The Dunes

Bowl, explore, play, eat & lots more!

The Dunes boy playingWith a gigantic indoor soft play area (the largest in the North of England), a bowling alley, amusements and a choice of places to eat and drink The Dunes will provide some fabulous family memories.

The huge indoor galleon shaped play area at Dunes Adventure Island features five levels of giant slides, rope bridges and lots, lots more. It's a great place to let the kids run wild and let off steam, in fact you'll probably not see them for hours!

Dunes Bowl, with its twelve lanes of ten-pin bowling is great fun, and for something a bit different why not try their glow in the dark bowling sessions.

Enjoy the Sunday Carvery & All You Can Eat Restaurant for some delicious food!

Come rain or shine visit The Dunes, where you're sure to have a fantastic time!

Did you know?

This area of the coast would have once been home to many real life pirates and smugglers.


  • 12 lane 10-pin bowling alley
  • Huge Adventure Island soft play area
  • Delicious traditional Sunday Carvery (Sundays only)
  • All you can eat restaurant
  • Traditional English bar and cafe
  • Exciting seaside arcade
  • Luxury function rooms


How to get here

The Dunes
Sea Road
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2LD

Phone: 0191 455 5255
Website: Dunes Adventure Island

Opening times

Dunes Adventure Island - Daily, 9am to 8pm
Dunes Bowl - Daily, 9.30am to 11.30pm

Admission charges

Dunes Adventure Island
Toddlers (1 to 4 year olds): £4.50 (peak) / £3.50 (off peak)
Children (over 4 year olds): £5.50 (peak) / £4.50 (off peak)
Adults: £1.00
Babies (1 year olds and under): Free

The Dunes Bowl
Children £5.20 (peak) / £3.10 (off peak)
Adults £5.20 (peak) / £4.00 (off peak)


  • Toilets
  • Car and coach parking
  • Eating and drinking outlets
  • Discover Pass accepted


  • Wheelchair access throughout
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets

More information

For more information, visit the Dunes Adventure Island website.