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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bellingham

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 300 fun things to do in Bellingham 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 – 197 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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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The Heritage Centre at Bellingham entrance with flowers

The Heritage Centre at Bellingham

  • Bellingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Heritage Centre at Bellingham Families with young children are especially welcome at the Heritage Centre, Bellingham. As well as viewing the disp...

Boy holding owl at Falconry Days in Hexham

Falconry Days

  • Hexham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Falconry Days is a family business with a real passion for birds of prey. If you share fascination of these amazing birds then this is the place for...

Outside view of Tower Knowe Visitor Centre in Kielder

Tower Knowe Visitor Centre

  • Kielder
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Tower Knowe Visitor Centre is a great place to discover the rich history of Kielder Water and Forest Park, with an interesting interactive exhibition...

Go Ape Matfen

Go Ape Matfen

  • Morpeth
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Swing through the trees and fly down the zip wires while lapping up some of the finest scenery in Northumberland at Go Ape Matfen. Your mini daredevi...

Ruins at Hadrians Wall and Fort in Fort Hexham

Hadrians Wall and Fort

  • Hexham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hadrians Wall and Fort is one of the UK's iconic features and a 'must do' while you're in the area! Witness the stunning views, explore varied natura...

Kestral at Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre in Falstone

Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre

  • Falstone
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Kielder Centre contains the North of England's largest and most complete collections of Birds Of Prey! At the Centre you will discover a vast var...

Campsite at Leaplish Waterside Park in Kielder

Leaplish Waterside Park

  • Kielder
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Leaplish Waterside Park is 1 of 3 visitor centres at Kielder Water and Forest Park and a terrific location to set course for in warmer weather! Activ...

Sculpture at Kielder Art and Architecture in Kielder

Kielder Art and Architecture

  • Kielder
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Kielder Art and Architecture is a great way to explore Kielder Forest and Water Park and be inspired by the interesting collection of sculptures and...

Outside view of Vindolanda in Hexham

Vindolanda

  • Hexham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Vindolanda and theRoman Army Museum bring history alive. Vindolanda is a fascinating Roman fort and civilian settlement lying just to the south of Ha...

Exhibition room at Hexham Abbey

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  • Hexham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Hexham Abbey has many sights to take in, including some rare historical artefacts. Listen as two mischievous church mice show you around the abbey! T...

Girls at Hexham Old Gaol

Hexham Old Gaol

  • Hexham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Hexham Old Gaol was built in 1330 and is the oldest custom built prison in England and has a befittingly rich history of plagues, bribed guards and j...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

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...

Outside view of Kielder Castle Visitor Centre

Kielder Castle Visitor Centre

  • Kielder
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Kielder Castle Visitor Centre is now home to a variety of exhibitions to enjoy, but it used to be the hunting lodge for the Duke of Northumberland. T...

Cyclists at The Bike Place in Kielder

The Bike Place in Kielder

  • Kielder
  • Outdoor
  • Cycling

The Bike Place in Kielder is an excellent place to visit if you want to go biking through the wilderness with family and friends. There are a variety...

Soft play slide at Crackers Soft Play Haltwhistle

Crackers Soft Play

  • Haltwhistle
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The popular Crackers Soft Play venue is a pleasant and welcoming adventure play facility with physical play equipment spread over multiple levels for...

Slide and swimming pool at Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre

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...

Night sky at Kielder Observatory

Kielder Observatory

  • Kielder
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Do you ever stare up at the stars at night and wish you knew more about the depths of space. Go investigate at the Kielder Observatory gives anyone t...

Kielder Water and Forest Park

Kielder Water and Forest Park

  • Kielder
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Get in touch with your wild side at England’s largest forest - Kielder Water and Forest Park! You’ll have the chance to explore 5 walking and 7 cycli...

Walking path at Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens in Newcastle upon Tyne

Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens is like a great big adventure playground. Bring along the kids to explore a fine medieval castle, a Greek Revival vil...

Gravel path at Cragside House, Gardens and Estate in Morpeth

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate

  • Morpeth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

As well as being the first house in the whole world to be lit by hydroelectricity, Cragside House is also full of Lord Armstrong's amazing inventions...

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