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Things To Do & Days Out near Whitburn
Roker Park (1 miles)
Roker Park A lovely local park with 2 play areas, a bandstand, two bowling greens, a model railway and a boating lake. Also has a kick about area and tennis courts. Free to visit.
National Glass Centre (2 miles)
National Glass Centre is a free cultural attraction, celebrating everything there is to know about glass! Discover the history of glass making in Sunderland, enjoy glass exhibitions and glass blowing demonstrations, family friendly, hands on creative activities and themed tours.
Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour (2 miles)
Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour An inside look at where the magic happens! Immersive footballing tour experience.
Sunderland Aquatic Centre (2 miles)
Sunderland Aquatic Centre Extra length swimming pool, with teaching pool and a truly excellent range of diving facilities including differing heights of springboards and platforms plus moveable floor.
North Lizard Riding School (2 miles)
North Lizard Riding School North Lizard Riding School is the ideal place to catch up with some fresh air, wildlife, fabulous coastal views and unspoilt quality time with your four-legged friend!
Laser Quest Sunderland (2 miles)
Laser Quest Sunderland Come play an exhilarating game of laser tag in a zero contact battle zone for over 7s. Explore the exciting labyrinth with laser gun locked and loaded, with creepy features hide behind and super special effects!
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (3 miles)
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens Exciting hands on exhibits and interactive displays tell the story of Sunderland from its prehistoric past through to the present day. The stunning Winter Gardens stimulates the senses with over 1,500 flowers and plants brought together in a spectacular showcase of the world's natural beauty.
Sunderland Wall (3 miles)
Sunderland Wall Great family friendly climbing wall with kids club covering ages ranged from 3 onwards! Kids will learn the necessary rope work and skills to climb safely in a fully supervised and really fun environment.
Rosebud Ceramics (3 miles)
Rosebud Ceramics is a pottery painting studio based in Sunderland city centre, offering a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere great fun for all of the family. A lovely place to meet and spend quality time with the children whilst creating a perfect keepsake. Great value and a large selection of pottery.
Riverside Bowling (3 miles)
Riverside Bowling offers 19 lanes of modern ten pin bowling in a supportive and family friendly atmosphere. Bumpers and ball ramps for kids available too.
Gravity Force Sunderland (4 miles)
Gravity Force Sunderland is the first Trampoline park in Tyne and Wear and can be enjoyed by everyone. It holds many sessions to cater for all and is a place to get fit and have fun.
Wacky Warehouse - Story Book (4 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!
Castledown Fun Factory (4 miles)
Castledown Fun Factory Bright and colourful indoor play facility attached to a family friendly pub with a healthy kids' menu. Classic fun features include slide and ball pit plus toddler zone.
Override Skate Park (4 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.
The Dunes Adventure Island (5 miles)
The Dunes Adventure Island Open 7 days a week. A huge soft play area and more for children and parents to enjoy.
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park (5 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 (5 miles)
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!
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (5 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.
Haven Point (5 miles)
Haven Point Offering competition size and teaching pools plus leisure waters with slides, sprays, bubble spa and water play.
Arbeia Roman Fort (5 miles)
Arbeia Roman Fort Explore reconstructed Roman buildings and see excavations of the Roman Fort. Also holds exciting events during summer.
MFA Bowl North Shields (5 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 (5 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.
WWT Washington Wetland Centre (5 miles)
WWT Washington Wetland Centre is home to rare wildlife and a unique play area that kids will love!
Tynemouth Priory and Castle (6 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 (6 miles)
Pots and Pancakes We are a paint your own pottery cafe located in North Shields.
KiKis Kabin (6 miles)
KiKis Kabin Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
Tynemouth Treasure Trail (6 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!
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun (6 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.
Pirates Cove (6 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
Longsands Beach (6 miles)
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.
Penshaw Equestrian Centre (6 miles)
Penshaw Equestrian Centre is a British Horse Society and Pony Club approved riding school where all abilities can come and learn to ride. We offer everything from lessons, children’s party’s horse care, riding holidays and much more. Starting from 4 years old.
Funshack (6 miles)
Funshack Maybe largest indoor playground in the north of England. Here you will find a wide range of fun activities in a safe and secure surrounding. New indoor go kart track and bowling alley 2012!
Blue Reef Aquarium (7 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.
Karting North East (7 miles)
Karting North East Not only do they provide you with the best go karting experience, but there is also other fun packed activities like 4x4 Experiences for over 5s and Archery for over 8s!
Down at the Farm (7 miles)
Down at the Farm You can see a wide range of farm animals plus a few unusual ones. There is plenty of hands on fun including reptile handling or sheep and pig racing. Kids can also use the adventure trail, pedal round the tiny tots tractor course or take a real tractor ride, enjoy the giant sandpit or go mad on the jumping...
Bill Quay Community Farm (7 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.
AMF Washington (7 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!
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum (7 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!
Herrington Country Park (7 miles)
Herrington Country Park Offers scenic walks, bike trails and a contemporary children's play park, designed around a well-known local myth, the story of the Lambton Worm!
Stephenson Railway Museum (7 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.
Whitley Bay Ice Rink (8 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!
Bowes Railway (8 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.
The Splat Centre (8 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 (8 miles)
Jacks Den 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.
Murton Equestrian Centre (8 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.
Newcastle Climbing Centre (9 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.
Waves Leisure Centre (9 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 (9 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!
Dynamix Skatepark (9 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.
Victoria Tunnel (9 miles)
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.