Mere mention the words soft play will ramp up the excitement levels in most young ones and the North East certainly has plenty choice when it comes to places which are perfect for burning off all that energy.
Ok, so they may not be every parents' choice but a trip out to a soft play area is guaranteed to please the little tykes.
With more than 25 such facilities in and around the region, there really is a wide enough range of facilities - from climbing walls and ball pools to slides and go-kart tracks - to please everyone and no matter how old the children are, they will be able to join in the fun.
And who knows but parents may get a chance to relax and catch up with a friend over coffee while the young ones enjoy the entertainment.
Here's our guide, with more to come, of some of the top soft play centres in and around Newcastle.
Benfield Business Park, Walkergate
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