Things to do for Kids in Durham

Adventure awaits, with and abundance of parks, museums and acres of woodland waiting to be discovered. If keeping the kids entertained is usually a tiresome task, then look no further – as you will be able to keep them enthralled for hours thanks to the many child-friendly activities Durham has to offer all year round.


Diggerland ·

Langley Park, Co. Durham, DH7 9TT

Unconventional yet endlessly entertaining, Diggerland provides hours of fun for kids – and big kids of course! This theme park with-a-twist is full of JCB-style diggers and dumper trucks waiting to be operated in this safe and enjoyable environment. Kids can also jump aboard some of the larger digger-themed rides, such as the thrilling Spindizzy and the Sky Shuttle – you can almost hear the squeals of excitement!


Adventure Valley ·

Adventure Valley, Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham, DH1 5SG

With six different play zones waiting to be explored, Adventure Valley is renowned among youngsters across the region. Here, children can get hands-on with nature and meet some of the farm-yard residents – including Bertie, the world’s fastest tortoise. Crazy golf, zip lining and go-karting are just some examples of the outdoor fun to be had. The attraction’s indoor play town also guarantees that the fun doesn’t stop if the sun isn’t shining.


Crook Gardens ·

Crook Hall & Gardens, Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, DH1 5SZ

With an abundance of child-friendly events taking place all year round, Crook Gardens is the ideal place to spend your precious time in the North East. As well as enjoying the quaint beauty of this traditional hall, the kids can explore the vast gardens which are packed with visual delights


Durham's Heritage Coast ·

Looking for take the kids for some seaside fun? Why not visit Durham's Heritage Coast for a family walk along the scenic beach, a sandcastle competition or a trip to one of the delicious ice cream parlours. Walk the coastal footpath and take in the views while you and the family enjoy the sea breeze.