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
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📌 The Killingworth Centre, Killingworth, Newcastle, NE12 6YT
Large soft play including separate two-tiered toddler frame with slide, ball pit and soft play shapes. Regular activities and events, including playgroup, character guest appearances and Friday evening discos.
👉 For more info, visit @aceplayce.co.uk
🎫 From £4-£5.50 per child (under 12 months free)
Kids Eat For £1, after 3pm Mon-Fri term-time only (normal admission applies)
Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10am – 5pm
Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Sun: 10am – 3pm
147 Salters Road, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 1DU
Tel: 0191 2845746
A family run paint your own pottery studio. You can capture baby prints or choose from a range of items such as mugs, plates, figurines or animals. Also offering occasional seasonal workshops and events. Drinks, snacks and treats are available.
Starting from £5.
(Booking recommended on weekends/school holidays).
📌 Old Church Hall, West Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4ES
Pirate themed multi-tiered soft play with two separate areas; one for toddlers and babies and one for juniors. Free activities such as crafts, singing and dancing. Cafe serving lunches and treats.
For more info, visit @Captain Ted’s
🎫 From £4-£5 (under 1 year free with cafe purchase)
📌 The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle, NE1 5TG
‘Movies For Juniors’ are weekly discounted screenings of kids films on Saturday and Sunday mornings, from £2.50 or new releases from £5.50.
👉 For more info, visit @CineworldNewcastle
📌 Blandford Square, Newcastle, NE1 4JA
Exhibitions on local maritime, scientific and technological history, including Science Maze with interactive exhibitions, toddler play space and ‘play+invent’ space for older children. Plus, RAF Red Arrows Flight Simulator ride (min height 42″).
👉 For more info, visit @newcastlediscovery
🎫 Free (donations welcome). Charges apply for flight simulator & selected activities.
*Play Tyne water play room for under 7s currently closed for extensive repairs, look out for updates on re-opening around Easter 2022
📌 Gosforth Park, Newcastle, NE3 5EP
Garden centre with compact multi-level soft play. Cafe serving breakfast, lunch and main meals.
👉 For more info, visit @Dobbies (Gosforth)
🎫 From £3.50 per child (discount for card holders)
📌 Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, Newcastle, NE2 4PZ
Park with grassland, woodland and lake, plus crazy golf, skate park, sports courts, water play trough and playground with sandpit and mini diggers. There’s a Military Vehicle Museum, a cafe and Wylam Brewery serving main meals. Behind the brewery is a miniature train track with free rides 11am-3pm first Sunday of each month (April-Sep plus seasonal specials).
👉 For more info, visit Newcastle City Council
🎫 Donations welcome for train rides, more info @TynesideSocietyMEE
📌 Benfield Business Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle, NE6 4NQ
Four-tiered soft play with cannonball arena, rubber ring slides, trampolines, go karts, bumper buggies and football court. Separate toddler area with ball pool, pedal cars, soft play shapes and role play town including vet, grocer, doctor and mini cinema.
👉 For more info, visit @FunShackNewcastle
🎫 From £1-£12.50 pp (siblings under 1 year free)
**Toddler discount, weekdays 10am–3.30pm: £8.50 (term time).
**Kids Eat Free, after 3pm Mon-Fri term-time only (online bookings only, normal admission applies).
Park: open access
Pet’s Corner, daily: 9am – 4.30pm
Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE7 7DA
Tel: 0191 281 2082
Woodland stretching over three kilometres with streams, waterfalls and a network of paths and bridges. Some parts of the stream are suitable for paddling. There’s a visitors centre, café and outdoor play area with slides and nest swing. Plus ‘Pet’s Corner’ with pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits and birds.
Free, donations welcome.
📌 New Bridge Street, Newcastle, NE1 8AG
Art and sculpture galleries, including a play space for toddlers with toys, books and dress-up, and weekly pre-school workshops with gallery exploration, practical art activity and story time (term-time only, booking required). Also regular Saturday art classes for 10-15 years (booking required). Cafe serving hot and cold meals.
For more info, visit @laingartgallery
🎫 Free, donations welcome
📌 Times Square, Newcastle, NE1 4EP
Fun and interactive science exhibitions, including live Science Shows, Planetarium, Creativity Zone and Making Studios, Experiment Zone and under 7s Play Zone.
👉 For more info, visit @scienceatlife
🎫 From £9.50-£18 pp / Family £22.50-£47.50 (age 4 and under free)
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.
