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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Darlington

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 491 fun things to do in Darlington for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, tourist attractions and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 327 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Darlington 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 Darlington 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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Vue Darlington

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

If you hate missing out on things, then you definitely don't want to miss these great blockbusters! Jump into movie magic at Vue Darlington, where yo...

Swimming pool at The Dolphin Centre in Darlington

The Dolphin Centre

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Dolphin Centre is a fantastic place for you and your little water babies to have lots of splashtastic fun with an excellent pool complex and an U...

Outside view of Create and Paint in Darlington

Create and Paint

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

If you have any budding artists in the family then Create and Paint will be a very exciting day out for you! The studio offers a range of activities,...

Role play village at Darlo Play Plaza in Darlington

Darlo Play Plaza

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

What do your kids want to be when they grow up? Whether they fancy being officers at the police station, shop assistants at the supermarket, or styli...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Darlington

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Callings all film fans! See the latest blockbusters, animated adventures and indie darlings all under one roof at ODEON Darlington. With 3 screens of...

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Step back in time and journey through British railway history at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum. Find out what Victorian Darlington - the...

Soft play frame at Ruff N Tumble Adventure World in Newton Aycliffe

Ruff N Tumble Adventure World3 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...

Planet 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...

Girl at birthday party at Wacky Warehouse Gretna Green in Newton Aycliffe

Wacky Warehouse Gretna Green3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wacky Warehouse at the Gretna green Hotel provides kids up to 4ft9 a range of indoor play features spread over several floors of climbing maze, inclu...

Kynren

Kynren

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you ready for something truly epic? Time to experience Kynren - the must-see live action outdoor theatre  show which brings 2,000 of English hist...

Girl on train at Locomotion in Shildon

Locomotion3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Shildon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

This nicely interactive experience brings the last 200 years of rail fully to life in one's mind, assisted in no small part by the atmosphere of one...

Family at Preston Park and Museum in Stockton on Tees

Preston Park and Museum

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Set amongst 100 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the River Tees, Preston Park Museum and Grounds offers an exciting and enjoyable day out for...

Girl on soft play bridge at Middlesbrough Sports Village

Middlesbrough Sports Village

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

If sports are your thing, Middlesbrough Sports Village is the place to go! Nothing will stop you from staying active and having fun, even the tempera...

Brewers Fayre Preston Farm

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Brewers Fayre Preston Farm Having easy access and with indoor and outdoor children's play areas they are extremely popular with families but have ple...

Ball pit and slide at Fuzzy Ed's Horse & Jockey

Fuzzy Ed's Horse & Jockey

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Your kids love soft play? Take them to the Fuzzy Ed's Horse & Jockey - this lovely play house will have your tiny explorers (under 12) happy, no...

Outside view of Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium in Stockton on Tees

Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Discover the wonders of the universe at Wynyard Woodland Park Planetarium. The observatory and planetarium are just 60m apart on the site of Wynyard...

Girls in dresses running at Hardwick Park in Sedgefield

Hardwick Park

  • Sedgefield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Hardwick Park is a traditional style park experience ideal for old school family games, picnicking and wild flower spotting in the gorgeous meadow: t...

enigmatology old book and papers

Enigmatology Escape Rooms

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Put your detective skills to the test at Enigmatology - a fun escape room venue in Stockton-on-Tees. Bring the family along to find out how quickly y...

Toddler soft play frame at Wackadayz in Brompton on Swale

Wackadayz4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Brompton-on-Swale
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wackadayz is a secure indoor soft play centre, offers children of all ages lots of excitement and adventure in a play area that will keep the most ad...

Soft play ball pit at Fun City Stockton-on-Tees

Fun City Stockton-on-Tees

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fun City is a great all weather option for keeping your kids happy, healthy, and ready to sleep tonight! This play palace boasts 3 tiers of soft play...

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