Make the most of getting out and about with your toddler while the big kids are in school, with fab places to explore in the North East that offer Term-Time Specials and Discounts.
With 20+ places perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers in our A-Z below and a handy map, helping to save money and find fun days out – from soft play to song time, outdoors play to crafts, activities and more.
You can also find plenty of other ideas for keeping tots entertained here, including more great soft plays, play cafes, playgroups, playgrounds, parks, baby to pre-school classes and more!
Details are subject to change, please check the latest updates, opening times & booking requirements directly with individual providers.
Adventure Valley – Term Time Toddler Fun Brasside, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5SG Mon-Fri Babies/1 year old’s: free. Adult/age 2+ off peak price: £9.95 pp. Annual term-time only pass: £30 pp. 👉 Book here. 👶 Little ones can meet the animals and have fun exploring, with a colourful new train ride, tractor trailer ride, outdoor adventure play including mini play, sand pit and mini jumping pillow and indoor Play Town soft play, with a dedicated area for under 5’s.
Ace Playce – Playgroup The Killingworth Centre, Killingworth, North Tyneside, NE12 6YT 📆 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am -11.30am Under 1 year: £2. 1-4 years: £5. 👉 Book here. 👶 A session for little ones to enjoy playing with traditional toys along with story-time & rhyme-time followed by crafts, juice & snack & tea/coffee & biscuit for adults! Before, after or during playgroup little ones can explore the soft play, which is included.
Brewers Fayre – Free Soft Play Every day (including out of term time) Under 1 year: free. 1+: £3.50 per child, or £4 with unlimited coffee included. 👶 2h soft play sessions. Derwent Crossing, Derwent Haugh Road, Swallwell, Gateshead, NE16 3BJ Call 0191 414 6308 to book Royal Quays, Coble Dene Road, North Shields, North Tyneside, NE29 6DL Call 0191 258 0287 to book The Cinder Path, 2 Hobsons Way, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE34 9PQ Call 0191 456 5500 to book The Wessington, Wessington Way, Castledown, Sunderland, SR5 3HR Call 0191 548 9384 to book Dunelm Ridge* Arnison Retail Centre, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5GB Call 0191 383 9140 to book * Free outside play area also on site, no booking needed.
Captain Ted’s – Toddler Group Old Church Hall, West Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4ES Thursdays 9.15-11am £5 per child. 👉 Book here. 👶 A weekly play session with toys, instruments, singing and activities for toddlers. Includes soft play and a free tea or coffee.
Funshack – Toddler Time Durham: 1 Hall Dene Way, Seaham Grange Industrial Estate, Seaham, SR7 0PU Gateshead: 377 Princesway, Gateshead, Team Valley, NE11 0SX Newcastle: Unit A3, Benfield Business Park, Benfield Road, , NE6 4NQ Mon – Fri, 10-3.30pm (last entry 2pm) Ages 1-4: £4.95. Adults: £1. 👉 Book here for Durham / Gateshead / Newcastle, or just come along. 👶 A great chance for the little ones to run wild whilst the big ones are at school! Entry includes juice and biscuits for the little one.
Holmside Park – Toddler Tuesday Edmondsley, Chester le Street, Durham, DH7 6EY Tuesdays, 10am-6pm £7 for adult and child 👉 Book here. 👶 Stay all day at no extra cost and enjoy soft play, toddler inflatables, arts & crafts, dress up and outdoor play… with 15+ toddler activities in total. Each toddler admission comes with a free guardian admission.
Infinite Air – Infinite Tots New Ferens Park, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, DH1 1GG Mon-Fri £10.95 per adult and child. £5.95: Soft play only session (also available weekends & hols). 👉 Book here. 👶 Full access session grants access to trampoline park and soft play for younger ones to explore. Soft play only session doesn’t include main trampoline park, but does contain 3 child friendly trampolines.
Jump 360 Newcastle – Jump Junior Benton Business Park, Bellway Industrial Estate, Newcastle, NE12 9SW Fridays, 12-1pm. £7 pp. 👉 Book here. 👶 Offers toddlers aged 1-5 the opportunity to bounce and hop at their own speed with their guardians in a more relaxed environment without having older kids around. At least 1 adult participant is required per 2 children.
Jump Giants – Junior Giants / Stay & Play Forge Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE8 2RB Junior Giants: Mon & Fri, 12-1pm. £6.50 pp (age 5 & under) Stay & Play: Mon-Fri, 1 – 4pm 20 per 3h session (min age 3 years) *plus additional charge for grip socks 👉 Book here. 👶 1 hour Junior Giants sessions for ages 5 and under, and longer 3 hour Stay & Play sessions from age 3+. Help your little ones play freely and improve their individual skills. Jump Giants Grip Socks must be worn.
Kiki’s Kabin – Pre-School Play Albion Road, North Shields, North Tyneside, NE30 2RQ Tues-Fri 10am-3.30pm £4 per toddler, £1 per adult. 👉 Book here. 👶 Enjoy 1h 45 min of toddler time using all of the facilities, including soft play, bouncy castle and toddler village.
Mister Twisters Jump Centre – Toddler Time Unit 15E Follingsby Park, Wardley, Gateshead, NE10 8YG Mon – Fri, 10.30am-2.30pm £6.50 for 1 child and adult. 👉 Book here or call 0191 415 5550. 👶 Trampoline & soft play session for children from 1 – 5 years.
Namco Funscape – Toddler Morning Garden Walk, Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XY Mon – Thurs £5.95 per session. 👉 Book here. 👶 90 minute soft play session, a small hot drink and kids juice included.
Round The Twist – Off-Peak Play Unit 28 Bellingham Drive, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton, Newcastle, NE12 9SZ Mon-Fri 👉 0-12 months: £3.50. 1-4 years: £7.50. Adults: £1. Book here (or walk ins usually available in term time). 👶 2.5 hours of soft play with two themed sensory rooms, role play village, plus new crazy golf area, which can be used as a sensory walk through experience to enjoy the lights, textures and effects. Treasure baskets are available at reception to enhance your babies experience.
Wacky Warehouse, Story Book – Tots Club Boldon Leisure Park, Abingdon Way, Boldon, NE35 9PB Mon – Fri, 9am-3pm £3.25 per child. Adults & under 1’s free. 👉 No booking needed. 👶 90 minute soft play session, arts and crafts, unlimited cordial and coffee & cake offers.
There’s plenty on Gateshead Mumbler to help keep little ones (and big ones!) busy, check here for more ideas and info for fun days out from tots to teens!