Days Out County Durham

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Adventure Point Ltd - Darlington
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Adventure Point Ltd - Darlington
Adventure Point is a fantastic fun-filled destination for all the family. We aim to entertain adults and kids of all ages, whatever the weather. We have over 13,000 sq ft of space indoors and a further 8,000 sq ft outside. We strive to offer a clean and safe environment with fantastic equipment and tasty, freshly made meals and snacks from our...
Adventure Valley - Brasside - Durham
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Adventure Valley - Brasside - Durham
Adventure Valley is open for visitors for 362 days of the year and you’ll discover seven action packed play zones bringing you the very best in family adventure, animal fun and indoor play. Outside explore Action Creek and Runaway Ranch. What will you do first? Bounce high on the jumping pillows, race friends on the go karts, whoosh down...
Allensford Country Park
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Allensford Country Park
Picnic park in sheltered riverside setting, children's play park and shop. Parking, toilets, caravan park adjacent to picnic area and nature trail in Deneburn Wood  Beautiful riverside woodland walks and magnificent views of the Derwent Valley, only minutes away from the North Pennines. Admission: Free!   Opening Times:  ...
Auckland Castle - Bishop Auckland
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Auckland Castle - Bishop Auckland
This historic castle has been the home of the Bishops of Durham for over 800 years, and today is the Bishop's official residence. The historic building, with its magnificent Chapel, Throne Room and Long Dining Room, is already the administrative centre for the Diocese, and a notable tourist attraction, as well as being the Bishop's home. Now,...
Auckland Castle Deer House
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Auckland Castle Deer House
Opening Times 30 April 2017 - 24 March 2018 The park is open 1 April - 30 September, daily from 10:00 - 18:00, and 1 October - 29 March, daily from 10:00 - 16:00. Closed 24 - 26 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.
Bamboozles Adventure World Ltd - Bishop Auckland
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Bamboozles Adventure World Ltd - Bishop Auckland
Bamboozles Adventure World opened its doors for the first time on the 28th of November 2009. The centre is on the South Church Enterprise Park in Bishop Auckland, close to the A688 Bishop Auckland by-pass. Bamboozles offers the ideal place for your childrens to play, with a great range of indoor play activity areas it provides a safe environment...
Barnard Castle
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Barnard Castle
Set on a high rock above the River Tees, imposing Barnard Castle was the stronghold of the Balliol family. Taking its name from Bernard de Balliol, who rebuilt it in the 12th century, it includes a fine great hall and a dominating round-towered keep. Unsuccessfully besieged by the Scots in 1216, it was confiscated when John de Balliol, briefly...
Battle Stations
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Battle Stations
We are the UK's only provider of FOAM SHOT A LOW IMPACT PAINTBALL GAME . Open t o children from age 7  the lowest age in the UK! We offer a genuine paintball experience with no pain or bruising associated with mainstream paintball. All played in our fantastic arena as described below
Beamish Open Air Museum
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Beamish Open Air Museum
At the North of England Open Air Museum, the past comes to life. Beamish is unique. We're no ordinary museum, but a living, working experience of life as it was in the Great North in the early 1800s and 1900s. Beamish, Britain's favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of...
BeamishWild High Ropes - Durham
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BeamishWild High Ropes - Durham
Welcome to the home of adventure in the North East! Set in the Treetops of our ancient woodland, our High Ropes Course is 2 hours of non-stop fun and challenges guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. We’ve packed your fun day out in the treetops with 4 zip-wires, rope bridges, swinging tires and you will be finishing off with the...
Binchester Roman Fort
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Binchester Roman Fort
Binchester Roman Fort gives you an insight into what life was like for the Romans in County Durham. Explore the impressive remains of a Roman bath house with its amazing 1,700 year-old under floor heating system. Find out why taking a bath in Roman times was about more than just getting clean! Walk in the footsteps of the soldiers around the...
Blackhall Rocks on Durham Coast
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Blackhall Rocks on Durham Coast
The coastline between Seaham and Blackhall is accessible at a number of points, notably at Seaham in the north, Easington, Peterlee and Blackhall Rocks in the south. There is an extensive cycle network and 20km of coastal footpath. Blackhall Rocks, south of Peterlee is a Durham Wildlife Trust reserve from where access to the beach and cliffs can...
Bowes Castle
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Bowes Castle
 The impressive ruins of Henry II's 12th century keep, on the site of a Roman fort guarding the approach to strategic Stainmore Pass over the Pennines. Read more about the history of Bowes Castle. Before You Go Parking: Parking is available in the village. Access: The rubble pathway to the castle is unsuitable for wheelchairs. ...
