Days Out

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Some venues and facilities may be closed due to Covid-19, please check directly with the provider before making plans.

You can find an updated list here for Useful Opening Info for Local Days Out, including opening dates, facilities available, and ticket information. There are also plenty of ideas here for Local Walks Away from the Crowds

Always follow the latest Government guidelines on social distancing and protective measures, particularly if you or a member of your household is in a vulnerable group. Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms. Check the latest Government guidelines and updates here.


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AMF Bowling Washington

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 1am
Sunday: 10am – 12am

Galleries Retail Park, Washington, Sunderland, NE38 7RZ
Tel: 0844 826 3035

Tenpin bowling, arcade games and ‘Pacman Smash’. Amateurs, experts and everything in between are invited to take a swing and compete for the top spot.

Adults from £5.79
Kids from £4.79
Families from £18.29

Battlezone Laser Gateshead

Monday – Friday: 9am – 11pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 11pm

K83 Third Avenue, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0PR
Tel: 0191 482 2222

Pick up a laser pack and get blasting in a 15,000 square foot arena! With hefty and atmospheric obstacles to utilise (cower behind) including abandoned vehicles and buildings, plus camo uniforms, face paint, special effects and other surprises.

£12.00 per game. 6 years+.

Beamish Wild Adventure Park

Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm
School Holidays: 10am – 4pm

Beamish Hall, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0YB
Tel: 01207 233 733

The 25 element High Ropes Course is about 2 hours of non-stop fun and challenges through the tree tops. Or try an archery session, which last an hour with target practice, games and medals.

Archery: £13
High Ropes: Kids (10+): £22, Adults (16+): £27.
Archery 8+ years, high ropes 10+ years.

Clip ‘n Climb

Monday – Friday: 4pm – 8.30pm
Sat – Sun: 9.30am – 5pm
(Last admittance 1.5h before closing)

Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Road. Gateshead. NE8 4JA
Tel: 0191 433 5733

Featuring 25 climbing lines across 21 unique challenges, perfect for children and adults. Solve puzzles and navigate around different shapes, textures and difficulty levels on your way to the summit 25 feet high.

Adult: £12.00
Children: £10.00
Leap of Faith / Vertical Drop Slide: £2.50

Durham Climbing Centre

Monday – Friday: 10am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9.30am – 6pm
(8pm weekend closing throughout winter)

St Johns Road, Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Durham, DH7 8TZ
Tel: 0191 378 9555

Catering for every level of climber, the Advanced area (ages 12+) has a good selection of routes in coloured circuits, the Junior wall has easier problems and gentle slopes. There are Parent and Toddler sessions on weekdays mornings on the Junior wall.

From £3.50.

Dynamix Skatepark

Open daily, times vary, check with organiser.

Ablbany Road Junction, A184 Felling bypass, Gateshead, NE8 3AT
Tel: 0779 304 5420

Indoor skate park plus circus skills and performing arts training company!
There are a variety of sessions available to welcome everybody, from open mixed sessions to beginner specific times and slots for the more experienced.

From £5.00. No booking required (apart from groups). Age 9+.

FlowRider®

Monday – Friday: 9am – 7.30pm 
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 3.15pm
(last admittance 1h before closing)

Heworth Leisure Centre, High Lanes, Gateshead, NE10 0PD
Tel: 0191 433 5715

The ultimate surfing and body-boarding experience suitable for children and adults, and holds up to eight people at a time so your friends can all get involved.

Adult £12.00
Children £10.00.
Age 5+ (plus height restrictions)

Holmside Park

Mon-Tues, Thurs & Sat-Sun: 10am – 6pm (Wed & Fri: Closed)
School Holidays – Mon-Sun: 10am – 6pm

West Edmondsley Farm, Chester-Le-Street, Durham, DH7 6EY
Tel: 0191 917 2205

50,000 ft2 of indoor play, including archery, roller skating, soft play & inflatables (toddler area, pole joust & obstacle course for ages 4+). Outdoor activities include fort with slide, mini karting track, pedal karts, zipline, sandpit, jumping pillows and real disused fire engine and helicopter. Ages 16+ can pre-book road buggies, quads and knife/axe throwing.

