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Community Day @ mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


16 February 2017 - 21 December 2017

Every Thursday from 10:00 am - 7:30pm

mima's weekly Community Day involves various creative and discursive activities, complemented by a free communal lunch at 1pm


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Magic Carpet @ Shipley Art Gallery


01 March 2017 - 31 December 2017

Any time throughout the day subject to availability.

Free. Please ask at reception.

Borrow a Magic Carpet to enjoy with your baby or toddler anywhere in the gallery.


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Hartbeeps @ Shipley Art Gallery


01 March 2017 - 27 December 2017

Every Wednesday throughout 2017

Drop in cost: £5.50 per session – contact Frances to check availability. Block booking cost: £4.50 per session.

A range of creative sessions for babies and children, newborn to 3 years


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Farmer's Market @ Wynyard Hall


19 March 2017 - 17 December 2017

11am – 3pm, every third Sunday of the month

Free to attend

Discover all kinds of wonderful artisan, home-grown and handmade produce.


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Roman Birthday Parties @ Segedunum Roman Fort


01 April 2017 - 01 April 2018

Each birthday party last 2 hours

£150 (for up to 10 guests - £12 per person thereafter with a maximum of 20 people)

Segedunum is an ideal place for a truly memorable Birthday Party experience.


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Tennis Club @ Gainford Montalbo Village


04 April 2017 - 31 December 2017

Every day - just need to book

Fancy playing some tennis? Just book a course and you're ready to go!


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Yoga @ Gainford Montalbo Village


04 April 2017 - 27 December 2017

19:00 to 20:30 (Mondays) and 10:00 to 12:00 (Wednesdays)

Get involved with some yoga to stretch the muscles or get fit twice a week.


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Little Learners @ Evenwood – Randolph Community Centre


05 April 2017 - 27 December 2017

10:00 to 11:00 every Wednesday

Education through messy play


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Kickboxing @ Evenwood – Randolph Community Centre


05 April 2017 - 27 December 2017

18:30 to 19:30 every Wednesday

For all ages and abilities


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Carpet Bowls @ Hamsterley Village Hall


05 April 2017 - 27 December 2017

19:00 to 21:00 every Wednesday

Enjoy a spot of carpet bowls every week at Hamsterley Vilage Hall


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Pilates Sessions @ Barningham Village Hall


06 April 2017 - 28 December 2017

Every Thursday between 09:30 to 10:30

£6 per session

Join Jane Henderson every Thursday for this informal and relaxing Pilates session.


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Parent and Toddler Group @ Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall


06 April 2017 - 28 December 2017

Every Thursday between 09:15 to 11:15

Parents and toddlers are more than welcome to explore this friendly group every Thursday morning!


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Carpet Bowls @ Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall


06 April 2017 - 28 December 2017

Every Thursday between 13:30 to 15:30

Drop into Bowes and Gilmonby village hall every Thursday to participate in a round of carpet bowls!


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50/60 Club @ Cotherstone Village Hall


06 April 2017 - 21 December 2017

19:00 to 21:30 every first and third Thursday each month (except during January and February)

Pop along to Cotherstone Village Hall's friendly 50/60 Club every first and third Thursday of the month!


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Eat Wise Drop a Size @ Evenwood – Randolph Community Centre


06 April 2017 - 28 December 2017

17:30 to 19:00 every Thursday

Booking Essential

Want to lose weight or just make some more healthy eating choices? This is the class for you!


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Zumba @ Gainford Montalbo Village


06 April 2017 - 28 December 2017

19:30 to 21:00 every Thursday

Whether it's to get fit or just for fun, you'll love this weekly Zumba class!


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GEMs @ Heighington Village Hall


06 April 2017 - 28 December 2017

13:30 to 14:30 every Thursday

Get everyone moving!


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Gentle Martial Arts for 50+ @ Butterknowle Village Hall


07 April 2017 - 29 December 2017

Every Friday between 10:00 to 11:00

Weekly martial arts classes for those over 50 years old


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Bridge Club @ Eggleston Village Hall


07 April 2017 - 29 December 2017

14:00 to 16:00 every Friday

Love playing bridge? Then you'll love these weekly get-togethers surrounding the game!


