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    Things To Do & Days Out In Durham

    1. Adventure Valley Top Pick

      Adventure Valley

      Durham

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor, Indoor 3.6 miles from Durham
    2. Crook Hall & Gardens

      Crook Hall & Gardens

      Durham

      Stately Homes and Gardens Stately Homes and Gardens

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 0.4 miles from Durham
    3. The Durham Treasure Trail Top pick

      The Durham Treasure Trail

      Durham

      Tours and River Cruises Tours and River Cruises

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 0.5 miles from Durham
    4. Durham Museum and Heritage Centre

      Durham Museum and Heritage Centre

      Durham

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.6 miles from Durham
    5. Prince Bishop River Cruiser

      Prince Bishop River Cruiser

      Durham

      Tours and River Cruises Tours and River Cruises

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 0.7 mile from Durham
    6. Oriental Museum

      Oriental Museum

      Durham

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.9 mile from Durham
    7. Wear Canoes

      Wear Canoes

      Durham

      Sailing and Kayaking Sailing and Kayaking

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 0.9 mile from Durham
    8. Durham Botanic Garden

      Durham Botanic Garden

      Durham

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.1 mile from Durham
    9. Durham Cathedral

      Durham Cathedral

      Durham

      Landmarks Landmarks

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.3 miles from Durham
    10. Infinite Air Trampoline Park

      Infinite Air Trampoline Park

      Durham

      Trampoline Parks Trampoline Parks

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.8 miles from Durham
    11. Durham Climbing Centre

      Durham Climbing Centre

      Durham

      Climbing Climbing

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.9 miles from Durham
    12. Colourful Chameleons

      Colourful Chameleons

      Durham

      Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.9 miles from Durham
    13. TopGear Karting

      TopGear Karting

      Durham

      Go Karting and Driving Go Karting and Driving

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor 3.1 miles from Durham
    14. Dragonflies Durham

      Dragonflies Durham

      Durham

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 3.1 miles from Durham
    15. Washington Leisure Centre Soft Play Fun

      Washington Leisure Centre

      Washington Village

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 9.0 miles from Durham
    16. AMF Bowling Washington Book online & save

      AMF Bowling Washington

      Washington

      Ten Pin Bowling Alleys Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 9.1 miles from Durham
    17. Kynren Top Pick

      Kynren

      Bishop Auckland

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 9.9 miles from Durham
    18. Riverside Park Chester-le-Street

      Riverside Park Chester-le-Street

      Chester-le-Street

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 5.4 miles from Durham
    19. Spennymoor Leisure Centre

      Spennymoor Leisure Centre

      Spennymoor

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 5.7 miles from Durham
    20. Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre

      Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre

      Newton Aycliffe

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor 6.2 miles from Durham
    21. Broom House Farm and Forest Adventure

      Broom House Farm and Forest Adventure

      Durham

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      3 star rating Rating 3/5 (4 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor 6.5 miles from Durham
    22. Holmside Park

      Holmside Park

      Chester-le-Street

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 6.6 miles from Durham
    23. Diggerland Durham

      Diggerland Durham

      Durham

      Theme Parks and Funfairs Theme Parks and Funfairs

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 6.6 miles from Durham
    24. Herrington Country Park

      Herrington Country Park

      Sunderland

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 8.4 miles from Durham
    25. Pockerley Riding School

      Pockerley Riding School

      Stanley

      Horse Riding and Stables Horse Riding and Stables

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 8.5 miles from Durham
    26. Mr Mulligan's Newcastle Kids eat free

      Mr Mulligan's Newcastle

      Newcastle upon Tyne

      Crazy Golf Crazy Golf

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 13.7 miles from Durham
    27. Houghton Sports & Wellness Centre

      Houghton Sports & Wellness Centre

      Houghton-le-Spring

      Sports Centres Sports Centres

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 8.9 miles from Durham
    28. Beamish Open Air Museum

      Beamish Open Air Museum

      Beamish

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 8.9 miles from Durham
    29. Penshaw Equestrian Centre

      Penshaw Equestrian Centre

      Houghton-le-Spring

      Horse Riding and Stables Horse Riding and Stables

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor 9.6 miles from Durham
    30. Beamish Wild Adventure Park

      Beamish Wild Adventure Park

      Stanley

      High Ropes Courses High Ropes Courses

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor 9.8 miles from Durham
    31. Bowes Railway

