What's On In and Around County Durham

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The Dorman Roost

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The Dorman Roost A feather-filled mystery is coming to Middlesbrough! Flock to the Dorman Museum this Easter for the Dorman Roost, a theatrical adventure for the whole family.
Linthorpe Rd TS5 6LA
Wed 20 Apr 22

Fun and Food- Movie Madness Drama Workshop

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A chance for any budding thespians to shine by creating a movie trailer. For children 7+ in the Spennymoor area inc Middlestone moor etc booking essential by calling 01388 813404 or via St.
St. Paul’s Garden DL16 7LR
Tue 19 Apr 22

Planet Circus OMG SPENNYMOOR EASTER SPECTACULAR

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Planet Circus OMG SPENNYMOOR EASTER SPECTACULAR Are you looking for family fun suitable for all ages, then look no more as PLANET CIRCUS OMG is in town with its all-new 2022 spectacular show!
Planet Circus Site Opposite The Frog & Ferret Pub DL16 7RS
Mon 18 Apr 22

The Time Machine - Family Friendly Theatre

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The Time Machine - Family Friendly Theatre The Time Machine a Family Friendly Theatre and One Woman Show! Irene the Inventor is lost in space and her time machine is ticking away. Every second counts, so can you help her in her hour of need?
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sun 17 Apr 22

Easter Family Fun Day

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Easter Family Fun Day Spring into action and enjoy a day of Easter themed activities including an Easter themed treasure trail around the Museum with a special treat as your reward – watch out for the Easter Bunny!
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sun 17 Apr 22

Annual Easter Chick Hunt at Durham University Botanic Garden

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Easter Chicks are hiding in the Garden. Pick up your spotter sheet and see how many you can find in this fun family event. Self-led activity.
Durham University Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham DH1 3TN
Sun 17 Apr 22

Room on the Broom Activity Trail

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Ushaw is cast under a spell in 2022. Is there Room on the Broom? Yes! Hold onto your (witch’s) hat as this fun, family adventure takes you through magical woods, meadows, gardens and by the former...
Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens Woodland Road Durham DH7 9RH (
Thu 14 Apr 22

Community Printing Workshop

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Contact Claire@Claire-ford.co.uk to book your place Join the artist Claire Ford to learn printing techniques to create a panel inspired by the Museum’s Regeneration exhibition.
Lipscomb Hall, Cockfield, Bishop Auckland DL13 5DL
Thu 14 Apr 22

LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding Workshop

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LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding Workshop Our popular LEGO® WEDO 2 is back by demand as we recognise National LEGO® Day! Make a moving vehicle and bring your LEGO® creation to life.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Wed 13 Apr 22

Create a Masterpiece

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Create a Masterpiece Create your own masterpiece in The Bowes Museum’s galleries, using an easel you will take on the role of a real artist and experiment with a range of materials. Protective aprons supplied.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Wed 13 Apr 22

Easter Family Brunch Club

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Easter Family Brunch Club Join in activities and party games with Alice in Wonderland and the White Rabbit in Café Bowes. And have your photo taken with them too.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Tue 12 Apr 22

Easter Fun and Food- Family Storytelling and Puppet Workshop

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Storytelling with songs and puppets and a chance to create your own puppets and stories. For Children Age 6+ in the Spennymoor area including Middlestone Moor etc..
St. Pauls Centre Ltd St. Pauls Gardens DL16 7LR
Tue 12 Apr 22

Ravensford Farm - Open Garden for NGS

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The garden, with some 40 different varieties of narcissi, early-flowering trees, primroses and wood anemones, is often most beautiful in spring. There will be music, of course, as well as plant sales.
Ravensford Farm, Hamsterley DL13 3NH
Sun 10 Apr 22

Durham Orchid Show & Craft Fair

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We are pleased to announce that our Annual Orchid Show is to run this year and look forward to seeing you all. Societies from around the N.
Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn County Durham DH6 5AT
Sun 10 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites presents Paul Sinha & Angelos Epithemiou

