Best Water Parks In County Durham

We've rounded up the best water parks in County Durham in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 11 County Durham water parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the water parks 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.

Find your perfect day out

Riverside Park Chester-le-Street4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Chester-le-Street
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Splash around, run wild or just relax; there’s something for everyone at Riverside park! Children of all ages can enjoy 5,000 square metres of play a...

Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play

  • Stanley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play is a giant four-level play frame jam packed with fun for children aged 5 years + (up to height 49). There's slippery sli...

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...


  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Swimming is not only good for fitness; it’s a life-saving skill that all children should learn. Thankfully, Splash understands the need to combine th...

Mill House Leisure Centre

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Splash and dive your way to Mill House Leisure Centre for a day of getting fit and active with the whole family. Swimming has been a firm family favo...

Wet N Wild

  • North Shields
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

You don’t have to wait until you’re on holiday somewhere warm to visit a waterpark, there’s one just around the corner at Wet N Wild! Situated in Nor...

Haven Point

  • South Shields
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Haven Point boasts warm leisure waters with water slides, jet sprays, family bubble spa and interactive water play features. For more serious swimmin...

Waves Leisure Centre

  • Whitley Bay
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Waves Leisure Centre has kept its popular wave machine and introduced new aquatic play features such as its very own pirate ship, The Rock Hopper! Ab...

Ridley Park

  • Blyth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Days out with the family don’t have to break the bank! At Ridley Park, you can enjoy gardens, woodland, walks and water all for free! Saddle your chi...

Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre

  • Haltwhistle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre, located in the heart of ‘Hadrian Wall Country', offers a fun day out for the whole family, with 3 outdoor he...

Newby Hall Adventure Garden

  • Ripon
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Newby's exciting Adventure Garden for Children has been thoughtfully and safely designed for children of all ages, from the paddling pool, sandpit an...

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