Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

Adventure Valley is Re-Open!

We are open daily from 10am until 5pm from 9th July until 31st October.

Please note: All visitors must pre-book tickets and an arrival timeslot in advance online so we can manage numbers safely (excluding Friday After School Treats). You will not be able to purchase tickets from the Entrance.   Members: We are delighted to let you know that you will now only need to book your visit online if your are visiting during School Holidays. For all visits Monday to Friday during Term-Time and at Weekends, please just turn up!

Please click here for full Guidelines and FAQ’s

Please note, we shall be closed every Tuesday & Wednesday during November, December, January & February (excluding school holidays).

Ticket Prices

Prices – Valid from 7th September to 23rd October 2020

  • All visitors (including our Members) must pre-book tickets in advance online so we can manage numbers safely. You will not be able to purchase tickets from the Entrance.
  • Following government guidelines, the Indoor PlayTown will remain closed until further notice. In addition, the Theatre, Cannon Saloon and Busy Bees Barn will be closed.   Please note also that the Jumping Pillows are weather dependant and if it is raining, they will be closed according to health and safety guidelines. These closures will be reviewed regularly in line with government guidance.

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.

Adult £9.95 £11.95
Child £9.95 £11.95
Babies/One Year Olds Free Free
Senior Citizens £8.95 £10.95
Disabled £8.95 £10.95
Carers (ID required) £6.95 £7.95

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.


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

Adventure Valley Map

Click Here to view a map of all of the attractions on offer at Adventure Valley.

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.

Picnic Areas

You’re welcome to bring your own picnic and eat in either of our outdoor covered seating areas of Picnic Beach or Picnic Ranch.  Picnics cannot be consumed in the main Cafe Italia area, but there is inside seating by the Canon Saloon where picnics are welcome.

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

Pumpkin Festival – 17 & 18 Oct and 24 Oct-1 Nov – Click Here


Get Social