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)
Swan Centre For Leisure
Features a 25m swimming pool which include inflatables, waves and flume sessions plus lessons, lane swimming, age zoned sessions and more besides. Friendly, warm and great exercise!
Tynemouth Pool (29 miles)
Standard swim facility with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards and fun sessions.
Wet N Wild (30 miles)
Wet N Wild
is the North East's largest waterpark, with 10 thrill rides, a wave pool, a lazy river and discovery island for the younger children! We also offer food in the Beach Hut Cafe.
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 (43 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 (48 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 (50 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 (23 miles)
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens
Visit Northumberlandâs newest tourist attraction with over one hundred species of animals including emus, wallabies, marmosets, pygmy goats, donkeys, meerkats and many more.
Falconry Days (34 miles)
A professional bird of prey centre that provides a range of different experiences, from falconry days to owl encounters. Family Activity Experience available. Over 75 birds from around the world. Visitor centre and picnic area.
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre (36 miles)
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre
With regular flying demonstrations, handling sessions and loads to learn not just about the birds themselves but the captive breeding and conservation programmes, this is a fascinating day out for bird lovers of all ages.
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 (20 miles)
Whitehouse Farm Centre
With indoor and outdoor play facilities; hands on animal petting and feeding sessions; loads of creatures to visit with and lots of it under cover, this is an all weather treat that ticks all the boxes!
Chain Bridge Honey Farm (28 miles)
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 (13 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 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 (29 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 (18 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)
Banana Beach Indoor Adventure Play
A tropical themed indoor play area with only a few levels but well themed and constructed with plenty to do for the smaller kids and an inflatable shark whose mouth you can slide out of!
Space to Play Bedlington (19 miles)
Space to Play Bedlington
Exciting woodland themed play frame for kids up to the ages of 10. Separate toddler and baby areas, plus dressing up area, and Cosy Corner with books. Birthday party packages offered too.
Bounce Indoor Play Centre (20 miles)
Bounce Indoor Play Centre
Cool multi level adventure soft play structure with great slides, toddler zone, sports court, bounce house, inflatable fun arena and pretty good coffee! What more do you want?
TJ's Jungle (23 miles)
The toddlers' area is strictly for under 4s and has a slide shooting into a ball pool, soft toys and a climbing area while the bigger kids' play area has 5 levels with 5 different slides, 4 ariel runways, large ball pool and a tree house with jungle sound effects!
The Funstation (32 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)
A worthwhile experience from several angles: historically significant and luxuriantly furnished with antiques plus art and artefact exhibits on the one hand, and an adventurous Knight's Quest adventure full of immersive interactive activities from the dress up through to the dragon!
Preston Tower (8 miles)
An ancient tower and clock, surrounded by garden and walks. Guardroom, prison, plus rooms furnished as they may have been around 1400. Fascinating displays and information. Great view from the top.
Chillingham Castle (11 miles)
Take a tour, freely explore or bring a notepad and learn absolutely loads of fascinating history. Keep an eye out for their resident ghosts or even take a nighttime guided ghost walk! Plus see their herd of special cattle that are rarer than giants pandas!
Bamburgh Castle (14 miles)
dominates this part of the beautiful Northumberland coast and is perfect for exploring with the kids. There are 14 public areas to tour, live archaeological excavations to watch and loads of fascinating history to learn!
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)
Time your trip wisely across the tidal causeway and you'll be rewarded with a charming castle with sympathetic furnishings surrounded by a walled garden and the headland beyond, plus Family Trail and the chance to sea seals on the beach!
Lindisfarne Centre (18 miles)
A great little place to find out about the history of Holy Island, from viking attacks to wildlife, the land, and its people. Interactive displays, plus activities for kids. Check tide times for visit.
Hexham Old Gaol (34 miles)
Hexham Old Gaol
Tour the Old Gaol built in 1330 with a rich history of plagues, bribed guards and jail breaks for your discovery amongst many other interesting stories! Semi interactive displays help keep kids interested. A welcoming environment!
Hexham Abbey (35 miles)
A stunning abbey with over 1300 years of history to discover. An interactive exhibition, full of facts and things to do. Anglo Saxon crypt, medieval stairs plus a monastic herb garden to explore.
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.
Kielder Observatory (37 miles)
A public astronomical observatory under some of the darkest skies in Europe. Open most evenings for a variety of different events. Interactive and informative. Weekly family Astronomy evenings, plus special events during school holidays.
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 (28 miles)
Go Ape Matfen
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
The Bike Place in Kielder (37 miles)
The Bike Place in Kielder
Bike hire centre located in superb habitat for rare birds and animals. Varied range of trails available to cycle along, suitable for all abilities. Trail maps and helpful free advice available.
Wicked Wizard of Alnwick Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Wicked Wizard of Alnwick Treasure Trail
Get out with the kids and explore Alnwick with a self guided detective style Treasure Trail. Follow the Trail route whilst hunting around for the answers to the clues to solve the mystery, all whilst learning about Alnwick!
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 weatherproof or sun loving 15 inch gauge steam rail ride, with fully enclosed, partly glazed, and fully open carriage options! Travel alongside the River Till and do some otter spotting or jump off at the stations and explore!
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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