Days Out

Soft Play Areas

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📌 Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham, DH1 5SG
📆 Open daily (closed Tues-Wed during Nov-Feb, exc school holidays)
🕗 10am-5pm
👉 Book here

Adventure Valley is North East’s biggest Family Adventure Park! With over 50 activities and attractions, themed events every school holiday, 18,000 sq feet of indoor play, plenty of cute and cuddly friends at the Farm Yard and acres of more, including:

🔸Mini Train Ride🔸Adventure Golf🔸Indoor Play Town🔸Wild West Saloon🔸Café Italia🔸Undercover farmyard & Creature Corner🔸Aviary, wildlife pond, paddocks & goat mountain🔸Outdoor adventure play and Runaway Races Slide🔸3D net climb, jumping pillows, dragon swing, sand pits, under 5’s area🔸Pedal go-karts🔸Tractor and trailer rides

🎫Ticket Prices
Child/Adult/Concessions: from £8.95 – £13.50
Carer: £5.95 – £9.50
Term Time Passes: £30 pp per year
Annual Pass: £60-£65 pp
Babies & 1 year old’s: Free


0191 386 8291
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Ace Playce

📌 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)

@The Castle

📌 St Hildas Church, Stella Road, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 4NN

Three-tiered castle-themed soft play in a real castle-like church. Separate area with soft play shapes for babies and young toddlers. Regular timetable of baby, toddler and after school activities included in admission price. Cafe serving lunch and treats.

👉 For more info, visit @atthecastlestella
🎫 From £1-£4.50 per child (under 6 months free)

Captain Ted’s

📌 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)

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

Chester-le St Leisure Centre Soft Play

📌 Burns Green, Chester-le-Street, Durham, DH3 3QH

Three-tiered soft play with slide, tunnels and toddler area with slide, ball pit and soft play shapes.

👉 For more info, visit @DurhamThriveActive
🎫 From £2.60 (siblings £1)

Dobbie’s Garden Centre

📌 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)

Dragonflies Durham

📌 35 Dragonville Industrial Park, Durham, DH1 2XW

Three-tiered soft play area, trampoline, football pitch, role play cottage, supermarket and road with ride-on toys. Plus a café with hot and cold food including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

👉 For more info, visit @dragonfliesdurham

Dunston Activity Centre Soft Play

📌 Dunston Activity Centre, Ellison Road, Gateshead, NE11 9SS

Pop-up weekly soft play sessions on Saturdays with bouncy castle, inflatable bouncy slide and soft play shapes, plus screening of family movie. Cafe serving snacks.

👉 For more info, visit @dunstonactivitycentre
🎫 £4 per child

Fun Shack Gateshead

📌 Princesway, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0SX

Indoor entertainment centre with large soft play with cannonball arena, rubber ring slides, trampolines, go karts and football court. Separate toddler areas with soft play, hard play and role play village.

👉 For more info, visit @FunShackGateshead
🎫 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).

Fun Shack Newcastle

📌 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).

Fun Shack Seaham

📌 Seaham Grange Industrial Estate, Seaham, Co Durham, SR7 0PU

Indoor playcentre with large soft play, separate toddlers areas and role play village, trampolines, football court, Go Karts, Tenpin Bowling and more!

👉 For more info, visit @funshack1
🎫 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).

GO Bears Den

Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday: 8am – 6pm
Sunday: 8am – 7pm

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

Four storey soft play for under 12s, with cargo sky walk, climbing towers and ball pool with suction pipes. Plus a baby and toddler area with soft play shapes and a cafe.

Under 1 year: Free
Over 1 year: £3 – £5 (depending on GO Gateshead card)
(per two hour session)

Hall Hill Farm

10.30am – 4pm
(Open daily throughout summer, selected dates on weekends & school holidays in winter)

Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0TA
Tel: 01388 731333

Over 700 acres with plenty to do, including: lamb feeding, donkey rides, baby chicks & rabbit handling, feed the animals, puppet shows, tractor & barrel train rides, crazy golf, outdoor play area, indoor soft play and tea room.

Prices: £7.75 – £8.50.
Under 2’s: FREE.
Family Saver prices available.

Holmside Park

📌 West Edmondsley Farm, Chester-Le-Street, Durham, DH7 6EY

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.

👉 For more info, visit @holmsidepark
🎫 From £5-£12 pp (under 1s free)
Toddler Tuesday: £5 (includes 1 adult & 1 toddler, term time only)

intu Metrocentre

Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9YG
Tel: 0191 493 0200

There’s a small free toddler area with soft play shapes upstairs in the Forum, and a free outdoor play area outside the Qube entrance for ages 3-10. ‘Fun Buggy’ ride-on cars can be hired from customer service desks, and for older children there are bungee trampolines in Exhibition Square. From here you also can take a train drive around the centre.

Free play areas.
‘Fun Buggy’ hire: £3 – 4 per hour (£10 returnable cash deposit)

 

Jumbo Jungle

📌 No 1 Industrial Estate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 6TW

Large 4-tiered soft play with slides, rope swings and high tower bridge. Separate toddler area with slides and tunnels, and a football pitch. Cafe serving snacks and main meals.

👉 For more info, visit @jumbojungleltd
🎫 From £4 (under 1 year free)
**Tuesday special: £4 entry with special guest characters

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.

KiKi’s Kabin

📌 Albion Road, North Shields, North Tyneside, NE30 2RQ

An old church with three-tiered soft play, two separate toddler areas, car track, large ball pool and bouncy castle. Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, main meals and treats.

👉 For more info, visit @kikiskabin
🎫 From £3.95-£4.25 (under 1’s free)

Krazy Kingdom

📌 Greencroft Industrial Park, Annfield Plain, Durham, DH9 7YB

Large 3-tiered soft play with ball cannons and astra slide, separate 2-tiered toddler area, enclosed baby area with toys and ball pit. Plus climbing wall, trampolines, electric go-karts and football/basketball area. Serving snacks and main meals.