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Luncheon Club @ Evenwood – Randolph Community Centre


07 April 2017 - 29 December 2017

11:30 to 14:00

3 course lunch available £4.00

The Teesdale Day Clubs provide support to mostly, but not exclusively, elderly residents in Teesdale villages to combat isolation


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Baby and Toddler Group @ Gainford Montalbo Village


07 April 2017 - 29 December 2017

09:30 to 11:30 every Friday (only during term times)

During term time, don't miss out on this friendly, weekly baby and toddler group


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Aerobics and Toning @ Eggleston Village Hall


10 April 2017 - 25 December 2017

20:00 to 21:00 every Monday

£3 per class

Want to keep fit or just tone up your body a little more? Pop along to this friendly weekly session!


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Pilates @ Gainford Montalbo Village


10 April 2017 - 11 December 2017

14:00 to 15:00 (Mondays) and 10:00 to 11:00 (Thursdays)

Try a spot of pilates once a week for keep fit or just for fun!


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Parent and Toddler Group @ Cotherstone Village Hall


11 April 2017 - 26 December 2017

Every Tuesday between 10:00 to 12:00 during term times

Join this friendly parent and toddler group every Tuesday during term time


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Badminton @ Cotherstone Village Hall


11 April 2017 - 26 December 2017

Every Tuesday between 18:30 to 22:00 during term time - various times depending on age group

Come along to Cotherstone Village Hall every Tuesday during term time to try your hand at Badminton!


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Parent and Toddler Group @ Evenwood – Randolph Community Centre


11 April 2017 - 26 December 2017

10:00 to 11:00 every Tuesday

Come down to Evenwood community centre for this friendly weekly toddler and parent session.


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Chair Based Excersise @ Evenwood – Randolph Community Centre


11 April 2017 - 26 December 2017

10:00 to 10:45 every Tuesday

A gentle session of chair based exercise for those who prefer the slower pace....


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Bridge @ Hamsterley Village Hall


11 April 2017 - 26 December 2017

19:00 to 22:00 every Tuesday

Love bridge? Then you'll love these weekly sessions to get together and play!


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Pilates @ Ingleton Village Hall


11 April 2017 - 26 December 2017

12:30 to 13:30 every Tuesday

Want to keep fit, tone up or just have a spot of fun? This weekly pilates session is for you!


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Pilates Class @ Lunedale Carlbeck Community Centre


11 April 2017 - 26 December 2017

19:00 to 20:00 every Tuesday

Want to keep fit or just keep toned? These weekly classes are for you!


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Friday Club @ Cotherstone Village Hall


17 April 2017 - 18 December 2017

14:00 to 16:00 every first and third Friday of the month - no club in January or August

Come along to Cotherstone Village every first and third Friday of the month to take part in the fun and friendly Friday Club!


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Domino Drive @ Boldron Village Hall


18 April 2017 - 19 December 2017

Third Tuesday of every month at 19:30

Join Valerie Tiplady on the third Tuesday of every month for this friendly Domino Drive session!


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Wine Circle @ Ingleton Village Hall


18 April 2017 - 19 December 2017

19:30 on the third Tuesday of every month

Budding sommelier? Then don't miss out on these monthly wine classes!


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Teesdale Yoga Group @ Eggleston Village Hall


29 April 2017 - 30 December 2017

10:30 to 12:30 on the last Saturday of every month

Gentle exercise and relaxation with a different tutor each time.


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Little Bear Goes North @ Life Science Centre


24 May 2017 - 05 January 2018

An enchanting planetarium show especially for under 7s.


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Family Summer Fun: Fairy Ring by Spacecadets @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


08 July 2017 - 10 September 2017

12:00 am

Come and enjoy this magical inflatable world which is both dreamlike and tactile.


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Hands on History - Archaeology Detectives @ Chesters Roman Fort and Museum


22 July 2017 - 03 September 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Let the kids get stuck in to history with the chance to uncover clues, and handle artefacts


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Make-A-Saurus! @ Life Science Centre


22 July 2017 - 04 September 2017

Included in your admission ticket

Throughout the summer holidays, unearth your crafty skills in our Making Space with a different dinosaur-themed activity each week


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Hands on History – Medieval @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens


24 July 2017 - 03 September 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Join us during the school holidays at Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens in Northumberland where the Hands on History crew have a range of medieval activities for you to try


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Wonderfolk @ Woodhorn Museum


24 July 2017 - 03 September 2017

£2 per person (£2.86 including booking fee), plus £3.50 all-day parking at Woodhorn Museum. Under 5s go free

Buried beneath the trees and fallen leaves of Woodhorn exists a forgotten land inhabited by magical and mythical creatures.


