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Beamish Wild – Stanley
Beamish Wild is a 300 acre open air living museum recreating life in the North East from Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Hall Hill Farm – Lanchester
Hall Hill Farm is a children’s activity farm near Lanchester in County Durham… read more
Animals & Nature


High Force Waterfall – Forest-in-Teesdale
High Force Waterfall is a waterfall near Forest-in-Teesdale, in County Durham… read more
Animals & Nature


Tweddle Children’s Animal Farm – Blackhall Colliery
Tweddle Children’s Animal Farm is an animal farm with children’s play activities North of Hartlepool… read more
Animals & Nature


Walworth Castle Birds of Prey – Walworth
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey in Walworth, Co Durham. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Animals & Nature


Buttercups Ceramic Studio – Darlington
Buttercups Ceramic Studio is a pottery painting studio in the village of Hurworth Place near Darlington… read more
Arts and crafts activities


Durham University Botanic Garden – Durham City
Durham University Botanic Garden is a garden in Durham city. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Gardens to visit


Auckland Castle – Bishop Auckland
Auckland Castle is a palace, whose origins dates back to the 12th century on the outskirts of the market town of Bishop Auckland… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Barnard Castle – Durham
Barnard Castle dates back to the 12th Century and sits atop a rock above the river Tees… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Crook Hall and Gardens – Sidegate
Crook Hall and Gardens is a Medieval hall dating from around 1208 and a series of English gardens just a ten-minute walk from Durham city centre… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Durham Castle – Durham
Durham Castle in Durham. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Durham Cathedral – Durham
Durham Cathedral is an 11th century historic cathedral located in Durham city centre… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Egglestone Abbey – Barnard Castle
Egglestone Abbey is the ruins of a historic abbey in the town of Barnard Castle in the county of Durham… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Finchale Priory – Durham
Finchale Priory in Durham, County Durham. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Historical tourist attractions • Free entry


Raby Castle – Staindrop, Darlington
Raby Castle is a castle dating from the 1300s with a 200 acre deer park and walled gardens, located in County Durham near Staindrop… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Rokeby Park – Barnard Castle
Rokeby Park is a historic house located South East of Barnard Castle… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Adventure Valley – Durham
Adventure Valley is a farm based children’s play attraction near Durham with lots of indoor and outdoor play activities and things to do… read more
Kids days out


Crazy Corner Adventure Play Centre – Stockton-on-Tees
Crazy Corner Adventure Play Centre in Stockton-on-Tees, Co Durham. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Kids days out


Fun City – Stockton-on-Tees
Fun City (Children’s Play Centre) in Stockton-on-Tees, Co Durham. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Kids days out


Funshack – Seaham
Funshack is a 19,000 square feet indoor play centre for children up to the age of 12 in Seaham… read more
Kids days out


Jumbo Jungle – Consett
Jumbo Jungle is a 11000 sq ft Jungle themed indoor soft play centre for children up to the age of 12 in Consett… read more
Kids days out


Mini and Maxi Moos Adventure Farm – Durham
Mini and Maxi Moos Adventure Farm is an all-weather children’s play activity attraction based on a farm near Edmondsey… read more
Kids days out


Mister Twisters Hartlepool – Hartlepool
Mister Twisters Hartlepool is an indoor soft play centre for children up to the age of 12 in Hartlepool… read more
Kids days out


Noah’s Ark Family Centre – Thornaby on Tees
Noah’s Ark Family Centre in Thornaby on Tees. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Kids days out


Ruff ‘N’ Tumble Adventure World – Newton Aycliffe
Ruff ‘N’ Tumble Adventure World is an indoor play centre for children up to 11 in Newton Aycliffe in the county of Durham… read more
Kids days out


Beamish Museum – Beamish
Beamish Museum is a 300 acre open air living museum recreating life in the North East from Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times… read more
Museums & Galleries


DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery – Aykley Heads
DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery is an art gallery and museum North of Durham city in the county of Durham… read more
Museums & Galleries


Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum – Darlington
Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum is a museum about the history of the railways in the North East in Darlington in County Durham… read more
Museums & Galleries


Heugh Battery Museum – Hartlepool
Heugh Battery Museum is a war museum, based around a gun battery dating back to 1859, situated on Hartlepool headland… read more
Museums & Galleries


Killhope The North of England Lead Mining Museum – Upper Weardale
Killhope The North of England Lead Mining Museum is a restored nineteenth century Victorian lead mine in the North Pennines… read more
Museums & Galleries


National Railway Museum Shildon – Shildon
National Railway Museum Shildon in Shildon, Co Durham. Get contact details, opening hours and prices… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


Oriental Museum – Durham
Oriental Museum is a museum about the art and archaeology of the Orient located on the outskirts of Durham… read more
Museums & Galleries


The Bowes Museum – Barnard Castle
The Bowes Museum is an art museum in the market town of Barnard Castle in the county of Durham… read more
Museums & Galleries


Weardale Museum and High House Chapel – Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland
Weardale Museum and High House Chapel is a local history museum and a historic chapel in Irehopesburn in County Durham… read more
Museums & Galleries


Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience – Hartlepool
Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience is a family attraction re-creating an 18th century seaport and home of HMS Trincomalee the oldest British warship afloat… read more
Other places to visit



Whether you are looking for a family day out, fun things to do with the kids, day trips for couples or a place to visit this weekend, we hope you find what your looking for when using our Durham days out guide.

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