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South Tyneside Guide – Shopping

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King Street Shopping Area South Tyneside Visitor Guide 2017

Shop-Shape

From world-famous brands to quirky independent offerings, South Tyneside’s towns and villages provide a range of retail therapy.

Global Icons

The jewel in the crown of South Tyneside’s retail offering is undoubtedly that most-British of brands — Barbour. The brand was founded in South Shields in 1894, and its headquarters remain here despite it having grown to become one of the world’s most recognisable — and successful — fashion brands. Their factory outlet in Jarrow offers both new collections and last season’s range at a discounted price – a great place to invest in some quality clothing.

Plenty of the biggest high street names have outposts in South Tyneside too — head to Waterloo Square and King Street in the centre of South Shields to explore well-known favourites including Next, Desire by Debenhams and River Island.

Local Heroes

If you’re looking for a more personal touch, South Tyneside’s towns and villages are worth exploring – packed with boutiques, delis and independent emporiums of all types.

In the beautiful village of Cleadon you’ll find Jan Watters Florist, which stocks design-led gifts and homewares in addition to their beautiful bouquets, and Marianne Fashions — your go-to for special occasions and mother-of-the-bride fashion. Foodies are well catered for too -don’t forget to stop by Happy Organic, a cafe and health store, and Bon Appetite, a cafe and deli which also stocks a range of gifts and homewares.

“South Shields’ popular monthly craft markets have a new home”

The village of Westoe meanwhile is home to Keltic Touch, a quirky and unusual gift shop, and Dress Me VIP Boutique, which stocks exclusive fashion items you won’t find on the high street, including celebrity trends and styles. At the heart of the coastal village of Whitburn you’ll find Stella’s Loft, an eclectic lifestyle boutique. Whitburn is also home to the award winning traditional Di Giorgio Butchers.

In East Boldon independent menswear store Master Debonair dress the sharpest men in the area with seemingly effortless style, while the sales at Boldon Auction Galleries and Jarrow Auction House are treasure troves of unique finds and one-off pieces.

At the edge of South Shields Market Square, the Shop @The Word is home to the area’s visitor information centre and is a great place to pick up unique gifts, cards, jewellery prints and much more.

Market

South Shields’ popular monthly craft markets have a new home and name — the Pepperpot Fayre is now held in South Shields Market Square (outside The Word) on the first Sunday of the month from May to October.

The Market Square is also home to the traditional South Shields market, which takes place as usual every Monday, Friday and Saturday. If that’s not enough, Jarrow’s Viking Centre is holding a monthly Sunday craft market over the summer, and there are special markets and fayres in the area throughout the year, including the fabulous Christmas Wonderland Fayre at Haven Point in November.

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South Tyneside Guide – Families

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Family Favourites

South Tyneside is jam-packed with fun things to do and great places to visit. Plan your next family outing with this handy guide.

Haven Point. This state-of-the-art leisure centre on the seafront at South Shields comes complete with two pools, a sauna, a steam room, a gym, two dance studios and a cafe. Oh yeah, and there are some wicked water slides in the leisure waters area, along with a bubble spa and a water play area. Dive in.

Jarrow Hall. A fantastic new attraction where little historians can learn more about one of the North East’s most famous names: the Venerable Bede. Animal-lovers will delight in wandering around the farm, meeting pigs, goats and other animals.

Marsden Bay. At this beautiful setting, the whole family can clamber among the rock pools and watch the kittiwakes, fulmars, gulls and cormorants of one of England’s most important seabird colonies.

The Word. National Centre for the Written Word. One of South Shields’ top attractions, this new, state of-the-art venue is perfect for families – there’s even a whole floor dedicated to children. The library here is home to more than 70,000 books, StoryWorld is an immersive storytelling experience kids will love and 2017 sees the Shiver Me Timbers exhibit come sailing into South Shields, ready to take little landlubbers on a nautical adventure they’ll never forget.

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park. A classic seaside funfair full of timeless rides and high-tech attractions. Urban Wave, the only surf simulator of its kind in the country, allows your little beach dudes to try out surfing without getting wet, while the Laser Maze will test your agility to its limits. Can you get across the room without crossing the laser beam?

South Marine Park. The crowning jewel of South Shields’ seafront, South Marine Park boasts a miniature steam train, a boating lake and two play areas. In addition, there’s green space, picnic tables, a cafe and, of course, great views of the sea. Just next door, North Marine Park also offers stellar views. South Tyneside has loads more green spaces to enjoy too. Be sure to check out Cornthwaite Park at Whitburn, Drewetts Park in Jarrow and Tilesheds Nature Reserve in Boldon.