Boyne Play Pit and Cafe - Langley Moor - Durham
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Boyne Play Pit and Cafe - Langley Moor - Durham
With sound proof multi-level soft play area, a separate cafe with a menu to suite all ages, and many different family orientated activities for all to enjoy.
Brewers Fayre Preston Farm
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Brewers Fayre Preston Farm
At Brewers Fayre our aim is simple - 'To serve our guests the nation's favourite pub food, at great value prices, in a family friendly environment.' We want our restaurants to be easily accessible; a place that you can visit for any occasion, without having to worry about booking in advance. We want to create a warm and friendly atmosphere...
Broom House Farm Adventure Farm - Durham
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Broom House Farm Adventure Farm - Durham
Come and meet some of our animals Enjoy a taste of the countryside meet some of our farm animals and see our sheep and cattle grazing in the nearby pastures. Don't miss the piglets, the ducks and the doves, shetland pony and his friends in the paddock! Broom House Farm is a wonderful venue for children's parties. Most children like to have an...
Broom House Farm and Forest
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Broom House Farm and Forest
We will be open again in Spring 2016 - see you then!  Any enquiries please ring 01913718382!  Broom House offers Durham's most exciting action packed fun family day out. Follow the nature trails, attempt the woodland challenges...climb the towers, whizz down the slide, fly along the zip wire and dare to enter the tunnels. The Broom...
Buttercups Ceramic Studio - Hurworth-on-Tees
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Buttercups Ceramic Studio - Hurworth-on-Tees
Come along and join us in our cosy studio where you can let your imagination run wild! Let your children make lasting memories that are functional too. From cups, bowls, plates and teapots to fairies, skulls and money boxes. Whats more fun than painting your own pottery or using a cup that your special little someone has painted just for you? No...
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
The Museum today offers visitors an opportunity to experience the underground world of a real ironstone mine and to explore the skills, customs and life of the Cleveland miner. It was these miners that helped make Cleveland the most important Ironstone mining district in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
Crackerjax - Crook
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Crackerjax - Crook
Crackerjax is an indoor adventure play and children's party venue in Crook, County Durham, with 10,000 sq. ft. of family fun and children's activities for kids of all ages up to 12 years old.
Crazy Corner - Stockton-on-Tees
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Crazy Corner - Stockton-on-Tees
Designed for adults, enjoyed by children. This indoor themed interactive soft play centre offers ball cannons to shoot, slides, giant bouncing balls to Tarzan gliders. Crazy Corner has something for all and provides qualified childcare professionals to encourage creative play. Crazy Corner offers a menu that has healthy options and offers top...
Crook Hall and Gardens - Durham
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Crook Hall and Gardens - Durham
The 13th century Grade I listed Medieval hall provides a spectacular backdrop to the stunning gardens. Visitors from all over the world come to share in the timeless magic of Crook Hall and leave inspired by these idylic English theme gardens. Soak up the atmosphere over a home-made cream tea in the pretty courtyard or in front of a log fire in...

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Derwentcote Steel Furnace
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Derwentcote Steel Furnace
Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain. It produced high-grade steel for springs and cutting tools. Read more about the history of the furnace. Before You Go Access: The grounds are very uneven, and not suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users. Parking: There is a car park on the...
Diggerland - Co Durham
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Diggerland - Co Durham
Diggerland guarantees a fun filled, exciting, action packed day out for kids and adults of all ages. Children (and adults if they wish) have the opportunity to ride in, and drive, different types of construction machinery including Dumper Trucks, Mini Diggers and Giant Diggers (all under strict supervision). There are great opportunities to...
Dorman Museum
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Dorman Museum
The Dorman Museum forms part of Middlesbrough Council's 'Museums & Galleries Service' along with its sister venues - the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, situated in Stewart Park and Mima - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art - sited opposite the Town Hall. The museum offers a great range of eight themed display galleries, full disabled...
Down at the Farm - Houghtone Le Spring
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Down at the Farm - Houghtone Le Spring
We are a childrens animal farm which specialises in hands on activities and have just been granted zoo status.We have lots of activities for all ages and are open 10am-5pm weekends and school holidays throughout the year. We have a wide range of animals from reptiles to reindeer, raccons to traditional farm animals. We also offer...
Dunelm Ridge - Durham
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Dunelm Ridge - Durham
There is an indoor Fun Factory as well as an outdoor play area for the youngsters to run off some energy and amuse themselves.
Durham Botanic Garden
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Durham Botanic Garden
Our 10 hectare university botanic garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham City. We provide an academic resource to the university for teaching and research as well as offering educational visits to schools. Visitors are very welcome to enjoy our garden and its living collections. Our visitor centre...
Durham Castle
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Durham Castle
Durham Castle is the hub of University College. It is part of the Durham World Heritage Site and a Grade 1 Listed Building. No other college in the British Isles can have a more ancient or impressive home. The Castle was previously the chief residence of the Bishops of Durham and as such played a significant role in the history of the United...
Durham Cathedral
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Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral is a Christian church of the Anglican Communion, the historic shrine of St Cuthbert, the seat of the Bishop of Durham, and a living centre of prayer, pilgrimage and presence in north-east England. We welcome all people, whatever their faith, to the Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham.
Durham Climbing Centre
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Durham Climbing Centre
Welcome to Durham Climbing Centre - the premier indoor bouldering venue in the North East! Durham Climbing Centre caters for every level of climber from beginner to very advanced. Whatever your age or ability, at Durham Climbing Centre there is a challenge for everyone! Admission: Lifetime Membership: Adult £6.50 Concession...
Durham Museum and Heritage Centre
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Durham Museum and Heritage Centre
Relive the story of Durham from Medieval times to the 20th century in this excellent local history Museum. Enjoy models of the medieval city and 19th century Market Place and explore the reconstruction of a Victorian prison cell. Displays describe the origins and development of the city and many fascinating objects illustrate domestic life,...
Egglestone Abbey
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Egglestone Abbey
English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. We are a charity, no. 1140351, and a company, no....
Field House Equestrian Centre
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Field House Equestrian Centre
We're situated in the midst of the beautiful Wear Valley, County Durham, which provides the ideal learning environment for the any type of rider.   We offer highly qualified instruction on well-schooled horses and ponies, from the very basics for beginners right through to specialised lessons in dressage, show jumping and cross country for...
Finchale Priory - Durham
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Finchale Priory - Durham
The very extensive remains of a 13th-century priory, founded on the site of a retired pirate's hermitage. Part of it later served as a holiday retreat for the monks of Durham Cathedral. Beautifully sited by the River Wear, it can be reached from Durham via a delightful riverside and woodland walk.
Fun City - Stockton On Tees
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Fun City - Stockton On Tees
Fun City is one of the largest adventure soft play areas in the North East. The original and best party venue has existed for over 15 years. With its 7000sq ft of play area alone Fun city is dedicated to family fun. The play frame includes 3 tier levels of soft play including ball pools, curly slides, rope bridges, swing ropes, spooky areas,...
Funky Monkeys Indoor Play - Stockton-On-Tees
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Funky Monkeys Indoor Play - Stockton-On-Tees
Funky Monkeys welcome you to the jungle of fun activities in our indoor soft play centre. Explore a jungle kingdom of climbing frames, ropes, slides and soft obstacles for kids up to the age of 8 (and under 4ft 5”) and parents alike. Play Let your imagination run wild when visiting funky Suzie at her house, racing the ride-ons at...
Funky World - Hartlepool
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Funky World - Hartlepool
Funky World is an innovative multi-sensory facility that offers a completely unique experience to children and young people of all abilities. Our interactive studios, sensory equipment and adventure area encourage children to interact and help increase confidence and learning potential through sensory stimulation, relaxation and play. Come and...
Funshack - Seaham
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Funshack - Seaham
Funshack – The Best Fun You’ll Ever Have! At Funshack playtime is always fun with a wide range of play activities in a safe and secure surrounding. We boast one of the largest climbing frames in Europe. Your kids can play in four floors of tube tunnels, giant snake slides, net climbs and swings, giant river rapid slide, a spook...
Hall Hill Farm - Durham
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Hall Hill Farm - Durham
Set in the beautiful, rolling hills of County Durham, Hall Hill Farm is a mixed farm of 290 hectares.  There are lots of friendly animals waiting to meet you.   Bottle feed the lambs, fluffy chicks, inquisitive goats, the magnificent Highland Cattle and the children's favourite, rabbits and guinea pigs to cuddle and stroke. Hall...
Hamsterley Forest
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Hamsterley Forest
2000 hectares of mixed woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hamsterley is a delightful oasis of broadleaved and coniferous woodland, sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley. Visitors to Hamsterley have no shortage of options when it comes to activities. With...
Hardwick Park
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Hardwick Park
Hardwick Park is a country park with a difference, a Visit England accredited attraction, and a great place to visit at any time of the year. Admission: Car parking: up to two hours £2.00, all day £3.00.    Opening Times:  Park gates: 7am to 8pm.  Cafe: 10am to 4pm. Visitor Centre exhibition:...
