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 39 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.

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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...

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...

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...

Seaham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Seaham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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...

The Strategy Sunderland

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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...

Enigmatology Escape Rooms

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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...

Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Tours 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...

Newcastle Codebreaking Walk

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

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...

The Newcastle Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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...

Curious About Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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

Huntfun Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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...

Wylam Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Wylam
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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...

Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum

  • Wallsend
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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...

Richmond Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Richmond
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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...

Richmond Castle

  • Richmond
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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...

Tynemouth Treasure Trail

  • Tynemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tours 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...

Tynemouth Priory and Castle

  • Tynemouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles 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...

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...

Crab & Compass : Whitley Whale Coastal Trail

  • Whitley Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

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...

Hexham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Hexham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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...

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