Best Things To Do Outdoors In County Durham

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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...

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...

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...

Durham Botanic Garden

  • Durham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Durham Botanic Garden has plant collections from around the world, including China, Japan, North America, South Africa, New Zealand and Chile, as wel...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Wear Canoes

  • Durham
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Have you ever tried canoeing? Whether you’re an absolute beginner, or a seasoned pro, you have the chance to experience your own water adventure with...

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...

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...

Locomotion3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • 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...

Hall Hill Farm

  • Lanchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Fancy a fantastic family day at the farm? Look no further than Hall Hill Farm in Lanchester! From running wild on the adventure playground to feeding...

Broom House Farm and Forest Adventure3.25 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Durham
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Perched at 750 ft. with fantastic views over the countryside Broom House Farm and Forest is the perfect destination for some farmyard fun. The livest...

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...

Hardwick Park

  • Sedgefield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Hardwick Park is a traditional style park experience ideal for old school family games, picnicking and wild flower spotting in the gorgeous meadow: t...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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