Rockliffe Hall is the ideal location for exploring the surrounding area, which has so much to offer...

We know it can be a challenge to plan a family holiday to suit all ages and tastes so with Rockliffe Hall as your base, be assured that you have everything you need back at your five star home from home.

You will all be set for the day with a hearty breakfast in the Orangery – choose from full English breakfast or something a little different such as American pancakes with bacon and lashings of maple syrup.

Return to your luxury retreat after a full day out – head to the spa for a swim or just simply relax.

There are many options to decide between for the evening – flop in your room and order room service or head down to the Clubhouse for a British classic washed down with your favourite tipple… the tuck shop dessert should perk up your kids after a long day!

You could even make use of Rockliffe Hall’s babysitting services and book a meal in one of the three restaurants whilst the kids are entertained or fast asleep!

There are plenty of nearby attractions to visit depending on what you like to do and what better time to do it than when they days are long and the kids are off school?

Exciting attractions include: 

Adventure Valley
SatNav: DH1 5SA
A family adventure park with indoor and outdoor play areas, forts, ships, Go-Karts, slides, plus rides and swings,. Summer activities include birds of prey shows, hamster Grand Prix, water wars, magic shows.

Aerial Extreme – High Ropes Course 
SatNav: DL8 2LS
This is a tree based high wire adventure course, set in 250 acres of North Yorkshire. The course varies in height from 3m to 14m above the ground so can be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike. 

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
SatNav: NE8 3BA
BALTIC is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world, housed in an industrial building on the River Tyne in Gateshead. 

Beamish Living Museum 
SatNav: DH9 0RG
Open air living, working museum set in 300 acres of Durham countryside which tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s. 

Billingham Forum Ice Skating and Leisure
SatNav: TS23 2LJ
The spectacular ice rink offers fun activities on the ice including family freeze sessions, under 16’s discos, school’s out foam sessions and skating for children with special / complex needs. 

Bowes Museum 
SatNav: DL12 8NP
Founded 100 years ago, this magnificent building contains the greatest collection of European fine art in the North of England. 

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum 
SatNav: TS7 8AT
Explore Captain Cook’s early life, seafaring career and the legacy of his voyages. This museum is set within beautiful Stewart Park, a 120 acre park including mature woodland, open parkland and two lakes.  Visitors can also enjoy a ‘pets corner’ with fallow deer, highland cattle, llamas and goats. The park also features a children's play area, trim trail, outdoor table tennis and mini golf. 

Croft Racing Circuit
SatNav: DL2 2PL
Formerly a WWII airbase, this  is now an international racing circuit and hosts major British Championships including Touring Cars and Superbikes. It is 5 minutes from Rockliffe Hall. 

Flamingo Land Theme Park 
SatNav: YO17 6UX
This is a fun day out for all the family with rides to suit all ages as well as a zoo home to over 120 species of bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile and fish. 

Forbidden Corner Family Attraction 
SaNav: DL8 4TJ
A labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden. At every turn there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid! 

Lightwater Valley Theme Park 
SatNav: HG4 3HT
With over 40 rides including Europe’s longest roller coaster – The Ultimate. There is also a birds of prey centre and a shopping village. 

Raby Castle and High Force Waterfall
This 14th century medieval castle provides an insight into more than 600 years of history, set in 200 acres of parkland, there are also tea rooms, a play area and gift shop. High Force Waterfall is part of the Raby estate and drops 70ft into a plunge pool below, making it England’s highest uninterrupted drop of water. 

Riverside Stadium
SatNav: TS3 6RS
Enjoy a unique behind the scenes look in the dressing rooms, players’ tunnels, boardroom, hospitality suites and press room. Guides will tell you the history and traditions of the club. A must for any Boro fan! 

Roseberry Topping – North Yorkshire Moors 
SatNav: TS9 6QR
This iconic landmark is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the North East with spectacular views from the 1050ft summit. The short but steep walk from Newton-Under-Rosberry can be completed by anyone with a basic level of fitness (approx. 30 mins). 

Runswick Bay
SatNav: TS13 5HT
This is one of Yorkshire coast’s finest places to visit with a sheltered bay and long sandy beach. Perfect for a day of rock pooling, fossil hunting and scenic walks with beautiful views.  

Tees Barrage 
SatNav: TS17 6QA
Used to control the flow of the River Tees, the barrage includes a river barrage, road bridge, footbridge, barge lock, fish pass and white water course for canoeing, windsurfing, water-skiing, sailing, powerboat racing and white water rafting on a course which is 250m long.  You may even spot a seal in the river! 

For further information speak to a member of our team on 01325 729 999 or email 

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