The Dunes

Bowling, soft play, dining & lots more!

The Dunes soft playThe Dunes guarantees fun for adults and families of all ages.

There's something for everyone at this fantastic indoor entertainment centre at the heart of South Shields Seafront.

The gigantic indoor soft play area, the largest in the North of England, will keep children entertained for hours. There's a ten pin bowling alley for those family competitions, traditional amusements and restaurants where visitors can choose a variety of food and drink. 

Dunes Adventure Island

The indoor play area at Dunes Adventure Island is themed around a galleon and has five levels of giant slides, rope bridges, an indoor football pitch, foam cannons and lots, lots more. There's even a seperate dedicated play area to toddlers with little slides and sensory area. For adults you can enjoy a nice home made cake while watching the kids having a ball!

Dunes Bowl2017Dunes Bowl

Dunes Bowl is 10 pin bowling at it's best. Enjoy traditional 10 pin bowling in one of the 12 lanes or mix it up and enjoy Glow in the Dark bowling. There is even regular special events featuring bowling, live bands and DJ Party Nights .

And lots more

Have a go at the traditional amuseuments in the arcades or have a tasty bite to eat or drink.

There's a good choice of places to eat. Take your pick from:

The Dunes eating 2017Sambuccas - enjoy all of the traditional Italian favourites at very low prices
The Brig - a traditional pub where you can tuck in to all you can eat specials and Sunday carvery 
Galleon - For children and adults who get peckish during their soft play time

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


  • 12 lane 10-pin bowling alley
  • Huge Adventure Island soft play area
  • Delicious traditional Sunday Carvery (Sundays only)
  • All you can eat restaurant
  • English bar and cafe
  • Exciting seaside arcade
  • Modern 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 (opens 9.30am on weekdays)
Dunes Bowl - Daily, 10am to 11.30pm (closes late on Fridays and Saturdays)

Admission charges

For prices see


  • Toilets
  • Car and coach parking
  • Eating and drinking outlets


  • Wheelchair access throughout
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets

More information

For more information, visit the Dunes Adventure Island website.