Ways to Play - Summer 2022

Funtastic free events across Tyneside at your favourite family destinations all summer!

Travelling to our venues by Metro

Take the kids for free all day, every day

Make your ‘Ways to Play’ adventure a great value day out by travelling to our venues by the Metro and/or Shields Ferry. Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Metro is the convenient, fast and frequent way to get to your favourite attractions and now it’s even more affordable. Find out more.

Ways to Play is sponsored by Tyne and Wear Metro.

Travelling to our venues by bus

Adults with a valid ticket or pass on Arriva, Stagecoach and Go North East buses – including those using the English national concessionary travel card - can take up to three children aged 11 and under free with them on any journey within Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham.  

This offer is from Saturday 23 July to Sunday 4 September 2022.  Adults with a valid concessionary travel card (free bus pass) on grounds of age or disability can also take advantage of the offer. Find out more about the bus offer.

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