Hartlepool's Maritime Experience
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Hartlepool's Maritime Experience
Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, (formerly known as Hartlepool Historic Quay) is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport and a fantastic place to visit for families, groups and schools - in fact everybody. It brings to life the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar. Travel back in our mari-time machine to...
Hartlepools Maritime Experience
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Hartlepools Maritime Experience
Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, (formerly known as Hartlepool Historic Quay) is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport and a fantastic place to visit for families, groups and schools - in fact everybody. It brings to life the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar. Travel back in our mari-time machine to experience how...

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High Force Waterfall
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High Force Waterfall
Discover the force of nature at High Force, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England, located at Forest-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham. Raby Castle is situated 20 miles further east at Staindrop.
HMS Trincomalee 1817
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HMS Trincomalee 1817
HMS Trincomalee, built in Bombay for the Admiralty in 1817, is the oldest ship afloat in the UK and the last of the commissioned frigates of the Nelson era. She saw service in the West Indies and throughout the vast Pacific in the nineteenth century before taking a role as a training vessel, largely in Portsmouth, that lasted until 1986, by which...
Hollywood Bowl Stockton
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Hollywood Bowl Stockton
Looking for somewhere to take family, friends or colleagues for a fun yet active trip out? At Hollywood Bowl we offer a safe and exciting environment for kids and adults alike with bumpers and ramps for younger members, plus a range of fun filled activities for older children and adults. Bowling has never been so fun!
Horden Welfare Park
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Horden Welfare Park
Kids the park  that features toddler and junior sets of play areas; football, rugby and cricket fields; bowling greens; bandstand; statue; multi sports pitch and the charming Vintage Tearoom. Some of the sports facilities need to be booked ahead if you wish to use them but some are open generally for public access especially during the...
Houghall Gardens World of Trees
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Houghall Gardens World of Trees
The World of Trees has one of the best collections of trees in the north of England. Apart from a few trees that were planted either side of the main drive, soon after the College was opened in 1938, Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ and one or two commemorative trees, such as the Coronation Oak, Quercus Robur, planted in 1953 by the...
Infinite Air
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Infinite Air
INFINITE AIR – The North East’s first and the UK’s largest indoor Trampoline and Freerun park opened in Durham 25th July 2015. With over 16,000 sq ft of Trampolines and 6,000 sq ft of Parkour**, our facility is one of a kind! Our roof system allows daylight through and at 14m high, gives an amazing feeling of being outdoors,...
Jumbo Jungle - Consett
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Jumbo Jungle - Consett
Here at jumbo jungle we offer over 11000 sq ft of non stop fun and games and its all under one roof to keep both the adults and children happy for hours, we have something for all ages from babies to twelve year olds. We have over forty car parking spaces exclusively for our customers, with secure fencing to ensure you and your children’s...
Killhope Lead Mining Museum
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Killhope Lead Mining Museum
Killhope - set in the centre of the North Pennines in the Durham Dales - is a real adventure. Tour the mine, walk in the woodland, visit the exhibitions and see the wildlife. Finish your trip with a visit to the cafe and a wander around the gift shop.
KRAZY KINGDOM - Annfield Plain
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KRAZY KINGDOM - Annfield Plain
Family Entertainmet Centre for Children of ages 0-12 Indoor Soft Play, Giant Slides, Sports Arena, Traverse Climbing Wall, Full Size Ten Pin Bowling Lanes, Electric Go-Karts, Internet Cafe, Krazy Kafe' serving selection of home cooked food and drink.
Locomotion
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Locomotion
Opening Times Daily 10:00 to 17:00 (Summer: 4 Apr - 2 Oct). (Catering is limited on Monday 11 July) Daily 10:00 to 16:00 (Winter: 3 Oct - 3 Apr). During Winter, building 8 (Collections) is open daily; buildings 1 to 4 are open Wed - Sun. Closed 22 Dec - 3 Jan FREE ENTRY
Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play
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Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play
The Louisa Lagoon - a multi-level activity frame for kids aged 5+ (up to 4' 9" tall) The Little Lagoon - soft play, ballpool and interactive games for kids under 5yrs. Opening Times: Sun - Fri 8am - 7.30pm | Sat 8am - 4.30pm Admission: £3.00 per visit | Monthly passes for either lagoon £12.00 per month.  Lagoon & Swim...
Low Barns Nature Reserve - Bishop Aukland
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Low Barns Nature Reserve - Bishop Aukland
Durham Wildlife Trust’s purpose is to protect wildlife and promote nature conservation in County Durham, the City of Sunderland and the Boroughs of Gateshead, South Tyneside and Darlington. We are one of the most active environmental organisations in the region, managing 25 Nature Reserves, a variety of species and habitat...
