The Best Tourist Attractions In County Durham Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best Tourist Attractions In County Durham

We've rounded up the best tourist attractions in County Durham in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you.

There are 38 County Durham tourist attractions to pick from.

Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tourist attractions 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.

  1. Boys on Treasure Hunt Trail

    The Durham Treasure Trail

    Durham

    Tours and River CruisesTours 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  2. Family on Murder Mystery Trail

    Lanchester Village Mystery Treasure Trail

    Durham

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    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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  3. Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

    Seaham Treasure Hunt Trail

    Seaham

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    You all know the words - ‘Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!’ Well, that was never more true than on the Seaham Treasure Hunt Trail, where clues...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  4. Family at The Strategy Sunderland

    The Strategy Sunderland

    Sunderland

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    Put your grey matter to the test at The Strategy, Sunderland. This is the immersive experience that’s been sweeping the nation: you’re locked in a se...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor
  5. enigmatology old book and papers

    Enigmatology Escape Rooms

    Stockton-on-Tees

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    Put your detective skills to the test at Enigmatology - a fun escape room venue in Stockton-on-Tees. Bring the family along to find out how quickly y...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor
  6. Evening match at Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour in Sunderland

    Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour

    Sunderland

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Get the ball rolling and take a trip to Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light Tour. Take your mini-footballer to see the black cats, and gift them a day...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor
  7. Newcastle Codebreaking Walk

    Newcastle Codebreaking Walk

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    Planning a day out in Newcastle? Discover one of the most exciting cities in the UK on a whirlwind puzzle-solving adventure with the Tramble app and...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  8. Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    The Newcastle Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to explore the streets for clues on The Newcastle Spy Mission Trail. It’s a self-guided adventure which wil...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  9. Tyne bridge on Curious About Newcastle trail

    Curious About Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    Discover Newcastle with two fabulous discovery walks around this famous city. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is England's most northern city: more than twice as...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor
  10. Millenium Bridge on huntfun Newcastle upon Tyne trail

    Huntfun Newcastle upon Tyne

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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    Looking for something fun to do with the kids in town? Turn your family walk into an adventure quest with the huntfun treasure hunt in Newcastle upon...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  11. Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

    Wylam Mystery Treasure Trail

    Wylam

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    The people of Wylam need YOU! Why? The Wylam Mystery Treasure Trail needs cracking and you and your crew are the only ones who can get to the bottom...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  12. Men dressed as Romans at Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum in Wallsend

    Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum

    Wallsend

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    The Segedunum Roman Fort is the most excavated and developed Fort along the famous Hadrian's Wall and features a 35m high observation tower providing...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  13. Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

    Richmond Treasure Hunt Trail

    Richmond

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    There’s so much to see in Richmond and what better way to do so than on the Richmond Treasure Hunt Trail? It’s a code busting tour of the town. Get s...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  14. Outside view of Richmond Castle

    Richmond Castle

    Richmond

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    Richmond Castle was originally built to subdue the unruly North of England and is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain, great for visitin...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  15. Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

    Tynemouth Treasure Trail

    Tynemouth

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    The Tynemouth self guided themed Treasure Trail, is a great way to get you and the kids out and about exploring. This Trail is one of 27 Trails aroun...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  16. Outside view of Tynemouth Priory and Castle

    Tynemouth Priory and Castle

    Tynemouth

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Tynemouth Priory and Castle on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England. Overlooking the North Sea and...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  17. Outside view of Redcar Beacon

    Redcar Beacon

    Redcar

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    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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  18. Boy and girl dressed at Pirates on Crab & Compass : Whitley Whale Coastal Trail

    Crab & Compass : Whitley Whale Coastal Trail

    Whitley Bay

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    Wanting to take the kids out and get exploring? Take your little ones on a self guided tour with Crab and Compass, perfect for those wanting to creat...

    Suitable for 4-8 Outdoor
  19. Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

    Hexham Treasure Hunt Trail

    Hexham

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    Throw away your captain’s hat and hook for something a little more fitting: a thinking cap! You’ll need it on the Hexham Treasure Hunt Trail. What is...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  20. Aerial view of Northumberlandia in Cramlington

    Northumberlandia

    Cramlington

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    Pop on your wellies and grab your walking sticks, as it’s time for an adventure! Come and meet the Lady of the North at Northumberlandia. Walk over a...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor