What's On In and Around County Durham

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Terrific Trees at Durham University Botanic Garden

Pick up a spotter sheet from the Visitor Centre and see what Terrific Trees you can discover in the Garden. This is a self-led activity, and subject to availability of spotter sheets.
Durham University Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham DH1 3TN Details >
Today to Fri 30 Sep

Disco Inferno

For all those who dreamed of going to New York’s Studio 54, Disco Inferno is COMING SOON to the Empire Theatre, Consett and is the spectacular all singing, all dancing celebration of everything
Empire Theatre Consett DH8 5AB Details >
Fri 30 Sep

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Stephen Bailey & Black Liver

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Stephen Bailey & Black Liver Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on October 1st 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG Details >
Sat 1 Oct

Young Creator’s art club – The Big Apple/San Francisco

If you’d like to delve into the world of art then our new monthly Saturday morning art club’s for you.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP Details >
Sat 1 Oct

Signs of Autumn at Durham University Botanic Garden

Pick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and explore the garden to see what you can discover. This is a self-led activity, and subject to availability of spotter sheets
Durham University Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham DH1 3TN Details >
Sat 1 Oct to Mon 31 Oct

The Big Jump

Our annual skydive day is back for 2022. Imagine leaving your worries behind you and skydiving from 10,000 feet. Feeling the thrill and adrenaline as you jump and soar through the skies.
The Airfield, Shotton, Shotton Colliery DH6 2NH Details >
Sat 1 Oct

The Great British Dog Walk- Raby Castle

A sponsored dog walk to transform deaf people's lives. Take part in a fun-filled sponsored walk, in a beautiful location, with (or without) your dog and help deaf people to leave loneliness...
Raby Castle, Staindrop DL2 3AH Details >
Sun 2 Oct

Hilarity Bites presents Al Murray: Gig For Victory

Hilarity Bites presents Al Murray: Gig For Victory Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Hippodrome on October 2nd 2022: Hilarity Bites presents Al Murray: Gig For Victory Show details: Brand new show.
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR Details >
Sun 2 Oct

Rat Pack - Swingin' at the Sands

Do you desire style and panache of a bygone era? COMING SOON TO the Darlington Hippodrome, Kettering - Rat Pack, Swingin’ at the Sands will bring flair and class that only Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin...
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR Details >
Wed 5 Oct

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Phil Chapman

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Phil Chapman Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hops & Cheese in Hartlepool on October 6th 2022: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Phil Chapman, Fran Garrity, host Jon Pearson & support Show
Hops & Cheese, 9-11 Tower Street Hartlepool TS24 7HH Details >
Thu 6 Oct

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night ft. Matt Reed

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night ft. Matt Reed Coming to Hilarity Bites at Steam Machine Brewing Company on October 20th 2022: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Matt Reed, Chris Brooker, host Andy Fury & support Show
Steam Machine Brewing Co 26 Northfield Way Newton Aycliffe DL5 6UF Details >
Thu 20 Oct

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Paul ‘Silky’ White & Phil Chapman

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Paul ‘Silky’ White & Phil Chapman Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on October 21st 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP Details >
Fri 21 Oct

Big Apple Super Saturday

Big Apple Super Saturday Phileas Fogg arrives in New York on his Journey around the world in 80 days so we celebrate with an apple themed workshop.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP Details >
Sat 22 Oct

Rival Arts Gift & Food Fair

Rival Arts Ltd return for the Autumn Gift and Food Fair. Over 70 stands meandering throughout this historic landmark building.
Ushaw Historic House, Ushaw Moor, Durham City, DH7 9RH DH7 7DW Details >
Sat 22 Oct and Sun 23 Oct

Mega Meccano Exhibition

An exhibition of working Meccano models of all descriptions built by members of the North Eastern Meccano Society and associated Meccano Societies.
St. Cuthbert’s Church Hall, Market Place, Darlington DL1 5QG Details >
Sat 22 Oct

FREE taster session with the Durham Rock Choir

If you have ever wondered 'are there any community choirs near me?' then the answer is firmly yes! Your local Durham choir is run by singing teacher Rob Slater.
Elvet Methodist Church, 8 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HL Details >
Mon 24 Oct, Mon 31 Oct, and more dates until Mon 28 Nov

Pumpkin Day

Pumpkin Day Halloween is high on the agenda at The Bowes Museum as it gears up for Halloween. Join us in getting messy and make your own clay pumpkin candleholder to take home.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP Details >
Tue 25 Oct and Wed 26 Oct

Ghosts and Ghouls Day

Ghosts and Ghouls Day Make ghostly crafts that you can take home in readiness for your own spooky celebrations.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP Details >
Thu 27 Oct and Fri 28 Oct

Little Monsters (Treasures) Halloween Party

Little Monsters (Treasures) Halloween Party Join in with Little Treasures and bring your little monster for some play, crafts and refreshments.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP Details >
Thu 27 Oct

Hilarity Bites presents Dave Twentyman has ADHD

Hilarity Bites presents Dave Twentyman has ADHD Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on October 27th 2022: Hilarity Bites presents Dave Twentyman has ADHD Show details: We’ll let Dave explain this show, as he can put it
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG Details >
Thu 27 Oct

Things to do in County Durham