The Drive-In Cinema is back at Bents Park, Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD. If you’re staying with us and have a car then these events are just down the street from our bed and breakfast accommodation. The films being shown this year on a 32′ x 17′ screen are…
24th October 2015 – Get Hard
25th October 2015 – Grease
26th October 2015 – Ghostbusters
27th October 2015 – Frozen
28th October 2015 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
29th October 2015 – Minions Movie
30th October 2015 – The Purge
31st October 2015 – Beetlejuice
5th November 2015 – Fast and Furious 7
6th November 2015 – Back To the Future (Part I)
7th November 2015 – Inside Out
8th November 2015 – Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone
12th November 2015 – Jurassic World
13th November 2015 – Grease
14th November 2015 – Inside Out
15th November 2015 – Minions Movie
Film’s start at 6.30pm with the exception of 24th October 2015’s Get Hard which starts at 7pm. Gates open two hours before screening’s start. Kiosks will be located on site selling cinema snacks including hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and hot and cold drinks. Tickets are per care regardless of the number of occupants, VIP tickets occupy the first two rows and are £24 per vehicle; standard tickets are £20 per vehicle. For more information about the event and to book tickets see their website here.
For a limited time you can get standard tickets for only £10 via Living Social.
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.
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.
Families staying at our guest house accommodation in South Shields this week are sure to be interested in Planet Circus, an all-human circus which has arrived at Bents Park – at the bottom of our street.
There are two performances daily – Tuesday 14th April 3pm and 6pm; Wednesday 15th April 3pm and 6pm; Thursday 3pm and 6pm; Friday 3pm and 6pm; Saturday 2pm and 5pm and Sunday 1pm and 3pm. Performances last one hour forty five minutes and under two’s go free sitting in their parents lap.
If you’d like to book tickets their box office is located in Bents Park (five minutes walk down the street from our bed and breakfast accommodation) and is open from 9.30am until 8pm daily. If you present the discount voucher shown above then you can buy seats for Tuesday and Wednesday evening for £5.99 each. Online booking is available here (opens in a new window).
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park is located at the bottom of our street on Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD. It is close walking distance from our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields.
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park re-opens for 2015 from today – it is open from 12pm until 5pm during holidays and weekends. You can find the full season opening hours and more information about the amusement park on this page of our website: Ocean Beach Pleasure Park
If you’re visiting the amusement park this year don’t forget to take along this £25 worth of ride tickets for £15 voucher…
If you’re staying with us and bringing children we will always offer you the above voucher for Ocean Beach when you check-in. If you need more than one just ask us for more.
A new open top bus service launched on Monday making it quicker and easier for people to travel between South Shields town centre and the sea front over the summer. The flyer for the new bus service can be seen below…
An adult single fare is £1.15 or £1.30 for a full journey between the Market and New Crown pub adjacent to Westoe Crown Village at the bottom of Mowbray Road. Child single tickets cost 60p with a Nexus Under 16 card or £1.10 for all day. All concessions and Network Travel tickets are accepted along with all other Stagecoach tickets such as Dayrider, Megarider and Transfers.
The service will run every day during the six weeks holidays until Sunday 1st September, then on weekends up to and including Sunday 3rd November. The bus will also operate daily between 28th October and 3rd November.
The full route of the South Shields shuttle bus is: Church Way, Chapter Row, Keppel Street, Fowler Street, Winchester Street, Anderson Street, Ocean Road, Sea Road before turning at the New Crown pub roundabout at the bottom of Mowbray Road adjacent to Westoe Crown Village. The timetable for the service can be seen and downloaded below.