👉 For more info, visit @krazykingdomdurham
🎫 From 50p-£4.95 (under 6 months free)
Toddler discount term-time weekdays

Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

📌 The Louisa Centre, Front Street, Stanley, Co Durham, DH9 0TE

Four-tiered soft play with slippery slides, dizzy discs, rope climbs, climbing walls, splat pads and more. Plus separate two-tiered soft play for toddlers with tunnel, slide and ball pool. Baby area with soft shapes, toys and play house. Cafe serving snacks.

👉 For more info, visit @The Louisa Centre
🎫 From £3 per child

Millie’s Magical Garden

📌 Washington Millennium Centre, Concord, Washington, Sunderland, NE37 2QD

Garden themed 4-tiered soft play, including separate 2-tiered toddler soft play and baby area with toys and soft play shapes. Also ride-on toys and football court. Cafe serving breakfast and lunch.

👉 For more info, visit @washingtonmillenniumcentre
🎫 From £3-£4 per child (under 1 year free)

Mister Twisters Jump Centre

Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Unit 15E Follingsby Park, Wardley, Gateshead, NE10 8YG
Tel: 0191 415 5550

Over 4 storeys of soft play and a separate toddler area, plus a trampoline zone with a balance beam and soft pit. ‘Toddler Time’ discount on weekdays with up to 4.5 hours access to softplay and trampolines for £5.

Softplay: £3.50 – £5.95
Softplay & trampolines: £6.00 – £10.50
(depending on age/day/time)
Compulsory grip socks: £2

Namco Funscape, Metrocentre

Namco Funscape: 10am – 11pm
Pacman Soft Play: 10am – 7.30pm

Unit 244 Garden Walk, Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XY
Tel: 020 3475 5268

There’s something for everyone with bowling, dodgem cars, pool, arcade games and a multi-tiered Pacman themed soft play (for up to 8 years), plus a restaurant.

Kids bowling: £5.50
Adults bowling: £6.50
Dodgems: £3
Soft Play: £4.95

New AdventureLands

📌 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

Newburn Activity Centre Soft Play

📌 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)

Oopsy Down Town

📌 100 Seaside Lane, Peterlee, Durham, SR8 3PF

Play cafe with compact two-tiered soft play, baby/toddler toys and sensory play, plus role play areas including kitchen, salon, stables and construction. Offering regular baby/toddler classes, workshops and special character appearances. Cafe serving snacks and treats.

👉 For more info, visit @oopsydowntown

Round The Twist

📌 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)

Stanhope Pool

📌 Castle Park, Stanhope, Durham, DL13 2LU

Heated open air swimming pool, with main pool and smaller toddler pool, sauna (booking required) and soft play area. Picnic tables and cafe serving snacks and treats.

👉 For more info, visit @stanhopepool
🎫 From £3 pp / Family from £12
*Opening varies seasonally, typically open late May – early Sep

The Dunes Adventure Island

📌 Sea Road, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2LD

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.

👉 For more info, visit @dunesadventureisland
🎫 Soft Play from £3-£7 per child (under 1s free)
Bowling from £4-£6

The Splat Centre

📌 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, NE26 2HU

Cafe with three-tiered soft play, plus separate baby/toddler area with toys and sensory corner. Regular activities such as crafts and stories included with entry fee. Additional classes for babies to teens offered. Shop selling traditional toys and children’s wear. Cafe serving snacks, lunches and treats.

👉 For more info, visit @The Splat Centre
🎫 From £2.50-£4.50 per child (under 1s free)

The Whitley Bay Treehouse

📌 Claremont Crescent, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, NE26 3HL

Three-tiered soft play with rope bridges and slides, plus toddler area with log climb and slide and baby area with play mats and toys. Story time on Mondays and Fridays included in entry fee, also two resident talking trees. Cafe serving lunch and main meals.

👉 For more info, visit @TheWBTreehouse
🎫 From £1-£4 per child
Toddler discount selected times Tuesdays/Thursdays: £2

Wacky Warehouse (Story Book)

📌 Boldon Leisure Park, Boldon Colliery, Sunderland, NE35 9PB

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.

👉 For more info, visit @wackywarehouse.boldon
🎫 From £3.50 per child (under 1 year free)
Monthly unlimited pass from £7.50.
Toddler discount weekdays 9:30am – 3pm: £2.25 (term-time only)

Washington Leisure Centre Soft Play

📌 Washington, NE38 7SS

Multi-tiered soft play including ball pit with suction tubes and toddler slide. Cafe serving lunch and treats.

👉 For more info, visit @eaWashingtonLC
🎫 From £1-£6.65

Waves Swimming Pool

📌 The Links, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, NE26 1TQ

Swimming pool with wave machine and flume slides, and children’s play pool featuring pirate ship with small slides. Compact two-tiered soft play, gym, spa and coffee shop serving snacks and treats. Also after school and school holiday activities offered.

👉 For more info, visit @wavesNTC
🎫 From 70p-£6.50 pp / Family from £9.30 – £21.70
Cardholder discounts

Whitehouse Farm Centre

May – Sep, daily: 10am – 5pm
Open selected dates Oct – April.

North Whitehouse Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW
Tel: 01670 789998

Family run farm with a range of large and small animals and petting/feeding sessions. Indoor racing cars and 3-tiered soft play with toddler area. Outdoor tractor-trailer rides, pedal go-karts and tractors, frisbee golf, maze, trampolines and adventure playground. Cafe serving breakfast, lunch and main meals.

From £8.25
Family from £32.25
Under 2 years: free

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