Family Things To Do in County Durham

14 Apr 2023

If you are looking for family things to do in County Durham, within reasonable distance from our caravan sites in the North East, we’re here to help you discover the very best activities in the area to amuse all – young and old! 

County Durham is a truly stunning part of the North East and we’re proud that we hold a position there as Maguires Country Parks.

Newbus Grange, our Darlington caravan park, is the perfect place to own a holiday home to holiday whenever you like throughout the year – with no limitations.

So, no matter whether you are a resident in Durham or just visiting for a week at a time, here are some of the best experiences to enjoy in County Durham with the family.

Prince Bishop River Cruise

This one hour long cruise is beautiful and scenic as it passes by many of the city’s celebrated sights. If your little ones can sit still for more than two seconds, then this makes for a truly lovely way to spend the evening in Durham.

Pull your camera out to take pictures of the city’s spectacular bridges, castle and a host of well-known Durham University buildings. The cruise is accompanied by a guide who gives a lively and informative commentary as you sail around the city.

The kids can keep their tickets on board the boat as a lovely souvenir of their time exploring Durham!

Durham Botanic Garden

Home to many gorgeous plant collections from around the world, including New Zealand, Chile, Japan, China, North America and South Africa, Durham Botanic Garden also showcases a woodland garden, bamboo grove and alpine garden for all to enjoy.

Discover tropical rainforest plants and desert plans in the glasshouses, as well as topical bugs, scorpions and even dreaded tarantulas!

The children won’t want to miss out on the fun-filled monkey puzzle trees in the centre of the garden.

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is a great place to visit, whether you are visiting for your interest in history, nature, architecture or religion. This amazing experience will leave your little ones in complete awe from the mysterious and encapsulating atmosphere the cathedral offers.

Guided tours and printed guides for family trails are available for the Cathedral and the surrounding woodlands and riverbanks. Plus, enjoy many stunning walk around the cathedral if the weather calls for it!

TopGear Karting

If you are staying near our caravan sites in the North East, TopGear Karting is the perfect adrenaline-filled afternoon to blow off steam and enjoy some healthy family competition.

There is a chance to improve your racing techniques with a basic open session or why not just have lots of fun racing your kids around the track? The track caters for adults and children from 8 years old and you don’t have to worry about the unpredictable UK weather because the track is completely indoors.

Hall Hill Farm

There’s nothing better than a family day out at the farm! The kids can run wild on the adventure playground, feed their favourite animals and make lots of lovely memories.

Perfect for all, there is the opportunity to meet fluffy sheep and beautiful deer and even hop on board for a tractor ride or on the barrel train for a spin around the farm.

Once you’ve finished meeting all the furry residents, the Wonky Donkey crazy golf course is a lot of fun for the whole family.

We have an impressive selection of holiday homes and residential homes for purchase across our caravan sites in the North East. So, what are you waiting for? Become an owner at Maguires Country Parks and start living your best holiday life.

Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team who will be happy to help your dreams of owning a holiday home or residential home become a reality.

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