Tyne and Wear days out guide

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Parklands Mini Golf – High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
Parklands Mini Golf is an 18 hole miniature golf course located at the Parklands Golf Course North of Newcastle Upon Tyne in in Tyne and Wear… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth – Tynemouth
Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth is a water life and other animals attraction opposite the Longsands beach in Tynemouth… read more
Animals & Nature


Down at the Farm – Houghton Le Spring
Down at the Farm is a children’s 20-acres animal farm in rural countryside between Sunderland and Durham… read more
Animals & Nature


Ouseburn Farm – Newcastle upon Tyne
Ouseburn Farm in Newcastle upon Tyne. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Animals & Nature • Free entry


Bessie Surtees House – Newcastle Upon Tyne
Bessie Surtees House is comprised of two 16th and 17th century merchants’ houses, with fine Jacobean architecture and period interiors… read more
Historical tourist attractions • Free entry


Gibside – Burnopfield, Gateshead
Gibside near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead is a 182-hectares of landscaped gardens includes a Palladian chapel, Georgian stables and greenhouse… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Souter Lighthouse and The Leas – Whitburn, Sunderland
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas is a lighthouse on the coast between South Shields and Sunderland in Tyne and Wear… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Tynemouth Priory and Castle – Tynemouth
Tynemouth Priory and Castle is the remains of a castle and Benedictine priory located on the headland overlooking Tynemouth… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Washington Old Hall – Washington
Washington Old Hall in Washington, Tyne & Wear is a national trust property which was originally the home of the direct ancestors of George Washington… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Adventurelands – Newcastle upon Tyne
Adventurelands in Newcastle upon Tyne has indoor themed adventure playgrounds, climbing wall, sports cage, and interactive computer zone for children… read more
Kids days out


Enchanted Forest Ponteland – Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne
Enchanted Forest Ponteland is an indoor soft play attraction for kids ages 6 and under with a separate area for under 2’s… read more
Kids days out


Kiki’s Kabin – North Shields
Kiki’s Kabin is a children’s indoor soft play centre in North Shields in Tyne and Wear… read more
Kids days out


Mister Twisters Gateshead – Gateshead, Wardley
Mister Twisters Gateshead is an indoor activity centre for children up to the age of 12 in Follingsby Park in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear… read more
Kids days out


Runamokka – Whitley Bay
Runamokka is an indoor soft play centre for children in Whitley Bay town centre, Tyne and Wear… read more
Kids days out


Seven Stories – Newcastle upon Tyne
Seven Stories is the National centre for children’s books, a visitor attraction about children’s books in Newcastle city centre… read more
Kids days out


Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum – South Shields
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum is the remains of a Roman Fort built around 160AD, a museum and some reconstructions of Roman buildings… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


Centre for Life – Newcastle upon Tyne
Centre for Life is a science themed attraction plus an ice rink in Winter in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in Tyne and Wear… read more
Museums & Galleries


Discovery Museum – Newcastle upon Tyne
Discovery Museum is a local interest museum in Newcastle Upon Tyne… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


Great North Museum: Hancock – Newcastle upon Tyne
Great North Museum: Hancock is a museum in Newcastle Upon Tyne city centre in Tyne and Wear… read more
Museums & Galleries


Laing Art Gallery – Newcastle upon Tyne
Laing Art Gallery is an art gallery located in Newcastle Upon Tyne city centre… read more
Museums & Galleries


Monkwearmouth Station Museum – Sunderland
Monkwearmouth Station Museum is a transport museum in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear… read more
Museums & Galleries


Ryhope Engines Museum – Ryhope, Sunderland
Ryhope Engines Museum is a historic pumping station with working machinery in the Ryhope area of Sunderland… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum – Wallsend
Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum is a museum around the remains of a number of Roman buildings alongside Hadrian’s wall in Wallsend… read more
Museums & Galleries


Stephenson Railway Museum – North Shields
Stephenson Railway Museum is about the life and times of steam-powered engines and George and Robert Stevenson who lived for 20 years in North Tyneside… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens – Sunderland
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens is an attraction featuring a local history museum, a botanical glasshouse and a park in Sunderland city centre… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


Ocean Beach Pleasure Park – South Shields
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park is an attraction with fairground rides and stalls, amusements, a Quasar Arena and Urban Wave (an undercover boarding activity)… read more
Theme Parks


Tanfield Railway – Gateshead
Tanfield Railway runs vintage steam and diesel train rides near Gateshead… read more
Transport days out



Whether you are looking for a family day out, fun things to do with the kids, day trips for couples or a place to visit this weekend, we hope you find what your looking for when using our Tyne and Wear days out guide.

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