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Things To Do & Days Out near Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Great North Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
Laing Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
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.
Curious About Newcastle (< 1 mile)
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 mile)
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 mile)
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!
Stepney Bank Stables (< 1 mile)
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.
Victoria Tunnel (< 1 mile)
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)
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.
BBC Newcastle Tour (< 1 mile)
BBC Newcastle Tour Children's Interactive 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. Plus lots of added fun from Horrible Histories and Diddy Dick...
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (< 1 mile)
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.
Discovery Museum (< 1 mile)
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...
Centre for Life (< 1 mile)
Centre for Life Life is an award-winning Science Centre full of exciting exhibitions and activities, including an ice rink each November to February. Life's science explainers are on hand around the Centre to help you get the most out of your visit.
MFA Bowl Newcastle (1 miles)
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!
Dynamix Skatepark (1 miles)
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.
Newcastle Climbing Centre (1 miles)
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.
F1K Indoor Karting (2 miles)
F1K Indoor Karting 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.
Saltwell Park (3 miles)
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!
Namco Funscape Gateshead (3 miles)
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.
Battlezone Laser Gateshead (3 miles)
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 (3 miles)
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!
Bill Quay Community Farm (3 miles)
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.
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum (3 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!
Parklands Mini Golf (4 miles)
Parklands Mini Golf is an 18 hole mini golf course suitable for all ages and abilities and is fun for the whole family.
Pirates Cove (4 miles)
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
Bowes Railway (4 miles)
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.
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun (5 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.
Stephenson Railway Museum (5 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.
Newburn Activity Centre (5 miles)
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 (5 miles)
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!
Tanfield Railway (6 miles)
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!
Override Skate Park (6 miles)
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 (6 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.
Murton Equestrian Centre (6 miles)
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.
MFA Bowl North Shields (6 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!
Wacky Warehouse - Story Book (6 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!
Gibside (6 miles)
Gibside Glorious National Trust site, a 'grand design' of spectacular vistas, winding paths and grassy open spaces. Ideal for hiking, picnics and natural study. There are 3 adventure playgrounds outdoors, plus the Stables discovery room and indoor play area.
AMF Washington (6 miles)
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!
Pockerley Riding School (7 miles)
Pockerley Riding School BHS approved facility offering lessons, off road hacking, show jumping, woodland trails and a Pony Club. They've got indoor and outdoor arenas but it is largely an outdoor place so it's all floodlit too. Helpful!
Pots and Pancakes (7 miles)
Pots and Pancakes We are a paint your own pottery cafe located in North Shields.
Beamish Wild Adventure Park (7 miles)
Beamish Wild Adventure Park Zoom on zip wires, build dens, scale the tree creeper and become a modern day Robin Hood archer. And if that wasn't enough, upgrade to the High Ropes Course for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Go,Go, Go for super-family day out adventure!
Beamish Wild High Ropes (7 miles)
Beamish Wild High Ropes Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush! High in the treetops, tackle Burma Bridge, jump the leap of faith and whizz down zip wires. With over 25 daredevil elements, itâs a must for families, schools, groups, team building and any other thrill seekers.
The Ark at Crawcrook (7 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.
KiKis Kabin (7 miles)
KiKis Kabin Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
Beamish Open Air Museum (7 miles)
Beamish Open Air Museum makes the past comes to life. Beamish is unique. This is no ordinary museum but a living, working experience of life as it was in the Great North in the early 1800s and 1900s set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside. A great family day out in County Durham!
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (7 miles)
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.
Concordia Leisure Centre (7 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.
Arbeia Roman Fort (7 miles)
Arbeia Roman Fort Explore reconstructed Roman buildings and see excavations of the Roman Fort. Also holds exciting events during summer.
Northumberlandia (7 miles)
Northumberlandia 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!
Whitley Bay Ice Rink (7 miles)
Whitley Bay Ice Rink Family friendly ice rink with numerous speciality sessions as well as open skate, plus parties. So bring your beginners, your pros, your hockey players and your figure skaters. Heck, bring everybody!
WWT Washington Wetland Centre (7 miles)
WWT Washington Wetland Centre is home to rare wildlife and a unique play area that kids will love!