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The Dracula Experience Offers an entertaining tour through the Dracula story and it's connection to Whitby, using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors.
Terror Tower This one is only for the big and brave ones and we MEAN it! Visit 11 interactive scenes from serious horror flicks with various special effects combined to make one extremely haunted house. Don't say we didn't warn you!
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.
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 With over 100 species of animals to visit, with close up encounters and keeper talks available. Plus 120 metre Zip Slide, High Wire Challenge, Boot Camp, Bushcraft sessions, Orienteering and Forest School: off you go then!
Bill Quay Community Farm An educational farm experience offering access to rare, indigenous, award winning breeds of sheep, pigs and goat plus plenty of small creatures besides.
National Glass Centre is a free cultural attraction, celebrating everything there is to know about glass! Discover the history of glass making in Sunderland, enjoy glass exhibitions and glass blowing demonstrations, family friendly, hands on creative activities and themed tours.
Sunderland Museum and 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.
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery Explores the story of South Tyneside through sensational displays, hands-on exhibits and stunning art. Worth timing a visit for an event day.
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.
Seven Stories 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 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.
The Great North Museum A family friendly museum that is free to visit, with lots to see. Interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, life size T Rex skeleton, planetarium, objects from Ancient Greece and Egypt, and a full sized elephant.
Centre for Life Life is an award-winning Science Centre full of exciting exhibitions and activities, including an ice rink each November to February. Life's science explainers are on hand around the Centre to help you get the most out of your visit.
Discovery Museum 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...
Sunderland Aquatic Centre Extra length swimming pool, with teaching pool and a truly excellent range of diving facilities including differing heights of springboards and platforms plus moveable floor.
Haven Point Offering competition size and teaching pools plus leisure waters with slides, sprays, bubble spa and water play.
Wet N Wild is the North East's largest waterpark, with 10 thrill rides, a wave pool, a lazy river and discovery island for the younger children! We also offer food in the Beach Hut Cafe.
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.
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!
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 plus toddler zone.
The Dunes Adventure Island Open 7 days a week. A huge soft play area and more for children and parents to enjoy.
KiKis Kabin Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
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.
Pirates Cove Pirate themed indoor playground, with dedicated age restricted areas the center boasts a unique under 2 section a separate section for under 5's and the main frame for 5 years plus with classic fun features like slides, climbs and ballpits to keep them entertained. Now with cool dual seater Go Karts
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.
Jacks Den 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 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, plus cafe with fresh coffee and homemade scones. Free Parking and Free Wi-Fi too!
Jungle Jacks Jungle themed multi level mega play zone for under 8s: let your little explores monkey around and get some exercise in this bright and colourful climbing maze!
The Giants Den is a massive 15,000sq ft of non-stop fun for children up to 12 years of age. Features include 3 level play structure and mini village with cars, plus new finga box interactive console and new go kart track!
At The Castle A well themed play frame inside a very grand building, with 3 floors of castle based craziness including huge slide back down again. Great parties and seasonal events plus regular themed bonus activities to join in with: huzzah!
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.
Victoria Tunnel 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. One or two hour tours available.
Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour An inside look at where the magic happens! Immersive footballing tour experience.
Arbeia Roman Fort Explore reconstructed Roman buildings and see excavations of the Roman Fort. Also holds exciting events during summer.
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.
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum is the most excavated Fort along Hadrian's Wall and has a large interactive museum displaying the cool excavated artefacts plus an enormous 35m high viewing tower!
St Marys Lighthouse Lighthouse and visitor centre to explore, on a ‘part time island’ that is home to a surprising amount of wildlife. Learn about the museum and surround Nature Reserve. Climb 137 steps to the top for an amazing view.
BBC Newcastle Tour Children's Interactive 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. Plus lots of added fun from Horrible Histories and Diddy Dick...
Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens has something for everyone, with a fine medieval castle and Magical Quarry, a Greek Revival villa and outstanding, plant-rich gardens to explore.
Whitley Bay Ice Rink Family friendly ice rink with numerous speciality sessions as well as open skate, plus parties. So bring your beginners, your pros, your hockey players and your figure skaters. Heck, bring everybody!
Sunderland Wall Great family friendly climbing wall with kids club covering ages ranged from 3 onwards! Kids will learn the necessary rope work and skills to climb safely in a fully supervised and really fun environment.
Newcastle Climbing Centre A spectacular climbing environment with an internal height of 15 metres and over 1200 square metres of climbing walls for roped climbing and bouldering for over 5s.
Newburn Activity Centre Soft play and a great range for smalls including junior climbing courses, trampolining, dance stars, mini gymnastics and martial arts. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Newcastle with kids.
Gravity Force Sunderland is the first Trampoline park in Tyne and Wear and can be enjoyed by everyone. It holds many sessions to cater for all and is a place to get fit and have fun.
Override Skate Park Welcomes over 5s: their ramps are suitable for all ages and levels from beginners to experienced. They work with beginners in a safe environment to show them how to use the skate park responsibly and enjoyably.
Dynamix Skatepark Welcoming skaters but also teaching circus skills and performing arts, this is an eclectic and streetwise little mix that most older kids will find endearing.
MFA Bowl North Shields Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun especially when they turn on the Cosmic Bowl and Disco Lights! There are quite sessions too, though!
AMF Washington Classic tenpin bowling is the great leveller for family competition: most adults suck at it and kids can use the ramps and bumpers to get an edge! It's anyone's game!
Eldon Bowl An 8 lane bowling alley also offering parties which has some terrific side acts in the same centre, like indoor play, adventure climbing walls, velodrome and sports halls!