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Summer Holiday Fun @ Wallington


27 July 2017 - 03 September 2017

10:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

There's a lot to see and do at Wallington this summer


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Summer Holiday Fun @ Washington Old Hall


31 July 2017 - 03 September 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Keep your little explorers busy all summer long


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Family Pool Sessions @ Durham County Council Pools


01 August 2017 - 02 September 2017

Various times each day and depending on venue, check the website for more details

Aquafun and Pool Inflatables £2.80 per child // Ready Set Splash £4 for 1 adult & 1 child (£1 for an additional child)

Make a splash this summer!


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Jukebox Musical Summer School @ The Witham


14 August 2017 - 18 August 2017

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

£180

Bring your creativity and imagination to create a fantastical show in this intensive musical theatre workshop week.


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Design a Robot @ The Bowes Museum


18 August 2017

10.30 - 4.00

Robots are the theme for this day of drop in fun.


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Family Fun: Bat Walk @ Durham Cathedral


18 August 2017

7.00pm - 10.00pm

£3 per person - booking is essential.

Take a gentle stroll along the riverbanks to find out more about the bats of Durham


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Family Fun Fridays @ Durham Cathedral


18 August 2017

11.00am - 3.00pm

Family craft activities linked to the Magna Carta and Forest Charters exhibition in the collections gallery.


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Jukebox Musical The Show! @ The Witham


18 August 2017

5 pm

£3 all tickets

A celebration in dance and song by young performing art lovers


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Charcoal Art @ Cherryburn


18 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Put down the pencils, pick up a piece of charcoal, and step back in time to when Thomas Bewick was a little boy.


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Make A Mud Pie @ Cragside


18 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

You wouldn't want to eat this pie for dinner...


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Pasta Making Workshop @ Wynyard Hall


19 August 2017

6pm – 9pm

£50 per adult

Taking place in the stunning Glasshouse, learn how to make delicious fresh pasta dishes using ingredients freshly picked from our Edible Garden


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Car Boot Sale @ Souter Lighthouse


20 August 2017

10:00 - 15:00

£10.00 sellers, per vehicle

Pick up a bargain or clear your clutter.


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Marvellous Mondays @ Segedunum Roman Fort


21 August 2017

11am - 3pm

Kids under 16 years go free,usual adult admission charges apply

Join in with activities and crafts every Monday during school holidays.


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Fingerprint Bees and Skeps @ Cherryburn


21 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Transform one of Bewick's prints with your own buzzy masterpiece


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Roll Up, Roll Up – Family Fun Day @ The Bowes Museum


22 August 2017

11.00 – 4.00

Come and join The Bowes Museum in this fun packed day of drop-in activities on a circus theme


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Barefoot Mud Painting @ Cherryburn


22 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Ready to get messy? Fling off your shoes and get muddy!


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Engineering Challenge: Innovation Tuesdays @ Cragside


22 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Calling all inventors... this activity's for you


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Picnic in the Park @ The Bowes Museum


23 August 2017

10.30 - 4.00

Bring a picnic and spend the day in the grounds of The Bowes Museum


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Creative Crafts: Supersize Structures! @ The Witham


23 August 2017

1:30 pm

£6 per child

Calling all wannabee engineers and architects!


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Family Summer Fun: Nature & Story Trail @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


23 August 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

£1.00 (places are limited so please book in advance)

Over the Summer there will be themed weeks of family entertainment and activities


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Family Ukulele Workshop @ Arts Centre Washington


23 August 2017

1 - 2pm

£4.00 // £4 each / £6 (adult and child)

Learn your first chords and join in as we all play and sing some fun songs together.


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50 Things Fun @ Cherryburn


23 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Pick up a 50 things adventure scrapbook and have fun ticking off different activities


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Make A Birdfeeder: Wildlife Wednesdays @ Cragside


23 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Help out our feathered friends


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Kids Spar Workshop @ Killhope


23 August 2017

13:30 - 14:30

£10 (50% deposit required at booking)

Follow in the tradition of the Victorian Weardale miners and create your very own spa box full of glittering ‘bonny bits’ to take home


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Kids Spar Workshop @ Killhope


23 August 2017

11:30 - 12:30

£10 (50% deposit required at booking)

Follow in the tradition of the Victorian Weardale miners and create your very own spa box full of glittering ‘bonny bits’ to take home


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Printing Fun @ The Bowes Museum


24 August 2017 - 25 August 2017

10.30 - 4.00

Try printing in this fun drop-in workshop suitable for all ages


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Young Curators' Taster Day @ Durham Cathedral


24 August 2017

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Booking essential

Are you interested in finding out how museums put on exhibitions and what happens behind the scenes?


