Days Out

All Places to Eat

COVID-19 UPDATE: There have been so many changes for businesses lately it’s hard to keep up! This section will be updated in due course as things return to normal, in the meantime you can use the ideas here as a rough guide or can check our A-Z of Days Out here for more recent info and links. You can also like our Facebook Page here for updates🙂


If you run a relevant activity or business that’s not listed yet (or if you’re a parent with a recommendation) please feel free to get in touch with details.

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Black Horse

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 9am – 6pm
(brief break in serving between 11.30am – 12pm)

Red Row, Beamish, Stanley, Durham, DH9 0RW
Tel: 01207 232569

Pub and hotel with large enclosed outdoor play area with play frame, slide and swings. Serving lunch, main meals and afternoon tea (including kid’s version).

Free.

Brewers Fayre, Derwent Crossing

Sunday – Thursday: 9.30am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9.30am – 9pm

Derwent Haugh Road, Swallwell, Gateshead, NE16 3BJ
Tel: 0191 414 6308

Brewers Fayre pub with large multi-tiered soft play, with toddler section plus dance room with disco lights and music videos. Serving pub classics.

90 minutes of play: £3

Brewers Fayre, Pity Me

Monday – Saturday: 12 noon – 11pm
Sunday: 12 noon – 10.30pm

Arnison Retail Centre, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5GB
Tel: 0191 383 9140

Brewers Fayre pub with large multi-tiered soft play, with slide, ball pit, climbing, bridges and toddler area. Serving pub classics.

90 minutes of play: £3

Brewers Fayre, Royal Quays

Sunday – Thursday: 9.30am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9.30am – 9pm

Coble Dene Road, North Shields, North Tyneside, NE29 6DL
Tel: 0191 258 0287

Brewers Fayre pub with large multi-tiered soft play, with slide, ball pit, climbing, bridges and toddler area. Serving pub classics.

90 minutes of play: £3

Brewers Fayre, South Shields

Sunday – Thursday: 9.30am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9.30am – 9pm

2 Hobsons Way, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE34 9PQ
Tel: 01914 565 500

Brewers Fayre pub with large multi-tiered soft play, with slide, ball pit, climbing, bridges and toddler area. Serving pub classics.

90 minutes of play: £3

Brewers Fayre, Castledown

Sunday – Thursday: 9.30am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9.30am – 9pm

Timber Beach Road, Castledown, Sunderland, SR5 3HR
Tel: 08701 977245

Brewers Fayre pub with large multi-tiered soft play, with slide, ball pit, climbing, bridges and toddler area. Large grassy enclosed outdoor seating area. Serving pub classics.

90 minutes of play: £3

Cock Crow Inn

Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

Mill Lane, Hebburn, South Tyneside, NE31 2EY
Tel: 0191 428 5730

Pub with large enclosed outdoor play area with play frame, slide and kids climbing wall. Serving breakfast, lunch and main meals.

Free.

Evan’s Bistro

Thursday: 5.30pm – 11pm​
Friday – Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
(Monday – Wednesday closed for events)

201 Whitley road, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, NE26 2SY
Tel: 0191 252 6532

Restaurant with small indoor play area with baby/toddler toys, including vehicles and road mat. Serving lunch and main meals.

Free.

Fuzzy Ed’s, North Shields (Harvester)

Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Preston North Road, North Shields, North Tyneside, NE29 9DN
Tel: 0191 257 6821

Pub with soft play including giant slide, ball pit fun and house, plus a separate toddler area. Serving pub classics.

Kids: £3
Under 2’s: Free

Fuzzy Ed’s, Sunderland (Harvester)

Daily: 11am – 7pm

Ryhope Road, Sunderland, SR2 0SP
Tel: 0191 514 5586

Pub with soft play including giant slide and ball pit fun, plus a separate toddler area. Serving pub classics.

Kids: £3
Under 2’s: Free

Keeper’s Café

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 3.30pm

1 Browns Buildings, Dipton, Stanley. Durham, DH9 9AB
Tel: 01207 570112

Cafe with indoor play area with toys, role-play, books and colouring. Serving lunch, treats and afternoon tea.

Free.

Moorhouse Farm Shop & Coffee Shop

Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

21 Station Road, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6DX
Tel: 01670 789350

Working farm and coffee shop with pigs, pygmy goats, chickens, cows and sheep. Plus outdoor play area with ride-on toys, sandpit, kitchen and shed and indoor construction zone. Nearby are swings, climbing frame and a slide. Serving breakfast, lunch and treats.

Free.

Poacher’s Pocket

Daily: 12 noon – 11pm

Market Lane, Whickham, Gateshead, NE16 4TJ
Tel: 0191 597 5454

Pub with outdoor enclosed play area with climbing net, bridge and slide. Serving pub classics.

Free.

Porky’s

Monday – Saturday: 12 – 10pm
Sunday: 12 – 9pm

168 Kells Lane, Gateshead, NE9 5HY
Tel: 0191 491 4343

A restaurant with an outdoor children’s play area with swings, play frame and slide. Serving flavoursome pizzas, meats & fish from wood fired pizza ovens and fire pit grill, to give a unique BBQ flavour.

Free.

Rivers Hotel

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

Rivers Hotel, Green Lane, Gateshead, NE10 0SB
Tel: 0191 484 1421

A boutique hotel and American diner-style restaurant overlooking the river. There is an outdoor play area with slide and swings, plus a big yellow American themed bus decked out with diner tables and seating.

Free.

