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Things to do in South Shields

Coastal port and historic ship building town located at the mouth of the River Tyne

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

Known for...   Sandhaven Beach



 

  Attractions

The Customs House

South Tyneside's premier arts centre offering great arts & entertainment for all.
Mill Dam
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 1ES

 

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park

Thrill Rides - Kids Rides - Other Attractions.
Sea Road
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2LD

01914561617

Recommended by Emma, South Shields
“Free Entry, purchase tickets as you need them, over 40 rides to choose from for kids and adults, arcades, Quasar and lots of food outlets.”

 

The Dunes

Family entertainment centre.
Sea Road
South Shields
NE33 2LD

01914555255

Recommended by Bob Drake, Newcastle

 

Arbeia Roman Fort And Museum

Experience life on the edge of the Roman Empire. Built around AD160, Arbeia Roman Fort once guarded the entrance to the River Tyne.
Baring Street
South Shields
NE33 2BB

 

Tynemouth Priory And Castle

English Heritage - With its 2000 year history and beautiful views, Tynemouth Castle and Priory is perfect for a family fun day out.
Pier Road
Tynemouth
Tyne and Wear
NE30 4BZ

 

Jarrow Hall

Visit the museum to find out about the life and times of Bede.
Church Bank
Jarrow
Tyne and Wear
NE32 3DY

 

St Paul's Monastery

English Heritage - The home of the Venerable Bede, chronicler of the beginnings of English Christianity.
Jarrow
Tyne and Wear
NE32 3DY

 

Wet 'N Wild

If you like the water and you like having fun - you’ll love Wet ‘N Wild. Wet ’N Wild has safe play areas for younger children.
Rotary Way
North Shields
North Tyneside
NE29 6DA

 

Bede's World

Come for a fun and leisurely day out at Bede’s World - where you’ll learn all about Bede and the Anglo-Saxon way of life.
Church Bank
Jarrow
Tyne & Wear
NE32 3DY

01914892106

Recommended by Tim Ball, Durham
“Great fun and a very educational day out”

 

Souter Lighthouse And The Leas

National Trust - First lighthouse to be powered by alternating electric current.
Tyne & Wear
SR6 7NH

 
 

  Children's Activities

Quasar South Shields

Your No1 place for serious combat fun with your friends and family.
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, Sea Road
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2LD

Recommended by Emma, South Shields
“Ideal for kids aged 6 years and above - and adults to! Standard games and birthday packages available”

 

Pots And Pancakes

An award winning Paint your own Pottery Cafe in North Shields, near Newcastle.
12A Russell Street
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 0BL

01912728333

 
 

  Museums

South Shields Museum And Art Gallery FREE

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery explores the story of South Tyneside through sensational displays, hands-on exhibits.
Ocean Road
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2JA

 
 

  Parks

Bents Park FREE

Situated on the seafront at South Shields this open grassy park is the venue for a wide range of events.
Bents Park Road
South Shields
Tyne And Wear
NE33 3NB

 

South Marine Park FREE

Located on the seafront in South Shields, South Marine Park holds a special place in the heart of local residents and visitors.
Beach Road
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 2LD

 

North Marine Park FREE

A haven of peace and tranquility, North Marine Park offers great views and the opportunity to enjoy some gentle pastimes.
Sea Road
South Shields
Tyne And Wear
NE33 2PE

 

Northumberland Park FREE

The Park is a traditional Victorian Park and is situated in Spital Dene which cuts through the gently rising side of the estuarine.
Tynemouth Road
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE30 2HA

 
 

  Cinema

Cineworld Boldon

Modern multi-screen cinema complex.
Boldon Leisure Park
Boldon Colliery
NE35 9PB

03303334444

 
 

  Golf

Whitburn Golf Club

Golf Club.
Lizard Lane
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE34 7AH

 

Tynemouth Golf Club

Golf Club.
Spital Dene
Tynemouth
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE30 2ER

 

Boldon Golf Club

Golf Club.
Dipe Lane
East Boldon
Tyne & Wear
NE36 0PQ

 
 

  Riding

North Lizard Riding School

Friendly riding school. Beginners welcome.
Lizard Lane
South Shields
NE34 7AE

01915292198

 

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