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Spa BBQ @ Wynyard Hall


24 August 2017

10am – 10pm

£40 per adult

Our therapists will once again host a fabulous BBQ at our award-winning lakeside Spa.


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Print Fun @ Cherryburn


24 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Meet the printers and find out how a printing press works, then have a go at making a crafty printed masterpiece.


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Bug Hunting and Pond Dipping: 50 Things Fridays @ Cragside


25 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

From pond-dwellers to slimy fellas, we're hunting for mini-beasts of all shapes and sizes


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Knights Tournament @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens


26 August 2017 - 29 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

This August Bank Holiday at Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens in Northumberland you will feel the heat of this fiery contest as rival knights show their prowess at archery and swordsmanship


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Mister Maker Live @ Lightwater Valley


26 August 2017 - 27 August 2017

Standard park admission applies

Mister Maker takes to the stage to entertain you with some arty fun!


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Marvellous Mondays @ Segedunum Roman Fort


28 August 2017

11am - 3pm

Kids under 16 years go free,usual adult admission charges apply

Join in with activities and crafts every Monday during school holidays.


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Stone Age to Iron Age @ The Bowes Museum


29 August 2017

10.00 - 12.00 or 1.30 - 3.30

£4.50 per child

See a variety of Stone, Bronze and Iron Age artefacts in the galleries before making a clay pot in the style of a Bronze Age beaker


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Animal Hand Painting @ Cherryburn


29 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

You don't need brushes or pencils to make art... just use your hands!


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Engineering Challenge: Innovation Tuesdays @ Cragside


29 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Calling all inventors... this activity's for you


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Family Ukulele Workshop @ Arts Centre Washington


30 August 2017

1 - 2pm

£4.00 // £4 each / £6 (adult and child)

Learn your first chords and join in as we all play and sing some fun songs together.


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Make A Bee Box: Wildlife Wednesdays @ Cragside


30 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Make a cosy home for our buzzy chums


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Terrific Tudors @ The Bowes Museum


31 August 2017

10.30 - 4.00

Meet a Tudor maid and learn about a Tudor feast before making a herb filled bag called a tussy-mussy and creating a Tudor inspired headdress to wear!


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Print Fun @ Cherryburn


31 August 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Meet the printers and find out how a printing press works, then have a go at making a crafty printed masterpiece.


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Victorians @ The Bowes Museum


01 September 2017

10.30 - 4.00

Try a variety of Victorian themed crafts including writing with a dippy pen and learn how to make a proddy mat


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Family Fun Fridays @ Durham Cathedral


01 September 2017

11.00am - 3.00pm

Family craft activities linked to the Magna Carta and Forest Charters exhibition in the collections gallery.


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Acklam Hall Summer Festival 2017 @ Acklam Hall


03 September 2017

10am- 6pm

Free Entry

Acklam Hall will be hosting its second Summer Festival filled with entertainment for all the family!


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Chutney and Preserve Making Workshop @ Wynyard Hall


12 September 2017

10am – 12noon

£25 per adult

Making jam, chutneys and pickles at home is a wonderful past time!


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1940s Canteen Dance Party @ Life Science Centre


15 September 2017

Adult Event £29.50 // Table of 10 £275.00

Pin up those curls for a fabulous 40s night, featuring the vintage sounds of The Bluebirds and a classic themed menu


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Handcrafted Wedding Market @ The Witham


17 September 2017

11am - 3pm

Free admission

Handmade inspiration for all occasions


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Car Boot Sale @ Souter Lighthouse


17 September 2017

10:00 - 15:00

£10.00 sellers, per vehicle

Pick up a bargain or clear your clutter.


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Fun Day @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


24 September 2017

10.00am - 4.00pm

Come along to Head of Steam to celebrate the birthday of the S&DR


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Introduction to Knife Skills @ Wynyard Hall


24 September 2017

2pm – 4pm

£35 per adult

Mastering basic knife skills is one of the most essential parts of cooking.


