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

Open April – Sep (closed Oct – March)
Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4pm

Baring Street, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2BB
Tel: 0191 456 1369

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.

Free, donations welcome.

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

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.


Haven Point Swimming Pool

Weekdays: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 5pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Pier Parade, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2JS
Tel: 0191 424 7800

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.

Adults: £5.35
Kids (5-17): £3.85
Under 5’s: £1.15
Family: £18.55
Cardholder discount available.

Jarrow Hall

Thursday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm 
Closed mid Dec until Feb.
Open bank holidays & school holidays.
Opening hours vary seasonally, check with organiser.

Village and Bede Museum, Church Bank, Jarrow, South Tyneside, NE32 3DY
Tel: 0191 424 1585

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.

Adult (16+): £5
Child (5-15): £3
Family (2+4): £16


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

Daylight hours

Sea Road, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2JS
Tel: 0191 427 7000

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.


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

Open access
Rides open daily from 11am til late, times/rides weather permitting.

Sea Road, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2LD
Tel: 0191 456 1617

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.

Rides: from £10 for 25 tickets.

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm

Ocean Road, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2JA
Tel: 0191 456 8740

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.

Free, donations welcome.

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

The Word UK

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Weekends: 10am – 4pm

The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 1JF
Tel: 0191 427 1818

Various family-friendly activities, events and exhibitions. ‘Amazing Space’ exhibition includes space-themed stories and film (until 23/2/20). Also regular storytelling sessions with special effects (booking required), over 80 playable console games, and workshops using 3D printers and vinyl/laser cutters (booking required). Cafe serving breakfasts, lunches and snacks.