visitors guide


Discounted days out for all the family.

Lightwater Valley
Escape to Lightwater Valley and discover the excitement of a day bursting with thrills, chills and adventure; catapult to dizzying heights aboard Whirlwind, a typhoon of screams that’ll twist even the bravest of souls, and hurtle through some of North Yorkshire’s deepest, darkest forest aboard Europe’s longest roller coaster – The Ultimate. 

And when it’s time to slow the pace, entrance to Lightwater Valley Falconry is now included in your admission ticket too! The purpose built complex is home to over 50 amazing raptors including Owls, Falcons, Eagles and Hawks, along with Rheas, Snakes and their inquisitive Ferret family, with mesmerising flying shows taking place at 2pm and 4pm each day.
Entry for £17 per head on presentation of the card (maximum 6 people admitted per card at this rate, valid 2013/14 season only.

AMF Bowling
AMF Washington is part of The Original Bowling Company, the UK’s largest Tenpin Bowling operator. AMF Washington prides itself on offering a fantastic level of service and an all-encompassing family-orientated leisure experience with fully automated scoring and bumpers, Xtreme Bowling and the latest in dining and amusements.
50% off bowling from Sunday 5pm until Friday 5pm. Subject to lane availability. Offer is not available during school holidays

Beamish Wild High Ropes Course
Looking for outdoor adventure? With 25 course elements and around 2 hours of high wire fun, Beamish Wild's High Ropes Course is a must for wannabe challengers!
Get 25% off Beamish Wild's High Rope Course* - exclusively with SAFC Rewards. To redeem, book online at using code "SAFC". Offer applies to adult tickets only, terms and conditions apply. (*Offer available online only.)

Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth
Enjoy close encounters with hundreds of incredible aquatic creatures! Come face to face with everything from adorable seals and otters to clownfish, seahorses and graceful stingrays. Meet the monkeys and lizards in our stunning Amazonian feature! A full programme of entertaining talks and feeding displays take place throughout the day.
Get £2 off full admission price per person - exclusively with SAFC Rewards. Simply show your 2013-14 Sunderland AFC season card to redeem. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or family ticket. Photocopies not accepted. Valid for a maximum of 6 people per season card, offer expires 31/07/14. Terms and conditions apply.

The Dunes
The Dunes is a huge family entertainment centre in South Shields on the coast. It features Adventure Island, our huge Soft Play Area with 5 stories of fun, an Arcade, 10 Pin Bowl, All You Can Eat restaurant and Dunes bar and café. We’re open every day except Christmas from 9:15 am – 12pm. The Dunes, Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD. Contact us on 0191 455 5255
1. The Dunes Bowl - Free adult game of 10 pin bowling with every child. Not applicable with any other offer. Pre booking essential on 0191 455 5255 to guarantee lane. Valid 7 Days a week in 2013-14 Season. Excludes childrens' holidays, bank holidays and special events.
2. The Dunes Adventure Island Soft Play - Bring one child and get the second free in the soft play. Not applicable with any other offer. Valid seven days a week in 2013-14 season. Excludes childrens' holidays, bank holidays and special events.

Karting North East
Karting North East offers one of the largest and most demanding kart circuits in the UK. Used for both British Championships and international racing, it is truly a driver's circuit. Facilities include a new fleet of the most up-to-date hire karts, a specially designed junior paddock circuit for pudding young F1 drivers and fantastic flood lights that enable the ever-popular night racing events. Ideal for children's parties, work socials and even those wanting to start karting as a sport.
Get a 25% discount at Karting North East on midweek races - exclusively with SAFC Rewards. To redeem, book in advance by calling 0191 521 4050 and quoting SAFC Rewards. Offer available Monday to Friday and age restrictions and terms and conditions apply. Not valid on children’s parties, corporate events or the hire kart race day. All events must be pre-booked.

National Glass Centre
The National Glass Centre is a cultural venue dedicated to the production and enjoyment of glass, housed in a contemporary glass and steel building on the north side of the river Wear. Explore, learn and get involved in an exciting programme of exhibitions, live glassblowing, hands-on glassmaking experiences and workshops. Shop for the best in UK glass and ceramics, and relax at the award-winning riverside Throwingstones Café and Restaurant. Please note the National Glass Centre will be closing for refurbishment from January until April/May 2013.
Sign up to become a Friend of the National Glass Centre and you'll be entitled to; a 15% discount in the NGC shop, a 10% discount on food in Throwingstones Café and Restaurant and a 10% discount on family workshops and one-off adult workshops. To sign up bring your season card to NGC Reception and we'll do the rest.  Terms and conditions apply.

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park - please note the park is closed from November 12 - February 13
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, South Shields, is the largest FREE admission amusement park in the North East. With over 40 rides & attractions, arcades, game stalls, Boating Lake and Quasar Elite, there really is something for everyone to enjoy a Fun Filled Family Day Out.
Get £10 off when you spend £25 at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park - exclusively with SAFC Rewards. Plus, get 10% off food and drink (at selected outlets) at Ocean Beach. Simply produce your 2013-14 Sunderland AFC season card to redeem. Terms and conditions apply.

Quasar South Shields
Quasar South Shields is the ideal place for serious combat fun with your friends and family. Set in a large arena, Quasar is a game of wits, stealth and strategy which can be played by kids from 6 to 66!! Are you good enough to be the Elite of the Elite?
Get a 60 minute game for the price of a 30 minute game - exclusively with SAFC Rewards. Plus, get £2 off group photographs at Quasar. Simply produce your 2013-14 Sunderland AFC season card to redeem. Terms and conditions apply.

Sedgefield Racecourse
Sedgefield Racecourse is versatile venue, holding race days all year round. A welcoming atmosphere and first class facilities will ensure that you have an enjoyable experience, whatever the occasion.
Grandstand and Paddock entrance for £10, excluding Ladies Evening Race Day and Boxing Day during the 2013/14 race calendar.  To redeem, call Sedgefield Racecourse on 01740 62 19 25 and quote SAFC Rewards, and be ready with your season card number. Tickets must be purchased in advance and collected from the racecourse Ticket Office with the production of your season card. Terms and conditions apply.

Sunderland Dogs
Sunderland Dogs, the most exciting night out in the North East. With live racing every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, the Sunderland Greyhound Stadium offers a unique night out for everyone. From work nights out to family parties, or just a night out with friends we have a great range of value packages to suit your needs.
Free entry every Saturday night with your season card. Worth £6.. To redeem, this offer must be booked in advance by calling 0191 568 6200 and be ready to quote your season card number. Simply show your season card at the turnstiles. Terms and conditions apply.

Massive Attack Paintball
Based just outside Seaton Village, Massive Attack Paintball’s purpose built paintball fields make us stand out from the crowd. Our non-woodland site was designed and built by a design graduate now working on the sets of today’s movie blockbusters. Game zones including the Wild West, Fall Out Zone and Modern Warfare will put you in the heat of the battle. On site facilities are of a similar high standard and our staff are fully trained in first aid with key members CRB checked.
Entry and equipment + 100 Paintballs for £6 per person (usually £9.50)