Days Out

South Tyneside

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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Arbeia Roman Fort

📌 Baring Street, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2BB

Excavated remains and reconstructions of original buildings, displays of finds and artefacts discovered at the site. Offering regular family events throughout the summer, with crafts, gladiator training and falconry.

👉 For more info, visit @arbeiaromanfort
🎫 Free, donations welcome
Seasonal opening times, closed Oct-March

Haven Point Swimming Pool

📌 Pier Parade, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2JS

Indoor swimming pool with large twisty flume slide, family bubble spa and a water play area for younger children with bridges, slides, jet sprays and bubble features. Cafe serving snacks.

👉 For more info, visit South Tyneside Council
🎫 From £1.15-£5.35 pp / Family from £18.55
Cardholder discount available

Jarrow Hall

📌 Village and Bede Museum, Church Bank, Jarrow, South Tyneside, NE32 3DY

Museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Venerable Bede along with Anglo-Saxon dwellings, set in 11 acre grounds including a farm with rare-breed and rescued animals.

👉 For more info, visit @JarrowHallOfficial
🎫 From £3-£5 pp / Family from £16
*Opening hours vary seasonally, check with organiser – closed mid Dec until Feb


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, located within Ocean Beach Pleasure Park which is packed with attractions, rides and food outlets.

Prices from £5.
Party/group discounts available.

Marine Park

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

Park near the sea front with formal gardens, play area with sandpit, lake with ducks and pedal boats, miniature ride-on steam train and art trail with ten sculptures. Cafe serving snacks and treats.

👉 For more info, visit South Tyneside Council

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+.

South Shields Beach & Pleasure Park

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

Miles of sandy beaches, dunes, cliffs and a restored pier, with various seafront restaurants and cafes. Pirate themed mini-golf plus Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, with 40+ fairground rides. Around 2.5 mile coastal walk to Marsden beach, with striking rock formations.

👉 For more info, visit @OceanBeachSouthShields
🎫 Free entry, Fun Cards available for payment of rides and arcades

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

📌 Ocean Road, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2JA

Works of art and interactive exhibits on local social, industrial and maritime history, and 20th century author Catherine Cookson. Plus Creature Corner with live reptiles and insects and free family activities during school holidays. Cafe serving hot and cold refreshments.

👉 For more info, visit @South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
🎫 Free, donations welcome

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 Word

📌 Market Place, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 1JF

Children and adult library books, special themed exhibitions, rooftop viewing terrace, gaming zone with retro console games, workshops using 3D printers and vinyl/laser cutters (booking required) and regular family-friendly activities and events. Cafe serving breakfasts, lunches and snacks.

👉 For more info, visit @worduk
🎫 Free (charges apply for selected workshops & activities)