South Shields Museum and Arbeia Roman Fort. Discover the history of the area on a day out to this celebration of South Tyneside’s heritage which brings 4,000 years of history to life across two floors and is home to insects and reptiles at Creature Corner. While we’re on the subject of history, don’t forget to explore Arbeia Roman Fort — a key garrison and military supply base to other forts along Hadrian’s Wall. Learn about the area’s Roman history through re-enactments, falconry displays and gladiator battles.

The Dunes. Jump into the soft play area, get competitive in the bowling alley, get even more competitive in the arcade, then top it all off with a Sunday lunch. Find this popular entertainment venue on South Shields seafront.

The Leas. This two-mile stretch of coastal pathways, laid out along the 250 million-year-old cliffs, will lead you along the stunning shoreline from Sandhaven to Marsden Bay and Souter Lighthouse where inquisitive minds can learn about the smugglers that used to frequent the area. You’ll get some great views of the sea from your vantage point high above the waves, which also makes for a great cycling, dog-walking and kite-flying location.

South Shields’ Beaches. There are some great beaches at South Shields including both Littlehaven and Sandhaven. Water-sport enthusiasts love the shelter that the pier offers at Littlehaven, while Sandhaven is a great spot for building a sandcastle. If you’d rather keep your shoes and socks on though, why not go for a stroll along the promenade?

We All Scream for Ice Cream. There’s nothing quite like a day out with an ice cream to round it off. Fortunately, in South Tyneside, we’re pretty much spoilt for choice on spots to pick up a coneful of something creamy. Try Minchella & Co, Scoop and Bean or the Ghiaccio Ice Cream & Dessert Lounge next time you’re out and about.

The Shields Ferry. Kids love novel modes of transport, don’t they? Shun the car and jump aboard the Shields Ferry running between North and South Shields. It only takes seven minutes to cross the mighty River Tyne, but the kids will love it.

Family Events. There are plenty of events happening in South Tyneside that the whole family will enjoy. In 2017, the South Tyneside Festival’s summer concerts at Bents Park include acts such as KT Tunstall and Busted, while the Summer Parade will be entitled Once Upon a Time and take its inspiration from classic children’s stories such as Peter Pan and The Jungle Book. During the summer holidays, Kids Fun-Fest will run regularly at the Amphitheatre in South Shields and include performers, entertainers and a gunge tank!

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Christmas Fair At Haven Point

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Christmas Fair At Haven Point Pier Parade South Shields NE33 2JS

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation this weekend then you may be interested in visiting Haven Point in South Shields which is hosting a Christmas Fair on Saturday 26th November from 10am until 5pm and also on Sunday 27th November from 10am until 4pm.

Haven Point’s Christmas Fair will feature over 60 stalls selling beautiful arts & crafts, jewellery, trinkets, decorations and unique festive food – the perfect place to pick up a fantastic selection of Christmas gifts.

The stalls will be located over two floors at Haven Point and there will be additional small fairground rides outside for children.

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South Tyneside Triathlon 2015

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South Tyneside Triathlon 2015

South Tyneside Triathlon 2015 has been confirmed for Sunday 5th July 2015. The event will have three categories – elites, adults and children. All events will take place along South Shields seafront – at the bottom of our street.

The children’s event has 150 places. It starts at 10am with a swim at Haven Point leisure centre, between 25m and 400m depending on the age of the child. After the swim there is a cycle around Bents Park, again the distance varies depending on the age of the child. Finally a run of upto 3km. The entrance fee for children is £12 for BTA members or £15 for non-BTA members.

The adult triathlon has 250 places. It starts at 8am and comprises a 400m pool swim (16 lengths) of Haven Point swimming pool. Next is a 20km/12 mile cycle along the seafront and finally a 5km run along the seafront. The entrance fee for adults is £40 for BTA members or £45 for non-BTA members. A relay team entry costs £60.

The elite triathlon has 150 places. It starts at 7am and comprises a 750m sea swim, 20km/12 mile cycle along the seafront before a 5km run along the seafront. The entrance fee for the elite triathlon is £40 for BTA members or £45 for non-BTA members. A relay team entry costs £60.

How to enter to the 2015 South Tyneside Triathlon can be found here: South Tyneside Triathlon 2015 Entry

If you need accommodation for the South Tyneside triathlon we are ideally located just a few minutes walk from Haven Point leisure centre, Bents Park and Sea Road/the seafront where the running and cycling elements of the adult and elite triathlon events are taking place. Our bed and breakfast room prices and availability can be found here: book online.

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Haven Point South Tyneside Triathlon

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The South Tyneside triathlon in association with Haven Point in South Shields takes place this weekend on Sunday 10th August 2014.

Information about the event can be found here…

The official website for the triathlon is here: Haven Point South Tyneside Triathlon.

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