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Welcome to GO Bears Den

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Go wild with GO Gateshead’s brand new soft play experience

If you go down to Gateshead Leisure Centre today, you’re sure of a big surprise… OK, the tune is probably familiar, but we guarantee you’ve never seen anything like our fantastic new soft play experience.

Keep the kids entertained for hours

For ages up to 12 years, and with a dedicated baby and toddler area, the GO Bears Den is a huge four-tiered soft play facility featuring a wide variety of thrilling apparatus and challenging obstacles, including climbing towers, slides, the ball play zone, cargo skywalk and the dizzy disc twister zone.

Come rain or shine it’s perfect for playtime. A fun, safe environment for your younger cubs to let off some steam and burn some energy.

Parents, we’ve got you covered

Parents are equally well catered for with a superb range of coffees and teas, and a reasonably priced café menu that is undoubtedly one of the best of any play facility in the region. There is a dedicated seating and viewing area, as well as free wifi access for those who wish to work or surf whilst the kids play.

Opening times

Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday 
8am - 8pm 8am - 6pm 8am - 7pm

Do I need to book?

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


Under 1 year old: Free

With a GO Gateshead Card: £4 per child for 2 hours

Without a GO Gateshead Card: £5 per child for 2 hours

With a GO Gateshead Access Card: £3 per child for 2 hours


To ensure everyone remains safe and enjoys their play, the recommended age for the baby and toddler area is between 0 – 4 years, for the junior area between 5 – 12 years. The GO Bears Den is unsupervised and all children remain the responsibility of their parent or guardian at all times.

Birthday parties at the GO Bears Den

Give your kids a birthday party they’ll never forget at the GO Bears Den. For a whole hour, you and your party will enjoy access to the entire soft play area. 

Full catering and exclusive-use of our party room is available.

For further details or to book your birthday party please contact the team at Gateshead Leisure Centre on 0191 433 5733 or email