Mill House Leisure Centre
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Mill House Leisure Centre
Mill House leisure centre offers a range of activities including swimming pools. Admission: Last known swimming from £4 per person, not currently shown on their site.    Opening Times:  Daily opening on session timetables.
Mini Moos Farm - Edmondsley
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Mini Moos Farm - Edmondsley
mini moos farm is a unique experience for all the family. Come and meet our miniature animals. massive indoor and outdoor play areas. 50,000 square feet of indoor play area means that even if it rains, the fun doesn’t stop. With live animal shows throughout the day, you’ll find plenty to do until the rain goes. There’s lots to...
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun - Hartlepool
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Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun - Hartlepool
Indoor play centre in Hartleppol, County Durham. Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun Unit 23 - Park View Industrial Estate Brenda Road Hartlepool Durham TS25 1UD Telephone: 01429 275777
Museum of Archaeology - Durham
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Museum of Archaeology - Durham
The Museum of Archaeology at the Old Fulling Mill in Durham City is one of the most photographed buildings in the North East: scenically located below Durham Cathedral on the banks of the River Wear. Although the origins of the museum can be traced back to 1833, it was not until the mid 1970s that the Fulling Mill took on its present role as a...
Newham Grange Country Farm
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Newham Grange Country Farm
Newham Grange Country Farm is a unique and extremely popular attraction for the whole family as well as school groups. There are many things at the farm to see and do, from the wide range of animal breeds of cattle, pigs and sheep along with the usual farm animals including rabbits, goats, ponies, donkeys, poultry and waterfowl to the play and...
Noah’s Ark Family Centre - Thornaby
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Noah’s Ark Family Centre - Thornaby
Noah’s Ark Family Centre is located in Thornaby, Teesside and is so much more than a Adventure Play Area where parents can let kids go wild while they watch. As well as the in and outdoor  play areas we are proud of our Cafe providing access to healthy food at reasonable costs. Children...
Oak Leaf Golf Club
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Oak Leaf Golf Club
Fun, friendly junior golf sessions Saturday mornings 10 - 12, Monday evenings 5.30 - 6.30 only £5 all equipment provided. Covered driving range. Membership of golf club is free for under 14's Membership for 14 - 18 year old's £75
Old West Quay - Hartlepool
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Old West Quay - Hartlepool
We welcome families and the indoor play area is a great place for the youngsters to play while the adults sit back and relax.  
Oriental Museum
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Oriental Museum
‘The Orient’ is not an area with defined geographical boundaries. The term can mean widely differing things to different people. In the case of the Oriental Museum, the definition is a wide one indeed, with the collections covering a huge area from North Africa to South East Asia. This is the legacy of the origins or the Oriental...
Otter Trust’s North Pennines Reserve
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Otter Trust’s North Pennines Reserve
(NOW CLOSED) A branch of the famous Otter Trust. Visitors can see Asian and British otters, red and fallow deer and several rare breeds of farm animals in this 230-acre wildlife reserve. If this venue re-opens we will update! 
Planet Leisure
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Planet Leisure
If you want to go to the next generation of Leisure Centre then look no further than Planet Leisure. Our aim is to give you and your party the perfect leisure experience whether you are looking for a kids party, an office event or to spend some time out with friends. Opened in July 2011, we currently provide 12 lanes of tenpin bowling and a 4000...
Pockerley Riding School
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Pockerley Riding School
Pockerley has a wonderful small friendly feeling which is complemented by the friendly and helpful staff who are always at hand to help. The school has a variety of horses and ponies available from complete beginners up to competent riders who may wish to compete in show jumping, dressage or xc or further their riding career with BHS exams. ...
Preston Farm - Stockton On Tees
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Preston Farm - Stockton On Tees
The building is a mixture of traditional and modern with big comfy seats in the bar area, a sectioned off adult lounge and a family area. Having easy access and with indoor and outdoor children's play areas we are extremely popular with families and visitors to the Premier Inn next door.
Preston Park and Museum
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Preston Park and Museum
With 100 acres of parkland overlooking the River Tees, a range of permanent attractions and an exciting programme of special events & activities, a visit to Preston Park offers a great day out for all the family. At the centre of the Park is the Preston Hall Museum with displays of art, armour and social history. Visitors can discover life in...
Prince Bishop River Cruiser
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Prince Bishop River Cruiser
The Prince Bishop River Cruiser was built in 1989 in Hartlepool and shipped by road, then dropped over The New Elvet Bridge into the River Wear. Since then the Prince Bishop has hosted many events, both public and private and catered for hundreds of people over the years. If you have an event that requires a different venue from the norm,...
