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Places To Visit In Durham

Places To Visit In Durham

Historical with Beautiful Countryside, and a Host of Fabulous Places to Visit in Durham

Keeper’s Cafe

North East England Tourists - Places To Visit In DurhamKeeper’s Cafe: your new favourite place to enjoy homemade food, delicious cakes and find the perfect 
 keepsake for you, your loved one and your home. As a mother & daughter team our focus is to create a family friendly place to eat, play and buy that special keepsake. In our lovely café you can treat yourself to homemade food, a delicious cake 
or a mouth-watering scone  READ MORE



High Force Waterfall

High Force Waterfall Places To Visit In Durham


High Force Waterfall is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty .  River Tees and the waterfall form the historic county boundary between County Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire.High Force Waterfall on the River Tees, Near  the area of Middleton-in-Teesdale,   making the  journey to see this  Waterfall, an amazing scenic trek.  READ MORE



The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum Places To Visit In Durham


The Bowes Museum is a fantastic French château originally owned by John and Josephine Bowes built in the 19th Century.  The house originally was created to showcasee collections of fine art which were of international interest.    READ MORE




The Old Paper Mill

North East England Tourists Places To Visit In Durham


Bijou, beautifully renovated former paper mill in the heart of the Derwent Valley. Ideal for couples (with room for a travel cot or child’s bed). This charming detached stone building, nestled in woodland, dates back to the mid 1700’s and is perfectly placed for exploring the Derwent and Tyne Valley,and the cities of Newcastle (10 miles) and Durham. With easy access to Beamish Museum, Tanfield Railway, Hadrians Wall and the well known market towns of Hexham and neighbouring Corbridge, with their art galleries, cafes and host of country shops.  READ MORE



Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum - places to visit in Durham


Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum, is a living museum, located in Beamish, near the town of Stanley, County Durham, England. The museum was create to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England. Beamish Museum is a great place for you and your children to have a feel of what life was like in the early 20th Century   READ MORE



Crook Hall

Crook Hall - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England - places to visit in durham


Just  off  the A691. less than a mile from the centre of Durham City stands the medieval manor of Crook Hall which is set in rural landscape gardens. The original Crook Hall was built around 1286 on lands belonging to Sydgate Manor. In the early years of the 14th century the property was eventually named after the owner, Peter de Croke.  Only the great hall and a screen passage remain from that early medieval building   READ MORE




Diggerland - Places to Visit in Durham


Truly a day out with a difference, Diggerland is the perfect Easter Day out, for boys and girls as well as mums and dads.   There is a host of rides and activities which give great value for money.  Not only can you explore the Diggerland park, you can also buy into one of their experiences.  READ MORE



Tanfield Railway

Tanfield Railway - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England - places to visit in durham



The Tanfield Railway line runs between Gateshead and Co. Durham. The line runs for some 4.8 kilometers between the southern terminus based at East Tanfield, Co. Durham to the northern terminus which is situated at Sunniside in Gateshead. The main station is located near to the Marley Hill engine shed, at St Andrew’s house. It is said that the railway is oldest working railway in the world. The railway was built to be a coal transporter from Co. Durham to the Tyne and then onto the docks for transportation  READ MORE



Adventure Valley

adventure valley - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England - Places to Visit in Durham

Adventure Valley is a  great farm attraction based inbetween Chester-le-Street and Durham City.  With lots for kids and kids at heart to see and do, its a great way to spend a day out.   With go-karts and lots of outdoor play equipment, including climbing frames, slides and swings, the kids will have great fun at Adventure Valley.   There are giant sandpits and with jumping pillows, there is lots to do here.  Definitely a way to work off all that energy!    READ MORE



Durham Tees Valley

Durham Tees Valley Airport - Places to visit in Durham


Durham Tees Valley Airport is going up in the world.  With destinations across the globe, this landmark airport can get you to where you need to be all from the convenience of being local to the North East.   With flights to the USA, Amsterdam, Aberdeen, Dubai, UAE and Los Angeles and many more you do not want to miss out.  READ MORE







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Things to Do at Easter in North East England

Things to Do at Easter in North East England

Find Great Things To Do At Easter In North East England

Easter is fast approaching and we wanted to help you find some fun things to do at Easter as well as some great places to visit here in North East England.  We have included dates to cover all the school holidays in the region as well as the actual Easter weekend.  We set out to try to bring a variety of things to do at Easter from across the region and for all ages.   We’ve selected a few to report, and there are many more great things to do at Easter, in every part of the North East.  It would be great if you would comment at the bottom letting us and readers know about other great things to do at Easter in North East England.

