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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Tyne and Wear

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 334 fun things to do in Tyne and Wear for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Sunderland, Gateshead, Hebburn and Newcastle upon Tyne. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 222 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Tyne and Wear day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Tyne and Wear with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Mr Mulligan's Newcastle

Mr Mulligan's Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Love crazy golf? Play not one, not two, but THREE space-themed adventure golf courses at Mr Mulligan's Space Golf in Newcastle upon Tyne. Age and ski...

Pigs racing at Bill Quay Community Farm in Gateshead

Bill Quay Community Farm

  • Gateshead
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Bill Quay Community Farm prides itself on protecting rare breeds and providing fun, interesting and informative activities for families. As a registe...

Toddler soft play area at Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun in Gateshead

Mister Twisters

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Are you ready for a wild and wacky adventure? It’s time to scramble up the climbing frames and delve into Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun. There a...

Ramps at Dynamix Skatepark in Gateshead

Dynamix Skatepark

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Dynamix Skatepark is not just an indoor skate park but a circus skills and performing arts training company too! There are a variety of sessions avai...

Steam train at Bowes Railway in Gateshead

Bowes Railway

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The atmospheric Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway which was built to carry coal mainly from the pits in North West Durham over to the T...

Pond at Saltwell Park in Gateshead

Saltwell Park

  • Gateshead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Saltwell Park is one of Britain’s finest examples of a Victorian park. There’s so much going on that you’ll find an activity for every member of the...

Girl on climbing wall at Newcastle Climbing Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle Climbing Centre

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Newcastle Climbing Centre Situated in the glorious former church of St Marks, the handsome listed building now provides a spectacular climbing enviro...

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Vue Gateshead

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Grab your ticket, and prepare for something amazing. Jump into movie magic at Vue Gateshead, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting act...

Kids doing crafts at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Baltic has lots of great things for the whole family to discover. Situated right by the Millennium Bridge on the NewcastleGateshead quayside, it is f...

Visitors at Seven Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne

Seven Stories

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The fun will fly off the page at Seven Stories, Newcastle. Take your kid to The National Centre for Children’s Books and let them discover characters...

Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

The Newcastle Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to explore the streets for clues on The Newcastle Spy Mission Trail. It’s a self-guided adventure which wil...

Man at Victoria Tunnel in Newcastle upon Tyne

Victoria Tunnel

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

Discover Newcastle as you never knew it existed with a guided tour of the Victoria Tunnel. Roundly considered a masterpiece of Victorian engineering,...

Fun Shack Newcastle

Fun Shack Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Set sail into the world of soft play at Fun Shack Newcastle! Home to over 30,000 square feet of fun, including one of the largest soft play frames in...

InflateSpace Newcastle

InflateSpace Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

InflateSpace Newcastle is an enormous indoor inflatable theme park that will have you bouncing with excitement! Step inside the giant inflatable aren...

People learning horse riding at Stepney Bank Stables in Newcastle upon Tyne

Stepney Bank Stables

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Stepney Bank Stables is located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. They have two 20x40m arenas and 22 horses and ponies. The centre has both indoor...

Clip 'n Climb Newcastle

Clip 'n Climb Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Up for a climbing challenge? Join the kids on an indoor climbing adventure at Clip ‘n Climb Newcastle - the biggest climbing venue in the region! Fro...

Men dressed as Romans at Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum in Wallsend

Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum

  • Wallsend
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Segedunum Roman Fort is the most excavated and developed Fort along the famous Hadrian's Wall and features a 35m high observation tower providing...

Newcastle Codebreaking Walk

Newcastle Codebreaking Walk

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Planning a day out in Newcastle? Discover one of the most exciting cities in the UK on a whirlwind puzzle-solving adventure with the Tramble app and...

Family at No Limits Paintball and Laser in Gateshead

No Limits Paintball and Laser

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Prepare for battle at No Limits Paintball and Laser in Gateshead! Choose between indoor paintball, laser tag, or airsoft and experience different act...

Seating area at Laing Art Gallery in Newcastl upon Tyne

Laing Art Gallery

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Laing Art Gallery has something for everyone to enjoy. A dynamic exhibition programme brings an exciting variety of art to your doorstep, while fun l...

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