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Things to do in Gateshead

Large town located opposite Newcastle upon Tyne on the south bank of the River Tyne

Are you looking for things to do in Gateshead? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   The Sage Gateshead and Metro Centre



 

  Attractions

Beamish Open Air Museum

A brilliant journey back in time. Hugely popular local attraction.
Beamish
County Durham
DH9 0RG

01913704000

 

Tanfield Railway

Welcome to the World's Oldest Railway. With an unparalleled history dating back to 1725, spectacular scenery and unique atmosphere.
Old Marley Hill
Gateshead
NE16 5ET

 

Bowes Railway

The only operational preserved standard gauge rope-hauled railway in the world.
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE9 7QJ

 

Angel Of The North FREE

Rising 20 meters from the earth near the A1 in Gateshead, the Angel dominates the skyline, dwarfing all those who come to see it.
Low Eighton
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE8 7UB

 

Derwentcote Steel Furnace

English Heritage - Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain.
near Hamsterley
County Durham
NE39 1BA

 

Gibside

National Trust - Regarded as one of the greatest examples of 18th-century landscape design.
Tyne & Wear
NE16 6BG

 

F1k Indoor Karting

Indoor Karting Centre.
Forge Road
Gateshead
NE8 2RB

08444141141

 

Washington Old Hall

National Trust - Former home of George Washington's ancestors.
Tyne & Wear
NE38 7LE

 

Beamish Wild Adventure Park

Beamish Wild is brimming with lots of new activities this year and has been specifically designed for families.
Stanley
DH9 0YB

01207233733

 
 

  Children's Activities

Beamish Wild High Ropes

Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush at Beamish Wild’s High Ropes Course.
Stanley
DH9 0YB

01207233733

 
 

  Parks

Princess Anne Park FREE

The park consists of three sections starting at the Galleries and finishing at Fatfield. The park is very popular with dog walkers.
Parkway
Washington
NE38 7QS

 

Albany Park FREE

Situated next to the F pit museum in Albany, a reclaimed colliery spoil heap the park offers a newly revamped play area.
Albany Way
Washington
Tyne and Wear
NE37 1BS

 

Holley Park FREE

Positioned between Oxclose and Lambton this informal park is a mixture of grassed areas and woodland plantations.
Lambton
NE38 0PL

 

Glebe Park FREE

Open space amenity within a residential area which has a five-a-side pitch in one of the grassed areas, multi-use games area.
Parkway
Washington
NE38 7NR

 

Ayton Park FREE

Open space amenity surrounded by woodland plantations with a children's play area situated to the east side of the park.
Off Emmerson Road
Washington
Tyne & Wear
NE38 0EP

 

Usworth Park FREE

A magnificent well maintained park on the edge of Concord shopping centre, facilities include bowling greens and tennis courts.
Washington
Sunderland
NE37 3BU

 
 

  Galleries

Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art FREE

Eclectic collection of art housed in the iconic Baltic Centre.
Gateshead Quays
South Shore Road
NE8 3BA

01914781810

 
 

  Bowling

AMF Bowling Washington

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
Galleries Retail Park
Washington
NE38 7RZ

 
 

  Cinema

Vue Cinema Gateshead

Multi-screen cinema.
Trinity Square
Nuns Lane
Gateshead
NE8 1AG

03453084620

 
 

  Live Music

The Sage Gateshead

Centre for musical education, performance and conferences.
St Marys Court
Gateshead
NE8 2JR

01914434666

 

The Metro Radio Arena

Largest concert and exhibition venue in the North East of England.
Arena Way
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE4 7NA

08444936666

 
 

  Golf

Beamish Park Golf Club

Golf Club.
The Clubhouse
Beamish
Stanley
Co. Durham
DH9 0RH

 

Hobson Municipal Golf Club

Hobson Golf Club was opened as a pay and play municipal course in 1979 by Derwentside District Council.
Hobson
Burnopfield
Co. Durham
NE16 6BZ

 

Ravensworth Golf Club

Golf Club.
Moss Heaps
Wrekenton
Gateshead
Tyne & Wear
NE9 7UU

 

Ryton Golf Club

Golf Club.
Ryton
Tyne & Wear
NE40 3TD

 

Garesfield Golf Club

Golf Club.
Chopwell
Tyne & Wear
NE17 7AP

 
 

  Laser

Laser Battlefield

Unique outdoor laserbattle experience.
Beamish
DH9 6RN

 

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