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A Summer of Fun in Durham - What's on This Summer


This Guide has been updated for 2024


Our Summer guides are always popular and this year I have decided to do more guides to cover more areas. There's lots going on throughout County Durham this Summer so we have put together this guide to hopefully give you plenty of ideas for things to do.

Scroll to the bottom of this guide for more ideas.


If you have a family friendly event that you would like us to include in our guides please click HERE


For more great ideas, check us out on Facebook, Instagram


You can also advertise your business every Friday for free in our very popular Facebook Group. HERE



What's On


Durham Cathedral

🌞Create your own Peace Dove - 20th July

🌞Peace Doves installation and activities 24th July - 4th September

🌞Crafts located next to the under croft and shop exit

🌞family friendly tour 25th July and every Thursday in August


Crook Hall NT

🌞Summer Sports 25th July - 29th August

🌞Moth Night 2nd August-31st August


Wharton Park

🌞Summer Brass band concert every Sunday 21st July - 25th August

🌞Party in the park Brass festival 6th July


Gala Theatre

🌞Peter Pan & Wendy - 16th -27th July


Oriental Museum

🌞Yaktastic 20th July

🌞Toy Box 27th July

🌞Sketchbook workshop 31st July

🌞Awesome armies 2nd August

🌞Gorgeous glass 3rd August

🌞Terrible teeth 3rd August

🌞Sculpture Saturday 10th August

🌞Sail away 16th August

🌞Awesome Obelisks 17th August

🌞Beautiful baskets 23rd August

🌞Shang dynasty of China 24th August

🌞Mughal Miniatures 28th August

🌞Make a mosaic 30th August

🌞Glorious gardens 31st August


Beamish Museum

🌞Meccano exhibition 20th-21st July

🌞Attlease horse weekend 20th-21st July

🌞Prudhoe community band 21st July

🌞Beamish tractor gathering 27th-28th July


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Raby Castle

🌞Adventure cinema throughout July

🌞Italian car show - 21st July

🌞Rural and heritage fair 27th-28th July

🌞Children's interactive theatre - Pirates!


High Force Waterfall

🌞Alice in wonderland trail - Dates to be confirmed

🌞Folk & fairy tales - Dates to be confirmed


Bowlees visitors centre

There's lots going on across all of the sites Bowlees manage, please click the link to find out more details

🌞People of the past animation workshop - 20th July

🌞Mining inspired pottery workshop 27th July

🌞Family friendly felted geode workshop 28th July

🌞Wildflower seed collecting 31st July

🌞Marvellous moths & Butterflies 31st July

🌞Den building Wild Wednesdays 7th August

🌞Camp Fire cooking & foraging 14th August


Adventure Valley

🌞Return for £5 Summertime offer

🌞Family fun fest - throughout summer


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Hardwick Park

🌞Conservation champions 29th July 2nd August

🌞Holiday club 5th -9th August


Hamsterley Forest

🌞Gruffalo birthday trail

🌞Enjoy one of the many walking routes

🌞Orienteering

🌞Play areas


Tweddle Farm

🌞Princess & heroes 3rd-4th August

🌞Tweddle Carnival - 16th,17th,18th August



Durham climbing centre

🌞Summer camp - Throughout

🌞Summer rock star sessions - Throughout


Botanic Gardens

🌞Various self led trails available to pick up near the entrance (Small charge may apply)

🌞Teddy bears picnic 11th August

🌞Crazy creatures 15th August


Other events

🌞Ushaw Hall classic car & bike show 25th August

🌞Adventure cinema - Wynyard hall 20th-21st July

🌞Durham Fringe 24th-25th July

🌞Brancepath castle summer fair - 26th-28th July

🌞Middleton in Teasdale farmers market 27th-July -24th August

🌞Seascapes beach family Whale & Dolphin watch 29th July Seaham Hall beach

🌞Mindful morning - Dalton moor farm 12th August

🌞Durham Book Festival 20th-21st August

🌞Derwent fest - Edmundbyers 23rd-25th August

🌞154th Weardale Show - 31st August









Check out these other posts for more ideas

Spring walk ideas (Also nice during summer)



If you have a family friendly event that you would like us to include in our guides please click HERE


For more great ideas, check us out on Facebook, Instagram


You can also advertise your business every Friday for free in our very popular Facebook Group. HERE

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