Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week

Summer Hours

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)

Winter Hours – From Monday 5th November 2018

Monday to Thursday: 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)

Ticket Prices

Prices – 2018

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, Adventure Valley Golf, and the Roller Disco. Please note that Monday to Friday during term time not all attractions are available including Pony Rides and the Roller Disco 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)

Babies/One Year OldsFreeFree
Senior Citizens£6.95£7.95
Carers (ID required)£4.95£5.95

Weekend Prices (excluding School Holidays)

Babies/One Year OldsFreeFree
Senior Citizens£8.95£9.95
Carers (ID required)£5.95£6.95

Events and School Holidays

Babies/One Year OldsFreeFree
Senior Citizens£9.75£10.75
Carers (ID required)£6.75£7.75

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.


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:

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

Magical Christmas Experience

Winter Wonderland is back for 2018 on selected dates from 24th November to 24th December.

Enjoy a one to one Santa experience, join in elf academy and get creative with Mrs Claus.

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