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Get out in Nature with these family events & things to do this Summer

If there is one thing we love about Summer, it is getting out and about in nature. In fact we all love to be outdoors throughout the year, but Summer is just so special.

I have put together a list of nature friendly events running throughout Summer.

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This post has been updated for Summer 2024, but please do let me know if I have missed something you think should be included in this post.

I will update this list as the months go by and more events are announced.

WWT Washington

🐛Wild walk - Dragonfly & Damselfly - 7th July

🐛Summer Postcard Trail - 20th July - 1st September

🐛Wild walk - Big Butterfly Count - 20th July

🐛Woodland animals - Summer art workshops - 22nd July

🐛Daily Otter and Flamingo talks

🐛Superfun play area

🐛woodland walk

🐛Bird hides

Saltholme RSPB

🐛Dragonfly walks - Various dates

🐛Nature Tots - Various dates

🐛BioBlitz early morning bird walk - Various dates

🐛Saltholme bioblitz - 13th July

🐛Bioblitz bat walk - 13th July

🐛Mindfulness art sessions

🐛 Summer of fun including:

🐛Pond Dipping, Meadow Sweeping ,The Saltholme Safari, Activity Trails,

🐛Buckets of Fun, The Saltholme Passport Running throughout the summer

Durham Wildlife Trust

🐛Seascapes Beach tots - Hartlepool headland 4th,11th, 18th July

🐛Dancing dragonflies - Elmore park 4th July

🐛Lets beat the balsam - Hetton park

🐛Seaham coastal rangers - 6th July

🐛Derwent reservoir nature walk - 13th July

🐛Wildlife watch Rainton Meadows - 21st July

🐛Wildlife watch Low Barnes - 21st July

🐛Family rockpool ramble - Whitburn 22nd July

🐛Under 10s Beach Explorer - 23rd July

🐛Whale and Dolphin Watch - Roker 24th July

🐛Whale and Dolphin Watch - Seaham hall beach 29th July

🐛Whale and Dolphin Watch - Trow Quarry South Shields 30th July

🐛Whale and dolphin watch - Crimdon dene 1st August

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

🐛Osprey Watch - Tower Knowe 20th,24th,27th,28th,31st July, 3rd,4th,7th,10th,11th,14th,17th,18th August

🐛Creepy Crawlies & Flying Bugs Trail - Northumberlandia - Throughout Summer

🐛Weetslade summer trail - Throughout Summer

🐛Marine Week celebrations Hauxley 27th July

🐛In Focus Hauxley 28th July, 11th August, 25th August

🐛Great North Bog Day Moss Peteral Farm 28th July

🐛Going Batty with Owls West Chevington 31st July

🐛Northumberlandia summer celebrations 6th,15th,20th August

🐛Maginficent Moths Hauxley 7th August

🐛Storytelling with Jim Grant Northumberlandia 10th August

🐛Missing Lynx Exhibition Moffa Town Hall 14th August

🐛St Nicholas Park Community Bat event 24th August

🐛St Nicholas Park Community Nature celebration day 24th August

🐛Meadow Madness Plants & Pollinators West Chevington 28th August

National Trust


🐛Summer of play - Throughout the holidays

🐛Nature Crafts from 23rd July and on selected dates

🐛Summer story time from 24th July and on selected dates

🐛Live music 27th July, 10th August

🐛Time bandits 9th, 16th August

🐛Bird Ringing demo 14th August


🐛Moth Mornings 11th,13th August

🐛Summer of Play - throughout summer

🐛Family Beaver Day 8th August

Benningbrough Hall

🐛Feathered friends trail Throughout summer

Fountains Abbey

🐛Big Butterfly count 22nd July

🐛Summer of crafts from 23rd and selected dates

🐛Medieval industry Bread, beer and wool from 23rd July and on selected dates

Brimham Rocks

🐛Various family activities throughout summer

🐛Abseiling taster day 23rd July 27th August

Souter Lighthouse

🐛Park Play from 20th July and on selected dates

Crook hall

🐛Durham City Walk 23rd,30th July 6th,13th,20th,27th August

🐛Summer of sports from 25th July throughout summer

English Heritage

Find out what English heritage properties have on over summer HERE in my extensive guide

Beach Cleans

🐛Big Bear beach clean - Roker 20th July

🐛Red Acre beach clean 20th July

🐛CPWF Roker beach clean 21st July

🐛Crimdon dene beach clean 31st July

🐛Seaton Carew beach clean 2nd August

🐛Saltburn Beach Clean 3rd August

🐛Big Bear little haven Harbour drive 10th August

🐛Evening beach clean Seaham Hall 15th August

🐛Sand haven South Shields 20th August

RSPB Saltholme

🐛Summer holiday fun - pond dipping, passport, trails and so much more throughout the holidays

🐛Bio blitz bat walk 20th July

🐛Dragonfly walk 2nd August

Howick hall, Gardens and Arboretum

🐛Howick is always a lovely walk and the sensory gardens is fantastic

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You could head out on a winter walk, lots of places are open during Winter and are worth the visit. CLICK HERE to read our favourite Winter Walks

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