visitors guide


Discounted days out for all the family.



Ocean Beach Pleasure Park
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.

£25 worth of ride tickets for only £15.  This voucher entitles the bearer to receive 50 ride tickets.

Quasar South Shields
Whether it’s individually or in a large group, the Laser Maze is a test of skill, agility and precision.

60 minute game for the price of a 30 minute game in Quasar 2 “laser runs” for the price of 1 at the Laser Maze
Monthly offer:
Free Birthday Child on all party package bookings when booking for 8 or more people.


Beamish Wild
Zoom on zip wires, build dens, scale the tree creeper and even try archery!  Plus, visit the Bird of Prey Centre or upgrade to the High Ropes Course.

£5 off all Adult tickets! With 25 course elements and around 2 hours of high wire fun, it’s a must for wannabe challengers! Beamish Wild, Stanley, Durham, DH9 OYB. *Online bookings only. Offer applies to adult tickets only.


Whitehouse Farm Centre
Visit Whitehouse Farm Centre, Northumberland’s largest Farm Attraction with hundreds of animals from traditional to exotic. You can hug a bunny, stroke anything from a snake to a skunk, be mesmerised by meerkats & marmosets and have a hoot with the Owls!. Plus soft play barn, adventure playground, Frisbee Golf, Go-karts, trampolines, tractor–trailer ride, panning for gold, cafe, gift shop & more.

10% discount on standard day ticket (not valid with any other promotion).


The Comedy Store Durham
It’s the first Sunday of the month, so it must be The Comedy Store. Gala’s regular meeting place for hilarious, comical and sometimes downright eccentric comedians. Each month our friends at The Comedy Store create a line-up of the very best performers on the circuit especially for the audiences of Durham. Rib-tickling guaranteed. So if you fancy a cracking evening of laughter, come and join the fun. Contains strong language, recommended age 16+.

£8 tickets


Empire Theatre
The Sunderland Empire Theatre is a large theatre venue located in High Street West in Sunderland.

Check for future offers.


Sunderland Dogs
Sunderland Dogs, the most exciting night out in the North East. With live racing every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 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, 1 drink & Pie and Peas for any Friday night, simply call 0191 56 86 200 to get your tickets booked AND4 for the price of 3 in our Trackside Restaurant. Give us a call on 0191 56 86 200 to book your table for Admission, Racecard, Reception Drink, 3 Course meal and late bar entry. £21.95pp and if you book 4 one goes free! (During none sale periods only, excluding the Xmas Period).


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

20% off admission Diggerland Durham Park. Not valid in conjunction with any other voucher, discount, offer & experience. Valid for 4 people per voucher.


Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth
Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth is an aquarium located in Tynemouth, England. It is home to over 40 living displays, from tropical sharks and lobsters to seahorses and tropical fish. At the Aquarium’s heart is a large ocean tank where an underwater walkthrough tunnel offers close encounters with the tropical coral reef fish. Other displays are home to giant Pacific octopus, poison dart frogs, nautilus, toxic toads, turtles, terrapins, and otters.

Save up to £12! An SAFC Season Card entitles you to £2 off per person off the full admission price.  Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or family ticket. Photocopies not accepted. Valid for up to 6 people.


Goals Sunderland
5-a-side football chain venue with all-weather pitches for organised competitions and casual play.

Join a league and get Free Registration fee (usually £20) and first game FREE 


WWT Washington Wetland Centre
Get close to rare and exotic birds, mammals and different wetland habitats. Walk with a warden, bug hunt or tour the duckery. You’ll also see colourful flamingos and the rarest goose in the world!

2-4-1 on admission to WWT Washington Wetland Centre. Terms and conditions apply (One person is admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying SAFC season card holder. Cheapest admission goes free. The same season card cannot be used more than once per visit. Valid for individual admission categories only (i.e. adults, concessions or children; no family tickets). The offer applies to admission to WWT Washington Wetland Centre only and cannot be used for any other paid events or activities at the centre or in conjunction with any other discount offer.


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.

10% off all Birthday Parties in The Dunes Adventure Island & The Dunes Bowl AND Family Bowling £12.50 – 2 Adults & 2 Kids Bowling.


Matfen GO APE
Days out with us are about living life a little more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan (he’s in there, we promise!)

Enjoy 10% off a Go Ape Adventure and release your inner ape! We are offering 10% off our Tree Top Adventure experience (excluding Saturdays). Following a safety brief, you are free to experience a staggering 38 crossings, an epic Tarzan Swing and our 160m long zip wire finale, Go Ape Matfen promises stunning views of the Northumberland countryside and a great day out for all! Simply enter the promotional code APEFC7* when booking online at

*Offer excludes Saturdays and Corporate Events. Discount code must be entered at time of booking. Only valid at Matfen. Participation and supervision ratios apply - please see our website.


Karting North East
With a highly experienced and dedicated team, we offer the UK's leading Karting experience and much more, with Paintball, Rage Rally, Archery + Tomahawks and Off Road 4x4 also available on site. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, arranging a stag or hen weekend to remember or simply planning a fun-packed day out, we've got it covered.

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.


Adventure Valley
Discover a world of family adventures at Adventure Valley, the North East’s biggest family adventure park. With over 40 attractions, activities and shows, and three huge indoor play and animal zones, whatever the weather Adventure Valley has it covered.

Outdoor Adventures: Explore Action Creek and Runaway Ranch. Bounce high on the jumping pillows, race friends on the go karts, whoosh down slide stampede, explore one of the UK’s biggest play forts, pan for gold or try to get a hole in one on the 18 hole Adventure Golf course.

Animal Encounters: Meet the cutest and friendliest of animals in the indoor farmyard and in the paddocks, plus daily scheduled animal activities including pony grooming, rabbit cuddling and more. On weekends and school holidays watch the fabulous Bird-o-Batics flying shows.