📌 Rear 24 Benton Road, Newcastle, NE7 7DT
Large multi-tiered soft play with four lane slide and ball cannons. Separate toddler soft play and toys. Plus race car track, mini climbing wall, football court, dance pads, games consoles and regular craft activities. Cafe serving lunch and main meals.
👉 For more info, visit @NewAdventureLands
🎫 From £4.25 – £5.95 per child (under 1 year free)
Play & Eat, Mon – Thurs 3pm – 5.50pm: £6.95
📌 Grange Road, Newcastle, NE15 8ND
Three-tiered soft play including cargo net, slide and two ball pools. Cafe serving lunch at selected times: Monday/Tuesday: 4pm-7pm, weekend: 9am-3pm.
👉 For more info, visit @newburnactivity
🎫 From £3.30 per child (discount for cardholders)
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.
📌 100 Grey Street, Newcastle, NE1 6BR
Packed program with family-friendly shows, plus weekly drama workshops and school holiday workshops for young people.
👉 For more info, visit @NewcastleTheatreRoyal
Tuesday – Friday: 9.30am – 5pm
Weekend: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Monday: Closed (excluding school holidays)
Ouseburn Road, Ouseburn, Newcastle, NE1 2PA
A not-for-profit charity with pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, lizards and tortoises, and animal feeding and petting. Plus a garden and orchard and a cafe serving homemade delights.
Free, donations welcome.
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+.
Kids (0-13): £3.00
📌 North Tyne Industrial Estate, Whitley Rd, Benton, Newcastle, NE12 9SZ
Multilevel soft play and go cart track, plus separate toddler soft play and baby area with soft play shapes. Also dress up and role play toys. Regular baby/toddler activities included in entry price. Cafe serving breakfast, lunch and main meals.
👉 For more info, visit @Round The Twist Newcastle
🎫 From £1-£8.95 per child (siblings under 1 free)
📌 30 Lime Street, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ
The National Centre for Children’s Books, with specialist children’s bookshop, cafe, regular family events and free interactive exhibitions and galleries celebrating popular authors and illustrators past and present,
👉 For more info, visit @7Stories
🎫 Free entry to galleries and bookshop (charges apply for special workshops & events)
📌 Strawberry Place Newcastle. NE1 4ST
Range of tours available. The Classic Tour gives you deeper understanding of the club and its proud heritage. In the Rooftop Tour ascend to a walkway 150ft above the ground for panoramic views.
👉 For more info, visit @StJamesParkNE1
🎫 From £8-£15 pp
additional supplement for matchday tours
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..
📌 Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE2 4PT
Interactive displays on Natural Science, Living Planet, World Culture, Archaeology and Geology, with full sized replica T-rex skeleton and wide range of animals and sea creatures. Plus, a Planetarium and regular family workshops and events.
👉 For more info, visit @greatnorthmuseum
🎫 Free (donations welcome). Charges apply for Planetarium.
📌 Red House Farm JFC, Kingston Park Road, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 2HY
A social enterprise play cafe with toys, crafts, messy play, sensory play, role play and songs. Plus a designated baby area and outside space. Serving snacks and treats.#
For more info, visit @theowltreechildrenscafe
🎫 From £1.50-£3.50 per child (sibling discounts)
📌 Grange Road, Newburn, Newcastle, NE15 8ND
Around 60 hectares of farmland, woodland and grassland along the River Tyne, with walking trails and the Wylam Waggonway cycling trail. Riverside picnic area and children’s play area with separate toddler and junior areas. Nearby is Hedley’s Coffee Shop for snacks and treats, and the Keelman Pub serving main meals.
👉 For more info, visit Newcastle City Council
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 11pm
10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, NE1 6QG
Tel: 0191 227 5500
‘Bringing in Baby’ screenings alternate Thursdays at 11:30am, new releases with the lights up and sound down for the comfort of youngsters under two years. ‘Children’s Film Club’ every Saturday morning, tickets are £6pp and children receive a lolly and entry into a prize raffle. Plus a cafe with main dishes, snacks and desserts.
📌 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ
Guided tours of the Victoria Tunnel, used to transport coal under the city during the 1800s then converted into an air raid shelter during World War 2. Learn what colliery life was like and listen to ghostly tales.
👉 For more info, visit @VictoriaTunnelTours
🎫 From £5-£12 pp
Suitable for ages 7+