Come to the North-East of England and visit County Durham for your next family day out. County Durham has plenty to offer all sorts of families whether you’re looking to spend time out in the open, wandering round some of the most beautiful open spaces in the country or want to stay indoors and discover more about a variety of local histories. Summerhill
, a local nature reserve and outdoor centre, is a great place to head if you fancy the former. There’s orienteering, archery, boulder climbing and archaeological digs in the grounds of Summerhill, an outdoor recreation centre designed for some particularly energetic kids. If it’s a bit too chilly outside though Butterfly World
is a fun place to try out where they’ve carefully recreated a tropical environment to ensure a healthy lifestyle for the numerous butterflies housed inside. Keep an eye out for the cheeky meerkats on your wanders around the venue as well! Or take a trip back in time by visiting HMS Trincomalee
the oldest ship afloat in the UK built in Bombay in 1817 and now docked in the Graving Dock in Hartlepool and open to the public with displays and exhibitions animating its long and colourful history.