What's On in Durham

 
Gibside Farmer's Market Gibside County Wide

10am-4pm Buy fresh, seasonal food and crafts direct from local growers and producers. Every first and third Saturday.

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DIY Sundays at mima mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art County Wide
4-Jun-14 to 4-Jun-16
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Look out for the DIY box of goodies in mima's ground floor atrium to make something to take home. DIY boxes change each week and it's FREE. Look out for crocheting, finger knittin...

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Family Art Trolley at mima mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art County Wide
4-Jun-14 to 4-Jun-16
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Children of all ages and their families can enjoy mima's popular art trolley. Get involved, create and make something to take home. Our trolley is packed with all sorts of materia...

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8-14 yrs Cheerleading Durham ASET (Sherburn Sports Centre) Durham
23-Jul-14 to 23-Jul-16

Cheerleading classes for those aged 8-14 years. Taught by two former Team GB gymnasts.

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Under 7s Cheerleading Durham ASET (Sherburn Sports Centre) Durham
23-Jul-14 to 23-Jul-16

Cheerleading Classes for those aged under 7 years. Taught by 2 former Team GB gymnasts.

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Living on the Hills - 10,000 years of Durham Palace Green Library Durham
22-Jan-15 to 22-Jan-17

This permanent exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of...

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Theme Park opens for 2015 Lightwater Valley Theme Park Darlington
28-Mar-15 to 1-Nov-15
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Our theme park re-opens for the 2015 season on 28th March through until 1st November, and with mini, mega and ultimate adventures there is something for everyone. We're also home...

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Jurassic Adventure Golf Lightwater Valley Theme Park County Wide
23-May-15 to 20-Dec-15

With just a club and a small white ball for protection, swap your birdies for Pterodactyls and rise to the challenge of making Jurassic pars as you navigate your way through 18...

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Foodie Fridays at Auckland Castle Auckland Castle Bishop Auckland
17-Jul-15 to 28-Aug-15
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Foodie Fridays 12-3pm Time to get messy and tickle your taste buds with our appetising activities. Have fun with food, discover the decadent diets of our bishops and their guests...

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Play Saturdays at Auckland Castle Auckland Castle Bishop Auckland
18-Jul-15 to 29-Aug-15
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Play Saturdays 12-3pm Football Frenzy featuring penalty shoot-out, 5 –cone dribble and keepy-up challenges. There's also croquet, giant chess, jenga and other games on the lawn...

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Story Sundays at Auckland Castle Auckland Castle Bishop Auckland
19-Jul-15 to 30-Aug-15
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Story Sundays 12-3pm Let our resident Storyteller transport you back to forgotten lands to encounter tales of mythical creatures to legendary characters fit for a medieval palace....

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Taste of Teesdale Festival Raby Castle Teesdale
19-Jul-15 to 19-Jul-20

Organised by Barnard Castle Farmers Market and held in the grounds of the Castle, 'Taste of Teesdale Festival' brings together an abundance of artisan food and drink from across...

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Wild Wednesdays at Auckland Castle Auckland Castle Bishop Auckland
22-Jul-15 to 26-Aug-15
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Uncovering literally what's under your feet and above your head. Take a walk in the park, learn about its inhabitants and enjoy the fresh air - See more at: http://aucklandcastle....

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Trekking Thursdays at Auckland Castle Auckland Castle Bishop Auckland
23-Jul-15 to 31-Aug-15
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Uncover the hidden secrets of our castle in our family tours. Learn about spooky sightings and gory goings on to visits from some of history's most influential characters. Try to...

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Messy Mondays at Auckland Castle Auckland Castle Bishop Auckland
27-Jul-15 to 24-Aug-15
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12 - 3pm Messy Mondays Informal art and craft sessions for all the family – learn new skills, or create your own masterpiece. - See more at: http://aucklandcastle.org/events

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Wild Wednesdays Bowlees Visitor Centre Teesdale
29-Jul-15 to 26-Aug-15

Activities every Wednesday during the school holidays. Campfire cooking - 29 July 2015 Fantastic flowers - 5 August 2015 Magical mini-beasts - 12 August 2015 Outdoor art - 19...

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Cosi Fan Tutte The Bowes Museum Teesdale
2-Aug-15
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A unique evening of glorious music in this costumed production, with chamber orchestra. The beautiful music of Mozart's opera belies the cynical plot - sometimes comical, sometime...

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Prehistoric People Crafts The Bowes Museum Teesdale
6-Aug-15
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Join this drop in session to explore the Prehistoric People exhibition and try making Stone, Bronze and Iron Age inspired creations to take home. Children must be accompanied by...

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Film Nights at the Witham – French Film Festi The Witham Teesdale
6-Aug-15 to 27-Aug-15

Four of Yves Saint Laurent's favourite films, chosen by his partner Pierre Bergé, who is now Président of the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, will be on show at this...

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Film Nights at the Witham The Witham Teesdale
7-Aug-15
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Make the most of your visit to the current Yves Saint Laurent exhibition by combining it with a film at The Witham in Barnard Castle. Yves Saint Laurent, directed by Jalil Lespert...

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FOOTBALL SHIRT WEEKEND @ LIGHTWATER VALLEY Lightwater Valley Theme Park County Wide
8-Aug-15 to 9-Aug-15
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Whether or not you can bend it like Beckham, it really doesn't Mata because the Neville wears Prada. On a more serious note, our football shirt weekend is here to kick-off the new...

