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Best Indoor and Soft Play Areas In Durham

We've rounded up the best indoor and soft play areas in Durham in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 72 Durham indoor and soft play areas to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the indoor and soft play areas 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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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...

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...

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...

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...

Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

  • Stanley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play is a giant four-level play frame jam packed with fun for children aged 5 years + (up to height 49). There's slippery sli...

Krazy Kingdom5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Annfield Plain
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Krazy Kingdom are an excellent set up welcoming everyone under 12 and their entourage (that's you!). For babies, they have travel cots, bouncer chair...

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,...

Little Land Play

  • Peterlee
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Little Land Play might be little by name, but it’s certainly not little by nature. Visit a role playing centre that’s the perfect spot for big imagin...



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Hall Hill Playbarn

  • Lanchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Your kid will be as busy as a bee at Hall Hill Playbarn in County Durham. Take your family a farm park with tractor rides, handling sessions and lots...

Fun Shack Seaham

  • Seaham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Children can play in four floors of tube tunnels, giant snake slides, net climbs and swings. Giant river rapid slide and a spook area incorporating t...

Funky Monkeys

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

Funky Monkeys is a jungle themed play structure for children aged 8 and under to enjoy all weather fitness fun. There is a separate soft play area fo...

Castledown Fun Factory

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Castledown Fun Factory has a bright and colourful indoor play facility attached to a family friendly pub with a healthy kids' menu. Classic fun f...

The Giants Den

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Giants Den has a range of fantastic equipment and facilities to keep the children entertained and wanting to come back for more ranging from phys...

Clart About Sensory Cafe

  • Consett
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for a place where you can relax while the little ones play? At Clart About Sensory Cafe, you can bring your young kids (0-8 years) for playti...

Believe & Be5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Consett
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Set your kids on the road to who they’ll become, or just let them have loads of fun, at Believe & Be. It’s a child-sized town where kids can play...

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...

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...

Mister Twisters

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Are you ready for a wild and wacky adventure? It’s time to scramble up the climbing frames and delve into Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun. There a...

Sunderland Aquatic Centre

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Don’t let the weather stop your little ones from running around and blowing off steam! Take them to Sunderland Aquatic Centre for a huge selection of...

Wacky Warehouse - Story Book5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Boldon Colliery
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The air conditioned Wacky Warehouse in the historic Story Book pub offers multiple levels of well padded craziness in the name of exercise boasting l...

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