Tyne and Wear Metro is encouraging families to get out and about during the Easter holidays, and offering a range of special offers to explore the wealth of attractions across the region.

A host of popular North East attractions have teamed up with Metro to offer customers exclusive deals during the week, with everything from two-for-one entry at special Easter events, to ice skating, climbing, and meals out for all the family.

Metro has published a handy map highlighting the vast range of options available within a few stops on the Metro to keep children entertained in the school holidays, which take place from Monday April 10 to Friday April 21.

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

Metro Services Director, Chris Carson, said: “Metro provides the ideal way to explore everything Tyne and Wear has to offer this Easter and there really is something for everyone. We’re pleased and proud to be able to work with local attractions, eateries and activity providers to make a number of exclusive offers available just for Metro customers.”

 

Family Fun

  1. Sage Gateshead: 2-4-1 offer on adult or children tickets for the Big Family Hop!

Closest Metro Station: Central

This Easter, Sage Gateshead is playing host to the Big Family Hop! Come and join the team of Early Years musicians to celebrate the arrival of longer days, blossom on the trees and baby rabbits by singing, dancing, hopping and playing together.

Activities and content will be ideal for under 7s and their families – older siblings, extended family and friends of all ages are very welcome too.

The event is part of a programme of fun, creative and engaging family concerts and workshops at Sage this Easter.

For more information, visit: http://sagegateshead.com/event/big-family-hop41655/

Terms and conditions: Offer is valid for the Big Family Hop! events on Tuesday 11 April 2017, at 11am, 1pm, or 2.30pm in The Barbour Room, Sage Gateshead. Duration approx. 1 hour. Regular cost of the event is £4 per Adult, £3.50 per Child, or. £12 for a Family & Friends ticket. Visitors must book tickets for the event either at the Ticket Office, or over the phone on 0191 443 4661. When booking tickets, visitors must quote Metro Big Family Hop Offer to achieve discount and must show a valid Metro Pop card or ticket for that day’s travel at the point of collection.

 

  1. Segedunum Roman Fort: 2-for-1 entry for adult

Closest Metro Station: Wallsend

A fun day out for the family, Segedunum in Wallsend is one of the most completely excavated forts in Britain, lying at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall.  Explore the fort and walls, visit the viewing tower for panoramic views of the Tyne and find out more about Roman Britain in the museum.

This Easter you can also take part in a creative and colourful children’s mosaic workshop, or saddle up to join Hadrian’s Cavalry.

Use your Metro ticket or Pop card during the Easter holidays to receive 2 for 1 entry for adults at Segedunum Roman Fort. (Children under 16 always go free.)

For more information, visit: https://segedunumromanfort.org.uk/

Terms and conditions: Offer is valid from Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April 2017. Visitors must quote ‘Metro’ to achieve discount and must show a valid Metro Pop card or ticket for that day’s travel at the point of purchase.

 

  1. Whitley Bay Ice Rink: Save £5 on a family ice skate ticket (2 adults and 2 children)

Closest Metro station: Monkseaton

Whether you fly on the ice like a majestic swan, or your more like a stumbling Bambi, Whitley Bay Ice Rink is offering families the chance to work on their skating skills this Easter, with £5 off a family skate ticket for Metro customers. This means a cost of £18 for a family of four without skate hire (usually £23), or £27 with skate hire (usually £32).

For more information, visit: whitleybayicerink.co.uk

Terms and conditions: Offer is valid from Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April 2017. Visitors must quote ‘Metro’ to achieve discount and must show a valid Metro Pop card or ticket for that day’s travel at the point of purchase.

 

  1. Jarrow Hall: Adult ticket for same price as child’s ticket (£3)

Closest Metro station: Bede and Jarrow

Explore the extraordinary life of the Venerable Bede, the father of English history at Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum. Jarrow Hall features at its heart a museum dedicated to exploring the fascinating life and legacy of Bede, an extensive, working Anglo-Saxon demonstration farm and reconstructed Anglo-Saxon dwellings.

Bring a valid Metro ticket for that day and adults get day admission for the same price as children (£3), valid Monday 10 April to Sunday 23 April.

For more information, visit: www.jarrowhall.org.uk

Terms and conditions: Offer is valid from Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April 2017. Visitors must quote ‘Metro’ to achieve discount and must show a valid Metro Pop card or ticket for that day’s travel at the point of purchase.

