20 Best Things To Do In Middle Side Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Middle Side

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 437 fun things to do in Middle Side for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, tourist attractions and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 285 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Middle Side 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 Middle Side 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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Waterfall at High Force Waterfall in Middleton

High Force Waterfall

  • Middleton
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

High Force Waterfall, England's largest waterfall, suddenly and spectacularly drops 70 feet into the plunge pool below! The pretty woodland walk is a...

People swimming at Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool in Bishop Auckland

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool is the only heated open air swimming pool in County Durham. The water is heated to a tropical 80+degrees Fahrenheit n...

Teesdale Sports Centre

Teesdale Sports Centre

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Teesdale Sports Centre This modern family friendly centre offers a good standard swimming pool with swimming lessons available if needed and loads of...

Outside view of Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Barnard Castle is a charming historical visit great for both kids who like to get imaginative in the atmosphere and for those more academic types wan...

Outside view of The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle

The Bowes Museum

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The young and the young-at-heart can explore The Bowes Museum through the provision of interactive games and activities throughout the Museum. Grab y...

Kids playing in Hamsterley Forest in Bishop Auckland

Hamsterley Forest

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

At Hamsterley Forest, you’ll have a great day out with something for everybody of any age. There’s loads to do, including walking trail and exciting...

Ruins of Egglestone Abbey in Barnard Castle

Egglestone Abbey

  • Barnard Castle
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Egglestone Abbey The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian 'white canons' (a Roman Catholic religious order), picturesquely set ab...

Outside view of Raby Castle in Darlington

Raby Castle

  • Darlington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Every single one of the atmospheric rooms in Raby Castle, from the magnificent Barons' Hall to the Mediaeval Kitchen gives fascinating insights into...

Water mill at Killhope Lead Mining Museum in Bishop Auckland

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

If you are looking for somewhere different to go for a day out, bring the family to Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum in the beautifu...

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...

Goats at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue in Barnard Castle

Wetheriggs Animal Rescue

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Giving unwanted or injured creatures the gift of a home is what Wetheriggs Animal Rescue is all about. It makes it a must see for all animal lovers!...

People on horses at Field House Equestrian Centre in Crook

Field House Equestrian Centre

  • Crook
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Field House Equestrian Centre is a fully BHS Approved Riding Centre and Pony Club nestled in the midst of the beautiful Wear Valley, providing the id...

Snow on top Nenthead Mines in Alston

Nenthead Mines

  • Alston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

A really fascinating environment to explore with the landscape having been dramatically altered by the lead and zinc mining industry, and not in the...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Kirkby Stephen

  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Hunt Fun Kirkby Stephen trail will lead you all over town, to local landmarks and down every intriguing nook and cranny. It’s basically exploring...

Steam trains at Stainmore Railway Company Ltd in Kirkby Stephen

Stainmore Railway Company Ltd

  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Stainmore Railway Company Ltd has loads of different locomotives to check out, including one from the National Railway Museum Collection. There is a...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Appleby in Westmorland

  • Appleby-in-Westmorland
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Grab your binoculars, get the gang together and join the hunt on the Hunt Fun Appleby in Westmorland trail. It’s the best way to see the sights. You...

Sheep racing at Hall Hill Playbarn in Lanchester

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...

Allensford Country Park3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Consett
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Allensford Country Park ticks all the boxes for a simple family day out: children's adventure playground with a range of cool equipment? Check. Picni...

Steam Train from South Tynedale Railway in Alston

South Tynedale Railway

  • Alston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

South Tynedale Railway gives you and the kids the chance to travel on trains hauled by wonderfully preserved vintage steam and diesel locomotives fro...

Kids roleplaying at Believe & Be in Consett

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...

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