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Family Friendly Hotel

Enjoy a great value family stay at Bannatyne Hotel Durham, perfectly located close to the historic city centre of Durham for fun-filled days out. The hotel is situated close to the A1 and A690, the hotel is only a stonesthrow away from a host of exciting things to see and do. Whether you wish to explore the magnificent Durham Cathedral, venture back in time at the Beamish museum or do a spot of shopping, there is always something exciting to see and do as a family in County Durham.

Read our comprehensive list of things to do in Durham here.

Under 16's stay for free

More spacious than our standard rooms, our family rooms offer more space to relax and unwind. All rooms have comfortable en-suite facilities and include complimentary newly upgraded WIFI, plasma TV and tea and coffee facilities. Family board games are also available on request at reception.

View our family friendly rooms


Our kids menu is available over at the Bannatyne Health Club cafe bar next door. We offer a delicious kids menu that even the fussiest eaters will love! We've got everything from mac & cheese to chicken pizza pockets! 

Take a look at the menu here

Kids swim for free!

Kids swim for free!

When you book direct, you will receive complimentary access to the facilities at Bannatyne Health Club Durham for all the family, worth £10 per day per person. We have a wide range of premium gym facilities for the grown ups, and a swimming pool with childrens swim times for the kids, all included in your stay with us.

Children's swimming times
Mon - Fri - 12.00pm - 7.00pm
Sat - Sun - 10.00am - 3.00pm & 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Find out more about complimentary extras

Soft Play Area

Soft play

Due to covid-19 government guidelines, the Soft Play area is currently closed. 

Receive 25% off a trip to Beamish!

When you book your stay direct with us, we will treat you to an exclusive 25% off voucher for Beamish, which is just a short drive away.

Children under the age of 16 are not permitted onto the gym floor.