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Things To Do & Days Out near Bishop Auckland
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Spennymoor Leisure Centre (3 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.
Locomotion (4 miles)
Locomotion Bring two centuries of rail to life before you, this is a trainspotter's paradise! Plus from the Tots and Trains sessions to the adventure playground and picnic area, the smaller kids are catered for too.
Scallywagz (4 miles)
Scallywagz featuring 3 Lane Astra Slide, 540 Degree Tube Slide, ball pools, Rope Bridges, Spooky Corner, Gliders, 5 a Side Football Pitch, separate Toddler Area and much more!
Field House Equestrian Centre (4 miles)
Field House Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons and hacks after assessment, plus recognised Pony Club with events like pony week.
Harrys Farm (4 miles)
Harrys Farm With a family full of animals and a thriving garden centre of British native trees, you and your family can learn about life on the farm.
Climb North East (5 miles)
Climb North East The largest indoor climbing centre in County Durham ran by passionate climbers. Four dedicated bouldering zones and an area for top rope and lead climbing. Send the kids along to one of our weekend sessions. We run sessions for 3 different age groups starting at just 4 years old
Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre (5 miles)
Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre Climbing is very good for developing balance, co-ordination, strength and confidence, whilst giving the child a great learning experience.
Rock Antics (5 miles)
Rock Antics Offer simulated rock surfaces and textures, ranging from easy to extreme, for all ages and abilities with a great supportive attitude making it a great place to start as well as to improve.
Wacky Warehouse Gretna Green (6 miles)
Wacky Warehouse Gretna Green Indoor play area with loads of slides and features as well as a dedicated toddler zone, plus outdoor play structures for warmer weather. All attached to a family restaurant.
Durham Climbing Centre (6 miles)
Durham Climbing Centre Family friendly indoor climbing and bouldering centre suitable for ages 2 and up. Parent and Toddler sessions, dedicated Junior bouldering area, obstacle course, plus games and activities. Birthday party package available.
Planet Leisure (6 miles)
Planet Leisure Offering indoor adventure play, bowling, ice skating and for over 8s thrilling laser tag and aerial trekking!
Ruff N Tumble Adventure World (7 miles)
Ruff N Tumble Adventure World One of the biggest toddler zones we've come across, plus awesome play frame with drop slides and ball cannons, a climbing wall, bowling lanes, sports courts and bungee trampolines! Just off the A1M.
Durham Cathedral (7 miles)
Durham Cathedral A place of prayer and pilgrimage for over 900 years, this World Heritage Site is one of the most beautiful buildings in England with gorgeous walks around woodland and riverside.
Oriental Museum (7 miles)
Oriental Museum A museum with a colletion of almost 30,000 marvellous objects from a huge area covering North Africa to South East Asia. Great exhibitions plus regular fun family activities and events to enjoy.
Durham Botanic Garden (8 miles)
Durham Botanic Garden Plant collections from around the world, a tropical rainforest and tropical bugs, scorpions and tarantulas. A peaceful yet enthralling afternoon's worth.
Raby Castle (8 miles)
Raby Castle Magnificent structure which gives an insight to life throughout the ages with a fantastic art collection and splendid interiors. Red deer live on the grounds and there is a wonderful waterfall just a small drive away as a bonus!
Houghall Gardens World of Trees (8 miles)
Houghall Gardens World of Trees Over 500 species of trees can be seen and you can go on a 2.5 mile discovery trail of the surrounding countryside. Kids always love the water garden.
Durham Museum and Heritage Centre (8 miles)
Durham Museum and Heritage Centre An excellent local museum where you can relive the story of Durham from medieval times to present day. Includes models of the 19th century marketplace and the medieval city, plus a reconstruction of a Victorian prison cell.
Hardwick Park (8 miles)
Hardwick Park Ideal for family games, picnicking and wild flower spotting, they also have a new visitor centre with excellent facilities including an interactive exhibition space. Nice!
Prince Bishop River Cruiser (8 miles)
Prince Bishop River Cruiser offers a one hour cruise that takes in many of the city's best sights from the unique perspective of the River Wear! With loos on board and informative commentary all ages of kids are kept content, so long as you can keep them still!
The Durham Treasure Trail (8 miles)
The Durham Treasure Trail is a self guided treasure hunt themed walk exploring Durham City. Can you find the long lost treasure as you follow the route and solve the clues?
Crook Hall and Gardens (9 miles)
Crook Hall and Gardens A stunning Grade 1 listed Medieval Manor House with a banquetting hall and 17th century Jacobean room, surrounded by stylish cottage gardens which are relaxed, lush and quintessentially English!
Funky Monkeys (9 miles)
Funky Monkeys Classic indoor adventure play and climbing structure: all the usual fun but with a few extra bonuses like sky glide, play kitchen and football pitch!
Infinite Air (9 miles)
Infinite Air 80 trampolines are spread across air bag, dodgeball, hang time and parkour zones to fill every bouncing fantasy! Hit the tumble tracks, the performance tramps, the free fall podiums, plus the Ninja Warrior course, CrossFit zone and fitness studio!