      Bowes Railway

      Gateshead

      Railway and Transport Attractions Railway and Transport Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 10.2 miles from Durham
    32. Laser Battlefield

      Laser Battlefield

      Beamish

      Laser Tag Laser Tag

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 10.2 miles from Durham
    33. Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

      Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

      Stanley

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 10.4 miles from Durham
    34. Locomotion

      Locomotion

      Shildon

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 11.1 miles from Durham
    35. Down at the Farm

      Down at the Farm

      Houghton-le-Spring

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (3 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 10.7 miles from Durham
    36. WWT Washington Wetland Centre

      WWT Washington Wetland Centre

      Washington

      Zoos and Wildlife Parks Zoos and Wildlife Parks

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor, Indoor 10.8 miles from Durham
    37. Tanfield Railway

      Tanfield Railway

      Marley Hill

      Railway and Transport Attractions Railway and Transport Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor 11.2 miles from Durham
    38. Sunderland Aquatic Centre Soft Play Fun

      Sunderland Aquatic Centre

      Sunderland

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 16.3 miles from Durham
    39. Battlezone Laser Gateshead

      Battlezone Laser Gateshead

      Gateshead

      Laser Tag Laser Tag

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor 11.4 miles from Durham
    40. Lanchester Village Mystery Treasure Trail

      Lanchester Village Mystery Treasure Trail

      Durham

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 11.5 miles from Durham
    41. Saltwell Park

      Saltwell Park

      Gateshead

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 11.5 miles from Durham
    42. The Giants Den

      The Giants Den

      Gateshead

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 11.2 miles from Durham
    43. Hardwick Park

      Hardwick Park

      Sedgefield

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 11.8 miles from Durham
    44. Wacky Warehouse Gretna Green

      Wacky Warehouse Gretna Green

      Newton Aycliffe

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      3 star rating Rating 3/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 11.4 miles from Durham
    45. Mister Twisters

      Mister Twisters

      Gateshead

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-8 Indoor 12.1 miles from Durham
    46. Karting North East

      Karting North East

      Sunderland

      Go Karting and Driving Go Karting and Driving

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor 12.1 miles from Durham
    47. No Limits Paintball and Laser

      No Limits Paintball and Laser

      Gateshead

      Laser Tag Laser Tag

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 12.2 miles from Durham
    48. Funky Monkeys

      Funky Monkeys

      Stockton-on-Tees

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 12.2 miles from Durham
    49. Planet Leisure

      Planet Leisure

      Newton Aycliffe

      Activity Centres Activity Centres

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 12.2 miles from Durham
    50. Bill Quay Community Farm

      Bill Quay Community Farm

      Gateshead

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor 12.8 miles from Durham
    51. Jump Giants Newcastle

      Jump Giants Newcastle

      Gateshead

      Trampoline Parks Trampoline Parks

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 12.4 miles from Durham
    52. Krazy Kingdom

      Krazy Kingdom

      Annfield Plain

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 12.4 miles from Durham
    53. Castledown Fun Factory

      Castledown Fun Factory

      Sunderland

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 12.6 miles from Durham
    54. Ruff N Tumble Adventure World

      Ruff N Tumble Adventure World

      Newton Aycliffe

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 12.8 miles from Durham
    55. Dynamix Skatepark

      Dynamix Skatepark

      Gateshead

      Ice Skating and Rollerskating Ice Skating and Rollerskating

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor 12.9 miles from Durham
    56. Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

      Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

      Gateshead

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 13.2 miles from Durham
    57. The Newcastle Spy Mission Treasure Trail A must do

      The Newcastle Spy Mission Treasure Trail

      Newcastle upon Tyne

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 13.3 miles from Durham
    58. Newcastle Codebreaking Walk

      Newcastle Codebreaking Walk

      Newcastle upon Tyne

      Tours and River Cruises Tours and River Cruises

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 13.3 miles from Durham
    59. Life Science Centre

      Life Science Centre

      Newcastle upon Tyne

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 13.3 miles from Durham
    60. Discovery Museum

      Discovery Museum

      Newcastle upon Tyne

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 13.5 miles from Durham

    Find Family Days Out In Durham

    Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 277 fun things to do in Durham for you and the family to discover, including stately homes and gardens, crazy golf and laser tag. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 198 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right day out in Durham 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 Durham 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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