Tyne and Wear Metro has teamed up with North East attractions, shops and restaurants to offer great family fun days out for passengers during Christmas and the New Year.

If you’re planning on exploring the best of Tyne and Wear over the next couple of months, Metro has lined up special offers to save you money over the holiday season.

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

Family Fun

1. Free travel this panto season

Closest Metro Stations: Monument, Whitley Bay, South Shields, Gateshead, Sunderland

If you’re seeing a live performance at Newcastle Theatre Royal, the Playhouse Whitley Bay, The Customs House South Shields, the Sage Gateshead, or Sunderland Empire Theatre this festive season you can travel on Metro and the Shields Ferry for free for up to two hours before and after the performance. It means you can make a night of it and not have to worry about parking. Oh yes you can!

Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.nexus.org.uk/metro/offers for details.

2. Laser Quest

Closest Metro Station: Sunderland

Billed as the ultimate sci-fi action adventure for all ages, whether you’re aged seven or 77, you can get involved in the adrenaline pumping exhilaration of stalking your opponents and unleashing a volley of laser fire in the battle zone of the 21st century. Each player is kitted out with a futuristic body pack and laser before being let loose in the Laser Quest labyrinth, with catwalks, mazes, swirling fog, music and lights. Laser Quest in Sunderland is offering Metro customers an adventurous day out with family and friends, with an exclusive offer of two games for the price of one (costing £4.95).

Terms and conditions: Offer valid until 1st February 2017. Valid Metro ticket for the day of travel must be presented prior to payment.

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.

Terms and conditions: Offer valid during Tynemouth Priory opening times until 31 March 2017. Free child offer valid when accompanied with a full paying adult presenting a valid Metro ticket at admissions.

Food and Drink

4. Tortilla

Closest Metro Station: Monument

Fancy a bite to eat after a long day, or want to enjoy a meal out with friends over the festive period? Tortilla are offering 10% discount for Metro passengers. Based in the new food quarter of Intu Eldon Square, Tortilla serve up Californian Mexican inspired fayre, including tasty tacos and delicious burritos for just a fiver and offer hungry shoppers an excuse for a get together over Christmas and right into the New Year.

Terms and conditions: Offer valid until 31st January 2017. Valid Metro ticket for the day of travel must be presented prior to payment.

5. Da Vinci’s

Closest Metro Station: South Shields

Da Vinci’s Italian Restaurant in South Shields, is offering Metro passengers 15% off their total bill (including drinks) when ordering food.

Terms and conditions: The offer is available on production of a valid Pop card, pass or Metro ticket for that day’s travel, when placing a food order. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Photocopies not accepted. To book, call 0191 456 5151 or visit www.davincisitalia.co.uk

6. Crepeaffaire

Closest Metro Station: Monument

Crepeaffaire at Intu Eldon Square are offering Metro customers a free Crepe Mellow Yellow when you buy any other crepe.

Terms and conditions: Offer valid until 31st January 2017. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. One free crepe per order on presentation of a valid Pop card, pass or Metro ticket for that day’s travel. To be redeemed at Crepeaffaire Newcastle store only. For more information, visit www.crepeaffaire.com

7. Boost Juice Bar

Closest Metro Station: Monument

Boost Juice Bar in intu Eldon Square is offering Metro customers the chance to refuel during their shopping trips throughout January. Metro passengers can take advantage of a special buy one get one free offer on any regular drink from the Most Popular menu, all they have to do is show their Metro ticket or pass valid for that day.

Terms and conditions: Offer valid on any regular drink from the Most Popular menu from 01/01/2017 to 31/01/2017 inclusive. Not redeemable for cash. Cannot be used in conjunction with Order Now, Vibe Cash, VIBE points or any other offer/sale/promotion. Only one Metro offer can be redeemed per transaction. Photocopies not accepted. Valid Metro ticket for the day of travel must be presented prior to payment. Boost Juice Bars reserve the right to change the promotion/offer without prior notice.

Shopping

8. Garage Shoes

Closest Metro Station: Gateshead, Central Station, or Monument

Grab a bargain this December and January at Garage Shoes at intu Metrocentre, Gateshead, and intu Eldon Square, Newcastle. Metro customers can benefit from 10% off all full priced items when you show your valid Metro ticket or Pop card at the time of purchase.

Terms and conditions: The offer is available on production of a valid Pop card, pass or Metro ticket for that day’s travel, when buying a full priced item. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Photocopies not accepted. The offer will run throughout December until 31 January, 2017.