Banana Beach Indoor Adventure Play (< 1 mile)
Banana Beach Indoor Adventure Play
A tropical themed indoor play area with only a few levels but well themed and constructed with plenty to do for the smaller kids and an inflatable shark whose mouth you can slide out of!
Bounce Indoor Play Centre (2 miles)
Bounce Indoor Play Centre
Cool multi level adventure soft play structure with great slides, toddler zone, sports court, bounce house, inflatable fun arena and pretty good coffee! What more do you want?
Woodhorn Museum and Gardens (2 miles)
Woodhorn Museum and Gardens
A great attraction for the whole family with hands on activities, an events programme and that all important cup of tea! Don't forget to enjoy a trip on the Woodhorn Railway Society's Narrow Gauge Train.
Newbiggin Maritime Centre (2 miles)
Newbiggin Maritime Centre
Discover life in a historic fishing village through the interactive exhibitions and thoughtful exhibits. It's next to a play park and a sandy beach with rock pools, so take a picnic and make a day of it!
Space to Play Bedlington (2 miles)
Space to Play Bedlington
Exciting woodland themed play frame for kids up to the ages of 10. Separate toddler and baby areas, plus dressing up area, and Cosy Corner with books. Birthday party packages offered too.
Ridley Park (3 miles)
Comprises a water play area, two big playgrounds well equipped for differing age groups, tennis courts, putting and bowling greens. Part of Sustrans National Cycle Route 1 too!
Treasure Island (5 miles)
is an indoor soft play centre, cafe and party venue with a giant frame and pirate ship for the kids and reasonably priced food, free Wi-Fi and decent coffee for the adults. We also run weekly classes during term and special events during the school holidays.
Concordia Leisure Centre (6 miles)
Concordia Leisure Centre
features an interactive kids' leisure pool with squirtums, sensory boards and underwater artwork. There is also a huge indoor play area for children with bouncy castles, Little Tykes climbing frames and more.
TJ's Jungle (6 miles)
The toddlers' area is strictly for under 4s and has a slide shooting into a ball pool, soft toys and a climbing area while the bigger kids' play area has 5 levels with 5 different slides, 4 ariel runways, large ball pool and a tree house with jungle sound effects!
Carlisle Park (6 miles)
A beautiful park that is free to visit. Contains an aviary, an 11th century motte and bailey, an herb garden and woodland. Play areas, paddling pool plus a skate park. Free to visit.
Northumberlandia (6 miles)
Explore the 4 miles of trails around the body of an enormous lady reclining on the countryside, sculpted from 1.5 million tonnes of ground! With visitor centre, cafe and friendly experts to chat with, this is a walk you simply won't forget. Unique!
Whitehouse Farm Centre (7 miles)
Whitehouse Farm Centre
With indoor and outdoor play facilities; hands on animal petting and feeding sessions; loads of creatures to visit with and lots of it under cover, this is an all weather treat that ticks all the boxes!
St Marys Lighthouse (7 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.
Whitley Bay South Beach (7 miles)
Whitley Bay South Beach
The sand and rock pool beach to the north of the parade is long and lovely. Walk across the causeway to St Mary's Island and the gleaming white lighthouse.
Waves Leisure Centre (8 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.
The Whitley Bay Treehouse (8 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!
Squiggles N Giggles (9 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.
The Splat Centre (9 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 (9 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.
Druridge Bay Country Park (9 miles)
Druridge Bay Country Park
3.5 miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, plus a large freshwater Lake surrounded by woods and meadows. Visitor centre, cafe, shop and a young children’s play area: sounds good to us!
Whitley Bay Ice Rink (9 miles)
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.
Murton Equestrian Centre (9 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.
Parklands Mini Golf (9 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.
Tynemouth Pool (10 miles)
Standard swim facility with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards and fun sessions.
Eshottheugh Animal Park (10 miles)
Eshottheugh Animal Park
Animal Park covering 10 acres with lots of animals including meerkats, miniature donkeys, a skunk, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, raccoons, parma wallabies, tortoises, micro pigs, miniature Shetland ponies, donkeys, a fox, goats and many different breeds of hens. We also have a Tea Room & outdoor play centre
Stephenson Railway Museum (10 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.
Blue Reef Aquarium (10 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 (10 miles)
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens
Visit Northumberlandâs newest tourist attraction with over one hundred species of animals including emus, wallabies, marmosets, pygmy goats, donkeys, meerkats and many more.
Longsands Beach (10 miles)
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.
Tynemouth Treasure Trail (11 miles)
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!
KiKis Kabin (11 miles)
Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
Hauxley Nature Reserve (11 miles)
Hauxley Nature Reserve
This is a great place for experiencing wildlife, with hides for bird watching, ponds for pond dipping, meadow and woodland areas (good for picnics!) plus it is next to a lovely beach.
Tynemouth Priory and Castle (11 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.
Pots and Pancakes (11 miles)
Enchanted Forest (11 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Captivating forest themed indoor playground which welcomes parents in the play frame, with separate toddler area. Also does parties!
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.
Arbeia Roman Fort (12 miles)
Arbeia Roman Fort
Explore reconstructed Roman buildings and see excavations of the Roman Fort. Also holds exciting events during summer.
Castle Mania Indoor Adventure Play (12 miles)
MFA Bowl North Shields (12 miles)
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!
Wet N Wild (12 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.
Amble Links Beach (12 miles)
Amble Links Beach
Sand and shingle beach with nearby medieval monastery and the first Hogwarts. Home to the UKs largest colony of puffins.
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum (12 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!
Haven Point (12 miles)
Offering competition size and teaching pools plus leisure waters with slides, sprays, bubble spa and water play.
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (12 miles)
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park (12 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.
Quasar Elite (12 miles)
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!
The Dunes Adventure Island (12 miles)
Puffin Cruises (12 miles)
Take a boat trip around Coquet Island to see the puffins, terns, ducks and seals. Also a lighthouse, built by monks and ruins of a monastery window is visible.
Pirates Cove (12 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!!!
Bedes World (13 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Cambois 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 Northumberland can enjoy the great day out as well.
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