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Little Legs Leaf Collecting @ Wallington


25 September 2017 - 05 November 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Get stuck in clearing the falling leaves in the courtyard this autumn.


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Pre-school Day @ Life Science Centre


26 September 2017

9.30am – 3.00pm

£7.50 per adult. Accompanying children (aged 4 and under) go free.

These regular events provide a delightful opportunity for young children (under 4s) to enjoy and explore the Science Centre.


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Funny Stuff For Happy People - Kids Comedy @ Arts Centre Washington


30 September 2017

2pm

£6.50

Kids! Do you need somewhere to take your adults without them getting bored and going in a huff?


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LDN Wrestling @ The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth


30 September 2017

7.30pm

Tickets: £12.50 & £10.50 / £42 family of 4

Come and see the larger-than-life characters from all corners of the world do battle inside the ring


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The Tiger Who Came To Tea @ The Maltings, Berwick


03 October 2017

1.30pm /4pm

£13 (£10 each for school groups of 10+)

Direct from a SMASH-HIT West End Season, the Olivier Award nominee adaptation comes to The Maltings!


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Baroque Theatre present: The Three Musketeers @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


08 October 2017

3:00 pm

£8 / £6 concession / £25 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)

Cry ‘All for one and one for all,’ this winter as we join D’Artagnan and his friends


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Leaf @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


11 October 2017

10.00am, 11.30am & 1.30pm

£6.50

Join us as we tell the life story of a very special leaf in this warm, intimate and playful new piece for 3 years and under


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Jack & Billy @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


14 October 2017

11.00am & 2.00pm

Up to £8.50

Expect lots of trippety-trap fun with these beautifully made cloth puppets.


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Pre-school Day @ Life Science Centre


17 October 2017

9.30am – 3.00pm

£7.50 per adult. Accompanying children (aged 4 and under) go free.

These regular events provide a delightful opportunity for young children (under 4s) to enjoy and explore the Science Centre.


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A Square World @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


18 October 2017 - 19 October 2017

Wednesday 10.00am & 1.30pm // Thursday 9.30am & 11.15am

£6.50, £22 family ticket

A Square World looks at the unfairness of being left out in a world designed for everyone else but yourself


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iPet @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


19 October 2017 - 20 October 2017

Thursday 4.30pm // Friday 9.30am & 11.15am

£6.50, £22 family ticket

iPet is a hilarious performance for the young audiences filled with movement, magic and music.


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Leaf @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


19 October 2017

9.30am, 11.00am & 1.15pm

£6.50 (family ticket priced £22)

Framed within an evocative soundscape, this is the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young.


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The Party @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


19 October 2017

7.00pm

£6.50 (family ticket priced £22)

The Party is a fast-paced, acrobatic circus show about friends and not always getting what you want


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Little Red Riding Hood @ The Witham


19 October 2017

1:30 pm

£6.50 child | £22 family

My, my, what a big imagination you have!


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An Evening With Anton Edelman and Gerard Basset @ Durham Cathedral


20 October 2017

7.00pm

Following a sell-out fine dining experience in October 2016, legendary chef Anton Edelmann and Master Sommelier Gerard Basset will return to the Undercroft Restaurant


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A Square World @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


20 October 2017

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

£6.00 / £22 family ticket.

A Square World looks at the unfairness of being left out in a world designed for everyone else but yourself.


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Little Red Riding Hood @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


20 October 2017 - 21 October 2017

Friday 1.30pm // Saturday 11.00am

£6.50 (family ticket priced £22)

Retrace Little Red Riding Hood’s path in the woods with two little ones as they play a game of ‘what-if’ and pretend


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Autumn Fayre @ West Auckland Memorial Community Centre


21 October 2017

13:30 to 15:30

Admission 20p

There is always a display put on by the girls who attend the Hip Hop & Street Dancing on a Tuesday


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Halloween Half Term @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens


21 October 2017 - 29 October 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Join us for frightening fun this October half term at Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens


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How to be a Roman Soldier @ Chesters Roman Fort and Museum


21 October 2017 - 29 October 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Have you got what it takes to be a Roman soldier?


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Halloween Half Term @ Warkworth Castle and Hermitage


21 October 2017 - 29 October 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Discover the castle’s gruesome history, gather round for spooky storytelling and take part in a creepy trail this October half term.