You can find our own calendar of things to do at Easter here

1.  Find an Easter Egg Hunt

There are many Easter egg hunts across the region.  Easter egg hunts are brilliant for the kids and helps the adults remember the Easter excitement from their own childhood!   Most of the Easter egg hunts are set in backdrops of natural beauty, or interesting places to go.

Embleton and Newton Links

Things to do at easter in North East England  The Embleton and Newton Links Cadbury Easter Trail  in the Northumberland Town of Embleton.  The first day on 5th April begins at 11:30, and the 6th April, the trail     begins at 11.30 on 5th April and 10.30 on 6th April.  Entry fee is just £2

         Durham University Botanic Gardens

  Durham University Easter Chick Hunt is being held at the Botanic Gardens on 5th and 6th April, from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm.  Admission from £1.50 for children. See   here  for pricing details

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens in Northumberland is hosting their Easter egg hunt on 5th April from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm.  Children Admission is £4.50.  Click here for more details.

Alnwick Gardens

Alnwick Gardens is hosting an Easter bunny Hunt.  Activity packs are provided, and clever clues make learning about the gardens easy.  When all the clues have been solved,  participants will be rewarded with a Lintz Gold Bunny.  The hunt is held between 28th March and 12th April.   To find out details about how to book, tickets and pricing click here.

Raby Castle

Raby Castle in Co. Durham is hosting an Easter Treasure Trail in the Walled Garden on Saturday 4th April, until Monday 6th April.  The trail is ran from 11:00 am until 16:00 am.  For more details about opening times and ticket prices click here

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Entry is free for the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens Easter Chick Trail, which is being held between 2nd and 19th April.  The museum is open Monday to Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  To find out more about whats on, click here

Stewart Park

Stewart Park in Middlesbrough is hosting an Easter Egg Trail on Sunday 31st March, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  Admission is just £1.50.  For more details and contact, click here

Combine your Easter fun with a shopping trip and take the kids to the Metrognomes Easter egg hunt at the Metro Centre, Gateshead.   The show times are varied and there is no show on Easter Sunday, so check before you visit.   You can find out details here

The National Trust

The National Trust has teamed up with Cadbury to bring hundreds of Easter egg hunts.  You can find a Cadbury Easter Eggsplorer event in over 300 locations across the UK.  Find an Easter egg hunt near you by clicking here

2.  Fun For All The Family

Woodhorn Museum

Woodhorn Museum, has all year round events, and this Easter is holding a range of special events across the holidays.  In particular we think you might like to go and meet the Easter Bunny who will be at Woodhorn between 3rd and 6th April, from noon until 3:00 pm.  The Birds of Prey Display on 6th April, from 11:00 am to 15:00 pm, with a flying demonstration between noon and 2:00 pm.    Admission is free; Carparking is £3.50 for a day.

Splash Leisure Centre

Easter fun

Splash is a busy vibrant leisure centre and gym, with lots going on for all the family.  Their offers include, swimming, dancing, karate, wrestling, ju jitsu, table tennis and mini soccer to name but a few.  Based in Stockton upon Tees, open every day, with a range of membership options.  They have a interesting and varied Easter programme, which you can find out more about here

                                   Brocksbushes Fruit Farm and Shop

Brocksbushes is a wonderful fruit farm and farm shop, based just outside of Corbridge, Northumberland.   This Easter Brocksbushes is hosting a number of Easter events for the kids.  With an Easter Egg Safari,  Animal Corner, and an Army Climbing Wall featuring on various dates across the Easter holidays.  Some of the activities are pre-bookable and you will need to be quick, as there is already some unavailability.  Find out more here


