Browse Tag by North Shields

Any blog posts made about North Shields.

Leaflets & Guidebooks

South Tyneside Guide – Families

Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields

The latest 2017 guide to South Tyneside is out. Request your own free 33 page copy of the guide below.

Here is an extract from the latest 2017 guide to South Tyneside…

South Shields Coastline Free South Tyneside Visitor Guide 2017

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!

You can read more about South Tyneside in our free 33 page guide. Enter your email below for a free copy.

Free South Tyneside Visitor Guide 2017

Please send me the free guide to South Tyneside…
(No spam we promise, we will not re-use or re-sell your email address).

Here is a short South Tyneside tourism video to watch while you wait for your email to arrive…

Read more on our blog about...

Bedrooms   Breakfast Menu   Reviews   Special Offers

Check Room Prices, Availability And Book Direct Online At Our Lowest Rate

Events, YouTube

Tynemouth Food Festival

Home > Tyne & Wear > Tynemouth

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation this weekend then you may be interested in visiting Tynemouth Food Festival.

Tynemouth Food Festival

Tynemouth Food Festival takes place this Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017.

The food festival features over fifty food stalls and a bar. Adult tickets cost £3.50 per day. Entry for under 16’s is free with a paying adult.

Saturday’s food festival takes place from 9am until 6pm. Sunday’s food festival takes place from 10am until 6pm.

Tynemouth Food Festival Map

You can find out more about the festival in this video…

Click for more Events on our blog.

Read more on our blog about...

Bedrooms   Breakfast Menu   Reviews   Special Offers

Check Room Prices, Availability And Book Direct Online At Our Lowest Rate

Leaflets & Guidebooks

Port of Tyne Cruises

Home > Tyne & Wear > Port of Tyne > Northumbrian Quay

Our bed and breakfast accommodation has welcomed 100’s of guests who joined or departed cruises at Port of Tyne and we look forward to doing so again in 2017.

Cruise Ship At Port of Tyne Northumbrian Quay

The 2017 cruise schedule at Port of Tyne begins next week.

You can view the full 2017 cruise schedule for Port of Tyne below…

If you have never sailed into or from Port of Tyne before then you may also be interested in these cruise information brochures…

If you are looking for bed and breakfast accommodation near Port of Tyne our bed and breakfast price and availability can be found here: book online.

Read more on our blog about...

Bedrooms   Breakfast Menu   Reviews   Special Offers

Check Room Prices, Availability And Book Direct Online At Our Lowest Rate

Events, YouTube

Green Carnival At The Coast

Home > Tyne & Wear > Tynemouth

Green Carnival At The Coast Event

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation this weekend (and you are not attending South Tyneside Magic Festival) then you may be interested in attending Green Carnival At The Coast at Tynemouth Castle & Priory.

Green Carnival At The Coast Event

Green Carnival At The Coast takes place on Friday 17th March and Saturday 18th March 2017 at Tynemouth Priory & Castle, Pier Road, North Shields, NE30 4BZ

You can find out more about the carnival in this video…

Click for more Events on our blog.

Read more on our blog about...

Bedrooms   Breakfast Menu   Reviews   Special Offers

Check Room Prices, Availability And Book Direct Online At Our Lowest Rate

News, Public Transport

New South Shields Metro Timetable

Home > Tyne & Wear > Tyne & Wear Metro

Guest House From Newcastle International Airport NE13 8BZ by Metro

If you are travelling to or from our bed and breakfast accommodation from this Sunday 5th February 2017 there are Metro timetable changes.

From this Sunday 5th February 2017 a new Metro will be in effect from South Shields which includes two new early morning trains from South Shields – first departure will now be 5:42am with a Metro train every 12 minutes from 6:06am onwards – perfect for those with early starts.

There are earlier trains on a Saturday morning too, you can view the new South Shields Metro timetable below…

For more Tyne & Wear Metro related posts on our blog click here: Tyne and Wear Metro.

For more public transport related blog posts click here: public transport.

For more South Shields related blog posts click here: South Shields.

Read more on our blog about...

Bedrooms   Breakfast Menu   Reviews   Special Offers

Check Room Prices, Availability And Book Direct Online At Our Lowest Rate