Stadium, the Stadium of Light, making us a popular venue when matches are being played.  We also show Sky...
The Whitley Bay Treehouse - Whitley Bay
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The Whitley Bay Treehouse - Whitley Bay
The Treehouse has 3,000 sq ft. full of soft play equipment, a toddler area, party area, baby changing facilities and a cafe.
Toy Museum - North Shields
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Toy Museum - North Shields
The museum has over 8,000 toys on display dating from 1890-1970. We have clockwork and mechanical toys, dolls, prams, cars, puzzles, games, pedal cars and childhood memorabilia. The only toy museum in the north of England looking out onto the sea.
Tynemouth Blue Reef Aquarium
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Tynemouth Blue Reef Aquarium
Blue Reef is a great place for visitors of all ages to find out more about the wonders of the deep. As well as innovative displays, informative talks and feeding demonstrations, there's an ever changing programme of events, exhibitions and themed activities to keep the family fully entertained We're a baby friendly attraction with changing...
Tynemouth Pool - North Shields
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Tynemouth Pool - North Shields
Tynemouth swimming pool also offers a gym, spa and health suite. A variety of kids activities are available and you can even host your kids birthday party at the Tynemouth swimming pool. Please contact the Tynemouth swimming pool for details
Tynemouth Priory and Castle
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Tynemouth Priory and Castle
Tynemouth Castle and Priory on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England. Overlooking the North Sea and the River Tyne, it dominates the headland. With its 2000 year history and beautiful views it is the perfect location for a family fun day out.
Tynemouth Treasure Trail
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Tynemouth Treasure Trail
Treasure Trails started in 2005 in Cornwall when a Treasure Trail was written around the founders home town for a charity event -  this proved such a success that he decided to write more Trails around Cornwall and sell them at craft shows for a bit of fun. Unbeknown to him, someone who had completed one of his Trails entered him into the...
Victoria Tunnel
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Victoria Tunnel
The Victoria Tunnel is a preserved 19th century waggonway under the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne, to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river and operated between 1842 and the 1860s. The Tunnel was converted in 1939 into an air raid shelter to protect thousands of Newcastle citizens during World War 2. In...
WACKY WAREHOUSE Boldon - Story Book
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WACKY WAREHOUSE Boldon - Story Book
Story Book, is on Boldon Business Park, in Boldon, situated just off the A19.  Now known as a Two For One venue, we have a quality menu available with food to suit all tastes.  The Two for One deal lets you simply order two adult main meals and get the cheapest one free.  There is a wide selection of beverages available at the...
Wet 'n Wild - North Shields
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Wet 'n Wild - North Shields
Wet 'n Wild is a indoor water park situated in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. It is the United Kingdom's largest indoor water park. The park is situated in the Royal Quays complex, and features numerous slides, a wave machine, and rapids. Another slide is due to be installed early 2012 but it has not yet been released what it will be...
Whitley Bay Ice Rink
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Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Whitley Bay Ice Rink is used by thousands of people each week. Whether you are an experienced ice skater, hockey player or absolute beginner, the Ice Rink is available all the year round for you to have fun. The rink is home to Whitley Warriors Ice Hockey team.
Whitley Bay South Beach
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Whitley Bay South Beach
St Mary's Island, Lighthouse and Visitor Centre is close to the town. Cross the short tidal causeway,  climb the 137 steps inside the tower and experience spectacular coastal views.   Live video facilities allow visitors to experience these panoramic views, but at the comfort of ground level.   Also available are various...
WWT Washington Wetland Centre
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WWT Washington Wetland Centre
Set in 45 hectares of stunning wetland and woodland on the River Wear, Washington Wetland Centre is one of the North East's biggest conservation success stories. So much to see and do Our vibrant and fascinating wetlands area is home to exotic birds, amazing insects and beautiful wild scenery.  Don’t miss: Our...
XS Superbowl - Newcastle Upon Tyne
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XS Superbowl - Newcastle Upon Tyne
For fun bowlers and the more serious players Namco offers the very latest in bowling facilities including automatic scoring, feature lighting and 'bumpers' to help our less experienced customers. Arcade: Shoot’em-ups, Racecar simulators, cuddly toy claw cranes – Namco Funscape venues are packed with the most advanced and cherished...
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tyne_and_wear.pngWelcome to the wonderful county of Tyne and Wear. If you need child friendly ideas where to take the kids, kids days out, or fun things to do with the kids in Tyne and Wear then we can help. We have family pubs with kids play areas, soft play areas, indoor play areas, outdoor play areas, playgrounds, aquariums, castles, stately homes, children's clubs such as Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Guides, youth clubs, activity centres, Air, Sea, Army Cadets. We list children's entertainers in Tyne and Wear if you are planning a birthday, cinema, theatre, petting zoo, animal farms, children's farms, leisure hire, museum and art gallery, nature areas such as parks, and countryside walks and beaches. We have kids activities related to outdoor pursuits and sports such as swimming, ice skating, ten pin bowling and football centres. We list theme parks and Adventure Parks in Tyne and Wear. If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals then we have them. Don't forget to look at the nearby counties of Northumberland and County Durham to see what they can offer you. We now list seaside towns in Tyne and Wear, so grab your bucket and spade and head for the Tyne and Wear seaside with the kids. We have days out with the kids in Tyne and Wear in and near :- Birtley, Felling, Gateshead, Houghton le Spring, Jarrow, Longbenton, Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Shields, South Shields, Sunderland, Wallsend, Washington, West Boldon and Whitley Bay.