GO Bears Den soft play

At Gateshead Leisure Centre there's lot's for mum and dad, but we needed a place where the kids can go mad.

A place with adventure and fun, like a playpen. So we thought very hard and built the GO Bears Den.

There are slides and balls and challenges to try, in a frame not one but four storeys high. We've a cargo net sky walk and climbing towers and a twister zone to entertain for hours.

For the under 12s there so much to do, there's even an area for babies and toddlers too. It's filled with fun things designed for their age, so they don't get lost in the sprawling maze.

And while the kids run wild not far from view, there's plenty of seating for adults to park up for a brew.

It's the perfect place for young cubs to let off some steam, after which they'll sleep like a dream.

Come visit the GO Bears Den for fun and laughter, and happier kids for hours thereafter.

Oh, one last thing before we say bye... how do you like the sound of free WiFi?

Opening times

10am to 12pm

3.30 to 5.30pm

5.30 to 7.30pm

Tuesday10am to 12pm

10am to 12pm

3.30 to 5.30pm

5.30 to 7.30pm

Thursday10am to 12pm

10am to 12pm


10am to 12pm

12.30 to 2.30pm


10am to 12pm

12.30 to 2.30pm


GO Bears Den prices (per two hour session)
Under one year oldFree
Child without GO Gateshead card£5
Child with GO Gateshead card£4
Child with GO Gateshead Access card£3

Do I need to book?

Due to limited capacity, booking in advance is strongly encouraged to secure your place and avoid disappointment. 

To book you will need your GO Gateshead card. Search under 'Classes' at Gateshead Leisure Centre to check availability and to book.


The GO Bears Den has dedicated play areas for babies and toddlers, and children up to 12 years old.

To ensure everyone remains safe and enjoys the soft play, we have recommended ages for each of the areas.

Baby and toddler area: 0 to 4 years.

Junior area (four-tiered soft play): 5 to 12 years

The Go Bears Den is unsupervised and all children remain the responsibility of their parent or guardian, who must remain in the Go Bears Den arena at all times.

A parent or guardian is classified as a responsible person aged over 16 yrs+.

One parent or guardian can supervise up to a maximum of four children at anyone time.

This is for the safety of all users.