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Family Days Out near to Sunderland
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Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (< 1 mile)
Sunderland
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.
Rosebud Ceramics (< 1 mile)
Sunderland
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.
Laser Quest Sunderland (< 1 mile)
Sunderland
Laser Quest Sunderland Exhilarating laser tag in a 21st century battle zone for ages 7 and up. Stalk your opponents through an exciting labyrinth in this futuristic game. Birthday party packages available.
Sunderland Aquatic Centre (1 miles)
Sunderland
Sunderland Aquatic Centre Extra length swimming pool, with teaching pool and a truly excellent range of diving facilities.
Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour (1 miles)
Sunderland
Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour An inside look at where the magic happens! Immersive footballing tour experience.
National Glass Centre (1 miles)
Sunderland
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.
Fuzzy Eds at the Sandcastle (2 miles)
Sunderland
Fuzzy Eds at the Sandcastle Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus outdoor play too!
Sunderland Climbing Centre (2 miles)
Sunderland
Sunderland Climbing Centre With over 600m2 of indoor climbing a site cafe, Wi-Fi, specialist gear shop and mezzanine viewing area. The centre offers everything from kids' clubs to birthday parties all delivered by our qualified instructors so there is something for everyone for the ultimate indoor climbing experience.
Sunderland Wall (2 miles)
Sunderland
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.
Roker Park (2 miles)
Sunderland
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.
Riverside Bowling (3 miles)
Sunderland
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.
Castledown Fun Factory (3 miles)
Sunderland
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.
Funshack (4 miles)
Seaham
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!
Karting North East (4 miles)
Sunderland
Karting North East has been providing activity experiences and corporate entertainment for many years and can boast a highly experienced team. Not only do we provide you with the best go karting experience, but we also provide you with other fun packed activities.
WWT Washington Wetland Centre (4 miles)
Washington
WWT Washington Wetland Centre The perfect place to connect with nature and get close to a mixture of mammals, wetland birds and exotic birds like flamingoes. Duckery to tour, wardens to walk with and a chance to see the rarest goose in the world!
Down at the Farm (4 miles)
Houghton Le Spring
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...
Penshaw Equestrian Centre (5 miles)
Houghton le Spring
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Story Book (5 miles)
Boldon
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!
Herrington Country Park (5 miles)
Sunderland
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!
AMF Washington (6 miles)
Washington
AMF Washington Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 26 lanes!
Override Skate Park (6 miles)
Jarrow
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.
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun (6 miles)
Gateshead
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.
Bedes World (7 miles)
Jarrow
Bedes World 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.
The Dunes Adventure Island (7 miles)
South Shields
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 (7 miles)
South Shields
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 (7 miles)
South Shields
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! The object of this fun game is simple: aim your weapon at the opposition, fire, and rack up the points!
Dunes Bowl (7 miles)
South Shields
Dunes Bowl 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.
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (7 miles)
South Shields
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.
Bowes Railway (7 miles)
Gateshead
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.
Haven Point (7 miles)
South Shields
Haven Point Offering competition size and teaching pools plus leisure waters with slides, sprays, bubble spa and water play.
Starbowl North Shields (7 miles)
North Shields
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 (7 miles)
South Shields
Arbeia Roman Fort Explore reconstructed Roman buildings and see excavations of the Roman Fort. Also holds exciting events during summer.
Bill Quay Community Farm (7 miles)
Gateshead
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.
Pirates Cove (8 miles)
Jarrow
Pirates Cove Pirate themed indoor playground, with dedicated toddler section and plenty of classic fun features like slides, climbs and ballpits to keep them entertained.
Riverside Park (8 miles)
Chester le Street
Riverside Park Includes artist-designed ornamental gardens, an events arena, 5,000 sq m play area and paddling pool, plus water play area with artificial beach and water cannons! Awesome!
Pots and Pancakes (8 miles)
North Shields
Pots and Pancakes We are a paint your own pottery cafe located in North Shields.
KiKis Kabin (8 miles)
North Shields
KiKis Kabin Award winning soft play with multiple toddler area and dedicated special needs session. Also does parties.
Tynemouth Priory and Castle (8 miles)
Tynemouth
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.
Tynemouth Treasure Trail (8 miles)
Tynemouth
Tynemouth Treasure Trail involves finding the answers to clues. This leads to solving the mystery of the buried treasure. A brilliant way to get out and have family fun in the fresh air.
Cubbies Adventure Play (8 miles)
Chester le Street
Cubbies Adventure Play For up to 11 year olds, this is a nice little adventure play frame, clean and colourful, attached to a leisure centre with swimming pool. Bonus!
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum (9 miles)
Wallsend
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.
Longsands Beach (9 miles)
Tynemouth
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.
Adventure Valley (9 miles)
Durham
Adventure Valley comprising 7 action packed play zones (with 3 undercover), you'll discover the very best in family adventure, farm fun and indoor play. Plus Adventure Valley Golf, an 18-hole adventure golf course; it’s putting edge!
Blue Reef Aquarium (9 miles)
Tynemouth
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.
Tynemouth Pool (9 miles)
North Shields
Tynemouth Pool Standard swim facility with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards and fun sessions.
Fuzzy Eds at the Magic Lantern (9 miles)
North Shields
Fuzzy Eds at the Magic Lantern Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus outdoor play area and great disabled access throughout.
Saltwell Park (9 miles)
Gateshead
Saltwell Park 55 acres of landscape â€" with ornamental and woodland gardens, boating lake, sports facilities, bowling greens, play areas, animal house, maze, education centre and the beautiful Victorian Saltwell Towers.
Stephenson Railway Museum (9 miles)
North Shields
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.
Horden Welfare Park (9 miles)
Horden
Horden Welfare Park The park features a toddler and junior play area, a sculpture, football field, rugby field, cricket field, bowling greens, bandstand, multi-sports pitch, cafe and heritage centre.
Newcastle Climbing Centre (9 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.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Sunderland 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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