 

  1. Life Science Centre: Free child admission with a full paying adult

Closest Metro station: Central Station

Life has teamed up with Metro to offer free child entry to the Science Centre with the purchase of an adult ticket – just show a valid Metro ticket or Pop card at Reception to claim this offer.

There’s a range of fun activities on offer for all the family at Life, including the planetarium, Science Theatre, and recently opened Brick History and North East LEGO® Landmarks exhibitions. For more information, visit: www.life.org.uk

Terms and conditions: Valid on production of a Metro ticket from that day or a valid Metro Pop card. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Excludes Concessions. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be used as part payment towards and annual pass. Certain events and activities are excluded including Skating@Life. See Life website for event details. Management reserve the right to refuse admission.

 

  1. Blue Reef Aquarium: £2 off admission price

Closest Metro Station: Cullercoats and Tynemouth

Blue Reef Aquarium has teamed up with Tyne and Wear Metro to encourage families and friends to visit its wonderful communities of clownfish, lionfish, stonefish, otters, seals, cow nose rays, and even cotton top tamarins. Metro customers can save up to £12 thanks to an exclusive offer. Blue Reef Aquarium is offering £2 off the full admission price per person on production of a valid Metro ticket or Pop card at reception.

Terms and conditions: Offer is valid from Saturday 18 February to Friday 21 July. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or online/family ticket. Photocopies not accepted. Valid for up to 6 people. The offer is applicable to adult, child and concession tickets. To claim, present a valid Metro ticket or Pop card for that day’s travel at admissions.

 

  1. Sunderland Wall: Climbing course for £25

Closest Metro Station: Pallion

Metro has teamed up with Sunderland Wall to offer a fantastic deal for families and climbing newbies.

Learn the ropes on a climbing course for just £25 with Metro. 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.

Terms and conditions: Pre-booking is essential and you can do so by calling 0191 514 4234. You must quote ‘Metro’ to achieve the discount and must show valid Metro pass or ticket on arrival. Normal prices for the climbing course are £60 adult, £55 concession and £35 junior. Offer valid from Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April 2017. For more information, visit: www.sunderlandwall.co.uk or contact: info@sunderlandwall.co.uk

 

  1. Battlezone Archery: Book a session for £100

Closest Metro Station: Pallion

Metro has teamed up with Battlezone Archery at Sunderland Wall to offer a fantastic 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 – that’s a saving of £200! Sessions run from 6.45pm to 7.45pm, or 8pm to 9pm.

Terms and conditions: Pre-booking is essential and you can do so by calling 0191 514 4234. You must quote ‘Metro’ to achieve the discount and must show valid Metro pass or ticket on arrival. Players must be aged 8 or over. Normal price for Battle Zone Archery is £300 for a group of up to 14 people. Offer valid from Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April 2017. For more information, visit: www.sunderlandwall.co.uk/battlezone-archery/ or contact: info@sunderlandwall.co.uk

 

Food and Drink

  1. Rossopomodoro: Buy any main to enjoy a free Calda Calda dessert and hot drink

Closest Metro station: Monument

With a valid Metro ticket for same day travel, buy any main to enjoy a free Calda Calda dessert and a hot drink at Rossopomodoro, located in John Lewis, Newcastle, between Monday 10 April and Sunday 23 April.

For more information, visit: www.rossopomodoro.co.uk/restaurant/newcastle

Terms and conditions: Offer is valid from Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April 2017. Visitors must quote ‘Metro’ to achieve discount and must show a valid Metro Pop card or ticket for that day’s travel at the point of purchase.

 

  1. Bohemian: Buy any pizza, you can get another half price

Closest Metro station: Central Station

Metro customers can take advantage of a special offer at Bohemian vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Pink Lane, Newcastle this Easter. When you buy any pizza, you can get another half price, from Monday to Thursday, 4pm until 5pm, with a valid Metro ticket valid for the same day’s travel.

To find out more about Bohemian restaurant, bar, and vinyl record shop, visit: www.iloveboho.co.uk

Terms and conditions: Offer is valid from Monday 10 April to Thursday 20 April 2017, Monday to Thursday only, 4pm until 5pm. To achieve this discount, visitors must show a valid Metro Pop card or ticket for that day’s travel at the point of purchase.

 

For the full list of Metro offers, visit: www.nexus.org.uk/metro/offers