Days Out Tyne and Wear


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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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.
Funtastic Indoor Play Centre - Sunderland
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Funtastic Indoor Play Centre - Sunderland
Funtastic Indoor Play Centre Unit 2, Sunrise Enterprise Park Ferryboat Lane Sunderland Tyne and Wear SR5 3RX Telephone: 0191 548 5050
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...
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...
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...
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...

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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...
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...
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....
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...
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....
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 &...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Star Bowl - North Shields
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Star Bowl - North Shields
24 Lane state of the art Ten Pin Bowling alley, situated at Royal Quays next to Wet n Wild. Family Club: For the best bowling has to offer, join the club! The Family Club scores you access to tons...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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. ...
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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.