SPRING INTO THE WEEKEND
Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham DH1 1GG
0333 344 2220
If the kids are bouncing off the walls over the school holidays, let them literally bounce off the walls at this trampoline park. With 40 trampolines, there are plenty of opportunities to burn off some energy.
Colorado Way, Castleford WF10 4TA
There’s something for everyone at this indoor destination (which is the size of six football pitches). You can get competitive in the LaserZone, ski, skate, rock climb and bowl.
Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6LA
Discover the history of the local area by delving into the archive collection, or have a go at some of the many arts and crafts activities on offer here, including family-friendly hat-making this Friday.
WORK HARD, PLAY HARD
Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE
A fun, interactive museum, where children play to learn and (perhaps most importantly) grown-ups learn to play. With hundreds of interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire children, Eureka! is guaranteed to be a fun family day out when it’s pouring down outside.
UNDER THE SEA
The Deep, Hull
Tower Street, Hull HU9 1TU
Get up close and personal with fearsome sharks and stingrays, and explore the story of the world’s oceans through stunning marine life, before dining in The Two Rivers Restaurant, surrounded by some of Europe’s best aquatic displays.
Hexham Old Gaol
Hall Gate, Hexham NE48 1XD
Descend into a world of wardens, monarchs and criminals at the Old Gaol. Through family activities, film, and perhaps even a go in the stocks yourself, discover the violent history of the local Border Reivers.
NEED FOR SPEED
Unit 7 and 8, Tinsley Industrial Estate, Shepcote Way, Sheffield S9 1TH
0844 9980 000
Thrill-seekers need to visit TeamSport’s state-of-the-art indoor go-karting venue – there are three tracks with nail-biting bends, exhilarating long straights, and jaw-dropping ramps to put your driving skills to their absolute limit.