Parklands Mini Golf (4 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Parklands Mini Golf
Beautifully crafted, floodlit 18 hole course featuring a synthetic putting surface so it’s open all year round. There’s no need to book and open competitions are available.
Wentworth Leisure Centre (21 miles)
Wentworth Leisure Centre
A leisure centre with pool, play and bowling facilities. Swim and have fun in our pools and splash areas. Enjoy a game in our bowling alley at Wentworth Bowl,play in Jungle Jacks soft play area and enjoy refreshments at our pool side Cafe.
Planet Leisure (26 miles)
Offering indoor adventure play, bowling, ice skating and for over 8s thrilling laser tag and aerial trekking!
Cragside House and Gardens (26 miles)
Cragside House and Gardens
There is something for everyone at Cragside House and Gardens including a rhododendron labyrinth and an adventure playground for kids.
Redcar Beacon (32 miles)
Offers visitors the chance to enjoy 360 degree views of Redcar seafront from 80ft up. Lift available, open roof terrace topped.
The Bunker (42 miles)
Giant indoor soft play area, 18 hole crazy golf and the best fish n chips in town! Worth a walk around the area too as stunning ocean views.
The Forbidden Corner (50 miles)
The Forbidden Corner
Find the hidden temple Indiana Jones would feel at home in the Forbidden Corner, an extraordinary folly in North Yorkshire. Statues blink at you, paths lead nowhere, skeletons lurk in underground chambers and a temple hides behind artful landscaping. Your job is to work your way through the maze. Unique, and just scary enough to give everyone a thrill.
Abbott Lodge (52 miles)
Abbott Lodge is a working dairy farm which produces over 40 flavours of homemade Jersey ice cream. Visitors can also see Jersey Cows and calves in the nearby field and kids can have fun in the indoor and outdoor play areas.
Rheged (53 miles)
Located in Europes largest grass covered building, children visiting Rheged can get creative in our pottery painting workshop or play in turrets and tunnels outdoor adventure playground. We have an indoor soft play area and the largest 3d cinema in the north west. There are childrens events every school holiday such as bushcraft, gardening, cooking and theatre productions.
Go Ape Forest Segway (61 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Dalby Forest. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Newby Hall Adventure Garden (61 miles)
Newby Hall Adventure Garden
A paddling pool, sandpit and swings for toddlers through to climbing frames and bridges, an aerial slide and pedalo boats for the older children. And of course, Newby's famous Miniature Railway is for children and adults alike - of all ages!
The Puzzling Place (68 miles)
The Puzzling Place
A fascinating, fun and social excursion into the wonderful world of optical illusion, which will leave you, quite literally, not believing your eyes! Suitable for all ages, featuring anti gravity and hologram effects plus loads more.
Stockeld Park (72 miles)
Yorkshires brand new and original family day out - The Summer Adventure - is now open! Explore, climb and discover new adventure playground areas in our Enchanted Forest including Tangle Tree Climb, Woodsands Cove, Tepee Encampment, alongside go karts, electric scooters, retro roller rink, Inflatable Zone and lots more outdoor fun and indoor play and crafts.
The Yard (74 miles)
Creative and adventure play for children and young people with additional support needs!
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park (7 miles)
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park
- Rollercoasters, Dodgems, Go Karts, Mini Teacups and much more come and join us for a fun filled family day out. Free Admission Amusement Park, where you pay as you play, situated on the North East Coast.
Check website for ticket offers.
Blue Reef Aquarium (7 miles)
Blue Reef Aquarium
Take the ultimate undersea safari at the award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth where there's a world of underwater adventure just waiting to be discovered.
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens (11 miles)
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens
Visit Northumberland’s newest tourist attraction with over one hundred species of animals including emus, wallabies, marmosets, pygmy goats, donkeys, meerkats and many more.
Seven Stories (< 1 mile)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
The UK's first children's book museum. As well as oodles of books to examine, join in with dressing-up and dramatic fun, story times, creative writing and wordplay, illustration and craft activities.
Laing Art Gallery (1 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Laing Art Gallery
A dynamic exhibition programme brings an exiting variety of art to your doorstep, while fun learning events encourage even the youngest children to get involved. Our impressive permanent collection includes work by John Martin and Henry Moore and an under 5s area.
Centre for Life (2 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Centre for Life
Life is an award-winning Science Centre full of exciting exhibitions and activities. Life's science explainers are on hand around the Centre to help you get the most out of your visit. Life is home to the North East's only 4D Motion Ride, the biggest planetarium in the North, the Young Explorers' Zone for under 7s, a Science Theatre and various exciting permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Discovery Museum (2 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Discovery is the North East's most popular free museum and the place to find out about life on Tyneside. From the area's renowned maritime history to world-changing science and technology it has something for everyone. The museum is bursting with hands-on interactives, which makes it the perfect place to learn through play.
Stephenson Railway Museum (4 miles)
Stephenson Railway Museum
Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at the Stephenson Railway Museum. Many fun activities for all ages are also held alongside varying exhibitions.
