Our sporting life!
Whether you want to watch or play, there’s always plenty to do here.
Activity 4 Seasons
If you want to learn to canoe or kayak, rock climb or coasteer get in contact with Activity 4 Seasons. If you want to develop your skills or indeed just want to enjoy the fantastic local area let them guide you.
Adventure Northumberland provides the widest choice of outdoor adventure activities in Northumberland both land and water based. Based in Alnwick, they are ideally placed between the stunning Northumberland coast.
Adventure Sunderland is Sunderlands’ activity centre overlooking Roker beach. The marine centre offers a wide range of watersport activities such as surfing and kayaking to both organised groups and individuals alike.
Based at Slaley Hall Hotel, Allout Adventures have use of over 1000 acres of countryside for the exhilarating outdoor activities. Activities include clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, archery, seaways, paintball and much more!
Boards and Bikes
Boards and Bikes is a unique mobile adventure service, they bring the fun to you, delivering the bikes, wetsuits, boards and all of the equipment you need to have a good time. It is based in north Northumberland.
Bywell Shooting Ground
Bywell is one of a handful of clay shooting grounds to be awarded Premier Plus status by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association which is the sport’s governing body. It’s a family run business to the north of Newcastle-Gateshead.
Close House Academy
Close House Golf Academy and Driving Range is the perfect place to perfect your game before playing the beautifully presented Lee Westwood Colt or Lee Westwood Filly courses. It’s for all ages and abilities.
Coquet Shorebase Trust
The Coquet Shorebase Trust utilise water based activities in their charitable activity and in the courses that they offer which include sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, power boating and raft building.
Drive your dream car at Croft Circuit. With over 20 years experience and the latest supercars and single seat racing cars, a driving experience at Croft is a unique and memorable present for any petrol head.
Cullercoats Bike & Kayak
Cullercoats Bike & Kayak are specialists in rentals, tours, lessons and repairs. They know the north east coast better than anyone else. CBK offer bike hire, kayak hire, SUP Hire, lessons, tours, courses and more.
Durham County Cricket Club
Durham County Cricket Club was established on 23rd May 1882 and Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground is the world class sporting venue in which they practice and play matches.
Go Ape! Matfen Hall
Located just 15 miles west of Newcastle in the charming village of Matfen, swing through the trees and fly down the zip wires while lapping up some of the finest scenery in Northumberland at Go Ape!
Hadrian’s Wall Walks
Join Hadrian’s Wall Walks and you can walk along Hadrian’s Wall, one of the greatest feats of construction by one of the greatest empires of the world with a local guide to explain the hidden history!
KA Adventure Sports
Based in Beadnell, KA Adventure Sports is a recognised school in kitesurfing, stand up paddle boarding and coasteering. The activities all taking place in the most superb locations along the Northumberland coastline.
Karting North East
With a highly experienced and dedicated team, Karting North East offer the UK’s leading Karting experience and much more, with paintball, rage rally, archery and tomahawks and off road 4×4 also available on site.
With Navigate Northumberland you will not just wander the hills walking aimlessly, you will have an experience that will make you want to come back. On some walks you may see Buzzards above your heads.
The Eagles are the most successful club in British Basketball history, with a trophy haul of 22 in the past 10 Years. Since 2010, the Eagles have played all home games at the 3,000 capacity Sport Central arena at Northumbria University.
Until 1990 this team were known as Gosforth FC and began to play at Kingston Park after the name change. Newcastle Falcons are the most successful club in northern England, winning one Premiership and four domestic cups.
Make time for a day at the races and visit Newcastle Racecourse for the unbeatable spectacle of premier horse racing. There are more than 29 race meetings throughout the year spanning the Flat and National Hunt seasons.
Newcastle United FC
Supporters of Newcastle United FC are passionate about their team. The 52,000 seat stadium (St James’) is packed for home matches and the roar of ‘the Toon Army’ after a home goal echoes across the city.
North East Guides
If you’re visiting Northumberland and looking for adventure, North East Guides deliver outdoor activity packages in various locations around the area. A stock of waterproofs, rucksacks and much more are available.
Saddle Skedaddle are passionate about pedalling and believe there is no better way to soak up a country, its culture, see its wildlife and its people, than by bike! Travel in small guided parties of around 6-15 people.
With Shepherds Walks you will not just be taken on a walk or course, you will be entertained and informed about the countryside and landscapes you pass through. This makes for an extra special experience.
The Slaley Hall challenge is laid down: two championship standard courses to test the best golfing brain – The Hunting’s tricky approach, The Priestman’s water hazards. To the victor, the exquisite spoils of the 19th hole.
St James’ Park Stadium Tour
Supporters will be taken to the highest point of the stadium where they will have a Magpie’s view of St James’ Park. The tour also includes a visit to the home dressing room, media suite and the dugouts, in addition to many other areas.
Sunderland AFC was founded in 1879 by James Allan. The club plays home games at the Sunderland Stadium of Light, which was opened in 1997. The club were FA Cup Winners in 1937 and 1973.
The Cycle Hub
Find the Cycle Hub on Newcastle Quayside. It’s a great place for a pre-cycling caffeine kick or the perfect post-pedalling pit stop, or a venue where you can drop by to get your bike serviced or give it a tweak.
The Diving Centre
The Diving Centre is a PADI 5 star IDC centre who offer a range of courses from beginner up to instructor, they have some of the best training facilities in the country with an on-site heated swimming pool.
Visit Whickham Thorns Activity Park for rock climbing, skiing, archery and mountain biking. The Activity Centre offer courses of instruction throughout the year, and it’s a great way to meet new people and learn a new skill.