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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Downhill

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 338 fun things to do in Downhill 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 – 224 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Downhill 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 Downhill 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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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...

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...

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...

Staff teaching kids about climbing at Sunderland Wall

Sunderland Wall

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Boasting a 23 metre lead wall, over 900m2 of climbing and bouldering and over 120 routes, you won't run out of things to climb on at Sunderland Wall!...

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...

Evening match at Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour in Sunderland

Sunderland Stadium of Light Tour

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Get the ball rolling and take a trip to Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light Tour. Take your mini-footballer to see the black cats, and gift them a day...

Little boy in soft play ball pit

Sunderland Aquatic Centre

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Don’t let the weather stop your little ones from running around and blowing off steam! Take them to Sunderland Aquatic Centre for a huge selection of...

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...

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...

Empire Cinema screen

Empire Cinema Sunderland

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Empire Cinema in Sunderland re-defines luxurious film watching, with their special VIP boxes and showing the latest blockbusters across 12 giant scre...

Kids playing laser tag at Laser Quest Sunderland

Laser Quest Sunderland

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Quest Sunderland is the ultimate action packed sci fi adventure for all ages in this real life video game experience: a mess-less, bruise-less,...

Outside view of National Glass Centre in Sunderland

National Glass Centre

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There are lots of ways you can enjoy National Glass Centre with your family. Help Whimsy discover his past at National Glass Centre with our fun trai...

Girl watches fish in pond at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

In the Sunderland Museum discover the history of the City from its prehistoric past to the present day in exciting displays interpreting the collecti...

Kids on swings at Roker Park in Sunderland

Roker Park

  • Sunderland
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Roker Park is a fantastic place to go and play or relax with the kids. There is plenty of space and lots of things for everyone to do. The park leads...

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...

Kids skating at Override Skate Park in Jarrow

Override Skate Park

  • Jarrow
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Override Skatepark is a space where riders of all ages can practice and improve their skills rain or shine. They work with beginners in a safe enviro...

Kids tubing at Silksworth Sports Complex & Ski Slope in Sunderland

Silksworth Sports Complex & Ski Slope

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Centres

Silksworth Sports Complex & Ski Slope is all about great family fun outdoors. Have a kick about on one of the large 6/11-a-side football pitches,...

Kids swimming at Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis & Wellness Centre in Sunderland

Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis & Wellness Centre

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

Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis & Wellness Centre has lots to offer for families who want to stay active. The centre has a huge variety of indo...

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...

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