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Family Days Out near to Byker
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Newcastle Climbing Centre (< 1 mile)
Newcastle upon Tyne
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.
Victoria Tunnel (< 1 mile)
Newcastle upon Tyne
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.
Seven Stories (< 1 mile)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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.
Stepney Bank Stables (< 1 mile)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Stepney Bank Stables is a BHS approved riding school. Our well mannered horses and highly qualified and experienced instructors cater for complete beginners up to competent riders. Lessons available for children aged 3 upwards. Birthday parties and pony days also available. Indoor and outdoor riding arenas. Free parking.
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (1 miles)
Gateshead
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.
Dynamix Skatepark (1 miles)
Gateshead
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.
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.
The Great North Museum (1 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.
Curious About Newcastle (1 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Curious About Newcastle Get out with the kids and explore Newcastle in a different way! Our two self-guided Treasure Hunt style walks will help you discover new things about this vibrant city. Buy a booklet or download instantly then enjoy the walks in your own time.
Eldon Bowl (1 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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!
Jungle Jacks (1 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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!
BBC Newcastle Tour (2 miles)
Newcastle
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.
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...
Discovery Museum (2 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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...
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum (2 miles)
Wallsend
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!
Bill Quay Community Farm (2 miles)
Gateshead
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.
MFA Bowl Newcastle (2 miles)
Newcastle
MFA Bowl Newcastle offers 16 lanes of tenpin bowling plus arcade and amusement area, pools tables, diner and leagues for the bigger ones if they're starting to beat you regularly!
Popolo Ceramico (2 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Popolo Ceramico 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.
Saltwell Park (3 miles)
Gateshead
Saltwell Park 55 acres of landscape with ornamental and woodland gardens, boating lake, sports facilities, bowling greens, play areas, animal house, maze, education centre and the beautiful Victorian Saltwell Towers. All free!
F1 Karting North East (3 miles)
Gateshead
F1 Karting North East 8+ only. Karting race events, training and parties. Race up to 40mph in their 200cc biz karts. Their track is 450m long with 100m main straight.
Pirates Cove (3 miles)
Jarrow
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
Battlezone Laser Gateshead (3 miles)
Gateshead
Battlezone Laser Gateshead A whopping 15,000 sq ft of post apocalyptic gaming arena where you'll be packing the laser laser phasors and running cool missions! Zero contact and played with infra red equipment, this is heaven for gamers over 6 years.
The Giants Den (4 miles)
Gateshead
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!
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun (4 miles)
Gateshead
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.
Namco Funscape Gateshead (4 miles)
Gateshead
Namco Funscape Gateshead Will entertain young and old! Open 7 days a week from 10am to midnight, it features 18 ten-pin bowling lanes, the fastest dodgem track in Europe, a children's soft play area, arcade games and a fully licensed bar for the grown ups.
Squiggles N Giggles (4 miles)
Killingworth
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.
Bowes Railway (4 miles)
Gateshead
Bowes Railway Originally a colliery railway built to carry coal, it opened in 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways. It is the only operational preserved standard gauge rope-hauled railway in the world.
Parklands Mini Golf (4 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Parklands Mini Golf is an 18 hole mini golf course suitable for all ages and abilities and is fun for the whole family.
Stephenson Railway Museum (4 miles)
North Shields
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.
Bedes World (4 miles)
Jarrow
Bedes World 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.
Override Skate Park (5 miles)
Jarrow
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.
Wet N Wild (5 miles)
North Shields
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.
MFA Bowl North Shields (5 miles)
North Shields
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!
Wacky Warehouse - Story Book (5 miles)
Boldon
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!
Murton Equestrian Centre (5 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Murton Equestrian Centre Friendly family run riding school approved by The British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools, and The Pony Club. The centre has a long standing love of horses and teaching people to ride.
Pots and Pancakes (6 miles)
North Shields
Pots and Pancakes We are a paint your own pottery cafe located in North Shields.
KiKis Kabin (6 miles)
North Shields
KiKis Kabin Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
Tynemouth Pool (6 miles)
North Shields
Tynemouth Pool Standard swim facility with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards and fun sessions.
AMF Washington (6 miles)
Washington
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!
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (6 miles)
South Shields
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.
Arbeia Roman Fort (6 miles)
South Shields
Arbeia Roman Fort Explore reconstructed Roman buildings and see excavations of the Roman Fort. Also holds exciting events during summer.
Tanfield Railway (6 miles)
Gateshead
Tanfield Railway With an unparalleled history dating back to 1725, spectacular scenery and a truly unique atmosphere, it is no wonder that the Tanfield Railway is the North East's biggest and most popular steam railway!
Whitley Bay Ice Rink (6 miles)
Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay Ice Rink Whether you are an experienced ice skater, hockey player or absolute beginner, the Ice Rink is available all the year round for you to have fun and also home to Whitley Warriors Ice Hockey team.
Haven Point (7 miles)
South Shields
Haven Point Offering competition size and teaching pools plus leisure waters with slides, sprays, bubble spa and water play.
Newburn Activity Centre (7 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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.
At The Castle (7 miles)
Blaydon on Tyne
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!
Tynemouth Treasure Trail (7 miles)
Tynemouth
Tynemouth Treasure Trail Can you and the kids find the location of the long lost treasure? Explore Tynemouth with a difference, on this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Follow the directions whilst hunting for the answers to the sneaky clues!
Longsands Beach (7 miles)
Tynemouth
Longsands Beach Sandy beach with good swimming and popular with surfers. Aquarium and facilities nearby, and a short walk away is a smaller version of the beach which is a little quieter.
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park (7 miles)
South Shields
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.
Quasar Elite (7 miles)
South Shields
Quasar Elite The ultimate indoor sci-fi action adventure for all ages: an exciting laser tag game which encourages children to work together as a team. Also suitable (and encouraged) for parents to join in! With new Laser Maze feature too!

Thanks for all the great things to do in 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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