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Holiday Parks in the Northumberland & County Durham

Holidays in Northumberland and County Durham are packed with places waiting to be explored. From spectacular rugged coastline to unspoiled beaches and lively cities – the North East is a fantastic destination for a family holiday. With endless attractions and historic landmarks to discover, you’ll never run out of things to do.

From caravan holidays in Northumberland to camping holidays in County Durham, you can look forward to fantastic facilities and family entertainment at all our holiday parks. With 3 caravan parks in Northumberland plus 2 more near Newcastle upon Tyne and on the Durham Heritage Coastline, whether you're keen to explore the rural landscape, enjoy a classic seaside resort or make the most of nearby Newcastle - the choice is yours!

Caravan Holidays in Northumberland & County Durham

When it comes to caravan holidays in County Durham and Northumberland, you’ll struggle to find a better choice of accommodation than with Parkdean Resorts. From great value options to stylish and luxury caravans, there’s something for everyone - plus brand new models at all of our parks this year.

Lodge Holidays in Northumberland & County Durham

For an extra special stay, why not book one of our luxury lodges in Northumberland or County Durham. Available at 2 parks in the region, they come packed with features and offer plenty of additional space.

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Northumberland & County Durham Holidays Inspiration

If you're planning a Northumberland holiday or a break in County Durham, it goes without saying that the North East has got plenty to offer in the way of days out and things to do. Providing the perfect blend of city, coast and countryside, you'll be spoilt for choice! From exploring ancient castles to sampling local delicacies, from big, bustling cities to quaint harbour towns, there's so much variety to keep you busy during your stay. Looking for more inspiration? Head to our blog and discover more about holidays in Northumberland and County Durham.

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Beautiful Beaches

With one of Britain’s best stretches of coastline, we really are spoiled with great beaches and coastal views. Hit the sands for family fun building sandcastles, paddling or kite flying.

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Durham Cathedral

Visit one of Europe’s most dramatic cathedrals. With regular events, you can enjoy the amazing architecture then see a scale-model recreation of Durham Cathedral made completely of Lego bricks.

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Hadrian’s Wall

Step back in time with a visit to Hadrian’s Wall. Home to many interesting visitor centres, you can still see impressive stretches of the wall and explore the Roman forts.

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You’ll find lots of famous landmarks in Newcastle, from the Tyne Bridge to Newcastle Castle. Shop ‘til you drop in the city's streets before relaxing at the Quayside.

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Visit Alnwick

Head to the market town of Alnwick to discover a range of interesting shops and restaurants, then visit the famous Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle.

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FAQs about Holidays in Northumberland & County Durham

Whether you're planning a short break or a week long getaway, all 5 of our holiday parks in Northumberland & County Durham are suitable for a couples' retreat. Benefitting from both coast and countryside, the North East is the ideal location for a romantic escape.

We would recommend Church Point and Cresswell Towers Holiday Parks for a more peaceful and relaxed setting.

Church Point has minimal on park facilities, making it the perfect holiday when you want to escape the outside world and just enjoy each other's company. This park has also been rated particularly highly by our guests staying as a couple.

Cresswell Towers is just a short stroll from one of the region's biggest and most spectacular beaches, plus new for 2022, we've added stylish 1 bedroom caravans, ideal for couples.

Our 5 holiday parks in Northumberland & County Durham all offer dog friendly accommodation and facilities, so there's no need to leave your four-legged friend at home on your next break.

You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to pet friendly attractions in the local area, from exploring one of the many castles to letting your pooch roam around on the fantastic beaches in the region.

All of our holiday parks in Northumberland & County Durham are under an hour's driving distance from the lively city of Newcastle upon Tyne, Whitley Bay being the closest at under 30 minutes' away. There are also several public transport options available should you wish to leave the car behind.

Whether you opt for the peace and quiet of Church Point or a coastal escape at Sandy Bay, you'll never be far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

How much you pay for a caravan holiday in Northumberland & County Durham will vary depending on the time of year you visit and the style of caravan you choose to stay in. If you're looking for a holiday on a budget, our last minute and low cost holidays offer the best deals, with short breaks often available for under £100. Opting for a self-catering holiday could also help you save money.

Alternatively, our extra wide and brand new caravans will cost a little more if you fancy treating yourself.

We offer lodge holidays at Crimdon Dene and Sandy Bay Holiday Parks and the cost of a lodge will depend on when you visit and which type of lodge you choose to stay in.

