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Best Things To Do & Days Out In North Shields

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 306 fun things to do in North Shields for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions.

What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 220 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right North Shields 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 North Shields 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!

  1. Party room at KiKis Kabin in North Shields

    KiKis Kabin

    North Shields

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Kiki's Kabin is an award winning indoor soft play area and cafe spread over 10,000 sq feet in an old church in North Shields. Kiki's Kabin caters for...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.2 miles from North Shields
  2. Crafts at Pots and Pancakes in North Shields

    Pots and Pancakes

    North Shields

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Pots and Pancakes offer both a sit in and mobile pottery painting service, which allows you to create and customise your own ceramics. We have a wide...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.2 miles from North Shields
  3. Entrance to Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields

    Arbeia Roman Fort

    South Shields

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Arbeia Roman Fort housed a garrison and once guarded the entrance to the River Tyne. The excavated remains, stunning reconstructions of original buil...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 0.6 miles from North Shields
  4. Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

    Tynemouth Treasure Trail

    Tynemouth

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    The Tynemouth self guided themed Treasure Trail, is a great way to get you and the kids out and about exploring. This Trail is one of 27 Trails aroun...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.8 miles from North Shields
  5. Entrance to South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

    South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

    South Shields

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    South Shields Museum and Art Gallery A friendly space to relax and unwind, discover the people of South Tyneside and their story. With interactive ga...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.9 miles from North Shields
  6. Haven Point

    Haven Point

    South Shields

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Haven Point boasts warm leisure waters with water slides, jet sprays, family bubble spa and interactive water play features. For more serious swimmin...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1 mile from North Shields
  7. Clear day at Longsands Beach in Tynemouth

    Longsands Beach

    Tynemouth

    BeachesBeaches

    Longsands Beach sand is golden and the swimming is good, with lifeguard cover from May to September. It's now a popular surfing spot with locals and...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 1 mile from North Shields
  8. Play area at The Little Play Cafe in South Shields

    The Little Play Cafe

    South Shields

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    The family-run Little Play Cafe is perfect for child and parent bonding over a cup of tea. Coming to the caf é means free access to the toddler soft...

    Suitable for 0-8 Indoor 1.1 miles from North Shields
  9. Bowling alleys at MFA Bowl North Shields

    MFA Bowl North Shields

    North Shields

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    Previously known as Starbowl, the newMFA Bowl North Shields tenpin bowling facility is a great location for a quick spin or a full family tournament,...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 1.1 miles from North Shields
  10. Outside view of Tynemouth Priory and Castle

    Tynemouth Priory and Castle

    Tynemouth

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Tynemouth Priory and Castle on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England. Overlooking the North Sea and...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.2 miles from North Shields
  11. Mum and toddler in swimming pool at Wet n Wild in North Shields

    Wet N Wild

    North Shields

    Water ParksWater Parks

    You don’t have to wait until you’re on holiday somewhere warm to visit a waterpark, there’s one just around the corner at Wet N Wild! Situated in Nor...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.2 miles from North Shields
  12. Boy playing laser tag at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park in South Shields

    Ocean Beach Pleasure Park

    South Shields

    Theme Parks and FunfairsTheme Parks and Funfairs

    Rides, attractions, games and prizes are all to be found at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park. With free entry, enjoy unlimited rides with the purchase of a...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 1.2 miles from North Shields
  13. Kids playing laser tag at Quasar Elite in South Shields

    Quasar Elite

    South Shields

    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Quasar South Shields is located within Ocean Beach Pleasure Park which is packed with attractions, rides and plenty of food outlets. This is a fun in...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 1.2 miles from North Shields
  14. Soft play area at The Dunes Adventure Island in South Shields

    The Dunes Adventure Island

    South Shields

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    The Dunes Adventure Island is part of a family entertainment centre located in South Shields as seen on TV. With something for the whole family insid...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.2 miles from North Shields
  15. Boy in a ball pit

    Inflata Nation Inflatable Theme Park Newcastle

    North Shields

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Bounce, leap, tumble and slide your way through the amazing 20,000 sq ft arena at Inflata Nation Inflatable Theme Park Newcastle. Packed with unique...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.3 miles from North Shields
  16. Outside view of Fuzzy Ed's at the Harvester in North Shields

    Fuzzy Ed's at the Harvester

    North Shields

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Fancy a meal out? We know going down to the pub isn’t always that easy when you have kids. This is why The Harvester in North Shields features a fun-...

    Suitable for 0-8 Indoor 1.3 miles from North Shields
  17. Tynemouth Aquarium

    Tynemouth Aquarium

    Tynemouth

    AquariumsAquariums

    No need to pack your swimsuit for this underwater adventure, which takes you on a journey from local waters to the more exotic over 40 different disp...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 1.4 miles from North Shields
  18. 'Blackout disco' night at Whitley Bay Ice Rink

    Whitley Bay Ice Rink

    Whitley Bay

    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    Whitley Bay Ice Rink is used by thousands of people each week and with good reason! Whether you are a semi-pro ice, an ice hockey fan or an absolute...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 2 miles from North Shields
  19. ODEON Cinema room

    ODEON Silverlink

    Wallsend

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Take your pick from the biggest blockbusters coming out of Hollywood to those teeny tiny indie animations - and all under one roof - at ODEON Silverl...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.1 miles from North Shields
  20. Outside view of Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields

    Stephenson Railway Museum

    North Shields

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at the Stephenson Railway Museum. The Museum is home to George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of t...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 2.2 miles from North Shields

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