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Marvellous Mini Beasts at Durham University Botanic Garden

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Pick up a spotter sheet from the Visitor Centre and see what Marvellous Mini Beasts 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
Today to Wed 31 Aug

Urban

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Urban The technique this week is BUILD! Our Journey in Colour arrives in Hong Kong where we explore the greys found in cityscapes. Let’s reach for the sky and build some awesome 3D cityscapes.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP
Today, Tue 16 Aug to Thu 18 Aug

Weave a Willow Dragonfly

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Spend a morning relaxing in the magical classroom at The School of Sustainable Living & Wellbeing. Learn to weave a beautiful large Willow Dragonfly to take home for your home or garden.
Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton le Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY
Today

Summer of Fun at Beamish Museum

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Be sure to visit Beamish, The Living Museum of the North for Summer of Fun 2022 and enjoy good old-fashioned family fun including traditional transport, Georgian games and creative crafts!
Beamish Museum Beamish DH9 0RG
Today to Tue 30 Aug

Teddy Bears' Picnic at Durham University Botanic Garden

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Join us for a day of bear-related fun. Bring your own teddy, enjoy bear-related craft activities and storytelling. We recommend visitors park at the Park and Ride and use the kiosk entrance.
Durham University Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham DH1 3TN
Mon 15 Aug

Time to hit the BeachFest at Dalton Park!

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A free, two-week beach bonanza to celebrate the great British seaside will launch at Dalton Park on Monday 15th August.
Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Destination, Church St, Murton, Seaham SR7 9HU
Mon 15 Aug to Mon 29 Aug

The Wizard of Oz- Pantomime

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There’s no place like Hartlepool this summer! Back by popular demand, follow the yellow brick road to Hartlepool Town Hall for AJ Theatrical Productions’ summer pantomime The Wizard of Oz.
Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre TS24 8AH
Thu 18 Aug to Mon 29 Aug

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Tom Houghton & Clayton Jones

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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Tom Houghton & Clayton Jones Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on August 19th 2022: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 19 Aug

Trainmaster Darlington

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Come and play trains with us! We have lots of track and trains for your train loving child to play with. We also have a ride on train and train coaster too! We have two sessions to play- 2.
Whessoe Parish Hall, Harrowgate Village, Darlington DL1 3AA
Sat 20 Aug

Delicate

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Delicate The technique this week is PRINT! Our Journey in Colour arrives in Japan where we explore delicate colours found in plants and flowers.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 20 Aug, Tue 23 Aug to Thu 25 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 20 Aug

LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding Workshop

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LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding Workshop Take part in a 90 minute session exploring coding and make a moving LEGO® vehicle to race in the galleries. A popular and competitive workshop designed for children over the age of 6.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 20 Aug, Sat 3 Sep

Foraging Walk

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Foraging Walk 3 hour guided foraging walk at Dalton Moor Farm. Free Wild Food for life! You will learn all about how to forage safely, responsibly and legally.
Dalton Moor Farm Off Truro Avenue, MURTON, Seaham SR7 9JY
Sat 20 Aug
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Tales From Around The World at Durham University Botanic Garden

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Join storyteller, Elizabeth Baker, for a story-walk around the gardens. As we walk, Elizabeth will tell stories and legends from some of the countries the wonderful plants in our gardens are from.
Durham University Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham DH1 3TN
Thu 25 Aug

Bright

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Bright The technique this week is GLOW! Our Journey in Colour arrives in the USA where we explore the bright lights and neons found in Las Vegas.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP
Sat 27 Aug, Tue 30 Aug to Thu 1 Sep

Terrific Trees at Durham University Botanic Garden

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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
Thu 1 Sep to Fri 30 Sep

Live Pro Wrestling at Bowburn Community Centre

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Looking for a thrilling live event to take the kids to this summer which won't break the bank? Well look no further!
Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn NE6 5AT
Sat 10 Sep

Shildon Carnival 2022 Biggest free event in the North East

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Shildon Carnival 2022 Biggest free event in the North East Shildon Carnival 2022 Biggest free event in the North East The biggest FREE event in the North East featuring FREE human torch ..
Hackworth Park Shildon County Durham DL4 1DL
Sat 10 Sep and Sun 11 Sep
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Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Danny Posthill

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Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Danny Posthill Coming to Hilarity Bites at Steam Machine Brewery in Newton Aycliffe on September 15th 2022: Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with Danny Posthill, Catherine Young, host Sully
Steam Machine Brewing Co 26 Northfield Way Newton Aycliffe DL5 6UF
Thu 15 Sep

Classic Clapton at Bishop Auckland Town Hall

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Classic Clapton at Bishop Auckland Town Hall CLASSIC CLAPTON the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band, featuring front man Mike Hall from Durham, will be making their first ever appearance at Bishop Auckland Town Hall in September.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 16 Sep

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