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Autumn Fayre @ West Auckland Memorial Community Centre


21 October 2017

13:30 to 15:30

Admission 20p

Cake Stall, Raffle, Tombola, Bric a Brac, Toys, Jewellery, Books, CD's, DVD's, & Craft Stalls


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Pumpkin Week @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens


21 October 2017 - 29 October 2017

Join us for frightening fun this October half term at Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens


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Funny Bones & Hallowe'en Fun @ Wallington


21 October 2017 - 29 October 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Whether you're a scary monster or a spell casting witch, come along to Wallington to start Hallowe'en celebrations.


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Leaf @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


21 October 2017

11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.00pm

£6.50 (family ticket priced £22)

Framed within an evocative soundscape, this is the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young.


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The Party @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


21 October 2017

4.00pm

£6.50 (family ticket priced £22)

The Party is a fast-paced, acrobatic circus show about friends and not always getting what you want


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Halloween Little BOO! @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


22 October 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm

Normal entrance fee.

Come along to our specially decorated museum in your favourite Halloween Costume


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Silver Spiders @ The Bowes Museum


23 October 2017

10.30 - 4.00

Inspired by our Silver and Metals gallery, children can try a variety of fun crafts on a spider theme


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Marvellous Mondays @ Segedunum Roman Fort


23 October 2017

11am - 3pm

Kids under 16 years go free,usual adult admission charges apply

Join in with activities and crafts every Monday during school holidays.


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Hallowe'en Half Term Holidays @ Washington Old Hall


23 October 2017 - 29 October 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come and join us for Hallowe'en half term, there are lots of activities for the whole family


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Spooky Folk Tales – Family Fun Day @ The Bowes Museum


24 October 2017

11.00 - 4.00

Popular storyteller Adam Bushnell is back, telling his spooky tales which are being published in his new book Durham Folk Tales


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Halloween Crafts @ The Bowes Museum


25 October 2017 - 26 October 2017

10.30 - 12.00 or 1.30 - 3.00

£4.00 per child

Be brave and take part in fun Halloween themed craft activities


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Frightwater Valley @ Lightwater Valley


26 October 2017 - 29 October 2017

Join us for our annual Halloween spooktacular as all manner of ghastly ghosts and gruesome ghouls lurk within the shadows of the theme park


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Hallowe'en Fun @ Souter Lighthouse


26 October 2017 - 28 October 2017

11:00 - 16:00

£2.00 per child

Enjoy haunting fun at Souter this Hallowe'en.


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Planting Tulips @ The Bowes Museum


27 October 2017

10.30 - 4.00

Be inspired by the Turkish Tulips exhibition and plant a tulip in the Museum grounds before creating a watercolour painting to take home


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Liz Pichon & the Tom Gates Brilliant Bands & Doodle Live Show @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


27 October 2017

1.00pm

Tickets are priced £16.50 adults, £56 family ticket (Must be booked in advance, limited availability. 2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Hugely popular author and illustrator, Liz Pichon, is best known for her award-winning series Tom Gates.


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Dogs Don’t Do Ballet @ Arts Centre Washington


28 October 2017

11am + 2pm

£7.00

Based on the bestselling children's book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie


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Elmer @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


01 November 2017

1.30pm & 4.30pm

Up to £8.50

Full of original song, audience participation, colourful costumes, come and join Elmer on a vibrant, musical safari


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Shark in the Park @ The Maltings, Berwick


02 November 2017

4.15pm

All tickets £8

Come Shark hunting at The Maltings...


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Fabulous Fireworks @ Lightwater Valley


04 November 2017

Standard park admission applies

Join us for a fabulous firework spectacular, choreographed to music and set over our picturesque Swan Lake


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The Dream Factory @ Arts Centre Washington


04 November 2017

11am + 2pm

£6.50

Have you ever wondered where dreams come from? Or how they get into your head?


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Mister Maker & the Shapes Live! @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


05 November 2017

1.30pm & 4.00pm

£14.50 (£11 concession)

Join CBeebies’ Mister Maker in his hit live theatre tour!


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Festive Gift Fair @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens


11 November 2017 - 12 November 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Beat the Christmas rush a far more leisurely and pleasurable Christmas shopping experience at Belsay Hall


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Canny Carnival: Festival of Arts for 5’s and Under @ Arts Centre Washington


11 November 2017

11am + 2pm

£8.00 / £5.00 (conc)

Roll up, roll up and join us for Canny Carnival, a mini festival of theatre, dance, music and art for you and your minis aged 5 and under!