Prince Bishop River Cruiser - Durham
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Prince Bishop River Cruiser - Durham
The Prince Bishop operates one hour sightseeing cruises from Easter to October including Bank Holidays. The cruise takes in many of the Cities sights from the unique perspective of the River Wear. Taking approx one hour the boat casts off from our jetty beneath the Prince Bishops shopping centre and takes a course upstream. After taking in views...
Quads '4' All
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Quads '4' All
Quads '4' All is situated in a pleasant rural setting, an outdoor attraction with a difference. It will test the riding skills of adults, boys and girls of all ages. We offer different sizes of quad bikes to suit any age group and three different types of tracks for rider's of varying abilities. Quads '4' all cater for parties of all ages, from...
R Kade Indoor Skatepark
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R Kade Indoor Skatepark
R-Kade has been established since July 1999 and has recently undergone a huge refurbishment. The park has now been built to a pro standard by Cambridgeshire based Four One Four Skateparks Ltd who carried out the design and build of the park. The build took three months to complete and the park is now fully open. The park features a large bowl,...
Raby Castle
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Raby Castle
Every room in Raby Castle, from the magnificent Barons' Hall, where 700 knights gathered to plot the 'Rising of the North', to the Mediaeval Kitchen which was used until 1954, gives an insight to life throughout the ages. Despite its powerful exterior of towers and fortifications, Raby houses a fabulous art collection and splendid interiors....
Riverside Park
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Riverside Park
Created in the 1930s, Riverside Park has always been popular with visitors. It was redeveloped in the 1990s and now includes artist-designed ornamental gardens, an events arena, play area and a park centre with cafe and toilets. Riverside Park has been designed to meet the needs of a range of visitors. The play area and splash pad are lively,...
Royal Air Force Air Cadets 1932 (Blackhall) Squadron
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Royal Air Force Air Cadets 1932 (Blackhall) Squadron
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years. We're sponsored by the...
Ruff 'N' Tumble Adventure World - Newton Aycliffe
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Ruff 'N' Tumble Adventure World - Newton Aycliffe
Ruff 'N' Tumble Adventure World is the North-East's finest indoor play centre. Located in Newton Aycliffe, close to junction 59 of the A1(M), we are ideally placed to meet your children's play and party needs in County Durham. Both children and parents are offered a friendly welcome to our new purpose built indoor play centre. It is ideally...
Saltburn Cliff Lift
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Saltburn Cliff Lift
Saltburn by the Sea as a dignified Victorian resort grew up around the former smuggling village of Old Saltburn, when the industrialists of Middlesbrough needed somewhere to escape the dirt & grime and the railways could transport them easily to the coast. By 1870 Saltburn was a fashionable resort rivalling other well known Victorian watering...
Saltburn Miniature Railway
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Saltburn Miniature Railway
Saltburn Miniature Railway takes a pride in ensuring that passengers have a safe and enjoyable journey with us. This information page is designed to assist visitors in finding out more about the Railway, before they decide to make the journey, so that they are ensured the best possible service available to them. This information is based on common...
Shuttle & Loom - Darlington
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Shuttle & Loom - Darlington
Inside now has quite a modern feel about it and we have a new outdoor area including new slide in the children's outdoor play area.  The indoor play area has also been redecorated.  Our customers can relax with a drink or a delicious meal in comfortable, light and airy surroundings.  The pub has three rooms - a bar where we show...
Spennymoor Leisure Centre - Durham
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Spennymoor Leisure Centre - Durham
Centre opening times Monday to Saturday: 7.00am - 10.00pm Sunday: 7.00am - 5.00pm Lifestyle Fitness suite opening times Monday to Thursday: 8.00am - 10.00pm Friday: 8.00am - 9.00pm Saturday and Sunday: 8.00am - 5.00pm What's available swimming swimming lessons slide and wave machine ...
Splash
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Splash
Splash is a large wet and dry facility, based in Stockton town centre. It has recently undergone major developments which has transformed it into a hub of sport and leisure activities. New developments include: an extended 2 storey Activ8 fitness facility, which houses over 70 pieces of cardiovascular and resistance equipment;  brand new dry...
Summerhill
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Summerhill
Summerhill is a unique Country Park. Set on the western edge of Hartlepool it is both a Local Nature Reserve and an Out-door Activity Centre. You can enjoy most of the facilities on site free of charge with no need to pre-book. You do have to pre-book on our activities or when you want to hire our rooms or facilities. Contact the Visitor Centre...
