Region: North East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Unit 244, Garden Walk, Metro Centre, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE11 9XY

Contact: 01914 061 066



At Namco Funscape we offer a unique and special day out for schools, we have fantastic schools rates, as well as regular Bowling and Softplay discounted rates. We also offer special Party Package prices for schools too. We have top of the range Bowling, Arcade and Softplay facilities along with indoor dodgem cars and a diner which serves food and drinks all day.

Our facility has a fantastic atmosphere and students and staff alike always have a brilliant day out with us.  

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

We are unique as we boast Europe’s fastest dodgem cars; we can also display school logos on our large drop down bowling screens to make the event that bit more special. Current and returning customers come to us as we provide great service at low prices. We are a new site so all of our facilities are top of the range and of the highest quality.  

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

We are able to tailor the activities depending on the schools needs as we can cater for almost any age group. We offer bowling and bowling packages or softplay entry for younger children (3-8 yrs old) all at a special rate for schools.

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What size groups do they cater for?

We can cater for up to 100 guests at a time on our bowling lanes depending on availability.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

We have a no camera rule in our softplay area but the main floor rules are more relaxed. The children can take photos on the bowling lanes and dodgems if it’s only their party playing or riding. If other customers are on the dodgem cars no photos are allowed to be taken.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

We have a risk assessment for school groups which we sent to the Organiser upon booking.

What does it cost?

Package 1 - £6.95 per person
One Game of Bowling
Cold Buffet
Unlimited Cordial

Package 2 - £9.95 per person
Two games of Bowling
Dodgem Ride
Cold Buffet
Unlimited Cordial

£3 per game of Bowling

Ideal for end of term parties. Christmas Parties and rewards.

Discounted games and packages are vailable Monday - Friday before 7pm Saturday & Sunday before 12noon.
Please call 0191 406 1066 or email for more details.

Mention UK School Trips at the time of booking and up to 5 teachers can have a game fof bowling or free!!

We also have a softplay for under 8's, bespoke packages available upon request.

Is specific clothing required?

No, but if it’s a large bowling booking children can wear white soled shoes so they don’t have to wear bowling shoes provided by us.

Do you have first aid on site?

We have qualified first aiders on site.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Bowling lanes, Dodgem track, Softplay, Diner, and Bar Area. If the school isn’t taking a package deal they children can get drinks from the diner for £1.40. We have a full food menu and vending machines on site too for snacks.   

Are there disabled facilities?

We have ramp access to the bowling lanes and two disabled toilets on site, we are fully wheelchair accessible.

What are your opening days and hours?

Sunday to Thursday: 10am – 11pm   Friday & Saturday: 10am – 12am

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

We always welcome feedback and have had lots of schools return to us year after year, below are two recent testimonials from schools:

‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all of your staff for making our visit such a happy one. We had children with us who have never had the opportunity to visit a venue such as yours and both the excitement beforehand and the thrill and delight afterwards made all monies spent worthwhile’

Ms Marsh – Youth Leader

‘I would like to express my thanks to your staff for how well our visit to yourselves went yesterday. We found every aspect of our visit to be really well organized and everyone had a super day’

Mrs Ryan – Headteacher.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Bowling Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres SEN Sports Themed Attractions Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

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