If you go down to the centre today...

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 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 are seats and a cafe for food and 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 like the sound of free WiFi?

Opening times
Monday to Friday8am - 8pm
Saturday8am - 6pm
Sunday8am - 7pm
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?

No need to book. Simply turn up to the GO Bears Den and let the little ones loose.


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 at all times.