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More details - The Handcrafted Boutique Fairs
Bespoke artisan craft fair
Alington House 4North Bailey, Saddler street Durham
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Durham Coast - Bioblitz day
Calling all nature lovers! Drop in to lend a hand with a marathon habitat survey around Hawthorn Hythe to improve the way we care for wildlife. No experience is necessary. Rangers will be on hand to offer expert guidance.
Durham Coast
Sun 27 May

More details - Durham Coast - Durham Coast half marathon 2018
13.1miles/21.1km of pumping hearts, burning muscles, sweat and stunning scenery. A great way for energetic types to experience the picturesque Durham Coast. A challenging route from Seaham to Crimdon Dene.
Durham Coast
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Djazz 2018
DJAZZ – The Durham City Jazz Festival brings together a number of different musical styles, groups, networks and audiences in the small but perfectly formed city of Durham. Festival-goers gain access to over 30 events ranging from intimate sets in hidden locations to big names in big venues!
Fowlers Yard, 3 Back Silver Street
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Tidy Up
 Peut-Être Theatre/ Events / HomeYou are here:  Workshops for families before the performance, 1pm & 2pmA 45 minutes workshop for children & families will be an exploration of the themes of Tidy Up using dance and movement (led by company members).
Gala Theatre and Cinema 1 Millennium Place Durham
Sun 27 May

More details - Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice on her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, this is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.
Gala Theatre and Cinema 1 Millennium Place Durham
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Alice in AdventureLand
Daily 26th May – 3rd June 2018 Don’t miss Adventure Valley’s Alice in AdventureLand this May Half-Term! Will you be mad enough to find Alice in our Magical Treasure Hunt? Play croquet with the Mad Queen, meet the White Rabbit and Crazy Hatter.
Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham
Sat 26 May

More details - Ushaw College - Open Garden for NGS
Part of the 50 acre landscape within open countryside around Ushaw College, the gardens were originally laid out in 1840 in front of the Georgian house and feature a formal rhododendron garden with herbaceous borders and rose beds.
Ushaw College, Durham
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Saturday Skating
Every Saturday morning we have two family roller disco sessions. Session 1: 10:00am - 11:00am Session 2: 11:00am - 12:00pm We have a number of skates available but you are welcome to bring your own. The price is £2.50 per skater per session. No booking necessary - just pay on the door.
Spectrum Leisure Centre, Hunwick Lane, Willington
Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun

More details - Family Night
Come along to our monthly family night! From 7:00pm til 10:00pm. Activities can include bouncy castle, soft play, table tennis, badminton, football, etc. Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer roller skating as part of this. Fully licensed bar open for adults and food available.
Spectrum Leisure Centre, Hunwick Lane, Willington
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Anthony King, Stephen Bailey, and host Dave Twentyman
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on June 15th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Anthony King, Stephen Bailey, and host Dave Twentyman Show details: Anthony King - “It’s the one-liners that set him apart.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Woodbine House - Open Garden for NGS
The garden is approx a quarter of an acre, divided into two, one half used as a vegetable garden with large greenhouse. The other half of the garden is lawn with well stocked (and some unusual planting) herbaceous borders and small pond. Bees are kept in the vegetable garden.
Woodbine House, Crook
Mon 28 May

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Jessica Fostekew, Jack Barry, and host Sam Avery
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Turbinia in Newton Aycliffe on June 6th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Turbinia, Sid Chaplin Drive, Newton Aycliffe
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Paul Pirie, Anth Young, and host George Rigden
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Cornerhouse in Crook on May 31st 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen, 60-61 Hope Street, Crook
Thu 31 May

More details - Badapple Theatre Company presents “Amy Johnson’
Badapple Theatre Company is celebrating 20 years on the road and to mark the milestone, it is re-presenting the first show the Company ever toured with. ’Amy Johnson’ will tour nationally starting in Yorkshire, travelling down through the Midlands, Surrey, Gloucestershire and finally Somerset.
Dalton le Dale Parish Hall
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Let's Rock The North East
Let's Rock The North East: Tickets avaiable.
Herrington Country Park, Sunderland
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Sunderland Race for Life 5K & 10K
Race for Life brings thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research into all 200 types of cancer. Sign up or help us spread the word. This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. 10k is a great step up from our 5k events.
Herrington Country Park, Chester Road, Penshaw, Sunderland
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Penshaw Monument - Tours to the Top 2018
Climb the secret spiral staircase to the monument’s rooftop walkway. Enjoy spectacular views across Wearside and County Durham from the top of this 70ft iconic landmark. Booking Advisable. Phone: 0844 249 1895. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Penshaw Monument, Chester RoadY, Penshaw
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Penshaw Monument - Tours to the Top 2018 Spring Bank Holiday Monday
Climb the secret spiral staircase to the monument’s rooftop walkway. Enjoy spectacular views across Wearside and County Durham from the top of this 70ft iconic landmark. Booking Advisable. Phone: 0844 249 1895. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Penshaw Monument, Chester RoadY, Penshaw
Mon 28 May