Tanfield Railway - Gateshead
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Tanfield Railway - Gateshead
Less than half an hour from Newcastle and within easy reach of Tyneside, Wearside and County Durham,steam trains run every Sunday and Bank Holiday on a picturesque six mile round trip from Sunniside in Gateshead to East Tanfield near Stanley.A great day out for families and history fans alike,Europe's oldest working engine shed and the world's...
Teesdale Sports Centre
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Teesdale Sports Centre
Whether it's fitness, swimming or family fun that inspires your visit, Teesdale Leisure Centre has a great range of activities including gym, exercise classes, two pools and climbing wall. Admission: Prices vary on age and activity. Soft Play £2.40.    Opening Times:  Monday: 8am to 10pm Tuesday: 7pm to 10pm ...
Teesside Karting Centre
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Teesside Karting Centre
Come and race your friends and colleagues at the longest and most exciting kart circuit in the WORLD Enjoy the thrill of motor racing in a safe yet exciting environment, with karts to suit novices as well as the professional driver. The circuit has been designed to meet the latest safety requirements, but retains the excitement and challenges...
Teesside White Water Centre
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Teesside White Water Centre
Welcome to the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre (TBIWWC). If you love watersports or adrenaline type activities then TBIWWC is just for you. We offer various types of exhilarating activities such as white water rafting, white water kayakaing and powerboating. For those who prefer more tranquil activities we offer sailing, canoeing and...

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The Bowes Museum
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The Bowes Museum
The Bowes Museum is a hidden treasure, a jewel in the heart of beautiful Teesdale. The magnificent building stands proud in the historic market town of Barnard Castle housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts
The Dolphin Centre
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The Dolphin Centre
Swimming is one of the most effective ways to exercise or if you just want to unwind and have some fun.  Our pools offer a balanced mix of everything from casual public swimming to competitive swimming/diving for our clubs, swimming lessons and water aerobics and for those who want to have fun come and try out our...
The Durham Treasure Trail
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The Durham Treasure Trail
Treasure Trails started in 2005 in Cornwall when a Treasure Trail was written around the founders home town for a charity event -  this proved such a success that he decided to write more Trails around Cornwall and sell them at craft shows for a bit of fun. Unbeknown to him, someone who had completed one of his Trails entered him into the...
The Funstation - Prudhoe
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The Funstation - Prudhoe
Prudhoe's newest Soft Play & Indoor Activity Centre with giant 4 lane slide, football area, 3 large party rooms and secure car park with CCTV located opposite the train station. Bring your kiddiewinks along to the Funstation, admission prices are: under 1's free and kids up to 12 years old £3.95 for 1 1/2 hours. Brand new playframe...
The Horse & Jockey - Stockton-on-Tees
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The Horse & Jockey - Stockton-on-Tees
The garden to the front of the pub has been extended, with more bench seating available. Alongside the pub is a purpose built children's play facility, the Fun House. This great play building offers an exciting but safe environment for children under 4ft 9ins tall and is charged out per child at a very affordable price.
The Newton Grange - Durham
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The Newton Grange - Durham
The Newton Grange is situated two miles from the picturesque city of Durham, with views overlooking the valley of Sunderland from our patio and beer garden. Enclosed in the patio area is ideal for those of you who have small children to enjoy our small outdoor children’s play area. 
The Play Shack Play n Party Centre - Shildon
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The Play Shack Play n Party Centre - Shildon
The Play Shack is a bright spacious and exciting Indoor Play n Party Venue for children up to 12 years old. Situated in Shildon County Durham only 10 Miles from Darlington and Durham and 3 Miles from Bishop Auckland close to Junction 58 of the A1 Recently Voted one of the cleanest and safest Play areas in the UK by independent inspectors. The...
The Pottery Loft
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The Pottery Loft
To review The pottery loft all I can do is speak from my heart and say, on every occasion I have been and painted, stuffed animals, glued decoupage or had coffee & cake (which is also of a high standard and so morish!!!) every time has been a joy.. My children love going…. My nephews who live in Leeds ask to go when they come up and...
The Pottery Pen
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The Pottery Pen
Welcome to The Pottery Pen, a fun and vibrant pottery painting studio based in Stockton on Tees. Pop along and paint with us, there is no need to book apart from during holiday times or if you want to bring a large group. We have a huge range to choose from including castles, money boxes, rockets, princesses and racing cars. Our wonderful staff...
The Weardale Museum
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The Weardale Museum
The Weardale Museum is a small independent folk museum which was established by volunteers in 1985. ‘Preserving Weardale’s Heritage’ Our present opening times are ... 2pm - 5pm Easter and Bank Holidays May, June, July & Sept (Wednesday to Sunday inclusive) Every afternoon in August
Tindale Crossing - Bishop Auckland
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Tindale Crossing - Bishop Auckland
Outside there is an adult only area in the beer garden as well as a play area for the children.  Our children's facilities also include an indoor purpose built Fun Factory which has all the equipment to keep the children amused for hours!