Diggerland Durham (9 miles)
Diggerland Durham is The Ultimate Adventure Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery. Diggerland is the perfect destination for action, fun and thrilling family days out!
Messy Plays (9 miles)
Messy Plays is a unique play experience. We provide the creative tools and messy play sessions for you to play alongside your child in a safe and fun environment. Helping them learning through messy and sensory play
Top Gear Karting (9 miles)
Top Gear Karting They give you karting in a disco atmosphere with ultra violet tubes, strobe and spotlights with music and smoke machines, but most importantly safety. This is karting and entertainment in one for over 8s.
Hall Hill Playbarn (10 miles)
Hall Hill Playbarn There is a large playframe for over 3's and a smaller area for Toddlers. There is also a pedal tractor area for the under 8's. Set in a children's farm.
Broom House Farm and Forest (11 miles)
Broom House Farm and Forest An organic farm set in beautiful countryside! The Forest Adventure is family friendly with nature quizzes and climbing activities plus play field and farm animals. The award winning Farm Shop and Coffee Shop are full of goodies from the farm and open daily.
Adventure Valley (11 miles)
Adventure Valley Rain or shine, it’s a full-on, fun-filled family day out with over 40 rides and attractions. Two huge indoor play areas, fun animal activities, zip wires, tube slides, jumping pillows, a fort, pirate galleon and Tractor-Trailer Ride and more.
The Dolphin Centre (11 miles)
The Dolphin Centre Get active with the kids at this outstanding pool complex that includes an 8 lane competition standard swimming pool, Interactive Toddler Pool, 3 Board Diving Pool and 2 water slides! Also has an Under The Sea themed indoor play area.
Under the Sea (11 miles)
Under the Sea Arguably the leading play facility in the area, offering activity for children up to the age of 8 with casual soft adventure play and excellent sensory room.
Mini Moos Farm (12 miles)
Mini Moos Farm Loads to do once you've visited the creatures, including the live animal show, indoor play, skating, inflatable assault course, pedal karts, Woodland Walk, tractor and trailer rides - and more!
Adventure Point (12 miles)
Adventure Point Indoor and outdoor play with adventure climbing maze, sand and water play, sports court and 6m high climbing tree, plus cuddle up for Animal sessions with guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters and gerbils! What a day!
Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium (12 miles)
Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium Extensive parkland with visitor centre featuring displays on local archaeology, woodland history and wildlife. You can catch a public star show at the planetarium or a tour of the observatory with careful timing.
Teesdale Sports Centre (13 miles)
Teesdale Sports Centre Swimming, skateboarding, climbing, sports facilties and an indoor play area, all within a modern, family friendly sports centre!
Krazy Kingdom (13 miles)
Krazy Kingdom 17,500 sq ft of non stop fun and it's all under one roof to keep kids up to 12 thrilled and entertained. Whopping four storey mainframe, trampolines and a small bowling alley too!
The Bowes Museum (13 miles)
The Bowes Museum A wonderful day of discovery awaits you and your family at The Bowes Museum! Explore the stunning galleries through interactive displays and get arty with our hands-on activities and events. From marvellous masterpieces to curious collections there's something for everyone at The Bowes Museum!
Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary (13 miles)
Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary Now open again! Meet a vast range of lovely beasties and have fun on the adventure playground, plus extra animal encounters and experiences. Hooray!
Egglestone Abbey (13 miles)
Egglestone Abbey The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian 'white canons', picturesquely set above a bend in the River Tees, a pleasant stop for budding artists and photographers and completely free!
Riverside Park (13 miles)
Riverside Park Includes artist-designed ornamental gardens, an events arena, 5,000 sq m play area and paddling pool, plus water play area with artificial beach and water cannons! Awesome!
Barnard Castle (13 miles)
Barnard Castle With fantastic views over the Tees Gorge this fortress is grand for exploring, has a sensory garden and sits on the fringe of an attractive working market town for a nice wander round after.
Cubbies Adventure Play (14 miles)
Cubbies Adventure Play Indoor play fun with all the usual suspects: slides, balls, bridges and more! Plus other facilities within the leisure centre.
Buttercups Ceramic Studio (14 miles)
Buttercups Ceramic Studio With a great range of beautifully blank items and a gorgeous selection of colourful paints, it's a hard heart that doesn't demand to put one to the other! Come and make a gift or keepsake and let the creative juices flow!
Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play (14 miles)
Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play A giant indoor adventure play frame for children with slippery slides, splat pads, climbing walls, dizzy discs, punch bags and much more! Open 7 days a week.
Laser Battlefield (14 miles)
Laser Battlefield All weather, bruise free combat gaming for over 6s, using lightweight infra red laser guns! One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with kids.
Jumbo Jungle (15 miles)
Jumbo Jungle 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, they have something for all ages from babies to twelve year olds.
Beamish Open Air Museum (15 miles)
Beamish Open Air Museum makes the past comes to life. Beamish is unique. This is no ordinary museum but a living, working experience of life as it was in the Great North in the early 1800s and 1900s set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside. A great family day out in County Durham!
Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool (15 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!