Concordia Leisure Centre (23 miles)
Concordia Leisure Centre
features an interactive kids' leisure pool with squirtums, sensory boards and underwater artwork. There is also a huge indoor play area for children with bouncy castles, Little Tykes climbing frames and more.
Waves Leisure Centre (27 miles)
Waves Leisure Centre
features three high octane water slides, wave machine, pirate ship with mini slides and water geysers, plus a tipping water treasure chest and water squirting animals in the play area.
Swan Centre For Leisure (27 miles)
Tynemouth Pool (29 miles)
Standard swim facility with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards and fun sessions.
Haven Point (31 miles)
Offering competition size and teaching pools plus leisure waters with slides, sprays, bubble spa and water play.
Prudhoe Waterworld (32 miles)
A large leisure pool with wave machine, aqua slide and beach area where children and adults can swim, play and relax, or while the children are playing in our Space Jack's Soft Play area, you can enjoy a drink or something to eat in the cafe.
Sunderland Aquatic Centre (37 miles)
Teviotdale Leisure Centre (42 miles)
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre (43 miles)
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre
25 metre pool with giant flume slide, dedicated learner pool and tots' paddling pool with fun toys for toddlers and babies. There is also a great adventure play area. Tickets give same day free return.
Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool (47 miles)
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. Features slide and springboard plus inflatables sessions and kayak practice!
Spennymoor Leisure Centre (49 miles)
Spennymoor Leisure Centre
has a free form Leisure Pool with a large shallow water area. A water slide and wave machine are also available during evening, weekend and school holiday sessions.
Dunbar Leisure Pool (52 miles)
Dunbar Leisure Pool
The pool has a beached area with water characters for younger children to play with, a wave machine, water jets and flume. Quiet sessions too for serious swimmers.
Mill House Leisure Centre (54 miles)
Mill House Leisure Centre
Offers a range of activities and facilites including swimming pools including diving area with 1m and 3m spring board and 5m platform.
The Sanctuary Wildlife Centre (14 miles)
The Sanctuary Wildlife Centre
has over 100 animals in permanent care including foxes, badgers, pigs, donkies, peacocks, ponies, goats, sheep and unwanted pets including rabbits and terrapins.There are also toy tractors and trampolines for the kids.
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens (22 miles)
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens
Visit Northumberland’s newest tourist attraction with over one hundred species of animals including emus, wallabies, marmosets, pygmy goats, donkeys, meerkats and many more.
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre (36 miles)
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre
The Centre contains one of the largest & most fascinating collections of Birds Of Prey in the North of England. Watch a Falcon stoop down from the skies at over 100mph, see the grace and speed of Eagles, Hawks & Kites. Experience the thrill & excitement of handling some of these beautiful & extraordinary...
Eshottheugh Animal Park (10 miles)
Eshottheugh Animal Park
Animal Park covering 10 acres with lots of animals including meerkats, miniature donkeys, a skunk, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, raccoons, parma wallabies, tortoises, micro pigs, miniature Shetland ponies, donkeys, a fox, goats and many different breeds of hens. We also have a Tea Room & outdoor play centre
Whitehouse Farm Centre (19 miles)
Whitehouse Farm Centre
The farm is a great place for families, school and group visits of all ages enabling visitors to see, handle and feed a wide variety of animals from traditional breeds to unusual and exotic species.
Chain Bridge Honey Farm (28 miles)
Berwick Upon Tweed
Chain Bridge Honey Farm
Family friendly working bee farm, with a great visitor centre from which you can learn and observe the foundations of the work. A most popular display is the observation hive where a living colony of bees can be viewed behind glass.
Bailiffgate Museum (< 1 mile)
is a museum and gallery telling the history of Alnwick and district with colourful displays and activities. It is an indoor attraction.
Grace Darling Museum (14 miles)
Grace Darling Museum
Learn the story of Grace Darling and discover the details of what happened that stormy night in 1838 when she and her father risked a terrible storm to help those in danger. A RNLI facility.
Newbiggin Maritime Centre (17 miles)
Newbiggin by the Sea
Newbiggin Maritime Centre
Discover life in a historic fishing village through the interactive exhibitions and thoughtful exhibits. It's next to a play park and a sandy beach with rock pools, so take a picnic and make a day of it!
The Heritage Centre at Bellingham (28 miles)
The Heritage Centre at Bellingham
A fabulous local history facility with oodles of interactive bits for younger kids to break up the visit. Regular events held, contact for details.
Castle Mania Indoor Adventure Play (8 miles)
Treasure Island (17 miles)
is an indoor soft play centre, cafe and party venue with a giant frame and pirate ship for the kids and reasonably priced food, free Wi-Fi and decent coffee for the adults. We also run weekly classes during term and special events during the school holidays.
Banana Beach Indoor Adventure Play (18 miles)
Space to Play Bedlington (19 miles)
Space to Play Bedlington
An exciting world of discovery and adventure, where children of all ages can come to learn, explore and have fun.
