Our hands-on maker space for budding inventors, designers and makers






Open weekdays 10am - 4pm (self-led activity)

Open weekends and school holidays 11am - 3pm (facilitated activity)

Closed occasional weekends for special PLAY+INVENT events - see What's On for details


Free, weekdays

£1.50 per child, weekends and school holidays

Visitor Information

Join us to make, invent and get creative. From drop-in making to family friendly events, the PLAY+INVENT Space is an exciting place for children and their families to explore and build their own inventions.

Find out more about our family friendly events

Watch our Play + Invent trailer

Hire PLAY+INVENT for a Birthday party

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We will not be taking party bookings in this space from June to September (inclusive) due to our participation in the Great Exhibition of the North

The date that these party packages will resume is to be confirmed. 

Our party packages for Play Tyne will be available throughout the summer. 

Party prices: 

PLAY+INVENT hire: £50
Function Room hire: £40
PLAY+INVENT and Learning room hire: £85

Let the kids get inventing with exclusive use of our PLAY+INVENT space and learning room where you can serve your own birthday tea, play party games and music and hire your own entertainer.

Parties can be booked for Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 1.30pm and on Mondays to Fridays in school holidays between 10am and 12.30pm. Access is allowed to the party room 30 minutes before the start for any decorating or set-up. Suitable for up to 25 children.

To book please contact the Discovery learning team: or (0191) 277 2183.