What's on this summer?

Posted on 5th August 2019

What’s on this Summer?

Summer is here and so thoughts turn to days out over the holiday period.

Luckily, there’s plenty on offer across County Durham over the next few months, so whatever you’re into, and however far you want to travel, there’s bound to be something to suit…

Lego®: Building The Bowes Museum

Visitors of all ages will enjoy the Barnard Castle museum’s latest exhibition, which runs until October 13th. See some of the museum’s iconic exhibits, such as the Silver Swan, recreated in brick form, and have a go at building some of them yourself at one of the mini Creation Stations around the Museum. And, if you’re a member of Darlington Building Society, you can get two for one entry all Summer.

More details here.

Hardwick Live

A must for all fans of live music, this two-day festival, held in the grounds of Sedgefield’s Hardwick Hall, is now in its sixth year. With acts including Manic Street Preachers, Ziggy Marley and Sister Sledge, there’s something for all ages and musical tastes. There will also be children’s entertainment, comedy performances and a tempting selection of food and drink stalls. Hardwick Live is held on the weekend of August 17th and 18th.

More details here.


Journey through 2,000 years of history at the open-air extravaganza which has to be seen to be believed! A seven-and-a-half-acre stage and a cast of 1,000 brings Britain’s history to life, in a multi-award-winning live action outdoor theatre show. New for 2019 is The Year Of The Viking – a dramatic recreation of life with the Vikings, both at war and peace. Kynren, in Bishop Auckland, runs every Saturday until September 14th.

More details here.

Beamish Summer of Fun

The popular outdoor museum is hosting special events every day during the school holidays, including cricket matches, football coaching and murder mystery sessions. There’s also a chance to see the newly-opened 1950s Welfare Hall, bringing the post-war years to life.

More details here.

As you can see, there’s so much to do in the region over the Summer – all we need now is for the weather to get the message!

Where will you be going this Summer? Tweet us @ventureprop; we would love to hear from you!