Outdoor Adventure Parks In And Around The North East

One of the things I enjoy most about Outdoor Adventure Parks is, you pay one entry fee then (almost) everything inside the gates is included. Plus, now Evie and Harry are getting older, they’re more than happy to jump on the bigger, scarier rides with me. Bonus! If you, too, are a fan of Outdoor Adventure Parks, I’ve listed our favourites in the region below along with a few tips on keeping the overall cost of the day down.

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, attractions may experience unforeseen restrictions and changes to their opening hours. To avoid disappointment, I strongly advise contacting the parks directly before visiting.


Adventure Valley, Durham

Discover a world of family adventures at Adventure Valley, the North East’s biggest family adventure park. With over 50 attractions, activities and shows including Runaway Ranch, Action Creek, Play Town, Wild West Cannon Saloon, Showtime Theatre, Animal Farm and Adventure Golf.

Reopens: 12th April 2021 (outdoor activities)

Entry Fee: Adults & Children from £9.95, Under 2’s FREE

Opening Times: Daily 10am – 5pm

Best Suited To: Under 12’s

Highlight: Water Wars

Carpark:

Dog Friendly:

Food/Drink Options: Onsite cafe and your own picnics/packed lunches are allowed

Toilets:

Website: https://www.adventurevalley.co.uk



Flamingoland, Malton

Yorkshire’s ultimate Theme Park attraction and award winning Zoo, plus a luxury Resort Village, for fantastic family days out, holidays and short breaks.

Reopens: 12th April 2021

Entry Fee: Adults and Children from £20, Under 4’s FREE

Opening Times: Daily 10am – 4pm

Best Suited To: Older children

Highlight: Lost River Ride

Carpark:

Dog Friendly: ✅ (theme Park only)

Food/Drink Options: Plenty of onsite outlets and your own picnics/packed lunches are allowed

Toilets:

Website: https://www.flamingoland.co.uk



Holmside Park, Chester-Le-Street

Holmside Park is a newly refurbished 50 acre adventure park in Durham. Full of adventure, play and family fun for all. Indoor and outdoor play with an array of all-weather activities. Indoor activities include a giant 100m inflatable obstacle course, pole joust, archery, roller skating, football, basketball and soft play. Outdoor activities include a play fort, outdoor obstacle course, karting track, zip line, jumping pillows and sandpits.

Reopens: 17th May 2021

Entry Fee: Adults from £5, Children (4+) from £12, Children (1-3) from £5, Under 1’s FREE

Opening Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm

Best Suited To: Under 12’s

Highlight: Archery Taster

Carpark:

Dog Friendly: TBC

Food/Drink Options: Onsite cafe

Toilets:

Website: https://www.holmsidepark.co.uk



Lightwater Valley, Ripon

An amazing family day out in Yorkshire at Lightwater Valley Theme Park with exciting rides and attractions.

Reopens: 17th April 2021

Entry Fee: Adult and Children from £16.50, Under 4’s FREE

Opening Times: 10:30am – 5pm (certain days)

Best Suited To: Under 12’s

Highlight: Splash Falls

Carpark:

Dog Friendly:

Food/Drink Options: Plenty of onsite outlets and your own picnics/packed lunches are allowed

Toilets:

Website: https://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk



Stockeld Park, Wetherby

In the heart of Yorkshire lies Stockeld Park, a place where magic is made and adventures begin. Nestled in a woodland, Stockeld Park is the home of original family fun with themed adventure playgrounds, climbing nets, ice skating rink, tree maze and enchanted forest.

Reopens: 27th March

Entry Fee: Adults and Children from £10, Under 2’s FREE

Opening Times: 10am – 6pm (certain days)

Best Suited To: Under 12’s

Highlight: Magical Maze

Carpark:

Dog Friendly:

Food/Drink Options: Onsite outlets and your own picnics/packed lunches are allowed

Toilets:

Website: https://stockeldpark.co.uk



Keeping The Cost Down When Visiting An Outdoor Adventure Park

– Book your tickets in advance

– Check the parks social media pages for deals/savings

– If it’s allowed, pack your own food & drinks

– Bring essentials like suncream, waterproof ponchos, sun caps and, if there are water rides, a change of clothes

– Set a limit on how much you’re willing to spend inside the park

If you visit any of the regions Adventure Parks, have fun and enjoy yourself. Thanks for reading!