visitors guide


Discounted days out for all the family.


Diggerland UK is now open for the summer! The only place where children and adults can drive, ride and operate REAL diggers and so much more!

Located in Devon – Durham – Kent - Yorkshire

15% Discount off Standard Diggerland admission price. Valid at all Diggerland UK Theme Parks!
T: 0871 2277007 W:

Terms & Conditions: Not valid online, for advance bookings or on presentation of season tickets.  Only valid with the relevant Rewards voucher (from 2013-14 Season Card Rewards Scheme booklet).  

1. Present voucher (from 2014-15 Season Card Rewards Scheme booklet)  at any Diggerland UK Theme Park. 2. Offers 15% off standard admission entry prices only. 3. Not valid in conjunction with any other voucher, discount, offer, experience, group or school booking. 4. Valid for a maximum of 4 people per group. 5. The establishment reserves the right to refuse admission. 6. Offer expires 02/11/2014. Check website for open times prior to visiting. Height & age restrictions apply. Voucher Code: 91565

Alun Armstrong Soccer Centre
Alun Armstrong Soccer Centre is an indoor sports centre with 6 3G Astro turf pitches available to hire, we run leagues aswell as offering coaching to children aged 4-14 yrs. We also offer football birthday parties for children of all ages. There is an onsite cafe with viewing area and a conference room available to hire.

Book a pitch (peak time 5pm-9pm only) every week for 9 weeks and get your 10th booking free.Get 25% discount on a second pitch hire (peak time 5pm-9pm only) in the same week.Must be the same season card produced  every week. Terms and conditions apply


Sunderland LiveT
Sunderland Live is the company behind some of the biggest and best-loved events in the North East’s calendar. We are responsible for delivering showcase spectacles including the Sunderland International Airshow which attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the city, and supporting with the organisation of the Stadium of Light’s programme of live music events over the summer months, Sunderland Live is a business that is making a significant contribution to the regional economy. From family-friendly experiences to corporate occasions and large scale festivals, Sunderland Live provides and delivers events suitable for all. Get in touch with us to find out more.

To receive the 10% discount on participation in all our sporting events, including Neon Run & Sunderland Running Festival email for the special code.




Beamish Wild TreeTop Adventure

Welcome to the home of adventure in the North East! Set in the Treetops of our ancient woodland, our High Ropes Course is 2 hours of non-stop fun and challenges guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. We’ve packed your fun day out in the treetops with 4 zip-wires, rope bridges, swinging tires and you will be finishing off with the awesome Powerfan free-fall experience!

If you do feel a bit peckish before or after your adventure or maybe fancy a glass of wine/beer (definitely after!), The Stables Bar and Restaurant is just 50 yards away.

You can relax and enjoy the sunshine in the fabulous courtyard during the summer months or cosy up to the log burning fires if it’s a bit chilly outside.

So, if you are planning a fun day out in the great North East, make sure you call in as we are just a few miles of Newcastle and Durham.

Get £5 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.

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 2014-15 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. Excludes childrens' holidays, bank holidays and special events.
3. 10% OFF bowling parties and soft play at the Dunes, South Shields

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

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park in 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.
£25 worth of ride tickets for only £15.  This voucher entitles the bearer to receive 50 ride tickets. (Note: Closed 3 Nov 2014 – 14 Feb 2015)

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?
2-4-1 on Quasar Games (60 minute game for the price of a 30 minute game). Valid Monday to Friday or from 5pm on weekends. 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
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)

Alton Towers Resort
With over 50 rides and attractions, the Alton Towers Resort is Britain’s Greatest Escape! New this year, the Resort has launched the world’s first 14 loop rollercoaster – The Smiler.  It will marmalise your body and mind, combining an intense physical experience with a series of twisted psychological effects including optical illusions and blinding lights!
2 for 1 entry to the Alton Towers Theme Park (one adult free when accompanied by one full paying adult).  Terms and conditions apply.  Not valid online, for advance bookings or on presentation of season tickets.  Only valid with the relevant Rewards voucher (from 2014-15 Season Card Rewards Scheme booklet). 

Derwent Reservoir
Fishing lessons for beginners 
Fishing is fantastic fun for children of all ages and a great day out for the whole family. Fishing lessons are a great way for newcomers of all ages to get into this superb sport and all fishing tackle is provided. 

10% discount off fishing lessons at Derwent Reservoir. To book a lesson call 01207 255 250 and quote SAFC.  
Two children can also go for free when a parent/guardian buys a day permit. 
Location: Derwent Reservoir, Edmondbyers, Consett, County Durham, DH8 9TT

Urban Wave
The Urban Wave is a new all year round sports activity that can simulate popular boarding such as surfing, wake-boarding, body-boarding and snow-boarding without getting wet!


£5 off a 30 minute group session (£25 instead of £30) for up to 10 people. Terms and conditions apply.10% discount on participation in all our sporting events, including Neon Run & Sunderland Running Festival.


Bubble Football – Only £15pp
Book your game

Finally Bubble Football has arrived in the North East! Everyone is talking about it, right? Now you and your friends can get in on the action! Play all over the North East or at your local football pitch.Simply use the contact us page now to check availability and we will call or email you asap. GET AN EXTRA 10% OFF - Simply enter code: ‘SAFC10’ when purchasing.