Bounce Indoor Play Centre (20 miles)
Bounce Indoor Play Centre
11,000 square feet of kiddies playcentre on three levels including ball pools, wavy slides - toddler and baby area - great idea if you are looking for things to do with the kids
TJ's Jungle (23 miles)
- has two play areas designed to suit all ages. The toddlers area is designed for under 4's and has a slide shooting into a ball pool, soft toys and a climbing area. The large play area has five levels which holds 5 different slides, a large ball pool, 4 ariel runways, log climbs, rope bridge and a tree...
The Funstation (31 miles)
Offers a multi level adventure playframe with giant 4 lane slide, spiral slide, football area, aerial skyglide and a fantastic baby and toddler area with interactive ball juggling machine and more!
Alnwick Castle (< 1 mile)
Alnwick Castle is a glorious medieval castle, used as a film location for Harry Potter and Blackadder. Children can take part in activities including Knight's Quest and Dragon's Quest.
Chillingham Castle (11 miles)
This 12th century stronghold, just 20 minutes from the Seaside, became 'base-camp' for the 1298 conquering attack on William Wallace by King Edward 1st. Tours available (including Ghost Tours and events all year.
Bamburgh Castle (14 miles)
One of the most imposing castles in England, Bamburgh castle sits on a basalt crag dominating this part of the beautiful Northumberland coast - perfect for exploring with the kids.
Woodhorn Museum and Gardens (17 miles)
Woodhorn Museum and Gardens
A great attraction for the whole family with hands-on activities, an events programme and that all important cup of tea! Don't forget to enjoy a trip on the Woodhorn Railway Society's Narrow Gauge Train.
Lindisfarne Castle (18 miles)
Perched on top of a rocky island crag, accessible only by causeway, this charming castle with Getrude Jekyll walled-garden and fantastic views of Farne Island and Bamburgh Castle is great for exploring.
Hexham Old Gaol (34 miles)
Hexham Old Gaol
Tour the Old Gaol, 1330AD, by glass lift. Meet the gaoler, see a Reiver raid and try on costumes.
Hadrians Wall and Fort (37 miles)
Hadrians Wall and Fort
Walk alongside the wall to Milecastle 37 and the infamous Sycamore Gap, taking in the amazing sights on the way and visit the Fort for a real insight into Roman military life.
Vindolanda (39 miles)
A Roman encampment site with adjacent museum combine to make a memorable day genuinely enjoying learning! Offers a captivating insight into the garrisons of Hadrian's Wall.
Go Ape Matfen (27 miles)
Go Ape Matfen
Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Alnwick Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Alnwick Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Alnwick? Don’t just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will keep you all absorbed as you seek the answers to clues and eventually solve a mystery. They are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Seahouses Treasure Trail (12 miles)
Seahouses Treasure Trail
involves finding the answers to clues. This leads to solving the mystery of the buried treasure. A brilliant way to get out and have family fun in the fresh air.
Puffin Cruises (7 miles)
Take a boat trip around Coquet Island to see the puffins, terns, ducks and seals. Also a lighthouse, built by monks and ruins of a monastery window is visible.
Golden Gate Boat Trips (12 miles)
Golden Gate Boat Trips
For boat trips you'll always remember. Explore Grace Darling's Lighthouse on Longstone Island, the Inner Farne Bird Sanctuary and Staple Island Bird Sanctuary and see grey seals, puffins and shags.
Heatherslaw Light Railway (22 miles)
Heatherslaw Light Railway
A 15” gauge railway which runs from Heatherslaw Mill to Etal Village - a return journey of 50 minutes
The Alnwick Garden (< 1 mile)
The Alnwick Garden
One of the most exciting contemporary gardens to be developed in the last century, it is a magical landscape of unique gardens, features and structures, with walkways in the sky, rope bridges and a Woodland Walk.
Druridge Bay Country Park (10 miles)
Druridge Bay Country Park
3.5 miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, plus a large freshwater Lake surrounded by woods and meadows. Visitor centre, cafe, shop and a young children’s play area.
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park (11 miles)
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park
The park contains wild cattle and many other interesting creatures. Roe Deer and Fallow Deer can often be seen, while the Red Squirrels, Foxes and Badgers who live here are more wary and are not so often seen. The park is also home to over 50 species of birds, and is the most northerly outpost of the Nuthatch.
Farne Islands (12 miles)
The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the magnificent Castle of Bamburgh. As well as being the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles they also have a large colony of Atlantic or Grey Seals.
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Ridley Park (22 miles)
Comprises a water play area, two big playgrounds well equipped for differing age groups, tennis courts, putting and bowling greens. Part of Sustrans National Cycle Route 1.
Amble Links Beach (8 miles)
Amble Links Beach
Sandy beach with nearby medieval monastery and the first Hogwarts. Home to the UKs largest colony of puffins.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Alnwick with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
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