Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week, all year round

Monday to Thursday: 10:00 – 16:00

Friday: 10:00 – 16:00 (Cafe Italia & Indoor Play Town close at 18:00 during term time)

Saturday & Sunday – 10:00 – 17:00

Please Note: Last admission is 45 minutes before closing time.

(Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)

Ticket Prices

Prices until 31st March 2017

Click here to buy your tickets online. Fast and Easy.

Adult & Children Under 2’s Over 60’s Disabled Carers**
Standard Prices £9.75 Free £8.75 £8.75 £5.75
Weekends until 31st March (Mid Season Prices) £8.95 Free £7.95 £7.95 £4.75
Monday to Friday Term Time (Off Peak Prices)* £6.95 Free £5.95 £5.95 £3.75

All the activities are included except coin operated rides, Adventure Valley Golf, Roller Disco, Pony Rides and the Barrel Train. Please note Pony Rides and the Barrel Train don’t run term time, Monday to Friday.

* Monday to Friday during term time a more relaxed animal activity and tractor trailer ride schedule takes place for our younger visitors.

**We also offer a carers admission when accompanying a disabled visitor and valid proof of carers authority is shown (registered carers card or letter stating you are in receipt of carers allowance). For more information please give us a call on 0191 3868291.


Adventure Valley is easy to reach from all over the North East.

Located on the outskirts of Durham, the full postal address is Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham, DH1 5SG.

Travelling by car (for Sat Navs use DH1 5SA)

To give you an idea of average travel times:

  • Durham – 8 mins
  • Sunderland – 20 mins
  • Consett/Stanley – 25 mins
  • Newcastle – 25 mins
  • Stockton – 40mins

Visitor Facilities

Adventure Valley has worked hard to provide a full range of visitor facilities:

No smoking onsite – Please note smoking is not allowed within Adventure Valley. The smoking area is located in the main car park.

Free Parking – For those arriving by car or coach we have plenty of free parking onsite.

Toilets – Toilets are located within the Indoor PlayTown, and also at the Round Table Cafe.

Facilities for babies – Baby changing facilities are near the soft play area within the Indoor PlayTown and at the toilets near the Round Table Cafe. In Cafe Italia we provide microwave ovens for parents to heat milk or baby food and provide high chairs for younger visitors.

Accessibility for wheelchairs and pushchairs – The site is split into three sections. The top part is completely accessible giving you access to all the indoor play areas. The other two sections are outdoors and on a hill, however, paths have been covered in tarmac.

Where to Eat

Cafe Italia

Within the heart of the Indoor PlayTown, you’ll find Cafe Italia.

Serving Italian favourites such as pizza, pasta and panini, grab a seat either inside the play area or on the outside terrace.

Food is served from 10am until 4:15pm. Delicious coffees, teas and children’s picnic boxes are also available.

The Round Table Cafe

During the height of the school holidays, we open an additional cafe in Runaway Ranch. With beautiful views over the Valley, it’s the ideal spot to take a break and watch the children play.

Upcoming Events

After School Friday Treats

Every Friday during term time after 3.30pm

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