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Festive trails to try out during the Christmas Holidays

We love a good trail and do quite a few throughout the year, festive trails are some of my favourites!

The school holidays are looming and keeping the kids busy can be challenging, so I have put together a handy list of festive trails to keep the kids busy.

Consett Christmas Elf Trail - Pick up a form and complete the trail around the town centre, to enter a Christmas prize draw at Empire Theatre Consett

Seven Stories - Winterland Scavenger hunt - More info HERE

Hardwick Hall - Christmas Pudding Trail. £1 per trail sheet. Available from the café and gift shop More info HERE

Saltburn Ice Trail - Saturday 17th December, lots of family activities to enjoy too.

More info HERE

Darlington Christmas Tree Trail - Darlington Christmas Tree Festival sees local schools and community groups designing and decorating trees which have been displayed in windows all over the town centre. On until 23rd December More info HERE

Middlesbrough Snowman Trail - Collect your trail sheets from the Library More info HERE

Preston Park Museum & Grounds - Elf Trail around the street & woodland walk. Included in entrance fee. More info HERE

Kirkleatham Museum & Grounds - Wintry Woodland Trail , also trails in the museum. Free entry More info HERE

Beamish Museum - Elf Trail Included in admission

More info HERE

Raby Castle - 12 days of Christmas Trail - More info HERE

High Force Waterfall - Find the Raby Reindeer More info HERE

Wharton park - Penguin Parade Trail - Pick up a sheet from the Café for £1 More info HERE

York Castle Museum - Kirkgate Christmas Decoration Trail - Included in admission collect your sheet from Kirkgate. More Info HERE

Harrogate Christmas Lights Trail More info HERE

Northumberlandia-Festive snowflake 17th/18th December £3 charge

More info HERE

Cragside National Trust - Present Hunt Included in admission More info HERE

Wallington National Trust - Ollies Owls included in admission More info HERE

Sunderland AR Trail - Download the Sunderland Experience Here App for free and enjoy regular trails around the city and fantastic local deals. More info HERE

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens - Football fun Trail - £1 per sheet with a prize at the end More info HERE

National Glass Centre - Where's Whimsey Trail - Free every weekend More info HERE

Durham Wildlife Trust - Low Barns & Rainton Meadows nature reserves Reindeer Trail

More info HERE

Hamsterley Forest - Riverside Trail, Superworm Trail & Various walking/cycling trails . More info HERE

Botanic Garden Durham - Signs of Winter Trail - Pick up a spotter sheet from the visitors centre More info HERE

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