Keep busy this Summer in County Durham

Posted on 12th July 2018

In the Summer holidays, it can hard to keep the family entertained. With the weather being better than ever, there are plenty of fun outdoor activities and events happening across County Durham!

Make the most of the sunshine and get outside. Here’s some of our favourite events happening over the next fewmonths…


Kynren: An epic tale of England

30th June – 15th September

Experience an action-packed live blockbuster performed by a cast and crew of 1,000. We promise you’ll be blown away by the world class show that provides an immersive and entertaining time travel adventure!

The showis brought to life with outstanding sets, stunts and special effects set to a thrilling soundtrack. There are 17 performances over the summer, so you don’t have to worry about missing out!

***Look out for a special competition on our Facebook page, for your chance to win a pair of adult tickets (plus car parking) for the show on Saturday 18th August.***

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Hardwick Park: Toddler Tales and Trails – The Very Greedy Bee

Wednesday 11thJuly – 10:00-11:30

Saturday 14thJuly – 13:00-14:30

Enjoy a fewhours out in the sunshine with the little ones at Hardwick Park. The day consists of fun park trails and craft activities at the beautiful country park, with sessions specifically designed for children ages two to five, at £4 per person.

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Summer outside

Beamish Museum: Festival of the ‘50s

Thursday 12th- Sunday 15th July – 10:00-16:00

Summertime means festivals! (Check out our last post: creating the perfect stay-at-home festival)

Beamish Museum is shaking things up and transporting you back to the days of rock ‘n’ roll; grab your leather jacket and dance the day away.

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Party in the Park

Sunday 15thJuly – 12:00-17:00

Blackhill and Consett Park is hosting a day jam-packed with family fun – all for free. Live music, children’s rides and face painting are just a few of the activities available, and a free shuttle bus service will operate from Derwentside College to the park on the day of the event, too.

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The Full Moon Market

Friday 20th July, Friday 17th August, Monday 27th August – 16:00-21:00

Live music and food – what’s not to love?Treat your taste budsto street food made by the finest chefs from across the North East, at an evening market with an intimate atmosphere.Perfect for all ages.

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Trolls’Tea Party

26thJuly – 15:00-19:00

The Trolls’ Tea Party is a day packed with fun activities such as the ‘Troll Trial’, dancing and outdoor games, topped off with a delicious afternoon tea.

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Hogwarts Day

Tuesday 31st July – 9:00-18:00

Lanchester Garden Centre are hosting an afternoon of ‘wizardry, mandrake making, magic, potion making and adventure’.There are two sessions available: 9:00-12:30 (includes breakfast) or 14:30-18:00 (includes afternoon tea).

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Superhero Barbecue

Thursday 26th August – 15:00-19:00

Spiderman and The Hulk are here to entertain the children while parents relax and enjoy the sun.Superhero training activities can work up an appetite, so a delicious barbecue will follow.

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Gin and Beer Festival

Saturday 25th&Sunday 26th August – 12:00-22:00

The gin and beer festival has arrived for two days of family fun and (hopefully) glorious sunshine!

The bar will be fully stocked with a wide selection of beers and beloved gin, as well as live music and a barbeque.

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 Summer drink

Know of any more activities going on this summer in County Durham? Tweet us at @ventureprop to let us know.