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Hilarity Bites presents Paul Sinha & Angelos Epithemiou Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Hippodrome on April 9th 2022: Hilarity Bites presents Paul Sinha, Angelos Epithemiou, Lauren Pattison, Tom Houghton & Host Hayley Ellis Show
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Sat 9 Apr 22

Baba Yaga

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A deliciously dark and funny fairytale where danger skulks but safety is closer than you think... A sister and a brother are forced to flee from their home only to find themselves alone in a whole...
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 9 Apr 22

Ferryhill Easter Fun Fair

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An Easter Extravaganza will take place in Ferryhill Town Centre on both the 9th and 10th of April, local firm Carnival Fun Fairs will present their very first fair of the season and the first fair in
Ferryhill Market DL17
Sat 9 Apr 22

Paper Chick Crafts

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Paper Chick Crafts Feeling chirpy? Why not have a go at making your own feathery chick for you Easter bonnet and follow the Easter trail inspired by Martin Kinnear’s Regeneration exhibition around the Museum’s grounds
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 9 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites presents Hal Cruttenden & Lucy Porter

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Hilarity Bites presents Hal Cruttenden & Lucy Porter Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Hippodrome on April 8th 2022: Hilarity Bites presents Hal Cruttenden, Lucy Porter, Ria Lina, Bethany Black & Host Laura Lexx Show details: Hal
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Fri 8 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites presents Rob Deering & Nabil Abdulrashid

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Hilarity Bites presents Rob Deering & Nabil Abdulrashid Coming to Hilarity Bites at Darlington Hippodrome on April 6th 2022: Hilarity Bites presents Rob Deering, Nabil Abdulrashid, Danny Poshill, Daliso Chaponda & Host Steve Royle Show
Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
Wed 6 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Maff Brown & Sammy Dobson

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Maff Brown & Sammy Dobson Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on April 2nd 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 2 Apr 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley & Mike Newall

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley & Mike Newall Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Pavilion in Perterlee on April 1st 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Pavilion, Helford Road, Peterlee SR8 1ER
Fri 1 Apr 22

Mum2mum market Stanley nearly new sale

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Mum2mum market Stanley nearly new sale www.mum2mummarket.co.uk/book-a-stall.html Sell baby/kids/maternity items in one place with target buyers. Or come along on the day to get your bargains.
North Durham Academy, High St, Stanley DH9OTW
Sat 26 Mar 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley & Kate McCabe

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Duncan Oakley & Kate McCabe Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on March 25th 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 25 Mar 22

FREE HOLI Parade

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FREE HOLI Parade Come and see the Holi parade through the grounds of the Museum and watch the dancers, local schools and community groups perform as part of Barnard Castle’s colourful Holi celebrations from 3.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sun 20 Mar 22

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Sam Avery

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Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Sam Avery Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hops & Cheese in Hartlepool on March 10th 2022: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Sam Avery, Rachel Jackson, host Lee Kyle & support Show
Hops & Cheese, 9-11 Tower Street Hartlepool TS24 7HH
Thu 10 Mar 22

FREE HOLI Traditional Dance Workshop

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FREE HOLI Traditional Dance Workshop Come and discover the joy of rhythmic mystical dance in these classes led by the choreographer Payal Ramchandani on the following dates: - Sunday 6 March for all; - Sunday 13 March for Children
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sun 6 Mar 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Micky P. Kerr & Tom Little

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Micky P. Kerr & Tom Little Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on March 5th 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Micky P. Kerr, Tom Little, and host Danny Deegan Show details: Micky P.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 5 Mar 22

W3L Wrestling Showdown

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W3L Wrestling Showdown Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League. Great fun for all the family - as seen on TV - matches to be filmed for popular YouTube show W3L Wrestling Showdown
Elm Tree Community Centre, Elm Tree Ave, Stockton-on-Tees TS19 0UW
Sun 27 Feb 22

Chill-abaloo

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Relax at The Hullabaloo, 90 minutes of mindful activities including yoga, storytelling and soundscapes for you and your little one.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 26 Feb 22

One Small Change EcoFest at Dalton Park

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Dalton Park is gearing up for its first major event of 2022 with a brand-new concept – EcoFest! The two-day free festival is part of the ‘One Small Change’ campaign in partnership with Climate...
Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre, Murton SR7 9HU
Sat 26 Feb 22

Whodunit Family Fun Day!

