Best Things To Do & Days Out In Tyne and Wear

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 333 fun things to do in Tyne and Wear for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Sunderland, Gateshead and Blaydon. 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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Whitby Surf School

  • Whitby
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Ride the waves with Whitby Surf School! The school is located on the promenade of the award winning West Cliff Beach meaning you'll be treated to som...

Whitby Beach

  • Whitby
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great sandy beach near Yorkshire? Well head down to Whitby, where you’ll find Tate Hill - plus this beach allows dogs all year round, s...

Pannett Park

  • Whitby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Pannett Park has a fun and friendly family environment that everyone will enjoy. There is a peaceful lily pond to sit by in the shelter or surroundin...

Whitby Museum

  • Whitby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Whitby Museum has something for all ages with collections covering the Natural World, Social History, Textiles and Art, Whaling, and local history. T...

Bark Endeavour

  • Whitby
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Enjoy fantastic views of the Jurassic COastline from on board the Bark Endeavour Whitby , an authentic replica of Captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour...

Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe

  • Whitby
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

All you need to succeed at Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe is - well, to go! Everything else is already there including inspiration, materials, friendly tech...

The Dracula Experience

  • Whitby
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Dracula Experience offers an entertaining tour through the Dracula story and it's connection to Whitby, using animated scenes, electronic special...

Whitby Whale Watching Centre

  • Whitby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

If watching whales on TV takes your breath away, just imagine how incredible it would be to see them close up with Whitby Whale Watching. These boat...

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

  • Whitby
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Captain Cook Memorial Museum The Museum is housed in an historic 17th century building on the harbourside Walker's House where the young James Cook l...

Huntfun Whitby

  • Whitby
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Your kids love adventure stories? Turn your family walk into one - grab a map, follow clues and unravel the mystery of the huntfun treasure hunt in W...

Whitby Abbey

  • Whitby
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Immerse yourself in 13th century gothic splendour and see just why the haunting remains ofWhitby Abbey were inspiration for Bram Stoker's gothic tale...

Mini Monsterz

  • Whitby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Mini Monsterz is ahuge indoor play area, and a fantastic party venue, with some of the biggest slides in North Yorkshire! The catch is you have to ca...

The Whitby Vampire Curse Treasure Trail

  • Whitby
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

You'll need to work together as a family to make it through the Whitby Curse of the Vampire self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. See Whit...

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