Run, shout and let it all out!

Do your kids have loads of energy to burn? Are they climbing the walls at home? Did you know Soft play provides a safe and hugely exciting place for the kids to burn off that excess energy. Bring them along to explore the area, meet new friends, and have fun, and learn while they play!

And for that little bit of extra fun!

The fun never stops at Namco Funscape! Why not involve your friends and host your next party with us?

Fancy a night out with friends?
We offer a variety of packages to suit all pockets when it comes to a night out for the grown-ups.

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Looking for a fun kids birthday?
We offer parties for both children and teens, where they can enjoy games of bowling and tasty food, plus some great surprise gifts.

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Teddy Mountain Birthday Parties
We’re now offering Teddy Mountain Birthday Parties, a great party activity plus a Teddy for every child.

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Food & drink at Gateshead

After all that fun with Soft Play, an appetite will definitely have been worked up! Why not dig into some of the great food and drink on offer here.

Everything from quick snacks, to full meals. Even the pickiest eater will be satisfied!

Take a leap with Clip ‘n Climb

Clip ‘n’ Climb is an action packed climbing activity for anyone aged 4 and over. There are a range of different climbing challenges including Speed Climb, Lightening Crack and Cornered. A great challenge for kids of any age!

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Chase The Ghost



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Chase The Ghost

Take part in our rebranded gaming ghost hunt. Simply choose your favourite arcade game to get started; any machine displaying the Chase the Ghost sticker is included in the challenge.

Keep playing until you find a character card and collect them all to win 500 tickets. Pac-Man, Pinky, Clyde, Inky and Blinky are up for grabs. Remember to collect the full set of character cards to win. All character cards valued at 20 tickets, except Blinky cards which are valued at 100 tickets.

Ready for a challenge? 


You’ll love our Dodgem cars.

Our Namco Funscape venue in Gateshead’s Metrocentre has exhilarating dodgem tracks – the fastest in Europe. Experience our thrilling turbo bumper cars for only £3 per ride.

Maximum two people per car. Subject to a minimum height restriction. Seat belts must be worn while inside the cars.


Get potting with NAMCO Funscape’s American pool tables

Perfect for a relaxing time out, or for competing with friends and colleagues, we have full-size American pool tables. You can play pool at Gateshead's Metrocentre from just £1.00 per game! 

Please note, all venues offer American-size, but there is also a small selection of British-size pool tables in selected venues.

Soft Play

Want to relax while the little ones play? Visit our indoor soft play area

Our fun softplay area at NAMCO Metrocentre is a special mega-fun zone where little ones up to eight years old can run around and have loads of fun in a safe and secure indoor environment, while mums and dads sit back and relax. Entry to the soft play area is just £4.95.

We also hold very popular children’s birthday parties.To book, please call our party planner team on 0191 406 1066.

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Enjoy all your favourite entertainment and games!

Shoot’em-ups, Racecar simulators, cuddly toy claw cranes – NAMCO Gateshead is packed with the most advanced and cherished video and arcade games. 

We  sell video game Nam Tokens for just £1 – ask for special bulk-buy offers. Many of our machines also give out tickets for the prize shop, with a fantastic range of prizes, from key rings to games consoles. And you can win prize tickets on bowling too.



Ten Pin Bowling is Fun for all

NAMCO Funscape bowling - perfect for all occasions, family, friends, parties, events.

Let the good times roll at NAMCO Funscape, Bowling, fun and games, plus lots more!

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