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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Albany

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 345 fun things to do in Albany 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 – 226 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Albany 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 Albany 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!

Find your perfect day out

A girl bowling

AMF Bowling Washington

  • Washington
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Take a tumble down the lanes at AMF Bowling Washington, with tenpin bowling, arcade games and even ‘Pacman Smash’. It’s the best way to keep little w...

Girl on soft play bridge at Washington Leisure Centre

Washington Leisure Centre

  • Washington Village
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Washington Leisure Centre is buzzing with all sorts of activities for the whole family. Enter the modern indoor sports hall for a game of badminton,...

Mr Mulligan's Newcastle

Mr Mulligan's Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Love crazy golf? Play not one, not two, but THREE space-themed adventure golf courses at Mr Mulligan's Space Golf in Newcastle upon Tyne. Age and ski...

Steam train at Bowes Railway in Gateshead

Bowes Railway

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The atmospheric Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway which was built to carry coal mainly from the pits in North West Durham over to the T...

Man feeding otter at WWT Washington Wetland Centre

WWT Washington Wetland Centre

  • Washington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Treat your family to a day of wildlife encounters, fun play, and beautiful scenery. WWT Washington Wetland Centre is home to rare wildfowl, flamingos...

Toddler soft play area at Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun in Gateshead

Mister Twisters

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Are you ready for a wild and wacky adventure? It’s time to scramble up the climbing frames and delve into Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun. There a...

Rider and horse jumping at Penshaw Equestrian Centre in Houghton le Spring

Penshaw Equestrian Centre

  • Houghton-le-Spring
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Penshaw Equestrian Centre is one of the north east longest running riding schools. We offer lesson from 4 years old onwards. Here at Penshaw you can...

Castledown Fun Factory

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Castledown Fun Factory has a bright and colourful indoor play facility attached to a family friendly pub with a healthy kids' menu. Classic fun f...

Welcome sign to Herrington Country Park in Sunderland

Herrington Country Park

  • Sunderland
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Home to an array of outdoor events, Herrington Country Park offers walks, cycle trails, environmental sculptures and much more. The park also feature...

Pigs racing at Bill Quay Community Farm in Gateshead

Bill Quay Community Farm

  • Gateshead
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Bill Quay Community Farm prides itself on protecting rare breeds and providing fun, interesting and informative activities for families. As a registe...

Pond at Saltwell Park in Gateshead

Saltwell Park

  • Gateshead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Saltwell Park is one of Britain’s finest examples of a Victorian park. There’s so much going on that you’ll find an activity for every member of the...

Person bowling at Riverside Bowling in Sunderland

Riverside Bowling

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

The family friendly Riverside Bowling centre offers 19 lanes of modern tenpin alleys with light balls, gutter guard bumpers and smooth ball ramps to...

Boy in ball pit at Wacky Warehouse - Story Book in Boldon Colliery

Wacky Warehouse - Story Book5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Boldon Colliery
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The air conditioned Wacky Warehouse in the historic Story Book pub offers multiple levels of well padded craziness in the name of exercise boasting l...

Cineworld Boldon Tyne and Wear

Cineworld Boldon Tyne and Wear

  • Boldon Colliery
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Up for going to the movies? If you want to see the top family-friendly releases, the best place to go is Cineworld Boldon Tyne and Wear. Share the ma...

Sprig in Riverside Park in Chester-le-Street

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...

The Giants Den

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Giants Den has a range of fantastic equipment and facilities to keep the children entertained and wanting to come back for more ranging from phys...

Person playing paintball at Battlezone Laser Gateshead

Battlezone Laser Gateshead

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Battlezone Laser in Gateshead welcomes gamers over 6 years to pick up a laser pack and get blasting in their epic 15,000 square foot mega arena! With...

Family at The Strategy Sunderland

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...

People running with horses at Pockerley Riding School in Stanley

Pockerley Riding School

  • Stanley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The friendly and welcomingPockerley Riding School is set in the gorgeous heart of the Beamish countryside and boasts beautiful riding through peacefu...

Ramps at Dynamix Skatepark in Gateshead

Dynamix Skatepark

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Dynamix Skatepark is not just an indoor skate park but a circus skills and performing arts training company too! There are a variety of sessions avai...

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