Age 4+: £12
Age 1-3: £5
Adults: from £5
Toddler Tuesday: £5 (includes 1 adult & 1 toddler, term time only)

Infinite Air

Monday – Sunday 10am – 6pm

New Ferens Park, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1GG
Tel: 0333 344 2220

16,000 sq ft of trampolines (over 80 trampolines!), with tumble tracks, raised platforms and box sections. There are 3 performance trampolines to teach you wall running and 2 differing heights to practice on.

£11.95 per hour.
Ages 8+.

Jump Giants

Monday – Friday: 10.30am – late
Saturday – Sunday: 10.00am – late
(school holidays vary)

Forge Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE8 2RB
Tel: 08444 141 141

Home to 28,000ft of trampolines and a 8-lane entry foam zone. There are plenty of games and activities to try, including dodgeball, basketball, or slam dunk. Under 5’s can slide, climb, crawl and jump around the Soft Play.

£5 – £15 (plus £2 Grip Socks)
Soft Play: £3.50 (£5 weekends)

Free Jump Zone: Age 3+.
Soft Play: under 5 years.

Karting North East

Monday – Sunday: 9am – 10pm

Warden Law Motorsport Centre, Hangmans Lane, Sunderland, SR3 2PR
Tel: 0191 521 4050

One of the largest karting circuits in the UK, with a highly experienced team, paintball (age 8+), competitive archery and tomahawk games (age 8+) and the fastest hire off-road rage buggies in the UK (age 12+).

From £25.

Laser Battlefield

Opening hours varies, booking required.

Eden Hill Plantation, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0HU
Tel: 0800 652 1394

Laser tag is a realistic, super safe zero contact combat gaming experience played with infra red equipment. There are indoor and outdoor courses to choose from.

Adults: from £18
Children: from £13
Morning or afternoon special: £15 per session pp.

Laser Quest Sunderland

Monday – Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm
Bank & School holidays: 10am – 9pm 

30 to 32 John Street, Sunderland, SR1 1RH
Tel: 0191 565 2916

An action packed sci-fi adventure for all ages, played with state of the art infra red equipment and a futuristic body pack! Navigate the Labyrinth, with mazes and catwalks on two levels and swirling fog and other effects.

Prices from £4.50.

Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf Newcastle

Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 11pm
Thursday – Friday: 11am – 12am
Saturday: 10am – 12am
Sunday: 10am – 11pm

The Gate, 117 Newgate Street, Newcastle, NE1 5RZ
Tel: 0191 453 7870

Three space-themed courses, with atmospheric surroundings including a secret airship hangar and a crash landing on the moon. Each course has 9 holes designed to suit all ages and abilities.

12+ years: from £6.25.
Under 12s: from £5.
Family tickets available.

Newcastle Climbing Centre

Monday – Friday: 10am – 10pm
Saturday: 9am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm
(may vary seasonally)

St Marks Church, 285 Shields Rd, Newcastle, NE6 2UQ
Tel: 0191 265 6060

This listed building provides a spectacular climbing environment with over 1200sqm of climbing walls for roped climbing, lead wall and bouldering, from novice to expert level.

Bouldering: £6
Adult: £8-9
Child/Senior: £6-7
Ages 5+.

No Limits Paintball and Laser

Monday – Sunday: 8am – 8pm

Unit 4, King Street, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 2Y
Tel: 07464 482410

Indoor paintball, laser tag, or airsoft and experience different action-packed scenarios. Gear up and enter a 2-floor arena and battle your way as a team through the different game zones with cool full-size props.

Laser Tag from £12.00
Paintball from £25.00
Airsoft from £35.00
Age 4+.