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Whodunit Family Fun Day! Can you solve the mystery and be a detective for the day to win a prize? We have the crime scene! It’s up to you to find the clues hidden in each of the fun activities throughout the day and discover...
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 26 Feb 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Gribbin & Tom Taylor

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Steve Gribbin & Tom Taylor Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on February 25th 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 25 Feb 22

Papercraft Silver Swan

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Papercraft Silver Swan Be inspired by the new Silver Swan gallery and create your own Silver Swan with floating fish to take home.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Thu 24 Feb 22

Play in 2 Days: Tales with Toads

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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.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Wed 23 Feb 22

Storytelling: Tales with Toads

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Join storyteller, Chris Connaughton, for some toad-ally awesome storytelling sessions. Tuesday 22nd February 2022 10:15am - 10.55am (2-4 years) 11:15am - 11.55am (5-7 years) 1pm - 1.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Tue 22 Feb 22

Swirly Twirly Colours

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Swirly Twirly Colours We need your help! Join us for a busy session of painting, sponging, scraping, stippling and blending inspired by Martin Kinnear’s paintings in Regeneration.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Mon 21 Feb 22

Baby Goats Galore and More!

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Baby Goats Galore & More! – 19th – 27th February 2022 Bring your kids to feed the baby goat kids this Half Term at Adventure Valley, but hold on to that bottle tight - they’re hungry!
Adventure Valley, Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham DH1 5SG
Sat 19 Feb 22

Fun with Felt

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Fun with Felt Explore the textures of wool in this soapy workshop where you’ll learn how to wet felt to create a piece inspired by Martin Kinnear’s Regeneration exhibition.
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 19 Feb 22

Singing Bunnies

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Singing Bunnies is a fun filled music class for all under 5s and their grown ups. Sing, dance, shake, rattle and bang along with talented local musician Rachel Purcell.
Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens Woodland Road Durham DH7 9RH (
Fri 18 Feb 22

Forest Bunnies: Forest School

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Forest School is a child-led, exploratory and holistic learning experience in a natural woodland, for children aged 2-4 with an accompanying adult.
Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens Woodland Road Durham DH7 9RH (
Thu 17 Feb 22

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
Thu 17 Feb 22

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
Thu 17 Feb 22

Out of the Blue

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A spellbinding intimate performance for babies and toddlers aged 6 to 18 months and their grown-ups. A perfect introduction to live theatre – full of captivating images and intriguing sounds –...
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Wed 16 Feb 22

Room on the Broom Activity Trail

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Ushaw is cast under a spell in 2022. Is there Room on the Broom? Yes! Hold onto your (witch’s) hat as this fun, family adventure takes you through magical woods, meadows, gardens and by the former...
Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens Woodland Road Durham DH7 9RH (
Sun 13 Feb 22

Steve Norman And The Sleevz – Journey’s To Glory 40th Anniversary

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STEVE NORMAN, co-founder, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist of the world-famous SPANDAU BALLET takes this very special event out on tour in February 2022.
The Forum, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 12 Feb 22

Neurodiverse Friendly: Zen Garden

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From January 2022 as part of our commitment to try and meet the needs of all children, we are pleased to offer bookable slots for Creative Play for children and families with neurodiverse
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 12 Feb 22

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Alun Cochrane & Stephanie Laing

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Alun Cochrane & Stephanie Laing Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on February 5th 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 5 Feb 22

Grrrrr!

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Grrrrr! Celebrate Chinese New Yeat and the year of the Tiger. Make some tiger themed crafts and have a roaring time looking for tigers around the Museum, watch out because they may be in the grounds too!
The Bowes Museum Newgate, Barnard Castle County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 5 Feb 22

Baby and Children’s Nearly New Sale

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Come and Join our award winning baby and childrens nearly new sale at Longfield Academy, Longfield Road, DARLINGTON.
Longfield Academy Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HT
Sat 5 Feb 22

Things to do in County Durham