20 Best Things To Do In Winston Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Winston

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 468 fun things to do in Winston for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, tourist attractions and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 307 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Winston 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 Winston 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!

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Outside view of Raby Castle in Darlington

Raby Castle

  • Darlington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles 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...

Goats at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue in Barnard Castle

Wetheriggs Animal Rescue

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children'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!...

Kynren

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...

Ruins of Egglestone Abbey in Barnard Castle

Egglestone Abbey

  • Barnard Castle
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

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

Outside view of The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle

The Bowes Museum

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums 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...

Teesdale Sports Centre

Teesdale Sports Centre

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming 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...

Outside view of Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles 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...

Girl on train at Locomotion in Shildon

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...

Soft play frame at Ruff N Tumble Adventure World in Newton Aycliffe

Ruff N Tumble Adventure World3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Indoor
  • Indoor 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...

Outside view of Create and Paint in Darlington

Create and Paint

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

If you have any budding artists in the family then Create and Paint will be a very exciting day out for you! The studio offers a range of activities,...

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Railway 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...

Swimming pool at The Dolphin Centre in Darlington

The Dolphin Centre

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Dolphin Centre is a fantastic place for you and your little water babies to have lots of splashtastic fun with an excellent pool complex and an U...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Darlington

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Callings all film fans! See the latest blockbusters, animated adventures and indie darlings all under one roof at ODEON Darlington. With 3 screens of...

Planet Leisure

Planet Leisure5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Indoor
  • Activity 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...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Darlington

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

If you hate missing out on things, then you definitely don't want to miss these great blockbusters! Jump into movie magic at Vue Darlington, where yo...

Role play village at Darlo Play Plaza in Darlington

Darlo Play Plaza

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

What do your kids want to be when they grow up? Whether they fancy being officers at the police station, shop assistants at the supermarket, or styli...

Kids playing in Hamsterley Forest in Bishop Auckland

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...

Cafe at The Station in Richmond

The Station

  • Richmond
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Enigmatically titled The Station, this beautifully restored Victorian railway is packed with exhibits, history and heritage. Bring your brood of cult...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

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...

People on horses at Field House Equestrian Centre in Crook

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...

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