More details - Georgian Fair at Beamish Museum
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a Georgian Country Fair at Beamish Museum. Experience a fair like no other as The Squire of Pockerley sets about hiring his staff for the coming months! Here’s just some of the many things on offer at the fair; Be amazed by the Georgian Peep Show.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Thu 31 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Morris Car Rally at Beamish Museum
On the 9th and 10th June the roads and streets at Beamish will come alive with the sights and sounds of stunning classic vehicles from the Morris Car Club. Up to 20 cars will be on display at the museum and travelling around site, a brilliant opportunity to see some amazing vehicles first-hand!
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Sunday School Anniversary at Beamish Museum
Join the folk at Beamish Museum as they celebrate their Sunday School Anniversary, a big event for the community, when children wearing their finery would have taken part in a service before gathering for a picnic and treat.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sun 10 Jun

More details - North East Police History Society at Beamish Museum
The North East Police History Society will be putting on a display of items and exhibits at Beamish Museum. Visit the North East Police History Society exhibition in the Collections Study Room (near Open Stores) to learn about policing in the past. As with all daytime events, your Unlimited Pass is valid!
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Beamish Reliability Run
The 48th Beamish Safety and Reliability Run is taking place on Sunday, 17th June 2018! This event is for cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles registered before 1956. Beginning and finishing at Beamish, the run will follow a 150-mile route around County Durham and North Yorkshire.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Washington Old Hall - May half-term
Join us every day during May half-term for a fun outdoor activity. There’s lots to be discovered, and plenty to learn about nature. We’ll be doing lots of ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ’ tasks such as hunting for bugs and beasts as well as looking out for birds.
Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington
Mon 28 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Washington Old Hall - Open Garden for NGS
The picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis in an historic setting. It contains a formal Jacobean garden with box hedging borders around evergreens and perennials, vegetable garden, wild flower nut orchard with bee hives. Places to sit out and enjoy a picnic.
Washington Old Hall, Washington Village
Sun 3 Jun

More details - 24 Bede Crescent - Open Garden for NGS
A lesson in how to make a small shady place colourful and interesting. Small ’courtyard style’ garden, with central paved area, surrounded by borders containing shrubs and box balls for year round structure, and packed with colourful Astilbes, lilies and clematis for summer impact.
24 Bede Crescent, Washington
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Father's Day Family Fun Day
Beamish Hall are bringing the whole family together this Father’s Day, we aim to keep the family entertained while Dad enjoys the football on a large screen. There will be a BBQ on the Lawn, Football Games, Fairground Rides, Face painting and much more..
Beamish Hall
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Harperley Hall Farm - Open Garden for NGS
The garden is attached to an award winning specialist plant nursery (5 Chelsea Gold Medals and winner of the RHS Presidents Award 2015).
Harperley Hall Farm, Stanley
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Bobby Mair, Gary Tro, and host Andy Fury
Coming to Hilarity Bites at One77 in Hartlepool on June 3rd 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Bobby Mair, Gary Tro, and host Andy Fury Show details: Bobby Mair - “He’s either going to be a huge international star or the funniest homeless man ever” - Jimmy Carr Gary Tro - “Made his full room roar...
One77, 177 York Road, Hartlepool
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Big Fish Little Fish Sunderland -  16th June 'Old Hat and Moustache' themed family rave
Big Fish Little Fish are back in Sunderland with a ’Hat and Moustache’ themed Father’s Day event at our brand new venue - Bonded Warehouse! Join our award winning, critically acclaimed family fun event for the post-rave generation of parents - helping them to be responsibly irresponsible since 2013.
Bonded Warehouse Fish Quay Low Street Sunderland
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Mum2Mum Market Darlington
Do you need to sell your outgrown baby and children’s goods or are you looking to grab a bargain if so you love Darlington’s mum2mum market. You can grab some real bargains with thousands of items on sale, you can save up to 80% from buying new.
Longfield Academy, longfield Road Darlington
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Plant Sale & Open Garden
A charity plant sale and open garden at the home of Geoff and Joan Boston to raise money for the Charity RememberingRebbecca (1141197). Event part of 8 year old Lily Wilkinson’s personal 2018 challenge to raise money for the charity.
104 Oxbridge Avenue, Stockton on Tees
Sat 26 May

