20 Best Things To Do In Chester-le-Street Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Chester-le-Street

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 347 fun things to do in Chester-le-Street for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 228 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Chester-le-Street 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 Chester-le-Street 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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Sprig in Riverside Park in Chester-le-Street

Riverside Park Chester-le-Street4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Chester-le-Street
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Splash around, run wild or just relax; there’s something for everyone at Riverside park! Children of all ages can enjoy 5,000 square metres of play a...

Part of the play centre at Dream Big Role Play Centre

Dream Big Role Play Centre

  • Durham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Do your little ones have a vivid imagination? Take them over to Dream Big Role Play Centre in Durham, where they’ll get to dress up, explore, and pla...

Welcome sign to Herrington Country Park in Sunderland

Herrington Country Park

  • Sunderland
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Home to an array of outdoor events, Herrington Country Park offers walks, cycle trails, environmental sculptures and much more. The park also feature...

Mr Mulligan's Newcastle

Mr Mulligan's Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Love crazy golf? Play not one, not two, but THREE space-themed adventure golf courses at Mr Mulligan's Space Golf in Newcastle upon Tyne. Age and ski...

Girl on soft play bridge at Washington Leisure Centre

Washington Leisure Centre

  • Washington Village
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Washington Leisure Centre is buzzing with all sorts of activities for the whole family. Enter the modern indoor sports hall for a game of badminton,...

People running with horses at Pockerley Riding School in Stanley

Pockerley Riding School

  • Stanley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The friendly and welcomingPockerley Riding School is set in the gorgeous heart of the Beamish countryside and boasts beautiful riding through peacefu...

A girl bowling

AMF Bowling Washington

  • Washington
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Take a tumble down the lanes at AMF Bowling Washington, with tenpin bowling, arcade games and even ‘Pacman Smash’. It’s the best way to keep little w...

Inflatable courses at Holmside Park in Durham

Holmside Park

  • Chester-le-Street
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Want to escape the heat, or hide from the rain? With 50000 ft2 of indoor play on offer, you can enjoy Holmside Park no matter the weather! With activ...

Rider and horse jumping at Penshaw Equestrian Centre in Houghton le Spring

Penshaw Equestrian Centre

  • Houghton-le-Spring
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Penshaw Equestrian Centre is one of the north east longest running riding schools. We offer lesson from 4 years old onwards. Here at Penshaw you can...

Street at Beamish Open Air Museum

Beamish Open Air Museum

  • Beamish
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Beamish, Britain's favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the e...

Adventure Valley

Adventure Valley5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Durham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

If you’re looking for a place with endless fun and adventure for the most energetic of kids, then Adventure Valley is the place for you. There’s the...

Kids playing football at Houghton Sports & Wellness Centre

Houghton Sports & Wellness Centre

  • Houghton-le-Spring
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Centres

Feeling sporty today? Gather the kids and head out to Houghton Sports & Wellness Centre for a non-stop active day out. Practice your kickflips at...

Beamish Wild Adventure Park

Beamish Wild Adventure Park

  • Stanley
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Up for a thrilling family day out? Time to take the kids to Beamish Wild, the home of adventure in the North East! From facing the heights of ancient...

Chickens at Broom House Farm and Forest in Durham

Broom House Farm and Forest Adventure 3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Durham
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Perched at 750 ft. with fantastic views over the countryside Broom House Farm and Forest is the perfect destination for some farmyard fun. The livest...

Steam train at Bowes Railway in Gateshead

Bowes Railway

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The atmospheric Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway which was built to carry coal mainly from the pits in North West Durham over to the T...

Man feeding otter at WWT Washington Wetland Centre

WWT Washington Wetland Centre

  • Washington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Treat your family to a day of wildlife encounters, fun play, and beautiful scenery. WWT Washington Wetland Centre is home to rare wildfowl, flamingos...

Cakes and play area at Messy Plays in Durham

Dragonflies Durham

  • Durham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Dragonflies Durham uses messy play sessions and sensory play to inspire parents and teach children! From water and sand to spaghetti and paint, you c...

Infinite air foam pits

Infinite Air Trampoline Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Durham
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Infinite Air offers 16,000 sq ft of trampolines (that's over 80 of them!) with a whopping 14m high roof so you and your over 8s can literally reach f...

Kids playing laser tag at Laser Battlefield in Beamish

Laser Battlefield

  • Beamish
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Battlefield If you've loved Call of Duty type games on XBOX or Playstation, or just want to know what it feels like to be a member of a special...

Families on tractor ride at Down at the Farm in Houghton Le Spring

Down at the Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Houghton-le-Spring
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Down at the Farm aims to bring the countryside and education together, sprinkled with a little bit of fun. This working farm was established back in...

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