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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Barlow

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 350 fun things to do in Barlow 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 – 236 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Barlow 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 Barlow 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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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...

Palladian chapel at Gibside in Gateshead

Gibside

  • Gateshead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Gibside is an 18 th century landscape garden that’s a haven of adventure and activity. The wooden fortress at The Strawberry Castle Adventure Play Ar...

Soft play area in The Ark at Crawcrook

The Ark at Crawcrook

  • Crawcrook
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Ark at Crawcrook is a new soft play centre in Gateshead. Our Ark themed play frame has three floors which include a 4 seater wavy slide, a steep...

Falcon close up at North East Falconry in Ryton Woodside

North East Falconry

  • Ryton Woodside
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Watch demonstrations, take part in courses or simply get to know your new-found feathered friends at North East Falconry Centre. With over 11 years o...

Indoor soft play frame at At The Castle in Blaydon

At The Castle

  • Blaydon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At The Castle is a wonderfully atmospheric play experience, what with being housed in a real little castle-like church! Plus there's a lot of effort...

Kids on bouncy castle at Newburn Activity Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newburn Activity Centre

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Newburn Activity Centre Sports: A great range of sporting opportunities for smalls (some requiring pre-booking) including junior climbing courses, tr...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Wylam Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Wylam
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The people of Wylam need YOU! Why? The Wylam Mystery Treasure Trail needs cracking and you and your crew are the only ones who can get to the bottom...

Kids on inflatable slide on swimming pool at Prudhoe Waterworld

Prudhoe Waterworld

  • Prudhoe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

In our 25m six lane main pool learn to swim, ride the slide, plunge in the splash pool, go wild in the waves, paddle on the beach, battle the inflata...

Kids racing at Teamsport Indoor Karting Newcastle

TeamSport Indoor Karting Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Get ready for an epic showdown! Take your family to TeamSport Indoor Karting Newcastle and challenge your nearest and dearest to a race. With two mul...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Metrocentre

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

It’s a classic rainy day activity and has been a family favourite since way back when; stick with tradition with a night at the movies at ODEON Metro...

Entrance to Namco Funscape Gateshead

Namco Funscape Gateshead

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Namco Funscape is the perfect day out for all the family. Children can run, jump, slide and explore in Pacman Play, the ultimate in kids soft play! T...

Train at Canfield Railway in Marley Hill

Tanfield Railway

  • Marley Hill
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Tanfield Railway is a standard gauge heritage railway that can be found less than half an hour from Newcastle, and within easy reach of Tyneside, Wea...

Indoor soft play frame and seating area at The Funstation in Prudhoe

The Funstation

  • Prudhoe
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Funstation offers a brand new multi level adventure playframe with giant 4 lane slide, spiral slide, football area, aerial skyglide and a fantast...

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...

Girl jumping into foam pit at Jump Giants Newcastle in Gateshead

Jump Giants Newcastle

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Kill two birds with one stone - have fun with  the kids and get fit at the same time! Go to Jump Giants Newcastle in Gateshead, let your hair down an...

Beamish Wild Adventure Park

Beamish Wild Adventure Park

  • Stanley
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Up for a thrilling family day out? Time to take the kids to Beamish Wild, the home of adventure in the North East! From facing the heights of ancient...

Soft play area at Louisa Lagoon Adventure Play in Stanley

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...

Kids playing laser tag at Laser Battlefield in Beamish

Laser Battlefield

  • Beamish
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Battlefield If you've loved Call of Duty type games on XBOX or Playstation, or just want to know what it feels like to be a member of a special...

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...

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