Other attractions

TyneNorth East Maritime Trust

The team are currently engaged in the restoration of the 1917 Tynemouth Lifeboat Henry Frederick Swan and have recently been involved in the restoration of the "Tyne" Lifeboat situated just behind Haven Point.

As well as restoring old boats it is the Trust's aim to keep the wooden boat building skills alive on the Tyne before they disappear. The Trust is very proud that the boats they restore are not "museum pieces" but fully functioning boats which will be used on the river, where they belong.

The North East Maritime Trust is open to visitors 9.30am - 3.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday with free guided tours available.

The North East Maritime Trust is located at:

Fisherman's Workshops,
2-3 Wapping Street,
South Shields,
NE33 1LQ

Pirates Cove soft playPirates Cove Soft Play

A fantastic indoor adventure centre, which features soft play, trampolines, indoor football, a spooky maze and much more! A cafe/restaurant is also available.

Opening times
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Admission Prices
£4.00 Mon - Fri (non party prices)
£4.50 weekend, all school holidays and bank holidays.
Toddler Time: Mon, Wed & Fri 9.30 - 11.30am £2.50

Toddler Time

Mon, Wed & Fri 9.30am till 11.30am All toddlers £2.50
Last admission 10.15am
Under 12 months admission free of charge

Unit 2
Rolling Mill Road
Viking Industrial Estate
Tyne and Wear
NE32 3DT

Phone: 0191 430 1134

Website: Pirates Cove

Crafty Corner

Let your artistic skills shine by creating your own unique ceramic masterpiece at this craft shop and studio. A great fun and creative experience for all the family!

Opening times
Open 7 days a week: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm.

47 Baring Street
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2DR

Phone: 0191 425 4425
Website: Crafty Corner

Muddy Fingers Pottery

Looking for something unusual to do?

Why not try your hand at pottery at one of a number of workshops, taster sessions and special events available from Jarrow based Muddy Fingers Pottery!

Unit 9
Royal Industrial Estate
Blackett Street
NE32 3HR

Phone: 0191 483 5080
Website: Muddy Fingers Pottery

And don't forget our Beaches & Coast where sandy award-winning beaches make way to cliff top paths that offer stunning views.