Rosebud Ceramics (3 miles)
is a pottery painting studio based in Sunderland city centre, offering a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere great fun for all of the family. A lovely place to meet and spend quality time with the children whilst creating a perfect keepsake. Great value and a large selection of pottery.
Pots and Pancakes (6 miles)
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (9 miles)
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Children of any age can come along and get creative! There is a huge area where you can draw, create and play. And if you like detective work, we have free explorer packs to take around the exhibitions. Plus special free events for families in the holidays.
Squiggles N Giggles (10 miles)
Squiggles N Giggles
Is an Award Winning messy, creative and sensory group, the only one in the North East with both indoor and outdoor space. Sessions are suitable for babies aged from 5 or 6 months up to age 7. Children grow in confidence as they become part of a sociable group and develop their skills by participating.
Popolo Ceramico (11 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Children’s ceramic parties in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. All activities take place indoors in central Gosforth at the amazing Play Station soft play children's activity centre. Each party lasts around 2 hours and prices start at £10 a head. Food and drinks available all day.
The Pottery Loft (23 miles)
The Pottery Loft
is a purpose built ceramic studio and cafe.
Arts and crafts activities include:
Pottery Painting, Baby Prints, Decopatch, Teddy Bear Making, Workshops, Pre School Fun, Parties. Small Soft Play (under 5s), Personalised Gifts, Nurseries and Much More!
The Pottery Pen (26 miles)
Stockton On Tees
The Pottery Pen
is a place for all the family to come and create smiles and memories! Pop in and create your very own painted pot, from farm animals, dinosaurs, princess castles, home accessories and hand and footprint keepsakes, we have it all!
Buttercups Ceramic Studio (32 miles)
Buttercups Ceramic Studio
With a great range of beautifully blank items and a gorgeous selection of colourful paints, it's a hard heart that doesn't demand to put one to the other! Come and make a gift or keepsake and let the creative juices flow!
Pots and Paws (33 miles)
Pots and Paws
- is a large spacious ceramic pottery painting studio in Rothbury. Drop in and paint a piece of pottery from our huge range or make a bear. We also have a fantastic gift area which also have upcycled furniture and home ware.
Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe (43 miles)
Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe
Whatever your age or artistic ability, you can create something unique to treasure for ever at Doodlepots. Choose an item to paint from our wide range of plain ceramics - youâll find thereâs something for everyone from novelty items to useful mugs, plates, bowls, vases etc.
Crafty Monkeys (58 miles)
Come and have fun throwing paint and clay around in our pottery and craft studio! We have Potter's Wheels, Pottery painting, Mosiac making and facilities for Building a Teddy Bear too! All ages, abilities and parties welcome, no need to book unless there are more than 5 of you!
Pot 2 Doodle Do (60 miles)
Pot 2 Doodle Do
is a paint your own pottery studio. A family friendly place for people of any age or artistic ability to explore their creative sides. Create original and personalised pots which are great for gifts or keepsakes.
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park (5 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.
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 (19 miles)
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: of you go then!
Bill Quay Community Farm (7 miles)
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 (2 miles)
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 (3 miles)
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 (5 miles)
Bedes World (5 miles)
Learn all about Bede and discover how the Anglo Saxons lived in Northumbria. Demonstration farm with wonderful animals including Hilda the wild boar. Replica buildings plus a number of exhibitions.
Stephenson Railway Museum (7 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.
Seven Stories (9 miles)
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 (10 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.
The Great North Museum (10 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
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 (10 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...
Discovery Museum (10 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...
Sunderland Aquatic Centre (2 miles)
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 (5 miles)
Offering competition size and teaching pools plus leisure waters with slides, sprays, bubble spa and water play.
Wet N Wild (5 miles)
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.
Tynemouth Pool (7 miles)
Standard swim facility with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards and fun sessions.
Waves Leisure Centre (9 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.
Wacky Warehouse - Story Book (4 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!
Castledown Fun Factory (4 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 plus toddler zone.
Fuzzy Eds at the Sandcastle (4 miles)
Fuzzy Eds at the Sandcastle
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus outdoor play too!
The Dunes Adventure Island (5 miles)
KiKis Kabin (6 miles)
Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun (6 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.
Pirates Cove (6 miles)
Pirate themed indoor playground, with dedicated toddler section and plenty of classic fun features like slides, climbs and ballpits to keep them entertained. Now with cool dual seater Go Karts!!!
The Splat Centre (8 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.
Jacks Den (8 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 Whitley Bay Treehouse (9 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, plus cafe with fresh coffee and homemade scones. Free Parking and Free Wi-Fi too!
The Giants Den (10 miles)
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!
The Ark at Crawcrook (17 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.
Victoria Tunnel (9 miles)
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. One or two hour tours available.
Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour (2 miles)
Arbeia Roman Fort (5 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 (6 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.
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum (7 miles)
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 (10 miles)
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.
Castle Keep (10 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Pottery Making and Arts and Crafts near Whitburn 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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