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Rock and Roller @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


15 November 2017

10.00am Baby session (under 24 months) // 11.15am & 1.15pm Pre-school session (4 and under)

£5.50 for one adult and one child, £3 for additional people

An experimental pre-school session led by creative company ‘Chalk’ involving music, colour and mark making


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Festive Shopping Fayre @ Wynyard Hall


16 November 2017 - 19 November 2017

10am – 5pm

Advance : Adults £6 / Children under 13 £3 / Concessions £3 (available Thursday and Friday only) // On the door: Adults £7 / Children under 13 £4 / Concessions £4 (available Thursday and Friday only)

The smell of gingerbread, mulled wine and the soft sound of carol singers will really get you in the Christmas spirit.


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Christmas Market 2017 @ Auckland Castle


17 November 2017

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

More than 40 local food producers and artisan craftspeople will be laying out their stalls as the formal garden is transformed into a festive shopper’s haven.


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Sparkles and Smiles @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


23 November 2017

7.30pm

£10.00

National demonstrator Catherine Gledhill presents a Christmas floral art demonstration


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The Witham's Christmas Do 2017 @ The Witham


24 November 2017

7.30 pm

£50 early bird fee until 1st September (£60 thereafter)

Come & celebrate the festive season with stand-up comedy, live music and great food.


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Peter Pan @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


28 November 2017 - 21 January 2018

Tickets from £13. Prices subject to change; book early save more

Hook your seats early for the North East’s biggest and most spectacular pantomime and join the record-breaking trio of Clive, Danny & Chris for an unmissable adventure to Neverland


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Pre-school Day @ Life Science Centre


28 November 2017

9.30am – 3.00pm

£7.50 per adult. Accompanying children (aged 4 and under) go free.

These regular events provide a delightful opportunity for young children (under 4s) to enjoy and explore the Science Centre.


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The Witham's Christmas Do 2017 @ The Witham


01 December 2017

7.30 pm

£50 early bird fee until 1st September (£60 thereafter)

Come & celebrate the festive season with stand-up comedy, live music and great food.


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Cinderella @ The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth


02 December 2017 - 10 December 2017

£13.50 & £12.50

Join the Prince as he sets out to find the stunning mysterious girl who bewitched him!


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Father Christmas Comes to Souter @ Souter Lighthouse


02 December 2017 - 03 December 2017

12:00 - 18:30

£12.00 per child

Father Christmas makes his annual visit to Souter.


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Gibside Festive Market @ Gibside


02 December 2017

10:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come and explore a variety of market stalls and pick up the perfect Christmas gift.


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Mrs Claus’ Kitchen @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


04 December 2017 - 30 December 2017

Various

£6.50-£7.50

With original music, puppetry and live performance, this interactive show needs the audience to help Mrs Claus get her kitchen back in order.


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Annual Charity Town Quiz @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


06 December 2017

7:00 pm

£10 per team

Glynn Wales is once again quizmaster in the toughest quiz around.


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Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


08 December 2017 - 31 December 2017

Various

14 - £22, Groups 10+ get 1 free (except Christmas Eve). Boxes £132, Youth & School group offers available

Mirror, Mirror on the wall… What’s the greatest panto of them all?


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Winter Carnival Christmas Parties @ Wynyard Hall


08 December 2017 - 09 December 2017

£45 per person

This year, Wynyard Hall is injecting a little Rio flare (with a festive twist) into its Christmas party nights!


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Santa at the Station @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


09 December 2017 - 10 December 2017

10.00am - 4.00pm

Entrance fee applies and booking is essential, contact museum

Meet Santa in our magical grotto and receive a Christmas present


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Father Christmas Comes to Souter @ Souter Lighthouse


09 December 2017 - 10 December 2017

12:00 - 18:30

£12.00 per child

Father Christmas makes his annual visit to Souter.


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The Princess and the Pea @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


11 December 2017 - 13 December 2017

Monday 1.00pm & 4.00pm // Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00am & 1.00pm

Up to £6.50

Become part of this playful and comic story of a prince in search of a ‘real’ princess, a clever queen, a girl who is not as she first appears, a tower of mattresses and of course a tiny pea.


