• Kelly

Harry's Game Shack, Sunderland -Review

Updated: Jan 29



Updated as of 28/01/22

We were kindly invited back to Harry's Game Shack, which Elliot was happy with as he wanted to visit for his birthday. I will never understand why a child will go to a place like Harry's and play on games that they have at home. This is Elliot every time haha. We arrived at 11 for opening, the guy who was working was super friendly and helpful and interacted well with the boys. The boys had a go on various consoles including the PS4s, PS5, Xbox One, PC, Retro game consoles (my favourite) and the big screen for a game of FIFA.




You can find some great deals that are updated on a regular basis, they also serve food such as Hotdogs, Burgers and Nachos and have a range of soft drinks, ice blasts, sweets to choose from too. There's a dedicated area in the retro section set up as a small café/seating area The chairs are super comfy in here and all come with a backrest, headset and controller on each console. Also available to use is the VR Headset on the big screen.

The gaming centre, on out visit, was clean and tidy even though they had a party in the night before and has one toilet available to use which was also clean.

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*Previous visit*

*We were kindly gifted free game play and food in return for this review*


We were kindly invited along to try out The North East's biggest gaming arena, Harry's Game Shack, in Sunderland City Centre. The boys were super excited! We were quite surprised when we entered, I'm not sure what I was expecting to be honest, but the last gaming arena we visited was basically a few ps4s and that was it!

Harry's Game shack first started upstairs in Geeky's and soon outgrew the space, then moved into number 1 Fawcett street. We love how the old Laser Quest sign is still on the outside of the building, so many memories!


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At Harry's Game Shack you will find a huge selection of games and consoles to choose from and play on, until you cant move your hands any more.


Available to play are PS4s, one PS5, Xbox Ones, PC Gaming, along with a retro area in the café section. This is my favourite section!


Available to play in the retro section

SNES, PS1, NES. There's also a couple of arcade games with a few games built in, although the one with Bomber man was broken on our visit. Adam & Toby loved them, however Elliot was having none of the retro stuff because, according to him, they're too old for him! Thanks for making me feel old!

The boys were content playing and Elliot choose to basically play a game he has at home which I thought was a bit silly, but he had fun. Toby and Adam tried out a few different consoles including the new PS5 and the Xbox on the 300' screen.





Food & Drink

We were treated to a Tango Ice Blast upon entry and then had a Hotdog and nachos which were all lovely.

I think the food and drink pricing is fab and affordable. See below for some of the prices.




Harry's Game Shack have a few different offers available which you can combine to include gameplay, food and a drink. They have a special deal this weekend (19 &20 /06/21) which includes 2 hours gameplay, Tango ice blast and Hotdog for £10!


Birthday Parties

You can also find some great deals on party packages which I think are great for the prices.


Level 1 is £11pp Min 10 people, 2 hours gameplay, party host, invitations, juice, sweets, party area, choice of food.

Level 2 is £13pp same as above plus Tango ice blasts and Special guest Pikachu.

Level 3 is £16pp includes the same as above plus a Birthday gift and cake


For more info on deals, events and to book, please check out Harry's Game Shack for more


Things To Know

Turn up and pay. No need to book.

Face mask is mandatory at the minute (exceptions apply).

The Newcastle branch, which originally opened just before lockdown in Eldon Gardens, will be re-opening soon. Keep an eye on Harry's Facebook page for details.


Opening times

Mon-Fri 11-7

Sat 10-8

Sun 10-6


Prices

1 Hour Game play £5

2 Hour Game play £8

3 Hour Game Play £10

All Day £20


Check out some other things to do in the area


Sunderland Sculpture Trail


Sunderland Bowl


Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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