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    Things To Do & Days Out In County Durham

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      AMF Bowling Washington

      Washington

      Ten Pin Bowling Alleys Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor
    2. Adventure Valley Top Pick

      Adventure Valley

      Durham

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor, Indoor
    3. Kynren Top Pick

      Kynren

      Bishop Auckland

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor
    4. Locomotion

      Locomotion

      Shildon

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    5. Raby Castle

      Raby Castle

      Darlington

      Castles and Palaces Castles and Palaces

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
    6. Hall Hill Playbarn

      Hall Hill Playbarn

      Lanchester

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor
    7. Fun Shack Seaham

      Fun Shack Seaham

      Seaham

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor
    8. Beamish Open Air Museum

      Beamish Open Air Museum

      Beamish

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor
    9. HMS Trincomalee 1817

      HMS Trincomalee 1817

      Hartlepool

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor
    10. Killhope Lead Mining Museum

      Killhope Lead Mining Museum

      Bishop Auckland

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor
    11. Crook Hall & Gardens

      Crook Hall & Gardens

      Durham

      Stately Homes and Gardens Stately Homes and Gardens

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor
    12. Durham Cathedral

      Durham Cathedral

      Durham

      Landmarks Landmarks

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
    13. Jumbo Jungle

      Jumbo Jungle

      Consett

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor
    14. Hartlepools Maritime Experience

      Hartlepools Maritime Experience

      Hartlepool

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 4-12 Indoor, Outdoor
    15. Hamsterley Forest

      Hamsterley Forest

      Bishop Auckland

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor
    16. Crazy Corner

      Crazy Corner

      Stockton-on-Tees

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for all ages Indoor
    17. TopGear Karting

      TopGear Karting

      Durham

      Go Karting and Driving Go Karting and Driving

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor
    18. High Force Waterfall

      High Force Waterfall

      Middleton

      National Parks National Parks

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor
    19. The Bowes Museum

      The Bowes Museum

      Barnard Castle

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
    20. Beamish Wild Adventure Park

      Beamish Wild Adventure Park

      Stanley

      High Ropes Courses High Ropes Courses

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor

    Find Family Days Out In County Durham

    Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 93 fun things to do in County Durham for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Annfield Plain, Bishop Auckland and Chester-le-Street and we also recommend Consett. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 70 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right County Durham day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

    Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in County Durham with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

    If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

    For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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