The Dunes

Bowling, soft play, dining & lots more!

The Dunes boy playingThe Dunes guarantee 'fun' to adults and families of all ages.

There's something for everyone at this fantastic, indoor, entertainment centre including a gigantic indoor soft play area (the largest in the North of England) which will keep children entertained for hours, a bowling alley for those family competitions, traditional amusements and three restaurants where visitors can choose a variety of food and drink. 

The indoor play area at Dunes Adventure Island has five levels of giant slides, rope bridges, indoor football pitch, foam cannons and lots, lots more. Delivering GREAT fun for everyone!

Bowling is fun for everyone aged from 3 to 93 and 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 live bands on Friday nights and DJ Party Nights at weekends.

The three restaurants include:
Sambuccas- enjoy all of the traditional Italian favourites at very low prices
The Brig- 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
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


  • Wheelchair access throughout
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets

More information

For more information, visit the Dunes Adventure Island website.