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Family Fun

Teesdale is a perfect family destination, packed with great family friendly venues for day trips that organise fantastic events and activities both indoor and outdoors.

Bowes Museum Exterior

The Bowes Museum is a French Chateau in Barnard Castle with an extensive collection of European art. 

Bowlees Visitor Centre

Bowlees Visitor centre is a perfect base for exploring the Upper Teesdale landscape. 

The Hub

The hub is a purpose built youth adventure, learning and discovery centre on the edge of Barnard Castle.

Mini Golf at Barnard Castle

The mini golf course in Barnard Castle takes players on an intrepid journey through Teesdale. 

Rock ClimbingVenues in Teesdale offer a great range of indoor and outdoor activities specially created for children and families.

Teesdale Leisure Centre swimming pool

Teesdale Leisure Centre in Barnard Castle boasts a 25m swimming pool, soft play and climbing wall.

Barnard Castle View from the River

The 12th Century castle is perched on rock high above the river Tees in the centre of the Barnard Castle town. 

Adventure Play at Hamsterley ForestTeesdale has a large number of excellent free to access outdoor play areas equipped with a great range of play equipment.

Library Entrance

The Barnard Castle library is located behind The Witham Hall and offers books on loan and holds regular events.