More details - Oliver Ford Garden - Open Garden for NGS
A peaceful, contemplative 3 acre garden developed and planted by the owner and BBC Gardener of the Year as a space for quiet reflection. Arboretum specialising in bark, stream, wildlife pond and bog garden. Semi-shaded Japanese maple and dwarf rhododendron garden. Rock garden and scree bed.
Oliver Ford Garden, Consett
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Race for Life - Gateshead
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. Race for Life Gateshead is a 5k (or just over 3 miles) and is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities.
Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gateshead
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Planet Circus the wow factor, seaburn. Sunderland!
Planet Circus The Wow Factor!!! This year’s super show features: The world’s most dangerous circus act Team Brazil in The Globe of Death, with motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph, this act has to be seen to be believed.
Seaburn Sunderland
Tue 22 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle: Folly
Coming to Hilarity Bites at the Old English Gentleman in Darlington on May 24th 2018: Hilarity Bites presents Lee Kyle: Folly Show details: In a moment of madness, Lee has decided to bite off more than he can chew and has booked a 30+ date national tour, as an attempt to answer the question "What happens if
Old English Gentleman, Bondgate, Darlingotn
Thu 24 May

More details - Gibside - History tour
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens. It was fashioned with two things in mind: spectacular views and ’wow’ moments.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today, Fri 25 May, Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May, Fri 1 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Mon 4 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Fri 29 Jun

More details - Gibside - The orangery urns by Andrew Burton
Sculptor Andrew Burton has researched the tempestuous story of Mary Eleanor’s second marriage to Andrew Robinson "Stoney" Bowes as well as looked at the original urns that once graced Mary Eleanor Bowes’ original orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Tue 10 Jul

More details - Gibside - Your sweetest empire is to please by Fiona Curran
Delve into Gibside’s past through a new and exciting installation by mixed media artist Fiona Curran and visit her architectural folly by the Orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Tue 10 Jul

More details - Gibside - Nordic Walking
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class. Whatever age, fitness level or goal, it’s a different way of enjoying the outdoors and working your muscles at the same time. Walking, using the poles provided you have support to work out harder as you’re on the move.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Tue 22 May, Sat 26 May, Tue 29 May

More details - Gibside - Health Walk
It’s been proven that getting outdoors for a relaxing stroll can improve your health and wellbeing. So how about joining in a Health Walk every Wednesday from 11am. You can meet a guide at Visitor Reception for a walk around the grounds, as well as meet new people.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Wed 23 May, Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May, Wed 6 Jun, Thu 7 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Thu 5 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Gibside - Gibside Sewing Group
Whether you are new to sewing or have been doing it as long as you can remember, the Gibside Sewing Group meet weekly and everyone is welcome. The Gibside Sewing Group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am in the main caf.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Thu 24 May, Thu 31 May, Thu 7 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Thu 5 Jul, Thu 12 Jul

More details - Gibside - Gibside summer nights
Explore Gibside after hours. The summer sun and lighter nights are ideal for longer adventures, so we’re opening the whole estate until late. Stroll around this eighteenth-century landscape garden while the sun sets, celebrate history through two contemporary art installations and down your picnic blanket.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 25 May, Sat 26 May, Fri 1 Jun, Sat 2 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Gibside - Gibside Pub
Gibside Pub can be found inside the main caf every Friday and Saturday evening until 9pm. And although it may be on the small side, it is nestled within an 18th-century garden as well as being the only pub in the village. Inside you’ll find Wylam Brewery ales on tap, lager, wine, cider and soft drinks available.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 25 May, Sat 26 May, Fri 1 Jun, Sat 2 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Gibside - parkrun
Whether you’re new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am. It’s an opportunity to enjoy running in a historic garden where the background noise includes birdsong, perhaps a lawnmower or two, and not much else.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Gibside - Stick Week
There is so much fun to be had with the humble stick. From building tiny mouse houses to creating huge dens, identifying trees and making stick art. Spend your May half term discovering just how much you can do with a stick. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sat 26 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Gibside - Great Run Local
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. The runs will take place at Gibside each Sunday throughout the year.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Gibside - Showcase night
Every month we open up the floor at Gibside Pub for Showcase night. Whether you’re simply looking for somewhere to relax and be entertained, or you happen to be a budding musician and would like to show off your talents this could be for you.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 1 Jun, Fri 6 Jul

More details - Gibside - Music and Evensong in the Chapel
Enjoy the fantastic acoustics of Gibside Chapel with live music from local performers and choirs (1.30 - 2.30pm) followed by a traditional Anglican service (3pm). Free entry. Booking Not Needed.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

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