Truly a day out with a difference, Diggerland is the perfect Easter Day out, for boys and girls as well as mums and dads.   There is a host of rides and activities which give great value for money.  Not only can you explore the Diggerland park, you can also buy into one of their experiences.  This attraction is unique and can provide a real surprise as a gift or simply a day out.  To find out more click here

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

Get the kids to join in with some Easter crafts at Killhope Lead Mining Museum.  The Easter Crafts event costs only £2.00 per child and kicks off a range of Easter activities from 2nd to 19th April.   The Museum is open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  To find out more click here

F1K Indoor Karting

Why not treat the kids to a unique experience of indoor karting this Easter?  Indoor karting is hosted by F1K Indoor Karting.  The track is based in Dunston, and offers a range of packages for both adults and children. To find out more about booking and prices, click here

Hartlepool Maritime Experience

Take the family on a historical trip around Hartlepool Maritime Experience.  Featuring the oldest warship still in existence, it is not to be missed.  The tour guide recommends allowing at least 3 hours for a visit.  Opening times are 10:00 am to 17:00 in the spring/summer season starting 1st April.  Admission starts from £8.25.  For more information about opening times and pricing, click here

Journey Through Teesdale 9 Hole Mini Golf Course

Take the whole family through “A Journey through Teesdale”, in a most unusual way.   This Journey Through Teesdale 9 hole mini golf course commissioned by Durham County Council, was designed by Urban Crazy. Every hole is themed on a familiar local landmark or nearby place of interest.  Based at Barnard Castle, entry starts at £2 with discounts for groups.  The course opens at 10:30 through to 16:30.  For more information click here

Stockton Chic Vintique Fair

A day with a difference on the 11th April, with the Chic Vintique Fair being held on Stockton High Street.  With over 45 stands, a vintage tea room and music, it promises to be a great atmosphere. Entry is free and the fair is open 10:00 am to 15:30 pm.  For more information click here

Wet and Wild

Kids and Adults will have lots of fun at Wet and Wild, with brilliant slides and water fun, with features for all ages. It seems like this great attraction has been entertaining the people of the North East of England for ever! It’s still never lost it’s wide appeal.   There is something for all the family and it’s a perfect day out over the Easter Holidays.  Check the timetable for opening times, and with prices from £2.95 it’s not to be missed. Find out more here

Hadrians Wall

This Easter themed event,  Roman Calvary Easter Explorers will help you and your family connect to the history of the Roman Era.  Based at the Hadrian Wall site in Corbridge Northumberland, this event is held over 4 days, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th April.   Times are 11 am to 5 pm.   An Easter hunt with a difference:  Lovely views, fabulous fresh air, and a historical spirit are all included! Find out more here

3.   Show and Exhibitions

Middlesbrough Town Hall

A visit to Middlesbrough Town Hall will guarantee to keep you laughing this Easter.  With shows from Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr and Dara Obriein, you have no excuse not to include some comedy in your Easter break.   For more information, show times and pricing, click here

Durham Gala Theatre

Don’t miss the Wizard of Oz, showing at Durham Gala Theatre on 1st and 2nd of April, or alternatively, take a look at Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure, great for the kids, showing on 11th and 12th April.  For more information, pricing and seating, click here

Beamish Museum

Join Beamish Museum for their 4 day spectacular Great North Festival of Transport, The four-day spectacular includes Beamishes own fleet of wonderful steam engines, plus impressive visiting locomotives.  This years includes a feature about “Horses at Work”.  With brass bands, and parades, this event is not to be missed.  For information about opening times, tickets and pricing, click here

Middlesbrough Theatre

Enjoy some of the regions cultural events, when the Vienna Festival Ballet  comes to Middlesbrough Theatre on 8th April.  Other showings in the Easter break include A Neil Diamond Tribute and A Night of Dirty Dancing.  For more information on show times and pricing, click here

Ramside Hall Hotel

For One Direction fans, Ramside Hall Hotel is hosting a One Direction Tribute Show for all the family on  Friday 10th April 2015.  Guest need to arrive for 6:00 pm.  A two course meal is included in the price Adults £14.95 children £9.95.  Early booking is advised.  Ramside host a number of disco’s and tribute acts.  For more information about tickets, pricing and events, click here. 