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Bioblitz family wildlife event Maidendale Nature Reserve Darlington
8-Aug-15

Darlington is to be hit by a Bio Blitz as wildlife activity bonanza comes to the amazingly diverse Maidendale Nature Reserve. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to discover...

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Fantastic Founders- John and Joséphine Bowes The Bowes Museum Teesdale
10-Aug-15 to 11-Aug-15
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Learn about the Museum's founders in this drop in interactive workshop and make something to take home before exploring their amazing collection. Children must be accompanied by...

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Behind the Scenes Conservation Tours The Bowes Museum Teesdale
11-Aug-15
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Date: 11th August The conservation dept throws open the studio doors for behind-the-scenes tours. Meet the team and view projects they're working on. Places are limited, so first-...

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Bowes Museum - talk Garden Rooms, Leyburn Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn Teesdale
11-Aug-15

As part of The Bowes Museum at Tennants series, Howard Coutts (Keeper of Ceramics) and Jane Whittaker (Head of Collections) will speak about The Bowes Museum: Past, Present &...

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Teddy Bears Picnic Stanhope Railway Station Weardale
12-Aug-15
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Come to our Teddy Bears Picnic at Stanhope Station. Board the train at Wolsingham Train Station and travel up to Stanhope. Tickets are £10 per child age 5 onwards. This includes...

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Creative Cave Painting The Bowes Museum Teesdale
14-Aug-15
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Mix your own cave paint and create your own cave painting in this fun drop in workshop. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

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Afternoon Tea The Bowes Museum Teesdale
15-Aug-15
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Enjoy a glass of Pimms in the beautiful museum grounds before viewing the UK exclusive Yves Saint Laurent exhibition, then discuss your favourite dresses with your friends over...

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Toys from the Past- Family Fun Day The Bowes Museum Teesdale
18-Aug-15
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Join this fun packed day of drop in fun for all the family. Activities include making a super sock puppet; making a pirate, soldier or princess – what will your peg doll become? -...

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Simple Samplers The Bowes Museum Teesdale
19-Aug-15
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See some amazing samplers in the Museum collection and get stitching during this drop in workshop to create your own sampler bookmark to take home! Children must be accompanied by...

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Mini Matinee - Shaun the Sheep Bishop Auckland Town Hall Bishop Auckland
20-Aug-15

Shaun is a sheep who doesn't follow the flock – in fact, he leads them into all sorts of scrapes and scraps, turning peace in the valley into mayhem in the meadow. Shaun and his...

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Helen Stephens Storytime The Bowes Museum Teesdale
20-Aug-15
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Back by popular demand! Children's author and illustrator Helen Stephens returns with a fun packed workshop. Listen to Helen reading some of her stories; learn tips on how to draw...

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Prehistoric People Crafts The Bowes Museum Teesdale
21-Aug-15
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Join this drop in session to explore the Prehistoric People exhibition and try making Stone, Bronze and Iron Age inspired creations to take home. Children must be accompanied by...

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Creative Cave Painting The Bowes Museum Teesdale
24-Aug-15 to 25-Aug-15

Mix your own cave paint and create your own cave painting in this fun drop in workshops. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

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Spectacular Silk Painting The Bowes Museum Teesdale
27-Aug-15
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Explore the Museum's collection and sketch your favourite object before turning it into a silk painting. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult...

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Yves Saint Laurent The Bowes Museum Teesdale
28-Aug-15
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Try a selection of crafts linked to this stunning fashion exhibition. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

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Auckland Castle Fun Run Auckland Castle Bishop Auckland
30-Aug-15

Put your best foot forward in the first Auckland Castle Fun Run.The 2 mile event for under 16's starts at the Robinson Arch, before heading through the park and finishing back at...

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Behind the Scenes Conservation Tours The Bowes Museum Teesdale
9-Sep-15
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Date: 9th September The conservation dept throws open the studio doors for behind-the-scenes tours. Meet the team and view projects they're working on. Places are limited, so...

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Knitted Fabric Design The Bowes Museum Teesdale
4-Oct-15
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Includes admission to YSL, refreshments and all materials. Join knitwear designer Joan Murray to create your own fabric using a knitting machine to produce your own designs.

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Magnificent Millinery The Bowes Museum Teesdale
10-Oct-15
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Be inspired by the hats in the Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal exhibition and create a small hat with milliner Claire Spooner to take home. Includes admission to YSL exhibit...

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Toytastic The Bowes Museum Teesdale
26-Oct-15
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Join this drop in workshop to explore the Dolls, Bears and Robots gallery. Have a go at playing with some replica toys before making one to take home. Children must be accompanied...

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Wild Animals- Family Fun Day The Bowes Museum Teesdale
27-Oct-15
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Join in this action packed day of drop in fun for all the family. Meet an incredible range of friendly animals from Jay's Animal Encounters including snakes, scorpions, spiders...

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Halloween Crafts The Bowes Museum Teesdale
28-Oct-15 to 30-Oct-15
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Be brave and take part in these Halloween themed craft workshops. Wednesday 28th: Witches Thursday 29th: Beastly Beasties Friday 30th: Spells and Magic Booking required on 01833...

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Quiltscapes & Quiltlines by Pauline Burbidge The Bowes Museum Teesdale
28-Nov-15 to 10-Apr-16
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This renowned contemporary quiltmaker and textile artist has a long and dedicated career. Her work has been purchased by many international museums and collectors. This exhibition...

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Christmas Fun The Bowes Museum Teesdale
21-Dec-15 to 22-Dec-15
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Get into the festive spirit by creating some wonderful crafts to make your Christmas Day extra special! Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult,...

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