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More details - Gallerina, 20 years
Celebrating 20 years with twenty paintings commissioned by Gallerina to help champion the North – our landscape, our coast, our people and streets but above all our talent. Gallery usually closed Sundays and Mondays.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today to Wed 29 Aug

More details - GIANT Cut and Stick!
View The BFG in Pictures exhibition and have some GIANT cut and stick fun creating a collage of the Big Friendly Giant – the completed artwork will be displayed in the Museum! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Today, Mon 20 Aug, Thu 23 Aug

More details - Summertime Fun
Summertime Fun at Adventure Valley Daily 21st July – 2nd September 2018 Don’t miss Adventure Valley’s Summertime Fun this Summer holidays, there is so much family fun!
Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham
Today to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Summer of Fun
Every day at Beamish Museum, from Saturday, 21st July to Wednesday, 29th August, there’ll be amazing activities taking place across the museum for all the family to enjoy. From explosive experiments to Suffragette marches, Home Guard drills and solving a murder mystery, it’s set to be a fantastic Summer of Fun!
Beamish Museum Beamish
Today to Wed 29 Aug

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 18 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Sat 1 Sep, Sat 8 Sep, Sat 15 Sep, Sat 22 Sep, Sat 29 Sep, Sat 6 Oct, Sat 13 Oct

More details - Walworth Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Enjoy 3 very different gardens in this new group opening. Quarry End is a 1½ acre woodland garden developed over 18 years on the site of an ancient quarry. It incorporates a newly developed woodland, a wide variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, a fernery and ornamental vegetable plot.
Walworth Gardens, Darlington
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Simple Minds and The Pretenders
Simple Minds and The Pretenders with Very Special Guest KT Tunstall. Artists performing: Simple Minds, KT Tunstall, The Pretenders.: Tickets avaiable.
Emirates Durham ICG, Durham
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Mr Yorke's Walled Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Charming C18 walled garden, redesigned with herbaceous border, ponds, mature trees, standard and climbing roses, vegetable garden, fruit trees, lawns and grassy paths. This is a garden in change and work has progressed since the garden opened for the NGS last year.
Mr Yorke’s Walled Garden, Richmond
Sun 19 Aug

More details - Play in a Week
Play In A Week will be running from Monday 20th – Friday 24th August, (10am - 4pm Monday to Thursday and 10am – 6.30pm on Friday) Come along and join us this summer to make a play in a week, learn new skills, make new friends and perform on stage at The Hullabaloo!
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington
Mon 20 Aug to Fri 24 Aug

More details - Big Kid Circus
Big Kid Circus returns with an all new show, in the year we celebrate 250 years since the creation of the modern circus. To mark this event we introduce great new ground and aerial artists from England, Ukraine, Cuba and an hilarious new Clown Papeluxo from Chile.
Trinity Green, Parliament Street, Stockton On Tees
Tue 21 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

More details - Go wild! Family Fun Day
Find your inner beast and let your imagination run wild  in this fun drop in session. Join in with this animal themed day, who will you be? King of the jungle or a beautiful butterfly? Who knows who or what you will meet! Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom normal admission applies.
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Wed 22 Aug

More details - Sammy the Snail Takes part in Rosewoth Fun Day
Sammy the snail is making a special visit to the Roseworth Funday. Join the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust for a free fun event for all the family. Discover the secret life of snails, go on a mini-beast hunt, get creative with snail themed model making, arts and crafts and have fun with slimy snail games and puzzles.
Kiora Hall, Ragpath Lane Roseworth Stockton-on-Tees
Thu 23 Aug

More details - BIG Dance Workshope (4+)
The D Project Dance Company offer a wonderful dance workshop for 4+ years inspired by all things BIG! Play with scale through movement and dance, interacting with props and letting your imagination run wild as we delve into a world where anything is possible!
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 23 Aug

More details - Durham Coast - Rock pool rummage
Explore rock pools with a National Trust ranger. See how many fascinating creatures you can find and learn all about them. Will you catch a crab or spot a starfish' Booking Essential. Phone: 0344 249 1895. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs on leads welcome.
Durham Coast
Thu 23 Aug, Mon 27 Aug, Thu 30 Aug

More details - Handcrafted Boutique Fairs
Artisan bespoke craft fairs from selected crafters from around the north east
Alington House 4North Bailey, Saddler street Durham
Fri 24 Aug and Sat 25 Aug

Table-top and Craft Sale More details - Table-top and Craft Sale
This friendly, local sale has been running for more than twenty years and, in order to keep it going, it is now being run as a not for profit local amenity. The venue is open from 09:30 to 15:30 on the first and last Saturday of the month from February until December.
St Mary’s Parish Hall, Newgate, Barnard Castle.
Sat 25 Aug, Sat 1 Sep, Sat 29 Sep, Sat 6 Oct
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More details - 149th Weardale Show – Bank Holiday 25th August
A packed programme, many entertainments free - this is the BEST value family day out you’ll have this summer!
St John’s Chapel, Weardale
Sat 25 Aug

More details - Family Fun Day
A Bit of family fun this bank hoilday Monday 11am-3pm .. Bouncy Castle, The Fire Brigade, The Misty Blue Farm Paint a Pony.. Photograpy, kids crafts, tombolas and games.. The Rainbow Singers 1pm Thi Chi taster session The Whistling Teapot open 12pm - 4pm
St. Paul’s Centre
Mon 27 Aug

More details - Model Making Fun!
Join us and be inspired by The BFG in Pictures exhibition to create a large 3D model street complete with a Big Friendly Giant! – the completed artwork will be displayed in the Museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.
The Bowes Museum Newgate Barnard Castle
Tue 28 Aug to Fri 31 Aug

More details - 38th CAMRA Durham Beer Festival
The annual festival featuring 30 cask beers and 8 ciders and perries. Food and soft drinks also available. Join CAMRA at the festival and get 4 beer tokens. www.durhambeerfestival.org.uk Twitter @DurhamBeerFest2 Facebook CAMRADurhamBeerFestival
NEW VENUE Durham City Rugby Football Club, Green Lane, Durham (off Old Elvet)
Wed 29 Aug to Sat 1 Sep

More details - Dig for Victory
Dig for Victory is the first event in Beamish Museum’s Great North Festival of Agriculture. The event is focused in and around The 1940s Farm and tells the story of life on the Home Front and the vital role the British countryside played during the Second World War.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Thu 30 Aug to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Jonas Kaufmann : Under the Stars
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice. Join Jonas Kaufmann this summer for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne amphitheatre.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 30 Aug

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Rob Thomas & Edy Hurst
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Cornerhouse in Crook on August 30th 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen, 60-61 Hope Street, Crook
Thu 30 Aug

More details - Sheelanagig
Sheelanagig for over a decade have brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 31 Aug

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 1 Sep, Sat 6 Oct

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