Top Gear Karting - Durham
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Top Gear Karting - Durham
IWelcome to TopGear Indoor Karting – The North East's Premier Indoor Karting Venue. Ideally located in Durham, within easy travelling distance of both Newcastle, Sunderland, Darlington and Middlesbrough, we can offer you the finest indoor karting experience in the North East.
Tweddle Children's Animal Farm
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Tweddle Children's Animal Farm
If you want to experience a thrilling day out for the whole family, a visit to our animal farm will fill you with smiles. We've indoor and outdoor play areas, indoor and outdoor pedal go-kart tracks, crazy golf and loads more activities kids will love and an excellent variety of animals that will make any young face light up. School Groups We...
Under the Sea
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Under the Sea
Under the Sea featuring Pirate Island is a nautical adventure for the whole family to enjoy - with lots of interactive features and fun characters! Arguably the leading play facility in the area, our Soft Play area includes interactive features exclusive to the Dolphin Centre offering activity for children up to the age of 10. Come and meet...
WACKY WAREHOUSE Hartlepool Merry Go Round
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WACKY WAREHOUSE Hartlepool Merry Go Round
This is a large, quality pub, situated in Hartlepool.  The Merry Go Round offers both good food and drink, at reasonable prices, as well as a fantastic indoor children's play facility, the Wacky Warehouse.  This has ballpools, slides and much, much more.  We can arrange great children's parties. We hold Parent and Toddler sessions...
WACKY WAREHOUSE Newton - Aycliffe
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WACKY WAREHOUSE Newton - Aycliffe
This large family pub caters for all requirements, offering children their ultimate play facility and all customers a comfortable place to have a drink or meal. The Gretna Green's play facilities are second to none,  catering for children ranging up to 12 years of age or 4ft 9ins tall in the Wacky and over 12's can use the outdoor...
Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool
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Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool
Come and enjoy the pleasures of outdoor swimming in a warm (tropical water temperature of 80+ degrees Fahrenheit), safe, family environment. The 25x13m pool is 1m (3 feet)  at the shallow end, and a gentle gradient down to  3m (10 feet) at the deep end. A slide near the shallow end will keep children occupied for hours, while the ...
Whitworth Hall - Spennymoor - Durham
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Whitworth Hall - Spennymoor - Durham
Recently refurbished, the Lakeside restaurant offers a fantastic menu at excellent prices and the children can play in the indoor or outdoor play area. In the summer months you can dine on our patio at the lakeside and watch the deer and the ducks at play. The park abounds with wild life with squirrels, wild geese, swans and even the odd heron.
Wild Animal Adventures
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Wild Animal Adventures
A Brand New and Exciting Attraction in Teesside... fun for all the family Make sure you get in early to see what we've got on offer. Bring the kids... bring the grandparents and the neighbours! You won't be disappointed! ‘’We believe it is our responsibility to provide our animals with the highest standards of welfare, and give our...
Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium
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Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium
Creating a Borough that is more confident, more vibrant and more successful than ever before Admission: Planetarium and Observatory Adult from £5 Concession (child, student, retiree) from £3 Family (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children) from £13    Opening Times: Park accessible 9am to...
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county_durham.pngWelcome to the wonderful county of County Durham. If you need child friendly ideas where to take the kids, kids days out, or fun things to do with the kids in County Durham then we can help. We have family pubs with kids play areas, soft play areas, indoor play areas, outdoor play areas, playgrounds, aquariums, castles, stately homes, children's clubs such as Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Guides, youth clubs, activity centres, Air, Sea, Army Cadets. We list children's entertainers in County Durham if you are planning a birthday, cinema, theatre, petting zoo, animal farms, children's farms, leisure hire, museum and art gallery, nature areas such as parks, and countryside walks and beaches. We have kids activities related to outdoor pursuits and sports such as swimming, ice skating, ten pin bowling and football centres. We list theme parks and Adventure Parks in County Durham. If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals then we have them. Don't forget to look at the nearby counties of Tyne and wear, Northumberland, North Yorkshire and Cumbria to see what they can offer you. We now list seaside towns in County Durham , so grab your bucket and spade and head for the County Durham seaside with the kids. We have days out with the kids in County Durham in and near :- Annfield Plain, Billingham, Chester le Street, Consett, Darlington, Durham, Ferryhill, Hartlepool, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee, Seaham, Sedgefield, Shildon, Stanley and Stockton on Tees.