Family Holidays in Durham
If you’re looking to enjoy some historic sites then Durham is the place to visit providing a host of attractions for the intrepid explorer ranging from the world famous Durham Cathedral one of the great buildings of Europe. Set grandly next to the Durham Castle with the city huddled below and the river sweeping around it this world heritage site is instantly recognisable to people travelling to visit. However, if a more tranquil break is what you’re after then turn back the clocks at Beamish Museum, giving you the chance to experience what life was like in Beamish in the 1820’s onwards with a range of outdoor attractions. Or take the weight off your feet with a train ride at the National Railway Museum in Shildon with a host of historic railway vehicles. If you’re looking to enjoy some of the Durham countryside a walk around High Force Waterfall, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England is the perfect place to enjoy some time away from the city. The children looking for something to get the adrenaline pumping but not sure where to take them, Fury events and Beamish Wild are the perfect locations with a wide range out outdoor activities for all the family from quad biking to paintballing set in the beautiful Durham countryside.
You’ll never be bored in Durham with a range of options for days out such as Walworth Castle Birds of Prey giving families the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic bird displays. If you’re looking for a more educational day out with the family Bowes Museum has an internationally renowned collection of paintings and artefacts.
Whatever your family’s interests you’re sure to have a memorable family holiday in Durham.
Find out more about the attractions and activities taking place in the region in our Things to Do section, and use the Accommodation search to find family friendly pubs and inns offering bed and breakfast.
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