Biscuit Factory

Situated just outside of Newcastle City Centre, the Biscuit Factory, is hosting a Spring Exhibition over the Easter Holidays.   The Spring Exhibition is by a number of artists, including Basia Roszakm, wher she produces dreamlike portraits which capture snapshots in time.  Other artists include Lizzie Row,  and Moy Mackay.   With a number of other artists, there is certainly plenty to see. For more information about opening times, admission prices and tickets, click here

The Centre For Life

The Centre for Life is hosting the Wild Life Photographer of the Year Exhibition, featuring winning photographs from the 2014 competition.  Entrance prices start from £5:00 and the first child comes free when accompanied by a paying adult.  The entrance price includes access to all centre activities and exhibitions.  For more information about opening times and details about other activities, click here

Sunderland Empire Theatre

shows and exhibitions - things to do at Easter in north east england  Sunderland Empire Theatre is showing  is showing the winner of 100 international awards, Wicked.  The show has been casting its magical spell over audiences across  the world for a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End.  For information  on timings, seating and pricing, click here

                                                                                                                                                                                     Theatre Royal

A couple of great shows at the Theatre Royal in the Easter period are worth a look.  Shrek on 28th and 29th March is a firm family favourite, while The Bodyguard is  running from 1st April.  For full show, pricing and timing information, click here

We sincerely hope our list of events has given you some inspiration.  There are loads more we know, so if you’ve an event or attraction to add to help our readers, simply comment below.


Happy Easter!

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A Great New Interactive Experience For Visitors To North East England

A Great New Interactive Experience For Visitors To North East England

Interacting with Visiting North East England for a great online tourist experience!

Here at Visiting North East England we believe there’s nowhere better than North East England and we want to make it as easy as possible for visitors to the region to be able to find and visit as many of its wonderful treasure trove of Places To Visit/Visitor Attractions as possible.

Our new online geolocation experience enables visitors to:

1. View a North East England regional map with  many Places To Visit/Visitor Attraction clearly marked

2. Be able to pinpoint their current location on the move via their mobile device

3. Immediately identify Places To Visit/Visitor Attractions near to their current location

4. Consider new attractions in North East England they may not otherwise have been aware of.

5. Be able to plot directions from current location to  a Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction in North East England

6. Find a Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction on the Move via their mobile device and access profile details/times of opening/special offers/events and articles at the same time

7. Find Events

8. Read articles and blogs which help to encourage understanding of  unique Places To VisitVisitor Attractions

For Tourist Attractions and Places Visit in the North East, Listing Members are able to bring their unique offer to customers by:

1. Uploading information about their Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction

2. Pinpoint their location and being  flagged on our map

3. Show  opening times

4. Uploading  special promotions

5. Uploading events

6. Uploading blogs and articles which give visitors brilliant insights into their Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction

7. Completely manage self manage profiles and information, and so being able to offer “realtime” information to customers

Listing Membership will:

Increase social media presence of the possibilities for people visiting the North East England

Increase the online reach of people visiting the North East England

Have the whole visiting experience via a  presence on our unique mobile experience (mobile is the way forward!)

Get their offers/promotions and events immediately out there to tourists and visitors in realtime

Because Visiting North East England is new, we are offering Listing Members the ability to try it for free for 3 months.  This will help to get the site and individual profiles established with search engines and to help people visiting the region truly appreciated what North East England has to offer.

After three months businesses can get  listed from as little as £24 a year and no more than £4.99 per month.  Not even the price of a couple of cups of coffee!


For both our visitors and our future listing members, we are excited about this unique online experience and we’d love you to be part of it!

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