Indoor Play: All weather fun is assured in the two huge indoor play zones. Climb, scramble and zoom down the slides in the giant three storey play town. Go wild in the Wild West themed soft play area including the Cannon Saloon shoot out. And to ensure everyone can play there's Little Play for the under 5s too.

Adventure Valley is open daily from 10am – 5.00pm, Brasside, Durham DH1 5SG.

SAFC season card holders get a free round of Adventure Golf with admission to Adventure Valley. Navigate the water hazards in the Wild West themed 18 hole adventure golf course, fun for all ages. One free round of Adventure Golf per paying visitor to Adventure Valley. Valid for the SAFC season card holder and up to 3 accompanying adults/children. Show your Season Card at the Adventure Golf entrance. Valid until 31st July 2016.


02 Academy Newcastle
DirtyPOP -

Newcastle's Biggest Friday Night Party! Throwing out a mix of everything from Chart, Cheese, Indie, Dance, there’s something for everyone to dance to!            

Alpha -
A weekly mash-up of new tunes and massive floor fillers from all over the alternative spectrum. Plus in Room 2 OMEGA, you'll hear new and classic tracks; diving in and out of the mainstream and guaranteed to please even the purest rock, metal and punk fans.


2 for 1 entry into DirtyPOP on Friday’s and Alpha on Saturdays.


Kielder Water & Forest Park
Kielder Water & Forest Park brings you nature on a grander scale. The views are bigger, the night sky brighter, the sports wilder and the smiles wider. We’re home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe and, at over 250 square miles, the largest working forest in England.

10% discount on lodge breaks and fishing permits


Battle Zone Laser

To become a hero here you’ll need to use all your wits and skills against a determined foe. You’ll need to employ cunning strategies and pull together as a tight-knit team of élite die-hards. You’ll need to be fearless and cunning as you seek to defeat your enemy’s intrepid forces.


10% reduction on game only prices not associated with any other offers, available Monday-Friday. Monthly Offer: For May 2016 Monday to Friday 9.30- 14.30 £6.00 per head game only, giving a 50% discount.


Lightwater Valley
Set across 175 acres of stunning North Yorkshire countryside, Lightwater Valley Theme Park is jam-packed with thrilling rides and amazing attractions the whole family can take part in. At Lightwater Valley, you'll find more than 40 great attractions to suit all ages - so there really is something for everyone to enjoy. There are also spectacular seasonal events to savour all year round, so whenever you plan to visit Lightwater Valley Theme Park you're sure to find great thrills and spills on offer.


Theme Park entry for just £17 per person (Valid for Season Card Holder + up to 5 guests). Valid any day, the season card holder can turn up and pay on the day at the reduced rate on production of season card.


Sedgefield Racecourse
Our welcoming atmospheres and first class facilities will ensure that you have an enjoyable experience with us at any of our racecourses, whatever the occasion.

£10 admission tickets. Excludes Chelt Fest, Ladies Evening and Boxing Day.


Massive Attack Paintball
The North East’s leading Paintball and Extreme off Road venue. Found just off the A19 near Seaham, we are able to serve Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Darlington.Come to us for an action packed day of adrenaline filled activities.


GET AN EXTRA 15% OFF – Simply use “SAFC15’ when booking


Virgin Balloon Flights
Virgin Balloon Flights own and operate the largest passenger carrying balloon service in the United Kingdom as well as the largest balloon fleet in the UK.

Up to £60 off Virgin Balloon Flights
National Weekday Morning Flight Voucher: WAS £109 NOW £99
Adventure Gift Package for One: WAS £162 NOW £132
Adventure Gift Package for Two: WAS £299 NOW £239

Monthly Offer:
National Weekday Anytime Flight Voucher: WAS £129 NOW £99

Month: August
Introductory enhanced offer instead of National Weekday Morning voucher for first month. To redeem season ticket holders will just have to visit www.virginballoonflights/offer/sunderlandfc or type SunderlandFC into the offer code box on our home page.


The home of Sunderland’s only venue- disco drinking den. We’re a little different to the majority of Sunderland’s night life, but that’s good thing we think. We book bands and DJs to come perform here, as well as hosting occasional art exhibitions, indoor craft markets and other one off events and you’ll find us open every Friday and Saturday for club nights of the non-commercial vein. Our DJs and the bands who perform here play everything from Nu-Jazz to Rock’ n Roll, from Deep House to D&B but we tend to shy away from generic pop music, as there’s plenty of sites in Sunderland who already cater for that.

One free entry to a gig of your choice. Check Independent Sunderland’s Facebook for their listings.

Buy one get one free shot from the SOMA shot board on a Saturday night.


Laser Quest Sunderland
Quasar Laser Quest Sunderland is a real life, first person shooter experience! Using laser tag equipment in a safe environment arena, Laser Quest provides you with a unique and exhilarating experience. Cunning, stealth, precision shots or all out rapid fire, whatever your strategy our high tech laser targeting weapon system allows you to play your game in an underground laboratory complex.

Pay for one game of Laser Quest and get the second game free, valid anytime. Offer valid for one person per season ticket.

Monthly offer:
One game for £3 per person (1/3rd off the normal price valid anytime).


Auckland Castle

900 years of history to discover in a palace fit for kings, built for Prince Bishops. Enjoy St Peter’s Chapel, State Rooms and Spanish masterpieces; Exhibitions, Gardens and Parkland. Family activities 12 noon – 3pm weekends and School holidays. Castle and Library Tea room open 10am - 4pm open every day except Tuesdays. Library Tea Room open daily from July 18th.

2 for 1 entry for adults on weekends and during school holidays (under 16s free)