Tyne and Wear Metro has teamed up with North East attractions to offer great family fun days out for passengers during October half-term.

If you’re planning on exploring the best of Tyne and Wear this October, Metro has lined up special offers to save you money at a number of popular local attractions, including Sunderland Wall, Tynemouth Priory and the Life Science Centre. You may even spot a few Snowdogs along the way.

To make the most of these half term holiday savings and offers, all you have to do is mention the Tyne and Wear Metro discount when booking and show a Metro ticket or Pop card, valid for travel on the same day, when you arrive at each of the attractions.

You can also get unlimited travel on Metro with your Metro DaySaver ticket, or travel with one of the limited edition Great North Snowdog Pop Pay As You Go card, or limited edition Snowdog family wristbands. To order your limited edition Pop PAYG card or Great North Snowdog family wristband packs, visit the online shop at http://onlinestore.nexus.org.uk. Postage is free and cards and wristbands will be dispatched within 48 hours.

For more information on Metro offers, visit www.nexus.org.uk/metro/offers

Family Fun:

1. Sunderland Wall

Closest Metro Station: Pallion

Learn the ropes on a climbing course at Sunderland Wall for just £25 with Metro, when you show a valid Metro ticket or Pop card. The course consists of four, 1 hour sessions on Monday nights, which concentrate on basic rope work and climbing skills.

All climbing equipment is provided so all you will need is something comfortable to wear. On successfully completing the course, you can then use the wall unsupervised subject to the wall conditions.

Sessions run from 6.45pm to 7.45pm or from 8pm to 9pm on a Monday night.

Pre-booking is essential and you can do so by calling 0191 514 4234. Offer ends 31 January 2017. For more information, visit www.sunderlandwall.co.uk or contact info@sunderlandwall.co.uk.

2. Battlezone Archery

Closest Metro Station: Pallion

Metro has teamed up with Battlezone Archery at Sunderland Wall to offer a discounted deal for budding Robin Hoods and William Tells.

Take up the challenge in Battlezone Archery on Saturday and Sunday nights. Battlezone Archery uses the latest equipment to bring you an action packed, real adrenalin, fun, team game for all ages and abilities. Book a session for up to 14 people aged 8 and over with Metro for just £100 when you show a valid Metro ticket or Pop card – that’s a saving of £200. Sessions run from 6.45pm to 7.45pm, or 8pm to 9pm.

Pre-booking is essential and you can do so by calling 0191 514 4234. Players must be aged 8 or over. Offer ends 31 January 2017. For more information, visitwww.sunderlandwall.co.uk/battlezone-archery/

3. Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Closest Metro Station: Tynemouth

Travelling to Tynemouth via Metro? Visit the Priory and Castle and you can get free entry for a child with a full paying adult when you show a valid Metro ticket or Pop card.

Step into Tynemouth’s story and discover more about its role as a monastery, civil war fortress and world war military lookout and defence post. Visit the serene chapel in the priory, tour the underground world war gun battery and patrol the castle walls with dramatic views of the coastline and River Tyne.

Offer is valid during Tynemouth Priory opening times from October 2016 until31 March 2017. Free child offer valid when accompanied with a full paying adult presenting a valid Metro ticket at admissions.

Other family fun offers this half term include free child admission at Life Science Centre, three 20-minute games for £7 per person at Laserforce inSouth Shields, and £25 worth of ride tickets for only £15 at Ocean Beach, South Shields. Visit: www.nexus.org.uk/metro/offers

Food and Drink:

1. Tynemouth 61

Closest Metro station: Tynemouth

Tynemouth 61 is an 18th Century guest house and tea room situated on Tynemouth Front Street in the heart of the village, just 100 metres from the coastline and 11th Century Priory and Castle.

If that isn’t tempting enough, Metro customers who show a valid Metro ticket or Pop card can exclusively have high tea for two in Tynemouth 61 tea room for just £15 for 2 people – saving £10. Booking is recommended. For more information about Tynemouth 61 visit www.no61.co.uk

Offer valid until end of November 2016.

2. Tiger Tiger

Closest Metro station: Monument

Whether you’re looking for a light bite for lunch or afternoon meal for a special occasion, Tiger Tiger has it covered for the whole family. Tyne and Wear Metro has teamed up with the Newcastle city centre venue for a roaring new offer – kids eat free with any adult dining a valid Metro ticket or Pop card.

Must be pre-booked with the Tiger Tiger sales team 0191 235 7065. Offer only available until 5pm daily. Adults must buy their meal from the main menu. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer available from October 24 to November 30, 2016. Find out more about Tiger Tiger atwww.tigertiger.co.uk/newcastle/food-and-drink/

3. Orangegrass

Closest Metro station: South Shields

If you’re a fan of Thai food, Orangegrass Thai restaurant in South Shields is offering Metro passengers a special 2-4-1 deal on all Orangegrass á la carte main meals on presentation of a valid Metro ticket or Pop card.

Located at 7 Mount terrace, South Shields, Orangegrass offers a real taste of Thailand with its authentic food, including tasty Thai dishes such as deep fried chicken in orange sauce and stir fried roast duck with pineapple and spring onion.

To reserve your table, call the restaurant on 0191 455 8555 and let them know that you are booking the Metro deal.

To find out more and see the menu, visit: www.orangegrass.biz

This 2-4-1 discount offer is only valid on the á la carte main meals. Offer is not applied to drinks or other items on menu. Not valid on Bank Holidays. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid from 24th October until 30th November 2016.

4. Sachins

Closest Metro station: Central

Sachins restaurant on Forth Banks in Newcastle, has teamed up with Metro to offer mums and dads a treat this half term. This half term, from Monday toThursday, Metro passengers who show a valid Metro ticket or Pop card will receive a free bottle of house wine when ordering the banquet for two people.

With over 30 years in service, Sachins features dishes specifically from India’s Punjab region; diverging from the mainstream stylishly and elegantly. Using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, chef and proprietor Bob Arora perfectly balances his dishes; a skill learned from years in the profession.

Booking is advised. For more information, visit www.sachins.co.uk.

The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. One ticket redeemable per table. Monday to Thursday only. Must order the gourmet banquet for two to qualify for offer. Offer closes 30th November 2016.

Other food and drink offers this half term include 10% off the final bill at Catpawcino on Newcastle’s Quayside, or 10% off all hot drinks and food at Coffee central on Platform 2 at Whitley Bay Metro station. Visit:www.nexus.org.uk/metro/offers

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