Murton Equestrian Centre (1 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.
The Whitley Bay Treehouse (2 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.
Waves Leisure Centre (2 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.
Namco Funscape XS Superbowl (2 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Namco Funscape XS Superbowl
A Family Entertainment Centre housing 34 professional bowling lanes with an automatic scoring system. A Wimpy diner. Q lounge bar with 7 stylish American pool tables. Arcades for all ages.
Whitley Bay Ice Rink (2 miles)
Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Whitley Bay Ice Rink is used by thousands of people each week. 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. The rink is home to Whitley Warriors Ice Hockey team.
The Splat Centre (2 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.
Stephenson Railway Museum (2 miles)
Runamokka (2 miles)
Two level soft play mainframe with a separate baby and toddler area. Clean, modern and exclusively designed softplay equipment.
Wacky Warehouse - Magic Lantern (2 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Magic Lantern
Wacky Warehouse - Magic Lantern - indoor playcentre with playframe attached to pub selling reasonably priced food and drink. Great for the kids to run around and let off steam for a couple of hours.
Jacks Den (2 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.
Tynemouth Pool (3 miles)
Standard swim facility with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards and fun sessions.
St Marys Lighthouse (3 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 (3 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.
Squiggles N Giggles (3 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.
Blue Reef Aquarium (3 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.
Toy Museum (3 miles)
The Toy Museum has over 4,000 toys on display dating from 1890-1970. We have clockwork and mechanical toys, dolls, prams, cars, puzzles, games, pedal cars and childhood memorabilia.
Longsands Beach (3 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 (3 miles)
Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
Pots and Pancakes (4 miles)
Tynemouth Priory and Castle (4 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.
Wet 'n Wild (4 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.
Starbowl North Shields (4 miles)
Starbowl North Shields
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Arbeia Roman Fort (4 miles)
Arbeia Roman Fort
Explore reconstructed Roman buildings and see excavations of the Roman Fort. Also holds exciting events during summer.
Concordia Leisure Centre (4 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.
Crafty Little Devils (4 miles)
Crafty Little Devils
A fabulous award winning paint your own pottery studio (Top of the Shops 2012 winner) where families can create their own individual works of art while doing something together. We stock a huge range of pottery to cater for all tastes from fairies and dragons to teapots and vases. Also available for parties.
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum (4 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.
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (5 miles)
Pirates Cove (5 miles)
Pirate themed indoor playground, with dedicated toddler section and plenty of classic fun features like slides, climbs and ballpits to keep them entertained.
Dunes Bowl (5 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 (5 miles)
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park
Free Admission Amusement Park, where you pay as you play, situated on the North East Coast.
With Rollercoasters, Dodgems, Go Karts, Mini Teacups and much more come and join us for a fun filled family day out.
Check website for ticket offers.
Quasar Elite (5 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 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 (5 miles)
Adventurelands (5 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Massive indoor playcentre in Newcastle - Fairy castle themed play frame for older children, with brave knights, Rapunzel tower, rope bridges and cargo nets
Ridley Park (5 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.
Parklands Mini Golf (5 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.
TJ's Jungle (5 miles)
TJ's Jungle 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 newly extended large play designed for all ages (under 4's must be accompanied with an adult) has five levels which holds 5 different slides, a large ball pool, 4 ariel runways, log climbs, rope bridge and a tree house on the fifth level all with jungle sound effects. Built for maximum fun and excitement .
Newcastle Climbing Centre (6 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.
Popolo Ceramico (6 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.
Bounce Indoor Play Centre (6 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
Seven Stories (6 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Earsdon 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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