Override Indoor Skatepark

Monday, Thursday & Friday: 10am – 8pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 8pm

Unit 8a Shaftsbury Avenue, Jarrow, South Tyneside, NE32 3UP
Tel: 0191 420 8156

There are a variety of levels and ramps suitable for all ages and abilities to practice and improve their skills. Beginner Scooter, Skaters and Boarder sessions are also available. A range of good quality gear is available to hire.

Prices from £3.50.
Age 4+.

Parklands Mini Golf

Monday – Sunday: 9am – 8pm

High Gosforth Park, Newcastle, NE3 5HQ
Tel: 0191 236 4480

Set on the grounds of the beautiful High Gosforth Park, offering a range of golfing facilities to cater for any age and ability. There is a 28 bay driving range, an 18 hole golf course and an 18 hole mini-golf course suitable for ages 3+.

Adults: £4.00
Kids (0-13): £3.00
Family: £12.00
Ages 3+.

Quasar Elite

Monday – Friday: 12 – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 7pm

Sea Road, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2LD
Tel: 0191 455 3885

A fun indoor game ideal for kids and adults of all ages, including a Laser Maze feature! Located within Ocean Beach Pleasure Park which is packed with attractions, rides and food outlets.

Prices from £5.
Party/group discounts available.

Riverside Bowling

Monday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm

Unit G on Colima Avenue, Sunderland, SR5 3XB
Tel: 0191 549 6778

This family friendly centre offers 19 lanes of modern tenpin alleys with light balls, gutter guard bumpers and smooth ball ramps to help the kids. There’s a cafe style seating area with hot and cold drinks and snacks.

From £2.

Sunderland Wall

Monday – Friday: 10am – 10pm
Saturday -Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Doxford Works, Pallion Quay, Sunderland, SR4 6TQ
Tel: 0191 5144 234

Boasting a 23 metre lead wall, over 900m2 of climbing and bouldering and over 120 routes, suitable for all abilities. There’s a range of classes and kids clubs, including a bouldering class for ages 3 – 7 years. Equipment hire available on site.

Adults: £7.
Child: £5.
Concession: £6.
Age 3+.

TeamSport Indoor Karting Newcastle

Opening times vary, contact to book.

Unit B, Armstrong Works, Scotswood Road, Newcastle, NE15 6UX
Tel: 0844 9980 000

With two multi-level race tracks, each accommodating over 16 karts at a time, you can race against friends and friends. TeamSport’s Cadet Karts are especially designed to be safe and comfortable for kids from 8 years..

From £20.
Ages 8+.

The Dunes Adventure Island

Soft Play: Weekdays: 9.30am – 8pm
Weekends/Holidays: 9am – 8pm
Bowling: Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 11:30pm
Friday – Saturday : 10am till Late

Sea Road, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2LD
Tel: 0191 455 5255

Sea front Entertainment Centre on with arcade, 10 pin bowling, and five-tiered soft play plus sensory area and football pitches. Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, pub meals and carvery.

Soft Play: £3 – £7
Under 1: Free
Bowling: £4 – £6

Top Gear Karting

Monday – Friday: 12pm – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Unit 13 Rennys Lane Ind. Est., Gilesgate Moor, Durham, DH1 2RS
Tel: 0191 386 0999

Karting in a disco atmosphere with ultra violet tubes, strobe and spotlights with music and smoke machines. Competition sessions or basic open sessions, designed to just enjoy or to improve your racing techniques.

Starting form £20.

Whitley Bay Ice Rink

Monday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm

Hillshead Road, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, NE25 8HP
Tel: 0191 291 1000

Open all year round for fun, exercise and developing skills. There are open sessions and various classes, including a gentle introductory class for 2-6 year olds. There is a weekly skate disco on Friday nights. You can also watch Whitley Warriors Ice Hockey team matches.

Prices from £6.50