Other activities

As well as the fantastic range of leisure centres, walks, cycle routes and water sports, South Tyneside offers many other activities, both indoor and outdoor.

No matter what your taste, there's an activity to suit in South Tyneside!

Skates, scooters, BMX, football, basketball and more...

South Tyneside boasts a number of skate parks ideal for people of all ages.

4Shore Outdoor Skate Park

Located next to Sandhaven Beach, South Shields, this is specifically designed for the skaters, scooters and bikers out there with a mixture of flowing ramps, built in contours, transitions and bowls.

The skate park has a football pitch and basketball court perfect for those who want to have fun in the sun and get in shape at the same time.

There is seating located all along the park for those who simply want to watch family or friends. Next to the park sits the funfair, a number of family-friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Don't miss the Ninja Fitness Trail which opened in summer 2017 and is a unique fitness facility offering ninja style obstacles. Suitable for those over 1.4m high. Find out more about the Ninja Fitness Trail.

Override Skate Park

Override Skate Park in Jarrow is an indoor skate park perfect for all ages and levels from beginners to the more experienced.

The skate park includes grind blocks, movable ramps, jump box and much more!

Skateboarders, BMX fans and bladers can expect to have a radical experience.

Contact details

Phone: 0191 420 8156
Web: Override Skate Park


Cricket has been played in South Shields since 1868 and the Borough of South Tyneside now has nine cricket clubs, showing the sport has continued to grow in popularity with players and spectators.

Visitors are welcome to watch matches at most clubs, simply contact individual clubs for details.

Details of all of the clubs can be found at Play-Cricket


Tennis is a well loved sport in South Tyneside and has brilliant indoor and outdoor facilities.

During the summer months a number of the Borough's parks open their outdoor courts for public use free of charge, including:

Horse riding

We have two riding schools in the area:

North Lizard Riding School
Stunningly located overlooking the sea it offers riding instruction, hacking out and pony care instruction days.

East Boldon Riding Centre
The centre offers lessons for a mix of abilities, indoor and outdoor arena hire, birthday parties and more!


South Shields Bowling Club has first class greens for both indoor and outdoor bowling.

There are two picturesque outdoor greens with a total of twelve rinks with a further eight indoor rinks, boasting one of the best playing surfaces in the country.

After your match, why not relax with a drink from the bar.

There are a number of other bowling greens located in parks, including:

Bowling greens are also available at a number of community centres including Harton Welfare Club.

Contact details for South Shields Bowling Club

Phone: 0191 454 2023
Web: South Shields Bowling Club

Great North Run

The Great North Run has long been established as the world's biggest half marathon.

Elite athletes and fun runners alike make their way over the iconic Tyne Bridge in Newcastle, to the beautiful seaside finish line in South Shields each September.

Thousands of spectators line the streets along the route to cheer the runners on to the coastal finish.

The atmosphere is unbelivable so whether you're a competitor or a spectator, we'd love to see you at the finish line!