Events, activities and things to do

What's on, parks, play areas, festivals, South Shields market and more

What's on

Local events and activities.

Visitor information

Things to see and do, where to eat and drink, and where to stay.


South Shields open air market.

Parks and play areas

Parks, play areas, bowling greens, tennis courts and open space.

Outdoor activities

Thurston Outdoor Education Centre and Simonside Outdoor Adventure.


Highlight events each year include the South Tyneside Festival and the Magic Festival.

Year of the coast

Year of the coast is a national campaign which aims to showcase the best of England's incredible coast.

Learning Disability Week

Events and activities are taking place between 19 and 25 June 2023 to mark Learning Disability Week.