Things to do in the local area

 There’s fun-filled events, activities and things to do for all the family – even on rainy days!

Who can build the biggest sandcastle? With miles of golden beaches at Sandhaven there’s plenty of space to try. With rock pools and clear water to paddle in the kids will never be bored.

Make a splash at Wet ‘n’ Wild, the UK’s largest water park while mums and dads can grab some designer bargains at Royal Quays outlet centre.

Thrill seekers will love South Shields’ fun-filled seafront. The Ocean Beach Pleasure Park has rides and amusements for all ages, parks with boating lakes and even bowling greens.

For serious fun visit Dunes Adventure Island. With five levels of fun with giant slides, rope bridges, biff ‘n’ bash and foam cannons Dunes Adventure Island guarantees “Tonnes of Fun for Everyone”. It’s great fun and great excersise too!

With its unbeatable leisure and recreational facilities get active with activities all the family can enjoy.

There’s hours of fun for all the family at Temple Park Centre with its tropical leisure pool complete with fun wave machine and spiralling water slide.

Swing South Tyneside’s way if you’re looking for great golf courses There are courses to suit amateur and professional players alike. http://www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk

Home to the finish of the world famous Great North Run, take in the incredible site of 45,000 runners completing Britain’s biggest running event. Don’t forget the BUPA Junior Great North Run too.

Saddle up with North Lizard Riding School. This friendly riding school located within sight of the sea the school gives riding instruction, hacks out and about and special pony care days.

Win points by shooting your opponents at Quasar, the futurist game at South Shields Sea Front, in Ocean Beach Pleasure Park.

Tennis anyone? Play tennis throughout the season at public parks including Carr Ellison Hebburn, Cornthwaite Park Whitburn and Readhead Park, Cornthwaite Park and West Park in South Shields. You’ll find tennis clubs at Boldon, Hebburn Sports & Social Club and Westoe too.

Watersports – With its long stretch of sandy beaches, South Shields is a popular spot for windsurfing, sailing and surfing. South Shields Sailing Club is located on Harbour Drive. Launch ramp permits are available from South Tyneside Council on 0191 454 7989.

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