Days out for all the family
Special family time is what holidays at Heather View are all about. With the park’s convenient location in the heart of the Durham Dales, there will be something for everyone to enjoy close to the park.
Your digging dreams come true at Diggerland
Fun for all ages, Diggerland UK Theme Park has an array of activities. For the ultimate adrenaline rush take a ride on Spindizzy. Test your driving skills on the Dumper trucks. Want some real JCB experience? Try out your excavating skills with a 6 tonne Digger, drive a monster JCB 3CX, or take five and enjoy the views 50ft in the air from the Sky Shuttle. There are indoor and outdoor play areas, sandpits, coin operated rides and much more where the younger guests can let off steam! Parents can just relax and watch the fun… or join in!
Relax and enjoy the summer at Stanhope Open Air Pool
Heather View is in a fantastic location for many things, including one of the North East’s only heated outdoor pools. Offering a slide and springboard in the main pool, a toddler pool for youngsters to enjoy and a sauna for adults, there will be something for everyone. There is a soft play area and cafe too and on site changing facilities for your convenience.
Get your footing at the Durham Climbing Centre
Durham Climbing Centre offers great facilities for the whole family. Whether you are just learning to climb or want to practise your bouldering skills, you will find a variety of walls and sessions to fit. Children as young as 2 are welcome at the centre with kid’s sessions running frequently throughout the week and weekend.
Guests and owners at Heather View can take advantage of a £1 discount off standard prices by calling to book and showing their key card (guests) or rewards card (owners) on arrival.
Visit a BIG little museum in the heart of Weardale
The Weardale Museum is a small but perfectly formed museum that really packs a punch. The attraction includes miners’ kitchen with a treasure trove of objects to explore and handle and children are encouraged to become Sherlock Holmes with magnifying glasses and deerstalker hats. The Weardale Tapestry is a sight to behold with the area's rich history in stitches and the museum features a fine collection of local minerals. You can also experience the beautiful High House Chapel, dating back from 1760, and learn about visits to the Chapel from John Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism. Recently awarded "Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer Run Museum" by the Arts Council, the Weardale Museum is not to be missed.
Hall Hill Farm
A family run farm in the rolling Durham hills, Hall Hill Farm offers you the chance to see animals up close, go on exciting tractor rides, feed lambs and more. Set in 290 hectares you can also ride donkeys, enjoy indoor and outdoor play areas, challenge the family to a game of crazy golf, watch puppet shows and the ‘lamb national’ and go on a barrel train! Fun for all the family, the animals on the farm include cows, pigs, goats, sheep, deer, alpacas, llamas, wallabies, donkeys, ponies and more!
A volunteer run heritage attraction, the Weardale Railway line runs adjacent to our Kingfisher Leisure Park. Operating frequent steam engine services up the line during the summer, it's a great way to experience steam engines of old and travel on a line that was originally built in 1847. With the area’s rich heritage when it comes to Rail travel and the fantastic seasonal events put on by the Weardale Railway volunteer group you will not want to miss this great attraction.
You can access the Weardale Railway from Frosterley station, next to the Black Bull Inn, Stanhope Station, which has a shop, cafe and toilet facilities or Wolsingham Station.
Swing through the trees at Beamish Wild
Set in the treetops amidst ancient woodland, the High Ropes Course is 2 hours of non-stop fun and challenges guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. They've packed your fun day out in the treetops with 4 zip-wires, rope bridges, swinging tires and you'll finish your adventure with the awesome Powerfan free-fall experience!
With indoor and outdoor activities, no matter what the weather, you'll find entertainment aplenty at Adventure Valley. There are over 40 rides and attractions from zip wires to the world's fastest tortoise!
You can also enjoy pedal go-karts, an 18-hole adventure golf course, jumping pillows and sandpits.