Best Things To Do & Days Out In Tyne and Wear

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 167 fun things to do in Tyne and Wear for you and the family to discover. Finding the right Tyne and Wear day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Tyne and Wear with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

Things to do in Tyne and Wear

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Bowes Railway

Bowes Railway, Springwell Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 7QJ

Things to do at Bowes Railway review The Bowes Railway started life as a colliery railway that was built to carry coal mainly from pits near Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. The first section of the railway opened in 1826. It is the world's only operational preserved standard...
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Life Science Centre

Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4EP

Things to do at Life Science Centre review Life Science Centre is in the centre of Newcastle. There are plenty of pay and display car parks nearby and if you’re using public transport, the bus station and train station are both within walking distance. Life was opened 20 years with...
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Discovery Museum Newcastle

Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4JA

Things to do at Discovery Museum review The Discovery Museum is a science and local history museum situated in the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear. It is a massive space over three floors with galleries crammed full of exhibits. At the museum, you can learn...
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Seven Stories – Centre for Children’s Books

Seven Stories, 30 Lime St, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ

Things to do at Seven Stories - Centre for Children's Books review Seven Stories is a short distance out of Newcastle city centre in the vibrant area of Ouseburn. It has easy access for public transport users and there is plenty of paid car parking just a short walk...
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TeamSport Go Karting Newcastle

TeamSport Go Karting Newcastle, Unit B, Armstrong Works, Scotswood Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 6UX

Things to do at TeamSport Go Karting Newcastle review Race your family and friends on their two 475-metre multi-level go-kart track circuit in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. TeamSport has a number of venues across the UK. This circuit is located just two miles from Newcastle city centre. The Scotswood Road...
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Hollywood Bowl Washington

Hollywood Bowl Washington, The Galleries Retail Park, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 7RZ

Things to do at Hollywood Bowl Washington review At Hollywood Bowl in the Galleries shopping centre, Washington Tyne and Wear, you can bowl in style when you book one of their VIP lanes. You can experience your own private area with pool style bowling balls. If you're feeling peckish there...
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Washington Old Hall

Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 7LE

Things to do at Washington Old Hall review Washington Old Hall is a National Trust owned property located in Washington in Tyne and Wear, about a 20 minute drive from central Newcastle. The manor house is the ancestral home of the first American president, George Washington and has been beautifully...
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Beamish the Living Museum of the North

Beamish Museum, Regional resource centre, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

Things to do at Beamish the Living Museum of the North review Beamish Museum is an open air museum in County Durham. It’s a unique and wonderful way to learn about life in the North East of England in the 1820s, 1900s, 1940s and 1950s. Many of the buildings...
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Gibside National Trust

Gibside, Near Rowlands Gill, Newcastle upon tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 6BG

Things to do at Gibside review Located between Rowlands Gill and just a few miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne you will find the National Trust owned Gibside. Gibside Hall the main house on the estate is now a shell. The stables, walled garden and banqueting house are still intact plus the...
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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

WWT Washington, Barmston Lane, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8LE

Things to do at WWT Washington Wetland Centre review WWT Washington is huge and the kind of place you could spend 1 hour or the full day. There are shorter walks around the grounds for little legs or longer walks around the whole site if you have a little...
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Exciting Escapes Croydon

Exciting Escapes Croydon, Grants of Croydon, 14 High St, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1AY

Exciting Escapes Croydon review Exciting Escapes is located on High Street in Croydon, Surrey. It is an hour-long adventure with your family and friends where you can work together to escape your room. You play as a team and in 60 minutes you have to find clues, solve puzzles...
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Exciting Escapes Portsmouth

Exciting Escapes Portsmouth, 48 London Rd, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 0LN

Exciting Escapes Portsmouth review Exciting Escapes is located in the North End of Portsmouth in Hampshire. It is an hour-long adventure with your family and friends where you can work together to escape your room. You play as a team and in 60 minutes you have to find clues,...
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Exciting Escapes Basingstoke

Exciting Escapes Basingstoke, 21-23 Wote St, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7NE

Exciting Escapes Basingstoke review Exciting Escapes Basingstoke is located in the centre of the town in Hampshire. It is an hour-long adventure with your family and friends where you can work together to escape your room. You play as a team and in 60 minutes you have to find...
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Exciting Escapes Southampton

Exciting Escapes Southampton, 100 Shirley High St, Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 4FB

Exciting Escapes Southampton review Exciting Escapes is located in Shirley, near Southampton in Hampshire. It is an hour-long adventure with your family and friends where you can work together to escape your room. You play as a team and in 60 minutes you have to find clues, solve puzzles...
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Escape Live Stratford Upon Avon

Escape Live Stratford Upon Avon, 31 Greenhill St, Stratford-upon-avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LE

Escape Live Stratford Upon Avon review Escape Live Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire is located in the city centre just a 3-minute walk from Shakespeare's Birthplace. It offers a unique form of entertainment where teams of players enter into a fully immersive world. Together you have just 60 seconds to...
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