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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Hartlepool

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 379 fun things to do in Hartlepool for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 251 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Hartlepool 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 Hartlepool 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 cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Hartlepool

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

if you want a day out that'll keep everyone happy from tiny tots to the grandparents, then the cinema is the perfect place to be. Jump into movie mag...

Swimming pools at Mill House Leisure Centre in Hartlepool

Mill House Leisure Centre

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Splash and dive your way to Mill House Leisure Centre for a day of getting fit and active with the whole family. Swimming has been a firm family favo...

Soldier at Hartlepools Maritime Experience

Hartlepools Maritime Experience

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Hartlepool's Maritime Experience is the North East's premier maritime attraction. Children will love entering our mari-time machine to experience lif...

Ship at HMS Trincomalee 1817 in Hartlepool

HMS Trincomalee 1817

  • Hartlepool
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

HMS Trincomalee is the oldest British warship afloat built in Bombay in 1817! It represents the pinnacle of the ship restorer's craft (with thanks al...

Make Believe

Make Believe5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Take your kids to Make Believe role play centre in Hartlepool for 90 minutes of fun in the wonderful world of pretend play. Choose one of the three d...

Girl at birthday party at Wacky Warehouse Merry Go Round in Hartlepool

Wacky Warehouse Merry Go Round

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wacky Warehouse at the Merry Go Round offers active children under 4ft9 a day of adventure as they negotiate slippery slides and wobbly bridges, snea...

Outside view of Summerhill in Hartlepool

Summerhill5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Summerhill is a unique and welcoming Country Park on the western edge of Hartlepool that's both a Local Nature Reserve and an outdoor activity centre...

Jump 360 Hartlepool

Jump 360 Hartlepool

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Put a spring in your step at Jump 360 Hartlepool, packed full of trampoline park fun and a giant inflatable arena. The whole family can bounce away b...

Donkeys at Seaton Carew Beach in Hartlepool

Donkey Rides at Seaton Carew Beach

  • Hartlepool
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Adorable donkeys and a day on the beach? Yee-haw! Seaside rides have returned to Seaton Carew beach after a quarter of a century, with a helping hand...

Pony at Tweddle Childrens Animal Farm in Hartlepool

Tweddle Childrens Animal Farm

  • Hartlepool
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Tweddle Children’s Animal Farm is an exciting mix of animals, activities and indoor and outdoor fun! Go out in the farm and meet the giant rabbits, g...

Sunrise at Blackhall Rocks on Durham Coast in Hartlepool

Blackhall Rocks on Durham Coast1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hartlepool
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The Blackhall Rocks on Durham Coast The coastline between Seaham and Blackhall is accessible at a number of points, notably at Seaham in the north, E...

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...

Toddler soft play area at The Pottery Loft in Stockton on Tees

The Pottery Loft4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

The Pottery Loft in Billingham is a family friendly pottery painting and arts and crafts studio. With lots of activities for all the family to enjoy...

Girl fishing at RSPB Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park in Middlesbrough

RSPB Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Dive into the wild at RSPB Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park. Visits to the café and onsite shop will be the only time you spend indoors...

The climbing walls at GoClimb Billingham Forum

GoClimb Billingham Forum

  • Billingham
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Whether you’re an amateur or an expert; totally confident or a little bit terrified, GoClimb Billingham Forum is the place for you! The centre is a v...

Girls ice skating at Billingham Forum Ice Arena in Stockton on Tees

Billingham Forum Ice Arena

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Occupying a huge space, there are so many activities to discover you can spend the whole day at Billingham Forum Ice Arena. From ice skating to climb...

Ramps at R Kade Indoor Skatepark in Redcar

R Kade Indoor Skatepark

  • Redcar
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

R Kade Indoor Skatepark is 20,000 square feet packed with a street course, mini ramps, rhythm section, jump boxes and much more. R Kade advises that...

Playground at Horden Welfare Park

Horden Welfare Park

  • Horden
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Horden Welfare Park is the village's most popular attraction for the simple pleasures of childhood but also hosts a number of rather more exciting ac...

Flowrider at Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart

Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart

  • Redcar
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

If you love water sports, you’ll love Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart! This lovely family-friendly leisure centre in Redcar has 3...

Outside view of Redcar Beacon

Redcar Beacon

  • Redcar
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Get ready to climb 80ft up the Redcar Beacon, with 7 floors and incredible 360-degree views of the seafront all year long! Begin your family trek up...

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