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100+ Indoor Attractions in the North East & North Yorkshire

We often get asked for indoor ideas and places people can go to not only when the weather is poor, but we also get asked this during the summer too. I thought I would put together a handy list of indoor attractions within 2 hours of Sunderland for anyone looking for ideas.

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I have worked the distance driving from Sunderland Central Station. These can be found in purple, after each place name. I have also broken the post up into blocks of 10 so please keep scrolling until you get to the bottom. *Free Entry

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens 1 Min *

Sunderland Bowl - Bowling, mini golf, arcades, darts and lots more. 2 min.

Laser Quest - Sunderland 2min

Clue HQ Sunderland - 3min

Sunderland Climbing Wall 7min

Sunderland Aquatic Centre 8min

National Glass Centre 8min *

Beacon of Light - Sunderland 8min

Silksworth Sports centre 9min

Head to the Arcades - Seaburn 12min

Supertramp - Indoor Trampoline Park 13 min

Fun Shack Seaham 14min

Washington Leisure Centre 18min

Story Book Wacky Warehouse - East Boldon 19min

Hollywood Bowl 19min

Souter Light House 20min

Mister Twisters jump centre - Newcastle 21min

Over Ride Skate Park Jarrow 22min

Gutterball - North Shields 24min

Dunes soft play - South Shields 26min

Topgear Karting Durham 26min

South Shields Museum 26min *

Infinite Air - Durham 26min

Stephenson Railway Museum 27min *

The Word - South Shields 27min *

Segedunum 27min

Escape Rooms - Durham 28min

Lane 7 Durham 28min

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Ars 28min

Quasar South Shields 28min

Shipley Art Gallery 29min *

The Biscuit Factory 29min *

The Great North Museum Hancock - Newcastle 29min *

Durham Cathedral 29min *

Life Science centre 29min

Laing Art Gallery 30min *

Whitley Bay Ice Rink 30min

Whitley Bay Ice Rink 30min

Jump 360 - Newcastle 30min

Round The Twist Newcastle 30min

Newcastle Cathedral 30min

Durham Oriental Museum 31min *

Victoria Tunnel 31min

Hatton Art Gallery 31min

Seven Stories 31min *

No Limits Paintball 31min

Clip and Climb Newcastle 33min

Billingham Ice Rink 33min

Discovery Museum - Newcastle 33 min *

Namco Metrocentre 33min

The Splat Centre - Whitley Bay 33min

Inflate Space 33min

Beamish Museum has lots of indoor sections to explore 33min

Newcastle Wall 33min

Air Box Bounce- Cramlington 34min

Cramlington Concordia Leisure Centre 34min

HMS Trincomalee 34min

Angry Bird Golf MetroCentre 34min

YuMe World - Newcastle 34min

The Escape Key - Newcastle 35min

Fun Zone Durham 36min

Team sport Karting Newcastle 36min

Flight Simulator centre - Newcastle 38min

At The Castle - Blaydon 38min

Level X - Middlesbrough 39min

Dorman Museum - Middlesbrough 39min *

Butterfly World LTD - Stockton 40min

Planet Leisure - Newton Aycliffe 40min

Newbiggin Maritime Centre 41min

Valhalla North Axe Throwing 42min

Preston Park Museum & Grounds 42min

Spanish Gallery - Bishop Auckland 43min

Locomotion 44min *

Treasure Island Morpeth 44min

Prudhoe Water World 44min

Kirkleatham Museum 47min *

Clart About Sensory Café - Consett 49min

Planet Kidz Redcar 52min

The Hullabaloo- Darlington 52min

Hexham Gaol 56min

Hexham Abbey 56min *

Barter Books Alnwick 1hr 1min *

Cleveland Iron Stone Mining Museum 1hr 3min

Bailiffgate Museum - Alnwick 1hr 5min

Bowes Museum 1hr 7min

Ripon Prison & Police Museum 1hr 12min

Ripon Courthouse Museum 1hr 12min

Ripon Workhouse Museum 1hr 12min

Ripon Cathedral 1hr 13min *

Bamburgh Castle 1hr 19min

Grace Darling Museum 1hr 20min *

Whitby Museum 1hr 21min

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 1hr 29min

Pot-a-doodle do - Berwick 1hr 29min

Chain Bridge Honey Farm 1hr 30min *

Lady Waterford Hall 1hr 30min

Hay Farm Heavy Hose Centre ( Large section is indoors) 1hr 30min

Heatherslaw Corn Mill 1hr 30min

Berwick Water World 1hr 31min

National Railway Museum York 1hr 33min *

Berwick Barracks 1hr 33min

York Cold War Bunker 1hr 34min

Paxton House ( indoor sections ) 1hr 35min

York Dungeon 1hr 36min

Puttstars - York 1hr 36min

Tropical World Leeds 1hr 41min

York Castle Museum 1hr 41min

Dig! York 1hr 43min

Mind Lock York 1hr 43min

Captain Barneys - Malton 1hr 43min

Jorvik Viking Centre 1hr 44min

Royal Armouries Museum Leeds 1hr 45min

The Hole in Wand - York 1hr 46min

Eden Camp 1hr 47min

Jedburgh Castle Museum 1hr 48min

Sealife Scarborough 1hr 51min

The Deep just over 2hrs but worth the drive

Williams Den just over 2 hrs

Eureka The National Children's Museum just over 2hrs (but worth it)

National Trust - Cragside, Wallington, Seaton Delaval hall, Nunnington Hall all have indoor sections

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