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Best Sightseeing Days Out In Durham

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Tree at Crook Hall and Gardens in Durham

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...

Boys on Treasure Hunt Trail

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...

Durham Cathedral and cottages on riverside at Durham Museum and Heritage Centre

Durham Museum and Heritage Centre

  • Durham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Durham Museum and Heritage Centre is situated in an historic Listed building that was once the parish church of the North Bailey. It was rebuilt in t...

Boat cruising at Prince Bishop River Cruiser in Durham

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...

Outside view of Oriental Museum in Durham

Oriental Museum

  • Durham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Oriental Museum is a family friendly place to find out all about a diverse range of cultures and countries, from pre history to present day. Ther...

Girl drawing at Durham Cathedral

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...

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...

Boy on digger at Diggerland Durham

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...

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...

Family on Murder Mystery Trail

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...

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...

Train at Canfield Railway in Marley Hill

Tanfield Railway

  • Marley Hill
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Tanfield Railway is a standard gauge heritage railway that can be found less than half an hour from Newcastle, and within easy reach of Tyneside, Wea...

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...

Girl on train at Locomotion in Shildon

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  • 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...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Seaham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Seaham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

You all know the words - ‘Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!’ Well, that was never more true than on the Seaham Treasure Hunt Trail, where clues...

Family at The Strategy Sunderland

The Strategy Sunderland

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Put your grey matter to the test at The Strategy, Sunderland. This is the immersive experience that’s been sweeping the nation: you’re locked in a se...

Girl watches fish in pond at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

In the Sunderland Museum discover the history of the City from its prehistoric past to the present day in exciting displays interpreting the collecti...

Evening match at Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour in Sunderland

Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Get the ball rolling and take a trip to Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light Tour. Take your mini-footballer to see the black cats, and gift them a day...

Outside view of National Glass Centre in Sunderland

National Glass Centre

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There are lots of ways you can enjoy National Glass Centre with your family. Help Whimsy discover his past at National Glass Centre with our fun trai...

Outside view of Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne

Life Science Centre

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Hitch a ride to the stars and beyond at the Life Science Centre. Here your kids can learn loads about the weird world of science and even conduct the...

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