Holidays in County Durham offer endless options for fun family days out, whether you fancy an action-packed adventure or a more relaxed experience, there are plenty of options for you to enjoy.


Why not visit Diggerland and experience their array of activities? You can enjoy adrenaline inducing rides or try out your excavating skills with a 6 tonne digger, drive a monster JCB 3CX or chill out and take in the views in the Sky Shuttle.


Whatever the weather, there’s entertainment aplenty at Adventure Valley. Choose from over 40 rides and attractions, from zip wires to the world’s fastest tortoise! With an 18-hole adventure golf course, go karts and sandpits, there’s plenty to enjoy.


For a more laid-back day, step back in time and take a stroll around the award winning Beamish Museum and see the past come to life! Open all year round, there are amazing sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the past to experience. They offer a range of activities throughout the year, so whenever you visit, you’re sure of a fantastic day out.


At Hamsterley Forest, you can choose your activity level, with a mixture of walking or cycling routes, including trails for young children and beginners. The Viking Wild Play area includes an assault course, ghost ship play frame and much more for the kids to enjoy.


Why not pack up a picnic and get in touch with nature? You can discover High Force and experience a true force of nature with this 21 metre waterfall. It’s downstream companion, Low Force can also be seen from the Teesdale Way.


For plenty more ideas of family days out, from open air swimming pools to farms, climbing centres to ropes courses, visit