Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week

Winter Hours – Until Friday 5th April 2019

Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 16:00

Friday Term Time (Cafe Italia and Indoor Play town) : 10:00 – 18:00 (outdoor attractions close at 16:00)

Saturday & Sunday : 10:00 – 17:00 (Outdoor areas close at 16:00)

Please Note: Last admission is 1 hour before closing time. (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)

Winter Season Holidays 

Monday – Sunday : 10:00 – 17:00 (Outdoor attractions close at 16:00)

Summer Hours – From Friday 5th April 2019 until Saturday 9th November 2019

Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 17:00

Friday Term Time (Cafe Italia and Indoor Play town) : 10:00 – 18:00 (outdoor attractions close at 17:00)

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

Please Note: Last admission is 1 hour before closing time. (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)

Ticket Prices

Prices – 2019

Click here to pre-book your tickets online. Fast and easy! All the activities are included except coin-operated rides (quads and electric cars), Pony Rides and Adventure Valley Golf. Please note that Monday to Friday during term time not all attractions are available including Pony Rides which do not operate and a more relaxed animal activity and tractor-trailer ride schedule takes place for our younger visitors. Monday to Friday Term Time Prices (from 8th January onwards)

TICKET TYPEONLINEAT GATE
Adult£7.95£8.95
Child£7.95£8.95
Babies/One Year OldsFreeFree
Senior Citizens£6.95£7.95
Disabled£6.95£7.95
Carers (ID required)£4.95£5.95

Weekend Prices (excluding School Holidays)

TICKET TYPEONLINEAT GATE
Adult£9.95£10.95
Child£9.95£10.95
Babies/One Year OldsFreeFree
Senior Citizens£8.95£9.95
Disabled£8.95£9.95
Carers (ID required)£5.95£6.95

Events and School Holidays

TICKET TYPEONLINEAT GATE
Adult£10.95£11.95
Child£10.95£11.95
Babies/One Year OldsFreeFree
Senior Citizens£9.95£10.95
Disabled£9.95£10.95
Carers (ID required)£6.95£8.95

Please note, child prices are for 2-16 year old’s. We offer a special 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. Online Tickets can not be purchased on the day of use and must be purchased a minimum of the day before.

Directions

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

Arriva Bus Service

From Monday 8th April 2019, there will be a direct Arriva bus service (Bus 62) running from Durham to Brasside that includes a stop at Adventure Valley. 

Please see below a map of the full route bus 62 will be taking. 

 

Visitor Facilities

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

Free Parking – For those arriving by car or coach we have plenty of free parking onsite. *Must pass under a 12’6″ bridge

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. No Smoking Onsite – Smoking is not allowed within Adventure Valley. The smoking area is located in the main car park. No Alcohol – We operate a no alcohol policy across the whole of Adventure Valley. No Dogs Allowed Onsite – We do not allow dogs onsite apart from Guide Dogs and other registered Assistance Dogs

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. 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.

Local Accommodation

Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County Hotel – This hotel provides a spectacular setting for your city centre visit and is located only 5 miles away from Adventure Valley.

Upcoming Events

Easter Egg-Stravaganza!

Celebrate the Easter Holidays with our Easter Egg-Stravaganza! (Sat 6th – Mon 22nd April)

Meet the Easter Bunny, visit the spectacular Easter Garden, follow the Egg-cellent Bunny Adventure, feed baby goats, see lots of little chicks, watch daily shows and so much more!

Click here for more information.

We’re Hiring!

Various Job Roles Available

With different departments and job roles from animal carers to cafe assistants, or the retail team, there just may be the perfect role for you and if so we would love to hear from you.

Click here for more information.

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