ABOUT US

Teesside’s Ultimate Indoor Virtual Reality & Console Gaming Experience

The Gaming Hideaway
Story

Our owners Rachel and Kaiyn opened the first centre in Thornaby in 2021 after spotting a gap in the market for a family-focused venue that couples cutting-edge top-spec VR and console gaming technology under one roof.

They wanted to create an experience never seen before in UK; they’ve achieved that, and then some!

The Gaming Hideaway brings a cost-effective destination that offers an amazing experience for people of all ages and allows families get to spend quality time together.

We have venues in Thornaby and Bishop Auckland with plans to open more in the future.

The Gaming Hideaway offers a truly immersive and unique experience which is also safe and controlled for all to enjoy.

We’d love to welcome you soon!

THE GAMING HIDEAWAY IS SPECIAL!

There is no other centre in the North East that can deliver the virtual reality and console gaming experience that The Gaming Hideaway can. Fact. We have two centres open now and plans to bing our truly unique take on gaming to more locations around the North East.

We have a snack bar serving tasty food options, ground roast coffee, sweets and cakes whilst you wait.

Top Spec Virtual Reality Machines
PS5 and Xbox Series X
F1 Racing Simulators
Unforgettable Experiences
We are THE NORTH EAST’S FIRST EVER
VIRTUAL REALITY & FAMILY GAMING CENTRE
Family
Entertainment

A new way of connecting for the whole family.

Come and try out our truly unique and fun immersive experiences. Pit yourselves against each other in a competitive multiplayer or team up and beat one common enemy together.

The possibilities are endless and the fun knows no boundaries!

Corporate

Team building is vital for the growth and development of a business. Positivity breeds productivity!

At The Gaming Hideaway we offer team building experiences from day time exclusive use of the facilities with tailored programs to evenings and weekends.

We have numerous team building exercises that can be booked from 2 hour slots right up to a full day at 6 hour bookings including lunch and complimentary refreshments.

PARTIES

We love celebrating your special day with you and at The Gaming Hideaway, every party counts!

Enjoy your special day with us and let us give you the full VIP experience for up to 24 people!

Autism events

We want everyone to be able to enjoy the brilliant and immersive experiences only VR can provide. That’s why The Gaming Hideaway host exclusive autism sessions every other Tuesday.

At our autism sessions we reduce the number of capacity of gamers from 24 to 18 people, reduce the noise on our simulators and music, plus we offer the use of a quiet room in-case this is needed at all throughout the sessions.