Mill House Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Hartlepool's Maritime Experience (< 1 mile)
Hartlepool's Maritime Experience
All children love pirates and this maritime visitor attraction is the perfect place to take them. Travel back to the days of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar. With our many attractions, costumed guides and weaponry displays, any kids (of whatever age) will enjoy this day out. So all ye landlubbers make your way to Hartlepool.
Summerhill (< 1 mile)
Summerhill is a unique Country Park that is a nature reserve and outdoor sports centre. You can enjoy country walks, adventure play areas, a BMX track and climbing Boulder Park free of charge at any time. You can also book onto archery, high ropes, climbing, orienteering, nature study activities or hire out the site of Visitor Centre for your own meeting or event.
Mister Twisters (1 miles)
13,000 sq ft indoor play centre with a Pirate themed climbing frame. Suitable for 2-5 year olds, 5-12 year olds and a separate gated toddler/infant area for the more delicate of our visitors. Bouncy castle, football court, Xbox games, 5* cafeteria and parking for 70+ cars.
Quads '4' All (2 miles)
Quads '4' All
Quads '4' All offers different sizes of quad bikes to suit any age group and three different types of tracks for childrens varying abilities. Experienced marshals provide training on a one to one basis and the riders are fully supervised at all times whilst on the tracks. All of the safety equipment is provided.
Tweddle Childrens Animal Farm (4 miles)
Tweddle Childrens Animal Farm
A children’s farm and petting centre based on the North East Coast with lots of friendly animals and lots of animal activities such as rabbit cuddling and bottle feeding. There’s also indoor and outdoor play areas, indoor and outdoor pedal go-kart tracks and lots more.
R Kade Indoor Skatepark (7 miles)
R Kade Indoor Skatepark
20,000 square feet packed with a street course, mini ramps, rhythm section, jump boxes and much more. Under 12s must have parental supervision at all times.
Teesside Karting Centre (7 miles)
Teesside Karting Centre
Race your friends 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. From 8 yrs and over 4ft 6.
Horden Welfare Park (7 miles)
Horden Welfare Park
The park features a toddler and junior play area, a sculpture, football field, rugby field, cricket field, bowling greens, bandstand, multi-sports pitch, cafe and heritage centre.
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (7 miles)
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
welcomes families and in addition to the appealing exhibits themselves offers spirograph table games and art trolley plus interactive art sessions for under 4s.
Our Funhouse (8 miles)
A new for 2012 indoor multi-level soft play centre for children aged up to 12, offering children's parties, after school activities, adventure play, toddlers' sessions, and educational play, with friendly, experienced and fully vetted staff.
Battle Stations (8 miles)
Low impact foam shot paintball game with no pain or bruising! Suitable for 7yrs+ which is the lowest age restriction in the UK. Other game options for 11+.
GROUP ARRANGEMENTS ONLY
Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium (8 miles)
Stockton on Tees
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.
Rock Antics (8 miles)
Offer seperate child's bouldering sections and high level of friendly support making it a great place for kids to start as well as to improve.
Dorman Museum (8 miles)
With ever changing exhibitions - 8 galleries and 3 exhibition spaces, there's something for everyone and plenty of hands-on activities, objects and children's trails.
Teesside White Water Centre (8 miles)
Stockton on Tees
Teesside White Water Centre
e is based at the Tees Barrage Artificial White Water Course. The Centre is ideally placed to provide canoeing to a broad range of paddlers from complete beginners to Olympic aspirants.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Stockton (9 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Stockton
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Hollywood Bowl has over 20 lanes!
Splash (9 miles)
Stockton's newest leisure facility has been designed to meet 21st century needs. The complex includes a 25 metre pool with wave machine and water features, offering leisure and training facilities for swimmers at all levels. a learner pool, spa pool and flume slide complete the water based features.
Fun City (9 miles)
Stockton On Tees
With its 7000sq ft of play area Fun city is dedicated to family fun! The play frame includes 3 tier levels of ball pools, curly slides, rope bridges, swing ropes, spooky areas, jelly mountain, trampoline and the 20ft drop slide!
Toddlers have a small area on the ground floor with its own ball pool, small curly slide, rope bridge and soft play toys and puzzles.
Wacky Warehouse - Wheatlands Farm (9 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Wheatlands Farm
has the usual formula of a multi-levelled indoor soft play centre attached to a public house - where you can let the kids run riot for a couple of hours while you take a no doubt well earned break - aaah!!!
