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Our recent visit to Durham Botanic Gardens

We visited Durham Botanic Gardens for the first time last week. I have been wanting to go for ages and for some reason have never gotten round to it.

On our visit entry was free, because the café, toilets and visitors centre were closed however this did not affect the rest of the visit and we really enjoyed it.

There is a small car park, the disabled spaces were not really useable due to the mud at the time of our visit and we did visit during the week, (joys of home education) so it wasn't busy at all.

The garden is not looking it's best at the minute, but you can see how much work is going on and I can't wait to see how it all looks in a few months! Even now, it is still a great way to fill a few hours and, if they are anything like ours, your kids will learn loads and find plenty to grab their attention. I think we will definitely be taking out an annual pass and visit throughout the seasons

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🌻Small Car park 🌻Free to enter until 24th January 🌻Visitors centre ,toilets and café closed until 24th January 🌻Glasshouses are open, you can feed the koi for a donation and there are a small selection of creepy crawlies on display too. 🌻No dogs allowed except guide dogs this helps to protect the plants 🌻Plenty of seats and picnic benches 🌻Maps dotted around so you don't get lost 🌻Steep and slippy in places so I advise wearing sturdy footwear 🌻Bird hide 🌻Bee shed with lots of info 🌻Kids trails available to download online or you can collect a sheet from the visitors centre when they reopen 🌻Open November - February 10-4 (10 - 5 March - October) 🌻Postcode DH1 3DF

🌻Normal admission charges are usually £55 for a family of 5, but this gives you unlimited visits all year.

We will be heading back when the weather warms up for a picnic!

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