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Summer of Fun

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This summer, Beamish Museum invites you to come out and play, with den building, ice cream making, adventure play and much more!
Beamish Museum Beamish DH9 0RG
Today to Tue 31 Aug

Summertime Fun at Adventure Valley

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Get ready for Summertime Fun at Adventure Valley! Discover an amazing family day out, jam-packed with activities, daily shows, indoor and outdoor play, and plenty of cute animals to meet.
Adventure Valley, Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham DH1 5SG
Today to Wed 1 Sep

Little Treasures

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Little Treasures Our playful Little Treasures toddler group restarts on Thursday morning’s from 10 June. This is a great way to introduce little ones to the Museum in a fun and exciting way.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Today, Thu 12 Aug, Thu 19 Aug, Thu 26 Aug

After School Club

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After School Club Meet new friends, learn new skills and get your creative juices flowing in this After School Club for 6 to 11 year olds.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Today, Thu 12 Aug, Thu 19 Aug, Thu 26 Aug

Free Outdoor Trails

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Free Outdoor Trails Join us and have fun with the many free activities in the grounds of The Bowes Museum this summer. From the woodland fairy trail to making an eyecatching viewfinder, there is lots you can do in the...
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Today to Sun 5 Sep

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley & Josh Pugh

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley & Josh Pugh Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on August 7th 2021: Two shows (7:30pm - 8:30pm / 9pm - 10pm) Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 7 Aug

Seaham Food Festival 2021

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We’re thrilled to be welcoming you back to the coast this year for Seaham Food Festival 2021. Join us on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August.
Seaham SR7 7EU
Sat 7 Aug and Sun 8 Aug

11 Arches Park

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Kynren is the jewel, 11Arches Park is the crown. Epic journeys through time with amazing performances, spectacular shows and immersive attractions in a beautifully landscaped open space: 11Arches...
Flatts Farm DL14 7LF
Sat 7 Aug, Sat 14 Aug, and more dates until Sat 11 Sep

Venice Welcomes Clara

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Venice Welcomes Clara Join in the fun free celebrations for our adventures of Clara exhibition and create a festive rhino eye mask or horn headdress inspired by Venetian masks.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 7 Aug, Sat 14 Aug, Sat 21 Aug, Sat 28 Aug

Kynren

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Kynren’s evening blockbuster performances are ranked in Trip Advisor’s ‘Top Five Shows to See in the UK’.
Flatts Farm DL14 7LF
Sat 7 Aug

Ravensford Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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The virus closure in 2020 allowed us to seize the moment and undertake some new projects, as well as do some overdue repairs, so it has been a welcome chance to give this very varied, 3-acre country
Ravensford Farm, Hamsterley DL13 3NH
Sun 8 Aug

Garden and studio at 67 - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden at 67 is at the rear of a Georgian house which was formerly a pub. Artist Mitsi has landscaped the walled garden over the last 2 years.
Garden and studio at 67, Bishop Auckland DL14 9ER
Sun 8 Aug

Summer School: Magic Tricks

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Summer School: Magic Tricks Learn magic tricks in our workshops delivered by our favourite Magic Andrew before enjoying an afternoon of crafts and exploring the adventures of Clara exhibition. Age 7 – 12, lunch included.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Mon 9 Aug, Mon 16 Aug

Big Kid Circus

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Big Kid Circus is presenting a amazing brand new show GOLD full of excitement and at a affordable price for the whole family.
Stockton-on-Tees, Trinity Green TS18 1EP
Tue 10 Aug to Sun 15 Aug
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PLAY IN TWO DAYS: CREATE YOUR OWN FAIRYTALE

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Two fun-packed, drama-filled days for children to create a brilliant new play to perform to friends and family later on the second day at The Hullabaloo A two-day theatre-making workshop which takes
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Tue 10 Aug

Message in a Bottle

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Message in a Bottle Design and create a map in this free fun drop in event celebrating our adventures of Clara exhibition.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Tue 10 Aug, Tue 17 Aug, Tue 24 Aug

Introduction to Foraging

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Introduction to Foraging Fun and informative three hour guided walk led by Jenny, proprietor of Dalton Moor Farm School of Sustainable Living and Wellbeing, fruit grower and harvester of wild foods, who will introduce you to
Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton le Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY
Sat 14 Aug

Hillside Cottages - Open Garden for NGS

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The mature gardens of these two C19 cottages offer contrasting styles. At Number 1, grass paths lead you through a layout of trees and shrubs including many interesting specimens.
Hillside Cottages, Bishop Auckland DL14 0EZ
Sun 15 Aug

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Lost Voice Guy & James Meehan

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Lost Voice Guy & James Meehan Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on August 20th 2021: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 20 Aug

Get Creative - Explore, Experiment and Play with Light

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Get Creative - Explore, Experiment and Play with Light Do you feel like everyone else comes up with the bright ideas? Well, you can find out their secret in these day long sessions with the creative thinker Dave Bramston, where you will explore,...
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 21 Aug, Sun 22 Aug, Sat 4 Sep

Things to do in County Durham