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (6 miles)
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (10 miles)
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Exciting hands on exhibits and interactive displays tell the story of Sunderland from its prehistoric past through to the present day. The stunning Winter Gardens stimulates the senses with over 1,500 flowers and plants brought together in a spectacular showcase of the world's natural beauty.
Wet 'n Wild (5 miles)
Wet 'n Wild
has safe water play areas for younger children, dare devil slides for older children and terrifying challenges for the really brave, some of them are 2 seaters so you can go along too! Indoor facility with outdoor lagoon.
Tynemouth Pool (6 miles)
Standard swim facility with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards and fun sessions.
Temple Park Centre (6 miles)
Temple Park Centre
Ideal for swimming or just plain enjoying yourself!
Try out the fun wave machine, shoot down the aqua blaster spiraling water slide and float round the new McDonalds run. Temple Park Centre also boasts a diving pool and learner pool.
Waves Leisure Centre (7 miles)
Waves Leisure Centre
features three high octane water slides, wave machine, pirate ship with mini slides and water geysers, plus a tipping water treasure chest and water squirting animals in the play area.
Sunderland Aquatic Centre (9 miles)
Pirates Cove (3 miles)
Pirate themed indoor playground, with dedicated toddler section and plenty of classic fun features like slides, climbs and ballpits to keep them entertained.
The Giants Den (4 miles)
The Giants Den
The Giants Den is a massive 15,000sq ft of non-stop fun for children up to 12 years of age. Maybe you'll see the giant himself!
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun (4 miles)
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun
Perhaps the north's largest children's play venue with a massive 4-storey climbing frame, soft sports pitch, and separate toddler zone.
Wacky Warehouse - Story Book (5 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Story Book
Following the familiar Wacky pattern of kids indoor play structure attached to a pub serving reasonably priced food and refreshment, so the kids run themselves ragged while you have a rest, simple but effective!
KiKis Kabin (6 miles)
Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
Wacky Warehouse - Magic Lantern (6 miles)
The Dunes Adventure Island (7 miles)
The Splat Centre (7 miles)
The Splat Centre
A Shop, Play, Learn and Talk centre for children that is simply the perfect place for family fun and indoor play and learning in a safe, sociable environment. Also home to The Splat Coffee Lounge, The Splat Academy, The Splat Shop and Splat Birthday Parties.
Castledown Fun Factory (7 miles)
Castledown Fun Factory
Bright and colourful indoor play facility attached to a family friendly pub with a healthy kids' menu. Classic fun features include slide and ball pit.
The Whitley Bay Treehouse (7 miles)
The Whitley Bay Treehouse
An award winning Children's Indoor Soft Play venue with 3,000 sq ft of slides, climbs, cargo nets and much more. We also have a dedicated toddler section. We have a cafe with fresh coffee and homemade scones. Free Parking. Free Wi-Fi.
Jacks Den (7 miles)
A great place for children (aged 0 to 8) to play in a safe and fun environment, and a relaxing cafe for parents to unwind in.
The Ark at Crawcrook (8 miles)
The Ark at Crawcrook
- is a soft play centre with something for everyone. The 3 story play frame will keep children busy, our sensory room is suitable for and children with special needs and babies, and the conservatory cafe serves hot and cold snacks, speciality teas and coffees.
Enchanted Forest (8 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Captivating forest themed indoor playground which welcomes parents in the play frame, with separate toddler area. Also does parties!
Wacky Warehouse - Sandcastle (11 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Sandcastle
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Victoria Tunnel (< 1 mile)
Newcastle upon Tyne
An authentic and immersive historical experience down in the tunnel with guided commentary. Educational and entertaining but if taking young ones be warned of the ghostly element! Limited opening.
Castle Keep (1 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
One of the finest surviving examples of a Norman Keep in the country. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with kids.
BBC Newcastle Tour (2 miles)
BBC Newcastle Tour
Public tour of BBC Newcastle Television and Radio Studios. You can visit our busy newsroom see how studios are set up and what goes on behind the scenes. Have a go at presenting the news or weather in our interactive studio, or dress up and sit at Tracy Beakers desk.
Newcastle United Stadium Tour (2 miles)
Newcastle United Stadium Tour
The tour will take you on an historic journey around areas that you will never have seen before. All tours must be pre booked. Tours last approximately 75 minutes.
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum (2 miles)
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum
It is the most excavated Fort along the Wall and has a large interactive museum plus a 35 metre high viewing tower providing outstanding views across this World Heritage Site.
Arbeia Roman Fort (6 miles)
Arbeia Roman Fort
Explore reconstructed Roman buildings and see excavations of the Roman Fort. Also holds exciting events during summer.
Tynemouth Priory and Castle (7 miles)
Tynemouth Priory and Castle
Overlooking King Edward's Bay by Longsands Beach, this 2000 year old fortification with stunning views has a great interactive exhibition.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Kids Fun near Byker with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Tyne and Wear can enjoy the great day out as well.
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