Family entertainment

Maths Trail

Steve Humble (as known as Dr.Maths) from Newcastle University’s School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, has devised a tour of the centre where children have to answer 14 different maths questions. The maths trail starts on the coach and railway station and goes around the different sections of the centre, before ending up in the blue mall. The questions include estimating the number of people who go up to an escalator in an hour and calculating the size of glass panels. 

Download the 2016 Maths on the mall (pdf) here.

Namco Funsacpe

Namco Funscape is Gatehead’s premier family entertainment centre! Entertaining people of all ages, the venue features 18 tenpin bowling lanes, an extensive arcade games area with all the latest and greatest machines, children’s soft play, a comfortable bar and pool lounge showing Sky Sports, delicious food and drink options, including Costa Coffee and Europe’s fastest dodgems!

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Play Area

The outdoor play area at intu Metrocentre Qube is designed to provide challenging fun for children from 3-10 years old. With a fireman's pole, climbing walls, and dance chimes there are plenty of activities to keep little ones entertained and give mums and dads a rest! The play area is located outside the entrance to the new intu Metrocentre Qube near the yellow mall car park. Please note that children must be supervised when in the play area.