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Best Things To Do & Days Out In South Side

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 402 fun things to do in South Side 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 – 274 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right South 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 South 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!

  1. Outside view of Raby Castle in Darlington

    Raby Castle

    Darlington

    Castles and PalacesCastles 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 3 miles from South Side
  2. Kids playing in Hamsterley Forest in Bishop Auckland

    Hamsterley Forest

    Bishop Auckland

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 3.1 miles from South Side
  3. People on horses at Field House Equestrian Centre in Crook

    Field House Equestrian Centre

    Crook

    Horse Riding and StablesHorse 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 5 miles from South Side
  4. Teesdale Sports Centre

    Teesdale Sports Centre

    Barnard Castle

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 6.5 miles from South Side
  5. Outside view of The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle

    The Bowes Museum

    Barnard Castle

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 7 miles from South Side
  6. Outside view of Barnard Castle

    Barnard Castle

    Barnard Castle

    Castles and PalacesCastles 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 7.1 miles from South Side
  7. Ruins of Egglestone Abbey in Barnard Castle

    Egglestone Abbey

    Barnard Castle

    LandmarksLandmarks

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

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 7.6 miles from South Side
  8. Girl on train at Locomotion in Shildon

    Locomotion

    Shildon

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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...

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 8.3 miles from South Side
  9. Goats at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue in Barnard Castle

    Wetheriggs Animal Rescue

    Barnard Castle

    Children's FarmsChildren'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!...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 8.5 miles from South Side
  10. Spennymoor Leisure Centre

    Spennymoor Leisure Centre

    Spennymoor

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    This is a great chance to get a tropical leisure park swim indoors and at any time of year!Spennymoor Leisure Centre has a nice big free form Leisure...

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 10.4 miles from South Side
  11. People swimming at Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool in Bishop Auckland

    Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool

    Bishop Auckland

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming 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...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 10.7 miles from South Side
  12. Planet Leisure

    Planet Leisure

    Newton Aycliffe

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    This exciting, indoor entertainment centre awaits you and your family. Head on down to Planet Leisure for all-weather fun, you all can enjoy. There’s...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 10.9 miles from South Side
  13. Sheep racing at Hall Hill Playbarn in Lanchester

    Hall Hill Playbarn

    Lanchester

    Children's FarmsChildren'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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 10.9 miles from South Side
  14. Soft play frame at Ruff N Tumble Adventure World in Newton Aycliffe

    Ruff N Tumble Adventure World

    Newton Aycliffe

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Ruff 'N' Tumble Adventure World is a fantastic state of the art fun facility ideally suited for energetic kids under 12, with dedicated areas for the...

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 11 miles from South Side
  15. Girl at birthday party at Wacky Warehouse Gretna Green in Newton Aycliffe

    Wacky Warehouse Gretna Green

    Newton Aycliffe

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor 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...

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 11.4 miles from South Side
  16. Climbing walls at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre

    Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre

    Newton Aycliffe

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Are you longing for an action packed day spent with all the family? Then grab your sport-kits, swimming costumes and get on down to Newton Aycliffe L...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 11.8 miles from South Side
  17. Boy on climbing wall at Durham Climbing Centre

    Durham Climbing Centre

    Durham

    ClimbingClimbing

    Durham Climbing Centre caters for every level of climber from novice to very advanced, so it's great for everyone, whatever their age and ability lev...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 12.1 miles from South Side
  18. Colourful Chameleons finished art

    Colourful Chameleons

    Durham

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Colourful Chameleons is a friendly arts and crafts studio in Durham where you can  paint your own pottery in a relaxed, cafe style environment. There...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 12.1 miles from South Side
  19. Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

    Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

    Darlington

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    Step back in time and journey through British railway history at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum. Find out what Victorian Darlington - the...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 13.2 miles from South Side
  20. Boy on digger at Diggerland Durham

    Diggerland Durham

    Durham

    Theme Parks and FunfairsTheme 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 13.3 miles from South Side

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