Banana Beach Indoor Adventure Play (< 1 mile)
Bounce Indoor Play Centre (2 miles)
Bounce Indoor Play Centre
11,000 square feet of kiddies playcentre on three levels including ball pools, wavy slides - toddler and baby area - great idea if you are looking for things to do with the kids
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 by the Sea
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
An exciting world of discovery and adventure, where children of all ages can come to learn, explore and have fun.
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.
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.
The Sanctuary Wildlife Centre (5 miles)
The Sanctuary Wildlife Centre
has over 100 animals in permanent care including foxes, badgers, pigs, donkies, peacocks, ponies, goats, sheep and unwanted pets including rabbits and terrapins.There are also toy tractors and trampolines for the kids.
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)
- has two play areas designed to suit all ages. The toddlers area is designed for under 4's and has a slide shooting into a ball pool, soft toys and a climbing area. The large play area has five levels which holds 5 different slides, a large ball pool, 4 ariel runways, log climbs, rope bridge and a tree...
Whitehouse Farm Centre (7 miles)
Whitehouse Farm Centre
The farm is a great place for families, school and group visits of all ages enabling visitors to see, handle and feed a wide variety of animals from traditional breeds to unusual and exotic species.
St Marys Lighthouse (7 miles)
St Marys Lighthouse
Panoramic views plus exhibits explaining the history of the lighthouse and providing insights about the wildlife outside. The small, yet important Nature Reserve comprises rock pools, a beach, freshwater ponds and grassland, providing habitats for a rich variety of marine life and birds.
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. We have a cafe with fresh coffee and homemade scones. Free Parking. Free Wi-Fi.
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.
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
is a friendly, family run riding school approved by The British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools and The Pony Club. Established in 1976 by the Sharp family and today managed by their daughter Leigh Belbin, 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
Beautifully crafted, floodlit 18 hole course featuring a synthetic putting surface so it’s open all year round. There’s no need to book and open competitions are available.
Wacky Warehouse - Magic Lantern (10 miles)
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 pig, ferrets, a raccoon, micro pigs, miniature Shetland ponies, donkeys, a fox, goats and many different breeds of hens. We also have a Tea Room, outdoor play centre and kids’ train ride.
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 Northumberland’s 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.
KiKis Kabin (11 miles)
Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
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)
Starbowl North Shields (12 miles)
Starbowl North Shields
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Amble Links Beach (12 miles)
Amble Links Beach
Sandy 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
It is the most excavated Fort along the Wall and has a large interactive museum plus a 35 metre high viewing tower providing outstanding views across this World Heritage Site.
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)
Dunes Bowl (12 miles)
Offers ten pin bowling at it's best. They have 12 brand new state of the art lanes with Glow in The Dark Bowling at nights and weekends.
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.
Check website for ticket offers.
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! The object of this fun game is simple: aim your weapon at the opposition, fire, and rack up the points!
The Dunes Adventure Island (12 miles)
Rainbow Pottery Painting (12 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!
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.
Newcastle Climbing Centre (13 miles)
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 (13 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.
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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