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Jack & The Beanstalk @ Sunderland Empire


15 December 2017 - 07 January 2018

Various times

£11.90 - £30.90 plus £2.85 transaction fee

From the producers behind Sleeping Beauty comes a pantomime that’s guaranteed to scale great heights and offer you a gigantic helping of magic


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Enchanted Christmas Garden @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens


15 December 2017 - 23 December 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

A magical experience awaits at Belsay Hall this Christmas when our gardens are transformed into a winter wonderland


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Winter Carnival Christmas Parties @ Wynyard Hall


15 December 2017 - 16 December 2017

£45 per person

This year, Wynyard Hall is injecting a little Rio flare (with a festive twist) into its Christmas party nights!


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Santa at the Station @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


16 December 2017 - 17 December 2017

10.00am - 4.00pm

Entrance fee applies and booking is essential, contact museum

Meet Santa in our magical grotto and receive a Christmas present


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Christmas Market @ The Bowes Museum


16 December 2017 - 17 December 2017

10.00 - 4.00

cost TBC

The annual Christmas Market will take place this weekend...


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Father Christmas Comes to Souter @ Souter Lighthouse


16 December 2017 - 17 December 2017

12:00 - 18:30

£12.00 per child

Father Christmas makes his annual visit to Souter.


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Gibside Festive Market @ Gibside


16 December 2017

10:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come and explore a variety of market stalls and pick up the perfect Christmas gift.


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Lorna’s Christmas Favourites: Cooking demonstration and Q&A @ The Maltings, Berwick


16 December 2017

7pm

£12.50 (£10 - £11 concs)

MasterChef 2017 finalist, Lorna Robertson returns to her home turf to cook a selction of Christmassy recipes to give you some truly festive inspiration!


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Fairy Tale Tour @ Sunderland Empire


17 December 2017 - 30 December 2017

11am each day - check the Sunderland Empire website for specific dates

£6.50 no booking fees

Following the success of our sell-out interactive tours last Christmas, our Fairy Tale Family Tours are back!


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Northumberland Theatre Company present: The Princess and the Goblin @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


21 December 2017

6:30 pm

£10 / £8 concession

Princess Irene is to be the bride of the goblin king’s son; unfortunately he hasn’t actually asked her yet.


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New Year's Eve 2017 Science Takeover @ Life Science Centre


31 December 2017

£29.50 per person, Early Bird offer £25.50

Every nook and cranny of Life Science Centre will be filled with entertainment, including glow performers, bongo drummers and a live DJ set!


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New Year's Eve 2017 @ The Witham


31 December 2017

8 pm

£45 all tickets

Dance the night away and support The Witham at the same time!


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Peter Pan Relaxed Performance @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


16 January 2018

12noon

Tickets are priced at £9

Relaxed Performances’ are specifically designed to welcome people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorders into theatres


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Bear & Butterfly @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


24 January 2018

1.30pm and 4.30pm

£7 (£5 concession)

Bear likes peace and quiet. Other folk are bothering and Bear does not like to be bothered.


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Auld Lang Science @ Life Science Centre


26 January 2018

Adult Event £32.50 //Table of 10 £305.00 (over 18s only)

Enjoy ceilidh dancing and a Burns Night supper of haggis, neeps and tatties – plus a few of our own twists on the traditional celebration.


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Monstersaurus! @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


04 February 2018

11.30am & 2.00pm

£12 (£10 concession)

This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good!


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Half Term Fun @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens


10 February 2018 - 18 February 2018

Join us for family fun this half term with interactive activities for all ages.


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Teletubbies Live @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


10 February 2018 - 11 February 2018

10am, 1pm and 4pm

Tickets from £13.50, family ticket available

See the iconic, world famous Teletubbies in their first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones.


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Mother's Day Lunch @ Life Science Centre


11 March 2018

Adult Event £22.50 // Child Event £11.50

Give mam a real treat: a delicious lunch that isn’t a bore for the children!


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The Owl and the Pussycat @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


27 March 2018

10.30am & 1.30pm

£7 (£5 concession)

A joyful journey for energetic little explorers and their grownups


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What the Ladybird Heard @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


08 June 2018 - 10 June 2018

1.30pm & 4.30pm Fri & Sat, 10.30am & 1.30pm Sun

Tickets are priced £13, school tickets £10 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun!


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Awful Auntie @ Sunderland Empire


28 June 2018 - 01 July 2018

Various times each day, check the website for more details

Tickets £22.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee

When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger!


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