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Best Things To Do Outdoors In Durham

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Crook Hall & Gardens

  • Durham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

At Crook Hall and Gardens the beautiful gardens include: The Secret Walled Garden, Shakespeare Garden, Cathedral Garden and The Silver and White Gard...

The Durham Treasure Trail

  • Durham
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Embark on a treasure hunt with the Durham 4 Kids self-guided themed Treasure Trail and keep both the kids and adults entertained! As you follow clear...

Prince Bishop River Cruiser

  • Durham
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Prince Bishop River Cruiser is a one hour long truly scenic cruise that passes by a great many of the city's most celebrated sights from the uniq...

Wear Canoes

  • Durham
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Have you ever tried canoeing? Whether you’re an absolute beginner, or a seasoned pro, you have the chance to experience your own water adventure with...

Durham Botanic Garden

  • Durham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Durham Botanic Garden has plant collections from around the world, including China, Japan, North America, South Africa, New Zealand and Chile, as wel...

Durham Cathedral

  • Durham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Durham Cathedral is a worthwhile visit whether you are interested in religion, history, architecture or nature! Welcoming of all faiths and ages, thi...

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...

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...



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Hall Hill Farm

  • Lanchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Fancy a fantastic family day at the farm? Look no further than Hall Hill Farm in Lanchester! From running wild on the adventure playground to feeding...

Diggerland Durham

  • Durham
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

If your little fidgets are always pulling out every single toy truck and digger they own, show them the real thing at Diggerland Durham. Watch their...

Broom House Farm and Forest Adventure3.25 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lanchester Village Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Durham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Calling on all young (and older) Sherlocks out there! On the Lanchester Village Mystery Treasure Trail you’ll have to face a crime and eliminate susp...

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...

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...

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...

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