For a lodge break on a budget, our last minute lodge holidays offer excellent value for money, or you may want to consider going self-catering which is another excellent way to save. Choosing a lodge with fewer bedrooms will also cost considerably less. On the other hand, our brand new lodges are slightly more expensive but offer that extra touch of luxury.

Crimdon Dene Holiday Park in County Durham offers touring pitches for campervans, touring caravans and motorhomes. Pitches can start from as little as £10 per night and vary depending upon the time of year you choose to visit and pitch type you select.

Our Electric Pitches at Crimdon Dene include a hook up in the price of your pitch. A touring holiday offers great value for money as you can still enjoy the on park facilities and entertainment which are covered in the cost of your break.

Due to their clifftop location, both Sandy Bay and Crimdon Dene Holiday Parks provide spectacular North East coastal views.

However, not all of our accommodation on these parks will benefit from a sea view. If this is important to you, please give us a call to discuss pitch locations.

All 5 of our holiday parks in Northumberland & County Durham are suitable for families. With the coast, country and city on your doorstep, the North East has got plenty to offer for the perfect family holiday.

If having a wider range of on park facilities is a must, we would recommend Sandy Bay Holiday Park for your next family getaway. Featuring an indoor swimming pool, adventure playground and a lively evening entertainment programme, there is a wealth of activities for the kids to enjoy. Families staying at Whitley Bay Holiday Park have also rated the local area highly - with the beach on your doorstep and the buzzing city of Newcastle upon Tyne just a short drive away, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions in the region.

Home to quaint harbour towns and thriving cities, you won't be short of places to visit during your holiday in Northumberland & County Durham. Some of our favourite places include:

For more inspiration on places to visit in the area, start planning your days out here.

With the exception of Church Point, all 4 of our other Northumberland & County Durham Holiday Parks feature an indoor swimming pool.

If you do choose to stay at Church Point, you can still make use of the swimming pool and other fantastic facilities at the nearby Sandy Bay Holiday Park which is a five minute drive away.

All 5 of our Northumberland & County Durham Holiday Parks are just a stone's throw away from the nearest beach. Church Point, Sandy Bay and Crimdon Dene all offer direct beach access.

Whitley Bay and Cresswell Towers are approximately a five minute walk from the coast.

You can expect to enjoy a whole host of fantastic days out if you're holidaying in Northumberland & County Durham. Some of the best local attractions include:

  • Hadrian's Wall
  • Beamish Museum
  • Alnwick Castle & Gardens
  • Cragside House
  • Whitehouse Farm
  • Life Science Centre
  • Holy Island
  • Diggerland Durham

Find out more information via our local attractions page and start planning your holiday.

Free WiFi is available within selected facilities at 4 of our holiday parks in Northumberland & County Durham. Church Point is the only park to solely offer a premium WiFi service which will incur a small additional charge but enables you to access the WiFi park-wide. This premium WiFi service is also available at both Cresswell Towers and Whitley Bay Holiday Parks.

Due to some of our parks being in slightly remote locations, you may experience weak mobile phone signal. We would advise contacting your service provider before your holiday is this is a concern.

We offer wheelchair friendly accommodation and facilities at all of our holiday parks in Northumberland & County Durham. Designed to make your holiday as comfortable as possible, we have installed accessible features such as ramps, wider corridors and wet rooms to accommodate our disabled guests. Plus, new for 2022, we've added a brand new wheelchair accessible caravan at Church Point and Sandy Bay. To find out more information, head to our accessible holidays page.

You may also want to consider the terrain of our holiday parks if you or a member of your group struggles with mobility on uneven and sloped surfaces. We would recommend Whitley Bay Holiday Park, which is our flattest park in the North East and all of the on park facilities are easily accessed even if you have a physical disability. Our other four parks are a little hilly, so whilst we do cater to our disabled guests when it comes to accommodation and facilities, you may want to use your car to get around on park if terrain proves to be difficult to navigate. If you would like to find out more, please give our holiday advisors a call on 0330 123 4850.

Northumberland & County Durham provide an abundance of local attractions and places to visit all year round, so no matter when you choose to holiday, you'll always find plenty to do. Whilst attractions such as beaches can be weather permitting and are better suited to the summer, there are also lots of museums, country homes and castles to explore when you want to stay dry. If you would prefer to visit during the warmer months, July and August see the highest average temperatures and the most hours of sunshine.

It is worth noting that certain attractions such as animal parks and theme parks may have limited opening hours during the winter months. Head to our local attractions page to find out more.