Quality Hotel Boldon
Boldon Business Park, Witney W
Boldon, EN NE35 9PE
Phone: (44) 191 5191999
Fax: (44) 191 5196035
Boldon Business Park, Witney W Jct. A19/A184, Boldon, EN, GB, NE35 9PE
- Phone: (44) 191 5191999
- Fax: (44) 191 5196035
Splash down at Wet 'n' Wild and you are guaranteed a fun time in the many slides and water flumes. This giant water park complex on the outskirts of the city is highly recommended for all the family. For those seeking thrills try the "Kamikaze" where you can experience a 20 meter vertical drop, or the 'Tsunami' which propels you along at breakneck speed. Or if you are after more sedate pleasures, there are many spas and quieter areas where you can drift along on calmer waters. With a restaurant on site, Wet'n'Wild makes a great day out, and one payment lets you use all the facilities all day.
For a night out with a difference look no further than The Pride of the Tyne. It's a 240 seat modern boat which passengers can board either from South Shields, North Shields, or the Newcastle Quayside. These "Fun on the Tyne" cruises last between three and four hours. Alternatively you can hire the boat for private parties. On the upper deck there is a main saloon while below is the Admiral Locker bar. All areas have seats and are heated, and there is access for wheelchairs. These cruises are only run on certain days, so ring the company before setting out.
Built as a Millennium project, the Life Center brings together a cutting-edge genetic research facility and a family-friendly, jargon-free exhibition of the latest developments in science and biotechnology. The Center aims to provide visitors with a new way of looking at life: "where it came from, how it works, what it means." This major attraction offers film shows, live theater, and hands-on demonstrations, to give visitors a unique and remarkable experience. There are plenty of science events and exhibitions that take place at the center.
The Discovery Museum has been one of Newcastle's less lauded tourist attractions. Once located slightly off the beaten track, the museum is now centered in the middle of exciting city regeneration works and is set to benefit from this upsurge in retail and residential interest. Located in a huge Victorian warehouse, the Discovery has several permanent exhibitions: "Live Wires" features robots, the Web and the latest hi-tech gadgets. "Turbinia", once the world's fastest vessel, is docked in a hands-on maritime gallery. There's the Science Factory, Fashion Works, a Pioneer Gallery and 200 years of military history in "A Soldier's Life". The Discovery has an exciting program of exhibitions and one-off events for all the family.
This pleasant 18 hole private course just a quarter of a mile from the North Sea, has been in existence since 1890. A round at this links-style, championship standard course offers a taxing test. If you are having a bad round, however, one compensation is the spectacular views over the sea, including of the nearby St Mary's Lighthouse and Visitor Centre . There is a practice putting green and chipping area. If your legs cannot stand the walk around the full course a limited number of motorized buggies are available for hire. There is a pleasant clubhouse with full bar facilities. Snacks and meals are available and parties can be catered for.
Riverside Park is adjacent to the home ground of Durham County Cricket Club on the banks of the river Wear. Here you will find a children's play area complete with outdoor paddling pool, slides, fairy tale castle and railway station. Nearby the new Park Centre sells drinks and snacks and provides an outdoor seating area overlooking the river. The ornamental gardens are embellished by work commissioned from local artists. For the bowling enthusiast there is a bowls club and greens are open to the public throughout the summer.
This is a private suburban golf club situated only two miles west of Newcastle city center, but with a much more rural feel than this proximity might suggest. Bar meals are available in the club house, and there is also a practice area and, a well stocked club shop. Visitors are welcome to play on weekdays, and also on those weekends when there are no competition events taking place (it is best to check with the club in advance).
Situated just a few miles miles out of the city center on the main trunk road to the north, and opposite the Three Mile Inn public house, the City of Newcastle upon Tyne Golf Club is a very pleasant eighteen hole, seventy-four par course in public parkland. There is a well-stocked pro shop and a comfortable clubhouse that serves snacks and meals all day. Visitors are welcome to play without restrictions but should telephone in advance. Trolley hire is available.
This is an 18 hole par 72 golf course located in High Gosforth Park just off the A1 and next to Newcastle Race Course, and the prestigious Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park Visitors are welcome with prior reservations or by the introduction of a current member but may not play on weekends or on competition days. There is also a 45 bay floodlit driving range (open to all) and a nine hole pitch and putt course as well as a friendly bar and restaurant that serves meals and snacks all day. The dress code is normal, smart golf clothing with shirts tucked in. White socks are expected to be worn when wearing shorts. Lessons are also available. Trolleys can be hired for a small fee.
Roll back time and take a romantic journey on the steam locomotives of Tanfield Railway. Built in 1725 it is the oldest still-working railway line in the world, and was a considerable feat of engineering construction when it was built. Today it is run by passionate volunteers who have lovingly restored it to its Victorian heyday. What's on offer is both entertaining and educational. Visitors can learn about the tough life of the railway workers, admire their tenacious skills and take a ride on the big steel locomotives as they pound their way through spectacular wooded valleys and past Causey Arch, the oldest railway bridge in the world. Special events, including children's days are run throughout the year, and trains can be hired for private parties. Call +44 845 463 4938 for more.
Consistently voted the best northern racecourse, Newcastle is a pleasantly situated Grade One course to the north of the city, that offers regular race meetings throughout the year. The Bank Holiday meetings always tend to be the most popular as punters throng to the course for some racing action. Newcastle stages races on the flat and over jumps so there is a variety of attractions on offer, as well as the occasional evening event in the summer months. As you would expect, the course has plenty of bars and restaurants on site, and there are amusements to keep the kids happy while parents concentrate on the racing. Conference and corporate hospitality facilities are available.
Located in Burnhope, Pea Farm Stanley is a renowned destination for extreme sports enthusiasts for conducting events.