Things to Do as a Family in Gateshead 

Boasting Europe’s biggest shopping mall, and one of the most popular parks in the UK, Gateshead is a fantastic choice for an action packed stay with the family. With convenient and speedy travel links you can benefit from the action at the heart of the city whist also experiencing the calm and beauty of the countryside for a stay that offers the best of both worlds.


Metrocentre ·

St. Michaels Way, Gateshead, NE11 9YG

As Europe’s largest in-door mall, you are sure to find something for everyone at the Metrocentre. Catch the latest Box office hits at the Odeon 12 screen IMAX cinema, dine in one of the many restaurants and cafes, or simply shop til’ you drop with a great range of high street and designer stores. There's also a regular event programme during weekends where children are invited to meet Metrocentre's performers the Metrognomes, creating the perfect day out for families.


Saltwell Park ·

E Park Rd, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5AX

With accolades such as ‘Britain’s Best Park’ and Green Flag awards, Saltwell Park is the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy. Relax upon the stunning grounds and green space which includes play areas, a maze and a pets corner. There are plenty of walking and jogging routes as well as bowling greens, tennis and basketball facilities too.


Bowes railway ·

Springwell Road, Tyne & Wear, NE9 7QJ

For an educational yet fun family day out, visit Bowes railway which brings to life the regions fascinating rail history and coal mining heritage. The earliest section of the railway was designed by George Stephenson, making it one of the world’s first modern railways. Amongst the fascinating collection on show, you will find diesel and steam locomotives, brake vans, a fleet of wagons dating back to the 1800s and much more.


North East Falconry ·

33 Heddon View, Ryton, NE40 3JB

Embrace nature and make feathered friends with a unique experience at North East Falconry. A number of experiences are on offer including a one hour Halkwalk. A gentle walk will lead you through stunning woodland where free flying Hawks will follow your route and will be frequently called down to your gloved hand. A great opportunity to learn about birds of pray within their natural habitat.