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’s 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.
Rainbow Pottery Painting (29 miles)
Rainbow Pottery Painting
- is a fun, rewarding and creative activity for all ages. Create treasured memories that make fabulous, personalised gifts for Christmas, Mothers' or Fathers' Day. Even babies can have their hand and footprints captured on plates or coasters!
Buttercups Ceramic Studio (32 miles)
Buttercups Ceramic Studio
you can paint a piece of functional pottery such as a mug, plate, bowl, platter and much more or how about a fun item like a money box, figurine or fun home accessory.
Pots and Paws (33 miles)
Pots and Paws
- is a large spacious ceramic pottery painting studio in Rothbury easily accommodating up to 25 people at any one time. Drop in and paint a piece of pottery from our huge range, make a bear or just relax in our child friendly refreshment area.
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 - you’ll find there’s something for everyone from novelty items to useful mugs, plates, bowls, vases etc.
Pot Doodles Ceramic Studio (55 miles)
Pot Doodles Ceramic Studio
Come and choose a piece of pottery andpaint it to your own design. We will then fire it, leaving you with a work of art, an ideal present, keepsake or useful everyday item.
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 our BRAND NEW craft is Building a Teddy Bear.
All parties welcome - open to all ages and abilities.
No need to book, but please call in advance if there are 5 or more in your group.
Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe (66 miles)
Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe
Paint pottery for a great interactive family activity or hold either a pottery painting or jewellery making party. We also do Magic Custard clay prints and solid casts in a range of materials from plaster to silver (Please book in advance).
Make N Take Ceramics (68 miles)
Make N Take Ceramics
Make N Take Ceramics offers your chance to get creative with clay, making your own masterpieces or simply having a play with clay with dedicated kids sessions on Saturdays and in the school holidays.
Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio (68 miles)
Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio
- is a well established paint your own pottery studio situated in the heart of York ( 2 mins walk from the minster!). Children of all ages can pop in to paint for a fun and creative experience. Whether you’d like to paint a frog, a gnome or a plant pot for grandad, we will have something for you!
Fired Art Ceramic Studio (74 miles)
Fired Art Ceramic Studio
is a paint your own pottery studio based in the historic market town of Pocklington, situated only 20 minutes from the City Walls of York. Something for every age from pottery painting, clay building or throwing a pot on a potters wheel to decopatch, art clubs and much more!
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.
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 (19 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.
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (3 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.
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (5 miles)
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 and an under 5s area.
Great North Museum Hancock (10 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Great North Museum Hancock
A truly stunning day out awaits your children here with spectacular features from live exhibits to mummies, a life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton and the planetarium.
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 Explorers' Zone for under 7s, a Science Theatre and various exciting permanent and temporary exhibitions.
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 place to learn through play.
Sunderland Aquatic Centre (2 miles)
Temple Park Centre (3 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.
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 (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.
Wacky Warehouse - Sandcastle (4 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Sandcastle
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Magic Lantern (7 miles)
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. We have a cafe with fresh coffee and homemade scones. Free Parking. Free Wi-Fi.
The Giants Den (10 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!
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.
Enchanted Forest (17 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Captivating forest themed indoor playground which welcomes parents in the play frame, with separate toddler area. Also does parties!
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.
National Glass Centre (2 miles)
National Glass Centre
Learn all about the artistic uses of glass, explore the galleries of creations and view live glass blowing demonstrations. Great for arty kids.
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.
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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