Stewart Park (10 miles)
Several lakes containing wildfowl, with animals in pet's corner such as llamas, deer, peacocks, pheasants and guinea pigs. An orienteering course, tree trail and discovery trail is provided alongside a museum and cafe.
Natures World (10 miles)
A fun and inspiring hands-on experience learning about simple, artistic and futuristic gardening concepts. Several outdoor play areas plus pedal karts and arial runway!
Hardwick Park (10 miles)
Ideal for family games, picnicking and wild flower spotting, they also have a new visitor centre with excellent facilities including an interactive exhibition space.
Noahs Ark Family Centre (10 miles)
Noahs Ark Family Centre
Three levels of adventure soft play with craft, role play, reading and activity corners besides. Also has an outdoor play area for summer.
Newham Grange Country Farm (10 miles)
Newham Grange Country Farm
Come and make friends with the rare breeds of farm animals, enjoy a walk around the fields or drive a mini tractor, and why not bring along a picnic for a treat.
Brewers Fayre Preston Farm (10 miles)
Stockton on Tees
Brewers Fayre Preston Farm
Indoor and outdoor play areas with plenty of fun colourful features attached to a family friendly restaurant with a healthy, appetising menu for children.
Crazy Corner (11 miles)
From Ball Cannons to Shoot Slides, Gaint Bouncing Balls to Tarzan Gliders, Crazy Corner has something for all.
Preston Park and Museum (11 miles)
Stockton On Tees
Preston Park and Museum
As well as the Museum, Preston Park also has a range of permanent attractions including a safe surface children's play area, an exciting Adventure Play Ground (new from 2011) and many riverside and woodland paths. You can walk amongst hundreds of beautiful butterflies at Butterfly World, take a ride on the Tees Small Gauge Railway or cruise along the river on Teesside Princess.
Fuzzy Eds at Coulby Farm (11 miles)
Fuzzy Eds at Coulby Farm
Children can enjoy the large Fun House with ball pools, slides, climbing frames, all in brightly coloured surroundings. Children's birthday parties are bookable, taking place in the Fun House, with a height restriction of 4ft 9ins, we also hold regular Toddler sessions during term time.
Saltburn Miniature Railway (12 miles)
Saltburn Miniature Railway
15 inch gauge miniature railway, running from the seafront through to the Valley Gardens, Italian Gardens, Tea Lawn and Woodland Centre.
Play 'n' Krazy (13 miles)
Play 'n' Krazy
ball pools, play frame, slides, football and basket ball areas, and tiny tots explore too, in their own safe space
The Play Factory (13 miles)
Skelton in Cleveland
The Play Factory
Indoor children’s adventure centre. With large play frame, 2 astro slides, a 45 degree super slide, go carts, bungee reactor tower. Ball cannons, Toddler area with toys plus mini slides and ball pool.
Funshack (13 miles)
Maybe largest indoor playground in the north of England. Here you will find a wide range of fun activities in a safe and secure surrounding. New indoor go kart track and bowling alley 2012!
Climb North East (14 miles)
Climb North East
Send the kids along to one of their weekend sessions. They will be running sessions for 3 different age groups starting at just 3 years old!
Durham Climbing Centre (14 miles)
Durham Climbing Centre
Indoor rock climbing in Durham City for ages 2+. Suitable for beginner and advanced junior & adult climbers. An activity for the whole family! Book one of our Rock Stars Children's Sessions in advance (see website for timetable) or drop into the centre and supervise children yourself!
Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre (14 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.
Saltburn Cliff Lift (14 miles)
Saltburn Cliff Lift
Opened on 28th June 1884, this is the oldest remaining waterbalance cliff lift in Britain. Height of the lift is 120 ft, length of the track is 207 ft. Refurbished with stained glass windows. Links Saltburn pier, one of the few left in the country, with the town.
Karting North East (14 miles)
Karting North East
Has its own junior paddock circuit designed specifically for 8 to 11 years olds. It's the perfect introduction for children into karting and superb in terms of building confidence and safety awareness.
Top Gear Karting (14 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!
Stokesley Golf Range (15 miles)
Stokesley Golf Range
There is an entertaining 12-hole Crazy Golf Course, suitable for all of the family, a 16-bay floodlit Driving Range with club hire and a 9-hole Pay and Play course. Relax at the end in our fabulous Coffee Shop.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Hartlepool 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
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Durham can enjoy the great day out as well.
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