Best Activity Centres In County Durham

We've rounded up the best activity centres in County Durham in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 26 County Durham activity centres to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the activity centres we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Spennymoor Leisure Centre4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Spennymoor
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

This is a great chance to get a tropical leisure park swim indoors and at any time of year!Spennymoor Leisure Centre has a nice big free form Leisure...

Planet Leisure5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

This exciting, indoor entertainment centre awaits you and your family. Head on down to Planet Leisure for all-weather fun, you all can enjoy. There’s...

Ruff N Tumble Adventure World2.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Ruff 'N' Tumble Adventure World is a fantastic state of the art fun facility ideally suited for energetic kids under 12, with dedicated areas for the...

Jumbo Jungle

  • Consett
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Jumb Jungle they have 11,000 sq ft of non-stop fun and games and its all under one roof to keep both the adults and children happy for hours, some...

Karting North East

  • Sunderland
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Karting North East has been providing activity experiences and family fun for many years and can boast a highly experienced team. They have one of th...

Teesdale Sports Centre

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Teesdale Sports Centre This modern family friendly centre offers a good standard swimming pool with swimming lessons available if needed and loads of...

Summerhill5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Summerhill is a unique and welcoming Country Park on the western edge of Hartlepool that's both a Local Nature Reserve and an outdoor activity centre...

Sunderland Wall

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Boasting a 23 metre lead wall, over 900m2 of climbing and bouldering and over 120 routes, you won't run out of things to climb on at Sunderland Wall!...

Clip 'n Climb Stockton

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Up for an exciting adventure indoors? Face the heights of over 30 climbing elements at Clip 'n Climb Stockton, side by side with your kids! There’s a...

Teesside White Water Centre

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

The Tees Barrage International White Water Rafting course is an amazing adventure for water lovers (generally over 10 years old) with loads of option...

Newcastle Climbing Centre

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Newcastle Climbing Centre Situated in the glorious former church of St Marks, the handsome listed building now provides a spectacular climbing enviro...

Prudhoe Waterworld

  • Prudhoe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

In our 25m six lane main pool learn to swim, ride the slide, plunge in the splash pool, go wild in the waves, paddle on the beach, battle the inflata...

InflateSpace Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

InflateSpace Newcastle is an enormous indoor inflatable theme park that will have you bouncing with excitement! Step inside the giant inflatable aren...

Newburn Activity Centre

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Newburn Activity Centre Sports: A great range of sporting opportunities for smalls (some requiring pre-booking) including junior climbing courses, tr...

Clip 'n Climb Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Up for a climbing challenge? Join the kids on an indoor climbing adventure at Clip ‘n Climb Newcastle - the biggest climbing venue in the region! Fro...

Override Skate Park

  • Jarrow
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Override Skatepark is a space where riders of all ages can practice and improve their skills rain or shine. They work with beginners in a safe enviro...

Go Ape Matfen

  • Morpeth
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Swing through the trees and fly down the zip wires while lapping up some of the finest scenery in Northumberland at Go Ape Matfen. Your mini daredevi...

Inflata Nation Inflatable Theme Park Newcastle

  • North Shields
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Bounce, leap, tumble and slide your way through the amazing 20,000 sq ft arena at Inflata Nation Inflatable Theme Park Newcastle. Packed with unique...

Space to Play Bedlington

  • Bedlington
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Space to Play Bedlington is an innovative indoor children's play and party area in the North East. There is a fantastic woodland themed play frame wi...

How Stean Gorge

  • Harrogate
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

How Stean Gorge - A natural wonder! This spectacular limestone gorge with winding pathways, narrow bridges, underground caves and an active stream st...

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