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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Battlezone Laser Gateshead

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Battlezone Laser in Gateshead welcomes gamers over 6 years to pick up a laser pack and get blasting in their epic 15,000 square foot mega arena! With...

Huntfun Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for something fun to do with the kids in town? Turn your family walk into an adventure quest with the huntfun treasure hunt in Newcastle upon...

Curious About Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Discover Newcastle with two fabulous discovery walks around this famous city. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is England's most northern city: more than twice as...

Life Science Centre

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Hitch a ride to the stars and beyond at the Life Science Centre. Here your kids can learn loads about the weird world of science and even conduct the...

Pirates Cove

  • Jarrow
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Pirate's Cove is South Tynesides's preferred indoor play centre where kids can play and parents can relax! Let the kids run around while you enjoy so...

Eldon Leisure Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Eldon Leisure Centre offers a multitude of activities at their site in Newcastle. As well as the usual leisure facilities, you'll also find a tenpin...

The Giants Den

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Giants Den has a range of fantastic equipment and facilities to keep the children entertained and wanting to come back for more ranging from phys...

Cineworld Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Bring some excitement into your day with a brilliant new film at Cineworld Newcastle upon Tyne. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole fam...

Wacky Warehouse - Story Book5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Boldon Colliery
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The air conditioned Wacky Warehouse in the historic Story Book pub offers multiple levels of well padded craziness in the name of exercise boasting l...

Discovery Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Explore the history of Newcastle and Tyneside at Discovery Museum! Take a journey through the city from the Roman times to the early millennium throu...

Cineworld Boldon Tyne and Wear

  • Boldon Colliery
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Up for going to the movies? If you want to see the top family-friendly releases, the best place to go is Cineworld Boldon Tyne and Wear. Share the ma...

The Great North Museum

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Great North Museum has loads of exciting and interesting things to do and discover, you can easily spend a few hours here with the kids and it's...

Jump Giants Newcastle

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Kill two birds with one stone - have fun with  the kids and get fit at the same time! Go to Jump Giants Newcastle in Gateshead, let your hair down an...

Exhibition Park

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

During your visit to Exhibition Park play the role of royalty on the croquet lawns or let loose with a round of crazy golf. Families can team up and...

Hollywood Bowl Washington

  • Washington
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Take a tumble down the lanes at Hollywood Bowl Washington, with tenpin bowling, arcade games and even ‘Pacman Smash’. It’s the best way to keep littl...

Override Skate Park

  • Jarrow
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Override Skatepark is a space where riders of all ages can practice and improve their skills rain or shine. They work with beginners in a safe enviro...

Washington Leisure Centre

  • Washington Village
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Washington Leisure Centre is buzzing with all sorts of activities for the whole family. Enter the modern indoor sports hall for a game of badminton,...

BBC Newcastle Tour

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Why do some newsreaders only wear one shoe? Why does the weather forecaster have an earpiece in their left ear, while presenters have theirs in their...

WWT Washington Wetland Centre

  • Washington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Treat your family to a day of wildlife encounters, fun play, and beautiful scenery. WWT Washington Wetland Centre is home to rare wildfowl, flamingos...

Inflata Nation Inflatable Theme Park Newcastle

  • North Shields
  • Indoor
  • Activity 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...

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