Events, activities and things to do

What's on, parks, play areas, festivals, Restaurant Week, 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.

South Tyneside Restaurant Week

South Tyneside Restaurant Week returns Monday 23 to Sunday 29 October 2023.


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

Parks and play areas

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

Outdoor activities

Thurston Outdoor Education Centre and Simonside Outdoor Adventure.

Year of the coast

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

International Day of Older Persons - 1 October 2023

A series of events will be running from Monday 2 October to Saturday 7 October to mark International Day of Older Persons.