Shepherd & Shepherdess

Sunday -Thursday: 9am – 10.30pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 11pm

Beamish, Stanley, Durham, DH9 0RS
Tel: 0191 370 0349

Traditional country pub with enclosed shady outdoor play area, including toddler frame and two larger frames, with a separate small outdoor seating area. Serving breakfast, lunch and main meals.

Free.

The Barley Mow Inn

Daily 11am – 11.30pm

Birtley, Chester le Street, Durham, DH3 2AG
Tel: 0191 410 4504

A pub with a small enclosed outdoor area well-equipped with slide, swings, toddler play frame and aeroplane sea-saw. Serving pub classics.

Free.

The Beehive

Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

Hartley Lane, Earsdon, Northumberland, NE25 0SZ
Tel: 0191 252 9352

Gastropub with ‘Secret Garden’ enclosed outdoor play area in ‘secret garden’, with wooden forts and slide. Serving lunch and main meals.

Update (8th April 2021): Due to health and safety reasons, our play area in the secret garden has had to be removed but we have some exciting plans for the future!

The Coach and Horses

Daily 12pm – 11.30pm

Leybourne Hold, Birtley, Gateshead, DH3 1QF
Tel: 0191 492 3999

Pub with a large enclosed outdoor area with a slide and swings plus a designated toddler area with play houses and slide. There are regularly two free bouncy castles during good weather. Indoors there is a compact soft play. Serving pub classics.

Free.

 

 

The Keel Row

Daily: 11am – 11.30pm

Foremans Row, Whitley Bay, Seaton Delaval, North Tyneside, NE25 0QG
Tel: 0191 237 0060

Pub with enclosed outdoor play area with slide and swings, plus indoor area with play kitchen, trolley, tent and drawing and colouring. Serving breakfast, lunch and main meals.

Free.

The Runhead Bar & Grill

Monday – Thursday: 12 noon – 11pm
Friday: 12 noon – midnight
Saturday: 11am – midnight
Sunday: 12 noon – 10:30pm

Holburn Lane, Ryton, Gateshead, NE40 3HJ
Tel: 0191 413 9517

Pub with outdoor play area with large play frame, slide and climbing wall. Serving lunch and main meals, plus kids eat for £1 on weekdays.

Free.

The Ship

Sunday – Thursday: 11am- 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:00am- 12:00am
Bank Holidays: 12pm- 12am

The Mount, Eighton Banks, Gateshead, NE9 7YP
Tel: 0191 432 9475

A pub with a pleasant beer garden with views over the hillsides and a children’s play area with swings, play frame and slide, serving pub classics and handmade pizza.

Free.

The Stables Beamish

Woodland walk, daily: 10am – 4pm
Restaurant, weekdays: 12pm – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 9.30pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8.30pm

Beamish Hall Hotel, Stanley, Durham, DH9 0YB
Tel: 01207 288750

Restaurant & micro brewery with nearby outdoor play area, with slide, rope bridge and zip wire. Serving lunch and main meals. Plus a small garden centre and Alice in Wonderland woodland walk with fairy doors, woodland creatures and a trampoline. Also onsite is the Beamish Wild Treetop Adventure.

Free.

 

The Three Horseshoes

Daily: 11am – 11pm (later closing on weekends)

Hatherley Lane, High Horton, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4HF
Tel: 01670 822410

Pub with a large enclosed outdoor play area with tree house slide and swings. Serving pub classics and afternoon tea.

Free.

The Wheatsheaf

11.30am – 11.30 pm
(12.30am closing on weekends)

Durham Road, Barley Mow, Chester le Street, Durham, DH3 2AB
Tel: 0191 388 8152

A Italian restaurant and separate bar, with a large enclosed outdoor area with a slide, swings, ride-on toys, large constructions toys and football goals. Serving fresh, homemade English and Italian cuisine.

Free.

Valley Farm

Daily: 8 – 11pm

First Avenue, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0NU
Tel: 0191 487 4614

A Farmhouse Inns pub with an indoor kids zones with a range of toys, learning activities and consoles, serving a daily carvery, pub classics, vegan options and homemade oversized cakes. Also hosts regular baby and toddler classes.

Free.

Wacky Warehouse (Story Book)

Monday – Thursday: 9.30am – 7pm
Friday: 9.30am – 8pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm

Boldon Leisure Park, Abingdon Way, Boldon Colliery, Sunderland, NE35 9PB
Tel: 0191 536 9408

Pub with multi-tiered soft play and separate toddler area with slide and ball pit. Regular craft sessions held included in entry price. Free outdoor play area. Serving breakfast, lunch and main meals.

1 hour play: £3.50
Under 1 year: free
Monthly unlimited pass: £7.50
Toddler discount weekdays 9:30am – 3pm: £2.25 (term-time only)

Wheelbirks Parlour

Monday: closed*
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
*open bank holidays

The Parlour, Wheelbirks Farm, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7HY
Tel: 07717 282014

Working farm with Jersey cattle, horses and chickens. Indoor play area with baby and toddler toys including play house, kitchen and carved wooden train. Outdoor play area with sandpit, slide and nest swing. Serving breakfast, lunch and main meals and award winning ice cream.

Free.

Willow Farm Pub

Open daily, times vary from 10am-12pm until late, see website for details.

Northumberland Business Park, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 7GA
Tel: 0191 250 3608

A Farmhouse Inns pub with indoor play area, including a range of toys, consoles and learning activities. Serving pub classics and treats.

Free.

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